Graduate School of Professional Accountancy

Academic Principles & Scheme

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.

Department of Professional Accountancy

Academic Excellence

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.

Faculty

Name [Academic Degree] Area of Expertise
HAMADA, Yasushi [Master of Engineering] Accounting
HASHIMOTO, Takashi [Master of Commerce] Financial Accounting, International Accounting
HATTA, Shinji [Doctor (Professional Accounting)] Auditing, Professional Ethics
KANEDA, Isamu Tax Law, Managerial Accounting
KOBAYASHI, Hiroaki [M.S. (Major in Taxation)] Taxation law, tax accounting
KONISHI, Noriyuki [Doctor (Business Administration)] Financial Accounting
MACHIDA, Yoshihiro [Doctor (Commerce)] Auditing
MATSUI, Takayuki [Master of Commerce] Auditing Standard
OGURA, Noboru [Master of Business Administration] Management Accounting
SATO, Masakatsu [Bachelor of Economics, National Tax Officer] Tax Law
SHIGETA, Makiko [Doctor ( Law)] Commercial Law,Corporation Law
TAGAYA, Mitsuru [Bachelor of Business Administration, National Tax Officer] Financial Instruments and Exchange Law
UKAWA, Masaki [Doctor of Accounting] Financial accounting, public-sector accounting, auditing

Associate Professor
Name [Academic Degree] Area of Expertise
HISAMOCHI, Eiji [Master of Commerce] Bookkeeping/Accounting Standard
MUREI, Emiko [Bachelor of Business Administration,Certified Public Accountant] Accounting Standard, CSR
YAMAGUCHI, Naoya [Master of Business Administration] Management Accounting

Assistant Professor
Name [Academic Degree] Area of Expertise
KONDO, Tsutomu [Master of Commerce] Management Accounting, Cost Accounting

Assistant
Name [Academic Degree] Area of Expertise
HONDA, Yaho [Master of Cost Accounting] Tax Law, International Tax Law

Department of Professional Accounting

Academic Excellence

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.

Faculty

Professors
Name [Academic Degree] Area of Expertise
HASHIMOTO, Takashi [Master of Commerce] Financial Accounting, International Accounting
HATTA, Shinji [Doctor (Professional Accounting)] Auditing, Professional Ethics
KONISHI, Noriyuki [Doctor (Business Administration)] Financial Accounting, Integrated Reporting
MACHIDA, Yoshihiro [Doctor (Commerce)] Auditing, Internal Control
MATSUI, Takayuki [Master of Commerce] Internal Auditing, Auditing Standard
OGURA, Noboru [Master of Business Administration] Management Accounting
SATO, Masakatsu [Bachelor of Economics, National Tax Officer] Tax Law, International Tax Law
TAGAYA, Mitsuru [Bachelor of Business Administration, National Tax Officer] Disclosure System