Kihachiro Okura, the founder of Okura Commerce School, the predecessor of Tokyo Keizai University, was an industrialist full of enthusiasm who started more than 200 enterprises in such industrial fields as construction, steel, fiber, etc., which played a crucial part in the development of the Japanese economy in the Meiji and Taisho eras.
Mr. Okura established Okura Commerce School in 1900, aspiring to nurture individuals capable of competing head to head in the global society. In 1949, the school changed its name to Tokyo Keizai University.
The university has produced many talented businesspeople since its foundation. Quite a few of TKU alumni have become the presidents of companies, and the number is relatively high compared with that of the graduates of other private universities almost the same size as TKU in terms of the number of students. Based on this background, the phrase, "TKU Career Quality" has been created.
Our university has a three-layered educational system, "TKU Challenge System": "Basic Program," which aims to enrich the basic knowledge of students. "Faculty Education," which enables students to gain the specialized knowledge in each of the four faculties, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Communication Studies and Faculty of Contemporary Law. And "Advanced Program," which provides strong support for some selected students to acquire high-level certifications such as those of certified accountants. With this three-layered educational system, students are expected to pay their attention to the society as well and be proactive to gain a successful career after graduation.
The university has earned a reputation for its career support. The staff members at Career Center always lend a hand to students to fulfill their career goals. For instance, they give students the opportunities to have interviews to talk about their career plans and hold job fairs on campus every year. "KIYUKAI," a TKU alumni association, has long been dedicated to supporting the currently enrolled students from various aspects.
We have acknowledged the tendency that the more actively students engage in classes, club activities and volunteering, the more satisfied they feel with the outcomes of their job hunting. Tokyo Keizai University has been and will always be a university that does its best for every student to realize their dreams and goals.