Course List

Course group A

CourseFaculty member in chargeDescription
Resilience Informatics for Innovation (English)Kazuo Furuta and
Yukio Osawa
Essentially, successful innovation requires us to make the most of our opportunities while avoiding risks. This lecture course presents management techniques for identifying opportunities and risks before making strategic decisions to deliver innovation.
Innovation ManagementTomonari Yashiro and
Satoshi Yoshida
To ensure successful innovation through modern management practices, it is crucial to understand the intrinsic qualities of innovation. To this end, this course examines innovation through the lens of management to better understand what and how to innovate in a variety of ways under diverse social, economic, cultural, and technological conditions (contexts). In this course, the term "what to innovate" refers to the transformation brought about by the innovation as well as its significance for society and those involved. Meanwhile, the term "how to innovate" refers to the innovation process and the nature of the organization that carries out this process.
Organizations for Technology DevelopmentTomonari Yashiro and
Satoshi Yoshida
In this course, case studies are conducted to enable students to learn about the procedures and methods that are applied in the development and management of organizations aimed at facilitating the continuous advancement of engineering ethics and technical innovation.
Management of Technology and Product DevelopmentTsutomu KamimuraThis course outlines basic approaches to formulating technology strategies and product development methods by examining businesses that rely heavily on technologies to secure product differentiation. Special focus is placed on key digital businesses to learn how they implement their respective approaches, what challenges they face, and how these approaches could be expanded. The course begins with an introduction to basic approaches and methods and then features case studies and team projects.
Technology RoadmappingMasaki NakajimaIn this course, lectures and practical exercises are conducted to introduce technology roadmapping, a process that sets forth important strategic doctrines in technology management. After gaining a systematic understanding of the relevant methods and macroscopically interpreting a roadmap of an entire industry, students move on to analyzing specific companies and engaging in group work to develop technology roadmaps. Emphasis is placed on developing an appreciation of the strategic importance of roadmaps and gaining hands-on practice.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (English)Shigeo KagamiIn this course, students gain hands-on experience in effective business planning to enable them to acquire the necessary know-how and means of achieving dynamic growth with a startup business. In addition, group discussions are held on the role of entrepreneurship in innovation.
Advanced Technology Management (English)Ichiro Sakata and
Masahiro Sugiyama
This course covers various concepts essential for technology management at an advanced level. The topics include stages of innovation, startups and entrepreneurship, modularity and architecture, the absorptive capacity of firms, and national innovation systems.
Financial Innovation and FintechGento MogiConducted by a leading industry professional, this all-encompassing lecture course on fintech focuses on blockchain technology in particular. It provides an overview of fintech, presents case studies on the active use of blockchains by financial institutions, explains how to come up with ideas for businesses that employ blockchains, and elaborates on the scalability problem, sidechains, wallets, security, cryptoassets, DApp gaming, and cryptocurrency exchanges.
Economics of Innovation Policy and Management (English)Kazuyuki MotohashiThis course is designed to guide graduate students to learn the core literature and academic foundations of innovation policy studies. The course will primarily focus on the economics of technological innovation, intellectual property law, the concept of the system of innovation, and their relationship with the economic growth as well as the firm’s strategy. Students will gain the necessary knowledge for reconciling theories in the fields of innovation management and policy.
Exercise for Deep Tech EntrepreneurshipIchiro Sakata
Tomotaka Goji,
Kazuhiko Chuman,
Aiko Mochizuki and
Takayoshi Kawakami
Deep LearningYutaka Matsuo and
Yusuke Iwasawa
With the advent of deep learning having radically advanced artificial intelligence, its impact has been felt profoundly across industry and society alike. This lecture course explains the basics of machine learning and neural networks before covering the core technologies behind topics such as the following in more detail: deep learning, image processing, natural language processing, generative models, and reinforcement learning. Hands-on exercises are also conducted to enable students to acquire more practical skills.
Data-Driven Startup PracticumYutaka Matsuo and
Kenji Tanaka
This course consists of exercises aimed at enabling students to experience business startups in practice. In many industries, startups are essential in creating new businesses that are expected to add dynamism to industry and society as a whole. This lecture course presents methods used in data-driven business planning and demonstrates how they can be applied in practice by tapping into the unique background of the University of Tokyo. Business plans with specific agendas are developed in groups, and all of the practice-oriented lectures are conducted by faculty members who have helped launch many businesses.
Data-Driven Business Planning PracticumYutaka Matsuo,
Kenji Tanaka,
Lui Yoshida and
Koji Kimita
With the effective use of data and technology playing an ever more important role in the provision of business services in modern society, the creation of new lines of business by startups is expected to revitalize industry. This course conducts lectures on suitable methods and practical case studies related to data-driven business planning in combination with practical group exercises aimed at formulating business plans that address specific agendas within a defined period. These exercises are intended to reinforce the likely strengths of students with an engineering background in making objective decisions based on numbers and data as well as tapping into artificial intelligence, blockchains, and other useful technologies. It also aims to shore up their likely weaknesses in relation to practical metacognition and enable them to learn how to overcome such weaknesses.

Course group B

CourseFaculty member in chargeDescription
Corporate StrategyMasahiro Komatsubara and
Hiroyuki Mitani
This course offers students an opportunity to develop a systematic understanding of the significance of modern corporate strategies, their substance, and the problems associated with them. As a first step, students take stock of the roles that strategies can be expected to play for companies operating in a business environment that demands a multifaceted and structural transformation. Having attended lectures on strategizing methods and the underlying strategic thinking, the students move on to examine case studies of the tangible challenges that may be encountered along with the corporate activities and cutting-edge strategizing methods that are applied in various industries.
Finance and AccountingShinji SugiyamaThis lecture course clarifies the roles of corporate finance and accounting from both the theoretical and practical points of view as well as in relation to the market. It is designed to enable students to learn how to tap into their potential as future corporate managers. The topics covered include funding mechanisms, capital structure optimization, and corporate value maximization.
Comprehensive Business AdministrationYoshinobu Takanuki and
Katsuhiro Sato
This course cultivates the requisite business literacy by explaining key concepts involved in modern management as well as the main management methods and processes that are actually employed in practice. Students track the latest industrial trends together and enrich their understanding of the types of issues encountered in corporate management and organizations. In doing so, they cultivate a keen awareness and various insights into the economy and management.
Risk and Regulatory Policy (English)Atsuo KishimotoThe intended learning outcomes for this course are to enable students to gain a clear understanding of the idea of "risk" in a diverse range of subjects; develop a sense of how to formulate risk regulations in various fields in an evidence-based way; gain an understanding of the utility of and methods for conducting a regulatory impact analysis/assessment (RIA); and acquire the ability to analyze real risk issues in a consistent way to facilitate the preparation of better regulatory policies.
Global Production SystemsKazuhiro Aoyama and
Takao Eguchi
This lecture course covers the two chains that underpin a global production system: the engineering chain and the supply chain. The first part of the course focuses on product design and development as well as global production systems to enable students to learn about production systems, product data, product family design, module design, process modeling, and organization management. The remainder of the course addresses consumption activities and global production systems to provide students with an opportunity to learn about topics such as demand forecasting, production planning methods, efficient urban energy supplies, and retail distribution systems, through both lectures and case studies.
Web Engineering and Business ModelsYutaka Matsuo,
Junichiro Mori and
Yoshifumi Seki
This course examines the key technologies and business models that are employed in offering online services, including search engines, social media, and e-commerce services. The aim of this course is to enable students to gain the knowledge required to start up a new online business.
Risk Management (English)Gento MogiIn this course, students learn about various approaches to risk management at different hierarchy levels and methods for evaluating their value. For instance, risk management is discussed at the project level with respect to real options, at the corporate level in terms of corporate finance and technology strategies, and at the national level as epitomized by energy security.
Sports Management and InnovationIchiro Sakata and
Yoshiyuki Mano
In this course, lectures and discussion sessions are conducted by inviting leading professionals from Japan's world of sports management, which is currently undergoing dynamic changes. Providing insights from many different perspectives, these guest speakers touch upon topics such as organizational reform, innovation (e.g., AI, AR, and VR), regional revitalization, and sports policies.
Information Science for Financial ResilienceKiyoshi IzumiThis course presents the latest trends in the use of information technologies and artificial intelligence in financial markets. The lectures for this course cover market analysis through technologies such as machine learning, data mining, and artificial market simulation.
Management and Policymaking for Advanced Energy TechnologiesGento Mogi and
Jun Matsushima
This course provides an overview of cutting-edge technologies and their future outlook in relation to tapping into diverse sources of energy, from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The aim of this course is to cultivate a realistic understanding of the geopolitics of energy and Japan's energy policy.
Empirical Methods in Applied Economics (English)Yoshikuni YoshidaStarting from a basic statistical method such as OLS, students of this course learn how to develop statistical models that explain observations well. Based on a basic knowledge of statistics, we focus more on the practical aspects of statistical analysis than on the mathematical background. Students use available statistical software, such as Excel, Python, R, and Stata, while learning which method should be employed for a particular type of empirical dataset.
Logistics Management and Business AdministrationKenji Tanaka,
Tomoya Kawasaki and
Ryuichi Shibasaki
With economic activities burgeoning as we continue our progression into the age of globalization, ever closer interactions among global events have resulted in growing uncertainty stemming from volatile supply and demand. With this in mind, this course conducts case studies to facilitate an understanding of the logistics and management methods used to mitigate such uncertainty in an increasingly risky business environment as well as effective decision making based on logistics data that capture changes in a timely manner. The lectures also refer to the latest practices employed in international logistics with a focus on supply chain management and transportation.
Global Logistics (English)Ryuichi Shibasaki,
Kenji Tanaka and
Tomoya Kawasaki
The aim of this course is to allow students to comprehend global logistics from many viewpoints, including its component elements and spatial structure, through lectures provided by professors and guest lecturers as well as presentations made by students. The lectures include an introduction to the history of global logistics, intermodal and land bridge transportation, resource shipping and the Northern Sea Route, China's BRI and logistics policy, logistics in developing countries, international cooperation in the logistics field, global supply chain management, and global value chains.

Course group C

CourseFaculty member in chargeDescription
Innovations and Intellectual PropertyKenichiro SenooIn this course, numerous case studies are conducted to enable students to learn about and discuss basic business models aimed at pursuing innovation with insights into future industry ecosystems as well as the intellectual property management required to make this possible.
Corporate Value and Intellectual PropertyToshiya Watanabe and
Masahiko Isshiki
This course fosters an understanding of how technologies can enhance corporate value. The mechanism for achieving this is examined in terms of the relationship between corporate value and various types of intellectual property while also considering methods for evaluating the monetary value of intangible assets derived from intellectual property. More specifically, the lectures and exercises of this course are conducted to foster a better understanding of the following: (1) the concept of intangible assets and intellectual property; (2) patents, brands, copyrights, trade secrets, and corporate activities; (3) methods for determining the value of intellectual property; (4) specific case studies of determining the value of technologies in terms of intellectual property; and (5) strategies for enhancing the value of intellectual property.
Intellectual Property ManagementToshiya WatanabeThis course cultivates an understanding of a range of procedures associated with intellectual property management involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and data use agreements, thereby preparing the ground for robust technology management. More specifically, it provides an overview of the patent system and conducts case studies to identify the options available to a company and determine how to choose the optimal option under this system.
International Intellectual Property Management (English)Toshiya WatanabeThis course cultivates an understanding of various intellectual property systems and the roles that they are expected to play in actual business settings. A better grasp of key issues related to the use of intellectual property in global business is sought through a combination of lectures, case studies, topic-specific exchange sessions with business professionals, and case discussions.
Science, Technology, and Industrial PolicyIchiro Sakata and
Tsuyoshi Maruyama
Ongoing advances in data-driven innovation and cyber-physical integration necessitate an overhaul of science, technology, and industrial policy to build a better society. This course employs a combination of lectures, discussion sessions, and group exercises with a focus on social system design.
Global Business Strategy and Policy (English)Kazuyuki MotohashiThis course seeks to portray a precise picture of global businesses by examining their key aspects, such as their overall strategies, business investments, strategic alliances, and marketing approaches. With a focus on China, India, and other emerging economies, the course employs a combination of lectures on relevant theories, case studies, and case-specific lectures conducted by industry professionals.
Science, Technology and Public Policy (English)Hideaki Shiroyama,
Makiko Matsuo and
Alberto Alemanno
This course deals with a wide range of issues, from the local level to the global level, faced at the interface points between science, technology, and public policy from the comparative perspectives of Japan, the US and Europe. It addresses key theoretical issues surrounding science and technology and provides students with the tools and frameworks necessary to analyze them, such as risk assessment/management and transition management.
Science, Technology, and Innovation PolicyMakiko Matsuo,
Koji Kimita,
Sotaro Shibayama and
Quentin Verspieren
This course provides an overview of the key issues to be considered during research on science, technology, and innovation policy. It goes over how the civil service, research institutes, and other such entities shape policies and the evidence that needs to be generated. To draw out more practical knowledge, additional case studies are conducted, mostly in groups, in relation to policy making processes, institutions, and evidence generation.
Knowledge Society ManagementHajime SasakiEfforts to improve the chances of successful innovation add value to a society built on synergetic knowledge. Furthermore, isolated knowledge carries substantially less value compared to knowledge generated synergistically across diverse fields. In such a society, literacy plays a vital role in the generation and utilization of knowledge, even beyond the realms of science and technology. This lecture course is intended to build the competency of students so that they can assume roles (at the individual, corporate, national, and global levels) effectively in this post-capitalist society that is evolving with an expanding set of ever-changing values.
Introduction to the Creation of Artifacts I Introduction to the Creation of Artifacts IIJun Ota and
Yasushi Umeda
This course fosters a better scientific understanding of the synthesis involved in the creation of artifacts through class lectures and practical group exercises (project-based learning). Seminars are conducted to enable students to acquire the skills needed for advanced manufacturing. Furthermore, a learning factory has been set up to provide practical exercises in designing and managing a production system through the extensive use of informatization technologies and other such means.
Resource Economy Systems (Recyclable Resources)Shinsuke MurakamiThis lecture course is conducted alternately with its sister course "Resource Economy Systems (Natural Resources)." These two courses are intended to enable students to learn about the social aspects of resource use with a focus on metallic minerals. To this end, the courses discuss economic valuations, markets, institutions, and other topics across the boundary between natural and recyclable resources. Compared to its sister course, this course focuses on highlighting the institutional and social aspects of recyclable resources. It also touches on product-service systems and other emerging business models in line with the latest social trends, such as the circular economy.
Resource Economy Systems (Natural Resources)Shinsuke MurakamiThis lecture course is conducted alternately with its sister course "Resource Economy Systems (Recyclable Resources)." These two courses are intended to enable students to learn about the social aspects of resource use with a focus on metallic minerals. To this end, the courses discuss economic valuations, markets, institutions, and other topics across the boundary between natural and recyclable resources. This course helps students learn how natural resources can be utilized without disrupting sustainable growth in line with the SDGs and other social trends. The students also acquire the hands-on skills required to conduct resource-specific project evaluations as well as commodity market analysis with due consideration given to the peculiarities of the market.
Sustainable Service DesignKoji Kimita,
Nariaki Nishino and
Shinsuke Murakami
Given the world's growing population, humankind is consuming an increasing amount of resources. Consequently, traditional linear economies that rely on mass production and disposal are overstretched to the limit. An alternative that is gaining traction is the circular economy, which allows products and resources to retain their value over an extended period. The circular economy goes beyond the conventional approach of recycling products and resources to reduce the environmental load by aiming to expand economic activities at the same time. This naturally has a profound influence on corporate decision-making. This lecture course presents the basic approaches to product and service production and how they can be applied in practice to achieve a circular economy. To this end, the lectures elaborate on the ongoing transition from a manufacturing economy to a service economy and product-service systems (PSS). Once they have understood this trend, the students move on to learn about the methods used in the design of these systems and the performance of environmental and economic evaluations of such systems. The students can also acquire practical design and evaluation skills through exercises aimed at designing a new PSS business for a company that is actually operating.


CourseFaculty member in chargeDescription
Quantitative Methods for Management and Policy Analysis (English)Nariaki Nishino, Gento Mogi, Junichiro Mori, Ryuichi Shibasaki, and Kimitaka AsataniThis course helps students master the basic mathematical methods involved in management and policymaking. The lectures given on these methods consist of five parts: (1) optimization; (2) decision theory; (3) simulation; (4) information processing; and (5) transportation model and analysis. The lectures conducted in the first half of each part are followed by exercises and other practical assignments. By learning to resolve problems by themselves, the students acquire greater proficiency in the effective application of these methods.