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Business and Economics – Japanese Business and the Global Economy

How do economies function ? What is the role of business in society ?
How can we evaluate economic systems ? What creates wealth and poverty ?

Highlighting local and regional Japanese business practices against the backdrop of an increasingly integrated world economy, courses in this concentration provide students with a strong grounding in the core elements of contemporary business practices, while fostering development of the breadth and depth in understanding that is characteristic of a liberal arts degree. Introductory and intermediate courses introduce students to accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and management theories using illustrations from Japan.

In advanced courses, students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in an international context. Students who have concentrated their studies in business and economics are comfortable with both qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis, allowing them to use practical reasoning to resolve the challenges that they are faced with in their jobs and daily lives.

Major Courses for this concentration

  • Introduction to Contemporary Economics and Business
  • Introduction to the Japanese Economy
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Business Administration
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Society and Economy in Kyoto

● Each course is two credits.
  • Consumers and the Market in Japan
  • Ecology and Economy in Japan
  • Industry and Labor in Japan
  • The Creative Industries in Contemporary Japan
  • The Financial System in Japan
  • Financial Accounting in Japan
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Japanese Corporations

● Each course is two credits.
  • Economic Growth
  • International Economics
  • Corporate Strategy and Organization
  • Management Accounting in Japan
  • International Marketing
  • International Business Communication
  • Industry and Corporation in Kyoto
  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Economics

● Each course is two credits.