Educational/Research Objectives and Policies - Faculty of Business Administration
Educational and Research Objectives
The Department of Management aims to train human capital in integrated management abilities which connect leading expertise with interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, perspectives, and the management of resources (people, objects, money, and information). Through innovation, the Department aims to promote organizational development and change, as well as societal evolution.
All participating students will have to acquire the following three abilities in order to be granted permission to graduate and be awarded with a bachelor’s degree in business management by the Faculty of Business Administration’s Department of Management.
- Understand the mission and role of various organizations that exist in dynamically changing societies; possess a strong interest in international aspects; be creative and diverse; and have the ability to perceive the essence of phenomena based on societal thinking, historical thinking, and logical thinking.
- Have the ability to appropriately integrate and understand multifaceted knowledge in differing spheres, be it in issues that emerge in various organizational management situations, or the ability to appropriately use versatile skills such as logical thinking, problem-identification/problem-solving, and communication.
- Demonstrate integrated management abilities in various organizations in society (which includes accurately perceiving real-world problems that need to be solved and solving them); conceive of new organizational axes, and be equipped with the practical, action-oriented abilities that are able to implement these axes and lead organizations in better directions; and contribute to the creation and development of sustainable societies.
To achieve the objectives described in the Diploma Policy, the Department offers a curriculum that cultivates students’ integrated management abilities. The curriculum is comprised of shared subjects that provide a wide breadth of learning, as well as specialized subjects in which interdisciplinary learning takes place in three systematically-organized domains.
During academic advising, the systematic nature and structure of the curriculum is shown to the students. The curriculum is also validated from students’ sense of self-growth (as measured by a questionnaire on students’ sense of learning outcomes administered at the end of each semester in the entire faculty), as well as students’ opinions regarding individual classes and the curriculum. The Department of Management’s curriculum is continuously improved by checking and evaluating students’ educational outcomes.
The educational content, educational methods, and learning outcome assessment methods of The Faculty of Business Administration’s Department of Management are as follows:
1. Educational Content
Shared subjects are divided into the following four categories: human sciences, language, career formation, and physical education. These subjects aim to have students acquire a wide-ranging general education.
The Faculty of Business Administration’s specialized subjects are divided into the following five categories: foundational subjects, introductory subjects, specialized foundational subjects, specialized applied subjects, and practicums. These subjects aim to heighten students’ interdisciplinary specialized knowledge and understanding, allow students to actively demonstrate the versatile skills outlined in the Diploma Policy, acquire the ability to conceive and implement new organizational axes, and possess an ethical orientation.
2. Educational Methods
Shared subjects will be carried out by appropriately combining methods (lectures, practicums, training, skill practice, etc.) according to the subjects’ educational objectives.
Specialized subjects will employ bi-directional interaction and practice-oriented methods which are introduced into lecture subjects in order to promote students’ acquisition of specialized and interdisciplinary knowledge. Practicums consist of students learning in small groups in a participatory and active format.
First Year: Foundational Subjects and Introductory Subjects
The foundational subjects cultivate students’ foundational literacy for solving complicated and uncertain issues faced in the field of business management and in various organizations and businesses. Students will also acquire societal thinking, historical thinking, and logical thinking, which will serve as a foundation for the integrated management abilities described in the Diploma Policy.
The introductory subjects aim to develop students’ overall understanding of the structure of the three domains to be promoted in order to acquire the necessary reasons and knowledge to decide upon a particular reading domain. This will serve as the main axis of students’ learning in the second year within the Department.
Second Year: Specialized Foundational Subjects
The specialized foundational subjects have students study specialized foundational knowledge and skills in the three domains, as well as interdisciplinary foundational knowledge and skills in shared domain subjects. The necessary academic abilities are cultivated for acquiring more specialized and interdisciplinary knowledge in the third year and beyond.
Third and Fourth Years: Specialized Applied Subjects
The specialized applied subjects include more theoretical and practice-oriented subjects in order to theoretically consider issues in various organizations (including actual companies), while drawing from the foundational knowledge and skills acquired in the three domains. By systematically taking the three domains’ subjects and shared subjects, students will cultivate specialized and interdisciplinary knowledge indispensable for integrated management abilities. Furthermore, by taking subjects on various topical issues in society, students acquire practical, action-oriented skills that will enable them to demonstrate their integrated management abilities.
Second, Third, and Fourth Years: Practicums
In small-sized practicums, students acquire specialized and interdisciplinary knowledge, versatile skills, as well as the knowledge of particular approaches and orientations and the ability to put them into practice in society. By continually taking practicums, students acquire systematic specialized knowledge regarding research spheres, logical thinking abilities, problem-identification/solving abilities, communication abilities, as well as an active, cooperative, and ethical orientation.
3. Learning Outcome Assessment
Learning outcome assessments in subjects will be carried out based on the grade assessment methods established in the syllabus of each subject. Students will be awarded a diploma (allowed to graduate) if their grades and the subjects they have taken meet the graduation requirements.
The Department of Management aims for all its enrollees to complete the four-year educational curriculum and become quality human resources that have integrated management abilities which can connect advanced expertise with interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, perspectives, and the management of resources (namely, people, objects, money, and information). It is expected that all enrollees can promote organizational development and change through innovation, as well as contribute to societal evolution. To meet these aims, the Department thus seeks students with the following qualities:
- Students in possession of the academic abilities specified by the Faculty of Business Administration before enrollment.
- Students who possess the necessary communication abilities, logical thinking, international mindset, knowledge to get things done, the specialized knowledge necessary for the faculty’s academic fields, as well as the ability to engage in organizational management.
- Students with a strong interest in societal change and the various issues that impact organizations, both inside and out.
Applicants will be selected using diverse methods as outlined in the university’s admissions policy. Applicants can also apply to be selected via the following selection methods unique to this faculty: (1) Management Abilities Admission, and (2) Faculty of Business Administration High School-University Collaborative School Recommendation Admission.
- The Management Abilities Admission seeks students who have high school experience and a track record connected to management. The students will actively learn in the Faculty of Business Administration, acquire integrated management abilities, and develop a career that can serve as a model for the faculty’s students.
- Faculty of Business Administration High School-University The Collaborative School Recommendation Admission seeks applicants that possess the necessary academic abilities for studying after enrollment, the foundational abilities for thinking logically and making logical judgments, and advanced communication abilities that enable them to appropriately engage in dialogs and interact with others. Additionally, the students are expected to have a strong desire to enroll in Kyoto Sangyo University’s Faculty of Business Administration after having participated in the faculty’s high school-university collaboration program and possess a deep understanding of the requirements needed to study at a university level.