The Faculty of Economics, the Department of Economics
The Faculty of Economics offers a wide range of specialized subjects mainly in seminar-style small classes starting from the first year. In 2018, we launched a new finance course tailored to those considering a career in the finance industry (such as banking or stockbroking).
Financial Education by professionals
The finance pathway features a rich and diverse line-up of lectures by experts in finance, not only from academia and but also from business world, providing students with real-world insights to augment theoretical studies. Students gain an appreciation of money movement and can develop the skills and competencies required for a career in banking, stockbroking, insurance or elsewhere in the finance sector.
Advanced classes to prepare for public service examinations and graduate schools
The Faculty of Economy offers special advanced classes for students wishing to extend their economic skills in preparation for the public service examinations or entrance examinations for postgraduate schools. In 2017, three students from the advanced class passed the entrance examination for the Graduate School of Economics at the University of Tokyo, while another four achieved an S rank score (standard deviation of 73+) in the Economics Record Examination (ERE Micro/Macro).
Small classes in seminar style
Students in the Faculty of Economics benefit from small-sized classes from the first year, where they acquire a solid grounding in the fundamentals of economic theory, which would be helpful when students learn specialized subjects such as Macroeconomics and Microeconomics in the second year, with a view to maximizing their scores in the ERE examination.
Four-year course structure
First-year Focusing on general academic and communication skills
First-year students attend an induction camp in April, where they can get to know one another and form long-lasting friendships. In the first year, students belong to small-group seminars in three areas: Mathematics Seminar, Economics Seminar, and First-Year Seminar, all of which are designed to develop both academic and communication skills. Mathematics Seminar explores the mathematical skills which gives our students an advantage regarding an aptitude test like SPI.
Second-year Introduction of topic-specific subjects
In the second year, students are introduced to specialized subjects such as Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, which form the basis of subsequent areas of study such as International Economics, Environmental Economics and Labor Economics. Students also take part in Basic Seminar designed to develop debating and presentation skills, which are indispensable for their future job placement.
Third-year Presentation contest
The third year sees the introduction of Research Seminars. Most of the students participate in the Seminar–to-Seminar presentation contest where they deliver presentations on what they have learned in each Research Seminar class. The contest is one of the biggest events on our faculty’s calendar, with prizes for the winners. Students are also encouraged to take part in internships during the summer break. It will provide students with real-world experiences that will prove invaluable for finding future employment.
Fourth-year Determining future career
The fourth year is in the midst of job-hunting. Some will try to acquire additional qualifications. Students at advanced classes will give a challenge to take public service examinations or postgraduate entrance examinations.