Graduate School of Business

Graduate School of Business

Academic Principles & Scheme

Today's society is undergoing changes 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. Students learn about such changes as well as desirable forms of new management to meet these changes.

Business administration is a tool for understanding corporate management, which is constantly changing and whose importance has been increasing. Furthermore, business administration has been constantly developed in tandem with organizational operations. Thus, the learning program is not simply focused on constructing theory, but is also designed 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 subjects including business management, organizational psychology, management information systems, business creation strategy, and management strategy, (2) the Accounting Department, which covers subjects including accounting measurement, institutional accounting, cost management, administrative accounting, and budget control, (3) the Commerce Department, which offers courses on subjects including international trade, markets and the business environment, and business communication, and (4) the Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Department, which covers subjects including logistics marketing, advertising, consumer behavior, media, and services. Students conduct theoretical and practical research regarding corporate management with the aim to nurture individuals that possess professional knowledge and ability in their areas of expertise.
Furthermore, research guidance is provided regarding research through mentors, as well as instruction for writing a thesis based on such research guidance.

The Graduate School of Business invites front-line researchers from both domestic and overseas universities as well as practitioners to hold education events including lectures and seminars in order to enhance graduate education based on an international network.

Master's Program

Required Credits for Graduation / 30 Credits

Doctor's Program

Required Credits for Graduation / 12 Credits


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 for subjects held in 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.

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