Ritsumeikan University | Graduate School of Technology Management

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About Us

Message from the Dean

As the pace of social change becomes so fast, the level of uncertainty and complexity has soared drastically. Japan is facing an unprecedented level of difficulty in management. Despite the fact that Japan champions the development of many cutting-edge technologies, Japan still suffers from losing national competitiveness due to insufficient application of her technological frontiers to innovation. To overcome such a difficult situation, Japan needs "the new innovation leaders" who can define problems accurately, and propose solutions promptly, and solve them proactively.

For Japanese companies, developing new businesses or new products and services, acquiring more domestic and international customers are considered to be crucial challenges. Especially for Japanese SMEs, there are challenges such as labor shortage and inheriting technologies and businesses in more strategic way. Japanese agricultural sectors also face a new challenge of exploring global customers, while the domestic tourism industry should pursue more business opportunities from overseas travelers.

The mission of our graduate school is to bring up the innovation leaders with an intensive challenging spirit. The graduate school of technology management with top-caliber faculty members will provide you not only with the most advanced theories but also the most updated practical techniques from the real business field. The curriculum deals with a wide array of the most innovative perspectives in technology management: strategic management of technology, business model development, intellectual properties, operations management and so on. Most of our courses are based upon advanced teaching methods of PBL (Project-Based Learning) and active learning.

The state-of-the-art brand new campus, the Ritsumeikan Osaka Ibaraki Campus is the best place for students to generate ideas and build human networks, leading to open innovation.

Management of Technology will become more vital for every industrial sector, from the contemporary manufacturing to the newly emergent such as those of ICT, health care, and new public services. Welcome to the Ritsumeikan Graduate School of Technology Management!