East Asia Sustainable Economic Development Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 3.42 k / Year(s) Deadline: Nov 30, 2024
54 place StudyQA ranking:6662 Duration:2 years

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This programme is designed to provide international students with both advanced academic knowledge and practical skills. It consists of a two year Masterʼs programme and a three year Doctoral programme, both starting from October. Our students are from a variety of countries including China, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Viet Nam, Germany, Romania, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, UK, U.S.A, Mexico and Japan. The programme is offered in English, and Japanese language skills are not required at the time of admission. The Masterʼs programme offers both basic and advanced courses through which students can enjoy a comprehensive curriculum. The Doctoral programme offers Overseas Field Research and International Graduate Student Workshop subjects through which students further develop a deep understanding of the current issues in East Asia.

In addition to classes designed specifically for this programme, students will participate in selected courses at the Graduate School of Economics as well as other graduate schools. Students will develop academic knowledge and practical skills in international setting. We offer many opportunities to conduct field research at diverse sites such as large manufacturing plants and small factories, cutting-edge businesses and rural farming communities throughout East Asia so that students can develop a multidisciplinary and critical sense of reality. These are all needed to contribute to sustainable development in East Asia as academic researchers, government officials, or social entrepreneurs.

  • The Programme requires the minimum of 30 credits in the two‐year duration or more of study.
  • 12 credits or more must be taken in Basic Subjects (2 credits of 2 compulsory subjects and 10 credits or more of optional subjects).
  • 10 credits or more must be taken in Advanced Subjects A.
  • Obligatory 8 credits will be given for Thesis Research.

Basic Courses

Course Title Instructor(s) Credits
2016
Spring
2016/17
Autumn
I II I II
2117 Field Research in Japan A Tokumaru/Inoue/Tanaka/
Hisano/Shioji/Lambino/Vixathep
  1
2117 Field Research in Japan B Tokumaru/Shioji/Kurosawa/
Hisano/Vixathep/Lambino
1  
2117 Research Design A Inaba   2
2119 Research Design B Maswana 2  
7016 Introduction to East Asian Economies Yano/Nakano/Ohnishi   2
7017 Firms and Industrial Organization in Japan Hikino/Colpan   2
7018 Microeconomics Chiba 2  
7019 Macroeconomics Yuki 2  
7020 Econometrics t.b.a.    
7063 Political Economy Yang/Uni   2
7013 Economic History Sakade/Watanabe/Kurosawa    
7047 Comparative Industry Policy Studies Kurosawa/Hisano     2
7056 Comparative Business Ethics Tokumaru   2  
7057 Academic Writing & Discussion Tokumaru 2    
7077 Introduction to Field Research Methods Vixathep   2  
7083 Accounting Tsay   2
7100 Qualitative Research Methods Feuer   2

Advanced Courses A

TO BE UPDATED

Course Title Instructor(s) Credits
2015/16
Spring
2015/16
Autumn
I II I II
7033 Economic Philosophy t.b.a.    
7034 Japanese Economic History Watanabe 2  
7051 Econometric Analysis of Asian Economies Yano 2  
7078 Econometric Analysis of Developing Economies Yano   2
7036 Contemporary Japanese Industry Studies Shioji   2
7037 Contemporary Chinese Economy Studies Liu 2  
7055 International Political Economy of Agriculture Hisano   2
7053 International Agribusiness Studies Hisano 2  
7038 International Finance Theory Iwamoto NA  
7039 International Trade Theory Jinji 2  
7085 Development Economics 2 Kono 2  
7086 Development Economics 1 Kono   2
7032 Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Tsuruga 2  
7041 Environmental Economic Studies Ueta 2  
7042 Sustainable Development Studies Ueta 2  
7043 Social Policy Studies Hisamoto 2  
7080 Study of Developing Economies (Seminar) Mieno 2   
7081 Study of Emerging Economies (Seminar) Mieno   2
7024 Comparative Development Studies Hisano/Jussaume/t.b.a.     2
7064 Economic Development in Asia Hisano/Augustin-Jean   2  
  Agricultural Science and Society Hisano/Schakel   2  
  Qualitative Research Methods Hisano/Feuer ? 2 ?
6770

International Business

Colpan    
6771 Strategic Management Colpan   2
7087 Corporate Financinance and Capital Markets Kumagai 2  
7088 Political Economy of Biotechnology Development and Commons Hisano/Guido 2  
7079 Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Hikino   2
6748 Technological Change in World History t.b.a.   NA
1085 Readings on Institutional Economics Ialnazov   2
1086 Readings on International Economics Ialnazov 2  
2113 Readings on Organizational Behaviour Inaba 2  
2115 Readings on Human Resources Inaba   2
6752 Environmental Economics Inoue 2  
6754 Environmental Management Inoue   2
7073 ASEAN Economy & Sustainable Development 1 Lambino   2  
7074 ASEAN Economy & Sustainable Development 2 Vixathep     2
7075 Geopolitical Economy of Development Lambino 2    
7076 Sustainable Development and Ethics Choy   2  
7082 Global Financial Crisis and Asia Nidhiprabha/Lambino 1    
7084 Marketing Management Deniz Atik   NA
7025 Overseas Field Research Hisano/Yano/Tokumaru 2 2
7066 Internship Tokumaru/Inoue 2 2
  • The applicant has graduated from university at the time of his or her application, or is expected to graduate from university before his or her enrolment to the programme.
  • The applicant is recognized by the Graduate School of Economics to possess an academic ability that is equivalent or superior to those who meet the first qualification, and is at least 22 years old at the time of his or her enrolment to the programme.
  • Applicants who are enrolled or were enrolled at universities in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan are required to go through the screening process by Admissions Assistance Office (AAO). Please see following web page for more detail.
  • Applicants from the countries or regions which do not have any official diplomatic relations with Japan such as Taiwan, Palestine are not eligible to apply for MEXT Scholarship.
  • Those who are currently studying and will be staying in Japan during the process of application, selection, and admission procedures are not eligible to receive MEXT scholarship.
  • Interview 
  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reasons for Application, Research Proposal at Kyoto University, and Plan after Completion; written in English. Maximum five A4 pages, including three A4 pages (about 1500 words) of Research Proposal.
  • Transcript of Academic Record of the previous two-year undergraduate study from the institute attended.
    Those who have already finished a graduate programme, please submit all of the transcripts. Those who are currently enrolled in a graduate programme, please submit all available transcripts to date.
    In case the original transcript is in languages other than Japanese and English, a translated document in Japanese or English must be attached.
  • Applicants whose first language is other than English are required to submit a photocopy of official notice of TOEFL or IELTS scores taken within two years before the application deadline.
  • Certificate(s) of Graduation from the institute(s) previously attended. If you are a currently enrolled student, please include a certificate of expected graduation. In case the original certificate is in languages other than English and Japanese, a translated document in English or Japanese must be attached.
  • Letter of Recommendation from an applicant’s supervisor, the dean, or the head of the institute attended.The letter can be sent directly from an applicant’s supervisor to the Programme Committee.
  • Reference Paper such as graduation thesis or an equivalent paper. If the paper is written in languages other than Japanese and English, a translated summary in English must be attached.
  • Examination fee (JPY30,000), admission fee (JPY282,000), and tuition fee (JPY535,800/year) need to be paid. 
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