Ritsumeikan University | Graduate School of Technology Management

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Master's Program

  Master's Program Overview
Degree Master of Technology Management
Language of Instruction Japanese
Enrollment Semester April and September
Duration 2 Years
Enrollment Capacity 70 students

Subject List

We offer Japanese-based Master's Program (Japanese proficiency is required). All subject listed below except Technology Management Ⅰ-Ⅲ and Special Lecture are conducted in Japanese. Only Technology Management Ⅰ-Ⅲ and Special Lecture are conducted in English.

MOT Basic Subjects MOT Program Subjects
Technology Management Basics Special Lecture(Improving Research Skills in English)
Technology Management Case Study Technology Management Ⅰ-Ⅲ*
Technology Management Practice Special Lecture*
Practicum Ⅰ/Ⅱ
MOT Core Subjects
Strategic Technology Development Accounting and Finance
Financial Strategy Intellectual Property Strategy
Marketing of Technology Based Enterprises Management of Value Creation
Technology & Intellectual Property Related Laws Project Management in Technology Based Enterprises
Organization Science of Technology Management Research Methodology for Technology Management
Human Resource Management of Technology Based Enterprises Seminar on Business Planning and Valuation
MOT Advanced Subjects
R&D Strategy Entrepreneurial Strategy
Technology and Business Valuation IT Management
Technology Ethics Managerial Accounting
History of Technology Management Special Lecture(Innovation Dynamics)
Service Innovation MOT Career Management
Strategic Management of Technology Based Enterprises Frontiers in Science and Technology Related Business
International Intellectual Property Manufacturing Process Management
Corporate Risk Management Healthcare Management
Decision Making Value Chain Management
Special Lecture(Information Engineering for Knowledge Management) Special Lecture(Decision Making Theory and Practice)
Strategic Innovation Management Entreneurship in Technology Venture Businesses
Special Lecture(Data Analysis for Decision Making)
Research Course
Preliminary Seminar 1-2 Advanced Seminar 1-2


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
Minimum 2 years of study are required to achieve a master's degree.
2.Credit Requirements
Students must obtain at least 34 credits which include more than 6 credits from "Core Subjects" and "4 credits from "Research Course".
A thesis is required to submit under the supervision of the academic supervisor. It must be approved and passed the final examination according to the procedure of the program.

Recent Dissertation Titles

Academic Year 2015

  • System Failure of ICT in Japanese Elementary and Secondary Education:Analysis of Knowledge Formative Process in KEI Model
  • The necessary factors in order to encourage the spread of Wind-power generation in Japan
  • Improvement of observability for the promotion of ICT education
  • Correlation between added value and sales increase in the pharmaceutical market:Correlation between patients' benefit and the sales
  • A study about the rise of Chinese domestic Smartphone manufacturer:Base on questionnaire about customer buying intention
  • Comparative Study of Chinese and Korean e-Sports Clubs
  • A study of sustainability in the Skateboard Community

Academic Year 2014

  • The competitive strategy in the new market of emerging companies: The Case Study in Polycom video conference system market
  • An analysis of the issues related to the lack of outstanding specialized human resources in the biotechnology-based industry in Japan with using a text mining method
  • Strategic Analysis of domestic digital audio player market: Visualization of dynamic changes of market strategy with product and price information
  • Diffusion strategy of solar products in Philippines: Clarifying end-user needs by conjoint analysis
  • Political Issues for diffusing Electric Vehicle in Japan: An empirical study with Innovation Systems
  • Study on how to Prevent Turnover and Motivation Decline of Employee: Satisfactory Produce Rather than the Given Satisfaction
  • Exploratory study of student entrepreneurs: Analysis of the role of mentor in entrepreneurial stage
  • Collaboration with external science education company can make strategies for competitive advantage
  • Study of Local Responsiveness Strategy for Emerging Markets Entry:
  • Local User Skill in the Work Process of Strategy of the Country Senegal and Benin
  • The suggestion about the health profession authorization system: An example of the medical treatment radiation authorization

Academic Year 2013

  • Value Creation in Design and Production Process of Customized Machines: A Solution by TOC framework
  • Research for Collaboration between Medical and Industry on the Small and Medium Firms in Japan: The Effect of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Learning Orientation
  • Strategy of the late comer to avoid commoditization: Analysis of patent pattern in the two-dimensional code reader market
  • Risk management in infrastructure Business by Japanese Companies: Risk assessment of the player with external environment
  • Research on the creation of the city with social media: Possibility of the interactive communication technology
  • Assessment of Social Impact of Smart Grid in Japan

Academic Year 2012

  • The effective search method of the subject of research in R&D management of medium-size chemical companies: Approach by a subject-of-research suggestion system
  • The study of the business break through in Japanese small and medium-sized enterprises: for building up business break through intentionally
  • A study of LCD glass substrate maker predominance in LCD TV industry: Raw material industry competitive superiorities factors
  • Consideration of the development schema in Personal Fabrication
  • Analytical Study of Factors for the Commoditization in Flat Panel Display Television Industry
  • Ability for correspondence of the manager of a small and medium size construction company required in an environmental hard climacteric: The company and competitor using the dynamic capability theory Comparison with Company N capability
  • The structural change to the service type IT industry from the hard type IT industry: From the viewpoint of a patent strategy