An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.
Japan has one of the highly integrated higher education systems in Asia. Japans approach to science and technology is highly rated thus their education levels very structured from childhood to primary through secondary to tertiary levels. With 126 million people living in Japan it has a cultural rich environment. Greater Tokyo area is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.
MA Programs in the Niigata Prefecture in Japan
This degree program is not only to let students understand modern economics frameworks, but also to equip them with analytical tools in economics. [+]
This newly offered two year MA program awards an MA in Economics degree to students who successfully complete all requirements. The IMF scholars through our tailor-made program for them named Macroeconomic Policy Program belong to this new MA degree program within the IDP, while Macroeconomic Policy Program requires the IMF scholars to take more courses related to macroeconomic issues. The goal of the program is not only to let students understand modern economics frameworks, but also to equip them with analytical tools in economics, and this new MA degree program focuses on more economics than our current program in International Development, both of which are offered within the IDP.... [-]
This degree program is for individuals who wish to contribute to creating the conditions for peace, enhancing the security of individuals, and eliminating poverty and other institutional impediments for human development in the world. [+]
MA in International Peace Studies program developed for individuals who wish to contribute to creating the conditions for peace, enhancing the security of individuals, and eliminating poverty and other institutional impediments for human development in the world.
It enables program participants to acquire the basic skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement and evaluate public policies for achieving peace, protecting human security and expanding the capabilities and freedom of individuals. The program places a particularly strong emphasis on developing deep understanding and humane compassion of different cultures in the world.
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This degree program is designed to equip students with skills and knowledge necessary for successful careers in government and diplomacy, international businesses, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. [+]
A Comprehensive International Relations Program with an Asia Pacific Focus The International Relations program at IUJ is designed to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of major trends in contemporary international politics, economics, and society. Special emphasis is placed on developments in the Asian Pacific area and on Japan in particular. The Islamic world also receives considerable attention.
The International Relations program has proved extremely useful for people who either work in, or who intend to take up careers in national or regional governments, in international organizations, in business and finance, or in the media.It also offers a valuable stepping stone to those who wish to pursue further studies in a Ph. D. program and enter the academic world.... [-]
This degree program is designed to educate future leaders in formulating and implementing economic as well as public policies geared for social and economic development. [+]
As a successive expansion of this MA degree program in International Development shows, our leading program in International Development maintains its highly reputable development of its educational quality particularly related to development issues. While its core courses are mainly related to modern economics, its outstanding achievements in education comprehensively covering development issues can be found not only in the number of graduates of this degree program but also in the number of countries of all graduates. The diversity of countries of enrolled students provides one of the most ideal environments to study international development issues. The strong human network of the graduates of this program shows the quality of this educational program as well as the benefits which students of this program will gain after their graduation.The program encompasses a wide range of public policy issues in the context of socioeconomic development. These issues are examined in the areas of finance, trade, investment, human resources development, environment, sustainable development, and urban and regional development. Beyond the understanding of the immediate and specific circumstances of country-specific issues, the program provides students with as many opportunities as it can, in order to let students share/deepen development issues of different countries under its rigorous coursework environments. The program consists of required and elective courses and enrolled students can choose several elective courses based on their own research and policy related interests after taking required courses, all of which are designed to make students use highly sophisticated analytical tools smoothly in exploring... [-]
This degree program meets the needs of good governance required to implement and evaluate policies that effectively solve diverse public problems such as environmental damage, public health, education, national and regional development, welfare reform, and international security. [+]
About the PMPP
The term “governance” is coming to be emphasized more and more in development policy issues. Since good governance is widely considered as one crucial solution to eliminate both inefficiency and inequality within our societies, governments and international institutions pay more attention to policies that ensure good governance - sound processes of decision-making and by which decisions are implemented in public sectors. The Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) has established a new two-year MA program, the Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP), to meet the needs of good governance required to implement and evaluate policies that effectively solve diverse public problems such as environmental damage, public health, education, national and regional development, welfare reform, and international security. As the GSIR faculty and students create a variety of formal and informal ideas we can have a vital impact on shaping the capacity to deal with such problems.... [-]