The Faculty of Business Administration provides students with the education and knowledge of business administration needed to thrive in business management cultures throughout the world. Its educational goal is to nurture businesspersons who possess the problem-solving capabilities and power of self-expression to contribute to the development of the international community.
To this end, courses are organized systematically into clusters that students themselves can select in light of their own career development objectives, while small class-based seminars offer students spaces to reflect, present, and communicate with others over the four years.
With a focus on business administration, this department offers a wide-ranging educational curriculum to help students acquire the skills and knowledge they need to act in an international context. The curriculum is based on the idea of students developing a vision for their future development, and then choosing a course cluster in line with that vision. In concrete terms, the department employs a "Career Shop" system under which students pursue a structured course of study by freely selecting a combination of 15 expert course clusters, or "shops," in accordance with their own career plans.
Seminars and career-related courses are compulsory from the first year of the degree program as part of a system to provide students with solid support in developing their career plans. Long- and short-term internships both within and outside Japan expose students to experience-based learning opportunities which help them understand their aptitudes and refine their career plans. The department also prepares students for active engagement in international society, strengthening the foreign language study. The Faculty of Business Administration further offers unique short-term study abroad (SA) programs of approximately one month at nine locations and universities overseas, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and China, and a one-year Business Study Abroad Programme (BSAP) to universities in Malaysia. The faculty is working to strengthen and expand these unique programs to advance its educational objective of cultivating individuals who can take active roles on the world stage.