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MSc in Accounting & Taxation

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The course completed on two weekends for a total of four days

All of the specialized subjects are completed over 2 weekends (4 days in total), and the seminar offering guidance on the master's thesis necessary for the tax accountant examination subject exemption application is held on alternate weekday evenings.
In this way, the program can be balanced with full-time work.

The Tax Accountant Program systematically studies specialized subjects in the fields of tax law, accounting, and finance. In the second year, you can also take specialized courses and Pre-MBA courses (MBA Essentials) offered at the Graduate School of Management, to build knowledge in the management field and develop your strategic thinking ability.


  1. Tax Law

    Master the fundamental knowledge and practical applications of tax law, company law, corporate tax law, income tax law, and inheritance tax laws.

    Ultimately, the goal is to foster decision-making and problem-solving skills as a tax professional who can accurately provide strategic tax planning consulting to companies.

    • Business Law
    • Tax Law
    • Income Tax Law
    • Inheritance Tax Law
    • International Taxation
    • Consumption Tax Law
    • Corporate Tax Law
    • Business Succession Planning & Management
    • Tax Audit & Negotiation
  2. Financial Accounting

    In addition to acquiring knowledge of tax accounting, analytical skills are cultivated to derive management decisions from financial statements by conducting actual case law research. Students also learn about the business succession tax system, corporate management analysis methods, financial accounting, and accounting audits, and aim to acquire the ability to make proposals based on knowledge of overall management.

    • Managerial Accounting
    • Tax Accounting
    • Business Analysis
    • Financial Accounting
    • Corporate Valuation and Management
  3. Finance

    With management knowledge and information analysis skills, students gain the ability to make optimal decisions as financial professionals.

    Also, we focus on improving consulting skills by learning risk management methods in corporate activities, management analysis methods for small and medium-sized enterprises, the basics of international taxation and coping methods in various cases, and knowledge of asset management and investment.

    • Management and Planning for Financial Products
  4. Final Thesis

    Students will produce a master's thesis necessary to apply for exemption from tax accountant examination subjects. Guidance seminars are held on alternate weeks, on weekday nights.


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Case Method


The 3 steps to effectively cultivate management skills using the Case Method


Source: L. A. Mauffette-Leenders, J. A. Erskine, and M.R. Leenders (2001), Learning with Cases 2nd ed., London, Ontario, Canada: Ivey Publishing.



  • STEP1

    Individual Preparation: Reading and comprehending the case; formulating hypotheses

    Case books are distributed electronically to students two weeks before the start of class, for consideration of the success factors of the company and the reasons behind the challenges it faces. Whilst considering other books and materials recommended by the faculty, students are required to complete their own thoughts and hypothesis with regards to an assignment as a preliminary exercise in advance of class.

  • STEP2

    Group discussions: Build up discussions and draw conclusions

    Class starts with a group session. A small number of participants designated in advance by the university gather in a group room to exchange opinions on issues and share their thoughts. By expressing various opinions under the guidance of the group leader, students can organize thoughts and deepen their own understanding of the case.

  • STEP3

    Overall discussion: Pursuing the best management decisions in class

    "This company's project is likely to fail, but is it okay to proceed as it is? Do you agree / disagree?"
    Under the facilitation of faculty members, discussions such as this are held through voting and raising hands. By bringing together opposing opinions from various perspectives, the inquiry can be deepend. The ultimate purpose of the case method is not to draw any single conclusion in the class, but instead to consider what you would do if you encountered the kind of situation depicted in the case in the future, and to reconsider that attitude.


  • ケースメソッド

    マネジメントに求められるのは、論理的思考力と創造性、そしてリーダーシップです。参加者は、2年間で200以上のケースをディスカッションを通して追体験することで、経営者としての姿勢や経験値を高めます。

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