Education

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Basic Informatics Advanced

Business deployment under the big management environment of the risk is demanded from the modern company by globalization and innovation. I regard management as a information system to practice sustainable management in such an environment, and the high management technology that utilized information technology and communication technology is necessary. By this lecture, I recognize management about the efficiency of business model and the management information system with the IoT system from the viewpoint of the system.

Information Content Advanced

This course teaches students about information expression. Information expression involves collecting and analyzing the various and voluminous information that exists between people and things and between people and the environment, and is a method for designing a form that accurately conveys information. Through exercises, students learn how to design information according to different objectives and information consumers. They also improve information expression by evaluating and measuring whether information was correctly conveyed. This expression is not done based on subjective feelings; rather, students give various ideas a specific form by structuring and visually representing information. These ways of thinking foster the ability to identify problems when conducting research and help with analyzing data and conveying results.

Management informaion system Advanced

Business deployment under the big management environment of the risk is demanded from the modern company by globalization and innovation. I regard management as a information system to practice sustainable management in such an environment, and the high management technology that utilized information technology and communication technology is necessary. By this lecture, I recognize management about the efficiency of business model and the management information system with the IoT system from the viewpoint of the system.

Information Systems Advanced

Information systems have become an indispensable part of our lives. Because of the many tasks they can help us with, these systems — primarily computer systems — are being developed according to the needs of the workplace and the restrictions of that field. Thus, information system developers need to take a more objective view of how humans and information systems should interact and to manage the process whereby better products can be made. In this course, students analyze operational tasks with a focus on gathering data, the foundation for any scientific management system. Students then develop and use information systems based on these data analyses in a practical approach to methodologies that more accurately support operational tasks.

Social Systems Advanced

In recent years, numerous social systems have been developed and deployed that have been instrumental in making our current lifestyles possible. When building these systems, their design must take into account how technological innovation may necessitate making changes to system requirements. This course examines the fundamentals behind, as well as the classic methodologies, modeling methods, and data analysis techniques for designing and building systems pertaining to social infrastructure and the transport and transportation industries as part of the many social systems that support our way of life. Students will also learn the ideas behind the methodologies, modeling methods and data analysis techniques, as well as the technologies involved.

Social Survey Advanced

Social survey is one of methods used to understand human attitudes and behaviors. Public opinion polls and marketing research are representative examples of social survey. This course is lecture and seminar on social survey. This course covers the basics on social survey, the planning of social surveys, the conducting social survey, the analysis of data, the writing of research paper, and so on. The goal of this course is to get the knowledge and the skill of the social survey which is necessary to complete master theses.

Qualitative Analysis Method

This course introduces the foundations of methodology for qualitative data analysis to students taking this course. The aim of this course is to help acquire the necessary skills and knowledge for qualitative researcher. The goals of this course are to (1) obtain basic knowledge about methodology of qualitaive analysis and history of qualitaive survey. (2) Understand importance and relevance of fieldwork, life history or ethnographic approaches , ethnomethodology. It also enhances the development of student’s skill in carrying out media content analysis.

Information Mathematics Advanced

Problems to solve can be found in a variety of social circumstances. People who take the initiative to cope with these problems and possess the ability to solve these problems are in need. When solving these problems, it’s effective to accurately grasp the problems, clarify problems and make full use of the mathematical structure of information. In this course, students will learn how to understand and express all kinds of problems that emerge in the society from the perspective of mathematics and how to use the information structure of problems to solve problems.

Information Visualization Advanced

Information visualization technology leverages the power of computers and presents plenty of information to people in an easy-to-understand way. In this course, we will study information visualization method corresponding to the structure of visualized object data. Meanwhile, we will master the information system design theory for applying information visualization, specifically including the study of original visualization methods of three data types of array, domain and connection. Furthermore, through explanation by turns and through the analysis on research cases in recent years, the theoretical methods for applying information visualization are further studied.

Informatics: Study Practice

This course is designed for graduate students who wish to acquire the fundamentals of English/Japanese academic writing. The objectives are to understand the differences in logical organization between English and Japanese and to be able to write essays/papers in English and Japanese. Students write three kinds of essays/papers – with a focus on explanation, persuasion and research – after reading short texts on a theme, idea or issue. Students develop their writing, editing and rewriting skills through this process. The course combines lectures and discussions with other activities, including critical thinking, grammar for writing, vocabulary building, peer editing, and group analysis and editing. Emphasis will be placed on individual students’ needs.

Graphic Design Advanced

In this lecture, we study graphic design by carrying out a practice research about the possible effects of image design by means of study on the theories and exercises about graphs, typesetting art and layout design. In this lecture, we aim at studying the knowledge and making technologies about the foundation and applications of image design.

Web Content Advanced

Students in this course create content through a series of exercises that focus on various phases, from Web content planning to design, implementation, utilization, and management. To begin, the planning phase has students explore topics such as establishing the user base and surveying competing content. In the design phase that follows, students get into designing site structure and user interfaces, as well as calculating costs and forecasting earnings. The implementation phase then has students focus on content that must be implemented into systems. Along with programming, this includes schedule management, project management, verification, and version control. In the last phase, utilization and management, students engage in exercises that focus on evaluating and improving web content and attracting users using SEO after systems go live.

Video Media Advanced

Throughout the 20th century, video became the largest and only form of representational media, and showed us the various aspects of each time period. At the same time, expressions in video form have arisen in a number of forms. This course explores the general potential for video media of every genre, whether dramas, documentaries, or media art and other such “video-as-art” creations, and looks at the potential of all media, including existing media such as TV and movies. We focus on the entire history of video, from the pre-video age in the 19th century to modern works, and proceed based on themes of interest to the students, which may include various topics, writers, themes, and technologies.

Human interface system advanced

Based on the latest research reports about human interfaces (HI), this lecture aims at letting us master the related basic technologies. In particular, it interprets the latest HI topics about exchange support technologies, brain measurement, physiological measurement, welfare projects, body interaction technologies, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data.

Content Evaluation Advanced

Analysis on the influence of content on the actual receivers can improve the exchange effect and is significant for the planning of new content. Therefore, this lecture studies the ways to use contents effectively on the basis of a deep understanding of the evaluation methods of content. Specifically, it briefly introduces the representative research methods for the measurement methods used in the impression evaluation of content, from aspects including “”desired content analysis”” (the appeal content of contents) and “”received content analysis”” (the impression of the receiver) and analyzes cases.

Content Planning Advanced

In light of the vast size of the content market and its being one of the few industries expected to see growth in the future, many countries are incorporating content industry development into national strategy. However, the enormous scope of the market has fostered a high-risk, high-return oriented investment climate. This has made careful consideration and strategy formulation at the planning stage keys to success when creating content. Through primarily movies and animations, this course teaches students methods for analyzing content (which comes before planning) by examining existing content. Students then discuss means for formulating strategy plans with the goal of achieving success in the content market.

Consumer Behaviors Advanced

To expand international market, it’s necessary to learn about how culture influences consumer behavior. This course focuses on studying consumers’ behavior through analyzing how culture influences consumers’ behavior. While teaching theoretical framework and data analysis methods, teachers will guide students to read papers on specific case analysis (in Japanese or English) and have discussions.

Management Strategy Advanced

In the first half of the lecture, we read some management strategy books, introduce the advantages of enterprise competition and get an understanding of the necessity to integrate the competition strategy mode and the resource dependence mode. In the second half part, we analyze some cases of enterprise management, get a better understanding from the application of management strategy theories, think about the success and failure of enterprises by studying the logics of strategic actions of enterprises and develop the strategic thinking ability by investigating into the management problems in the cases and their solutions. Even the students who are not of the management science major can understand this lecture well.

Project Management Advanced

In the information-based society, enterprises and individuals have changed greatly, making it necessary for enterprises to set definite goals and objectives in their activities. Moreover, unprecedented speed and cost awareness are key for the success of enterprises. Project management is the modern society’s problem solving tool for accepting the changes. In this lecture, the foundation and applicable circumstances of modern project management and project management knowledge about project management, project portfolio management and so on are briefly introduced; the typical circumstances of new manufacturing in the 21st century are studied comprehensively.

Information Strategy Advanced

This course focuses on the latest digital trend and influence including digital disruption and digital conversion as well as digital strategies of enterprises at home and abroad. It covers changes in business mode (changes in manufacturing industry, service industry, etc.), construction of platform or ecosystem, changes in new products or services development. Meanwhile, based on cases, the trend in enterprise strategies, relevant management theory and research trends will be studied.

Managerial Accounting Information Advanced

This lecture discusses about the strategy of managerial accounting information and its applications. Specifically, it includes product related meaning decisions by means of ABC (activity-based costing), comparison between TDABC and ABC, study on the theories and practices of ABM (activity-based management) and ABB (activity-based budgeting), strategic application of SC (balanced score card), strategic price management, budgeting and strategy of price planning, and strategic analysis for managerial accounting information, and surveys and issuing of the contents above as well.

Financial Accounting Information Advanced

Four sets of standards compose Japan’s current accounting standards: (1) Japanese Accounting Standards, (2) Japan’s Modified International Standards (JMIS), (3) Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S.), and (4) “Pure” IFRS. How did this come to pass? Students in this course learn the historical context for this development and about the biggest differences between Japanese Accounting Standards and IFRS, as well as the effects of each. With this knowledge, students examine the kind of accounting standards Japan should adopt in the future. Students also consider the nature of integrated reports, which are being issued by an increasing number of enterprises in recent years, and study the role and limits of finance and accounting. The course also fosters skill in gauging an enterprise’s performance based on publicly disclosed financial statements.

Finance Advanced

Finance has become more intimately involved with mathematical economics and microeconomics. In the Finance Advanced Course, students learn about general finance theory and, specifically, the fundamentals of derivative pricing theory. Because of the focus on mathematical expressions, this course provides in-depth training to students without a mathematical background. The training covers everything from the basics of differentials and integrals to the usage of stochastic differential equations. Salih N. Neftici’s An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives is used as a reference.