Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Common Graduate Courses (Master’s Course)
Lecture Code 8E500603 Subject Classification Common Graduate Courses
Subject Name Introduction to MOT(2sem)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction to MOT
Instructor ITO TAKAO
イトウ タカオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, Group Discussion, and Student’s Presentation, Distance Learning with Momiji, Moodle and Microsoft Teams 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Career Education
Eligible Students Graduate students at all schools
Keywords efficiency, cost benefit analysis, ethics, stock control, leadership, entrepreneur 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This course is one of the elective subjects in the category of "Career Development and Data Literacy Courses" for Common Graduate Courses. This category of courses aims to provide opportunities for students to learn about the development of the current social systems, to gain knowledge needed for the future, to concretely tackle the challenges facing modern society, and to acquire the ability to utilize knowledge and skills. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Objective: This course introduces the management process within an organization. The primary objective of this course is to familiarize students with the knowledge, roles, responsibilities, functions, and skills required of effective modern managers.
Outline: Topics covered include efficiency, cost benefit analysis, ethics, stock control, leadership, and entrepreneur. 
Class Schedule Topic 1 Outlines and Introduction
Topic 2 The Evolution of Management
Topic 3 Cost Benefit Analysis and Ethics
Topic 4 Group Discussion
Topic 5 Stock Control
Topic 6 Leadership
Topic 7 Entrepreneur and Venture Business
Topic 8 Final Examination and/or Final Report

Reports and exercises associated with efficiency, cost benefit analysis, ethics, stock control, leadership, entrepreneur are required. 
1) T. S. Bateman & S. A. Snell (2007) Management, Seventh Edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin.
2) Porter M. E., (1982) Competitive strategy: techniques for analyzing industries and competitors, Free Press.
3) P. F. Drucker, (2007) Innovation and entrepreneurship, Routledge. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Computer and projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Do preparations and reviews for all classes. Learn how to explain efficiency, cost benefit analysis, ethics, stock control, leadership, and entrepreneur. 
Requirements No marks are subtracted if you say something “wrong”. This helps other students clarify their misconceptions. If you have something to say, no matter how silly, raise your hand. Class participation is crucial because it helps you build self-confidence. Probability statistics and mathematics of differential and integral will be helpful to understand the basic principles. 
Grading Method Learning attitudes 25%+ Individual and/or group discussion, Mini-test 30%+ Final Examination and/or final report 45%; A passing score is a score of 60% or up. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message First and most important thing is that the graduate students should have their own high professional skills and technologies. This course provides all students a new perspective of technology development based upon corporate management. In this course, you will learn many successful stories, marketing science and customer service related with technology management. I will strongly recommend you because this is one of the useful courses for all graduate students.  
Other This course will be held online from 8:45 to 16:05, January 13th and 14th, 2024.The contact information of the VBL office in charge of all courses of Management of Technology (MOT) are (Tel) 082-424-7880 and (Email) vbl@hiroshima-u.ac.jp. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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