Japanese Development Program (JDP)

through collaboration with “JICA Program with Universities for Development Studies (JProUD)* ”

Overview:

This is a new two-year master’s program to educate future top leaders from Japan, Asia and Africa (and
perhaps Latin America) about Japan’s experience in economic and societal development since the Meiji
restoration, and its logical underpinnings.

  1. The logic and lessons (both positive and negative) from Japanese experiences will help future
    leaders from abroad when they have to think about their strategy for development back home.
  2. The same logic and lessons will also benefit future Japanese leaders, if only to understand their
    own history and to become able to explain Japan better outside the country.
  3. In this program, future leaders will learn the universal logic of national development and corporate
    growth using Japanese experiences as case materials.

Message from the President:

IUJ will begin a new master’s program “Japanese Development Program” in September 2018, in
which future leaders will learn the universal logic of national development and corporate growth,
using Japanese experiences from the past century as case materials.
On top of systematic courses on Japanese development, students will also get education in
international development or general business management, and can receive an MA in international
development or an MBA, depending on whether they choose the GSIR or GSIM.
The logic and lessons from Japan’s experience will help future leaders from abroad when they have
to think about their strategy for development back home. We also welcome Japanese students who
want to understand how and why Japan has developed as it has so that they can explain the reasons
logically when they go abroad.

Hiroyuki Itami, IUJ President

* ”JICA Program with Universities for Development Studies (JProUD)” aims to offer participants programs to learn both (i) good
lessons and challenges of Japan’s modernization (in regional and other countries’ contexts), and (ii) the experience and
contribution of Japan’s governmental Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the world. These programs are basically
managed within universities’ existing master/doctor courses. “JProUD” expects participants to be future top leaders in their
respective fields/sectors and contribute significantly to development inmany countries after completing these programs.

JDP Courses offered by GSIR:

  • Japan in the World after the Meiji Restoration
  • International Political Economy Surrounding Japan
  • International Relations, Japan’s Foreign Policy and Their Impact on Development
  • Japanese Foreign Assistance Policy and Its Impact on Development
  • Postwar Japanese Economy and Its International Expansion
  • Postwar Japanese Politics and Its Impact on Development
  • Japanese National Security Policy and Its Impact on Development
  • Japanese Public Finance and Administration and Its Impact on Development
  • Japanese Education System and Its Impact on Development

JDP Courses offered by GSIM:

  • Development of Japanese Industries and Innovation
  • Japanese Corporate System, Japanese Style Management and Its impact on Development
  • Japanese Corporate Finance, the Japanese Financial System and Its Impact on Development
  • Japanese Employment Practices and Human Capital Accumulation
  • Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Management in Japan
  • Business Leaders in Japan and Their Impact on Development
  • Small to Medium-sized Firms in Japan and Their Impact on Development

Graduation Requirements: 40 credits (minimum)

Category (Credits) No Category(Courses) Program credits Basic Discipline credits School credits (GSIR) School credits (GSIM) Countable Credits for Degree No. of Credits
Program credits(20) 1 JDP Courses offered by GSIR 14 or 18
JDP Courses offered by GSIM 14 or 18
2 Seminar Courses: Master’s Thesis (6) or Research Report (2) 6 or 2
Basic
Discipline credits
3 To be taken from three areas:
Political Science, Economics and Management
8
School
credits
4 GSIR Courses 8 -12
GSIM Courses
5 Language Courses (up to 4 credits) 0-4
Credit Requirements for Each Category 20 8 28 28 40(minimun)

Admission Fee: 300,000 yen Tuition: 2,200,000 yen/year
Scholarships are available.Please see Scholarship Guidelines.

Admission:

Application Fee: 30,000 yen (Domestic Applicants*) 5,000 yen (Overseas Applicants*)
*regardless of nationality
Apply by submitting the required materials for the GSIR or GSIM admissions.
(A GMAT test score is required of GSIM applicants.)
If you are interested in applying for 2018 admission, please see the 2018 Admissions Guidelines
http://www.iuj.ac.jp/admis/ and contact us.
Contact:
Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR): admgsir@iuj.ac.jp TEL: 81-(0)25-779-1200
Graduate School of International Management (GSIM): admgsim@iuj.ac.jp TEL: 81-(0)25-779-1500
FAX 81-(0)25-779-1188