- To demonstrate the relation between tax administration (including taxation systems) and economic growth, from the viewpoint of administration and tax finance.
- To teach the entire taxation process, from enactment of legislation that implements tax policy, to tax law enforcement.
- To give students the opportunity to see theory translated into practice, through studying and evaluating the practices of the National Tax Agency.
- There are four categories of subjects in the general curriculum: Introductory subjects, Basic subjects, Specialized subjects, and Seminars. JJ/WBGSP students have to take at least 32 credits, including 8 credits of Seminars or Joint Seminars, by graduation.
- In addition to the minimum credit requirements, the program requires receiving final approval of the written thesis and passing the Thesis Defence(an oral examination on the thesis submitted) for completion.
- In addition, JJ/WBGSP students must complete the NTA practicum. Credits obtained (4) in the two-year practicum are included in the minimum credit requirements mentioned above.
JJ/WBGSP students also have options outside the coursework of the Graduate School of Business and Commerce. They may take courses offered in English by the International Center on a wide range of subjects related to foreign and Japanese studies. Though credits from these courses do not apply towards the fulfillment of the degree program, these courses offer students the opportunity to broaden their studies beyond taxation policy and management. Students also have an opportunity to take Japanese Language courses.
For past papers, please visit http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/jjwbgsp/research_paper.html.
Practicum at the National Tax Agency
For the details, please visit http://www.ic.keio.ac.jp/en/study/jjwbgsp/ntc.html.
Academic Calendar (2017-2018)
The academic calendar at Keio University stars on April 1 and ends on March 31. The academic year is divided into two semesters, with each semester being fourteen weeks.
|Early April||Orientation for JJ/WBGSP students|
|Early April||Postgraduate Entrance Ceremony|
|Early April||Spring Semester begins|
|April 23||Keio Foundation Day|
|End of May||Keio-Waseda Baseball Games|
|August 1 - September 21||Summer Break|
|September 22||Fall Semester Begins|
|End of September||Practicum at the National Tax Agency begins|
|End of October||Keio-Waseda Baseball Games|
|Mid-November||Master's thesis title due (for second-year students)|
|Late November||University Festival Week (No classes)|
|December 28 - January 5||Winter Break|
|January 6||Classes Resume|
|January 10||The University Founder's Birthday (No classes)|
|End of January||Master's thesis due (for second year students)|
|End of February||
Thesis Defense (Oral Examination)
(for second year students)
|March 28||Postgraduate Degree Conferring Ceremony|