About the Faculty
Faculty of International Economic Studies

Establishment Objective

  1. To develop expertise in understanding and analyzing the structure of economy, industry, and companies,
  2. To develop the ability to read and analyze data and information,
  3. To develop solid language and communication skills for active global participation

The overall educational goal is to develop human resources with the ability to play an active role in the international stage, including East Asia, while taking advantage of the regional characteristics and advantages of Niigata as the gateway to East Asia. Another objective is the development of Niigata's region as part of a network with East Asia, as well as becoming an education and research base for cultivating human resources with practical skills.

Department of International Economic Studies

Unique educational features                 

(1) Systematic educational curriculum

  • In the first year, liberal arts subjects, English subjects, and introductory study subjects of Economics will be offered.
  • From the second year, systematic specialized education will be offered in stages within the two-course system of "International Economy Course" and "Regional Economy Course".
  • Beginning in the third and fourth year, seminar classes with a small class size will be offered to develop application and practical skills in specialized fields.

[International Economy Course]

Developing students with an international perspective and expertise in understanding the structure of the economy, industry, and corporations in the international economy, including East Asia, and providing students with specialized knowledge and practical skills to enable them to play an active role in the globalizing economy, industry, and corporations.

[Regional Economy Course]

Developing students with an international perspective, and providing the expertise in understanding the structure of local economies, industries, and companies, and nurturing students with practical skills and knowledge, who will be actively involved in the creation and development of local economies, industries, and companies.

(2) International education to develop practical language skills

  1. Practical English education aimed at cultivating communication skills using the CLIL (“Content and Lan-guage Integrated Learning”) approach from the first to second year.
  2. From the second year onwards, English education will be offered for specialized subjects such as basic theory of economics and international economics.
  3. Foundational education on the Russian, Chinese, and Korean language.

(3) Small-group, practical education

  1. Refined education with a small number of students per full-time staff (5 students / staff).
  2. Introductory study seminar in the first year, small class size education in specialized courses in the third and fourth year.
  3. Teacher-led practical education catering to business people and support personnel who are active in the front line.

4 Year Course Flow