To aim at acquiring practical ability and qualifications utilized for business.
Economics is the study to research “maximum happiness” of society by thinking about the distribution methods of limited resources around the world. Social welfare, represented by pensions and medical insurance, is a system to realize a happier life among people by sharing burdens related to aging and illness by the entire society. We can think of what they should be by capturing the perspective of national happiness with respect to public projects by improving roads and bridges, police and firefighting and national security in order to safely protect people. In recent years, an economic index, “GNH (Gross National Happiness)” measuring the concept of society from the perspective of national happiness has gained attention, which allows us to reconsider social happiness and review what society should be from the perspective of national happiness and what efforts have been actively made. By studying these fields of economics broadly, you should consider happiness and develop an eye to look at society to utilize it for problem solving in the real world.
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Economics, Professor Hitoshi Kugenuma
Features of Department
- Focusing on individual instruction by small group seminars, etc., to develop people who can utilize economic theory in society.
- To improve professionalism through three courses and expand future potential.
- To develop practical ability and communication ability through “company internship” and unique overseas language study.
- Enhanced support of students who aim at taking qualifications for the Affiliated Financial Planner (AFP) and becoming a civil servant (Local Senior, Police, Fire Bureau)
How to study in the Department of Economics
Department of Economics offers three courses in which students can acquire professional knowledge and analysis methods in finance, public policy and modern economics. Students deeply study specialized themes of economics in small-group seminars and also take on the challenge of internships at companies in Japan and overseas and acquisition of qualifications, and for that purpose we provide environment which significantly develops the potential of each student. We focus on career education to autonomously develop the ability to create a future for themselves.
Modern Economy Course
Develop “business persons” who are immediately effective.
In collaboration with companies in Kyoto, our local town, students learn about the “present” of economic society. By analyzing social phenomena, reported in the news, by economic methods and develop the ability to apply these methods.
Public Policy Course (Civil Servant)
What are the society-changing policies?
This is a course for students who desire to be civil servants. Students study current problems, think about policies and administration to realize a better society and develop the ability to enable them to work as civil servants and in public institutions.
To be professionals of finance
Students learn the mechanisms of financial markets and financing methods of companies and the knowledge of financial practices, including fund management of individuals. This course is appropriate for students who desire to work at financial institutions or to be financial planners.
Challenge problem solving study. Small group seminars
Under the instructions of the adviser, seminars where students autonomously study in a small class of about 15 students will be held during the four years at the University. Students learn from basic research skills how to collect materials and how to write reports and also presentation skills, making presentations in front of other students, and research and study methods. In the 3rd and 4th year, students participate in research activities, setting specialized themes. This course will develop “practical intelligence” aiming at problem solving through autonomous study.
Support to open up a bright future – career education
How to utilize the knowledge of economics in society and how to build up rewarding life as an individual. The Department of Economics also focuses on career education. In addition to thinking about “career design” and designing your own career, “life planning and finance” thinking about life design in terms of money and “internships” developing job concepts through work experience, we offer to 3rd year students “career support practical course” in addition to specialized research seminars. Those who have concerns about employment or have not determined their future goals will be certain to see a bright future in the Department of Economics where you can acquire the method that maximizes your options, while learning the mechanisms of society in addition to these career subjects.
To be a professional asset planner with “AFP” – Support in acquisition of qualifications
The Department of Economics offers an excellent track record in acquiring qualifications. For example, you can acquire “AFP,” one of the qualifications for financial planners. Financial planners are professionals who develop funding plans under a future life design based on income, expenditure and debt and family composition of each individual, which is strongly demanded in the field of business, including financial institutions. It is generally necessary to attend seminars for more than 68 hours, however, at the Department of Economics, “AFP Certified Education Institution,” you can complete seminars by taking the subjects of “Introduction to Finance” and “Financial Planning I, II, III.”
Qualifications and Employment
Targeted Qualifications *National Qualifications
- Tax Accountant*
- Certified Financial Planner (senior qualification for financial planner)
- Affiliated Financial Planner (intermediate qualification for financial planner)
- Financial Planning Certified Skilled Worker (3rd Grade)
- Labor and Social Security Attorney*
- Real Estate Transaction Specialist*
- General Travel Agency Manager*
- Medium and Small Business Consultant*
- STEP TEST (1st Grade)
- TOEFL® iBT (over 90)
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Future Career Options after Graduation
- Finance and insurance business (banks, securities companies, insurance companies, financial planners, securities analysts, etc.)
- Service business (accommodation business, including hotels, travel agencies and restaurants, etc.)
- Information and communication business (IT business, telecommunication companies, broadcasting companies, mass media and advertisements, etc.)
- Wholesale and retail business (distribution business, including supermarkets, department stores, convenience stores and shop operations, etc.)
- Manufacturing business (clerks and sales personnel of various manufacturing companies)
- Civil Servants (National civil servants, local government staff, policemen and firefighters, etc.)
Future Career Options after Graduation
You can assume active leadership roles in various fields, including entrepreneurship and business successor.
To develop human resources as described in this department’s educational goals, we seek students who have a clear sense of purpose and passion, basic knowledge regarding curricula and subjects that they completed in high school, Japanese language proficiency through which they can convey their own ideas, a willingness to positively attempt to solve various problems, and attitude toward actively engaging in activities, and toward making efforts for mutual understanding by communicating effectively with others.
- Knowledge and skills
- We seek students who are full of curiosity concerning the knowledge of economics, and who have understood this department’s educational goal, “Acquisition and utilization of the knowledge of economics.”
- We seek students who aim to acquire an ability to consider economic society from a multi-faceted perspective.
- Ability to think, to judge, and to express oneself
- We seek students who aim to acquire an ability to consider economic society based on a wide range of basic academic skills in economics, and the ability to transmit the resulting considerations.
- Attitude toward learning independently and in cooperation with a wide variety of people
- We seek students who are interested in and concerned about social economic trends, and who aim to acquire the ability to acquire and utilize knowledge together with other people.