INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF JAPAN
50 + Nationalities on Campus
Graduate School of International Relations MA in Int’l Relations, I nt’l Development, Economics, and Public Management Graduate School of International Management Master of Business Administration 2019-2020
The International University of Japan (IUJ) was created in 1982, as Japan graduate-school-only university, by bold leaders with a unique vision representing business, government and world organizations. IUJ equips students with interdisciplinary skills in politics, economics and management, as well as historical and cultural perspectives to take on current global issues in their chosen profession. Oering an English-only curriculum to students from 50+ countries taught by a highly qualied faculty, IUJ boasts master’ s and doctoral degree in two graduate schools: GSIR – Graduate School of International Relations GSIM – Graduate School of International Management With active interdisciplinary research initiatives and an interactive alumni network of more than 4,500 graduates from over 135 countries / regions, IUJ is making eective use of our global outreach to link up world organizations, businesses and governments both in and outside of Japan. In September, 2014, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) selected IUJ for its Top Global University Project. In February, 2018, the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM), IUJ obtained accreditation from AACSB international, the world’ s leading authority on quality assurance of business school.
Aims of the school
1. The International University of Japan is a private post graduate institution founded with the extensive support of Japan's industrial, nancial and educational circles and of administrative in the area where it was established. Its administrative policy, based on a spirit of progressive internationalism, is open and autonomous. 2. The graduate school of the International University of Japan is a new professional school whose primary purpose is to educate capable young men and women and develop in them a high level of interdisciplinary and specialized knowledge which they can put to practical use in the international arena.
Sohei Nakayama The rst chairman
Shoei Utsuda Chairman
In 1976, the Foundation for the Establishment of the International University of Japan Representatives of Promoters of the International University of Japan: Tadashi Sasaki, Toshio Doko, Shigeo Nagano, Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives Chairman, Japan Federation of Economic Organizations President, The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tatsuzo Mizukami, Sohei Nakayama,
President, Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. Advisor, The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
Hiroyuki Itami President of IUJ
P resident's M essage
“Learn about the world, Learn about Japan”
International University of Japan (IUJ) is an extremely unique university, and this uniqueness is our biggest asset.
Located in the charming Japanese countryside, IUJ’ s language of instruction is English and our programs provide a globally-recognized graduate education in the elds of International Relations and International Management. In addition to this, our student body and their daily lives are also unique. More than 80% of our students hail from outside Japan, with a majority of them coming from various nations across Asia and Africa. Our university’ s on-campus dormitories are surrounded by the beautiful nature of Niigata and students spend time together for their studies and daily life activities. These everyday interactions give our students the opportunity to learn from each other and share their respective cultures and customs, creating an environment where cross-cultural interaction is the norm. It gives students the chance to learn about the world in both academic and personal settings. We also provide an educational environment in which our students can learn about Japan. Last year, we started the Japan-Global Development Program, by expanding our courses on Japanese politics, economics, business, and management practices. The new program is comprised of sixteen courses and allows students to understand the methods behind Japanese development and implement them in their home countries. Best of all, the course is open to students in any of our graduate programs. A university where students can learn extensively about Japan in English is quite special.
Why don’ t you join this unique institution and study to become a global leader?
Akihiko Nakano (Japan)
International Development Program Class of 2009 Ministry of Foreign Aairs Western Europe Division
＜ Classmate’ s Wedding in Hanoi ＞ Many alumni reunited from Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar and Hong Kong
From Japan to the World
“A university with an international atmosphere and global connections”
June 2019 marked the tenth anniversary of my graduation from IUJ’ s International Development Program, and on reection, my time there set the course for my professional career. My primary motivation for choosing IUJ was a desire to study development economics in English and to change my future career in that eld. Although the International Development Program was challenging, I greatly enjoyed my time at IUJ thanks to my wonderful friends and the faculty members. The past decade has been lled with career experiences in Southeast Asia, which has a signicant connection to my years at IUJ. After graduating, I started working as a junior program ocer at a research institute in Tokyo. In 2010, I moved to Hanoi to work as an economic researcher at the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam. From there, I’ ve worked as a country ocer at JICA Headquarters focusing on projects with Myanmar and Cambodia, and in Thailand researching development issues in the Mekong region. The Southeast Asia region is where many IUJ alumni are extremely active, and our bonds are exceptionally strong. For example, when I was working in Vietnam, there was a senpai (senior alumnus) in charge of international aairs at a Vietnamese government research institute. Even though our rst meeting was in Hanoi, we developed a good relationship through our shared IUJ connection and even collaborated in some of our works. I’ ve now returned to Japan to work for the Ministry of Foreign Aairs, and the international experience I gained at IUJ continues to support my current role working on bilateral issues between Japan and various European nations. The IUJ IDP prepared me well to understand the economics of country development and enhance my communication skills in an international setting. This is an extremely valuable opportunity that can’ t be replicated elsewhere.
Rosalia Ari Sulistyantari (Indonesia) Enterprise Business System Solutions Corporation (EBSS)
MBA Program Class of 2018
She plays an important role in a Japanese company as a precious global human resource ＜ Meeting at the oice ＞
From the world to Japan
“ A life-changing experience at IUJ ”
After graduating from IUJ with my MBA degree, I stayed in Japan and currently work for Enterprise Business System Solutions (EBSS) in Tokyo. Before coming to Japan, I worked for a multinational bank in Jakarta, Indonesia. After working there for several years, I felt the need to improve my knowledge and skills in business administration. I also wanted to enhance my career and explore new places. I had a long-time dream to live and work in Japan so I focused my search on MBA programs available here, which is when IUJ came to my attention. I was impressed by the extensive courses oered, the diversity of the students, and how alumni strengthen their careers after completing their studies. I decided to apply to the MBA program, and as expected, it was the right decision! During my two years at IUJ, I grew signicantly as a person and as a professional, gaining valuable knowledge and skills in business administration alongside various other achievements. Studying at IUJ also helped me score my current role in the consulting industry. My employer visited campus as part of a recruitment program, and my dreams came true when I received a job oer before I’ d even graduated. The consulting industry is brand new to me, but with the knowledge and skills I obtained from IUJ, I’ ve found the transition easy. In my role, I am handling a global project with stakeholders from dierent countries. Again, thanks to IUJ, I can adapt quickly to diverse international environments and manage projects like these eectively. Completing my MBA at IUJ opened many doors for me. I’ d recommend the university to anyone who wants to enhance their career - it’ s been an amazing, life-changing experience.
Ideal Education and Research Setting for Global Leaders
Advanced Practical Expertise
All Courses are Taught in English
Exchange Partnerships with Top Schools
Residential Campus in Multicultural Environment
98% receive Scholarship
Partnerships with Companies and Int’ l Organizations
Strong Alumni Network
Distribution of Countries/Regions (Students) As of May 1, 2019
Distribution of Countries/Regions (Alumni) As of July 1, 2019
Total 338 students 59 countries/regions
Male 197 Female 141
Total 4,548 alumni 136 countries/regions
Asia 209 (14 countries/region) Bangladesh(11) Cambodia(6) India(6) Indonesia(20) Laos(8) Malaysia(8) Mongolia(14) Myanmar(53) Nepal(12) Philippines(20) Sri Lanka(16) Taiwan(1) Thailand(11) Vietnam(23)
Male 3,246 Female 1,302
Asia 2,437 (22 countries/region) Bangladesh(120) Bhutan(12) Brunei(1) Cambodia(93) China(211) Hong Kong (11) India(170) Indonesia(571) Korea (ROK)(31) Laos(83) Malaysia(78) Mongolia(102) Myanmar(225) Nepal(51) Pakistan(35) Philippines(165) Singapore(19) Sri Lanka(74) Taiwan(17) Thailand(186) Timor-Leste(2) Vietnam(180) Oceania 22 (8 countries) Australia(7) Fiji(6) New Zealand(2) Papua New Guinea(3) Samoa(1) Tuvalu(1) Vanuatu(1) Solomon Islands(1) Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 258 (21 countries) Azerbaijan(3) Belarus(1) Bosnia & Herzegovina(2) Bulgaria(10) Czech(3) Estonia(1) Georgia(1) Hungary(3) Kazakhstan(12) Kyrgyz(64) Latvia(1) Lithuania(1) Moldova(1) Poland(2) Romania(10) Russia(6) Serbia(2) Tajikistan(22) Turkmenistan(3) Ukraine(2) Uzbekistan(108) Middle East 94 (12 countries/region) Afghanistan(39) Iran(3) Iraq(2) Jordan(7) Kuwait(1) Lebanon(2) Palestine(2) Saudi Arab(2) Syria(2) Turkey(32) UAE(1) Yemen(1) Africa 302 (40 countries) Algeria(1) Botswana(2) Burkina Faso(3) Burundi(1) Cameroon(3) Central Africa Republic(1) Chad(1) Congo(1) Congo DRC(2) Cote d'Ivoire(7) Djibouti(1) Egypt(13) Equatorial Guinea(3) Eritrea(1) Ethiopia(16) Gabon(1) Gambia(2) Ghana(60) Guinea(1) Kenya(28) Liberia(5) Madagascar(4) Malawi(4) Mauritania(4) Morocco(16) Mozambique(12) Niger(1) Nigeria(13) Sao Tome and Principe(1) Senegal(8) Seychelles(1) Sierra Leone(6) South Africa(18) South Sudan(1) Sudan(8) Tanzania(24) Tunisia(5) Uganda(5) Zambia(13) Zimbabwe(5) Western and Northern Europe 95 (14 countries) Denmark(3) Finland(1) France(20) Germany(12) Greece(2) Ireland(2) Italy(9) Netherlands(2) Norway(5) Slovakia(1) Spain(3) Sweden(1) Switzerland(1) UK(33)
Oceania 4 (3 countries) Fiji(2) Tuvalu(1) Vanuatu(1)
Eastern Europe & Central Asia 31 (5 countries) Kazakhstan(2) Kyrgyz(9) Tajikistan(4) Turkmenistan(1) Uzbekistan(15)
Middle East 4 (2 countries) Afghanistan(2) Syria(2)
Africa 61 (31 countries) Botswana(3) Burkina Faso(2) Burundi(2) Central Africa Republic(1) Chad(1) Congo(1) Cote d'Ivoire(1) Djibouti(2) Egypt(2) Equatorial Guinea(2) Eswatini(Swaziland)(1) Ethiopia(2) Gabon(1) Kenya(2) Lesotho(1) Madagascar(4) Mali(1) Mauritania(1) Morocco(5) Mozambique(2) Niger(1) Nigeria(1) Sao Tome and Principe(1) Senegal(2) South Africa(5) Sudan(1) Tanzania(3) Tunisia(3) Uganda(1) Zambia(2) Zimbabwe(4)
Western and Northern Europe 1 Denmark(1)
North America 1 USA(1)
Middle and South America 1 Argentina(1)
North America 173 (2 countries) USA(131) Canada(42)
Middle and South America 58 (16 countries) Argentina(2) Barbados(1) Bolivia(1) Brazil(14) Chile(2) Colombia(4) Costa Rica(2) Dominican Republic(2) Ecuador(6) El Salvador(2) Guatemala(1) Honduras(1) Jamaica(1) Mexico(7) Peru(6) Venezuela(6)
Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR)
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCHER
International Relations Program - MA in International Relations International Development Program - MA in International Development / Economics Public Management & Policy Analysis Program - MA in Public Management Japan-Global Development Program - MA in International Relations / Economics / International Development / Public Management
Master's Programs (2-year Track)
International Relations Cluster - PhD in International Relations Economics Cluster - PhD in Economics Public Management Cluster - PhD in Public Management
PhD Programs (3-year Track)
IUJ’s unique cross-registration system encourages students to take courses from other degree programs’ oerings as electives in order to customize their graduate education for their own individual career goals.
Graduate School of International Management (GSIM)
MBA Program (2-year Track) - Master of Business Administration Intensive MBA Program (1-year Track) - Master of Business Administration Japan-Global Development Program (2-year Track) - Master of Business Administration
Master's Programs (2-year and 1-year Track)
CAREER IN JAPAN
GSIR Graduate School of International Relations
IRP educates young people to be outstanding practitioners and scholars who cope with challenges to international peace and security and diverse global issues
In the International Relations Program (IRP), students begins with the study of basic concepts and theories of international relations, diplomacy, security, and peace. Then they can focus on specialized thematic and regional issues to analyze and understand dynamic and complex contemporary international affairs. In particular, they study the most current global challenges like nuclear crises, civil wars, terrorism, human security, poverty, refugees, environmental problems, and sustainable development. Students can also focus on regional studies of the Asia Pacific region, Japan, China, South Asia, the Middle East, and Eurasia. With a significant amount of critical reading and analytical skills training, students are expected to sharply analyze diverse global challenges and to propose effective policy for solutions to them. Curriculum The IRP begins with training in the foundation of international relations. Students must choose at least five basic elective core courses (out of nine) to consolidate this basic understanding. Those courses seek to provide students with the conceptual foundations, empirical knowledge, and analytical skills that are required to understand diverse aspects of international relations.
The IRP also offers twenty-nine elective courses with thematic and regional foci. Those courses seek to provide more advanced, specified, and up-to-date studies corresponding with the multi-disciplinary nature of the international relations field. The thematic courses deal with the current issues of national security, diplomatic policy, human security, refugees, the environment, conflict resolution and peace building, the United Nations, and global civil society. Regional courses include studies of Japan, China, the United States, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Eurasia. Such diverse course offerings allow considerable flexibility for students to customize their academic pursuits in the course of their two-year master's study. Degree Requirements The requirements for completing the IRP are 1) two years of enrollment, 2) acquisition of at least 40 credits, 3) submission of a master’s thesis or research report after receiving the necessary research guidance, and 4) passing the thesis/research report evaluation and final examination. Students are awarded a Master of Arts in International Relations at the time of completion.
・ History of International Relations ・ International Politics ・ Foreign Policy Analysis ・ Human Rights and Global Justice: Cultures, Gender, and Equality ・ International Political Economy ・ Contemporary International Security Issues: National and Human ・ International Economic Systems and Order ・ International Organization ・ Comparative Government and Politics
・ Global Civil Society: Citizenship and Democracy ・ Security and Strategy: National and International ・ International Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding ・ Diplomacy in Practice ・ Diplomacy and Statecraft ・ Global Issues: UNU Global Seminar ・ Refugees, Migrants, and Human Security ・ Poverty, War, and Human Security ・ Environment, Sustainable Development, and Human Security
・ International Relations in the Middle East ・ International Relations in Southeast Asia ・ International Relations in Eurasia ・ Social Issues in Contemporary Japan: Modern and Postmodern ・ Contemporary Japanese Economy ・ Modern Japan in the World ・ International Political Economy and Japan's Development Path ・ International Relations and Foreign Policy of Japan ・ Japanese Foreign Assistance Policy ・ Postwar Japanese Economy up to the 1980s ・ Postwar Japanese Politics ・ Japanese National Security Policy ・ Japanese Public Finance and Administration
・ Essentials of Economics ・ Research Methodology ・ Cross-Cultural Communication
・ Advanced Seminar I ・ Advanced Seminar II ・ Advanced Seminar III ・ International Law
・ American Foreign Policy ・ Chinese Foreign Policy
"You can challenge any kind of dream at IRP surrounded by your IUJ family from all around the world" Two things can be said for IRP, actually for IUJ overall. First, you can challenge any kind of dream at IUJ. Regardless of your purpose for studying there, you can get plenty of academic and social support from great professors, unique classmates and the school. What you do in this environment is all up to you. Please remember that there are always classmates from all around the world by your side, so you will never be alone. The second point connects to this sense of fellowship. Whoever you are, the moment you graduate, you will have brothers and sisters, your IUJ family all around the planet. You can obtain not only a professional education but also connections spreading all over the world from a one or two year journey in the beautiful countryside of Japan.
Message from IRP Student
Naosuke Hinoki (Japan)
GSIR Graduate School of International Relations
Students develop skills and knowledge for economic/public policy making as young professionals
Curriculum To complete these degrees, students take both required and elective coursework and write and defend a thesis or research report. Both degree tracks start with a series of core courses in micro/macroeconomics and statistics/econometrics in the Fall and Winter terms. With the basic understanding they obtain through the core courses, students then take more advanced and applied elective courses depending on their interests and preferred study areas. Students can choose from a wide range of electives, where they can also obtain computer software skills for advanced data analysis. They are also encouraged to take courses from not only the IDP, but also the IRP, PMPP, JGDP and MBA programs. Degree Requirements The requirements for completing the IDP are 1) two years of enrollment, 2) acquisition of at least 40 credits, 3) submission of a master’s thesis or research report after receiving the necessary research guidance, and 4) passing the thesis/research report evaluation and final examination. Students are awarded a Master of Arts in International Development or a Master of Arts in Economics at the time of completion.
In the International Development Program (IDP), students choose one of two Master's degree tracks: International Development (ID-IDP) or Economics (ECO-IDP). The International Development (ID-IDP) track offers various development-related courses in economics, regional science, and related fields. Throughout the coursework, students learn how to evaluate current policies and design more effective policies to encourage economic growth and social development for developing countries. The Economics (ECO- IDP) track puts emphasis on modern economic theories and their applications. Students learn applied macroeconomics comprising fiscal policy and international finance as well as empirical microeconomics including labor, health, and environmental issues to understand and analyze current issues. Both degree tracks aim to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills so that they will tackle and overcome the problems they are facing as new leaders in both public and private sectors. The ECO-IDP also offers the Macroeconomic-Policy Program (MPP), a special master's program established in cooperation with the IMF (International Monetary Fund): The MPP is designed to provide professionals from central banks, finance ministries, international organizations, and private financial institutions with academic training in the fields of macroeconomics.
・ Public Finance ・ International Finance ・ International Trade ・ Macroeconomics and Policy Analysis ・ Monetary Economics and Policy Analysis ・ Cost Benefit Analysis ・ Labor Economics ・ Environmental and Health Economics ・ Industrial Organization and Policy Analysis ・ Monetary Policy in Developing Countries ・ Interactions, Institutions, and Economic Development ・ Inequality and Povety: Measurement and Applications ・ Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting
・ Microeconomics I: Price Theory ・ Macroeconomics I: Income Theory ・ Microeconomics II: Strategic Behavior and Information Analysis ・ Macroeconomics II: Business Cycle and Growth Theory ・ Statistical Methods ・ Econometrics ・ Advanced Seminar I ・ Advanced Seminar II ・ Advanced Seminar III ・ Development Economics ・ Development Policy and Globalization
・ Public Finance and Budgeting ・ Financial Systems and Financial Regulation ・ Global Market Seminar ・ Research Methodology ・ Cross-sectional and Panel Data Analysis ・ Time Series Analysis ・ Policy Evaluation ・ Mathematics for Economics andManagement ・ Business Presentation ・ Contemporary Japanese Economy ・ Japanese Public Finance and Administration ・ Japanese Corporate Finance and Financial System ・ Japan's Education System
"An education that covers crucial issues in today's society" IDP is an ideal program for anyone seeking to understand crucial socio-economic issues in today’s world. One of the best things about the program is the variety of perspectives students are exposed to, which fosters a broad mindset. You get the privilege to learn from the highly qualified international faculty and from classmates who have worked in government departments and private organizations across the globe. The course content covers topics from both macroeconomics and microeconomics while touching on issues regarding education, the environment, and finance. The program equipped us with a solid understanding of theory and the ability to think critically, allowing for independent development of our academic and professional careers. If you want to develop your analytical skills, understand how to implement policies effectively, improve socio- economic issues in your country or ensure you’re a competitive candidate when applying for important job roles, IDP is a fantastic choice.
Message from IDP Student
Mai Thuy Linh (Vietnam)
GSIR Graduate School of International Relations
M anagement and
P olicy Analysis
PMPP is for future leaders of public and non-profit organizations in the era of globalization, diversity, and digitalization
Core elective courses focus more on the specific aspects of public management and policy: local services, policy analysis, human resource management, environmental issues, public health, regional development, and e-governance. Degree Requirements The requirements for completing the PMPP are 1) two years of enrollment, 2) acquisition of at least 40 credits, 3) submission of a master’s thesis or research report after receiving the necessary research guidance, and 4) passing the thesis/research report evaluation and final examination. Students are awarded a Master of Arts in Public Management at the time of completion.
The Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP) aims to offer global graduate education for future leaders in public and non-profit organizations. The PMPP is designed to address 21st century challenges faced by the public sector, including rapidly changing technologies, climate change, and fiscal retrenchment. It emphasizes evidence-based approaches toward public organization management, policy making, and policy implementation. The majority of students is public officials from more than 18 countries. Not only inside the classroom but also outside it, students will have rich opportunities to learn various forms of public management and policy under different political, economic, and cultural circumstances. Curriculum The PMPP's two-year curriculum consists of a combination of core required, core elective, and elective courses. Students are also required to complete a thesis or research report under the supervision of a GSIR faculty member. Core required courses provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills for being leaders in the public sector, including public administration, public organization management, public finance, policy processes, and statistics.
・ Local Government and Public Service ・ Research Methodology ・ Case Study Method ・ Environmental Policy and Disaster Management ・ Energy Policy ・ Information Policy and Management ・ Introduction to Electronic Government ・ Capital budgeting and Debt Management ・ Policy Evaluation ・ Cost Benefit Analysis
・ Mathematics for Economics and Management ・ Microeconomics I: Price Theory ・ Japanese Government and Politics ・ Japanese Public Finance and Administration ・ Japan's Education System
・ Public Administration ・ Managing Public Organizations ・ Public Policy Process ・ Public Finance and Budgeting ・ Statistical Methods ・ Applied Econometrics ・ Econometrics
・ Advanced Seminar I ・ Advanced Seminar II ・ Advanced Seminar III
・ Political Institutions and Governance ・ Public Human Resource Management ・ Collaborative and Participatory Governance
・ Introduction to Policy Analysis ・ Introduction to Policy Modeling ・ Macroeconomics I: Income Theory
"Transforming students into skilled professional" Enrolling in PMPP has been an incredibly enriching experience for me. It’s hard to state in just a few words what an exciting adventure the past two years have been! Between the passionate faculty members and an exceptionally diverse student body, the program equipped me with strong analytical skills and a firm foundation for problem-solving. I have learned that decision making based on academic knowledge and critical thinking is essential in public policy development. PMPP was instrumental in grooming myself and my peers into skilled professionals who will greatly contribute to our home countries. The diversity of students enabledme to look at different perspectives on issues and appreciate global viewpoints, which I found to be rewarding and intellectually stimulating. I encourage you to consider this program and take advantage of a great curriculum and learning environment.
Message from PMPP Student
Nomin Byambaa (Mongolia)
GSIR Graduate School of International Relations
In response to strong needs for higher level professionals in an increasingly globalized society, GSIR launched a PhD Program in September 2015. Targeting future leaders in international organizations, public organizations and/or governments, the PhD Program aims at fostering high level professionals playing an important role in international arena with theoretical, analytical, and practical abilities as well as fostering researchers to operate effectively in international society. The PhD program, according to specialized research areas, consists of 3 clusters that are extensions of our 3 existing Master’s programs in GSIR, i.e., “International Development Program,” “Public Management and Policy Analysis Program” and “International Relations Program.” • Economics Cluster (Degree: PhD in Economics) • PublicManagement Cluster (Degree: PhD in Public Management) • International Relations Cluster (Degree: PhD in International Relations) The PhD Program is dedicated to developing highlevel research abilities for a wide range of contemporary international issues through rigorous academic training. It also helps students acquire a long-term vision of a rapidly changing world with diverse perspectives in global contexts. All courses are conducted in English. • Economics Cluster fosters researchers with the specialized knowledge and high- level research ability in Economics including quantitative and statistical methods, and fosters those professionals with the above-mentioned knowledge and abilities which can be applied to relevant jobs (such as economic development or economic policy formulation) in such places as international organizations and government bodies. • PublicManagement Cluster fosters researchers with the specialized knowledge and high- level research ability in Public Management, and fosters those professionals with the above-mentioned knowledge and abilities which can be applied to relevant jobs (such as effective management) in such places as international organizations and government bodies • International Relations Cluster fosters researchers with the specialized knowledge and high- level research ability in the increasingly complex field of International Relations, including security, and fosters those professionals with the above-mentioned knowledge and abilities which can be applied to relevant jobs (such as security policy formulation) and be implemented in such places as international organizations and government bodies. Degree Requirements PhD candidates must satisfy the following requirements while enrolled in the program for a minimumof 3 years and receiving necessary research guidance.
1) To obtain 6 credits (3 courses) from the “Core Required Courses” (listed below) and 2 credits (1 course) fromdifferent cluster. Core Required Courses · Economics Cluster Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Econometrics Ⅰ In addition, students are strongly urged to take Advanced Econometrics Ⅱ . · PublicManagement Cluster Advanced Public Management, Advanced Public Policy Process, Advanced Public Policy Modeling · International Relations Cluster Advanced Studies in International Politics, Advanced Studies in International Political Economy, Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Global Justice 2) To obtain 9 credits from “PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅰ , Ⅱ and Ⅲ ” (which carry 3 credits each). 3) To pass the PhD candidate examination conducted at the end of 1st year. Candidates will be given a second chance during the 2nd year to take this examination if they fail the examination in the 1st year. 4) To pass the evaluation and the final examination of their PhD dissertation. The PhD dissertation is, in principle, comprised of three academic papers, one of which must be accepted by a refereed academic journal. Curriculumand Courses The PhD curriculum consists of Core Required Courses,an Elective Course and PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminars. The Courseworks are designed to give students high level specialized and scholastic knowledge and research capability required for PhD candidates. The PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminars are designed to give students guidance for writing a PhD dissertation. Advanced Microeconomics (Winter, 1st year) Advanced Macroeconomics (Fall, 1st year) Advanced Econometrics Ⅰ (Winter, 1st year) Advanced Econometrics Ⅱ (Spring, 1st year, Recommended Course ) · PublicManagement Cluster Advanced Public Management (Fall, 1st year) Advanced Public Policy Process (Winter, 1st year) Advanced Public Policy Modeling (Spring, 1st year) · International Relations Cluster Advanced Studies in International Politics (Fall, 1st year) Advanced Studies in International Political Economy (Winter, 1st year) Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Global Justice (Spring, 1st Year) PhDDissertation Advanced Seminars The PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminars are designed to prepare students for a PhD dissertation in Economics, Public Management or International Relations. PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅰ (1st full year) PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅱ (2nd full year) PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅲ (3rd full year) Core Required Courses · Economics Cluster
3 year Schedule
Course Work ・ Core Required Courses and an Elective Course : 1-2 course(s)/term, total 4 courses (8 credits) ・ PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅰ (3 credits, year-long) (It is also possible to take the Master's courses relevant to dissertation, if necessary)
◆ Submission of Research Proposal
◆ Conducting Research
1 st year ◆ Supervisor selection ◆ Formation of thesis supervisory committee (A Supervisor and 2 Advisors )
Proposal Defense (Open)
PhD Candidate Exam
Course Work ・ PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅱ (3 credits, year-long) (It is also possible to take the courses including Master's relevant to dissertation)
◆ Conducting Research
◆ Conducting Research
◆ Conducting Research
◆ Conducting Research ◆ Writing/posting academic papers
2 nd year
Interim Report (Open) ・ Presentation to the
supervisory committee on the academic papers including posting status
PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅲ (3 credits, year-long)
◆ Having a paper accepted by a peer refereed journal ◆ Submission of dissertation
◆ Writing/posting academic papers ◆ Thesis examining committee: 4 members (Thesis supervisory committee+an external examiner)
3 rd year
Conferring a PhD degree
Mid-term Review Report (Open) ・ Presentation to the supervisory committee
Final Exam (Open)
PhD Faculty Members
(As of September 1, 2019)
International Relations Cluster ・ Cooray, Nawalage S , Professor (Doctorate, Nagoya University) ・ Myoe, Maung Aung , Professor (PhD, Australia National University) ・ Nakamura, Osamu , Professor (PhD, Soka University) ・ Saji, Motohide , Professor (PhD, University of Chicago) ・ Shinoda, Tomohito , Professor (PhD, Johns Hopkins University) ・ Kumagai, Naoko , Associate Professor (PhD, City University of New York) ・ Macikenaite, Vida , Assistant Professor (Doctorate, Keio University)
Economics Cluster ・ Watanabe, Shinichi , Specially Appointed Professor (PhD, University of Minnesota) ・ Goto, Hideaki, Professor (PhD, Applied Economics, Cornell University) ・ Jinnai, Yusuke , Associate Professor (PhD, University of Rochester) ・ Lin, Ching-Yang , Associate Professor (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) ・ Tang, Cheng-Tao , Assistant Professor (PhD, University of New South Wales) Public Management Cluster ・ Lim, Seunghoo , Professor (PhD, Florida State University) ・ Park, Hun Myoung , Associate Professor (PhD, Indiana University Bloomington) ・ Yamada, Kyohei , Associate Professor (PhD, Yale University) ・ Shinohara, Shugo , Assistant Professor (PhD, Rutgers University)
GSIR Faculty Profiles
(alphabetic order) as of September 1, 2019
ARIYOSHI, AKIRA Specially Appointed Professor Ph.D. in Economics, University of Oxford, 1981 Courses: International Finance, Financial System and Financial Regulation Research Interests: International Monetary System, International Capital Flows, Risk Assessment and Management COORAY, NAWALAGE S. Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Economics, University of Nagoya, 1996 Courses: Essentials of Economics, International Political Economy, Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting Research Interests: Sustainable Development Issues, Macroeconomics, Econometric Modeling and Forecasting, Growth and Development GOTO, HIDEAKI Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Applied Economics, Cornell University, 2009 Courses: Microeconomics I: Price Theory, Development Economics, Public Finance Research Interests: Microeconomics, Development Economics, Socioeconomics HUANG, CHIEN-YU Associate Professor Ph.D. in Economics, North Carolina State University, 2012 Courses: Macroeconomics I: Income Theory, Macroeconomics and Policy Analysis, Time Series Analysis Research Interests: Macroeconomics; Economic Growth, Applied Econometrics; Industrial Organization JINNAI, YUSUKE Associate Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Economics, University of Rochester, 2013 Courses: Statistical Methods, Japan’s Education System, Labor Economics, Policy Evaluation, Global Market Seminar Research Interests: Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Health Economics, Applied Econometrics KANE, ROBERT F. Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Economics, North Carolina State University, 2013 Courses: Mathematics for Economics and Management, International Trade, Development Policy and Globalization Research Interest: International Trade, International Economics, Economic Growth, Development Economics KUMAGAI, NAOKO Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Political Science, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2009 Courses: International Organization, International Politics, International Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, International Relations and Foreign Policy of Japan Research Interests: International Security, War Responsibility, Disarmament, Humanitarianism, State Sovereignty, Transnational Civil Society LIM, SEUNGHOO Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Public Administration, Florida State University, 2015 Courses: Public Policy Process, Public Finance and Budgeting, Environmental Policy and Disaster Management, Research Interests: Theories of the Policy Process, Participatory Governance, Policy Networks, and Social Network Analysis, Risk Policy, Disaster Management, and Health Policy, Public Budgeting and Financial Management LIN, CHING-YANG Associate Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010 Courses: Monetary Economics and Policy Analysis, Macroeconomics II: Business Cycle and Growth Theory, Monetary Policy in Developing Countries Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Labor Economics, Financial Economics MACIKENAITE, VIDA Assistant Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Media and Governance, Keio University, 2015 Courses: Comparative Government and Politics, Chinese Foreign Policy, International Relations in Eurasia Research Interests: Contemporary China Studies, State-Business Relations, Authoritarian Regimes, Comparative Politics, Foreign Policy Decision Making, International Relations MAURYA, DAYASHANKAR Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 2015 Courses: Collaborative and Participatory Governance, Managing Public Organizations, Case Study Method Research Interests: Inter-organizational Governance and Performance- Contracting, Public-Private Partnerships, Networks, Collaboration, Policy design and Policy Implementation, Performance measurement and Management, Health Financing; Health, and social Policy analysis MYOE, MAUNG AUNG Dean and Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations, Australian National University, 2000 Courses: Foreign Policy Analysis, Global Issues: UNU Global Seminar, Diplomacy and Statecraft, International Relations in Southeast Asia Research Interests: Civil-Military Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis, Security and Strategy, Myanmar Politics and Foreign Relations
NAKAMURA, OSAMU Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Economics, Soka University, 2012
Courses: Contemporary Japanese Economy, Postwar Japanese Economy up to the 1980s, Japanese Public Finance and Administration, International Economic Systems and Order Research Interests: Determinants of Growth of Developing Countries, Income Distribution and Economic Growth, International Trade, Investment and Economic Growth PARK, HUN MYOUNG Associate Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Public Policy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2007 Courses: Introduction to Policy Analysis, Information Policy and Management, Introduction to Electronic Government, Public Human Resource Management, Introduction to Policy Modeling, Survey Data and Factor Analysis Research Interests: Policy Analysis, Information Systems and Technology, Public and Nonprofit Management, Statistical and Econometric Methods SAJI, MOTOHIDE Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago, 2006 Courses: Human Rights and Global Justice: Cultures, Gender, and Equality, Global Civil Society: Citizenship and Democracy, Social Issues in Contemporary Japan: Modern and Postmodern Research Interests: Political Philosophy; Kant SHINODA, TOMOHITO Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, 1994 Courses: History of International Relations,American Foreign Policy, Postwar Japanese Politics, International Political Economy and Japan’s Development Path Research Interests: Japanese Politics, Japanese Foreign Policy, US-Japan Relations SHINOHARA, SHUGO Assistant Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Public Administration, Rutgers University, 2016 Courses: Public Administration, Research Methodology, Capital Budgeting and Debt Management Research Interests: Local Governance, History of Public Administration and, Experimental Methods, Performance Management, Gender Equality, Citizen Participation TANG, CHENG-TAO Assistant Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Economics, University of New South Wales, 2016 Courses: Microeconomics II: Strategic Behavior and Information Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis, Industrial Organization and Policy Analysis Research Interests: Labor Economics, Organizational Economics, Industrial Organization WATANABE, SHINICHI Specially Appointed Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Economics, University of Minnesota, 1983 Courses: Poverty, War and Human Security, Environment, Sustainable Development, and Human Security, Refugees, Migrants, and Human Security Research Interests: Evolution of Institutions, Global Governance of Flows of People and Funds, Sustainable Development WONG, CHUN YEE (JENNY) Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Economics, University of New south Wales, 2016 Courses: Econometrics, Applied Econometrics, Cross-Sectional and Panel Data Analysis, Environmental and Health Economics Research Interests: Health Economics, Education Economics, Policy Evaluation YAMADA, KYOHEI Associate Professor ※ Ph.D. Faculty Member Ph.D. in Political Science, Yale University, 2013 Courses: Local Government and Public Service, Japanese Government and Politics, Political Institutions and Governance Research Interests: Local Government, Intergovernmental Relations, Japanese Politics YAMAGUCHI, NOBORU Professor Master of Arts, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1988 Courses: Contemporary International Security Issues: National and Human, Japanese National Security Policy Research Interests: International Politics, Japan-US alliance, Non-traditional Security Cooperation, Military History and Strategy
Specially Invited Professor
HAYASHI, HIDEKI Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research SUZUKI, MOTOYOSHI Ministry of Planning and Investment of Lao PDR ARIMA, JUN Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo Course: Energy Policy OZAWA, TOSHIRO Former Ambassador to the International Organizations in Vienna Courses: Diplomacy in Practice Visiting Faculty
Graduate School of International Relations
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GSIM Graduate School of International Management
their courses for the career they seek after graduation. They may take one or multiple ‘specialization’ paths in Finance, Marketing, Management, and IT/OM/SCM/PM/SE.* * IT/Operations Mgt./Supply Chain Mgt./Project Mgt./Social Enterprise Students seeking to learn Japanese as an extra skill set may take Japanese language courses offered in the Japanese Language Program. Degree Requirements The requirements for completing the MBA are 1) two years of enrollment, 2) acquisition of at least 40 credits, 3) submission of a master’s thesis or research report after receiving the necessary research guidance, and 4) passing the thesis/research report evaluation and final examination. Students are awarded an MBA at the time of completion.
IUJ’s MBA Program was established in 1988 as the first US- style business school in Japan, offering a US MBA curriculum all in English. It has been recognized many times as one of the top 100 global MBA programs in the Economist's "Best Business Schools" ranking. It acquired certification in 2018 from AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International. The IUJ program focuses on ‘Leveraging Emerging Markets (such as Asia and Africa) for Global Advantage’ and delivers the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to take best advantage of the world's fast-growing economies for global competitive advantage. It also integrates socially responsible business leadership in the curriculum and supports sustainable growth and development. Curriculum The first year of the MBA Program is devoted to foundation building with rigorous core courses. Students learn the essentials of management with an emphasis on global leadership and emerging markets. The curriculum takes a balance between hard and soft skills and makes certain that students keep up with business and technological trends. Case studies are used in most classes, and cases on issues in Asia, Africa, and Latin America are regularly included. Students are asked to participate in group works, through which they learn cross-border communication and global team leadership. From Spring term in the first year, students begin to customize
MBA ・ IMBA Common Courses
MBA ・ IMBA
・ International Finance ・ Project Financing
・ Advanced Seminar III ・ Managerial Accounting ・ Practice in Financial Accounting ・ Financial Statement and Business Analysis ・ International Taxation ・ Investments ・ Advanced Corporate Finance
・ Financial Accounting ・ Corporate Finance
・ Practice in Financial Research ・ Global Strategic Marketing ・ Strategic Brand Management ・ Marketing Intelligence ・ Consumer Behavior and Digital Marketing ・ Marketing Research ・ Customer Relationship Management ・ Essentials of Economics ・ Macroeconomics I: Income Theory ・ Applied Econometrics ・ Cross-sectional and Panel Data Analysis
・ Marketing Management ・ Strategic Management ・ Organizational Behavior ・ Applied Statistics ・ International Management ・ Corporate Social Responsibility ・ Leadership Bootcamp ・ Strategy Simulation ・ International Career Development
・ Portfolio Management ・ Entrepreneurial Finance ・ Debt Financing and Bond Markets
・ Derivatives Securities ・ M&A and Restructuring ・ Risk Management
・ Advanced Seminar I ・ Advanced Seminar II
"MBA curriculumaddedmanagerial viewpoints tomy technical background" The MBA curriculum was the most exciting program I’ve encountered, and I had the opportunity to make it highly diverse with the number of courses IUJ offers. One thing I enjoyed during my classes was seeing life from different perspectives. My technical background focuses on mathematics and engineering, but I was able to learn frommanagerial and behavioral viewpoints. Alongside my thesis, my time at IUJ saw me participate in academic conferences, a library internship, teaching assistant roles in three courses, and facilitator roles in training programs for large Japanese corporations. IUJ creates a learning environment where you interact with individuals from all over the world, and as a result, my mindset shifted to a more global one. Studying here has made me a better human and scientist. I developed a passion for research and continuous improvement that will undoubtedly boost my career as a global leader and researcher.
Message from MBA Student
El Mehdi Er Raqabi (Morocco)
GSIM Graduate School of International Management
Training global talents withmanagerial competencies
principal pedagogical means in most classes, in addition to others like simulation and real-life global virtual team project. These employed cases focus on issues in not only advanced countries but also emerging countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Teamwork is emphasized and the composition of each team includes people from diverse backgrounds (e.g. cultures, nationalities, and professions) to encourage cross- cultural communication and enhance global team leadership skills. Summer Capstone Courses Capstone courses are the final wrap-up for the IMBA program. Taken in the summer term prior to graduation, they integrate elements from multiple courses already completed to address timely managerial issues and challenges of competitive importance. Capstone courses consist of three one-credit required courses; “International Career Development,” “Leadership Bootcamp,” and “Strategy Simulation,” which all reflect emerging issues of global competition. Degree Requirements The requirements for completing the IMBA are 1) one year of enrollment, 2) acquisition of at least 32 credits, 3) submission of a master’s thesis or research report after receiving the necessary research guidance, and 4) passing the thesis/research report evaluation and final examination. Students are awarded an MBA at the time of completion.
Today’s corporations face tremendous challenges with global competition and the rising power of emerging economies. Changes are needed in order to proactively adapt to this shifting paradigm, and create and sustain competitive advantages. Such initiatives are cross-functionally integrative in nature as disconnected functional moves rarely lead to competitive advantage. Thus, today’s global competition requires a critical pool of global managers who can work across the boundaries of business functions and mobilize their business as an integrated whole. The IMBA program aims to prepare talents with global managerial competences. The E-Business Management Program that IUJ has been offering will be merged into the IMBA in 2019 as an E-business (Ebiz) concentration to develop global talents who can lead in a digital economy, with insights into both general management and IT competence. Curriculum The IMBA program is designed for the most capable and best motivated individuals who are willing to update to the frontier of managerial knowledge in an intensive 12-month period to turbo-charge their careers to the next level. The curriculum is compact, rigorous, and demanding. During this intensive period IMBA students spend on the IUJ campus, they tackle the essentials of management with an emphasis on global leadership and emerging markets. The case method is a
MBA ・ IMBA Common Courses ・ Public Management ・ Managing Public Organizations ・ Industrial Organization and Policy Analysis ・ Information Policy and Management ・ Introduction to Electronic Government ・ Business History ・ Business Leaders in Japan ・ Japanese Style Management and Corporate Governance ・ Japanese Corporate Finance and Financial System ・ JapaneseEmploymentPracticesandHumanCapitalAccumulation ・ Small to Medium-sized Firms in Japan ・ Development of Japanese Industries
・ Negotiation Strategy ・ Business Presentation
・ Research Methodology ・ Corporate Strategy
・ Operations Management ・ Supply Chain Management ・ Managing Product Development ・ Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Management in Japan ・ Project Management ・ Digital Business Models ・ Digital Business Transformation ・ Management Science ・ Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
・ Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development ・ Human Resource and Global Talent Management ・ Innovation and New Business Creation
・ Service Management ・ General Management ・ Competing in Emerging Markets ・ Chinese Management
・ Environmental Policy & Disaster Management ・ Strategies for Social Infrastructure Projects ・ Cross-cultural Communication ・ Leadership
・ IT Strategy and Policy Planning ・ Japan's Frontier of Digital Society
"An accelerated curriculum to learn both inside and outside of the classroom" Indonesia, Myanmar, Sudan, Uzbekistan, and more...during my time at IUJ, I became familiar with these countries as the homelands of my classmates. More than just the content of IUJ’s lectures and coursework, the close bond that develops between students here is one of the university’s great treasures. Because of the diversity of our student body, you have the opportunity to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. I think that this kind of environment is what makes completing studies at IUJ so valuable. Compared to the two-year MBA program, the one-year program has a more accelerated curriculum, which has many advantages. I particularly feel that the program is worth considering for prospective students who would like to return to the workforce as quickly as possible.
Message from IMBA Student
Ryosuke Hanada (Japan, Nikkei Inc.)
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