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Graduate Division of Economics

The Graduate Division of Economics provides fundamental courses in economic theory, economic history, and economic policy, as well as courses in more specialized areas: economic sociology, theory of population, statistics, economic geography, agricultural policy, finance, theory of financial policy, theory of social policy, theory of small- and middle-scale business enterprises, and theory of international economy.

Post-graduate students from abroad may achieve a proficient knowledge of Japanese economy by electing to concentrate in lectures and seminars dealing with Japanese economic history, the theory of Japanese economy, or a similarly tangible topic for course concentration. Foreign students are allowed to choose courses in the Graduate Division of Economics which fit their own interests. Any of the above-mentioned courses, theory of social policy, theory of population, etc., analyze the changes and actual conditions comprised in the topic by expounding current points of view expressed in each field. The Graduate Division advises, however, that a foreign graduate student would derive more benefit from these studies if a mixture of fundamental and specialized courses is undertaken.

The Graduate Division provides an opportunity to achieve a detailed economic analysis of any major economic center in the world. Aside from their expertise in the Japanese economy, those giving lectures and seminars are also specialists in economic areas such as East Asia, South-East Asia, South Asia, Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, North America, South America, and Africa. We have a fully developed educational program for detailed research into the economic relations between these areas and the Japanese economy. Recently there has been a trend among Japanese universities with economics departments to organize post-graduate curricula focusing on area studies. The Graduate Division of Economics has achieved a preeminent ranking for such research due to its long history of scholarship in regional economics. These courses provide a remarkably rewarding opportunity to follow how Japanese research professors are currently analyzing regional developments throughout the world.

Another central feature of the economics program at Komazawa Graduate School is the availability of applied courses in Economics and Commerce. These courses develop applicable abilities in trade, accounting, business administration, and the economics of transportation.

Thirty instructors conduct thirty lecture courses and twenty-five seminars designated for the master's degree program. Ten professors supervise advanced research leading to the doctoral degree.

The Graduate Division of Economics is in close cooperation with the graduate divisions of Commerce and Business Administration. Graduate students receive careful and effective guidance for the selection of seminars and lecture courses which are relevant to the main focus of their studies.