2020 Lectures by Business Leaders II

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Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Fujimura Shuzo  Higa Kunihiko  Hidaka Kazuyoshi  Tsujimoto Masaharu 
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Course description and aims

Following "Lectures by Business Leaders I", students hear the talk about philosophy and method of management from the speaker who has the experience of handling a company as an excellent top manager, after surveying the speaker's personality, profile and achievements as the group work.
Students Learn the attitudes and perspectives of as a manager.

Student learning outcomes

Understand the thinking way and decision making with responsibility of the excellent leaders when the the organization faced to the significant problems.


Top leader, management philosophy, management techniques, decision-making

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lecture is carried out continuously each time two classes
17:00 to 18:00 Group work presentation as a preparation to confirm about the background of the management.
18:00 to 19:00 instructor lecture
19:00 to 20:00 Questions and Answers

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Nothing
Class 2 President and founder of "Kitahara International Hospital" Dr. Shigemi Kitahara "New National Wealth Theory" ~ What should we think and how should we live in the age of with Covid-19 ~
Class 3 Director of "Quantum ICT Forum" Dr. Hisao Iizuka Why is Japan's ICT (DX) lagging behind the rest of the world and what will happen in the future? (Necessity of Japan's revolution and eccentric innovation theory seen in Covid-19)
Class 4 Representative Director, Chairman of "Mitsubishi Gas Chemical" Mr. Toshikiya Kurai Value that can be shared with the society created by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Class 5 President of "Hitachi Consulting Co., Ltd." Mr. Toshihide Yahiro Thinking about corporate mission-Role of management-
Class 6 Chairman of "ROYAL HOLDINGS Co., Ltd." Mr. Tadao Kikuchi Management strategy in the Royal Group

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Materials will be properly distributed

Assessment criteria and methods

Reports: 50%
Contribution to the lecture: 50%

Related courses

  • TIM.D514 : Lectures by Business Leaders I
  • TIM.D512 : Practical Lectures on Innovation I
  • TIM.D513 : Practical Lectures on Innovation II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

It is desired that "Lectures by Business Leaders I" have been taken.
Students who have their own research interest and have already started the research.
Person who has politeness

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