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Major Introduction

Professors talk about what you can learn through this major.

Mission Statement

Students majoring in Economics will be introduced to the mechanisms of the current market economy. As internationalization of economic activities as well as the impact of the falling birthrate and the aging population increase rapidly, structural reforms responding to such social circumstances have become central policy concerns. Understanding the mechanisms of real economic activities from a theoretical and empirical framework will become the basis for generating measures to prevent poverty and unemployment, as well as protecting the global environment and maintaining living standards. The Economics major focuses on business organizations and industry, as well as enabling students to analyze which organizations will most efficiently carry out the most effective measures.

Learning Goals

The main goal of Economics is to carry out theoretical research that satisfies international standards, but it also aims to train human resources to who can, through empirical research, contribute solutions to specific economic problems faced by governments today.

Students majoring in Economics will learn how to analyze current social problems using a variety of economics based perspectives. When working in academic communities, international institutions, and government offices that use economics for specialized jobs and situations, or for business enterprises that require wide-ranging knowledge, it is highly important that graduates be able to divide and analyze different issues.

After completing foundation courses, students will combine courses that teach fundamental macro/micro theory and quantitative analysis methods with courses that deal with their application in a variety of areas. Those who aspire to continue onto graduate school where they can gain a more thorough understanding of economics should complete more courses dealing with theoretical and quantitative methods. For those who plan to work at a business company, it is sufficient to take courses based on applied economics.