Masters of Economics

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Masters of Economics

Meiji Gakuin University
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The Graduate Program in Economics has two objectives: to give students the skills needed to engage in independent research in the future, and to train professionals equipped with the knowledge to engage in highly specialized fields of work. Measures to achieve these goals include a diversity of classes, and a separate admissions process for non-traditional students. The curriculum is adjusted continuously in response to changing economic realities. Recent resources have been devoted to the field of experimental economics. Students may also take classes at eight affiliated universities. Here at Meiji Gakuin University, both lecture and seminar classes are intensive, providing an excellent setting for the study of advanced economic theory. Both Japan and other countries have faced many problems related to the economy and finance in recent years. Through the extensive application of theoretical, institutional, and historical knowledge, as well as through empirical analysis, students in the program develop the ability to understand these problems and come up with solutions. As a consequence, they also become capable of writing academic papers with real-world relevance. Phrased differently, the department is committed to nurturing our students' ability to recognize and solve problems not only through the application of knowledge but also by analyzing institutions and empirical evidence. The program is aimed both at fostering insightful scholars and educators with specialized as well as broad knowledge, and at contributing to the education of life-long learners and working students seeking to take the next step in their careers.

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicant Criteria
    1. Demonstrates the fundamental knowledge and skills, reasoning, judgment and expression abilities acquired at the undergraduate level (or master’s level for doctoral programs) and required to engage in high-level economics research at the Graduate School.
    2. Understands the university’s educational philosophy of “Do for Others”, possesses a keen insight into the various issues arising in present-day society, as well as the ambition and potential to gain more profound scholarly knowledge of economics at the Graduate School and contribute to an inclusive society as an educational researcher or high-level specialized professional.
  2. Basic Policy for Selection of Students
    Assess whether applicants possess the fundamental abilities, ambition and potential outlined in “Applicant Criteria” above.
  3. Types of Student Selection and Evaluation Methods
    Student selection is based on written and/or interviews, evaluated according to the “Basic Policy for Selection of Students”.
    Written examinations focus on assessing the fundamental academic abilities acquired at the undergraduate level (or master’s level for doctoral programs). Interviews focus on evaluating the ambition and potential to contribute independently to society as a researcher or high-level specialized professional.

Courses Units

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More Information

To support student research, the Graduate School of Economics offers scholarships of either 100,000 or 200,000 yen to partially fund overseas research or presentations by enrolled students. Grants of up to 50,000 yen are also available to support travel costs associated with attending academic conferences within Japan.

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