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Department of Accounting and Finance

Using global standards to think about the focus of business administration - money

Since introducing accountancy to our subject roster in 1947, Aichi University has produced a large number of tax and certified public accountants. Our record is unrivaled in the Central Japan area, and a testament to the university’s high standard of accountancy education. The department comprises three courses: Accounting, Finance, and Business Design. In the Accounting course, students learn how to record and measure a company’s management status, and obtain the skills to provide business administrators and investors with accurate information. The Finance course imparts fund administration and management methods, as well as fund-procurement methods, which are indispensable for business administration. The Business Design course allows students to extensively learn about company management as a whole, on the basis of knowledge of accounting and finance. The Department of Accounting and Finance focuses on these three areas, in each of which students can pursue in-depth learning.

Departmental Features

Steadfast support to help students attain accountancy qualifications

All students looking to work in company accounting or a related specialty field must first pass a state examination before embarking upon their chosen path. The department puts a great deal of energy into ensuring that students receive the support they need to pass such exams. For example, our small classes, which all employ textbooks designed for future exam sitters. We also offer our full support to students who wish to receive qualifications in financial planning, a profession that has seen increasing demand owing to concerns over labor and pensions in this aging society.

Experience-based autonomous learning

Experience-based learning is exceedingly important to us. We believe it helps students develop the practical skills and qualities they need to respond to tasks and challenges in business. Every year many students take part in our internship scheme, which gives them the chance to work at the forefront of the industry. Often, this experience helps students make crucial decisions about their future choice of career. Outside the internship program, be it the student-organized presentation contest, or the dissertation writing process; students also have access to many other opportunities that can help them put their skills into practice.

A Structured and efficient approach to specialist knowledge acquisition

Our curriculum offers a range of introductory courses to help students who are new to accountancy and finance acquire an overview of the scholarship in both fields. Our curriculum is wide-ranging, offering a diversity of insights in a structured way in order to make the learning process as easy as possible for students. In the second year, students are offered the choice of two specialist courses, allowing them to focus in on either accounting or finance.

Second Year Course Options

Accounting

In this course, students study business administration while paying attention to the money flow within a company. This course has organized a curriculum that is ideal for individuals who are looking to work in the capacity of a certified public accountant, a licensed tax accountant, a specialist officer in the National Tax Agency, the Regional Taxation Bureau or tax offices, and so on. For example, students can learn about cost accounting methods (essential to the manufacturing industry), through practical case studies from a broad viewpoint.

Finance

This course seeks to develop professionals who are knowledgeable in fund procurement and management techniques, which are becoming increasingly diversified. The course is divided into two strands: finance (borrowing/lending money) and fiscal affairs (fund management). For instance, the fiscal affairs side teaches students methods for analyzing a company’s fund procurement strategies and project investments, and gives them knowledge on how financial products such as securities and bonds are used for asset and risk management. The course is ideal for individuals who wish to work in the financial section of a company or pursue a career in financial circles.

Business Design* Newly established in April 2018.

The Business Design course provides a broad range of education regarding business management as a whole, centering on accounting and financial knowledge. This course is suitable for individuals who wish to work in a company’s corporate planning section or engage in organizational management. A wide variety of specialist education subjects, such as business analysis and risk management, help students acquire multifaceted management skills. The department fosters individuals who can create new value.