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Doctoral Program

Doctoral program for the formation of risk managers-The first major program in economic and business risk in Japan

Risk Research in Economics and Management

A 'Risk Research in Economics and Management' curriculum was established in 2003 as a doctoral program, the first of its kind among social science programs in Japan. Students are expected to develop skills in risk analysis and management, creativity and research. photo

Objectives

Risk is an inescapable component of economic activity in any business setting. It is widely acknowledged that without effective risk management, a business cannot move forward to achieve its primary goals.
The Doctoral Program in Risk Research in Economics and Management was established for working adults who aspire to be global specialists in risk management, capable of performing systematic, comprehensive risk analysis based on an ample command of both economics and management. This program is the first of its kind at a social science graduate school in Japan.

Degree

With the establishment of the Doctoral Program in Risk Research in Economics and Management, the Graduate School of Economics was reorganized into both master and doctoral level programs. Although there are different sets of courses, the structure of the graduate school curriculum has been designed to afford the flexibility to ensure that both programs provide a consistent education. Graduates of the doctoral program receive a degree in Economics and Management. There are places for six students in the program.

Academic Features

1. Of the various types of risk associated with economic activity, the program focuses on three themes: financial risk, economic risk and management risk. It covers three areas of research: Basics of Risk, Risk Management, and Risk and Creation.

Areas Descriptions
Basics of Risk Basic and advanced theories of risk, risk analysis techniques, and relationships between risk and economic ethics, including the systematic study of the concept of risk, theory of uncertainty and probability (essential for risk analysis), potential for the emergence of risk in an economy, management and finance and their analytical techniques.
Risk Management Application of techniques for managing micro and macro risk in an economy, management, finance and telecommunications, to the study of ways to recognize and avoid risk, prevent losses, control risk appropriately, remove risk, and design a safety net.
Risk and Creation Study of strategies for developing infrastructures for the creation of enterprises, industries and a local economy, while taking an aggressive approach to risk equipped with the knowledge of theories of risk and techniques in risk management. The same perspective is likewise applied to historical research.


2. The curriculum is organized to allow students to systematically acquire wide-ranging knowledge that extends from basic to professional research in risk.
3. The graduate students are offered opportunities to work in Special Seminars, Field Work, and Project Research. Multiple advisors are available for counseling throughout the process of thesis elaboration, from preparation to completion, to allow a candidate to complete the degree dissertation during the three-year residence.

Category Quota
1. General Candidates 6
2. Appointed Candidates