Graduate School of Management


As the capital of Japan, Tokyo is home to a huge concentration of important business enterprises of all types and sizes that underpin Japan’s economy. The city’s rich business environment offers great potential for new business start-ups. To convert this potential into dynamic economic advancement, there is a clear need for researchers and business leaders with the skills to analyze the current business and economic situation, make plans for the future and drive organizational growth and development.

With the trend toward economic globalization, the rapid growth of the Internet and the increased level of environmental awareness, the framework within which economic activity takes place is changing almost daily. At TMU’s Graduate School of Management, in addition to working to maintain the high level of research required to meet society’s needs, we strive to ensure that the results of this research are reflected in both the academic and practical aspects of our master’s and doctoral programs. To achieve our objectives, we have three master’s programs —the Business Administration (MBA) Program, the Economics (MEc) Program and the Finance (MF) Program and doctoral programs, which cover the same fields as the master’s programs.

All program classes are held mainly on weekday evenings and on Saturdays at TMU’s Marunouchi Satellite Campus.

Department of Management

Business Administration (MBA) Program

The goal of the Business Administration (MBA) program is to provide students with the capacity to strengthen and develop Japan’s national industrial competitiveness by contributing to the creation of new industries within the Metropolis of Tokyo and leading the revitalization of the regional economy.

More specifically, the MBA program seeks to cultivate high-level specialists with advanced business administration know-how who possess the ability to think strategically and who are capable of operating effectively in an international environment, as well as skilled researchers who are well-versed in the full range of business administration theories and capable of opening new avenues of research in business administration studies.

In addition to enrolling students with a background in the humanities and social sciences, the MBA program also actively seeks to enroll students with a background in the sciences who may not have studied business administration or economics at the undergraduate level. In this way, the program is closely integrated both with career development and with the proactive cultivation of new businesses and new industries.

Economics (MEc) Program

The Economics (MEc) program seeks to produce researchers and practitioners who possess expert knowledge in economics-related fields and who are capable of undertaking research in a wide range of fields relating to relevant academic and practical issues. The goal of the program is not only to equip students with the knowledge, skills and approaches needed to be able to analyze economic activities, formulate intelligent economic policy, and offer recommendations on ways to make organizations more efficient, but also to help them acquire the ability to effectively apply relevant economic theory, whether working at a government agency, think-tank or business enterprise.
Our graduates have the ability to analyze information relating to economic systems and socioeconomic phenomena from a global perspective and in light of the processes of historical change, and are thus able to exercise a high level of historical awareness and put forward policy proposals for solving significant problems. In order to fully master the core curriculum of macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics, students need to possess good mathematical and statistical skills. The MEc program actively seeks to enroll students with a background in the sciences who may not have studied economics or business administration as undergraduates but who possess a genuine interest in economics.

Finance (MF) Program

The Finance (MF) program is designed to train fund managers, quantitative analysts, risk managers, traders, financial product developers, financial policymakers, financial analysts, financial consultants, financial managers and other financial professionals who can work effectively at global financial centers.

In addition to a core curriculum including investment management, derivatives, financial risk and corporate finance, the MF program has a curriculum carefully designed to achieve an effective balance among the related subjects including mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and data sciences, economics, strategic financial management and managerial strategy in order for students to acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills on finance and corporate management systematically. In addition to these subjects, students are required to complete a financial seminar, a financial case study, and a master's thesis.

Our system has two semesters per academic year. It is conducted through lectures with expertise on the theory of relevant fields and abundant practical experience, by offering in-depth guidance to students.
Also, by inviting researchers from abroad, it is possible to gain rich learning experience through classes taught in English.

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