The Graduate School of Business Administration (KBS) has established its own mission statement as follows.
"KBS develops leaders who can envision and materialize original business concepts. Here, scholars and students of diverse backgrounds find enjoyment in learning together, delivering world-class research, and integrating academic theory with business experience."
As can be noted above, KBS has established objectives in three areas: education, research, and networking. That is, our goal is threefold: to educate and develop business leaders who will conceptualize and actualize new ideas needed in the coming years, to promote advanced research in the field of management to support educational activities, and to provide an environment where students and related participants can learn from each other and hone their leadership abilities. Specifically, we utilize a pedagogical model called the Keio case method, wherein educational activities and research are conducted in a way that balances theory and practice. This process strengthens linkages with industries and other overseas universities, and deepens exchanges among outstanding faculty and students, thereby creating a synergistic, mutually reinforcing effect between the areas of education, research, and networking.
With the advance of technological innovations and globalization, managerial skills in production, sales, finance, and human resources are becoming more specialized and sophisticated. Moreover, economic activities must pay even greater heed to issues affecting the global environment and society. Our graduate school aims to develop business leaders who can accurately anticipate such changes and forge ahead towards actualizing their goals.