■ Professional Degree Program


Admission Policy

The Graduate School of Management (Professional Degree program) has developed active education and research, based on the tradition and spirit of Kyoto University, to nurture highly specialized professionals with specialized knowledge and capacity.

The course offers a unique curriculum as it strives to bridge the gap between theory and practice within the business world and is offered to talented individuals from many diverse backgrounds. We are willing to accept students who have various backgrounds such as professional business people, and new graduate students as well as foreign students.

The individuals who best fit the requirements to study in GSM will possess the following three capabilities based on our mission and approach.

(1) Individuals who possess a robust will to study on the complicated and diversifying problems to which current management is facing, autonomously.

(2) Individuals who are able to participate on the educational program of the professional degree course which is aimed at highly professional business people with a strong intellectual desire and awareness of their social responsibility.

(3) Individuals with an ability to improve themselves mutually within a class.

Furthermore, the international project management course accepts individuals who have graduated from various departments, with and without work experience, from various coutries. Selection in this course will find individuals with a clear understanding with regards to the problems of present-day project management. as the course offers a high level of professionalism accompanied with practical skills which focus on real management. Whilst vocational experience and motivation can advance and assist a candidate in the selection process, GSM does not discriminate against any applicant for this course for reasons such as race, religion, gender, age, nationality, political ideology, or any person with any physical disability.

 

Curriculum Policy

In order to realize the Graduate School of Management's "Mission" and "Approach", the curriculum policy has been established with two main pillars.
First, the curriculum allows for students to complete their course in a step-by-step process. They will initially build a strong base of fundamental
knowledge then build upon it by learning theoretical and practical knowledge through the basic subjects, learning in the specialized subjects, practical
learning in the business practice subjects, then utilize their learning in the advanced subjects. In addition, in order to update the learning, participating in academic seminars and/or symposiums is required.

Secondly, the curriculum is organized into the three courses, "Two Year Course", "One and a Half Year Course (Finance/Accounting)" and the "International Project Management Course", and four programs offered within the "Two Year Course"; "Business Leadership", "Project Operations
Management", "Service Value Creation", and "Finance and Accounting" in which it is required to take some subjects in English.

Management in the corporate environment often experiences large changes, making it necessary for a curriculum which can adapt to them.
The Graduate School of Management evaluates and reconsiders its curriculum whenever needed in order to incorporate the latest trends, theories and methods in management. The school always makes an effort to improve and/or develop the curriculum, which can be evaluated by stakeholders, through increasing student’s practical competence and helping them to bring socially valuable business to the fore.

 

Diploma Policy

The school will confer the degree of "Master of Business Administration (Professional Degree)" to students who have attended during the designated study term and have completed the required number of credits for one of the professional degree programs aforementioned in the curriculum policy.

 

 

■ Doctoral Program


Admission Policy

The Graduate School of Management Department of Management Science (Doctoral program) has developed active education and research, based on our tradition and spirit to nurture highly specialized professional doctors as a global business leader having a high research capability and an ample practical business activity.

A masters or a professional degree is principally required to be accepted on the doctoral program, and the selection process which will choose a highly professional business person with actual business experience is considered.
The individuals who best fit the requirements to research this program will possess the following three capabilities based on our mission and approach.

(1) Individuals who understand and share the philosophy of the graduate school, and possess a robust will to study on the current complicated and diversifying problems autonomously.

(2) Individuals who are able to participate on the educational program of the doctoral program which is aimed at highly specialized professional doctors with a strong intellectual desire and awareness of their social responsibility.

(3) Individuals who possesses the necessary basic academic skills and the ability to execute the realization of the philosophy and purpose of this graduate school.

 

Curriculum Policy

In order to realize the Graduate School of Management's "Mission" and "Approach", the curriculum policy has been established with two main pillars.
Firstly, after receiving lectures, seminars, and exercises including course work and the knowledge of the management science by the training and research methodology, each student will have the opportunity to specialize in one of the following three research areas such as "practice finance", "service innovation and design", and "project management", to ensure that the student is capable of applying their skills on a practical level within a real business administration. Secondly, in the current age of global competition, previously unknown problems that are difficult to forecast will arise, creating unique problems in the conventional education framework that will become more of a serious issue. When a student is ready to pass the examination of dissertation for their Ph.D., a tutorial team, that is the instruction members consisting of the teachers varying within that specialized field, is formed, and the research guidance is clearly placed as the required subject "Study on Management Science". The curriculum contains a series of examinations that form part of the assessment process. They include, "preparative examination of doctoral dissertation", "qualifying examination of doctoral dissertation" and "midway examination of doctoral dissertation" to reach the final "examination of doctoral dissertation". These examinations are set as part of the doctor’s degree education and are totally supervised throughout the latter period of the graduate course.

 

Diploma Policy

The The GSM has established a curriculum policy to realize the misson, mentioned above. The school will confer the degree of "Doctor of Philosophy in Management Science (Doctoral Degree)" to students who have attended during the designated study term and have completed the required number of credits for one of the doctoral programs aforementioned in the curriculum policy, and have passed the examination of doctoral dissertation. The examination of doctoral dissertation is executed to check the validity of the thesis to ensure it possesses the required academic significance, novelty, creativity and applied value for an actual field of study. It is also to test whether the doctoral degree candidate possesses the necessary planning and promotion ability to conduct research, has the ability to structure their presentation results, obtains a wide professional knowledge of the industry, and displays a high standard of ethics within the study of art and science.

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Kyoto University Graduate School of Management Administrative Office

Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

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