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  • Professor
    Yuji Maeda
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Ph.D. (Business Administration, Graduate School of Business and Economics, Shiga University) 2006; MBA (Finance, Graduate School of Business, Indiana University) 1996; Associate Professor, Shiga University (International Center) 2007-2009; Insurance Planner at Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance Co. 2005-2007; Senior Risk Consultant at Marsh Inc. 1996-2004 ; Risk Engineer at Kemper Insurance Co. 1988-1994

    Main subjects to be taught

    Corporate Finance, Financial Risk Management, Statistics, Individual Research

  • Professor
    David T. Methé
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Ph.D. (University of California, Irvine, Graduate School of Management) 1985-91, Assistant Professor of Rochester Institute of Technology (College of Business); 1991-97, Assistant Professor of University of Michigan Business School (Ann Arbor); 1997-99, Associate Professor of Kobe University Research Institute of Economics and Business;1999-2005, Associate Professor of Faculty of Comparative Culture, Sophia University

    Main subjects to be taught

    Corporate Strategy, International Management, Leadership and Corporate Renewal, Technology Management, Advanced Topics in Business F, Group Research Project, Individual Research

  • Professor
    Shun-ichi Murata
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Professor for Development Studies, School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University (Kobe-Sanda Campus), Hyogo, Japan (November 2015--present)
    Dean, Graduate Programme for UN and Foreign Studies (under the auspices of University President Office)

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  • Professor
    Katsuhiko Okada
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Ph.D. (Kobe University 2006), MBA(Washington University John M Olin School of Business 1990). Traded derivative products in equities extensively in Morgan Stanley New York, Tokyo and managed the derivative desk at UBS Tokyo as a FVP. Subsequently set up a hedge fund management firm in Singapore, which later grew as one of the largest hedge funds in Asia. Currently, as a CEO of Magne-Max Capital Management (www.magne-max.com), Artificial Intelligence based investment advisory firm, advising major institutional investors in Japan. Research interest is in asset pricing and behavioral finance. 

    Main subjects to be taught

    Special Topics in Finance

  • Professor
    Yoshinobu Sato
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Doctoral Candidate, Kobe University of Commerce. 1981-88, Assistant and Associate Professor, Okayama Shoka University. 1988-2005, Associate Professor and Professor of University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences. 1993-94, Visiting Scholar, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, U.S.A. 1996-2000, Dean, Nakauchi Business School, University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences.

    Main subjects to be taught

    Marketing Strategy, Special Topics in Marketing

  • Professor
    Takahiro Shinyo
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Vice-President International of Kwansei Gakuin University since 2012
    Prof. Shinyo passed Higher Diplomatic Service Examination for Govt. of Japan while he was a student of Osaka University.  He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately after his graduation in 1972 and had served as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Federal Republic of Germany, Director-General, Multilateral Cooperation Department and others. 

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  • Professor
    Osamu Suzuki
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Ph. D. (Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce and Management) 2008; MBA (Stanford University Graduate School of Business) 1998 Active in strategic management consulting (for Japanese as well as foreign clients) and in executive training programs (focused on business strategy formulation exercises) at Boston Consulting Group 1998-2005 Specialized on financial performance analysis and on consulting for strategic cross-border alliances (including market research and alliance partner selection) at Nomura Research Institute 1992-1996

    Main subjects to be taught

    Management, Designing Organizational Systems, Organizational Behavior, Group Research Project, Individual Research

  • Professor
    Schumpeter Tamada
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Ph.D. (University of Tokyo) MPA(Harvard University)1990-1999, Deputy Director, Technology Policy Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. 1999-2002, Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba. 2002-2005, Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry. Faculty Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry.

    Main subjects to be taught

    Product Innovation

  • Professor
    Susumu Tokusaki
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Associate Dean - Accounting School. Ph.D. (Business Administration, Graduate School of Social Science, Konan University); MPA (Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University); BBA (School of Business Administration, Kwansei Gakuin University). CMA (Certified Management Accountant); CFM (Certified Financial Manager). 2012-2014, Steering Committee Member, Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association; 2008-Present, Councilor, Kansai-Chubu Region of the Japanese Association of Management Accounting; 2005-Present, Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University Accounting School; Before 2005, Manager, International Investment Consulting, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu / Manager, Citibank, N.A., / etc.

    Main subjects to be taught

    Cost and Management Accounting, Strategic Management Accounting

  • Professor
    Hiroshi Yutani
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Ph. D. (Economics, Chuo University) 2010, MBA (Finance and Accounting, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester) 1990, Senior Auditor at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation 2005-2012, Strategy Planning at Aikawa Iron Works Co., Ltd. 2003-2005, He engaged in international banking, including credit analysis, turning around corporate, and project financing as well as commercial banking at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation 1983-1988 and 1990-2003

    Main subjects to be taught

    Principles of Finance, Capital Markets, Business Economics, Asian Financial Market, Group Research Project, Individual Research

  • Associate Professor
    Norlia Ahmad
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Ph.D. (Hiroshima University, Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation), 2004. She was a research fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Otaru University of Commerce (2006-2008), a former faculty member of Business and Management School, Open University Malaysia (2004-2006) and briefly served as an Assistant Vice President of Khazanah Nasional, an investment agency of Malaysian government.

    Main subjects to be taught

    Marketing Management, Marketing Case Analysis, Advanced Topics in Business A, Group Research Project, Individual Research

  • Associate Professor
    Mohammad Badrul Haider
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Ph.D. (Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University), 2012, MBA (Accounting and Information Systems, University of Dhaka),2003. He has more than 8 years of teaching experience in universities including University of Dhaka. His research interests include social and environmental accounting, reporting and auditing, corporate accountability issues, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate sustainability management. His paper titled "An Overview of Corporate Social and Environmental Reporting (CSER) in Developing Countries" was awarded as the best published paper in the Issues in Social and Environmental Accounting Journal in 2010.

    Main subjects to be taught

    Accounting for Decision Making、Financial Reporting & Analysis

  • Associate Professor
    Hironori Kodama
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    MBA (Marketing, Graduate School of Business, Indiana University) 1996.President of Marketing I's Co.Ltd.2011-Present specialized on marketing consulting focusing on brand management and marketing communications,management lectures and management training programs. Formerly: Senior Manager, Brand and Retail Management of Amazon Japan 2001-2002.Marketing Director of MasterCard Japan 2002-2003, etc.

    Main subjects to be taught

    Brand Management, Marketing Communication, Advanced Topics in Business B,Individual Research

  • Assistant professor
    Erick Gonzales
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Ph.D., Master in Economics (Kobe University) and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering (Universidad Mayor de San Simon). Trained in political economy of development (LSE); intersection of business, finance, and government (Harvard University); and small enterprise development (SBC). Served as consultant for the World Bank Group's IFC (2014-2015), experienced working at the Inter-American Development Bank (2013) and the United Nations ISDR (2011-2012). Academic and teaching experience at UMSS and Kobe University. Invited to do a breakout presentation at the Doing Business Research Conference at Georgetown University (2014) and published research with IFC (2015). Research interests have a special focus on the investment climate, cooperation, and business ethics for private sector development.

    Main subjects to be taught

    Business Ethics, Making Ethical Decisions

  • Visiting Professor
    Masaaki Kotabe
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    Ph. D (Graduate School of Business Administration), Michigan State University Ambassador Edward Clark Centennial Fellow Professor, The University of Texas at Austin,1990-98 / President, the Academy of International Business, 2016-2017 / Advisor, Export Promotion Council, UN and WTO, currently the Washburn Chair Professor of International Business and Marketing, Temple University

    Main subjects to be taught

    Advanced Topics in Business C

  • Visiting Professor
    Jun Kukita
  • Most Recent Degree and Professional Experience

    He has served in UNICEF between 1986 and 2015, recently as Representative for Kazakhstan (2011-2015) as well as for East Timor (2007-2011, under UNMIT), and in the past as Senior Adviser in New York Headquarters, Deputy Representative for Bangladesh, Deputy Head of Tokyo Office, Programme Officer in Namibia (1989-1992, under UNTAG), and acting head of office in Maldives. He studied communication and linguistics at Seinan Gakuin University, Sociology and Ethnic Relations at the National University of Singapore, and Education and Psychology at the Graduate School of Kyushu University, where he obtained a Master's degree and further studied for his doctorate. During his service in East Timor he was decorated with "Ordem de Timor-Leste Insignia" from President Ramos-Horta for his contributions to peace and development of East Timor, and in New York Headquarters, he was awarded the World Bank "Presidential Award for Excellence in Financial Innovation" forging a broad partnership for Global Polio Eradication Programme. He had retired from UNICEF in January 2015 and has taken up a professorship to help students and young professionals pursue their careers with the UN system.

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