Producing human resources who will take the lead in the volatile business environment, through the synergy of the Department of Business Administration with the Department of Accounting and Finance
In 1947, Aichi University became the first university in the Tokai region to inaugurate courses on business administration and accountancy. Subsequently in 1963, the university established the Department of Business Administration in the Law and Economics Faculty at that time. In 1989, the department became independent of the faculty, and was converted into the Faculty of Business Administration. Furthermore, since 2005, the faculty has adopted a two-department system consisting of the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Accounting and Finance as we see today, in order to impart further specialized knowledge to students. Although the faculty is divided into two departments, business administration and accounting are mutually supplementary. As such, the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Accounting and Finance work in conjunction with each other, just like a pair of wheels on a vehicle.
For the pair of “wheels” to fulfill their roles, they need an “axle” to connect them. For this reason, the new curriculum due to begin in academic year 2018 will feature common undergraduate subjects that serve as an “axle” connecting the two departments. These common subjects will further strengthen the close coordination between the two departments.
Another new attempt is the establishment of the Business Design course in the Department of Accounting and Finance. In this new course, students can study both business administration and accountancy, by such means as exploring ideal business management based on accounting data.
The Department of Accounting and Finance of Aichi University will continue to engage in active and bold initiatives. It aims to train students into a business elite equipped with a broad perspective and extensive general knowledge, so they can appropriately handle various issues facing today’s volatile business world, based on the specialized knowledge they have cultivated through our systematic curriculum.
Department of Business Administration
The next generation of business begins here
In 1947, Aichi University took a
pioneering step: it was the first university in the Tokai region to run a
course on business administration. The university has produced large numbers
of businesspeople and business managers. The faculty is an ideal choice for
individuals who want to work at the forefront of a company’s management
operations in the future, who have an interest in marketing, who want to
learn about information technology, or want to work for an international
company. Discover a progressive curriculum and academic heritage at Aichi
University’s Department of Business Administration that can help you get to
where you want to be.
Providing the business leaders of tomorrow
with the wide range of skills they need
The faculty’s key objective lies in
producing a new generation of business leaders who can function within
today’s volatile business world. We provide our students with the business
acumen they need, whether it may be to optimally utilize a company’s
managerial resources, to recognize products with the potential to sell, or
to devise strategy that will lead to a product flying off the shelves. From
the second year, students may choose from one of four course options, each
suited to different areas of specialization.
A faculty that recognizes the importance of
experience-based practical training
As a faculty, we are highly aware of the
importance of real, hands-on experience in business. Such experience is
highly valued by employers. Every year, a large number of students in the
faculty take part in our internship program, which gives them the
opportunity to learn about the internal workings of a company, and what a
job in business involves. We also run an annual public speaking competition,
in which students have the chance to put their presentation skills to the
skills for a career in global business
Over the course of
their four years, students develop the English skills they need for a career
in global business. Students study in preparation for the TOEIC exam in
level-appropriate classes, steadily progressing from one stage of fluency to
the next. In the Foreign Book Reading
course, students work through English language textbooks on business
administration that are widely read in the United States. This process not
only helps students to understand their field through the English language,
but also equips them with new perspectives on it too.
Second Year Course Options
Students who pick this course will learn
about the principles of business administration, company management and
company administration. It is an ideal choice for aspiring entrepreneurs and
This course teaches students about the intricacies of how a product goes
from production to consumption and about how companies use marketing to
adapt to market trends. Students may also conduct research on a wide variety
of areas: strategies employed by convenience store and department store
chains, market research, product development, advertising and sales
Distribution and Marketing
Information plays a crucial role within
company management today. In addition to business administration, students
who choose this course study mathematics and ICT-related subjects, making it
an ideal choice for individuals who want to work as a leader within a
company’s information systems department.
This course has been devised with the
purpose of producing businesspeople who can work within a multitude of
different societies and cultures. The curriculum provides students with a
solid grounding in international business administration theory and in the
English language. We also encourage students to spend time studying abroad
on one of our many programs offered in conjunction with an overseas
Department of Accounting and Finance
standards to think about the focus of business administration – money
Since introducing accountancy to our subject roster in 1947, Aichi University has produced a large number of tax and certified public accountants. Our record is unrivaled in the Central Japan area, and a testament to the university’s high standard of accountancy education. The department comprises three courses: Accounting, Finance, and Business Design. In the Accounting course, students learn how to record and measure a company’s management status, and obtain the skills to provide business administrators and investors with accurate information. The Finance course imparts fund administration and management methods, as well as fund-procurement methods, which are indispensable for business administration. The Business Design course allows students to extensively learn about company management as a whole, on the basis of knowledge of accounting and finance. The Department of Accounting and Finance focuses on these three areas, in each of which students can pursue in-depth learning.
Steadfast support to help students attain accountancy
All students looking to work in company
accounting or a related specialty field must first pass a state examination
before embarking upon their chosen path. The department puts a great deal of
energy into ensuring that students receive the support they need to pass
such exams. For example, our small classes, which all employ textbooks
designed for future exam sitters. We also offer our full support to students
who wish to receive qualifications in financial planning, a profession that
has seen increasing demand owing to concerns over labor and pensions in this
Experience-based autonomous learning
Experience-based learning is exceedingly
important to us. We believe it helps students develop the practical skills
and qualities they need to respond to tasks and challenges in business.
Every year many students take part in our internship scheme, which gives
them the chance to work at the forefront of the industry. Often, this
experience helps students make crucial decisions about their future choice
of career. Outside the internship program, be it the student-organized
presentation contest, or the dissertation writing process; students also
have access to many other opportunities that can help them put their skills
A Structured and efficient
approach to specialist knowledge acquisition
Our curriculum offers a range of introductory courses to help
students who are new to accountancy and finance acquire an overview of the
scholarship in both fields. Our curriculum is wide-ranging, offering a
diversity of insights in a structured way in order to make the learning
process as easy as possible for students. In the second year, students are
offered the choice of two specialist courses, allowing them to focus in on
either accounting or finance.
Second Year Course Options
In this course, students study business administration while paying attention to the money flow within a company. This course has organized a curriculum that is ideal for individuals who are looking to work in the capacity of a certified public accountant, a licensed tax accountant, a specialist officer in the National Tax Agency, the Regional Taxation Bureau or tax offices, and so on. For example, students can learn about cost accounting methods (essential to the manufacturing industry), through practical case studies from a broad viewpoint.
This course seeks to develop professionals who are knowledgeable in fund procurement and management techniques, which are becoming increasingly diversified. The course is divided into two strands: finance (borrowing/lending money) and fiscal affairs (fund management). For instance, the fiscal affairs side teaches students methods for analyzing a company’s fund procurement strategies and project investments, and gives them knowledge on how financial products such as securities and bonds are used for asset and risk management. The course is ideal for individuals who wish to work in the financial section of a company or pursue a career in financial circles.
Business Design* Newly established in April 2018.
The Business Design course provides a broad range of education regarding business management as a whole, centering on accounting and financial knowledge. This course is suitable for individuals who wish to work in a company’s corporate planning section or engage in organizational management. A wide variety of specialist education subjects, such as business analysis and risk management, help students acquire multifaceted management skills. The department fosters individuals who can create new value.