The Faculty of Economics is firmly committed to education and research excellence in major areas of Economics, including Economic Development, Economic Geography, Economic Inequality, Economic Theory, Economics of Transition and Institutional Change, Energy Markets, Environmental Education, Finance Theory, Financial System, History of Economic Thought, History of Political Economy, International Trade, Japanese Economy, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Monetary Policy, Public Economics, Public Finance, Regional Economic Integration, Social and Economic Policy, Social Security, Spatial Economics, Trade Policy, Transportation Economics, and Urban and Transportation Planning, inter alia.
The expertise in Business Administration covers also many important areas, including Business Design, Business Succession, Corporate Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Distribution Systems, Management Accounting, Managerial and Cost Accounting, Energy Finance, Entrepreneurship, Financial Accounting, Fintech, History of Management Theory, Human Resources Management, Industrial Agglomeration, Investment Theory, Japanese Business History, Lean Production System, Management Strategy, Management Theory, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Supply Chain Management, and Venture Finance, inter alia.
This expertise covers also essential areas of related knowledge in Law, International Relations, Information Science, and Communication, including Administrative Law, Artificial Intelligence, Civil Law, Cognitive Science, Commercial Law, Computer Science, Constitutional Law, Corporate Law, Environmental Education, Environmental Law, Information Processing, International Relations, Japanese Writing, History of Chinese Thought, Programming Principles, and Tax Law, inter alia.
There is also a strong and active engagement in academic and research activities both individually and in collaboration with interested parties within and outside Wakayama University, involving businesses, partner universities, and government agencies, including the Central Bank of Lithuania, Osaka University, Shandong University, and L'école de management Audencia Business School, among others. Given this broad spectrum of experience and expertise, the Faculty offers a diverse and inclusive environment, and a variety of educational programs that meet the needs of prospective students, and bridge the skills gap between the demand and supply of soft and technical skills. Certainly, critical thinking, analytical skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to deal with uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity will play a crucial role in the success or failure of professional careers.
This is an invitation to Japanese students as well as international students to explore our unique set of undergraduate and graduate programs. The Expert Course presents an opportunity for excellent students to undertake an integrated Undergraduate-Master’s program. We are confident that these programs can promote a deeper knowledge and better understanding, and have the potential to place our graduates at the cross-roads of successful professional career paths in growing sectors, businesses, and industries, and enable them to pursue rewarding studies in leading academic institutions.