Go Forward

Human resources to be developed

The Graduate School of Governance Studies aims to nurture diverse human resources who would engage in the governance of public affairs (collaborative governance and cooperation). Specifically, they are (1) elected representatives and leaders of local governments, and civil servants involved in politics and administration, (2) activists of private non-profit organizations engaged in solving domestic problems as well as in international cooperation, business managers and employees of private companies, those doing specialized jobs (professionals such as architects, administrative scriveners, and tax accountants, technical experts such as public health nurses, master consumer affairs advisors, etc.), and (3) civil servants engaged in administration of their respective countries. By obtaining (1) professional knowledge and ability to create public policy, (2) coordinating and problem-solving ability in the society, and (3) international perspectives, they are expected to successfully serve the society from where they hail.

Goals to be attained for developing such human resources

The goal is to enable the students to gain logical and practical ability to address the various social issues they face by leveraging manifold and diverse techniques in accordance with the public policy theory they learn by the time they complete their course, aiming for development of politics, economics and culture through collaborative and cooperative governance. The Graduate School grants the Master of Public Policy degree to those students who acquire a minimum of 40 credits from two subjects from Field A Core Course, two from Field B Core Course, Problem Finding or Research Method I & II, and Writing Skills or Research Paper I & II, prepares a research paper, and passes an oral examination.