|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).
|2015||Musashi-Murayama campus reopened after renovation.|
|2017||Career Design Program introduced.|
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.