Student support system

Student support system

The Graduate School (hereafter "the School") provides graduate students with a stimulating learning and research environment. All graduate students are entitled to a supervisor and two (or one) academic advisors. Supervisor and advisors guide students throughout their dissertation research and act as a first port of call whenever difficulties arise in their students’ lives.

In addition to a variety of formal courses, the School organizes seminars and workshops, in which students are encouraged to present their ongoing research. The School also publishes refereed English- and Japanese-language journals and invites students to submit their finished work.

All graduate students receive a personal space (with desk, chair, bookshelf and LAN connection) in one of our Graduate Student Rooms, most of which are located within the main building of the campus where the supervisor's laboratory is located. This helps students work in close contact with their supervisor and, perhaps more importantly, other students as well. The large and thriving graduate community is one of the School's most important intellectual assets.

If you wish to take classes at any of Osaka Metropolitan University's other campuses, you can take them by distance learning on the campus where you are located, so there is no burden on students to move. (In 2025, all graduate students from the Graduate School of Economics will take courses and carry out research activities only at Sugimoto Campus where most of the faculty members' offices are concentrated.)

Further details of our graduate program can be found in our downloadable program brochure. Please click here for schedules of this year's entrance examinations.

Graduate School of Economics
Osaka Metropolitan University
3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, 558-8585
Tel: 81-(0)6-6605-2251
Fax: 81-(0)6-6605-3065