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Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan, Niigata:
The Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) at the International University of Japan (IUJ) is dedicated to acquire a long-term vision of the rapidly changing world, apreciating diverse perspectives in global and local contexts, and ehancing their analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities in a wide range of contemporary international affairs. GSIR also encourages academic research beneficial to the development of its faculty's teaching and supervisory skills as well as students' capability in the fields of public management, international relations, international peace studies, international development and economics, utilizing the experiences of Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. All programs are conducted in English.

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Why Choose Us?

Photo of Study IR at the International University of JapanLeadership Capability in Best Multicultural Environment Campus
IUJ Provides a rich educational environment with a diversified student body coming from 50 countries and has an international faculty. In this environment, students study and live together on campus.

Worldwide Network of IUJ Alumni
Between campus and an alumni network of about 2,200 alumni from about 100 countries, we have a world wide system where students can discuss issues online and in person.

Dynamic Relations with Partners for IUJ's Education and Research
- Meaning of Joint Research Program with Companies
- Relationships with International Organizations and International Support Organization
- Close Relationships with the Local Community

Educational Mission:

To traImage of Study IR at the International University of Japanin leaders who can make contributions to the practical resolution of global problems facing people living in various countries and regions in the world, as well as organizations including governments, companies, and NGOs, and to extend public and social benefits globally. To make this possible, IUJ offers a place to foster these leaders' professional knowledge and skills regarding politics, economics and management, and to help them achieve a deep understanding of and human respect for different cultures. English is the shared language, and used in all coursework and for all documentation at IUJ.


The GSIR offers five two-year Master's Degree programs. Programs are taught in English:

Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP):
The PMPP stays a step ahead of changes in education and research in the field of public management and policy analysis and stresses the importance of scientific concepts. One of the first public management programs in Japan, PMPP links the study of best solutions to working professionals in various public sectors like state and local governments, international institutions, NGOs and public enterprises.

International Relations Programme (IRP):
IRP offers two MA degrees in International Relations and International Peace Studies.

The International Relations is designed to provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary understanding of major trends in contemporary international politics, economics, and society. This has proved useful for those in the public sector, international organizations, or in the media. It also offers a valuable stepping-stone to those pursuing Ph.D.

The International Peace Studies is designed for individuals who wish to contribute to creating the conditions for peace, eliminating poverty and enhancing the human security . It enables individuals to acquire the basic skills and knowledge to design, implement and evaluate public policies for achieving peace and human security.

International Development Program (IDP):
IDP offers two MA degrees in International Development and Economics.

The International Development is designed for students who desire to improve the lives of people, especially in developing countries, through effective and sustainable development policies. It is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in the public sector, aid agencies, international organizations, as well as consulting firms, research institutes, etc.

The MA in Economics degree track prepares professionals for work in line with the goals of the International Monetary Fund including macro economics, monetary policy analysis and banking. This degree will repare professionals to be able to promote financial stability by encouraging monetary cooperation and international trade, which will foster sustainable economic growth, allow higher employment and help reduce poverty around the world.

Our Graduate School of International Management also offer MBA programs and E-business Management programs.

Courses covered in the Programs:

Core Required Courses include:
International Political Economy, History of International Relations, International Politics, International Peace and Security, International Economic Systems and Order, Foreign Policy Analysis, War and Diplomacy, Security and Strategy in International Relations, Mathematics for Economics and Management(A) (B), Statistics for Economics and Management, Statistics for Business and Economics, Research Methodology, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Public Management, Public Policy Process, Public Policy Modeling and Management Science, Public Administration, Public Finance and Budgeting, Poverty and Human Security, Environment and Human Security, International Conflict Resolution, Human Rights and Global Justice, Global Civil Society, and Essentials of Economics.

Advanced Disciplinary Courses include:
Public Organization Theory, Public Management Information Systems, Comparative Analysis of Public Policy, Public Human Resource Management, Financial Management and Accounting, Financial Economics and Capital Markets, Money and Banking, Essentials of International Relations, International Organizations, Contemporary Political and Economic Regionalism, Comparative Politics and Society, Comparative Government and Politics, Cross-cultural Communication, Applied Game Theory, UN and Global Governance, Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Law on Recourse to Force, Administrative Law, International Law in Practice, Macroeconomics and Policy Analysis, Quantitative Methods for Decision Making, Quantitative Analysis of Economic Policies, Development Planning (Multisector Models), Economic Geography, Health Economics, Public Sector Economics, Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Agricultural Economics, Urban and Regional Planning, Econometric Modeling and Forecasting with Time Series Data, Project Cycle Management, Development Finance, International Finance, Public Finance, State and Local Government Finance, Governance Structure and Economic Development, Special Topic in Development Economics: Productivity and Efficiency Analysis, Economic Valuation of the Environment, Strategic Environmental Management, Environmental Supply Chain Strategy, Environmental Policy, Environmental Economics, Monetary Economics and Policy Analysis, International Trade and Commercial Policy, Industrial Organization and Public Policy, Cost Benefit Analysis, Global Issues: UNU Global Seminar, Personnel Economics for Management, and Inequality and Poverty: Measurement and Applications.

Regional Courses include:
International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region, Southeast Asian International Relations, Peace, War and Development of Modern Japan, Japanese Political Culture & Foreign Policy, Postwar Japanese Politics & Foreign Policy: Special Seminar, Contemporary Japanese Politics, Postwar Japanese Economy, Japanese Public Finance and Administration, Japanese Banking and Financial Systems, Asia and Japan in the Pre War Period, Chinese Politics, Chinese Foreign Policy, Japanese Political Economy, Development of Japanese Industry and Business, Religion, Society and Culture in Japan, Chinese Economy, American Foreign Policy, Society & Culture in the Islamic World, OPEC and Economic Development, International Migration:Theory, International Migration:Policy, and International Migration:Institution


Photos of Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan, NiigataExtracurricular activities include the opportunity to participate in the Graduate Student Organization (GSO), representing student interests in non-academic matters. Weekends may be spent by participating in local community events and activities. The splendid natural setting of the IUJ campus and the rich traditions of rural community offers many opportunities to explore the Japanese culture and the beautiful outdoors.

In addition, the IUJ sports facilities allow students to participate in a wide range of athletic activities including basketball, volleyball, soccer, training, aerobics, karate, table tennis and softball.

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