The School of Political Science and Economics provides advanced training in the social scientific fields of politics, economics and business administration, while seeking to cultivate the fundamental skills to work effectively in and create innovate solutions for modern society. In order to build a better world for all, we need people who are fully conversant across a range of industries and sectors. The School of Political Science and Economics aims to provide you with the tools to analyze everyday life, identify salient issues and design solutions. The skills and competencies you develop will enable you to make a real difference in the world.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study along with an appreciation of and desire to attain the learning objectives of the School of Political Science and Economics as follows. The School ostrives to develop innovative and self-motivated thinkers who are armed with theoretical and practical knowledge about the structures and functions of modern society so as to contribute to Japanese society and the international community. The training they receive, while based on the principle of humanism, which is one of the key values of Tokai University, is supplemented by learning in politics, economics, business administration and the organic combination of all three, which can provide a dynamic analysis of modern society.
Politics can be seen as a mirror of modern society. And yet, politics is much more than just politicians: the influence of politics on human behavior impacts households, schools and businesses. The Department of Political Science offers three courses, Introduction to Politics, Regional Government Administration, and International Politics, which are designed to equip students with the skills to address social issues in a range of contexts and allows them to cultivate a broad depth of knowledge to make an active contribution in Japan and on the world stage.
In the Department of Economics, students acquire considerable expertise in the discipline of economics while at the same time developing the skills that will to enable them to perform at the highest level in an increasingly globalized world. The course considers key questions to understanding the mechanism of economic such as how to determine the value of goods and services, while exploring quantitative, historical and systematic aspects of economics with a broad outlook. Students learn how to interpret economic data, identify broad trends and changes, and utilize a broad multifaceted approach to formulate their own ideas and strategies.
The art of business administration is applicable to organizations operating in a range of sectors including companies, businesses, merchants, schools, hospitals and government agencies. It is important to adopt a rational (meaning efficient and effective) approach to achieving the goals of the organization, where decisions and actions are predicated on sound business sensibilities. Course content in the Department of Business Administration is divided into three distinct sections, Essentials to become a Business Administrator, Information about Business Administration and International Business Administration, covering a range of pure and applied aspects of the discipline as well as real-world practical skills and techniques. Through a strong focus on ICT literacy, the Department of Business Administration equips students with a flexible mindset to develop strategic solutions based on information from a range of sources including but not limited to financial and accounting reports.