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Educational goals and three policies

 
1. Educational Goals

For our school to realize its mission and purpose in educating students, we set our educational goals for our web business technology major as stated below.

1) Attainment of Fundamental Literacy

Students are expected to learn social and communication skills that serve as foundations to promote business. Students are also expected to understand fundamental technologies such as software and hardware networks that structure IT/ICT.

2) Improvement of Planning and Designing Ability

Students are expected to develop abilities: 1) to research widely and analyze the current and future trends of business and its supporting IT/ICT; and 2) to plan and propose a logical approach to pressing corporate and societal challenges. Moreover, students are also expected to develop the ability to design various systems and contents that materialize proposed plans.

3) Improvement of Development and Implementation Ability

Students are expected to develop the ability to either personally utilize systems and contents that were planned and designed through the software implementation or offer them to end users. In the process, students are expected to deepen their practical knowledge related to various tools and coding rules that are required to develop and operate these systems and contents.

4) Fostering Professional Awareness and Ethics

Students are expected to develop the ability to take charge of business processes responsibly. In order to continuously improve business processes, they are also expected to develop high professional awareness and ethical perspectives. These two things combined together, we expect students to acquire practical leadership skills and methods to manage organizations.

2. Admission Policy

The IT/ICT industry is an integrated field of both information and management-related subjects and has become increasingly complex and diverse. Consequently, the IT industry’s demand for promising talents has become more and more diversified. The current situation, whereby the existing Japanese educational system solely dependent on talent development at engineering-related research graduate schools with students who already possess an engineering undergraduate degree, is becoming less tenable
Moving forward, in order to further develop Japanese industry and economy, it is important to train people from diverse backgrounds, as highly specialized professionals in the IT/ICT industry. 
From these perspectives, our school has a policy to accept as many students of diverse backgrounds as possible without specifying their undergraduate studies. 
This includes:

1) People who have the foundational academic ability to learn specialized knowledge at our school;

2) People who have a desire to learn new things, think on their own, and create something new without being stuck in established concepts; and

3) People who have a will to collaborate with others around them and solve problems through communication.

3. Curriculum Policy

At our school, consistent with our mission and goals, we offer a curriculum to train highly specialized professionals who possess both IT/ICT and management skills and who can play an active part in the web business field.

1) Core/Applied Courses

The entire curriculum are categorized into three major subject groups; 1) core subject group related to information technology; 2) core subject group related to business; and 3) subject group related to application of both subjects. Students are guided to take courses in these subject groups in a balanced manner and consistent with their learning objectives. In addition, there are required courses within the core subject groups to enable students to learn knowledge minimally required in web business.

2) Capstone Project

Together with taking courses in the core/applied subject group, our curriculum is designed to foster students’ practical and applied ability by requiring credit from the career enhancement subject group, which includes the Capstone Project course. In this course, each student pursues his/her own theme of interest under faculty guidance.

3) Establishment of Subject Groups

In response to learning objectives and preferences, we offer a variety of subject groups each of which comprises related sub-subjects. These subject groups are organized in such a way that students can effectively learn each subject systematically and in a step-by-step manner.

4) Responses to Changes

Our curriculum quickly responds to rapid changes in the IT/ICT industry; the school constantly reviews and modifies the curriculum in accordance with actual changes in IT/ICT and management skills that students must learn.

4. Diploma Policy

This School confers a Master's degree to individuals who fulfill the following three requisites.

  1) Full completion of pre-determined coursework within allotted time
  2) Full completion of pre-determined credits
  3) Successful completion of final examination graduation project

The final exam graduation project (presentation and defense) places an emphasis, in consideration of the mission and goals of the School, on the student's acquisition of theoretical and practical skills in information and business, and the capacities of the student, in both the theoretical and practical realms, needed to become a highly-specialized professional.