Program Structure

For students enrolled after 2013

Graduation Requirements

Required Credits

Students must acquire 30 credits in the two years, including:

  • 4 credits from core courses.
  • 4 credits from Elementary Seminars 1 and 2 of their first year.
  • 4 credits from Special Seminars 1 and 2 of their second year.
Thesis Writing

Students are required to submit a thesis and pass its examination.

First Year Second Year
Course Work
Core Courses
Core Courses
Based on student's academic background at admission, they are given mid- to advanced-level education. Microeconomics and Macroeconomics present students with coherent frameworks for the understanding of observed economic phenomena and economic policy analysis In Econometrics, students learn more extensively about quantitative methods of analysis.
  • Microeconomics I
  • Microeconomics II
  • Macroeconomics I
  • Macroeconomics II
  • Econometrics I
  • Econometrics II
Elective Courses
Elective Courses
Students take courses based on their interests; e.g., Development Economics, International Economics, International Finance and Public Policy, etc. Students acquire the policy analysis methods and essential policy information that will build the foundation of their own research.
  • Development Economics
  • International Economics
  • International Finance
  • Financial Economics
  • Topics in Economics
  • Japanese Economy
  • Public Policy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Internship Program
  • Applied Economics
Thesis:
  • Elementary Seminars
    Elementary Seminars
    They help students improve their research methods, academic writing and presentation skills. Students are also encouraged to participate in lengthy discussions with peers from around the world so they acquire a wide range of feedback and new perspectives.
  • Special Seminars
    Special Seminars
    Students construct their master's thesis with the support of guidance from their supervisor.
  • Research Seminars
    Research Seminars
    Students work with a common sub supervisor in small groups, often divided by their specific field of study, to review their research progress and findings, and to receive extensive guidance when planning their theses.
  • Elementary Seminar I
  • Elementary Seminar II
  • Special Seminar I
  • Special Seminar II
  • Research Seminar I
  • Research Seminar II
Learning in Practice Open Seminar, Workshop, Fieldwork, Study Tour