Faculty of Business
Seeking New Knowledge and Innovation for Global Business
Over the past 130 years, since the foundation in 1880 for fostering business education and research in Osaka, the Graduate School / Faculty of Business (GSB/FB) and its predecessors have sent off thousands of excellent graduates into the world of business and research. The institution has established its reputation as one of the top three Japanese business schools along with Hitotsubashi University and Kobe University.
In order to provide better educations and meet the new needs for research in today's global markets, GSB has launched new master's and doctoral programs in April 2002 under the concept of "Global Business". "Global"here means not only international but also inter-disciplinary. We emphasize that business knowledge is created and integrated beyond its disciplinary base, and is also extended to worldwide and focused on local matters. Hence, our "Global Business"concept aims at integrating essential elements of business society such as"internationalization and localization"or"private and public".
In order to secure research's creativity and flexibility, we organized our "Global Business Program" by a so-called GSB matrix which consists of subject groups and research units.
ubject groups, as the first dimension of the GSB matrix, are composed of four subjects: Management, Accounting, Finance and Distribution, and Industry and Region. Every subject provides both basic and advanced knowledge of the area. Students can choose any one as their major or minor. In the second dimension of GSB matrix, there are five research units: Strategic Management, Management Information, International Business, Industry Creation, and Public and Environmental Management. Every research unit is designed for the purpose of specialized and focused research. Students can make a variety of choices by selecting different subjects and units.
In addition, graduate students are supposed to take research methodological classes: Qualitative Methodology, Quantitative Methodology and Systems Methodology. We also provide an MBA course called "Graduate Research Project for Business Experts and Executives". For this research project we set different research themes and assign two faculty staff every year. Each theme continues two years and usually is conducted by ten students.
|Management||Accounting||Finance & Distribution||Industry & Region|
|Research Units||Strategic Management||Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Business History, Corporate Finance||Cost Management||Marketing||Risk Management|
|Management Information||Operations Management, Production Systems||Financial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Business Analysis and Valuation||Distribution System Statistical Analysis||Industrial Statistics|
|International Business||International Management||Global Strategic Management Accounting||International Monetary Economics, Trade Theory, Securities Market||International Location of Industries|
|Industry Creation||Venture Management, Types of Firms, Marketing and Distribution||Monetary Theory & Practice, Financial Institutions||Industry, Histories of Industries, Regional, Management|
|Public & Environmental Management||Management and Organization in Multicultural Society||Public Sector Accounting, Social and Environmental Accounting & Reporting||Environmental Policy, Economics of Technology, Transport Studies|
We place great importance on small grouped tutorials in our undergraduate programs. For juniors and seniors we have specific field- seminar, for freshmen and sophomore we provide pro-seminar and project-seminar separately. Varieties of subjects are also provided from each course unit such as Management, Management Information, International Business, Industry and Urban City Management, Finance & Distribution, and Accounting.
|Management||Business Administration, Management, Business History, Business Administration History, Strategic Management, Management Organization, Production Management, etc.|
|Management Information||Management Information Systems, Information Society, Information Economics, Information Management, Operations Management, Business Statistics, Industrial Statistics, etc.|
|International Business||International Business, International Finance, Trade Practice, Foreign Exchange, Development Finance, Trade, Trade Policy, etc.|
|Industry & Urban City Management||Industry, Economics of Technology, Regional Economics, Industry Location, Regional Management, Urban Transport, Environmental Economics, Environmental Policy, etc.|
|Finance & Distribution||Finance, Financial Institutions, Financial System, Development Finance, Commerce, Japanese Distribution Policy, Distribution System, Consumer Behavior, etc.|
|Accounting||Accounting, Financial Accounting, Auditing, Accounting Information Systems, Management Accounting, International Management Accounting, Basic Cost Accounting, etc.|
Programs Supports for International Students
We provide many choices Supports for International Students in entrance exam and curriculums, and besides, Osaka City is also a right place to learn Japanese business practice and Japanese culture. As a result of our effort, a lot of international students have graduated from our graduate and undergraduate program. They come from various countries and have different backgrounds, and now they are playing an active role in multinational companies, national and local governments, international agencies and academic fields.
In order to intensify international joint research and exchange programs, we have established an international business school network with many worldwide leading universities. International business seminars are frequently held at the GSB/FB Conference Room, a room full equipped with latest computers and audiovisual presentation systems.
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