The Department of Global Business produces international business leaders with a strong command of English. The key areas of study in the department are: 1) Global Business, 2) International Finance, and 3) Business and Cross-cultural Communication. Lecture series by corporate professionals, internship programs, BLP (Business Leadership Program), and study abroad programs are effectively integrated into the curriculum to help students develop capabilities to think critically, to take initiatives, and to work within a team effectively.
About two-thirds of specialized courses are offered in English. Courses targeted at students proficiency level start immediately in the first year, preparing students for solid understanding of the specialized courses taught in English.
Courses such as Intercultural Communication, International Business Communication, and Intercultural Management provide knowledge and skills for negotiation with people from different cultural backgrounds.
The Bilingual Business Project (BBP) will give third-year students experience in planning, proposal and implementation of a business project. Students will be trained for business in Japanese/English and other bilingual environments.
“EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Abroad” programs are offered to first and second-year students, providing opportunities for English communication and intercultural experiences. In their third and fourth years, students will have the chance to participate in study abroad programs at partner universities in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, etc., for one semester or a full academic year.
Students may take such elective courses as “Corporate Social Responsibility” and “Leadership in Organizations” which are offered in the Department of Business, according to their interests.