Graduate School of Business

Academic Principles & Scheme

Today's society is undergoing change at an unprecedented rate, such as through the diversification of the management environment, the growth of information networks, and internationalization. In this business environment, Japanese corporations are reviewing the traditional company system in areas such as lifetime employment, the age-based remuneration system, and the keiretsu (industrial grouping) system. We will learn about such changes as well as desirable forms of new management.

Business administration is a tool for understanding corporate management, which is constantly changing and whose importance is increasing. Furthermore, business administration has been constantly developed in tandem with organizational operations. Thus, it is not simply about constructing theory, but is also a program for students to learn about actual organizational management sites, which are also constantly changing.

The Graduate School of Business would like to produce new knowledge and ability in the area where learning and reality interact, in order to nurture management concepts for the 21st century.

Department of Business Administration

Academic Excellence

With the rapid development of information technology and the increased speed of decision-making that accompanies it, today's corporate management is undergoing many advancements. The Graduate School of Business is comprised of four departments: (1) the Business Department, which offers courses in business management, organizational psychology, management information systems, business creation strategy,management strategy, etc., (2) the Accounting Department, which covers the areas of accounting measurement, institutional accounting, cost management, administrative accounting, budget control, etc., (3) the Commerce Department, which offers courses on international trade, markets and the business environment, business communication, etc., and (4) the Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Department, which covers the areas of logistics marketing, advertising, consumer behavior, media, services, etc. Students will conduct theoretical and practical research regarding corporate management and our aim is to nurture individuals that possess professional knowledge and ability in their areas of expertise.
Furthermore, we provide research guidance regarding research through mentors, as well as instruction for writing a thesis based on such research guidance.

We also invite front-line researchers from both domestic and overseas universities as well as practitioners to hold lectures, seminars, etc., in order to enhance graduate education based on an international network.


The Strategic Management and Intellectual Property Rights Program (SMIPRP) at the Graduate School of Business of AGU offers cutting-edge classes and practical management skills for future leaders, particularly in customs organizations around the world. All instruction on the SMIPRP is given in English, and the program is open to students worldwide. This master's degree program operates under the sponsorship of the World Customs Organization (WCO). For further information, please visit our website (


Name [Academic Degree] Area of Expertise
ARAKI, Masuo [Master (Economics)] Data Science, Economic Statistics
FUKUI, Takehiro [Master of Science] Statistics (particularly official statistics, statistical research and sampling theory)
GOMI, Shintaro [Doctor of Medical Science] Internal Medicine, Neurological Science, Occupational Medicine
HAGA, Yasuhiro [Master (Commerce)] Marketing, Social Marketing
HASEGAWA, Shin [Master of Economics] Business History
IWATA, Nobuto [Doctor (Agriculture)] Trade Policy, International Trade Theory
KAMESAKA, Akiko [Doctor (Economics)] Securities Investment, Finance
KASHIMA, Hiroyuki [Doctor (Science)] Financial Economics, Financial Engineering, Applied Statistics
KITTA, Syozo Developmental Economics and International Economics
KUBOTA, Yukihiko [Doctor of Commerce] Marketing
MIMURA, Yumiko [Doctor of Commerce] Marketing, Distribution Policy
NAKAMURA, Yoshiki [Doctor of Engineering] Management information, education technology
ONO, Joji [Doctor (Business Administration)] Marketing, Service Marketing, Customer Relationship Management
SATO, Osamu [Doctor (Economics)] Financial Analysis
SHIMADA, Junji [Ph.D. (Economics)] Financial Econometrics
SHIOZAWA, Tomoki [M.D.] & [Ph.D.] Health Care Ventures, Social Entrepreneurship, Occupational Health
TAKAHASHI, Kunimaru [Doctor (Business Administration)] Managerial Accounting
TAKEDA. Ken [Doctor (Engineering)] Logistic Management, Production Strategy
TAMAKI. Kinya [Doctor of Engineering] Business Innovation Strategy, Community Design, Human Resources Development through e-Learning
TANAKA, Masao [Master of Business Administration] Marketing Logistics, Logistics Theory
TOMOHARA, Akinori [Ph.D. (Economics)] International Economics
TSUCHIHASHI, Haruko [Ph.D.] Marketing, Consumer Behavior
UEEDA, Masayuki [Doctor (Economics)] Financial Accounting, Experimental Economics
USUGAMI, Jiro [Ph.D. (Public Policy)] Global Management
YAMAMOTO, Hiroshi [Doctor (Business Administration)] Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Career Development
YAMASHITA, Hiroki [Doctor of Engineering] Management accounting, cost accounting
YAMASHITA, Masaru [Doctor (Business Administration)] Organization Theory
YASUDA, Hiroshi [Doctor (Engineering)] Competitive Strategy, Strategic Management, Technology, Management
YOSHIDA, Sunao [Master of Laws, M.A. in Economics] Commercial Code
YOSHIDA, Takeshi [Doctor (Business Administration)] Cognitive Management, Business Model Innovation
YUN, Shikou [Master (Business Administration)] Financial Accounting (Institutional Accounting)

Associate Professors
Name [Academic Degree] Area of Expertise
AZUMA, Nobukazu [Ph.D.] Macromarketing, Retail Marketing
NAKAUCHI, Motohiro [Doctor of Commerce] Strategic Management, Organization
TAKAMATSU, Tomofumi [Master (Economics)] Business Management