Department of Public Affairs

Managing "public services" from a business perspective

To date, “public services” have been seen as something provided by government, but the idea of “new public services” that include private enterprises, NPOs, and other groups has spread in recent years. In the Department of Public Affairs, students investigate the current state of public service in an era of public-private cooperation. Learning is advanced from a broad perspective about industry, tourism, environmental conservation, welfare, sports, leisure, amusement, etc., and the ability to manage public services from a many-sided point of view is acquired. As it can be presumed that public service provided by private enterprise will continue to increase from here on, prospective students can consider a future involved in work that is fulfilling and offers a clear purpose in life featuring a high degree of social contribution.

Features

1. Consider the state of public service from the perspective of business administration
Public service is indispensable in order for us to feel secure and to live our lives safely and comfortably. The Department of Public Affairs examines public service provided by national and local governments and NPOs, as well as social contribution by business and individuals, all based on business administration. Thought is also placed on high quality public service that leads to revitalizing the local community.
Consider the state of public service from the perspective of business administration
2. Expand your studies with the courses Sports and Social Participation, Locality and Social Participation, and Business and the Public.
Expand your studies with the courses Sports and Social Participation, Locality and Social Participation, and Business and the Public.
Research the state of the public from a wide range of viewpoints related to industry, tourism, welfare, environmental protection, sports, amusement, and more. In seminars related to sports and fieldwork seminars, students will be able to deepen understanding of their studies through interaction with a variety of people.
Develop study through two courses:
3. Aim at nurturing individuals who can be actively involved in social contribution
Abundant opportunities posed by "contact with others" and "real-life experiences" are employed in training that enables students to practice, out in the community, the knowledge and theory that they have learned in class. We aim at heightening their communication skills—the very foundation of public service—and at nurturing individuals who can be actively involved in social contribution as a government official or in an NPO, in a business, etc.
Aim at nurturing individuals who can be actively involved in social contribution

An image of students appropriate to this Department

Sports and Social Participation
  • Wants to work in fields related to sports
  • Wants to work in the public service sector
  • Wants to contribute to local communities through positions related to business
  • Is interested in social action programs and regional revitalization via volunteerism and non-profit organizations
Locality and Social Participation
  • Wants to work in the public service sector
  • Wants to contribute to local communities through positions related to business
  • Wants to work in fields related to regional tourism
  • Is interested in social action programs and regional revitalization via volunteerism and non-profit organizations
Business and the Public
  • Wants to contribute to local communities through positions related to business
  • Is interested in social action programs and regional revitalization via volunteerism and non-profit organizations
  • Wants to work in the public service sector
  • Is interested in the environment, welfare, or culture, and would like to be involved in commercialization and administration related to these fields

The goal

Our goal is to foster individuals that are able to contribute to local communities and interregional exchange, who understand management solutions and the commercial structure of establishments related to federal and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Conferment of a graduate’s degree

Graduates are given a university degree in business administration.