Facts & Figures

(As of May 2021)

Education and Research on the Theories and Techniques of Practical Management from New Perspectives Extending and Exceeding Frameworks from Arts and Sciences

The basic philosophy of the School of Management is to make use of the Tokyo University of Science's extensive interdisciplinary system using quantitative and empirical approaches. This draws from research knowledge gained through the fields of science and engineering to educate students in management through new perspectives emphasizing practical theories and approaches applied to organizations. The educational objective of the School of Management is not simply based on students accumulating knowledge, but also developing the skills needed to independently and collaboratively apply that knowledge for problem identification, analysis, and resolution.

This educational philosophy is manifest through research presentations and interactive discussions with advisors based on scientific methods. "Graduation research" lies at the core of this educational mechanism and enables this objective to be realized. Trough this proven, rigorous process, students discover real problems, collect data, perform analytics, formulate solutions and analyze the meanings of the results. Students communicate their methods and findings by making presentations to research advisors for review and evaluation. Through this process, students learn to appreciate, engage and contribute to management, benefitting organizations, stakeholders, and society.

Message from the Dean

A School of Management with global aspirations built upon a foundation of science and technology

The Tokyo University of Science School of Management has proudly cultivated a reputation as one of the leading schools of management undertaking education and research which integrate the arts and sciences. In the nearly thirty years since its founding, the School of Management has produced graduates that have gone on to find success across the academic world and a multitude of industries in the public and private sectors.

The School of Management is comprised of three departments: the Department of Management, the Department of Business Economics and, since April 2021, the Department of International Digital and Design Management. The Department of Management is the most similar to other Japanese universities’ departments of management in terms of the content covered, i.e., management strategy, accounting/finance and marketing, but it addresses them from a thoroughly numerical/quantitative and empirical perspective. The Department of Business Economics emphasizes rigorous scientific analysis and a foundation of theoretical economics and econometrics essential for business management and, based on this, explores more theoretical/mathematical topics, such as game theory, operations research, finance and other decisions science, artificial intelligence and big data-driven data science. Complementing the formal academism of the aforementioned two departments, the Department of International Digital and Design Management builds upon business administration with a three-track emphasis on “design,” “digital” and “international” education in order to cultivate creativity and practical skills applicable to new business creation and addressing the challenges facing society.

The fact that “mathematics” is part of the admissions requirements for all three departments communicates the School of Management’s view that tomorrow’s business managers will need to be versed in mathematics and applicants should therefore equip themselves with the relevant mathematical skills. “Japanese spirit with Western learning” was one of the rallying cries popular during the era of reform which followed the Meiji Restoration; however, during this era of great upheaval and change on a global scale, Japan’s ability to adapt to new paradigms of “science” and the “humanities” appears lacking. The Tokyo University of Science School of Management therefore seeks to cultivate students who possess “a cultured spirit with a scientific mind” or, perhaps, “a scientific spirit with a cultured mind.” I believe that we are training the future business management professionals who will operate within this (assumed but yet to materialize) new cultural context from which successor theories to Lanchester strategy and the Black–Scholes theory will arise and quantum computers, the Singularity and other developments will expand the frontiers of inquiry.

By studying at the Tokyo University of Science School of Management, you, too, can be a part of the movement towards “a cultured spirit with scientific learning” or, perhaps, “a scientific spirit with cultured learning.”


Dean, School of Management