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At the Graduate School of Professional Accountancy, we nurture accounting professionals based on the two pillars of "thoroughly pursuing ethical education" in accordance with Christian principles, and "nurturing internationally-minded persons" by also carrying out international education. We not only target persons who aim to obtain certification as certified public accountants or tax accountants, but also those who are seeking to acquire professional knowledge pertaining to accounting. Thus, we have prepared various courses divided into eight fields of study to enable diverse learning. During fiscal 2007, we established the Doctoral Program in Professional Accounting (second part of the doctoral course) in addition to the Master's Program in Professional Accountancy. We have positioned the establishment of "accounting" as "professional accounting" in the Graduate School of Professional Accountancy, and we aim to nurture accounting professionals who are able to teach the subject as research faculty, or who have advanced research abilities.
The Department has prepared seven courses: financial accounting, administrative accounting, auditing, corporate law, tax law, management, and others, all of which are divided into three phases (fundamentals, development, and practice). The curriculum is thus of high quality in that it possesses both breadth and depth. Furthermore, our goal is to provide detailed response by conducting education in small groups when giving exercises and research instruction. Students can also acquire practical experience and applied skills through externships and case studies. Moreover, professors who are in charge of these diverse courses are researchers who have academic achievements or who have a wealth of experience in constructing the accounting/auditing system of Japan in various aspects, as well as practitioners who were active on the frontiers of the accounting field and who possess advanced practical skills.
The aim of the Department is to nurture persons who would like to acquire a Doctorate Degree (professional accounting), or become faculty at graduate schools of professional accountancy who are either researchers or practitioners, and is open to those pursuing recurrent education. It also aims to nurture accounting professionals for corporations, public institutions, public benefit corporations, and other such organizations which seek persons with advanced abilities in accounting research. Currently, there are 12 students who have enrolled from the workforce or have come directly from a graduate school of professional accountancy, etc. The Department is characterized by the research and education it provides in the areas of accounting/auditing while considering business practices of accounting.
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