Faculty of Business Administration

Admission Policy

The faculty of Business Administration conducts management research and provides education based on the founding spirit of Soka University, Founder Daisaku Ikeda.
  1. Capable individuals possessing humanistic principles
  2. Capable individuals that possess highly applicable specialized knowledge and skills that contribute solutions to current problems.
  3. Foster capable individuals who are able to compete and contribute at the international level.

Through the tremendous efforts from the students, faculty and staff to respond to these aims, countless capable business leaders, certified public accountants and tax accountants, working both domestically and throughout the world, have been produced by this program. Our program emphasis an education and philosophy based on humanism and utilizes small-group lectures to provide students with further opportunities for achievement. In addition,, our program places great efforts in fostering capable business leaders who are equipped with knowledge of the latest ICT (Information and Communication Technology),, who possess excellent language skills , and leadership and professional skills that will enable students to become specialists that contribute and play an active role on the international stage of the 21st century. Based on the aims previously mentioned, the Faculty of Business Administration seeks students who possess the following traits:
  1. Students who possess fundamental academic skills and have a strong will to study in this faculty.
  2. Students who are creative and possess logical thinking skills, willing to tackle and solve problems through their own initiative.
  3. Students who have a strong determination to actively participate in the business world as leaders, certified public accountants, tax accountants and management consultants in the future.

Curriculum Policy

The Faculty of Business Administration organizes and implements the following curriculum towards the achievement of its educational goals:

1. Course arrangement for learning the principles of humanistic management

We have arranged our courses effectively to provide students with an opportunity to discover and study the principles that lead to developing a humanistic point of view of management. After finishing the first year, a mandatory class titled, “Humanistic Management Theory I,” is taken during the first semester of sophomore year to acquire a basic foundation in humanistic management. This class intends to cover the methods, purpose and philosophy of management and makes an effort to connect these aspects with the founding spirit of the university. The second semester has “Humanistic Management Theory II,” but is optional. This course distinguishes and organizes different points of human management through themes and case studies. Parts of the course have been implemented from achievements of the “Global Leadership Program,” a training program abroad that carries the theme, “Businesses of Global Citizens,” to deepen students’ understanding of humanistic management on a global scale.

2.Seminars that cultivate the ability to discover and solve problems

Students will continue to take seminar courses from freshman year until senior year to develop the ability to discover and solve problems throughout different organizations and within societies.

Working in a small groups in seminar courses, students begin by taking a “Basic Management Course” (required, freshman year or first term of sophomore year), then a “Group Seminar A, B” (compulsory elective subject, freshman), followed by a “Basic Specialized Seminar” (optional, second term of junior year), and lastly a “Seminar” (required, junior and senior year). By going through these courses and seminars, we hope to develop skills in communication, cooperation, problem discovery and solving, critical thinking, quantity analysis, and presentation.

3.Systematized curriculum of basic specialized courses

(1) Required courses and optional courses
Our program requires certain courses that have been organized systematically to acquire specialized knowledge used for solving challenging and complicated issues in management. Students may choose from, “Principles of Business Administration,” “Principles of Accounting, ” “Introduction to Economics,” and “Humanistic Management Theory I,” as required courses. Other specific fields offered include: “Management,” “Finance,” “Statistics,” “Information and Communications Technology,” courses, plus 16 other courses, comprise the 20 units out of 60 units students can choose from.
(2) Courses in specific subject areas of study
Depending on the student’s field of interest, we provide programs where they are able to concentrate on taking specific courses for specific fields in which students want to specialize. Also, students can acquire specific skills and understanding of certain fields that may be used in careers such as certified public accountant, licensed tax accountant, diagnostics for small and medium enterprises, licensed business administration, licensed book keeping, as examples.
(3) Enhancement of career education
In the Faculty of Business Administration, it is mandatory to achieve 4 units in order to graduate and there are 7 courses to select from, such as “Current Management Presented by Top Managers”. Students are able to shape great careers by completing courses from this faculty, and it becomes possible to gain knowledge and ability that can be applied to improve society.

4. Specialized education in English and lectures by specialists visiting from abroad

From freshman to senior year, students have the opportunity to take specialized courses taught in English.. Also, we provide learning experience in English by establishing the Global Leadership Program.

During freshman and sophomore year, basic English courses are provided connecting management and English together, in courses such as, “Business English” class. The “Global Leadership Program”, a training program abroad carrying the theme “Businesses of Global Citizens.” Furthermore, we provide students opportunities to listen to lectures given by specialists from various fields of business, and continue with different project-based learning courses. During the 3rd and 4th years, we provide advanced English courses allowing students to gain English abilities that can be applied in society as global business leaders.

Diploma Policy

  1. Understand the philosophy of humanistic business administration
  2. Possess basic knowledge necessary for business administration
  3. Ability to utilize basic English that is required in the business society
  4. Ability to discover and show concern about the possible problems of a society or organization
  5. Ability to collect information that is required to think, solve, analyze and explore logically about a problem