|1900||Founding of the Okura Commerce School by Baron Okura Kihachiro (1837-1928), commercial magnate and business leader in the Meiji Period. He sought to train businessmen who would be able to compete on an equal footing with businessmen from foreign countries.|
|1919||The Okura Commerce School became the Okura College of Commerce in conformity with the School Education Act.|
|1944||Name changed to the Okura College of Economics.|
|1946||School moved from Akasaka-Aoi-cho to Kokubunji.|
|1949||Foundation of Tokyo Keizai University and the Faculty of Economics.|
|1950||Establishment of the Junior College.|
|1964||Establishment of the Faculty of Business Administration.|
|1970||Establishment of the Master's Program in Economics.|
|1976||Establishment of the Doctoral Program in Economics.|
|1984||Establishment of the Master's Program in Business Administration.|
|1986||Establishment of the Doctoral Program in Business Administration.|
|1995||Establishment of the Faculty of Communication Studies.|
|1996||Course system introduced in the faculties of Economics and Business Administration.|
|1997||Certified through the mutual evaluation system of the Japanese University Accreditation Association as a fully accredited institute for post-secondary education.|
|1998||Establishment of the Department of Marketing and Distribution in the Faculty of Business Administration.|
|1999||Fiftieth anniversary of achievement of university status.
Establishment of the Master's Program in Communication Studies.
|2000||University celebrates 100th anniversary of founding. Establishment of the Faculty of Contemporary Law.|
|2001||Establishment of the Doctoral Program in Communication Studies.|
|2002||Establishment of the Department of International Economics in the Faculty of Economics.|
|2004||Establishment of the Master's Program in Contemporary Law
Establishment of the 21st Century Liberal Arts Program
|2007||TKU Challenge System launched.
Accepting of senior research students at four graduate programs, the first case in Japan.
|2010||University celebrates the 110th anniversary since its establishment.|
|2014||Opening of the new library.
Old library undergoes renovations to become a memorial hall (Forward Hall) in honor of its founder, Kihachiro Okura, and the school's motto SHIN-ISSOU (the founding spirit that means Forward Forever).
Six universities in Tokyo's Tama area--Tokyo Keizai University, International Christian University, Kunitachi College of Music, Tsuda College, Musashino Art University, and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies--have combined our unique specialties and academic styles to form the Tama Academic Consortium (TAC). Students at TAC universities can use the libraries at any of the six schools. A transfer credit system also began in April 1999.
Tokyo Keizai University Maintains R&I Rating of "A+, Stable"
The Educational Corporation of Tokyo Keizai University received an "A+, Stable" from Rating & Investment Information, Inc. (R&I) in October 2013. This rating has been consistent since November 2008.
Accredited by the Japan University Accreditation Association
On March 28, 2013, Tokyo Keizai University was accredited by the Japan University Accreditation Association.