International Business & Development Studies Courses

BD500 Mathematical Techniques in Business and Economics [Very important] Not all students will be qualified to enrol in this course because of the way it is placed in the BD program structure. Any student who intends to enrol in this course must consult with the instructor prior to their enrolment. This course is one of two quantitative methods courses for students in the BD program in the GPGS. It is targeted to students who have inadequate background in economics/mathematics. The objective of this course is to ensure that all students have encountered the material that is assumed knowledge for subsequent economics courses in the BD program. Asano
BD503 Corporate Strategy and Organizational Development The course first introduces the general concept of strategy and why companies need to apply them. Implementation of strategy and its tools will be discussed. The course will mainly discuss business and corporate strategies. The questions discussed will be: How can corporations become and stay competitive? What decisions need to be made to do so? Haghirian
BD504 International Information System and Management International Information Systems are enhancing the pace of development and globalization. Information systems have been vital for any organization but with the expansion of Internet, Information Systems have extended their reach internationally to become huge inter-organizational systems that have become vital for the functioning of today’s modern society as well. After learning the components that comprise an Information System and various applications, students would be exposed to the managerial challenges with these systems and also the researches happening in this area through the discussions/presentations of research papers. Singh
BD505 Financial Accounting This course develops the student's understanding of the theory and practice of financial accounting. The accounting measurements and reporting practices will be presented with a primary focus on International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS) with some reference to the Japanese accounting standards. Uenishi
BD507 Asian Comparative Management This course provides a foundation for understanding and managing in a global multicultural environment and workplace. Student will develop an understanding of the similarities and difference in management practice and environment in different national, cultural and regional settings. In this connection, the course is divided into three components: Re-Orienting Asian Management Who are the major Asian companies? How do they manage their business?  convergence and divergence debates (functional equivalents) Comparative Management What are the similarities and differences in Asian management styles? What are its sources/influences?  culture and institutions debates Managing Across Borders How do Asian companies build value and improve performance throughout its value chain? What challenges do they face in moving from domestic to international operations?  functional issues Throughout the course, the impact of culture and institutions will be examined on both the micro and macro-organizational issues, including employee motivation, leadership, communication, negotiation, decision making, as well as firm strategies, systems, and multinational teams. Tachiki
BD508 International Financial Management The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of international financial management. Topics covered include net present value, the capital asset pricing model, cost of capital, international investments, and international corporate finance. There will be computer exercises with financial data. Students are required to apply these concepts to real-world situations in the international context through quantitative analysis or case studies. Isaka
BD510 Business and Economic Statistic Statistical skills are essential in business and economics. This course is concerned with quantitative data analysis using statistical methods. Topics such as descriptive statistics, probability, and sampling will be reviewed, and we will also cover statistic methods that are often used in business and economics. Hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis of variance, and analysis of categorical data will be covered (and more if time permits). The emphasis will be on practical application, and we will make extensive use of computer software. Hasebe
BD512 Managing Mulitinational Corporations This course focuses on cross-cultural management and diversity management in multinational corporations. Students are expected to develop a theoretical perspective so that they can utilize cross-cultural / diversity management theories in their thesis or future jobs. As this course is set in the 5th and 6th periods, every two classes are regarded one unit. Each unit includes lecture, discussion, and writing a reaction paper. Koyama
BD513 Marketing Management The course introduces Marketing as both a professional and an academic discipline. As a profession, marketers identify consumer needs, determine which target markets to serve, and develop an optimal product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategy that best satisfies consumer needs, relative to competition. Marketers serve a vital role in the long-term success of all organizations, profit-oriented as well as not-for-profit, small as well as large. Academically, marketing is a multi-disciplinary field involving the concepts, theories and methods used to understand exchanges and long term relationships between buyers and sellers. Through a combination of lectures, discussions, videos, individual and group assignments and case analyses, the course is designed to cover the basic concepts and principles of this challenging field. De Maeyer
BD520 Development Theory and Policy The course will concentrate on issues of growth and development for a variety of world economies. The issues covered will include topics such as scarcity of resources, interaction between market and government control, role of technology and human capital, institutions, globalization, health, education, infrastructure and inequality and poverty. Specific tools include the measurement of economic growth and standards of living, conduct of macroeconomic policy, models of international trade, poverty alleviation policies, and instruments of global capital markets. Kahy