Graduate School of Commerce

Based on the degree to be awarded, lecture courses are divided into five fields (business administration, accounting, commerce, finance, and economics). Students can choose among these to specialize in a particular field, and they can also deepen their individual research in other areas, utilizing a wide range of educational and research resources. In the Master's Program, the "Research Course" is designed to provide researchers with a wealth of academic knowledge, while the "Business Course" offers businesspersons opportunities to acquire skills and qualifications ensuring unique insight and outstanding expertise, according to each individual’s desired career path. In addition, students have various options for presenting the results of their research: They can publish papers in multiple publications within the University, and in the doctoral program they can participate in projects and fora at the University's Corporate Research Institute. The Graduate School also has numerous faculty members specializing in diverse fields who teach lecture and seminar courses and provide substantial educational and research support. Another significant feature of the doctoral program is that the writing of doctoral dissertations is systematically supported to a certain level of completion, with advance guidance and opportunities for substantive review.

Welcome to the Graduate School of Commerce

Amid rapid globalization and ICT development in recent years, it is getting difficult to foresee what the world will be like even in just 10 years’ time. Graduate school is the best opportunity for learning before entering such a complex society.

You may imagine your future self in a variety of ways, and the Graduate School of Commerce provides two courses in the Master’s program: the Research Course and the Business Course.

The Research Course is for students who wish to proceed to more in-depth research in the field they have studied, including management, accounting, commerce, finance and economics, as well as for students who are originally from other fields but are interested in the challenges facing current businesses. Students who aspire to become researchers proceed to the doctoral program after the Research Course.

The Business Course is for students who aim to become active players in the world of business. Traditionally, non-science college education focuses on general learning for students to become prepared to acquire practical skills through OJT. However, as society becomes increasingly globalized, it is becoming necessary for non-science students to acquire analytical skills and language skills for practical work, as well as highly specialized knowledge of business and management. Besides joining a company, there is another career path as well, starting your own business as a Certified Public Tax Accountant or Certified Public Accountant, by acquiring appropriate qualifications.

In short, the Graduate School of Commerce welcomes you with two Master Program courses, and we proudly offer curriculum run by faculty members who specialize in various fields related to Commerce. You will be able to cultivate expertise by acquiring the latest knowledge in commerce, and to grow further as an individual by mastering studies in related fields. Join us and seize the opportunity to open your future.

Yoshihiko HAKAMATA Dean, Graduate School of Commerce