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Curriculum

The APM curriculum provides an outline of the subjects that can be taken and the requirements for graduation. The curriculum that a student will study under depends on the year they enter the university. Except in the case when a student switches colleges, students will study under the same curriculum until they graduate.

Students at the College of International Management are given a solid grounding in international business through a range of foundation papers before proceeding to specialize in one of the four following areas: accounting and finance; marketing; strategic management and organization; and innovation and economics.

Once students registered for their Area of Study and have completed 12 or more credits from among the designated subjects for the Area of Study, the name of that Area of Study will be noted on their diploma.

APM 2017 curriculum

Common Education Subjects
Common Liberal Arts
APU literacy
Study Skills and Academic Writing
Multicultural Cooperative Workshop
Peace, Humanity and Democracy
Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Fieldwork Ⅰ
Intercultural Fieldwork Ⅱ
Studies of Multicultural Comparison
Introduction to Peer Leader Training
Peer Leader Training Ⅰ
Overseas Learning Design
Peer Leader Training Ⅱ A
Peer Leader Training Ⅱ B
APM Bridge Program
"Global citizens" foundation
Asia Pacific Group
Languages of the Asia Pacific
Religions of the Asia Pacific
Geography of the Asia Pacific
Culture and Society of the Asia Pacific
History of the Asia Pacific
Economy of the Asia Pacific
Japanese Studies Group
Japanese Geography
Japanese Culture and Society
Japanese History
Japanese Economy
Constitution of Japan
Special Lecture (Japanese Studies)
Japanese Art of Tea Ceremony
Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement
Traditional Japanese Arts
Basic Study Group
Legal Studies
Psychology
Bioethics
Environmental Science
Health Science
Introduction to Major Studies Group
Introduction to Culture and Society
Introduction to Media Studies
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Development Studies
Introduction to Environmental Studies
Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality
Introduction to Economics
Response to
social needs
Basic skills
Statistics
Negotiation Skills
Logical Thinking and Framework
Career Design Ⅰ
Career Design Ⅱ
Career Design Ⅲ
Career Design Ⅳ
Special Lecture (Liberal Arts Subject)
Media Production Lab
Internship
Volunteer Activities
ICT
Introduction to the Internet
Computer Literacy
Programming
Data Mining
Introduction to GIS
Internet Technology Integration
Database Systems
Special Lecture (ICT)
Language
English
Elementary English A
Elementary English B
Pre-Intermediate English A
Pre-Intermediate English B
Intermediate English A
Intermediate English B
Upper Intermediate English A
Upper Intermediate English B
Advanced English 1A
Advanced English 1B
Advanced English 2A
Advanced English 2B
English for Business 1
English for Business 2
Extensive Reading in English
English of the Media
English for Business Writing
English for Business Presentations
English for Discussion and Debate
English for Journalism
English Project 1
English Project 2
Japanese
Japanese Foundation Course Ⅰ
Japanese Foundation Course Ⅱ
Japanese Foundation Course Ⅲ
Japanese Intermediate Course
Pre-Advanced Japanese
Advanced Japanese
Japanese Project A
Japanese Project B
Japanese Project C
Japanese Project D
Japanese Project E
Japanese Project F
Japanese for Lectures
Language and Culture in Japan
Language and Social Topics in Japan
Career Japanese
Business Communication in Japanese A
Business Communication in Japanese B
AP Language
Chinese Ⅰ
Chinese Ⅱ
Chinese Ⅲ
Chinese Ⅳ
Korean Ⅰ
Korean Ⅱ
Korean Ⅲ
Korean Ⅳ
Malay/Indonesian Ⅰ
Malay/Indonesian Ⅱ
Malay/Indonesian Ⅲ
Malay/Indonesian Ⅳ
Spanish Ⅰ
Spanish Ⅱ
Spanish Ⅲ
Spanish Ⅳ
Thai Ⅰ
Thai Ⅱ
Thai Ⅲ
Thai Ⅳ
Vietnamese Ⅰ
Vietnamese Ⅱ
Vietnamese Ⅲ
Vietnamese Ⅳ
Specific Subject
Intensive Language Learning Overseas
Introduction to Asia Pacific Languages
Special Lecture (Language Education Subject)
TESOL
Japanese Linguistics for Japanese Language Education
Japanese Language Teaching
Introduction to Official Languages of the United Nations Ⅰ
Introduction to Official Languages of the United Nations Ⅱ
Introduction to Official Languages of the United Nations Ⅲ
English Proficiency Test Preparation CourseⅠ
English Proficiency Test Preparation CourseⅡ
English Proficiency Test Preparation CourseⅢ
APM Major Education Subjects
Required Subjects
Introduction to Management
Fundamental Mathematics
Accounting Ⅰ
Introduction to Marketing
Advanced Mathematics
Finance
Management of Human Resources
and Organizational Behavior
Production Management
Legal Strategy in Business
Business Ethics
Global Management (Capstone)
Accounting & Finance
Accounting II
Financial Accounting I
Financial Accounting II
Cost Accounting
Corporate Finance
Management Accounting
Advanced Accounting
International Accounting
Auditing
Special Lecture in Accounting
Financial Market and Institutions
International Finance
Investment and Securities Analysis
Investment Strategy
Special Lecture in Finance
Marketing
E-Commerce
Marketing Research
Brand Management
Consumer Behavior
Promotion and Sales Management
Supply Chain Management
International Logistics
International Marketing
Service Management
Product Development
Special Lecture in Marketing
Strategic Management & Organization
Brand Management
Entrepreneurship
Strategic Management
Supply Chain Management
Service Management
International Transactions
Family Business Management
International Logistics
Advanced Organizational Behavior
Advanced Human Resource Management
Special Lecture in Strategic
Management & Organization
Innovation & Economics
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Entrepreneurship
Product Development
Technology Management
Operations Research
Special Lecture in Innovation
Asian Economy
International Economics
International Political Economy
Development Economics
Special Lecture in Economics
APM Common
Social Entrepreneurship
Business Data Analysis
APM Field Study
Special Lecture (Management)
Business Case Analysis & Communication
Management Information Systems
Business Internship
Field Research Project
Seminar
Major Seminar Ⅰ
Major Seminar Ⅱ
Research Seminar
Undergraduate Thesis

1st year

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Primarily for 1st year students
Common Education Subjects(Common Liberal Arts)
  • APU literacy
    Study Skills and Academic Writing
    Multicultural Cooperative Workshop
    Peace, Humanity and Democracy
    Introduction to Intercultural Communication
    Intercultural Fieldwork Ⅰ
    Intercultural Fieldwork Ⅱ
    Studies of Multicultural Comparison
    Introduction to Peer Leader Training
    Peer Leader Training Ⅰ
    Overseas Learning Design
    APM Bridge Program
  • "Global citizens" foundation
    Asia Pacific Group
    Languages of the Asia Pacific
    Religions of the Asia Pacific
    Geography of the Asia Pacific
    Culture and Society of the Asia Pacific
    History of the Asia Pacific
    Economy of the Asia Pacific
    Japanese Studies Group
    Japanese Geography
    Japanese Culture and Society
    Japanese History
    Japanese Economy
    Constitution of Japan
    Special Lecture (Japanese Studies)
  • Basic Study Group
    Legal Studies
    Psychology
    Bioethics
    Introduction to Major Studies Group
    Introduction to Culture and Society
    Introduction to Media Studies
    Introduction to International Relations
    Introduction to Political Science
    Introduction to Development Studies
    Introduction to Environmental Studies
    Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality
    Introduction to Economics
  • Response to social needs
    Basic skills
    Statistics
    Negotiation Skills
    Logical Thinking and Framework
    Career Design Ⅰ
    Special Lecture (Liberal Arts Subject)
    ICT
    Introduction to the Internet
    Computer Literacy
    Programming
Common Education Subjects(Language)
  • English
    Elementary English A
    Elementary English B
    Pre-Intermediate English A
    Pre-Intermediate English B
    Advanced English 1A
    Advanced English 1B
    Advanced English 2A
    Advanced English 2B
  • Japanese
    Japanese Foundation Course Ⅰ
    Japanese Foundation Course Ⅱ
    Japanese Foundation Course Ⅲ
    Japanese Intermediate Course
  • AP Language
    Chinese Ⅰ
    Korean Ⅰ
    Malay/Indonesian Ⅰ
    Spanish Ⅰ
    Thai Ⅰ
    Vietnamese Ⅰ
  • Specific Subject
    Intensive Language Learning Overseas
    Introduction to Asia Pacific Languages
    Special Lecture (Language Education Subject)
APM Major Education Subjects
  • Required Subjects
    Introduction to Management
    Fundamental Mathematics
    Accounting Ⅰ
    Introduction to Marketing

2nd year

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Primarily for 2nd year students
Common Education Subjects(Common Liberal Arts)
  • APU literacy
    Peer Leader Training Ⅱ A
    Peer Leader Training Ⅱ B
  • "Global citizens" foundation
    Japanese Studies Group
    Japanese Art of Tea Ceremony
    Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement
    Traditional Japanese Arts
    Basic Study Group
    Environmental Science
    Health Science
  • Response to social needs
    Basic skills
    Media Production Lab
    Volunteer Activities
    Internship
    Career Design Ⅱ
    ICT
    Data Mining
    Introduction to GIS
    Internet Technology Integration
Common Education Subjects(Language)
  • English
    Intermediate English A
    Intermediate English B
    Upper Intermediate English A
    Upper Intermediate English B
    English for Business 1
    English for Business 2
    Extensive Reading in English
    English of the Media
  • Japanese
    Pre-Advanced Japanese
    Advanced Japanese
    Japanese Project A
    Japanese Project B
    Japanese Project C
    Japanese Project D
    Japanese Project E
    Japanese Project F
    Japanese for Lectures
    Language and Culture in Japan
    Language and Social Topics in Japan
  • AP Language
    Chinese Ⅱ・Ⅲ
    Korean Ⅱ・Ⅲ
    Malay/Indonesian Ⅱ・Ⅲ
    Spanish Ⅱ・Ⅲ
    Thai Ⅱ・Ⅲ
    Vietnamese Ⅱ・Ⅲ
  • Specific Subject
    TESOL
    Japanese Linguistics for Japanese Language Education
    Japanese Language Teaching
    Introduction to Official Languages of the United Nations Ⅰ
    Introduction to Official Languages of the United Nations Ⅱ
    Introduction to Official Languages of the United Nations Ⅲ
    English Proficiency Test Preparation CourseⅠ・Ⅱ・Ⅲ
APM Major Education Subjects
  • Required Subjects
    Advanced Mathematics
    Finance
    Management of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
    Production Management
    Legal Strategy in Business
  • Accounting & Finance
    Accounting II
    Financial Accounting I
    Financial Accounting II
    Cost Accounting
    Corporate Finance
  • Marketing
    E-Commerce
    Marketing Research
    Brand Management
    Consumer Behavior
    Promotion and Sales Management
    Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Management & Organization
    Brand Management
    Entrepreneurship
    Strategic Management
    Supply Chain Management
  • Innovation & Economics
    Macroeconomics
    Microeconomics
    Entrepreneurship
  • APM Common
    Social Entrepreneurship
    Business Data Analysis
    APM Field Study
    Special Lecture (Management)

3rd year

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Primarily for 3rd year students
Common Education Subjects(Common Liberal Arts)
  • Response to social needs
    Basic skills
    Career Design Ⅲ
    Career Design Ⅳ
    ICT
    Database Systems
    Special Lecture (ICT)
Common Education Subjects(Language)
  • English
    English for Business Writing
    English for Business Presentations
    English for Discussion and Debate
    English Project 1
    English Project 2
    English for Journalism
  • Japanese
    Career Japanese
    Business Communication in Japanese A
    Business Communication in Japanese B
  • AP Language
    Chinese Ⅳ
    Korean Ⅳ
    Malay/Indonesian Ⅳ
    Spanish Ⅳ
    Thai Ⅳ
    Vietnamese Ⅳ
APM Major Education Subjects
  • Required Subjects
    Business Ethics
  • Accounting & Finance
    Management Accounting
    Advanced Accounting
    International Accounting
    Auditing
    Special Lecture in Accounting
    Financial Market and Institutions
    International Finance
    Investment and Securities Analysis
    Investment Strategy
    Special Lecture in Finance
  • Marketing
    International Logistics
    International Marketing Service Management
    Product Development
    Special Lecture in Marketing
  • Strategic Management & Organization
    Service Management
    International Transactions
    Family Business Management
    International Logistics
    Advanced Organizational Behavior
    Advanced Human Resource Management
    Special Lecture in Strategic
    Management & Organization
  • Innovation & Economics
    Product Development
    Technology Management
    Operations Research
    Special Lecture in Innovation
    Asian Economy
    International Economics
    International Political Economy
    Development Economics
    Special Lecture in Economics
  • APM Common
    Business Case Analysis & Communication
    Management Information Systems
    Business Internship
    Field Research Project
  • Seminar
    Major Seminar Ⅰ
    Major Seminar Ⅱ

4th year

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Primarily for 4th year students
APS Major Education Subjects
  • Required Subjects
    Global Management (Capstone)
  • Seminar
    Research Seminar
    Undergraduate Thesis

College of International Management (APM) Curriculum

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