Ritsumeikan University | Graduate School of Technology Management

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Academics

Doctoral Program

Subject List

Elective Course
Advanced Lecture (Statistical Data Analysis Academic Journal) DA*
Advanced Lecture (Statistical Data Analysis Academic Journal) DB*
Advanced Lecture (Statistical Data Analysis Academic Journal) DC*
Advanced Lecture (Statistical Data Analysis Academic Journal) DD*
Advanced Lecture (Qualitative Research Methods)*
Advanced Lecture (Advanced Statistics)*
Advanced Lecture (Literature Review)
Advanced Lecture (Research Methods)
Advanced Lecture (Empirical Methods)
Advanced Lecture (Independent Study)
Advanced Lecture (Structural Analysis of Research Papers)
Research Course
Doctoral Seminar 1-6

※Subjects marked with * are conducted in Japanese only.

Syllabus

For more details of subjects,please refer to the Online Syllabus

Requirements for Program Completion

Students will be qualified for the degree upon completion of the following requirements.

1.Period of Enrollment
In principle, students must be enrolled as a regular, full-time student in the Doctoral Program for 3 years. However, the degree may also be granted to outstanding students in less than 3 years. In this case, the minimum period of full-time enrollment is 1 year.
2.Credits Requirements
Students must obtain a total of 14 credits for the completion. 3 subjects (6 credits) from "Elective Course" and 2 subjects (8 credits) from "Research course" which will be carried on throughout 3 years are required to be taken.
3.Dissertation
Students must submit the dissertation after receiving the necessary instructions from their academic supervisor. The dissertation must be approved according to the procedure of the program and passed the final examination.

Recent Dissertation Titles

Academic Year 2015

  • Alliance Management during Joint Development between Corporations -Investigation into important items when undertaking joint development and examination of a general-purpose model-
  • Market Creation for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles:Infrastructure Dependent New Products and Expectations
  • Implicit Patent Alliance Acquiring the Appropriability of Innovation

Academic Year 2014

  • Exploratory research on collaboration: Approach to individual, organization and strategy
  • Institutional study of the regional brand protection system in Japan
  • Demonstration of design-driven innovation: Analysis of intellectual property information
  • Technological Innovation System Building for Diffusion of Solar Energy Technology in Developing Countries: A Multilevel Analysis in Ethiopia

Academic Year 2013

  • An Empirical Analysis on the Promotion of MOT based Training Comparing Japanese and International Institutions
  • The Mediation Roles of Social Capital on University spin-off Performance. Lessons from Regional Universities in Japan
  • An Assessment of Customer Satisfaction in Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) in Bangladesh- Impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • A study on Collaboration between Medical Professionals and Japanese Small and Medium-Sized Industrial Enterprises
  • Capabilities of the Business Manager in a Family Business - Research on the Capabilities of Manager Responsible for Innovation-