Department of Policy Management | Shobi University

Department of Policy Management, Faculty of Policy Management

For students seeking to become an event producer, an entrepreneur or a self-employed professional.

Students pursue learning that matches their chosen career paths and interests through three courses that teach them how to decipher modern society.

Forming a consensus of citizens and securing necessary financial resources, for instance, are essential in resolving problems that Japanese society currently faces, particularly in regard to employment issues, nursing care for the elderly, and the declining population of regional areas. Examining issues in a multi-faceted manner from a variety of viewpoints, such as legal, political, economic, welfare, media, and other perspectives, is also essential in considering any problem. The Department of Policy Management has established three courses of study to implement a broad range of studies, to enable every student to gain specialized knowledge and problem-solving skills while developing his or her individual interests and concerns.

Three Courses of Study

Public Policy Course Students can pursue their studies directed at learning primarily basic subjects for law, political science, and administration, including studying for the civil servant examination. Students gain the ability to see society as a whole by adopting multi-lateral viewpoints that cover the state policies of the central government to the mechanisms of local governments, as well as welfare and international relations, in a comprehensive manner.
Business Management (Start-Up/Corporate Strategy) Course Micro- and macro-economics are taught as introductory courses. Students learn the respective practical economic theories to gain essential business know-how for business management. They also acquire multi-faceted skills ranging from the fundamentals of management to management sensibilities for the frontline of business.
Information and Communication Course Practical communication studies are at the core of learning as students enhance their communication skills while learning about the mechanisms of the media industry and service industry as well as a variety of other business lines such as fashion, beauty, and business catering to children, in a comprehensive manner.

Students’ Benefits from the Department

Point 1
Students gain computer literacy and sophisticated levels of information processing capabilities through advanced information education.
Point 2
Language education is enhanced through courses in eight foreign languages, including English, available to students. Courses are set up with an emphasis on practical linguistic capabilities and conversational abilities.
Point 3
Simulated court sessions and virtual corporate establishments are performed by students as “college work” that presumes real applications in society.
Point 4
Practical sessions are held in class with students divided into small groups, starting in the first year. Assigned instructors provide advice on learning methods that are in line with students’ desired career paths.

Diploma Policy

The Faculty of Policy Management aims to nurture students to become individuals capable of confronting a variety of policy issues in modern society within a diverse range of fields to formulate policies based on problem detection and problem solution thought patterns.

Characteristics of Class Subjects

Department of Policy Management | Shobi University

Public Administration

Mechanisms of central government and municipal governments are explained in simple terms

What mechanisms are behind Japan’s government administration, and how do they function? In this class, students find answers to these questions and examine the problems the nation holds. They acquire the abilities to think deeply and solve problems.

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Fundamentals of Law

What law is, learned through daily lives and events

The course of study considers aspects of law in relation to a variety of topics, such as crime, environmental protection, family life, properties, international society, and bioethics. Students gain a deeper understanding of the objectives and reasons for the existence of laws.

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International Economics

Learn about global society through the topic of trade

Students in the course of study consider the effectiveness of customs duty and importance of free trade treaties through an understanding of how they impact the domestic economy, in order to investigate the mechanisms of trade.

Future Vision (Aspired Occupations)

Public Policy
  • NGO/NPO personnel
  • Local government civil servant
  • Municipal government civil servant
  • Law firm personnel
  • Administrative scrivener
  • Employee of welfarerelated corporations
  • Journalist
  • Employee of media related corporations
  • ...and more
Business Management (Start-Up/Corporate Strategy)
  • Business manager (entrepreneur)
  • Shop owner
  • Store developer and store producer
  • Business management consultant
  • Sales planner and investigator
  • Business development personnel
  • Business finance personnel
  • Security analyst
  • Financial instruments dealer
  • ...and more
Information and Communication
  • Hotel and bridal related business personnel
  • Generalist personnel of fashion and cosmetic industries
  • Generalist personnel of children’s industry
  • Advertisement and public relations personnel for manufacturers
  • Reporter
  • Magazine editor
  • Advertisement planner
  • ...and more