The Faculty of Economics

  • Department of Economics (2019 enrollment limit: 340 students) Established in 1967
Studies are split into the three specialized courses of Household Economics, Corporate Economics, and Public Economics based on the requirements of modern society. Students study the latest knowledge in economics dedicated to analyzing current conditions in the real economy. The specializations of the students are furthered to suit their chosen career paths and the Faculty helps develop human resources who can correctly read the circumstances of society and have the strength to survive in modern society.

Developing Personal Initiative and Capacity Toward Responding to Problems.

Through seminars and other small-group forms of education, we cultivate students' ability to perform independent research in areas of personal interest. Through study of basic socioeconomic system knowledge as well as the basic mechanisms for systemic change, we develop people with the capability to respond to problems, from identifying issues to formulating solutions.

Towards problem-solving type learning

The students and teaching staff from the Faculty of Economics will become actively involved in the problems experienced by local companies, local governments, and schools and invoke state-of-the-art knowledge from economics to communicate policies to solve those issues. The learning process will take students beyond the classroom and allow them to develop products along with companies. There are also plenty of opportunities to discuss what they learn directly with leaders from politics, government, and finance. Study is offered that is filled with intellectual excitement.

Setting Sights on the Future by Developing the Ability to Seek Out a Career Path.

From matriculation onwards, through small-group seminar and self-directed learning systems, career training, and internship systems and courses, we develop students' capacities to make career choices after graduation that are both appropriate and in line with their aspirations. Starting during the second semester of their second year, students deepen their knowledge in the service of their goals for the future through specialized courses.

Department of Economics

Students choose the course that best serves their career path and aptitudes from the latter half of the second year

Corporate Economics Course

Students master knowledge and skills for the purpose of being active in modern corporate society. Based on an overview of future industrial development and structural changes, this is a course from which students learn about corporate economics and practical analysis. The course develops individuals who will be able to perform as members of the business community in regional economies and international venues.

Public Economics Course

Gaining an understanding of public systems and public policy such as financial administration, social security, and money and banking, students master knowledge and skills that enable them to perform in the public sector and financial services sector. This is the course best suited for those who aspire to careers in national or local government, nonprofit organizations or local financial institutions.

Household Economics course

In this course, which is scheduled to start accepting students in 2019, students will master the economic knowledge they will need in the context of real life, including knowledge necessary for living in regional society. There will be extensive coursework to help students earn various qualifications. We’re also preparing plans to foster participation by both male and female students as well as courses to deepen understanding of working women with the goal of promoting female participation in the workplace.

Classes that meet the needs of students in terms of starting careers, acquiring certification, and networking with the community

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Career training support

A host of career training support activities are provided from the first year in order to assist students in initiating a future career path. Inviting instructors from finance think tanks and companies, we organize corporate analyses and workshops about how to handle interviews and employment examinations.

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Support in taking exams and getting certification

Assistance is provided in preparing for civil service examinations and obtaining licenses (bookkeeping, financial planning) through regular classes and extracurricular courses.

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Collaboration with the community and business

We are involved in invigorating the community. Students cooperate with agricultural and fishing businesses as well as other companies in Kobe to develop new products, in the Kobe Nisangaroku Project and won second place in this contest.

Detailed information is available in the Faculty of Economics newsletter.