2017 Smart Business Career Development

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Career development courses
Yoshimura Joe  Hamada Takahiro  Samejima Masahiro  Harada Yusuke  Akiyama Yoshihiro  Fujiwara Hiroshi  Yamamoto Kayoko  Furuta Kenji  Hatori Yoshinori 
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Course description and aims

Course description and aims

In this course, the balance between work content and social significance of each professional field (experienced entrepreneurs, high-tech start-up enterprise practitioner, strategic management consultant, journalists, and lawyer/patent attorneys, etc.) will be introduced in the lectures. The course aims to encourage students to envisage their own career as they listen to career talks by the lecturers.

Student learning outcomes

By listening to the professionals active in the various fields which are not covered by the role models provided by the usual courses of Tokyo Tech programs, students can develop the career image in those fields. Student can understand what they understand the direction of their self-study at the same time. Through this course, students expand thier scope of career target.


Entrepreneurs, High-tech start-up venture workers, Strategic management consultant, Journalists, Lawyer/Patent attorney,Start-up accelarator

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Lecturers from various professional fields talk about their own careers and experiences as well as the intorduction of their professional fields at every class. The class intends to be interative as much as possible.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 [Provisional draft] Talk and advice by accelerator of start-up business Learn the support activities of the start-up company.
Class 2 [Provisional draft]Talk and advice by the grass-root start-up entrepreneur Learn the entrepreneurial experience of the grass root start-up activities.
Class 3 [Provisional draft]Talk and advice by lawyer/patent attorney Learn the activities and the career of lawyer and patent attorney.
Class 4 [Provisional draft]Talk and advice by new business developer of large corporation Learn the entrepreneurial experience of the start-up of the new business dvelopment of the large croporation.
Class 5 [Provisional draft]Talk and advice by science and technology related journalist Learn the science and technology related journalism.
Class 6 [Provisional draft]Talk and advice by strategic management consultant Learn the business of starategic management constuting industry and consultant.
Class 7 [Provisional draft]Talk and advice by entrepreneur of high tech start-up Learn the entrepreneurial experience of the establishment of high-tech start-up company.



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Assessment criteria and methods

・Comments of each class by feed-back card(about 80%)
・Assignment report of each class(about 20%)

Related courses

  • Master's Career Design (Course)
  • Master's Career Plan

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The lecture schedule may be changed due to the availability of the lecturer.

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