Hirao School of Management

The Hirao School of Management focuses on the study of economics and business administration and provides for a well-rounded program of study through complementary courses in liberal arts and English language subjects. The School also aims to strengthen the ability of students to learn both on their own and in cooperation with others. Students are encouraged to develop their abilities to think reflectively, act on their own judgement and manage their own lives. The goal is to equip students with the power to persevere through life and not turn away from its challenges. The School offers a curriculum centered on a wide range of active learning opportunities. Most classes are small, and are taught by a supportive and unusually diverse faculty. Particular emphasis is placed on projects conducted by small groups of students. Through these projects, students explore themes linked to real society. In their first year at the School, students are divided into groups, within which students engage in group-work and compete in teams to present their research results. In doing so, they develop an understanding of the basics of project-oriented learning at the outsets of their university career. Furthermore, the School offers many opportunities for students to participate in off campus fieldwork and study abroad. An intensive English program is available to support students who want to study abroad.

Faculty member

Name Title Field of Research
KINARI, Yusuke Professor Behavioral Economics and Finance
JONES Brent A. Professor Language Education and Educational Technology
SUGIMOTO, Kimiko Professor International Finance Development Economics
TANIGUCHI, Ruriko Professor Educational Technology and Information
Technology Education
TERAUCHI, Mamoru Professor Science Literacy
PALMER Roger W. Professor Education and Communication Skills
MAEDA, Masako Professor Social Security, Local Administration, Demographic Issues
MASAKI, Katsuhiko Professor International and Regional Cooperation
AOKI, Kei Associate
ITO, Takeaki Associate
IM, Miok Associate
ENOKI, Miki Associate
International Development, Minority Issues, Social Movement
KANASAKA, Shigemichi Associate
Public Economics, Local Public Finance
KAMIMURA, Kazuki Associate
Labor Economics, Social Security, Health Economics
JODOIN Joshua J. Associate
Global Environmental Studies
NAKAMURA, Soichi Associate
Corporate Business Finance
RICHARDSON Ryan A. Special English Program
Content Language Teaching, Teacher and Student Understanding of Effective Language Teaching, Emotional / Psychological Influences of the Study Abroad Experience
Matthew Barbee Fixed-Term Instructor Teaching English as a second language, Sociolinguistics, English through theatre, Second language acquisition and identity