Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Hyogo

University of Hyogo

About Us

Greetings from the Department Chair

In recent years, the world has undergone significant changes due to global events with profound impact such as the COVID-19 pandemic, an intensifying geopolitical competition between the US and China, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. As a result, there has been a growing recognition of importance of understanding the intricate interactions between nations, businesses, and individuals across borders. At our department, we strive to provide a comprehensive education in global business that equips our graduates with essential skills and knowledge to thrive in today's rapidly changing world. Our goal is to nurture our graduates and prepare them to become successful international business professionals and global civil servants who can make a positive impact on the world. Let us work together towards building a brighter future.

Yamaguchi Takahide, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Business

Department of Global Business

The Department of Global Business, where all classes are taught in English, is associated with the Global Business Course in the School of Economics and Management. Its primary goal is to nurture global business professionals and international civil servants who can contribute on a global scale. In addition to economics and management, the program emphasizes problem-solving skills that help students connect with people in diverse and multicultural environments, understand differences, and overcome divergent values, worldviews, and historical perspectives to address challenges. The Department of Global Business provides enrollment options for both April and September.

Education and Research Purpose

The Department of Global Business aims to cultivate graduates who possess specialized knowledge and skills in both Japanese and international business, as well as the ability to adapt to different cultures to be able to succeed in the global marketplace. Graduates should also possess the skills to identify academically significant issues and conduct logical analyses using theoretical frameworks. Furthermore, they should be able to apply their acquired specialized knowledge and skills to contribute to society.