The curriculum that allows the pursuit of comprehensive expertise cultivates capabilities to address various domestic and overseas policy challenges.
Within the complex international environment of contemporary economic society, we are exposed to rapid computerization. The Graduate School of Economics aims to cultivate individuals who can view the reality and changes analytically and comprehensively, from a global perspective, and take up various policy challenges, thus creating their own future with positive and creative attitudes.
The curriculum emphasizes the following three aspects:
demonstration, application, and policy making. We adopt new fields that have emerged at a rapid pace as well as the traditional field of economics. Students can thus improve their comprehensive research competency as well as specialized skills. Various measures are taken to enrich the quality of education. For example, parallel lectures are given by two or more teachers to build basic strength and cultivate capabilities to cope with various domestic and overseas policy challenges.
In addition to undergraduates who wish to continue research, we offer supplementary courses for working people who feel the need to study and those who have completed their undergraduate study in fields other than economics. We also provide foreign students with English programs, thus being flexible with various requirements to accept as many students with diverse backgrounds as possible.
Graduate School of Economics English Language ProgramWelcome to the Graduate School of Economics, English Program Section
Tokyo International University’s Graduate School of Economics offers international students the chance to earn a Master’s or PhD degrees entirely in English. All course work, tutorial seminars, and thesis/dissertation writing are conducted in English. Students will obtain a degree on completion of coursework and submission of a thesis/dissertation within the period of time allowed.
Over the past 10 years, we have accepted 45 students from 22 different countries (see map). These students have studied a range of topics, from economic development in their home country, econometric analyses and economic theory. International students from non-English speaking countries are accepted with the understanding that they are sufficiently proficient in English to complete courses. No intensive language classes are available.
Students are accepted into the program twice a year, in either April or October. Two year residence is required to complete the Master’s program. We offer scholarships to students who receive distinguished scores on a scholarship examination. The scholarship provided exempts students from paying tuition.
The program has a close relationship with the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (UN-SIAP) of the ESCAP, UN. Every year our Master’s program accepts students with diplomas from the SIAP training courses.
Our school was awarded a prize in 2010 by the Japan Statistical Association for conscientious support and encouragement of statistic officials (SIAP diploma holders) in Asian countries. We plan to continue our efforts to train and guide students who can return to their countries and make meaningful contributions to economic development.
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With 30 Graduate students from 11 countries of various parts of the world, midterm presentation for the Master’s Thesis was held on 5th November. Midterm presentation is an annual event for the graduate students who are qualified to submit master’s thesis at the end of the term to present the essence of their research and have exchanges with Professors and fellow students.
This year 14 qualified students, who are planning to graduate in March 2013, presented their efforts all day in two presentation rooms divided by English Program and Japanese Program. Vigorous questions and comments were given for each presentation. The exchanges still continued at the after-party in a more relaxed manner with cookies and tea provided by the Graduate School. The students were encouraged to make full use of given comments for successful completion of their thesis.