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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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.

2024 Enrollment Curriculum
2024 Welfare Co-Creation Management Major Timetable(October 2024 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 19:50-21:20

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 the areas of medical welfare, mental health, and community care (including social work theory)
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 ■
Drawing on research results in corporate governance, risk management, and internal control, as well as practical business experience in the financial industry, he imparts knowledge and provides 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 (2024)

[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
Labor management and employment system

[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 Finance Cross-border practice and co-creative society
[Research subject]

Welfare co-creation management research

Project research report/master's thesis theme(excerpt)

(The Department of Welfare and Social Studies, the predecessor of this department, academic years 2021 and 2022)
  • 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
  • Clarifying Factors Affecting Psychological Safety of Nursing Assistants in Acute Care Hospitals -Analysis of Tasks in Team Function between Nurses and Nursing Assistants-
  • A Study on Consumer Education in Consumer Administration -Collaboration and Collaboration with Diverse Entities as Seen from Trends in Consumer Affairs Consultation-

(Welfare co-creation management major 2023)
  • Research on role transition of head childcare workers - Analysis of narratives of head childcare workers -
  • A study of a practical model of supervision by the head of a nursery school - Focusing on the (educational and supportive functions) for improving the professionalism of nursery teachers -
  • Initiatives to improve workplace satisfaction at a small-scale on-site daycare center
  • Research on the process of change in the acceptance and practice of co-existing disability welfare services by nursing care staff -Interview survey and analysis with nursing care staff-
  • Changes in the life insurance business model and changes in customer needs - Customer-oriented business operations and the role of sales staff -
  • The position and potential of “parent-child workation” as an initiative in regional revitalization - A study from the perspective of the value co-creation process between the region and the related population -
  • Qualitative analysis of financial and psychological damage in the families of multi-transaction policyholders - From an interview survey with members of the "Society to Eliminate Multi-Transaction Damage" -

Exam Info

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Non-degree student system

Showa Women's University Graduate School of Professional Studies accepts students under the non-degree student system.
Non-regular students are a system in which non-regular students who wish to take classes in subjects offered by our university can, after selection, enroll as non-regular students.
Additionally, credits earned before enrolling at a professional graduate school can be included in the credits completed after enrolling at a professional graduate school (*).
*For credit recognition, an application procedure is required after enrollment.

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Curriculum Cooperation Council

A person who is employed in an occupation that requires specialization, or a person who conducts a business related to that occupation.
Information on the status of cooperation with other parties
[Related to Article 172-2, Paragraph 2 of the School Education Act Enforcement Regulations and Chapter 3, Article 6-2 of the Standards for Establishment of Professional Graduate Schools]

Professional degree program, Graduate School of Welfare Society and Management, Department of Welfare Co-creation Management,
Based on Chapter 3, Article 6-2 of the Standards for Establishment of Professional Graduate Schools, for the purpose of promoting education and research activities.
We have established the Curriculum Collaboration Council, which deliberates twice a year.

The members of the council were made up of people related to the university, people involved in businesses related to the profession, local government officials, etc.
It is made up of 3 members: 4 internal members and 7 external members.

2023 Curriculum Cooperation Council Schedule
 1st: Friday, September 2023, 9, 22:14-17:XNUMX
 2nd session: March 2024, 3 (Thursday) 14:14-17:XNUMX

<Summary of the 1st session>
At this conference held on September 2023, 9, we welcomed four experts from outside the university to confirm the educational content of this major, which began in April 22.
Opinions were exchanged regarding the educational curriculum and curriculum structure necessary to develop human resources with the skills required by industry.

<Summary of the 2st session>
At the second council meeting held on March 2024, 3, we listened to opinions regarding student recruitment and collaborated with professional organizations, local governments, industry, etc. We exchanged opinions regarding the needs of professional human resources sought by industry. Ta.
Recognizing the importance of developing human resources with "welfare sensitivity" in any industry,
We shared what we will use as a major in our future student guidance and curriculum development.


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