Model Courses

A wide range of lecture and seminar topics have been established to meet the diverse needs of master’s program students at the Graduate School of Economics, and numerous different student course models are possible for each field of specialization.

Example: Graduate Student Specializing in International Economics

Theory Macroeconomics I and II Lecture Classes (2 credits each)
Microeconomics I and II Lecture Classes (2 credits each)
Contemporary Capitalist Theory Lecture Class (2 credits)
Financial Theory Lecture Class (2 credits)
4 credits 30 credits
History Financial History Lecture Class (2 credits)
Western Economic History I and II Lecture Classes (2 credits each)
4 credits
International Economics International Economics Lecture Class (2 credits)
International Finance Lecture Class (2 credits)
American Economics Lecture Class (2 credits)
East Asian Economics Lecture Class (2 credits)
Trade Policy I and II Lecture Classes (2 credits each)
Developmental Economics Lecture Class (2 credits)
Developmental Assistance I and II Lecture Classes (2 credits each)
International Political Economics I and II Lecture Classes (2 credits each)
14 credits
Seminars International Economics I–IV Seminars (2 credits each) 8 credits

In order to help students engage in specialized research in the field of international economics, we offer various lectures and seminars covering subjects including analysis of international transactions and study of their macroeconomic impact, and analysis of the global market. Classes on trade policy, international economics, international finance, foreign exchange and other subjects provide fundamental international economics theory education. As part of international economics studies, we also included classes on regional economics around the world such as American economics, East Asian economics, developmental economics, developmental assistance and others. In addition, we encourage our students to take classes on macro- and microeconomics to learn the fundamentals of economics while they pursue their studies in the field of international economics.

Example: Graduate Student Specializing in Corporate Governance

Theory Macroeconomics I and II
Microeconomics I and II
8 credits 30 credits
History History of Stock Company Formation
Financial History
4 credits
Policy Financial Systems Theory
Economic Policy I and II
Corporate Governance I and II
10 credits
Seminars Corporate Governance I–IV Seminars (2 credits each) 8 credits

Classes in this field help students to understand company’s strategic actions and relevant administrative mechanisms based on standard economics and game theory. More specifically, the characteristics of internal organization and behavioral patterns in Japanese corporations are analyzed. Microeconomics provides the primary base for these studies, which is why corporate governance is viewed as a practical application field therein. Because we also focus strongly on relationships with the government and fund procurement, education in general economic policies and finances are vital.

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