Go Forward

Three Target of MBS

YAMAMURA Yoshiro, Dean, Professor

Meiji University Business School (MBS) primarily targets the development of human resources to encourage dynamism of the Japanese economy and society and has established an educational system (curriculum design and other matters) to this end. We have achieved EPAS international accreditation, meeting the international educational standards and have set 3 targets to foster human resources.

The first target is to foster successors and support personnel for the development of family businesses (medium-sized businesses). Candidates for successorship who are not general managers cannot become good business managers, even if they excel at something. I believe we can contribute to the development of local communities through the cultivation of excellent successors.

The second target is to provide opportunities for people considering a career change to explore potential human resources paths. Further enhancing the value creation ability of individuals and promoting realignment with the place where that ability is exercised is key for revitalization of the Japanese economy.

The third target is to cultivate personnel who wish to prepare for launching of new businesses. Critics cannot move things forward. We promote human resource development through interaction with those who have established a new business.

MBS provides a variety of courses separated to 5 academic areas, Management, Marketing, Accounting and Tax Accounting, Finance and Real Estate and Business Law with our students so as to become general managers. To put it briefly, the above three targets are for the development of general managers. Taking over an existing company, launching a new company, and becoming a senior executive of an existing company: all these efforts can be said to be a programme for the development of general managers.

At the same time, adaptation to the global age is a must. MBS also provides rich English courses and programmes to improve English skills. The business school has also enhanced training programmes at business schools abroad.

We recognize that the expansion of knowledge through classroom lectures is also valuable. Isn't it more important and interesting to cultivate "street-wise" people in Japan at this time? MBS aims to offer opportunities to have fun discussing these matters with those who are interested in them, including our alumni, and aspires for further enhancement.