Business Management Study1
Grade, SemesterYear 3 1st semest [General Basic Subjects]
CategoryGeneral Basic Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number0K111

Course Description

This lecture will focus on the fundamental concepts dealt with theory of the firm about the management activities. Especially, the lecture will examine the characteristics of Japanese corporations and the issues that contemporary corporations should deal with. In addition, this lecture will prompt understanding of everyone using VTR, etc. at the appropriate time.
This lecture is related to study objectives 2, and 3 of general basic subjects.

Course Objectives

Corporations that business management study mainly focuses on have great influence on the lives of society and our individuals. After graduation, many of students will get a job in a profit organization or a non-profit organization and live as a member of the organization. Therefore, this lecture aims at acquiring a basic understanding of what kind of existence, what kind of structure, and how it is operated by corporations having deep relationships with our daily lives will do. Through understanding and acquiring a wide range of concepts and basic knowledge on business management study, students will develop the ability to understand and think about the activities of corporations and the problems occurring at the site of corporate management.

Grading Policy

Final Exam(60%)、Short paper(20%)、Class participation(20%)

Textbook and Reference

ReferencesIntroduction to managementFujita, M.Chuokeizai
ReferencesIntroduction to the modern corporation: Beginning with basic questionsKoyama, Y., Demise, N.,and Taniguchi, T. Yuhikaku


Please review the handouts to comprehend the objectives of each subjects(30min).
After studying this class, you should review the handouts again to confirm the objectives (60min).
If you have any questions about it, please ask in the next class.
Moreover, it is better that you should be able to think about what is corporate management in order to take advantage of the concepts that you learned in this class (30min).


This class do not use textbooks, but use LMS to distribute handouts.


1Introduction to management and course overview
2Thinking companies in daily life
3The functions of the executives
4Various form of companies
5The characteristics of the limited liability company
6Interorganizational relations in Japan
7Managing human resources in Japan
8The collapse of the economic bubble and transformation of Japanese management
9The business case for work style reform in Japanese companies
10Corporate governance
11Corporate social responsibility
12Business ethics
13The business case for Company's social contribution activity
15Final exam and summary