The Master’s Course in Economic Policy was founded in 1968 and its Doctoral Course in 1970 to produce academics and researchers in the fields of economics and management. The Master’s Course in Japanese Economy and Management started in 1989 to provide business people with up-to-date knowledge and advanced analytical ability. Many graduates of our school are now leaders in various sections.

However, Japanese society has been experiencing rapid change recently. Specifically, it has become necessary for business people to acquire a higher level of professional knowledge in economics and management, along with the development and globalization of the Japanese economy. In response to this public requirement, we started two departments, Analysis of Economic Policy and Japanese Economy & Management in 2005. Furthermore, in 2008 we reorganized the two departments into the Department of Economics and the Department of Management.

Special Features

1. Graduate School for a Wide Range of Students
We welcome/accept a wide range of students including foreign students and mature students. In 1989 NCU was the first university in Japan to offer a master’s program to students returning to university after they had gained work experience. Since then, more than 300 of these students have completed their master’s degrees.

2. Both Daytime and Evening-Classes are Available
We deliver all subjects both daytime and evening. So normally, you can take all the subjects you need in two years.

3. Research Paper
You can submit two “research papers” instead of the master’s thesis. The research paper is a kind of term paper written on a specific subject under the intensive guidance of your advisors.

4. Practical Education by Leaders of Business and Local Community
We also offer “workshops” or a series of seminars provided by active leaders of the business and local community. For instance, in 2008 we carried out a workshop under the theme of “The Voices of Top Management in the Tokai Area” by the lecturers invited from Chubu Electric Power, Menicon, Inax, and so on.