PMPP Courses

Program Structure

In order to complete the Public Management and Policy Analysis Program, students are required to submit a thesis and take a number of courses. While core courses are compulsory, other courses are elective. Thesis guidance is given in the advanced seminars and students are offered academic and personal support in thesis writing by a supervisor.

Course Requirements

Students must complete the required number of credits in the Required Courses, Elective Required Courses, and Elective Courses as indicated in the following table:

Core Required Courses 17 credits
Advanced Seminars I, II, and III 6 credits
     Elective Required Courses at least 8 credits
Electives From among all courses at IUJ including preparatory and GSIM courses at least 13 credits
Total at least 44 credits

PMPP Courses

Required Courses

Microeconomics I
Mathematics for Economics and Management (1credit)
Statistics for Economics and Management
Public Management
Data Analysis
Public Policy Process
Public Policy Modeling
Public Administration
Public Finance and Budgeting 

Advanced Seminars I, II, and III


Required Courses

Comparative Analysis of Public Policy
Comparative Government and Politics
Corporate Finance
Cost Benefit Analysis
Cross-Sectional and Panel-Analysis
Development Economics
Development of Japanese Industry and Business
Environmental Policy
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Financial Market Policy
Governmental Accounting and Reporting
Health Policy
Infrastructure Management
International Organizations
International Taxation
Introduction to Electronic Government
Introduction to Energy Management
Japanese Energy Policy and Regulations
Japanese Public Finance and Administration
Microeconomics II
Policy Evaluation and Management
Project Cycle Management
Public Human Resource Management
Public Information Policy and Management
Public International Law
Public Management Information Systems
Public Organization Theory
Public Private Partnership
Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
Research Methodology
State and Local Government Finance
Urban and Regional Planning

* GSIM course


*From among all the courses offered in GSIR and GSIM.

Agricultural Economics
American Foreign Policy
Applied Econometrics
Applied Game Theory
Applied Time Series Analysis
Asia and Japan in the Prewar Period
Chinese Economy
Chinese Foreign Policy
Chinese Political Economy
Computable General Equilibrium Modeling
Contemporary Japanese Politics
Contemporary Political and Economic Regionalism
Cross-cultural Communication
Database Design and Management Strategies
Development Finance
Econometric Modeling and Forecasting with Time Series Data
Economic Geography
Environment and Human Security
Environmental Economics
Essentials of Economics
Essentials of International Relations
Financial Economics and Capital Markets
Financial Management and Accounting
Foreign Policy Analysis
Foundations of Web Technologies
Geographic Information Systems
Global Civil Society
Global Issues: UNU Global Seminar
Health Economics
History of International Relations
Human Rights and Global Justice
Industrial Organization and Public Policy
Inequality and Poverty: Measurement and Applications
Information Security Policy and Management
Information Systems Project
International Conflict Resolution
International Economic Systems and Order
International Finance
International Humanitarian Law
International Law in Practice
International Law on Recourse to Force
International Migration: Institution, Policy, Theory
International Political Economy
International Politics
International Trade
Investments and Asset Pricing
IT Strategy & Policy Planning
Japanese Banking and Financial Systems
Japanese Political Economy
Macroeconomics and Policy Analysis
Macroeconomics I, II
Mathematics for Economics and Management (C)
Monetary Economics and Policy Analysis
Money and Banking
Peace, War and the Development of Modern Japan
Personnel Economics for Managers
Political Institution and Social Changes in Governance
Postwar Japanese Economy
Poverty, War and Human Security
Public Finance
Public Sector Economics
Regional Governance and Political Economy in the Middle East
Religion, Society and Culture in Japan
Security and Strategy in International Relations
Society & Culture in the Islamic World
Southeast Asian International Relations
Special Topic in Development Economics: Productivity and Efficiency Analyses
Time Series Analysis
Trade, Development and the Asia-pacific Economy
UN and Global Governance
War and Diplomacy

Language Courses

Academic English I, II and III
English for Thesis Writing I and II
English for Professional Communications
Japanese Elementary Japanese I, II and III
Intermediate Japanese I, II and III
Advanced Japanese I, II, III, IV, V and VI
Basic Japanese I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX
Business Japanese I, II and III
JLPT N1 Preparatory Course I, II and III
JLPT N2 Preparatofy Course I, II and III