Educational Policies of the Department of International Tourism Management 国際観光学科の教育方針(ポリシー)

| Admission Policy

In the tourism industry in general, we provide a valued customer service, and obtain financial rewards in return. The Faculty of International Tourism Management is divided into two fields: the Tourism Industry and Tourism Policy, and we pursue the significance of tourism promotion. Our ultimate goal is to provide maximum “customer satisfaction.” We seek students who are thoughtful to others, enthusiastic, determined, and logical thinkers are willing to work vigorously towards their goals.

In order to accomplish this, we encourage you to take part in volunteering work and community services prior to entering our faculty. It is important to experience leadership, so as a leader, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to consider others in different situations.

We especially urge you to place an effort on studying reading comprehension. It is important to deeply contemplate the meaning of articles and editorials. Moreover, the Japanese tourism industry needs people who want to be active globally and to welcome guests from around the world. Foreign language ability is essential for this purpose. It is particularly important to be able to communicate in English at high school as well as other valuable languages such as Chinese.

The Faculty of International Tourism Management welcomes such people. Join us to deepen your understanding of people through tourism!

In the Faculty of International Tourism Management, we want you to set and study towards your future goals as early as possible. We offer five courses to choose from, and with the exception of those who entered with “Genre Selection” through the AO entrance examination, course selections are made in the fall semester of the first year, with the selected classes starting in the spring semester of the second year. The course descriptions for interested students are stated below.

Tourism Course

This course is for students who have a desire to work in the travel industry. It is suitable for students who have an interest in Japanese or world history, culture, and geography. This course will help students to make travel plans, enjoy meeting a diverse variety of people, and contribute to the preservation and development of the tourism industry. Students should display solid study habits in order to attain this essential qualification.

Executive Management Course

This course is designed for students who wish to become general managers in the hospitality industry or hotel management. As well as learning essential leadership skills, students will learn business accounting and financial management. Although this course is not a branch of science and technology, students are encouraged to make an effort to learn mathematics, not only for the numerical aspects of their work but for strengthening their ability to think logically. In addition, we welcome students who have learned about bookkeeping in high school.

Service Communications Course

This course trains students wishing to serve customers in the hospitality industry, such as in hotels, bars, restaurants, and wedding venues. This course provides training for those wishing to work as a member of an airline’s cabin or ground crew, in the public transportation industry, or in other general sales positions. The communication abilities needed in this course involve more than just simple exchanges among friends, with students being required to communicate effectively with people of different generations, religions, cultures, and lifestyles, and of all nationalities. Studying both the English and Chinese language are requirements of this course, as well as the opportunity to learn a third foreign language. We therefore encourage prospective students to actively study foreign languages during their time at high school.

Tourism Professional Course

On this course, students will study whilst working in the tourism industry. It is extremely effective for students to understand the environment of the industry that they desire to work in, and also to acquire the necessary qualifications. Students who wish to enter the travel industry and have passed the national examination of Certified Travel Service Managers while in high school will find success on this course.

Tourism Policy Course

Students will learn about tourism policy and municipal planning. The classes on this course apply knowledge from geography, history, and civil fields to discuss tourism policy from regional, national, and global perspectives. In addition, students will need to think logically and scientifically in order to attend lectures in legal and economic fields. Students wishing to take this course are encouraged to build a strong mathematical understanding while at high school.


| Curriculum Policy

To make the tourism industry a sustainable field of employment in the future, we implement educational programs, not only academically, but practically, that include a wide variety of advanced courses based on perspectives from the tourism industry and tourism policy fields. We have created an integrated curriculum with various interdisciplinary areas. Furthermore, we have adopted the common theme of "implementation of responsible tourism” across our four tourism industry courses (Tourism, Executive Management, Service Communication, and Tourism Professional) and our Tourism Policy course. We continue to respond to the requests and interests of students and the wider demands of society.

1.During the first year, all students take the “Principles of Tourism” class to develop a fundamental knowledge of tourism. In addition, all students study systematically in small and interactive seminar courses. They learn to think logically through debates, research, and reports on assigned topics. 
2.From the second year, students are divided into five courses, systematically learning the specialized knowledge of their specifically chosen field. Students take economics and business administration classes as well as tourism studies classes. Depending on students’ courses, they may focus on local tourism development, policy, the service industry, the travel industry, or aspects of the transportation industry such as aviation or rail. Furthermore, students learn practical and business skills in practicum classes as well as the study of English. 
3.Students develop communication skills and the ability to convey ideas objectively, logically, and independently from their assignments and research tasks. 
4.In foreign language classes, students learn two or more languages so that they can better develop their communication ability to meet the demands of globalization. Students also learn about and develop their level of intercultural understanding. 
5.By completing the university-wide general education program requirements, students can gain broad and extensive knowledge.


| Diploma Policy

We not only pursue tourism simply as an economic activity as is common, but also seek to develop sustainable tourism and recognize related social responsibilities in Japan. Based on the educational goals of training students who can be successful on the world stage, we award degrees to students who satisfy the following criteria through the undergraduate curriculum:

1. Have systematically learned the fundamental knowledge related to tourism studies 
2. Have developed an interest in the various problems related to foreign and domestic tourism, can think logically, and understand methods to solve these problems based on their specialized knowledge
3. Have gained an understanding of the expertise required for the fields of the Tourism Industry and Tourism Policy, and possess the skills to solve issues practically and professionally
4. Have the ability to understand foreign cultures through communication experiences with people from abroad
5. Have developed the ability of imagination and creativity for the future of tourism 
6. Have obtained extensive knowledge of Japanese and world cultures, religious views, and the global environment

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