Faculty of Economics

Interpreting the flow of people, material and money to explore the way an even happier society should be.

Educational Policies and Purposes

Based on the spirit of the founding of the university, the Faculty of Economics aims to have students acquire the ability to logically analyze the fundamental theories that economics has cultivated and economic phenomena, as well as understand international and regional diversity in order to nurture people who will work towards discovering and resolving issues.

*Department of Contemporary Economics
*Department of International Economics

The number of students at the Fukakusa Campus: 2,414
Male students: 1,821; Female students: 593 (As of May 1, 2017)

NEWS AND TOPICS

What is required in economics is the presentation of solutions towards the creation of a new economic and social system for the 21st century. The Faculty of Economics aims to nurture leaders with problem solving, policymaking and information processing abilities who can apply the theories that they have learned to approach issues from multiple angles.


Approach modern society from a variety of academic fields

From mathematics to history and social studies, there is no one single way to approach economics. The faculty offers 10 specialized programs in the two departments as well as four faculty-wide courses, allowing students to choose a field to major in that matches their own interests.

Learning in a proactive and practical manner through a combination of social experience and academics

From mathematics to history and social studies, there is no one single way to approach economics. The faculty offers 10 specialized programs in the two departments as well as four faculty-wide courses, allowing students to choose a field to major in that matches their own interests.


Consistent small-group education that starts in the freshman year

Students start seminar activities from their freshman year. Based on a consistent guiding principle, students gradually deepen their studies from introductory seminar research to fundamental and full-fledged research. Through attentive guidance from the professors in a small-group setting, students will be able to steadily develop their skills.


Voluntary learning through surveys,
research and presentations developsskills and abilities

The Faculty of Economics allows students to decide their own themes and then offers the students numerous opportunities to conduct literature research and off-campus field surveys and then to give presentations on their results. Through competitive research presentations among seminars, students develop their ability to discover and resolve issues through voluntary learning.

Supporting TOEIC® tests in order to nurture individuals who excel in English language abilities

The TOEIC test is held in approximately 120 countries worldwide and is a test that comprehensively determines the test taker’s English communication ability. It is not a pass/fail test but instead evaluates someone using a numeric score, and it is also popular as a qualification to include on resumes when looking for a job. In order to support students in their studying of English, the Faculty of Economics covers all TOEIC test expenses for the students, promoting and supporting the nurturing of individuals who will be active on the stage of international business.


Promoting the taking of ERE exams. Covering all testing fees

The ERE is a test that evaluates on a nationwide level, the test taker’s basic mathematical and theoretical understanding of economics as well as their ability to apply it in actual economics. Ryukoku University recommends that students take the ERE test as a specific evaluation objective of what they have learned and for the development of skills that they will require in the business society. The test takes place at the university and the university also covers all test expenses to support the advancement of the student’s knowledge and abilities.

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