The Graduate School of Economics established its masters program in 1982 and doctoral program in 1985. It aims to foster qualified specialists able to respond to issues arising in today’s rapidly changing society. In particular, we foster specialists and researchers capable of creative theories and their applied analysis. As a result, many graduates go on to become valued and respected researchers in research institutions, public officials, and professionals in private enterprise.
The school has five programs and courses: 1) The Comprehensive Economics Program offering advanced skills and theories for economists, 2) The Comprehensive Inter-civic Relations Program to foster leaders in the fields of social action, local government and international cooperation, 3) The Public Finance and Tax Jurisprudence Program specializing in public finance, public economics and taxation law, 4) The NPO and Regional Government Studies Course, to foster leaders of regional development, especially among working people, and 5) The Graduate Program of Asian and African Studies (GPAAS) which is the only graduate program in a private university in Japan focusing on the regions of Asia and Africa.