Degree Requirements

MA in Public Management

Minimum requirements (from students who enrolled in 2018) are:

  1. Two years of enrollment
  2. Acquisition of at least 40 credits
  3. Submission of a master’s thesis or research report
  4. Passing the thesis/research report evaluation and final examination
  5. Acquisition of total GPA of at least 2.5

Course Requirements

Students must at least gain the number of credits in the Core Required Courses, Core Elective Courses, and Elective Courses for their graduation, as indicated in the following table:

(* Information below is for Class of 2020.)

■MA in Public Management
Categories Course Title
Core Required Courses
18 credits
Basic
12 credits
・Managing Public Organizations
・Public Administration
・Public Finance and Budgeting
・Public Human Resource Management
・Public Policy Process
・Statistical Methods
Seminar
6 credits
Note1)
・Advanced Seminar I
・Advanced Seminar II
・Advanced Seminar III
Core Elective Courses
At least 6 credits or 10 credits

Note2)

・Capital Budgeting and Debt Management (From 2019/2020)
・Collaborative and Participatory Governance
・Cost Benefit Analysis
・Econometrics
・Energy Policy
・Environmental Policy & Disaster Management
・Information Policy and Management
・Introduction to Electronic Government
・Introduction to Policy Analysis
・Introduction to Policy Modeling (from 2019-2020)
・Japanese Public Finance & Administration & Its Impact on Development
・Japanese Government and Politics (*1 credit course)
・Japan’s Education System and Its Impact on Development
・Local Government and Public Service
・Macroeconomics I: Income Theory
・Mathematics for Economics and Management
・Microeconomics I: Price Theory
・Policy Evaluation
・Public Management Information Systems (until 2018-2019)
・Research Methodology
Core Elective Courses
(Basic Discipline)
At least 8 credits
in total
Political Science
(GSIR Courses)
At least 2 credits
・Comparative Government and Politics
・Contemporary International Security Issues: National & Human
・Foreign Policy Analysis
・Human Rights & Global Justice: Cultures, Gender, & Equality
・Managing Public Organizations
・Public Administration
Economics
(GSIR Courses)
At least 2 credits
・Cost Benefit Analysis
・Development Policy and Globalization
・Essentials of Economics
・International Economic Systems and Order
・Macroeconomics I: price Theory
・Microeconomics I: Income Theory
Management
(GSIM Courses)
At least 2 credits
・Financial Accounting
・International Management
・Marketing Management
・Operations Management
・Organizational Behavior
・Strategic Management
Elective Courses Select from among all the courses offered in IUJ (including language courses) in consultation with faculty. The maximum number of credits of language courses which can be counted towards required credit for graduation is 4.
Required Number of Credits for Graduation  40 credits

In addition to the minimum credit requirement for each category mentioned above, students are required to obtain at least 30 credits from the courses which is offered by the school to which they belong.

There are courses which are listed in two different categories. In case students take those courses, the credits taken from them can be counted under each category. For example, “Managing Public Organizations” is counted as both Core Required and Core Elective(Basic Discipline, Political Science). However, only 2 credits from this course can be counted toward graduation requirements.

Note1) Although “Advanced Seminar I, II and III” are the Core Required courses and students are required to obtain 6 credits from them, only 2 of the 6 credits are counted toward graduation in the research report option while 6 credits will be counted in the thesis option.

Note2) The required number of Core Elective course credits differs depending on whether a thesis or research report is to be undertaken.   In the thesis option, 6 credits must be obtained while 10 credits must be obtained in case of a research report option.

Language Courses
English Academic English I, II, III
English for Thesis Writing I, II
English for Professional Communication I, II
Academic English Literacy
Japanese Elementary Japanese I, II, III
Basic Japanese I, II, III, IV, V, VI
Intermediate Japanese I, II, III
Advanced Japanese I, II, III, IV, V, VI