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The mission of the School of Economics and Management is to educate and train students so that they can contribute to local communities and beyond. We aim to assist students in learning how to respond to changes in society due to globalization and innovation. Our long-term objective is that, through acquiring interdisciplinary knowledge based on economics and business administration and by enhancing analytical, problem solving, and communication abilities, our students will develop initiative and ethical principles that will enable them to bring about beneficial changes in society.
In addition to the above, our goals for the Global Business Course, in particular, are to help our students expand their learning and interests to include developing an understanding of the cultures, societies, and histories of various regions of the world in order to be instrumental in working on global public and private issues after they graduate.


Intensive Japanese classes for foreign students to prepare for living in Japan.
All other classes conducted in English.
Limited class size, to ensure quality education.
Seminars for developing practical presentation, discussion, and research skills.
Opportunities to participate in internships and other activities off campus.
Living in the on-campus dormitory for the first year in order to have opportunities for intercultural exchanges and to improve intercultural understanding and communication skills.
All Global Business Course students will be awarded a Bachelor of Economics degree upon graduating.

Number of GBC Students by Country/Region of Origin

Country/Region 2019 Enrollment 2020 Enrollment 2021 Enrollment
Bangladesh 2 1
Belarus 1
Bhutan 1
Cambodia 1
China 1 2
India 1 1 4
Indonesia 7 6 5
Japan 52 43 48
Malaysia 3 1
Mexico 1
Mongolia 2
Nepal 1 1
Pakistan 2 3
Philippines 1
Romania 2 1 3
Thailand 14 4 10
Turkey 1
Vietnam 6 6 7
Zambia 1
Zimbabwe 1
Taiwan 5 4 3
Total 92 75 92

(Data as of November 19, 2021)

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