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
HIROWATARI Kiyoshi Professor History of international finance
JONES Brent A. Professor Language education and educational technology
MAEDA Masako Professor Social security, Local administration, Demographic issues
MASAKI Katsuhiko Professor International and regional cooperation
PALMER Roger W. Professor Education and communication skills
SATO Harumasa Professor Economics
SUGIMOTO Kimiko Professor International finance development economics
TANIGUCHI Ruriko Professor Educational technology and information
technology education
TERAUCHI Mamoru Professor Science literacy
AOKI Kei Associate
IM Miok Associate
ITO Takeaki Associate
KAMIMURA Kazuki Associate
Labor Economics, Social Security, Health Economics
KANASAKA Shigemichi Associate
Public Economics ,Local Public Finance
KINARI Yusuke Associate
Behavioral Economics and Finance
NAKAMURA Soichi Associate
Corporate business finance
INOMATA Yushi Specially Appointed
Assistant Professor
organization theory ,strategic management ,human resource management
TAKASAGO Takao Specially Appointed
Assistant Professor
Organizational Economics ,Contract Theory
BLAKER Andrew Fixed-Term Instructor Testing ,Vocabulary ,Learning Environment
ELLSWORTH Timothy H. Fixed-Term Instructor Differentiated Instruction in an EFL setting
FERNANDES Elisabeth Fixed-Term
Intercultural Communication ,Environmental Issues, Second Language Acquisition (SLA) , Positive Psychology
JODOIN Joshua J. Fixed-Term
Language Education for Sustainable Development (LESD) ,Global Environmental Studies ,English as a Second Language (ESL)
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
WONG Aeric Special English Program
Vocabulary, Transfer of learning, Pragmatics, Testing