Subject Name Instructor/s Description
Information Technologies for Innovation Kazuo Furuta
Yukio Ohzawa
For success at innovation it is essential to exploit opportunities and avoid risk. In this lecture, decision-making for innovation through the discovery of chance, and the management of risk will be explored.
Innovation Management Tomonari Yashiro
Kazuo Furuta
In this course, case studies are used to study innovation and ways to innovate by looking at external factors, such as changes in technology, markets, and organizations, as well as organizational factors.
Web Engineering and Business Modeling Yutaka Matsuo This course studies business models and basic technologies for business services through search engines, the internet, SNS and e-commerce. This course is for those aiming to create new businesses that employ the internet.
Theory of Science, Technology, and Industrial Policy Ichiro Sakata
Tsuyoshi Maruyama
This course focuses on current important government policy issues. Many issues will be discussed with the participation of those responsible for government policy. These include topics such as strengthening international competitiveness and reforming economic systems for industrial policy, and formation of COE and improving innovation systems through cooperation between industry and academia for science and technology policy.
Theories of Organisational Technological Innovation Tomonari Yashiro
Kazuo Furuta
This lecture will study the organisational processes, structures and techniques for building and managing continuous technological innovation. The ethics of engineering will also be introduced.
Technology and Product Development Management Shuichi Rokugawa
Naotoshi Yamamoto
What kinds of decisions are necessary for technological management? How should the mission and process for the organisation of technology be designed? How should engineers be motivated and nurtured? How should global R&D centers be managed? How should intellectual property contract risks be managed? This course will review specific case studies to address all of these topics.
History of Technical Innovation/Future Society Theory Shuichi Rokugawa This course undertakes a systematic study of the history of technological strategy from the past to the present. We will study the basic strategy for the components of technology and technology policy through reference to the overall orientation of Japan’s economy.
Technology Roadmapping Kazuo Kageyama
Noboyuki Tsuji
This course includes discussion and practice of technological roapmapping for stating the important strategy policies for technology management. Using case study methods, students then practice planning method techniques. Students are also divided into teams to gain an overview of industry and company strategic roadmapping. The course focuses on understanding the strategic importance of roadmapping and hands-on practical experience.
Program and Project Management Akira Tominaga Projects are non-repetitive activities with targets and deadlines. Much of the important work today comes in the form of a project. This course discusses modern project management (know-how for achieving targets, including project management for individuals) from a variety of perspectives.
An Introduction to Innovation Studies Lee Woolgar This introductory course outlines the main concepts and data used for analyzing, interpreting and understanding innovation and innovation systems.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Kazuo Kageyama
Shigeo Kagami
Katsuya Hasegawa
Through the creation of effective business plans, this course will look at the important types of knowledge and methods necessary for creating high growth companies. Group discussions will look at the role of entrepreneurial spirit for innovation.
International Technology Management Lee Woolgar This course looks at the internationalization of innovation and the management issues involved. This course features visiting speakers from industry and government.
Risk Management Gento Mogi This course involves study of the concepts and value evaluation methods for project risk management using real options; business risk management using corporate finance and technology strategy; and risk management having different hierarchies (i.e. national risk management of energy security).
Theories of Corporate Strategy Hirokazu Yamanashi This course focuses on systematic and practical discussion of modern business strategy theory. The first half of the course concentrates on basic techniques and frameworks, including practice, for creating effective strategies. The second half seeks to deepen understanding of advanced business strategy while analyzing actual strategy case studies.
Knowledge Management Systems Kazuhiro Aoyama
Yoshio Inoue
This course utilizes discussion of actual systems and development projects to deepen understanding of modeling. Systems studied include requirement engineering and UML, operations process analysis methods, and system construction project management method theory covering planning to construction of information systems for businesses. (Aoyama)
(1) Transition in computers/systems, (2) Overview of business information systems (general-purpose machines, servers), (3) Overview of business information systems (networks), (4) System design and planning, (5) System operation and evaluation, (6) System cost, (7) Information system organizations and outsourcing (Inoue)
Finance and Accounting Shinji Sugiyama This course examines the roles of finance and accounting in enterprises through themes such as 1)Funding methods, 2)Capital structure optimization, 3)Maximizing corporate value to study organization from relationship between markets and theory, 4)Organization from the implementation perspective. How these can be utilized by managers in the future is also discussed.
Fundamentals of Mathematical Management Nariaki Nishino This course explains various phenomena occurring in social systems (which are typically complex systems) and discusses simulation methods for implementing effective management. A comparison of micro-models is made using multiple agents while focusing on conventional representative quantitative macro-models and the recent field of mathematical sociology. Management cases are introduced using simulations of these models.
Overview of Management Studies Masao Hirano This course discusses business management strategy from the broad perspective of industry structure, industrial policy, international relations, technology trends, and social change. The course is designed to promote acquisition of skills through the practice of business model design techniques.
Econometric Analysis Kazumitsu Nawata

This lecture introduces the basics of data analysis for economics and management. The lecture will use Excel and Eviews software, for the purposes of using real data for economic analysis.

Economic Development of Japan Fumiko Takeda Study of the economic history of Japan, looking at the historical development from the Edo period, and the labor, finance, economic policy and economic structure following the high growth period.
Global Business Kazuyuki Motohashi This course aims to help students understand various areas of global business, such as, the importance of overall strategy, business investments, strategic alliances and marketing. Lecture topics include theory, case studies and specific discussions about business themes. Students will learn about the current state of global business and especially the importance and future of Japanese businesses in Asia (i.e. relations between Japan and China).
Knowledge Management Yasunori Baba
Atsushi Inuzuka
This course examines: 1)how companies utilize information technology and link diverse knowledge to increase their competitiveness and create industries; 2) what kinds of organizations are required, 3)management and enterprise culture theory, 4)case studies regarding domestic and foreign manufacturing industries, service industries, contents industries, etc.
Innovation and Intellectual Property Kazuyuki Motohashi
Kenichiro Senoo
Under the theme of “Innovation and Intellectual Property,” the Japanese national innovation system is studied through comparison with the systems in the United States and Europe to deepen student understanding of the policies and corporate strategies for intellectual property used in those systems.
Enterprise Valuation and Intellectual Property Toshiya Watanabe
 Masahiko Isshiki
The aim of this course is to help students understand the mechanisms of how technology contributes to enterprise value by studying the relationship between the various types of intellectual property and enterprise value, as well as monetary value evaluation methods for intangible assets arising from intellectual property. In particular, understanding will be deepened through discussion and study of topics such as (1) Summary understanding of intangible assets and intellectual property, (2) Patents, brands, copyrights, business secrets, and corporate activities, (3) Evaluation methods for intellectual property value, (4) Understanding (practice) of technology valuation cases using intellectual property as a measure for comparison, and (5) Strategies for increasing the value of intellectual property.
Intellectual Property Management Toshiya Watanabe
Naohiro Shichijo
This course focuses on understanding the patent system. Students will acquire understanding of the sequential management of intellectual property and understand what is necessary for technology management. By obtaining an understanding of the patent system and examining case studies, students will learn the options available to companies in the patent system and the processes for deciding which options are optimal for each situation.
Intellectual Property Management Toshiya Watanabe
It is widely thought that patents play a leading role for the management of technology. Specifically, there are a range of choices regarding patent use by companies, and different processes for selecting upon optimal decisions. The lectures will utilise practical cases for elucidating understanding of technology management.
International IP Management Toshiya Watanabe
Yukio Nagasawa
This course uses lectures and case studies to examine international intellectual property management. Guest lecturers from industry will also present cases and relevant topics. The course will discuss and examine topics such as 1) International intellectual property controversies, 2) International structure in various IP systems, 3) Important strategies necessary for 'real business' and 4) Achieving a comprehensive understanding of global intellectual property issues.