Professional Graduate Business School Standards

Japan University Accreditation Association

Contents

Introduction ............................................................................................................. 1  Professional Graduate Business School Standards ........................................................... 6  1. Mission, Goals, and Educational Objectives .............................................................. 6  2. Educational Program, Instruction, and Achievement .................................................. 8      2.1 Curriculum, etc. ................................................................................................ 8      2.2 Instruction, etc. .............................................................................................. 13      2.3 Achievement, etc. ........................................................................................... 19  3. Faculty ................................................................................................................ 21  4. Student Admissions ............................................................................................. 25  5. Students Services ................................................................................................. 27  6. Maintenance of Education and Research Environments ........................................... 29  7.Administration ..................................................................................................... 32  8. Self‐study ........................................................................................................... 34  9. Accountability ..................................................................................................... 35 

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In these Standards, the related ordinance, etc. are abbreviated as follows: “Ordinance No. 16”: Standards for Establishing Professional Graduate School (Ordinance No. 16 of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) “Notification No. 53”: Stipulating the Requirements for Professional Graduate School (Notification No. 53 of 2008 of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

Introduction  1. Master of International Business (professional). the school must clearly target leadership abilities. but also to contribute to the further improvement and development of existing professional graduate schools of business while valuing their diversity and originality. The Professional Graduate School of Business Standards consist of the following nine main sections: 1 . or other titles equivalent to these. The Professional Graduate School of Business Standards have been formulated not only to outline the essential conditions for establishing Professional Graduate Schools. such as foresight. etc. The Professional Graduate School of Business Standards have been formulated by the Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA) to evaluate professional graduate schools of business for accreditation as a certified evaluation agency. Master of Business Administration (professional). 2. The Professional graduate Business School Standards are positioned as part of various standards set by the JUAA with the University Standards placed at the top. 4. The Professional Graduate Schools of Business Standards are intended for graduate schools that meet the following requirements. Master of Management of Technology (professional). public and interpersonal communication abilities. strategic planning. the JUAA evaluates the qualifications of professional graduate schools of business for accreditation. 1) The titles of degrees offered must include Master of Business (professional). effective management of advanced technology. analytical thinking. and maintain a high level of ethics as well as an international perspective. 3) Among the key competencies to cultivate in students. 3. in addition to professional and technical knowledge. Using these Standards. 2) The school must aim to develop capable human resources with professional knowledge required for the management of enterprise or other type of organization. Master of Accounting (professional). The JUAA has formulated and revised various standards including the University Standards as the guidelines for universities to maintain and improve proper level of standards as well as the criteria for JUAA to evaluate universities. Master of Finance (professional). Evaluation for accreditation is made by identifying conformity to these Standards. effective utilization of information technology.

The first function is to enable professional graduate business schools to be evaluated by facilitating the smooth implementation of their self-study and the improvement of their educational and research activities. 2 . The “evaluation perspective” is divided into the following two levels. and Educational Objectives  2. Student Admissions  5. The “main text” defines in broad outline the basic matters in each section that professional graduate schools of business need in order to realize the mission and goals set by each school and achieve their educational objectives. Educational Program and Instruction. The second function is to serve the JUAA’s accreditation as a standard viewpoint or approach for making evaluations. Administration    8. and Achievements  3. while in consideration of the aim of the professional graduate business school program. The “evaluation perspective” has two different functions. Faculty    4. Student Services  6. Maintenance of Education and Research Environments  7. Each main section of the Standards consists of “main text” and “evaluation perspective”.1. Goals. Accountability  5. Mission. Self‐study  9.

The relevant laws. etc. quality of facilities and equipment. the number of full-time faculty members and the number of students per faculty member. goals. ▪ Note that for items marked with ◎ and items marked with ○. this restriction may be mitigated by attaching recommendation (*). or [2] matters that professional graduate business schools shall be required to observe after they are approved for establishment. including organization of curriculum and actual allocation of class subjects. etc. etc.. etc. Among the matters specified on [Level I]. At this level. such as the School Education Act.. though legal grounds cannot be sought in them. etc. a recommendation will be attached. etc. Thus the central issue is how each school strives to realize the purpose of the business school program in terms of its own mission. Also when there is minor problem with the compliance with an applicable law. and the methods of education. goals and educational objectives). However.. If there are any serious problems. there are cases where problems are indicated with the intention to solicit further improvements as in the case of the following level II items. recommendations will be attached. A professional graduate business school that has any serious problem with the compliance with applicable laws. These are either [1] matters for which legal grounds can be found in general laws. ordinance. etc. Note that there are some viewpoints of evaluation items in which the laws. on which they are based are not shown. depending on the conditions. ▪ Items marked with ◎ indicate matters concerning compliance with applicable laws. an evaluation is made on how each professional graduate business school maintains students’ learning environments as well as conditions for faculty members’ own education and research. University Establishment Standards. 3 . etc. etc. ordinances. with applicable articles on which they are based are shown in parenthesis after the “evaluation perspective”. ordinances. etc. and educational objectives (hereinafter. Graduate School Establishment Standards. ordinance. ordinances. concerning the items marked with ◎ will not be accredited. the ratio of actual enrollment to the enrollment quota. the mission. the school under evaluation will not be accredited. etc. ordinances.[Level I] The most fundamental matters required for professional graduate business school. If there is any school that has any problem regarding any of these matters. ▪ Items marked with ○ are basic matters that JUAA requires professional graduate schools of business to observe pursuant to the applicable law. ordinances. instead of making recommendation since they are intended to be less significant than recommendation.

In addition. as well as the results of efforts as reflected by actual educational results (situation of credit earning and completion of each subject. etc. or if. and the effects of such efforts. then.【Level II】 Matters on which self-study is highly desired to maintain and improve the quality of education and research pursued by professional graduate school of business. “Problem” (*) will be indicated and attached. goals. career placement success rate after completion of graduate course. it shows evaluation with focus on methods of implementing activities (such as study guidance for students. if the conditions and results of efforts to realize the mission and goals and to achieve the educational objectives. More specifically. efforts to activate students’ learning.) Regarding the items specified on Level II. Professional graduate schools of business must clarify the results of self-study on the efforts made to realize their own mission and goals. 4 . mechanism for improving faculty members’ education and instruction method. and educational objectives and the results of their efforts. and characteristic efforts are ▪ Insufficient ▪ Insufficient in view of organization and operation of the system. professional graduate schools of business are also required to conduct proactive self-study concerning their own specific efforts to realize their own mission. goals. and educational objectives. goals. and educational objectives. and achieve their educational objectives. evaluation is made from the perspective of evaluating the progress toward achieving each school’s mission. etc) and verification of the achievement level with respect to of each school’s mission. measurement of educational effects. ▪ satisfactory as the results of efforts are sufficiently produced ▪ satisfactory as the system is well-developed and functions effectively then “Merit” (*) will be indicated and attached. in addition to the perspective of Level I. At this level.

and the relevant business school is obligated to prepare and submit a report on improvement completion within two years. and 4) Recommendation. etc. Based on the above. 2) Merit. Basic matters that the JUAA requires of professional graduate business schools according to applicable law. Merit Level II ○ Matters on which self-study is desired on a higher level. ordinance.◆ The matters on Level I and Level II can be summarized as follows. 5 . 3) Problem. the relevant school must submit a response to report on the decision/status within two years. On the other hand. ordinance. Problem (However. and though it does not necessarily oblige the improvement. Problem Recommendation. a “Problem” (less severe than a “Recommendation”) is indicated and attached for the purpose of further promoting continuous improvement by the relevant business school. etc. Recommendation. decision against certification if there is any serious problem). “Recommendations” are attached to items for which a relevant professional graduate business school is strictly required to make plans for improvement and swiftly take specific measures accordingly. etc. Evaluation Decision of accreditation. Level of evaluation perspective Level I ◎ Level I ○ Matters relevant to the evaluation perspective Matters concerning the compliance with the applicable law. Problem. in order to continue to maintain and improve the quality of education and research conducted by professional graduate business schools (∗) The results of certified evaluation of business school are categorized as 1) Decision of certification.

 Goals and Educational Objectives  The professional graduate business degree course is part of a category of postgraduate educational courses specializing in cultivation of highly-specialized professionals who are active at home and abroad. and educational objectives. The goals are principles. 2007 Revised on November 16. which may be attained in order for the school to progress toward realizing its goals. The role that each professional graduate business school plays for the benefit of society as a higher education institution is shaped by its mission. educational programs. in order to optimize effectiveness in achieving its goals and objectives.. Mission. etc. At the same time. The mission is a social responsibility that reflects upon every aspect of the professional graduate business degree course. Moreover.Professional Graduate Business School Standards Determined on September 11. and which may be evaluated in terms of degree of achievement by an appropriate method. A school must constantly work to seek improvement and reform to realize its mission and goals. 6 . Each professional graduate business school must clearly establish its own mission. and is established with the objective of cultivating profound knowledge and superior ability to shoulder a profession that requires high level of professionalism. which all constituent members of each business school should aim to realize as a unified organization. 2008 1. the educational objectives are concrete targets. and communicate them widely both inside and outside the campus. and image of ideal human resources it strives to develop. 2007 Revised on January 18. such as the educational policies the business school upholds as its foundation. goals. the school must examine consistently the appropriateness of its educational objectives. as well as adapting to dynamic changes in social demands. and methods and tools of instruction. etc.

goals.? ◎ the mission. and educational objectives disclosed to the general public through the school websites. and educational objectives. goals. and educational objectives clearly established? 1-2 Do mission. who can be successful as business management professionals at home or abroad. goals. and educational objectives meet the needs ○ of human resources for business management at present and in the expected future? 1-6 Is the cultivation of highly specialized professionals. etc. and students? 1-10 Are special efforts made and measures taken to ensure that the mission.16) 1-3 Is the image of ideal human resources to be developed properly defined in the mission. and educational objectives conform to the purpose of the business school program? (Article 2 of the Ordinance No. and educational objectives? Level I II ◎ ◎ ○ ○ 1-5 Do the mission. and educational objectives universally ○ known to all of the school’s constituent members including faculty. school prospectus. goals. goals. as well as an action plan to realize the mission and goals? ○ ○ Familiarization and of 1-8 Are the mission.Item Appropriateness of the mission. clearly articulated in the mission. and educational objectives? 1-4 Is the cultivation of professional ethics properly incorporated in the mission. Educational objectives 1-9 Are the mission. administrative staff. goals. and educational objectives are understood 7 ○ . goals. goals. goals. Evaluation perspective 1-1 Are mission and goals. goals. and educational objectives? 1-7 Does the business school have a medium-and long-term vision or strategy.

by the faculty and staff members. etc. students. and educational objectives 1-12 Is there a mechanism adequately maintained for following up on the result of this evaluation process in order to further reform and improvement? ○ 1-11 Are educational objectives appropriately evaluated with respect to the status of achievement of the objectives.? ○ 8 . goals. and that they are fully disclosed to the general public? Verification and improvement of the mission. etc.

etc.. is an appropriate name criteria for granting assigned that represents the characteristics of the field of business and the educational content? 2-2 Are the criteria and screening procedures. Furthermore. Furthermore. etc. each degree course must be consistent with the mission and goals. It is also vital to cultivate professional ethics and fundamental skills. it is necessary to manage the curricula of degree courses to maintain the quality level of the professional degree and to respond to students’ learning requirements. and the school must endeavor to maintain a quality standard of the degree that can meet the expectations of the business world. Level I ◎ II Item Evaluation perspective Title of degree and 2-1 As the title of degree to be granted. to cultivate profound knowledge and superior capabilities to enable a student to master a business that requires a high level of specialized knowledge. Also. In organizing the curricula. and to provide practical class subjects to connect theory and practical application. certification must be granted based on the criteria and methods clearly presented to students in advance.1 Curriculum.  Degree awarding is one of the important responsibilities for each professional degree course. The professional graduate business degree course must be properly organized in accordance with the purpose of the professional degree course program. i. it is essential to observe the applicable laws and ordinances. professional graduate schools must assign an appropriate degree title in the area of business management that fits the characteristics of the business management area and education program. etc. schools must properly establish relevant criteria and methods based on the characteristics of the relevant business areas and expectations of the business world. as well as highly specialized professional knowledge. Educational Program. Instruction. and Achievement    2. to secure academic fairness and rigor. Regarding the certification of course completion and authorizing the shortening of period of attendance. etc.e. for degree granting clearly documented and are they well known by students? ◎ 9 . Upon awarding a degree.2. etc. and educational objectives of the professional graduate business school. and to systematically allocate class subjects that suit the characteristics of the business management area and can meet the expectations of the business world.

in light of the characteristics of the field of business? Completion of course. is it set in accordance with the legal regulation? (Article 16 of the Ordinance No.16) 2-6 In case the period of attendance is shortened. etc.16) 2-10 Is the curriculum systematically organized. is due consideration paid to ensure that adequate results can be gained in light of the goals of the relevant business school? 2-7 Are the criteria and method for shortening the period of attendance clearly presented to students via the school rules. and is it well known by all students? (Article 10 of the Ordinance No.2-3 Is an appropriate quality level maintained for the degree to be granted so that it can meet the expectations of the business world. and do class ○ ◎ ○ ◎ ◎ Also.16) 2-5 Is the criteria and method for certifying the completion of the course established in accordance with the goals of the relevant business school.? Also. 2-4 Are the period of attendance and number of acquired credits required for the certification of completion of the course appropriately set with respect to the provisions of the applicable ordinance and goals of the relevant business school? learning is not excessive? (Articles 2.16) Also. is due consideration paid to ensure that burden on students’ ◎ ○ ○ 10 . 15 of the Ordinance No. etc. 3. is the shortening of the period conducted in a fair and strict manner based on the clarified criteria and method? 2-8 Is there any mechanism established for examining the appropriateness of the criteria and method of certifying the completion of the course or shortening the period of attendance? Organization of curricula 2-9 Are class subjects appropriate for achieving the professional graduate business school’s own educational objectives and fulfilling the goals of the relevant legal regulations? (Article 6 of the Ordinance No.

subjects for cultivating a broad viewpoint and knowledge of related fields. information management. finance. is an upper limit set on the number of credits that each student may register for in each year or each term? (Article 12 of the Ordinance No. etc. auditing. production management. subjects for acquiring advanced knowledge. and educational objectives? [Field of accounting] For example. appropriately incorporated in the curriculum? 2-12 Is the curriculum of each field organized based on the following matters in accordance with the relevant business school’s own mission. appropriately incorporated in the curriculum? 2-13 Is due consideration paid to the organization of curricula to respond to diverse needs of students. from the society. etc. are subjects dealing with contents concerning management strategy. are subjects dealing with contents concerning financial accounting. analytical thinking. trends of academic development. etc. etc.. communication and presentation.? Learning in a systematic and phased manner 2-14 In order to have students learn subject classes in a well-balanced manner for each school year. and do the courses instill students with a high level of sense of ethics and international view? [Field of business and Management of Technology] For example. technology. organizational behavior.16) ◎ ○ ○ ○ 11 . demands.? 2-11 Are the curricula appropriately organized from the viewpoint of helping students to acquire professional knowledge required for practical business management. accounting. etc.subjects encompass basic subjects appropriate for the characteristics of the field of business. goals. business acumen. management accounting. marketing.

etc.2-15 Regarding curriculum structure. etc.? ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ 12 .? Bridge between theoretical education and practical education Introductory education supplementary education 2-20 Are any measures taken for students with lower basic academic abilities such as supplementary education? Internationalization of education and research 2-21 Is the strategy to embrace internationalization of education and research clearly implemented by the relevant business school? Also. method of learning. as well as input from students. educational programs. administration staff and students 2-23 Are the opinions and requests of the business world and other external sources. reflected in the process of organization of the curriculum and setting of educational levels? Is the procedure for reflecting such opinions. forms of learning. are specific program for promoting internationalization such as cooperation with overseas university established? 2-22 Does the business school has demonstrated results regarding activities to promote internationalization such as cooperation with overseas universities? Also. and required study hours for the subject (including preparation and review out of class). clearly documented? and 2-18 Is any class subject offered to cultivate professional ethics? 2-19 Is an introductory education program which responds to the diverse backgrounds of enrolled students conducted? 2-17 Are pertinent measures taken for the organization of curricula. are class subjects properly allocated so that students may learn in a systematic and phased manner? 2-16 Are appropriate credits assigned in consideration of the characteristics and content of each class subject. etc. does the school have an established plan for concrete activities? Reflection of opinions of faculty.

are the aim and content of such approaches effective for the relevant business school to achieve its own mission.Unique approaches 2-24 In case any unique approaches are taken for educational programs. and educational objectives? 2-25 Is any mechanism maintained for examining the effectiveness and results of the approach? Is there any mechanism maintained for following up the result of examination to further improvement? ○ ○ 13 . goals.

and to maintain a system for implementing this effectively. to students in advance. etc. above all to adopt methods of instruction that can combine both theory and practical applications to meet the expectations of each professional field. or Q&A session and discussion. in order to improve the quality of the school’s education. relevant criteria and methods must be established and clearly expressed in advance via the syllabus. To attain their educational objectives. class contents. For evaluation of academic achievement and credit approval. the schools must communicate teaching content.2 Instruction. In addition. methods. it is vital for professional graduate schools of business to introduce appropriate methods of instruction suited to the characteristics of the field of business. and provide appropriate learning guidance to further promote students’ motivation for learning. and teaching methods. Professional graduate business degree courses must adopt the most effective teaching methods according content of each individual class.2. Also.  In order for professional graduate business degree courses to attain satisfactory educational results. a proper mechanism for ensuring fair and rigorous evaluations must be introduced in light of the purpose of the professional graduate business degree course. and the evaluation and approval process must be made based on the documented criteria. etc. such as dialogue or multi-sided discussions in class based on case studies. professional graduate schools of business must maintain a learning guidance and counseling system in light of the diversity of experience and knowledge students have gained and acquired before enrolling at the school. etc. and to make effective use of the results of such self-examinations. It is important for professional graduate schools of business consistently and proactively to examine their curricula. requirements for completion.. external site inspections.. 14 .

as defined by the number of students. method and facilities and equipment and other educational conditions? (Article 7 of the Ordinance No. is it intended for specialized fields and class subjects for which adequate educational effects can be expected? (Article 8. internships. methods. is the number of students appropriately determined? ○ ◎ ◎ 15 . exercises.Item Teaching etc. games. field study. Paragraph 2 of the Ordinance No. including lectures. case study analysis. simulations. etc.? (Article 8. is it intended for specialized fields and class subjects for which adequate educational effects can be expected? (Article 9 of the Ordinance No.16) 2-30 Is the size of each class.16) 2-29 When correspondence education is adopted for teaching.16) 2-27 Are the quality level and effectiveness of practical education properly understood and are measures taken for enhancing them? 2-28 When remote teaching is conducted using various Level Ⅰ ◎ Ⅱ ○ ◎ technologies and media. appropriate for attaining satisfactory results in consideration of teaching content. Evaluation perspective 2-26 Are proper educational methods and class types adopted to improve practical education. discussions. Paragraph 1 of the Ordinance No.16) 2-31 For class subjects for which individual teaching is required in part. group study.

prepared with due consideration paid to effectiveness of students’ learning? 2-34 Are classes conducted properly according to the syllabus? ◎ ○ ○ ◎ Credit approval and evaluation performance of 2-35 Are the criteria and methods for evaluation of performance and granting of credit approval established in accordance with the goals of the relevant business school and clearly presented to students via a syllabus.Class plan. etc.16) 2-33 Are class hours and time schedules. and outlining the yearly class schedule? Are learning expectations specified in line with the aim of the curriculum organization? (Article 10.16) 2-36 Are evaluation of achievement and credit approval conducted in a unified fashion and fair and rigorous manner based on the documented criteria? (Article 10.16) 2-37 For evaluation of achievement and granting of credit approval.16) ◎ 16 . listing materials to be used. etc. Paragraph 1 of the Ordinance No. and is it in accordance with the legal standard? (Articles 13 and 14 of the Ordinance No. detailing the specific content and teaching method of each class. is such approval deemed useful for the student’s education and is the decision made based on a method that takes into consideration the integrity of the educational standards and educational curriculum of the business school. is a proper mechanism introduced to secure the fairness and rigor of the evaluation process. Paragraph 2 of the Ordinance No. syllabus and registration learning 2-32 Is a syllabus prepared. for example by responding achievement? to students’ complaints on evaluation of ◎ ○ Completion of class subjects the like at other graduate school and 2-38 If the credits a student has acquired for class subjects he/she has completed at another graduate school are approved as being equivalent to credits acquired at the relevant business school.? (Article 10. Paragraph 2 of the Ordinance No.

and is appropriate guidance provided? ○ etc.. by paying due consideration to diverse backgrounds before enrollment and career aspirations of the student? 2-40 Is a system for learning guidance and learning counseling by faculty hours? members Is the maintained. etc. for improvement ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ 17 .Learning etc. for example. learning for example. are learning support and educational counseling properly provided? 2-43 Is a learning counseling system based on academic advisers and teaching assistants. to by offering provided orientation for newly enrolled students and setting open office support students systematically and effectively? 2-41 Is appropriate feedback provided systematically regarding the results of examinations and evaluation of reports? 2-42 In the case of correspondence education or education using diverse technologies and media. is there a mechanism for confidentiality clearly documented in the regulations. maintained and is learning support to students properly provided? 2-44 In the case of internships. etc. training. Organized guidance. 2-39 Is pertinent learning guidance given according to the chosen career track of each student. etc.

and class contents/teaching methods of each faculty member. in the ways they are reflected in each faculty member’s educational program. for example. class management method.16) 2-46 Is evaluation of classes by students systematically ◎ ○ implemented. self-study. as well as status of proactive efforts for improving education and research. function effectively to improve the business school’s educational program and teaching methods. and teaching materials? Also.2-45 Is there a system for conducting organized training and research continuously and effectively (FD system) maintained and properly implemented to improve the teaching content and methods at the relevant professional graduate business school and to enhance the qualifications of the faculty members? (Article 11 of the Ordinance No. etc. issues. does a mechanism exist to follow up on the results of evaluation of classes by students for the purpose of improving the quality of education? Moreover. does such a mechanism function effectively in practice? 2-47 Are the opinions and requests of students and faculty and staff members reflected in FD activity? 2-48 Do FD activities. etc. achievement. and are the results disclosed to the public? Also. among the people concerned with further improvement? ○ ○ ○ 18 . etc. appropriately communicated within the graduate business school campus. are any measures taken for measuring the status and effectiveness of these activities? 2-49 Is information on the status of students’ learning.

Unique approaches 2-50 In the case of unique approaches taken for the educational program. goals. and educational objectives? 2-51 Is any mechanism maintained for examining the achievement of the approach? Is any mechanism maintained for following up the result of examination for further improvement? ○ ○ 19 . are the aim and content of such approaches effective for the relevant business school to achieve its own mission.

of students who have finished the course? Also.2. and educational objectives. career options of students who have finished the course. are the tracked results disclosed within the school and to the public on a regular and continuous basis? working status of students who have finished the course of students after 2-55 Is there a system for tracking the evaluation and working the status. etc.3 Achievement. The results of such evaluation should be utilized to facilitate improvement of quality of the school’s education. are the tracked results disclosed within the school and to the public on a regular and continuous basis? Measurement of 2-56 Is there mechanism for evaluating educational effects in accordance objectives? with the mission. goals. In addition. goals. etc. and to produce consistent educational results. it is desired that each school consistently examines its educational content. 2-54 Is there a system for tracking the career choice of students career choice who have completed the course? Also. are the results of such investigations and reviews disclosed within the school and to the public on a regular and continuous basis? Tracking the status. and educational ○ ○ ○ completing course ○ educational effects 20 . and to evaluate the program’s educational results in accordance with the school’s own mission. results. it is essential for professional graduate schools of business to maintain a system to track the degree granting status. evaluation and working status of students after completing the course. goals. method. Also. and educational objectives. Level I ○ II Item Evaluation perspective Number of degrees 2-52 Are degrees granted appropriately in proportion to the to be granted admission capacity and actual number of enrollment? 2-53 Is a system for investigating and analyzing the status of granting degrees maintained? Also.  Professional graduate business degree courses are expected to ensure that educational and research activities are developed in accordance with the purpose of the professional graduate degree course system and each professional graduate business school’s own mission. etc.

goals. and educational objectives? 2-58 Is the relevant business school undertaking the development of an index and criteria for evaluating educational effects? 2-59 Is there any mechanism for systematically following up the on evaluations of educational results to ensure the ○ ○ ○ improvement of educational content and methods? 21 .2-57 Are students who have completed the course graduated successfully in accordance with the mission.

and work to improve and enhance it. goals. and educational objectives.3. Faculty  Professional graduate schools of business must establish an appropriate faculty organization and allocate appropriate faculty members so that they may fulfill the purpose of the professional degree course program and achieve their own mission. Supplementary Provision 2 of Standards for Establishing Professional Graduate School shall apply until 2013) 3-3 In principle. and work to ensure fair application of such procedures. Paragraph 3 of the Notification of 53) Ability as a full-time faculty member 3-4 Do faculty members fall under either one of the following categories and possess high-level instruction ability for their responsible specialized area? 1. Paragraph 1 of the Notification of 53) 3-2 Is each full-time faculty member required to teach/lecture on one major subject only? (Article 1. However. it is important for the schools to ceaselessly examine if their faculty organization functions effectively. Level I ◎ II Item Evaluation perspective Number of full-time 3-1 Is the legal standard for the number of full-time faculty faculty members members observed? (Article 1. Those who have educational or research achievements in their specialized area 2.16) ◎ ◎ ◎ 22 . Also. Those who possess other superior knowledge and experience in the specialized area (Article 5 of the Ordinance No. do professors represent at least half of the legally required number of full-time faculty members? (Article 1. Those who possess high-level technique or skills in their specialized area 3. In addition. professional graduate schools of business must establish transparent procedures for appointing faculty members who have a sufficient education and research ability. Paragraph 2 of the Notification of 53. and professional knowledge and experience to maintain education and research activities in the future.

is due consideration given to the balance. and allocation by subject 3-7 Are full time faculty members allocated to teach basic level subjects appropriate for the characteristics of the fields of business. of their professional background. visiting professors. as required for the relevant field? (Article 2 of the Notification No. is such allocation of the members implemented based on the appropriate criteria and procedure? ○ ○ ○ ○ Structure of full time faculty members 3-11 To maintain the appropriate composition of full time faculty members. subjects for learning practical basic and skills. age.53) 3-6 Do the faculty members with industry experience possess at least 5 years or more experience in practice and have they demonstrated. international experience. and gender? ○ Recruitment. associate professors. appointment and 3-12 Are the basic policies for the structure of faculty organization including professors. subjects for cultivating broad viewpoints and knowledge of peripheral domains.? 3-8 Are full time professors or associate professors allocated in principle for classes deemed as core subjects in terms of their educational importance at the relevant professional graduate business school? 3-9 Are practicing faculty members allocated for subjects that emphasize development of practical abilities in the field of business management? 3-10 If classes deemed as core subjects in view of educational importance are taught by faculty members who hold concurrent classes. subjects for learning advanced knowledge. etc. high-level practical ability? (Article 2 of the Notification No. ○ 23 .53) ◎ ◎ Composition of full-time faculty members by area.Practical faculty members 3-5 Are practicing professionals included from among the full time faculty members at a certain fixed percentage. etc. subjects for developing basic knowledge.

under the responsibility of a full-time faculty organization specific to the professional graduate business school. such as by a system allowing a concentrated research period (sabbatical leave)? ○ ○ ○ 24 . is ○ Education and research conditions for full-time faculty member 3-17 Are the class hours led by each full-time faculty member determined within an appropriate range with due consideration to the time required for preparation for education and research activity? 3-18 Is an individual research budget for full-time faculty members appropriately allocated? 3-19 Are faculty members guaranteed opportunities to engage in research activity. appointment and promotion of faculty members appropriately conducted in accordance with the relevant regulations. dismissal. the application of fixed term appointment and flexible treatment of experts at home and from abroad who have high level of expertise in specific fields? 3-16 Is due consideration given to the ensure successors for and supporting members? substitute instructors for full-time faculty ○ ○ ○ Particularly. such as a faculty council? 3-15 Does the system allow consideration to be given according to the needs of education and research. and is the faculty organization organized based on these policies? 3-13 Are the criteria with appropriate content and regulations of procedures for recruitment. clearly established. lecturers. etc. assistants. for example.promotion of faculty members fixed term professors. and promotion of faculty members established and applied consistently? educational leadership ability evaluated? 3-14 Are recruitment.

3-20 Is there a mechanism for appropriately evaluating faculty members’ educational activities? 3-21 Is there a mechanism for appropriately evaluating faculty members’ research activities? 3-22 Is there a mechanism for appropriately evaluating faculty members’ contribution to the management of the relevant professional graduate business school? ○ ○ ○ 25 . etc.Evaluation of educational and research activities.

selection criteria and methods admitted based on appropriate and objective evaluations? ○ 4-3 Do student recruiting methods and selection methods provide ○ equally fair opportunities for all applicants eligible for admission at the professional graduate business school? 4-4 Are explanatory meetings. selection methods and procedures for admissions that meet the purpose of the business school program and fulfill the mission and goals. etc. students must possess the basic academic ability to take advantage of various educational activities provided by the relevant professional graduate business school. Therefore. and they must admit students in a proper and fair manner such policies. the schools must develop appropriate student recruitment and admission policies and screening procedures that assure admission of sufficiently qualified students. students must be qualified to work actively and successfully as a professional. professional graduate schools of business must admit students who are highly qualified to develop professional capabilities. Upon graduation. Prior to admission. are students who fit the policies for admissions. and educational objectives set by the business school established and disclosed in advance to applicants for admission and to the general public? 4-2 For selection of students. Level I ○ II Item Policies of admissions of students Evaluation perspective 4-1 Are policies. are the prioritization of each method and the relation between them defined appropriately? 4-7 Is there a mechanism or system to ensure applicants with 26 ○ ○ ○ ○ . held for prospective students? Implementation system 4-5 Is the method for admission of students in accordance with the student admission policies adopted. Student Admissions  For their professional graduate business degree course. and is actual screening of applicants conducted under a responsible implementation system in an appropriate and fair manner? Diverse ways of screening Consideration for 4-6 If more than one method for screening applicants exists.4. open lectures.

etc. screening criteria. may take an entrance examination? 4-8 Are the ratio of enrollment number to enrollment quota and the ratio of the actual number of enrollment to the admission capacity properly controlled to consistently secure an environment appropriate for education of the professional graduate business school? 4-9 When the actual enrollment number is significantly above or below the enrollment quota. screening methods.? ○ 27 . including remedial efforts to prevent a recurrence? ○ ○ Verification of applicants screening method 4-10 Is there an established organizational system and a mechanism for constantly verifying appropriate methods of admitting students including admissions policies. is a proper adjustment made for the relation between the enrollment quota and the actual enrollment number. etc.applicants with disabilities Quota management disabilities.

via course subject evaluations.5. In addition. Level I ○ II Item Establishment of support and counseling system Maintenance of students’ mental and physical health Response to various harassments Evaluation perspective 5-1 Is there an established support and counseling system for students’ school life? 5-2 Is an appropriate counseling and support system for maintaining and enhancing students’ emotional and physical health established? 5-3 Are there regulations for preventing any kind of harassment and is a relevant counseling system properly established and communicated to all students? ○ ○ Economic support to students 5-4 Is there an appropriate counseling and support system for providing scholarships and other means of economic support to students? ○ Development and promotion of career education 5-5 Is there a career education planning system to assist students in ○ the future after completion of the course. various surveys and questionnaires.. Students Services  The professional graduate business degree course must properly maintain counseling and support systems to assist students in their school campus life as well as a counseling and guidance system to assist students in deciding their future career. etc. and is an appropriate counseling and guidance system maintained? 28 . with the aim of education system improvement. a system be developed to enable feedback from students. in order to improve the support and guidance systems for students’ campus life and to ensure that each student enjoys better specialized professional education. it is desired that. and the existence of such systems must be fully communicated to students.

? 5-9 Is there a mechanism established for continuously examining the support and counseling system for students’ school life? Also are necessary changes made for the continuous improvement of this mechanism? ○ ○ 29 . adult students. etc.Counseling system for future career decision Consideration to students with disabilities Consideration to foreign students. established? ○ 5-8 Is there an appropriate support system for accepting foreign students. adult students Improvement support and counseling system 5-6 Is an appropriate counseling and support system for assisting ○ students in their future career decision established? 5-7 Is an appropriate support system for admitting students with disabilities. etc.

 Maintenance of Education and Research Environments  Professional graduate schools of business must maintain appropriate environments for education and research so that they may fulfill the purpose of the professional graduate degree course program and achieve their own mission. Moreover it is important for faculty to maintain a human support system for constantly improving and enhancing their educational methods. professional graduate schools of business must maintain conditions to ensure that faculty members can develop and exercise their academic creativity and accomplish adequate results from their educational and research activities. Professional graduate schools of business must properly maintain their facilities and equipment in proportion to the size of their organizational scale. the schools must maintain facilities and equipment to respond to the current educational tools and technologies including computers. and other information related facilities. network systems. and work to ensure fair application of such procedures. Furthermore they must maintain necessary and sufficient books and other reference materials for educational and research activities during professional graduate degree course. professional graduate schools of business must establish transparent procedures for appointing faculty members who have a sufficient education and research ability. and educational objectives. etc. and they must ensure that such materials are utilized effectively.6. It is important to give due consideration to students with disabilities when preparing such facilities and equipment. etc. In addition. number of faculty members. such as the number of students. For this. In addition. so that they may fulfill the purpose of the professional graduate school program and achieve their own mission and goals and educational objectives. and professional knowledge and experience to maintain education and research activities in the future. goals. 30 .

6-5 Are adequate environments for educational and research ○ activity for full time faculty members.16) ◎ Space for students 6-4 Are environments where students may study freely or exchange ○ information such as study rooms and a student center. technical and administrative staff. social circumstances. for teaching. such as a teaching assistant system is adequately maintained. etc. including the maintenance of individual laboratories. adequately maintained and effectively used? Maintenance of laboratory. etc. maintained to help develop capable human resources in line with the relevant professional graduate business school’s mission and goals and educational objectives? 6-2 A system for facilitating educational results.? 6-8 Are appropriate facilities and equipment accessible for students with disabilities and properly maintained? ○ 31 .Item Maintenance of human support system Evaluation perspective 6-1 Is a support system to contribute to the education and research. Level I ○ II ○ Equipment and facilities adapted to the methods of instruction 6-3 Are lecture rooms. laboratory rooms and other facilities and equipment properly established in proportion to the scale of the professional graduate business school and in accordance with the methods of instruction? (Article 17 of the Ordinance No. prepared? Information system related 6-6 Are information infrastructure and relevant supporting ○ personnel systems necessary for students’ learning and for education established? and research by faculty members properly facilities and human Maintenance and improvement of facilities and equipment Consideration students disabilities to with 6-7 Are facilities and equipment properly managed and modified in ○ response to changes in educational and research contents. etc.

etc. at home and abroad? ○ Financial base 6-12 Does the relevant professional graduate business school's own financial base enable the school to adequately pursue educational activity. etc. of 6-9 Are various kinds of materials including books and electronic ○ media in sufficient quantity and quality for the school students’ learning during the professional graduate business degree course and for faculty members’ education and research maintained in the library? 6-10 Are the rules on the use of library and the opening hours ○ determined with due consideration given to needs of students’ learning in the professional graduate business degree course and faculty members’ education and research? 6-11 Does the library information system enable the sharing and mutual use of academic information and materials including books with other graduate business schools and research institutes. etc. are necessary improvements made for the betterment of the educational and research environments? ○ 32 . etc.Maintenance books. of facilities? Also. at the school? ○ Improvement of education research environments 6-13 Are an organization and system for continuously examining the educational and research environments established in order to track the opinions and requests of students and faculty members? Are these opinions and requests utilizes for the improvement.

Level I ○ II Item Maintenance of in-school system and regulations Observation of law. Furthermore. so that they may fulfill the professional degree course program. and to strive to conform to them. autonomy of academic research.7. ordinance. Administration    Universities that offer professional graduate business degree courses must maintain their own organizational system for the administration of the relevant professional graduate business school. independence. goals. ordinances. and educational objectives set for the relevant business school. Universities also must appoint sufficient numbers of qualified administrative staff at the relevant business school and ensure that it is adequately operated it and improved continuously. etc. etc. universities must pay due consideration to enable originality. appropriateness and efficiency of decision making. System for management and operation Evaluation perspective 7-1 Is a specific organizational system for the administration of the relevant business school maintained and are appropriate regulations for its activities established? 7-2 Are related laws. are decisions made by the school-specific. concerning administration of the professional graduate business school? 33 ◎ ○ . fully respected regarding important matters of education. so that they may fulfill the professional degree course program and achieve the mission. administration of the business school needs to be conducted in proper cooperation with related faculties and departments and various other school-wide organizations. such as a faculty council. goals. Upon establishing and operating the administrative system and school regulations. etc. Universities must work to improve the administration by appropriately examining and evaluating the content of the school regulations to ensure that they properly reflect the social circumstances. research. etc. It is the role of such an administration to define and document the school regulations based on the relevant laws. of the administrative staff. and school regulations observed? 7-3 Regardless of the initial conditions of establishment of the professional graduate business school. full-time faculty organization. ordinances. and educational objectives set for the relevant business school. and achieve the mission. etc. etc.

7-4 Are appropriate standards established and properly followed for the appointment. which are relevant to the professional graduate business. of the chairperson of the school-specific. goals. etc. and educational objectives? Management of administrative staff 7-10 Is the administrative organization effectively operated. are cooperation and role-sharing with those faculties and departments properly maintained? 7-6 Are decisions and approvals properly and ethically handled on agreements. local government and other outside organizations. contracts. etc. ○ including organic cooperation with various other organizations as necessary? Improvement of administrative staff 7-11 Are measures taken and improvements implemented as necessary for developing the quality of the administrative staff’s activities. management. etc. for promoting cooperation and collaboration with enterprises. including the introduction of systematic training systems? ○ 34 . etc. departments. as well as the receipt. of relevant funds? Self-study and improvement ○ ○ ○ 7-7 Are examinations and evaluations of the content and form of ○ the internal school regulations properly conducted for the administration of the relevant professional graduate business school? 7-8 Are efforts for improving the administration properly made ○ based on the examination and evaluation results? Establishment of administrative staff 7-9 Does the established administrative staff have the proper ○ size/scale and functions to administer adequately the relevant professional graduate business school and support its mission. full-time faculty organization that is responsible for the administration? Cooperation with related organizations 7-5 If the institution has established other faculties.

etc. In addition. the results of self-study conducted by each business school must be disclosed to the general public. etc.8. on evaluation results effectively utilized for the improvement of educational and research activities of the relevant professional graduate business school? ○ 35 . based on appropriate items of evaluation and established methods? 8-2 Are the results of self-study disclosed to the general public? Level I ◎ II ◎ ○ Maintenance of mechanism for improvement 8-3 Is there a mechanism for following up the results of self-study. goals. and educational objectives. third-party evaluation. to the improvement of educational and research activities of the relevant professional graduate business school? Improvement based 8-4 Are the results of self-study. third-party evaluations. and is self-study implemented as an organizational and continuous activity. Item Self-study Evaluation perspective 8-1 Is a mechanism and organizational system for self-study developed. Self‐study  So that they may realize their own mission. professional graduate schools of business must maintain a mechanism such as Plan-Do-Check-Action (PDCA) and consistently check and evaluate to lead them to the further improvement and reform.

to ensure correct understanding of the school by society in general? 9-2 Are there regulations and a system established to respond to ○ requests from inside and outside the school for the disclosure of information? 9-3 Is there a mechanism for verifying if the current disclosure of information appropriately fulfills the school’s accountability established? ○ 36 . etc.9. Accountability  Professional graduate schools of business must conduct school management transparently and fulfill their accountability to society by actively disclosing information concerning the status of their activities. Level I II Item Accountability Evaluation perspective 9-1 Does the professional graduate business school appropriately ○ disclose information concerning the school’s organization and management as well as the status of its activities through its websites. prospectus.

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