Graduate School of Welfare Society and Management

Welfare co-creation management major
(Professional degree course, standard term of study is 1 year)

Graduate Program in Welfare Co-creation Management
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We develop highly skilled professionals who can solve various social issues.

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Features of the Welfare Co-Creation Management Major

Reskilling for working adults
The Graduate School of Social Welfare and Management Graduate School of Social Welfare Management Major in welfare co-creation management has a certain level of social experience in management areas such as health, medical care, welfare, and facilities. We are looking for adult students who are motivated to hone their skills and acquire a higher level of expertise.
1. In order to create a sustainable society, we aim to develop new value creation and resource development skills from the perspective of organizational management skills that respond to new needs and welfare co-creation.
2. I work in a professional field of interpersonal support and aim to advance my career, develop human resources, and train successors.
3. Aiming to be a professional with advanced practical skills in management fields such as health/medical care, welfare/facilities, etc., or a person in charge of management and management of a welfare organization.
4.Aiming to obtain the Master Consumer Affairs Advisor qualification.
5. We aim to become a wide range of human resources who will work on solving social issues and creating new value in the future of Japan's economic society, and who will be responsible for planning, drafting, and promoting companies and organizations.

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Timetable/Course model

~ You can design a learning that meets your needs from the curriculum that has been opened ~
Elective subjects will be held in the 6th and 7th periods on weekdays, and compulsory and elective subjects will be held on Saturday mornings.
At the Professional Graduate School, most classes will be held in a high-flex (face-to-face & Zoom) format.

2023 Enrollment Curriculum
2023 Welfare Co-Creation Management Major Timetable(October 2023 edition)
*The timetable is subject to change at any time.Please note.

Course model 1.Professional leader type
Course model 2. Manager/entrepreneur type
Course model 3. Master Consumer Affairs Advisor
1st period 9:00-10:30
2st period 10:40-12:10
3st period 13:10-14:40
4st period 14:50-16:20
5st period 16:30-18:00
6st period 18:10-19:40
7st period 19:45-21:15

Month Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1           Required Subjects (Fundamentals)
2           Required Elective
3           Elective subject
4           Required Subjects (Research)
 ※Project research and master's thesis guidance
5       Elective subject  
6 Elective subject     Elective subject Elective subject  
7   Elective subject     Elective subject  

Month Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat


Elective subject


(the study)
※themed research·
Master's thesis guidance

Elective subject Elective subject


Academic Advisors and Full-time Faculty Members

Jun Ito
From the perspective of lifestyle management 
1. How to socialize life in a welfare society
2. How living resource management should be done 
Akiko Imai
about the negative impacts and sustainability of the global economy,
1.What efforts are the international community, governments, companies, and citizens taking?
2. Theory of social innovation and leadership towards change
3. How to communicate externally to form international public opinion 
etc. are being researched.Professional graduate schools mainly explore points 1.2 and XNUMX from the perspective of ESG management.
Misako Kasuya
Professor ■
1. Sustainable production, distribution, consumption and consumer-oriented management
2. Self-employed/farming households’ livelihood management and gender
3.Research on collaboration in life among diverse actors and community coexistence society
Katsutoshi Kano
Professor ■
Based on my practical experience in the legal profession and public administration, I am researching consumer law and consumer policy from the perspective of the digitalization of society and the optimization of corporate management.
Manabu Takahashi
1.Practical research in medical welfare, mental health, and community care areas
2.Supervision research (professional human resource development and organizational management)
3.Analysis of clinical and organizational decision making
4. Multidisciplinary collaborative approach
5. Grief care research
Akishi Motoai
1.Practice of corporate finance, accounting, and corporate value evaluation
2.Practice business management using appropriate performance evaluation indicators
3. Research on the relationship between corporate initiatives and corporate value
Fumikazu Tobita
Specially Appointed Professor ■
1.Promotion and analysis of consumer-oriented management (SDGs, ESG investment)
2.Public policy theory (consumer policy, digital competition policy)
3. Platformization of service economy
Yukinobu Ota
Specially Appointed Professor ■
Utilizing the results of research on corporate governance, risk management, and internal control, as well as practical business experience, students will impart knowledge and provide research guidance for efficient and effective organizational management.
Masako Konishi
Specially Appointed Professor
Researching sustainable economic activities (SDGs) amid the remarkable deterioration of the global environment.He specializes in the science of climate change, the UN negotiations that resulted in the Paris Agreement, and the decarbonization of energy. Based on his experience as a practitioner who has participated in the COP UN negotiations for over 18 years, he also teaches negotiation studies. .
Yoshio Shindo
Specially Appointed Professor
Using fieldwork and qualitative and quantitative research methods, we provide research guidance on issues related to regional resource development and social innovation.
Keiko Takekawa
Specially Appointed Professor
Utilizing the practical experience of being in charge of women's policy at the government, I will examine various social issues from a gender perspective and seek to construct better social policies.
Osamu Nishioka
Specially Appointed Associate Professor
1. Principles of social welfare
2. Social welfare corporation management theory
3. Welfare facility management theory
4.Welfare service management theory
*If you aim to acquire the qualification of Master Advisor for Consumer Affairs, please select a faculty member marked with a ■ mark as your academic advisor.
*Names and research themes are subject to change.

Courses offered (2023)

[Abilities acquired through study at this university]
 ● Ability to communicate with stakeholders
 ● Practical organizational management skills, business management skills, and the ability to start a business
 ● Ability to develop local resources
 ● Practical ability to solve problems

[Basic subjects]

Welfare co-creation society theory Introduction to research methods Introduction to Welfare Service Management Introduction to business management
Introduction to consumer-oriented management

[Advanced/Applied Subjects] Theory

Social Security Policy Theory Medical and Welfare Legal Systems Gender and social policy work-life career theory
Life Welfare Management Research Health and Welfare Research Children and Family Welfare Research Community Welfare Research
organizational behavior theory labor and gender Sustainability and public policy consumer policy theory
Public policy theory Japanese economic system theory Modern life management research CSR theory
[Advanced/Applied subjects] Practical methods

Supervision research Social Innovation Theory Regional Resource Development Theory Interpersonal relationship building theory
Clinical ethics and practice Data science consumer education consumer economics
Welfare service management Childcare Practice/Management Theory Leadership theory accounting
Consumer-Oriented Management Theory consumer safety social business theory Organizational risk management
marketing strategy theory entrepreneurship and organization

[Research subject]

Welfare co-creation management research

Master's Thesis/Research Theme

* Master's theses and research themes for the 2021 and 2022 academic years (partial excerpt)
  • Diverse Working Styles and Human Resource Management Issues in Your Own Business -From the Perspective of Diversity Management and Work-Life Balance-
  • An analysis of the sense of burden and the ability to continue working in a private nursery school: From the narrative of a nursery teacher who finds out the sense of burden and the meaning of work
  • Narratives of “Illness” Experienced by Cancer Patients and Their Families with School-age Children -Analysis from the CLIMB® Program by SCAT-
  • Physician's medical judgment and sense of value when oral intake becomes difficult for terminally ill patients with dementia -Analysis of the process from hospitalization to treatment policy decision-
  • Research on monitoring support for the elderly in collaboration with communities and companies during the new coronavirus infectious disease
  • Management for maintaining and improving childcare workers' willingness to work - Focusing on the growth of each childcare worker at each life stage -
  • Future Challenges of Company-led Childcare Business - From the Perspective of Institutional Disparities and Policy -
  • The impact of the pandemic on eating habits -From changes in eating habits at home due to the corona crisis-
  • A Study on Consumer Education in Consumer Administration -Collaboration and Collaboration with Diverse Entities as Seen from Trends in Consumer Affairs Consultation-
  • How Corporate Public Relations Should Be in the Era of Sustainable Management -Examination of the Possibility of Public Relations of Power Companies to Promote Ethical Consumption of Energy-
  • Promoting SDGs through Marketing -The Impact of Eco-Friendly Food Packaging on Consumer Purchasing Intentions-
  • Clarifying Factors Affecting Psychological Safety of Nursing Assistants in Acute Care Hospitals -Analysis of Tasks in Team Function between Nurses and Nursing Assistants-
  • Purpose and Significance of People with Mental Disabilities Using Community Activity Support Center Type I
  • Management Issues in the Insurance Dispensing Pharmacy Business -Responding to Consumer-Oriented Management and Personal Information Protection-
  • A Study on Comprehensive Support for Multi-professional Teams in Local Child-rearing Support Centers - Analysis of Multi-professional Collaboration in S Hiroba and Collaborative Learning for 10 Years -
  • A Study on the Relationship between the Management Status of Licensed Daycare Centers and User Satisfaction -Focusing on Differences by Managers-
  • A Study of Social Usefulness and Career Awareness of Middle-Seniors -Barriers to the Ability to Redefine Self under Japanese-Style Employment-
  • Research on Digital Utilization of Seniors to Improve Quality of Life - Exploring the Factors of the Virtuous Cycle of Motivation and Outcomes from GAFAM Sovereignty to Consumer Sovereignty -
  • Urban development of sustainable society and shopping districts -Considerations from cases of shopping districts working on SDGs-

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