School of Management
The School of Management has developed an integrated education program that crosses disciplinary boundaries, providing students with comprehensive knowledge on management, economics, accounting, law, and production system science. Students acquire practical competence and creativity to respond to the major changes facing modern society, such as the decreasing birth rate, the aging population, economic globalization, and decentralization of power.
The teaching mission of the School of Management at Osaka Prefecture University is to equip students with a sound and solid foundation for thinking logically about current economic issues and to prepare them for careers in a variety of areas including business firms, government agencies, and research activities. The faculty members of the School are also actively engaged in advancing the frontiers of the discipline by their participation in various fields of research.
The School offers two undergraduate degree programs, leading to a Business Administration major and an Economics major. Various courses related to law are also available.
The Business Administration major provides for an understanding of contemporary business issues with their entire complexity and diversity. Students majoring in Business Management may further expand their expertise by taking courses in management, accounting, management information, marketing, company law, business law, and tax-related law.
The Economics major provides the student with a theoretical background in microeconomics and macroeconomics and a foundation for quantitative analysis, which enables him/her to analyze and critically evaluate different topics relating to the economies of Japan and the entire world. Students majoring in Economics may select courses from a large variety of alternatives, including economic policy, social policy, public finance, monetary economics, international economics, economic statistics, econometrics, and the history of economic thought.
The School is proud of the outstanding quality of the education it provides, reflected in the seminars held in small classes for students each year. In the seminars, students are encouraged to actively participate through presentations and discussions. In particular, third and fourth year students, who prepare a thesis as part of the requirements for the major, benefit from the close advice of their instructors through Seminars for Advanced Studies, held each year in classes of up to seven students.