The Japan-Global Development Program (JGDP) is a newly established two-year master's program offered jointly by the GSIR and GSIM to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth logic in the fields of politics, economy and management, using Japan's experiences in economic development and corporate growth as basic case materials. The JGDP is built on the following ideas:
The JGDP is not intended as a program to train Japan specialists. The logic and lessons from Japan’s experience will help future leaders from abroad when they have to think about their strategy for development back home. Thus, the logic behind Japan’s experience can be applied to various global scenarios. That is why we call this program the Japan-Global Development Program. The JGDP enables Japanese students to explain their country’s development logically when they go abroad and helps them to play an active role as global leaders.
Depending on the students’ wishes, they can select an area of specialization from those presented in the following table and choose which school they want to belong to. Those who choose “Foreign Policy,” “Economic Policy,” “Development Policy,” or “Public Management” belong to GSIR and those who choose “Management” belong to GSIM.
JGDP courses offered by GSIR cover various fields, from the international political and economic environment after Japan's Meiji Restoration to Japan’s education system. Courses also deal with the characteristics of postwar Japanese economic growth, Japan’s foreign policy, Japanese politics, national security policy, foreign assistance policy, public finance and administration.
JGDP courses offered by GSIM provide education on Japan's industrial development, Japanese-style management, corporate finance and Japan’s financial system, employment practices, manufacturing management, business leaders and development of SMEs. All the JGDP courses emphasize both theoretical background and international comparison.
The JGDP was jointly developed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the International University of Japan.
Visit the Japan-Global Development Program page on the International University of Japan web site for more details!
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