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The Business School curriculum is composed of Core, Basic, and Advanced courses, enabling students to expand and refine their knowledge in a progressive and systematic way. Efficient learning is facilitated by the introduction of a quarter (half-semester) system.

First year Students learn the foundational knowledge as a basis of their study.
Students enhance their professional ethics and English ability by taking Business Ethics and English Communication as compulsory courses. Students are required to take 10 or more credits from the Core course group and 10 or more credits related to their specialized study program from the Basic course group to learn the foundational knowledge for studying business.
Second year Students build on their foundational knowledge to deepen their research on themes of their own interest.
Students who major in the Management / Marketing / Finance program are required to take Group Research Project and Individual Research in which students research themes or topics of their own interest. Students will choose an instructor for their research, and major in the instructor’s program.
Students who major in the Global Public Management Program are required to take Research Project in the United Nations or Research Project in Foreign Affairs and conduct research on a theme related to management of international public institutions. They are also required to take Internship in the United Nations or Internship in Diplomatic Institutions to brush up their expertise and practical skills.

Curriculum (PDF Download)

Course Description

The following are examples of the wide range of offerings in IMC.

Core Courses
Basic Courses

<Specialized Study Programs and Advanced Courses>
Management Program
Marketing Program
Finance Program
Global Public Management (GPM) Program

Model Study Plan

These are samples of model study plans by specialized study programs.

Model Study Plan (PDF Download)


Timetables (PDF Download)

Accelerated Graduation

The standard requirement for graduation is enrollment for a minimum of 2 years, and the acquisition of at least 44 credits. However, if a student who has work experience after graduation from university takes courses in the Business School, before formal entry, during the Summer and Winter intensive periods, or in the evening or at weekends, it is possible to obtain the required number of credits and graduate in one and a half years. Application for Accelerated Graduation must be made at the time of entry to the IBA.

Courses Offered in Other KGU Programs

Students in International Management Course (IMC) whose Japanese-language ability is judged to be adequate may take credits from courses offered in the Accounting School, the Corporate Management Course and other graduate programs within Kwansei Gakuin University.