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Admission Policy

Faculty of Commerce and Economics

In the Faculty of Commerce and Economics, we value traditions and past achievements, placing emphasis on practical education, which at its core are both enjoyable and interesting. To fulfill our curricular requirements and degree program policy, we welcome applications from candidates who not only possess skills and knowledge necessary to complete a degree program at our university but are also keen to engage actively in the study of three languages—natural languages (foreign languages), artificial languages (computer programming languages), and the language of accounting (bookkeeping)—and the larger field of social sciences, with particular focus on commerce, economics, and business administration.

Fundamental Qualities for Prospective Students

  • A strong desire to learn and develop both specialist and significant liberal arts skills and knowledge necessary to identify and address real-world problems and issues
  • A strong desire to develop the ability to work autonomously, collaboratively, and with a sense of equality through active learning and collaboration with a wide variety of people in society
  • An ardent desire to develop strong ethics, the ability to express oneself clearly and eloquently, the ability to judge a situation adequately, and the ability to think analytically through the above approaches to learning
  • A willingness to engage actively in the study of the larger field of social sciences, with particular focus on commerce, economics, and business administration
  • A strong desire to develop business skills through study and acquisition of various business qualifications

Admissions Assessment Policy

  • Admission by Recommendation
    "Admission by Recommendation requires" a formal recommendation from a high school principal or person of similar status. Documents, such as the candidate's school record, submitted as part of the application, and an interview will be used to assess how well the candidate satisfies our "Fundamental Qualities for Prospective Students." Submitted documents, rather than the interview, will be used primarily as a source of information when evaluating the candidate's performance during high school. In particular, these documents will be used to assess the candidate's academic achievements and records of extracurricular activities during high school. The interview will be used to assess the candidate's motivation for applying to our degree program, objectives and goals while at university and long-term goals. All candidates will be interviewed individually by a panel of interviewers.
  • AO (Admissions Office) Entrance Examination
    Documents, such as the candidate's school record, submitted as part of the application, and an interview will be used to assess how well the candidate satisfies our "Fundamental Qualities for Prospective Students." The interview, rather than submitted documents, will be used primarily as a source of information when evaluating the candidate's motivation post admission. In the interview part of the "AO Entrance Examination," candidates are required to give a three-minute self-promotional speech. In addition to this interview, candidates applying for a scholarship will be required to make a presentation on a specified theme as part of their "Presentation-style AO Entrance Examination." These presentations will be evaluated on the clarity and eloquence of the candidate's language, how well the candidate understood the theme, techniques used during the presentation, responses to questions about the presentation, and time management.
  • General Entrance Examination and National Center Test Utilizing Examination
    Candidates will be assessed for admission to our undergraduate degree program based on an evaluation of skills and knowledge (cognitive competence, Japanese reading comprehension, foreign language aptitude, mathematical ability, and general knowledge) we consider fundamental to our program. The range and scope of questions on the "General Entrance Examination" conform to content covered in high school. Questions are intended to assess how well candidates understood content covered in high school. As part of our "Comprehensive Evaluation Entrance Examination," in addition to an examination designed to test scholastic ability, documents, such as candidates' school records, submitted as part of the application, will be used to assess comprehensively their academic achievements and records of extracurricular activities during high school. Candidates who excel in the entrance examination designed to test scholastic ability will be eligible for a scholarship.

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