Diploma Policy (DP) / Curriculum Policy (CP)
Diploma Policy (DP)
Curriculum Policy (CP)
- Based on the diploma policy, the Department's curriculum is organized so students will be able to gain expertise vital for conducting business in English. Moreover, students can learn various ways of thinking and methodologies efficiently and in a systematic way to act from a global perspective at all times.
- In the first year, mainly based on the "Musashino Initial" program, Musashino University's liberal education system which provides a basic, common platform for implementing its university-wide education policy, students acquire basic scholastic abilities to study their major subjects. At the same time, it also includes introductory subjects, will provide the basis for completing specialized subjects within the Department.
- Regarding language skills, students in their first year will also start taking English, Chinese, and Japanese courses in order to acquire the language skills necessary for conducting global business. Students are required to complete Japanese courses by the second year and Chinese courses by the third year. Thus, students acquire sufficient language skills to conduct business at a practical level.
- The curriculum for the second year consists of Global Studies, which is a requirement for all departments of the Faculty, and specialized courses of the department, which are introductory level and required. In particular, Global Studies is linked with Global Projects in the third year. In this research-based course of study, Japanese students and students from overseas form teams of mixed nationalities to work on research assignments. Thereby developing the ability to understand different cultures and acquiring communication and language use skills.
- The curriculum for the third year and thereafter consists of subjects in which students identify issues to be addressed, build up and verify hypotheses, find solutions to the issues, and compile the results from research for their graduation thesis under the close guidance of their academic advisor. Students select their specialized subjects through consultation with their academic advisor or a group of teachers taking their career plans into consideration. The greatest characteristic of specialized subjects is that many of the teachers have a wealth of practical business experience and incorporate ways of thinking and methodologies based on such experience into their lessons.
Liberal Education and Fundamental Scholastic Abilities
Allowing students to acquire liberal education and fundamental scholastic abilities while learning independently.
Enabling students to display their specialized abilities using English. Developing a professional eye for the economy (economics), acquiring the ability to manage organizations (management), handle financial and accounting data (accounting), and providing value to customers (marketing).
CP1 Knowledge and Specialization
Prior to taking classes in the areas of specialization in one’s major, students will enroll in “Musashino Initial”, which constitutes a liberal arts education program for students in all the departments at the university. The aim of “Musashino Initial" is to provide the students with the basic technique and knowledge necessary for college learning. Toward this goal, the students will take classes in, 1) Buddhist Studies, 2) Health and Physical Education, 3) Smart Intelligence Computing, 4) Creating Happiness Program (CHP), 5) Field Studies, and so on.
The curriculum is organized so that by studying specialized subjects in Global Business in English, in addition to technical knowledge, students will develop their practical English skills which can be utilized in real situations in the global business setting. Specialized subjects offered include management, trade, finance, and accounting.
Ability to Understand Oneself and Others
Ability to understand what people with different cultural backgrounds think and convey what one thinks.
Ability to Identify the Problem
Ability to detect issues and develop research questions.
Ability to Take the Initiative, Act, and Control Stress
Ability to solve problems while taking the initiative to communicate with others and displaying one's leadership.
Developing ethical and moral views to respect humanity.
CP2 Interest, Attitude, and Character
- In order to develop the ability to conduct business from a global perspective, specialized subjects and seminars combine academic research and practical experience in global business to offer a curriculum that consists of classes covering diverse ways of thinking and methodologies based on practical business experience.
Information Analysis, Logical Thinking, and Judgment
Ability to develop and verify hypotheses from the viewpoint of society or organization as a whole based on strategic thinking.
Problem Solving Skills
Capable of making an original proposal, which is based on numbers, by using ideas and methodology acquired in class and seminars in order to analyze management problems from different point of views.
Creative Thinking Skills
Ability to analyze managerial issues from various angles and propose unique measures to deal with them.
CP3 Thinking and Judgment
- The curriculum is organized so that students can complete all required subjects by the time they graduate by interrelating global communication skills and the ability to utilize several languages, identify and solve problems with business and management expertise. In particular, students acquire the ability to identify issues independently on their own initiative and develop and verify hypotheses based on the ways of thinking and methodologies they learn mainly through seminars. Furthermore, they acquire the ability to take the initiative to propose several solutions to issues from the viewpoint of a global society and organization as a whole based on strategic thinking.
- Seminars in different fields of expertise provide opportunities to learn common social issues from several perspectives in order to allow students to experience the effectiveness of interdisciplinary approaches to the identification of issues and their solution. In addition, students from different seminars master the ability to manage carrying out tasks in a systematic way through collaboration among them. In the curriculum, graduation theses are viewed as the consummation of learning in the Department.
Language and Communication Skills
Ability to effectively use English, Chinese, and Japanese to adapt oneself to different cultural environments based on an understanding of diverse values.
Ability to Express Oneself
Ability to effectively use English, Chinese, and Japanese to formulate one's opinion in a clear, logical style or express it in an easy-to-understand manner.
Ability to Listen Closely, Teamwork, and Leadership
Ability to strive to achieve goals by cooperating with others through dialogues based on "attentive listening," "empathy," and "realization".
CP4 Practical Skills and Expressions
- The curriculum is organized so that the English ability level of individual students is raised to the maximum extent by understanding their ability level prior to the start of the first year, and also by organizing classes according to the different levels of English ability. The English ability level of students is assessed as required through external examinations such as TOEIC and IELTS. The curriculum is also designed so that students can reach a level at which they can use Chinese or Japanese at a practical level depending on what their native language is.
Admission Policy (AP)
Our students will also be able to communicate well, by effectively utilizing two foreign languages among English, Chinese and Japanese.
To achieve these goals, the department welcomes students with the following profiles:
Future Career Visions
- Intention to actively work in a global society, by utilizing mainly English language skill, as well as Chinese and Japanese
- Willingness to build up one’s career through lifelong learning, based on business studies at the department as a starting point
Knowledge, Specialization and Command of English
English, Mathematics, and World History
Qualifications desired to acquire during senior high school
[For Japanese students]
The EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency: Grade 2 or higher,
TOEFL iBT: 57 or higher, TOEIC: 550 or higher, IELTS: 5.0 or higher
[For International students]
TOEFL iBT: 61 or higher, TOEIC: 700 or higher, IELTS: 5.5 or higher
Interest, Attitude, and Character
- Interest in and willingness to understand different cultures
- Intention to think deeply into issues and organize one’s own thoughts
- Attitude to listen carefully to others and try to fully understand them
Thinking and Judgement
- Willingness to understand the logic behind various ways of thinking and methodologies, and not be limited to knowledge acquisition
Practical Skills and Expressions
- Ability to analyze issues quantitatively and make proposals
- Strong interest in improving communication skills