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Global Business Science Program (GBSP)
 

Start in October, 2017
For Scientific Research of Business Practices

 
It is our great pleasure to announce that the Department of Economic Engineering, Kyushu University will launch the Global Business Science Program (GBSP) in October, 2017, in collaboration with Department of Economic System and Kyushu University Business School (QBS).
 
 
Program Highlights:
 
  1. Foster students who can find solutions to business problems in scientific manners with knowledge of cutting-edge research outcome.
  2. Academic graduate program for scientific business research:
    • Mainly train economic analyses of business practices, in conjunction with academic and practical management and accounting studies.
  3. A well-balanced array of multi-disciplinary subjects:
    • Core subjects for fundamental skills of economic analyses
    • Advanced Core subjects for economic analyses of specific business issues
    • Management Studies subjects for academic training of management and accounting
    • Practical Business Studies subjects for practical business education.
  4. Intensive supervision for scientific business research and thesis writing.
  5. Operated by International Graduate Program in Economics (IGPE), in collaboration with Department of Economic System and Kyushu University Business School (QBS).
 
Admission
 
Please follow the admission process of IGPE (International Master's Program in Economics/ International Doctoral Program in Economics). Please check GBSP Master or GBSP Doctor in your program choice.
IGPE Admission:
http://www.econ.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/admission/pa_15.php
 
 
Program Overview
 
Since Kyushu University was selected as one of the thirteen universities to lead the *MEXT's Global 30 (G30) Project, Department of Economic Engineering has operated an English-taught graduate program of economics: the International Graduate Program in Economics (IGPE). Given many and increasing applicants who wish to specialize in business research, IGPE has decided to launch a new English-taught program, Global Business Science Program (GBSP). GBSP provides graduate-level academic training for scientific business research, in collaboration with Department of Economic System and QBS. Possible fields of specialization include labor economics, corporate finance and financial markets, corporate governance, industrial organization, and other business economics issues.
 
Knowledge of cutting-edge research on business issues, which enables to find solutions to business problems based on academic research outcome, is getting important in the current complex world. A distinguished feature of GBSP is that it mainly trains skills of scholarly economic analyses of business practices (econometric analyses using firm data and theoretical research). To this end, GBSP is operated under IGPE, and the program students (master course) are required to take core courses of IGPE, which train fundamental skills of economic analyses. Meanwhile, management and accounting studies are also critical to build sound research question, hypotheses, analytical design, and interpretations of findings. Therefore, GBSP provides students with privilege (and requires) to take management and accounting subjects taught in English, instructed by professors of the Department of Economic System (academic) and QBS (practical). The multi-disciplinary training will contribute to comprehensive and multi-angle understanding of business issues.
 
*MEXT ; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan
 
 
GBSP Master: Program Details
 
GBSP (Master) students principally belong to the International Master's Program in Economics(IMPE), which is the master program of IGPE. As with IMPE students, GBSP students are required to obtain 8 credits of “Supervision for Master's Thesis.” It comprises a series of discussions with your supervisor on your master thesis, which take various forms depending on your supervisor policy. Then, GBSP students are required to take at least **22 credits (11 subjects) from Core subjects (6 credits or more), Advanced Core subjects (6 credits or more), Management Studies and Practical Business Studies subjects (4 credits or more), and other IMPE subjects to complete the program. Master in Economics (Global Business Science Program) will be granted to students who successfully meet the requirements.
 
** A course consists of 15 lectures (one lecture is 90 minute), and offers 2 credits, except Supervision for Master's Thesis.
 
 
Core subjects
GBSP (Master) students are required to take at least 6 credits from the following Core subjects, as with other IMPE students. Core subjects aim to train fundamental skills of economic analyses. Students are supposed to take the core subjects in the first year of the program:
  • Economic Theory Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ.
  • Econometrics Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ.
 
Note:
  • Econometrics Ⅲ is compulsory.
  • Students are required to take at least 2 credits from Economic Theory Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ.
  • Students are required to take at least 2 credits from Econometrics Ⅰ, Ⅱ.
 
 
Advanced Core subjects:
GBSP students are required to take at least 6 credits from the following Advanced Core subjects. Those subjects aim to train economic analyses of business issues, being instructed by GBSP main staff (professors of Department of Economic Engineering who are eligible to supervise GBSP students):
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Applied Finance
  • Labor Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Economic Systems
  • Topics in Economics (Business-related; instructed by GBSP main staff)
 
 
Management Studies and Practical Business Studies subjects
GBSP students are required to take at least 4 credits from the following subjects of Management Studies and Practical Business Studies. Management Studies subjects aim to educate academic management and accounting theories, being instructed by professors of Department of Economic System. In Practical Business Studies subjects, instructed by QBS professors, students will discuss actual business issues from a viewpoint of business people:
 
 
(Management Studies subjects)
  • Management
  • Japanese Management
  • Management Policy
  • Financial Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • International Accounting
  • Asian Multinational Corporation
  • Topics in Management
 
(Practical Business Studies):
  • Asian Industry and Companies
  • Management Control
  • Corporate Value Creation and M&A
  • Asian Business Strategy
 
Note:
  • Students are not allowed to register more than 2 credits from Practical Business Studies subjects
 
 
Other IMPE subjects
 
GBSP students can also take the following subjects after satisfying aforementioned requirements, depending on research interests:
 
  • Modern Japanese Economy
  • Advanced Economic Theory
  • Applied Economic Theory
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • International Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Economic Development and Growth
  • Environmental Economics
  • Information System
  • Asian Economic Research Ⅰ
  • Asian Economic Research Ⅱ
  • Research Workshop
 
 
GBSP Doctor: Program Details
 
GBSP (Doctor) students principally belong to the International Doctoral Program in Economics (IDPE), which is the doctoral program of IGPE. As with IDPE students, GBSP students are required to obtain 4 credits of “Supervision for Doctoral Thesis.” It comprises a series of discussions with your supervisors (one main supervisor and two sub-supervisors) on your Ph.D. thesis, which take various forms depending on your supervisor policy. You will have a GBSP main staff as your main supervisor. Depending on your topic, you can have professors from Department of Economic System as your sub-supervisors as well as IGPE professors.
 
Since GBSP (Doctor) is primarily intended to train students for careers in research and teaching in business-related fields, students are required to take 2 credits from Research Workshop. Two paper publication and one conference presentation are needed before you submit your Ph.D thesis. In addition, students are required to take at least 2 credits from Advanced Core and Management Studies subjects (see GBSP Master: Program Details). GBSP students receive privilege to take academic management and accounting subjects instructed by professors of Department of Economic System (Management Studies subjects). Ph.D. in Economics (Global Business Science Program) will be granted to students who successfully meet the requirements.
 
 
Staff
 
GBSP Main Staff (eligible for supervisor)
 
  • ISOGAI Akinori, Ph.D. (Kyoto Univ.), Comparative Corporate System
  • KINARI Yusuke, Ph.D. (Osaka Univ.), Financial Markets
  • UCHIDA Konari, Ph.D. (Kyushu Univ.), Corporate Finance
  • YEH Tsung-ming, Ph.D. (Univ. of Tsukuba), Business Economics
  • HORI Nobuaki, M.A. (The Univ. of Tokyo), Industrial Organization
  • HASHIMOTO Yuki, Ph.D. (The Univ. of Tokyo), Labor Economics
 
 
GBSP Course Instructors: Department of Economic System
 
  • UCHIDA Daisuke, Ph.D. (Hitotshubashi Univ.), Japanese Management
  • MIN Jungwon, Ph.D. (Keio Univ.), Management
  • OTSUBO Minoru, Ph.D. (Kyushu Univ.), Management Policy
  • OISHI Keiichi, Ph.D. (Kyushu Univ.), Corporate Accounting
  • MARUTA Okihiro, Ph.D. (Kyushu Univ.), Management Accounting
  • OZU Chikako, M.A. (Kobe Univ. of Commerce), International Accounting
  • SHIOSAKI Tomomi, Ph.D. (Kyushu Univ.), International Accounting
 
 
GBSP Course Instructors: QBS:
 
  • SHU Ei, Ph.D. (Hitotsubashi University)
  • HIRAMATSU Taku, B.A. (The Univ. of Tokyo)
  • MURAFUJI Isao, MBA (London Business School)
 
 
GBSP Course Instructors: IGPE staff
 
  • FUJITA Toshiyuki, Ph.D. (The Univ. of Tokyo), Environmental Economics
  • FURUKAWA Tetsuya, Ph.D. (Kyushu Univ.), Data Engineering
  • IKESHITA Kenichiro, Ph.D. (Kyushu Univ.), Economic Growth
  • TAKIMOTO Taro, Ph.D. (Tohoku Univ.), Econometrics
  • MURAO Tetsushi, Ph.D. (Hitotsubashi Univ.), Macroeconomics and Industrial Organization
  • MIYAZAKI Takeshi, Ph.D. (Hitotsubashi Univ.), Public Economics
  • URAKAWA Kunio, Ph.D. (Kyoto Univ.), Social Security
  • MIYAZAWA Kensuke, Ph.D (The Univ. of Tokyo), Macroeconomics
  • SUGA, Fumihiko, Ph.D (Univ. of Wisconsin), Microeconometrics
  • MIURA Isao, Ph.D. (Kyushu Univ.), Microeconomics
 
 
 
 
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