2019 Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences43:Financial/Economic Activities and Corporate Strategy

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Okano Takeshi  Ota Tamami 
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Course description and aims

This course is designed for students to understand the outline of economy and society, even without preliminary knowledge. The course contains basic knowledge to be familiar with finance and economy, and viewpoints required to consider corporate activities.

Student learning outcomes

This course aims to develop ability of each student to be more successful in the real world with wide range of knowledge and views regarding economy and society.


economy, industry, finance, investment, risk-management, research and development, social-responsibility

Competencies that will be developed

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

This course requires students to take an active role in their own learning. It is required to submit a summary report at the end of each session.

Class1-Class7:Lecture、Class8:Review and Report

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction, Basics of Corporate Activities Understand the framework of financial statements
Class 2 Corporate Activities and Economy Grasp broad picture of industries and economy
Class 3 Finance and Financial Products Understand the basics of corporate finance and financial products
Class 4 Corporate Analysis and Investment Strategy Obtain viewpoints of corporate analysis and investment strategy
Class 5 Risk Management and Governance Acquire knowledge of corporate risks and structure to mitigate the risks
Class 6 R&D and Innovation Understand economic effect of research and development
Class 7 Social Subjects and Corporate Strategy Consider social rolls and responsibilities of corporates
Class 8 Review (Report) Review and summarize the course


None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Materials will be provided on OCW-i in advance and projected in the class room.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be based on attendance and contribution to classes (35%), and report at the end of the course (65%).

If you are absent from a class, regardless of the reason, points are subtracted from the evaluation portion of the "attendance and contribution to classes."
There are no make-up assignments.
Read the course materials posted on OCW-i to find out the content of the class you missed.

Details of the requirements of the report will be explained in the first class meeting.

Related courses

  • LAH.A531 : Understanding and Analyzing Social Trends

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

Prospective students should have interests in finance and economy.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Professor Takehiro Inohara, inostaff[at]shs.ens.titech.ac.jp

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