Value Creation Course


MOT Transforms Local Companies

As the world becomes more globalized and more borderless, Japan’s industries are facing rapid changes in a global business landscape: rise of emerging nations and BRICs, diversified markets, fuel price hike, fight over food and raw materials, increasing population in the developing nations, migration and growing international speculative capitals.

In Japan, we find many pressing issues such as coming massive retirement of baby boomers and seasoned workers, decline in her international competitiveness and industrial hollowing-out, while low birthrate, aging and chronic deficits in the national finance remain unresolved.

MOT Major course fosters superb “experts of MOT”. Engineers are said to be not good at corporate management because they are solely dedicated in studying production technology. Those who learned corporate management, marketing, management accounting in addition to technology in specialized graduate programs and completed the course are called MOT master’s degree holders. The significance of MOT degree has become widely recognized at home and abroad.


Course titleCourse descriptionInstructor
to Management
of Technology A
Students will learn the basic concepts and the way of thinking on Management of Technology. The course is structured for students to understand the systematic view of MOT courses. Topics are strategy, ecosystem and value chain including services, technology marketing, architecture and platform, innovation theory and the essence, R&D strategy, core technology strategy, business system and design•process management, organizational ability and process management. The introduction courses A and B are mandatory but can be started in either A or B.Naoki KODAMA
Yoichiro TANAKA
Hiroyuki NODA
Technology Management G
Students will learn the knowledge, technique, and know-how about technology management and innovation which are essential for value innovation. This is required for Bolivian public funds foreign students.Naoki KODAMA
Technology Management E
Students will learn the knowledge and a technique of the typical Japanese management which are essential for value innovation. This is required for Bolivian public funds foreign students.Naoki KODAMA
Technology Management A
(International Management)
We deepen the basic knowledge about the problems that Japanese regional companies hold in the era of global economy, and study to build strategies for making the solutions. We discuss about the modern significance of globalization and the competitiveness of Japanese companies from the viewpoint of “Value Chain” with analysis of leading researches. And we aim to learn about the basic methods to analyze the regional companies.Hiroyuki ONO
Regional BusinessThis course introduces the regional businesses to students taking this course. The aim of this course is to help students acquire the creation of new business and value creation utilizing local resources. Based on MOT's basic knowledge, learn about value creation of regional resources of lecture such as food, agriculture and tourism.Yumi TAKASAWA
Management of Technology D
Students will learn processes in which big data creates valuable information and the fundamental of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) to support the processing. The goal of the course also includes understanding basics of R&D management for ICT and electronics, as well as practical development strategy for innovations.Yoichiro TANAKA
to Management
of Technology B
Students will learn the needed basic knowledges for Management of Technology. Topics are MOT essence and strategy, accounting finance, introduction of intellectual properties, basics of academic papers. The introduction courses A and B are mandatory but can be started in either A or B.Naoki KODAMA
Hiroyuki ONO
Yoichiro TANAKA
Global Strategy
Students will learn the basic way of thinking that global strategy management implies optimum resource allocation on value chain from global point of view. The course includes past examples of electrical components and manufacturing in ICT, recent emerging businesses as well as the risk management. Communication in English will also be conducted.Naoki KODAMA
Food Business ManagementIn the development of processed food that utilized local ingredients, the change of taste, a fragrance, and functions during the storage or processing will be learned based on scientific grounds. In addition, the attention in the food business focused in foods taste measured by a taste sensor will be understand.Hiriyuki NODA

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