The doctoral programs offer challenging and rigorous academic disciplines, a distinguished and accessible faculty, and a friendly, supportive environment for promising students who wish to prepare themselves for teaching and research careers at universities, or for responsible positions in government, research organizations, or business enterprises. The Graduate School of Economics focuses on the following two major fields.
The Economics Program admits 20 students annually. The program is ranked as one of the best economics graduate programs in Japan. Students take the required courses of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, and Economic History. Additionally, they are expected to rotate through the economics fields and receive passing evaluations for their Ph.D. theses to earn the Ph.D. in Economics. Field options include Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econometrics, Public Economics, Monetary Economics, Labor Economics, International Trade, International Finance, Mathematical Economics, Behavioral Economics, History of Economics, Economic History, and Business History. Graduates of the program obtain positions with universities, Japanese or international governmental agencies, non-governmental or nonprofit organizations, and business enterprises.
The Management Program admits five students annually in preparation for research and teaching careers in the management sciences and related fields of business administration. The program equips future leaders with the conceptual framework and specific skills needed to be successful in business administration. Students take the required courses of Accounting, Finance, Operations Research, Marketing Science, Management Information, Risk Management, Corporate Investment, Financial Engineering, and Statistics. Additionally, students must rotate through the various economics fields and receive passing evaluations for their Ph.D. theses to earn the Ph.D. in Business Administration or Ph.D. in Economics. Graduates of the program obtain positions with universities and business enterprises.