Global Business and Economics

The Global Business and Economics Program (undergraduate only) will open in 2025. Contents are subject to change.

Emerge on the Frontier of Business with Firsthand Experience

The society we live in has long since been deemed an era of upheaval. The status quo has not changed, and events that make waves around the world are constantly occurring in various locations. From local issues, such as political and diplomatic unrest and financial crises, to common human struggles such as the destruction of nature and extreme weather disasters, humanity has a list of problems to address. At the same time, however, it is also true that new technologies and business opportunities are being created, and hope for a promising future still exists. You, the generation that will live in the future, will be required to be individuals that persevere and are flexible enough to read these changes and immediately respond accordingly. The Global Business and Economics Program at KUAS focuses on nurturing globally active business-persons.
Kyoto is a cultural city with 1,000 years of history, but it also exists as a commercial city with many world-class high-tech industries and well-established companies that have been operating for centuries. It is also home to many start-up companies and successful entrepreneurs. In this program, students will acquire the business skills necessary for shaping the future of our society by experiencing such economics and management firsthand.

Dean’s Message

Welcome to the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Kyoto University of Advanced Science (KUAS). We are located in Kyoto City, which was the capital of Japan for over a millennium. We invite you to live in the beautiful city of Kyoto and cultivate the skills vital to playing a remarkable role in the global business arena.

Previously, KUAS offered eight economics and business administration courses that were instructed in Japanese. We will launch an additional course in 2025 in which students will study business administration and the mechanics of economics in English and gain a global perspective that they have never experienced before. Since KUAS’ major reform in 2019, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration has undergone several overhauls to aid students in developing an understanding of fundamental economic principles and obtaining distinguished management skills. Through our courses, students will evolve into businesspeople who can compete globally through a unique arrangement of courses that straddle economics and business administration, all of which are instructed by dedicated, outstanding faculty members.

Students of the Global Business and Economics Program will not be required to possess Japanese language proficiency prior to enrollment and can earn their degree by taking only English courses. You will be provided intensive Japanese language education during your first and second years and will be able to take specialized courses conducted in Japanese after the second half of your third year. This sets the stage for domestic and international students to experience the epitome of university education, where they can gain mutual understanding through meaningful exchange of ideas and values. Furthermore, our faculty members are not only excellent researchers but also seasoned individuals who have been active at the forefront of global business.

With both English and Japanese skills, you have the option to return home and find a workplace to apply your acquired skillset or remain in Japan to work for a domestic company after graduation. Multiple distinguished Japanese organizations, including several major Kyoto-based companies that have made their mark as world leaders in the electronics industry, have already expressed interest in recruiting graduates of the KUAS Global Business and Economics Program to contribute to their efforts.

I welcome you to join us at the forefront, where we will create a remarkable future for the global business world.

(Prof. Yoshihiro Tokuga, Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)