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APM

College of
International Management (APM)

A Breakdown of the College of International Management (APM)

At APM, you will study business in an environment of unparalleled diversity that offers unique opportunities for both professional and personal growth. Well-rounded and specialized knowledge in business is only the tip of the iceberg — APM students cultivate leadership, entrepreneurship, and global skills while developing appreciation for diversity and inclusion by tackling business, environmental, and societal challenges together with people across the globe.

APU’s College and Graduate School of International Management have earned AACSB and AMBA 'Double Crown' accreditation. This puts APU among the top management schools in not only Japan but the world. APU’s School of Management is also one of three schools in Japan to join the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) global movement.

Areas of Study

Based on a foundation of wide-ranging understanding of the diverse societies, cultures and traditions of the Asia Pacific region, APM has established 4 areas of study in order to develop students with values and social awareness geared toward creating new businesses and cultivate human resources with the drive and creativity to succeed in the dynamic world of business in Asia.

Strategic Management and Leadership

Learn how to strategize and lead business with impact. This area of study trains students in strategic management competencies and the skills and values needed for leadership. It is geared toward students who aim to be at the forefront of an organization’s success, are prepared to take on leadership positions, or plan to take over a family business.

Marketing

Know how to build brands, develop products and services, set pricing and promotion strategies, develop digital business expertise and marketing skills, and manage customer relationships and distribution systems. This area of study is geared toward students who want to learn how to keep business relevant and are proactive in their pursuit to generate business success locally and globally.

Accounting and Finance

Get trained to understand the ebb and flow of money and manage the financial situation of companies and other organizations responsibly. This area of study is for students who wish to pursue careers in fields such as investment management, banking, auditing, and consulting.

Entrepreneurship and Operations Management

Cultivate your creativity and initiative in business ownership and management. Students gain the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to start and operate new ventures and organizations. This area of study is for students who aspire to start their own businesses or contribute to the growth and operational effectiveness of existing organizations.

*Curriculum for transfer-students:
2nd-year transfer students who enrolled from AY 2018 to AY 2023 or 3rd-year transfer students who enrolled from AY 2019 to AY 2024 should follow the 2017 curriculum.
For more information on the curriculum and courses, visit the Academic Office website.

APM Videos

Subject List

In your first year, you will start out taking liberal arts courses. These interdisciplinary classes are designed to give you a foundation to build upon for when you start your major-specific courses in your second year. You also have the opportunity to personalize your study pathway and take a number of courses both within and outside your major throughout your studies at APU.

COMMON LIBERAL ARTS SUBJECTS

APU Literacy
  • Student Success Workshop
  • Multicultural Cooperative Workshop
  • Peace, Humanity and Democracy
  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • Intercultural Fieldwork I–II
  • Studies of Multicultural Comparison
  • Foundation for Global Leadership
  • Overseas Learning Design
  • Bridge Program
  • Languages of the Asia Pacific
  • Religions of the Asia Pacific
  • Geography of the Asia Pacific
  • Culture and Society of the Asia Pacific
  • History of the Asia Pacific
  • Japanese Politics and Society
  • Popular Culture of Japan
  • Japanese History
  • Constitution of Japan
  • Special Lecture (Japanese Studies)
  • Applied Intercultural Communication
  • Skills and Practices for Global Leadership
  • Global Leadership for Social Impact
  • Japanese Art of Tea Ceremony
  • Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement
  • Traditional Japanese Arts
Introduction to Major Studies Group
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality
  • Introduction to Policy Studies
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Culture and Society
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • World Economy and Global Issues
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Fundamental Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Statistics for Social Sciences
  • Advanced Mathematics
Global Citizens Foundation
  • Legal Studies
  • Psychology
  • Bioethics
  • AI and Society
  • Western Philosophy
  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Western Visual Arts
  • Modern Science and Technology
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Self‐analysis for Career Design
  • Diverse Perspectives on Understanding Careers
  • Special Lecture (Liberal Arts Subject)
  • Web Design
  • Information Processing Essentials
  • Programming Essentials
  • Information Literacy
  • Health Science
  • Media Production Lab
  • Internship
  • Career Field Analysis for Career Development
  • AI and Data Science
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Database Systems
  • Special Lecture (ICT)
  • Information Systems Programming

LANGUAGE EDUCATION SUBJECTS

Japanese Language Classes
  • Japanese Course (Foundation/Intermediate/Pre-Advanced/Advanced)
  • Career Japanese
  • Language and Culture in Japan
  • Language and Social Topics in Japan
  • Kanji and Vocabulary Skills
  • Japanese for Self-expression
  • Japanese Communication Skills
English Language Classes
  • English Course (Foundation/Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate/Upper-Intermediate/Advanced)
  • English for Discussion and Debate
  • English of the Media
  • English for Journalism
  • English for Business A
  • English for Hospitality and Tourism
  • English Communication Skills
  • English for Business B
  • Reading Fiction in English
Asia Pacific Language Classes
  • Chinese I – III, Global Language Learning
  • Korean I – III, Global Language Learning
  • Malay/Indonesian I – III、, Global Language Learning
  • Spanish I – III, Global Language Learning
  • Thai I – III, Global Language Learning
  • Vietnamese I – III, Global Language Learning
Specific Language Classes
  • English Proficiency Test Preparation Course I – III
  • TESOL
  • Japanese Linguistics for Japanese Language Education
  • Japanese Language Teaching
  • Introduction to Asia Pacific Languages
  • Intensive Language Learning
  • Special Lecture (Language Education Subject)

APM SUBJECTS

Required Subjects
  • Introduction to Management
  • Accounting I
  • Finance
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Legal Strategy in Business
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Global Management (Capstone)
Strategic Management and Leadership
  • International Transactions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business Management
  • Service Management
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Advanced Organizational Behavior
  • Responsible Leadership in Business
  • Sustainable Business
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Managing Digital Business Transformation
  • Brand Management in the Digital World
  • Major Seminar in MM (Marketing and Strategic Management and Leadership)
  • Advanced Seminar in MM (Marketing and Strategic Management and Leadership)
  • Undergraduate Project in MM (Marketing and Strategic Management and Leadership)
  • Undergraduate Thesis MM (Marketing and Strategic Management and Leadership)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Logistics
  • Special Lecture in Strategic Management & Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Pricing Strategy
  • New Technologies and Future Society
  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • International Marketing
  • Service Management
  • Destination Marketing
  • Managing Digital Business Transformation
  • Brand Management in the Digital World
  • Major Seminar in MM (Marketing and Strategic Management and Leadership)
  • Advanced Seminar in MM (Marketing and Strategic Management and Leadership)
  • Undergraduate Project in MM (Marketing and Strategic Management and Leadership)
  • Undergraduate Thesis MM (Marketing and Strategic Management and Leadership)
  • Marketing Research
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Promotion and Sales Management
  • International Logistics
  • Special Lecture in Marketing
Accounting and Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Accounting I – II
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Financial Market and Institutions
  • International Finance
  • International Accounting
  • Finance and Technology
  • Major Seminar in AF (Accounting and Finance)
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Taxation
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Advanced Seminar in AF (Accounting and Finance)
  • Undergraduate Project in AF (Accounting and Finance)
  • Undergraduate Thesis AF (Accounting and Finance)
  • Accounting II
  • Special Lecture in Accounting
  • Special Lecture in Finance
Entrepreneurship and Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Product Development
  • System Modelling and Analysis
  • New Technologies and Future Society
  • Venture Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Technology Management
  • Operations Research
  • Major Seminar in EOM (Entrepreneurship and Operations Management)
  • Managing Innovation
  • Advanced Venture Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Managing Digital Business Transformation
  • Advanced Seminar in EOM (Entrepreneurship and Operations Management)
  • Undergraduate Project in EOM (Entrepreneurship and Operations Management)
  • Undergraduate Thesis EOM (Entrepreneurship and Operations Management)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Change Maker
  • Special Lecture in Operations Management
  • Special Lecture in Entrepreneurship
APM Common Subjects
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Special Lecture (Management)
  • Business Internship
  • APM Field Study
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Asian Economy
  • International Economics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Business Case Analysis & Communication
  • Research Design and Method

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