Suspension of Applications for the Graduate Entrepreneurship Program
Tokyo University of Technology has decided to no longer accept applications from students for the Entrepreneurship Program of the Graduate School of Bionics, Computer and Media Sciences after the 2023 academic year. The Entrepreneurship Program has produced many students since its establishment in 2005 with the unique goals of fostering entrepreneurs and creating new businesses. However, in recent years, the number of applicants and enrollments have been declining and the number of students has been falling below capacity. Accordingly, we have decided to stop accepting applications, judging that it will continue to be difficult to secure a stable number of students in the future as a university that lacks economic/business administration departments.
Going forward, the education and research activities of those students currently enrolled in the Entrepreneurship Program will continue to be offered until they complete their studies.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude for your continued support of the Entrepreneurship Program until now. Your understanding of this decision is greatly appreciated.
This matter has been resolved by the Katayanagi Institute Board of Directors and reported to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
April 1, 2022
Yasuhiro Ohyama, Dean of Tokyo University of Technology
This Master’s Program is intended to foster entrepreneurs who can contribute to the creation of market value based in cutting-edge technologies in the fields of computer science, bio, media, medicine, and design. Students acquire knowledge in such areas as business management, marketing, finance, service innovation, technology management, intellectual property strategy, and data analysis, while deepening their know-how of cutting-edge technologies. Upon completion, they aim to establish venture businesses or create new businesses within corporations. The curriculum is composed of lectures, seminars, guidance on business plan preparation, and dissertation writing, with an emphasis placed on nurturing the ability to create value in global business settings.
Teachers Who Understand the Realities of Corporate Management
Lessons are taught by teachers who have acquired extensive business experience with manufacturers and companies in such fields as ICT and consulting. Also, professionals such as entrepreneurs, enterprise managers, and policy managers are invited as lecturers or special lecturers, and we strive to impart as much vital business knowledge as possible.
Intense Interactive Lessons
Lessons in this Master’s Program are conducted according to the PBL (Project-based Learning) method - a practical approach to group learning. Through taking part in discussions, students acquire problem-solving techniques and the ability to create market value.
System of Directed Study for Writing a Thorough Business Plan or Dissertation
Award of a master’s degree is conditional on producing a business plan or writing a dissertation. Students can choose whether to produce a business plan or write a dissertation when completing the program. Multifaceted guidance is provided on producing the chosen document; the teacher in charge of each student’s research office provides the primary instruction, but students can also regularly seek advice from teachers in other specialist fields.
Main Basic and Specialist Subjects
Marketing Strategy I and II
There are various definitions of “marketing”, but it is generally considered to mean “activities whereby organizations (enterprises) create systems for generating profits while adapting to the environment (market)”. In recent times, expansion of the concept of marketing has become a major topic of discussion and various new ideas for creating demand have emerged; in this Master’s Program, however, lectures are conducted on the basic theory of modern marketing as espoused by P. Kotler and others in accordance with the objective of achieving business success through “satisfying consumers’ demands and generating profit.”
Innovation Management I and II
In this course, master’s students acquire basic knowledge concerning innovation activities within enterprises. Also, via the investigation of specific enterprises, implementation of problem analysis and creation of proposals for resolving said problems, the students utilize the knowledge they have acquired and nurture practical application skills. In the first half of the course, students acquire rudimentary knowledge, while in the second half, they implement research of enterprises based on optional case materials.
Business Administration I and II
In this course, students learn the basics and various concepts of business administration (management) via textbooks. This enables students to understand and explain basic terms related to business administration. They come to understand the issues that confront Japanese enterprises and become capable of taking part and voicing opinions in discussions on corporate business administration. In writing their master’s dissertations, they learn about the basic framework of business administration and learn how to conduct discussions according to the theoretical framework of reference literature.
Management Information, Management Organization
Media Science/Internet Marketing
Prediction of Financial Market by Using AI
Work integrated education , Environment policy
Production and Operations Management