The two year course is the graduate school's general course of study. Students will select one program from the following four programs and complete the corresponding course requirements. This course has two selection processes ‒ a general selection process which consists of a written entrance examination, and a special selection process for working professionals which considers work experience.


Four Educational Programs Adapted to the Demands of the Times

The Graduate School of Management continually reevaluates its educational programs to
respond to the current needs and conditions of the Japanese economy. The “Service Value
Creation” program was started in the 2010 academic year, and the “Financial Risk
Management” and “Finance and Accounting” programs were combined to form a new “Finance
and Accounting” program in the 2011 academic year. The “Business Creation and
Revitalization” program was reorganized as the “Business Leadership” program in the 2014
academic year. The school thus offers four educational programs tailored to the demands of the
times. For the Two Year Course, students will select one program and fulfill the subject
requirements according to the course requirements.


Business Leadership Program

With intensified global competition, the way organizational or market strategy innovation ought to be
is being questioned. Within organizations, work environments where the future is uncertain, calls for
the need to nurture strong leaders who have the ability to quickly process complicated information
and make decisions with calculated risks. Additionally, in a market influenced by network externalities
where there is a growing movement towards the idea of “winner takes all,” it is increasingly important
to establish leadership. This program aims to merge both the theories and practices of how to realize
strategic superiority of “the individual within an organization” and “businesses within a market”
through the studies of specific cases and through discussions.


Project Operations Management Program

This program corresponds to projects of temporal cooperation between organizations (business
teams) established in order to achieve a certain goal in projects such as large-scale international
projects, development of new technologies, and development of information systems. Project
managers who manage these projects are recognized as very important human resources in the
modern business world. For this reason, this program aims at cultivating international-minded project
managers with diverse management capabilities by developing their management abilities in such
areas as financial management, finance, strategy management, and organizational management.


Service Value Creation Program

This program aims to nurture leading professionals in the advanced service industry who will provide
higher values by improving productivity through innovation. In a time where the economy's service
and information industry is progressing, the program will offer a curriculum to educate management
personnel who understand the importance of and have a mindset for the development/foundation of
service skills and competence. The program will cover the latest methods and theories of
economic/societal value creation of intangible assets, communication skills and such in order to
nurture specialists possessing a high level of knowledge in service and those who will have a mindset
for value creation.


Finance and Accounting Program

This program aims to cultivate specialists who possess the combined knowledge in both areas of
finance/financial technology and accounting, and is suited for those with specialized certifications
such as certified public accountants and securities analysts, or those with specialized careers in
accounting/ finance. The program will produce highly advanced professionals that will play active
roles in the private sector or NPOs. Certified public accountants strong in finance and financial
experts strong in accounting will be nurtured by developing specialized knowledge in areas that
overlap both finance and accounting.


■Two Year Course Outline

◎Most of the classes in this course are instructed in Japanese.
◎The standard term of study is two years with a requirement of 42 credits to complete the course.
◎Enrollment is in April.
◎One educational program must be selected, with the following credits required to complete
the course.

Basic Subjects:

Eight subjects with 16 or more credits including the subjects specified by each program.
The following subjects are the basic subjects specified by each program.
・Business Creation and Revitalization
Microeconomics, Accounting, Management Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Marketing.
・Project Operations Management
Microeconomics, Accounting, Management Strategy, Statistical Analysis, Project Management.
・Service Value Creation
Accounting, Management Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Information Systems Operations
・Finance and Accounting
Microeconomics, Accounting, Management Strategy, Statistical Analysis, Finance.

Specialized Subjects:

14 or more credits (including 8 or more credits in the subjects specified by each program)

Business Practice Subjects:

8 or more credits (including 4 or more credits in the subjects specified by each program)
Internships are regarded as one of the business practice subjects.

Advanced Subjects:

Two subjects with 4 or more credits. (Workshops I and II in the selected program are required) Students may
take up to two workshops.

◎The maximum number of subjects that can be taken in each semester is twelve subjects, 24
credits (the annual maximum is 48 credits).
◎Students must earn 16 credits or more credits in basic and specialized subjects (including 10
required credits in basic subjects) to move on to the second year.
◎Regarding basic subjects, an achievement system is available where students may take an
achievement test for non-registered subjects in order to receive credit certification.
◎If you are moving on to the second year and have decided to change the program you
initially registered for, it should be noted that you must pass the achievement tests of or
complete the basic subjects specified by the program you are changing into.
◎Submitting a master's thesis is not required for course completion.
◎Those who have already met the requirements to move on to the second year as credited
auditors or joint-degree program students prior to being admitted into the school can shorten
the course completion period to one year.

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Kyoto 606-8501, Japan