Students learn about information system technology, such as computers and the Internet, while acquiring specialized knowledge in a broad range of fields including environmental science, social science, economics/management, health/medical care, and education. The school also provides students with the ability to create revolutionary information systems by combining information systems with social structures and taking a scientific approach to services.
This course looks at information systems from an application viewpoint. Specifically, students study what kind of roles the internet, computer systems, and other infrastructures that support an advanced information society play in building a society that can enjoy sustainable development.
Students obtain abilities to analyze social problems and identify social challenges. They also learn methods of quantifying and modeling the challenges, skills in designing human-friendly information systems for resolving challenges, and ways of planning and operating various information systems.
Moreover, students acquire knowledge concerning networks, such as information networks and web service design, and study such subjects as machine learning, so that they can scientifically analyze information. By applying such knowledge and skills, they develop the ability to create new services.
Economics and Business Administration
This course offers problem-solving-type programs in economics and business administration. Specifically, students learn to use mathematical models and data analysis methods in order to understand behavioral principles and interdependent relations that underlie the activities of individuals and companies in an information society.
In economics, students learn positive analysis concerning the effectiveness of information systems in economic entities (companies, local public authorities, etc.) and theoretical analysis for creating new systems using information technology (online auction formats, etc.).
In business administration, students analyze business and life-style data such as POS data and questionnaire results and learn about theories and data analysis methods that support decision-making applied by individuals and organizations.
Healthcare and Education
This course offers problem-solving-type learning programs in healthcare and education. Specifically, students study information systems that help people, such as healthcare services in an aging society with a declining birthrate, as well as education and learning support systems using information and communications technologies.
In healthcare, students obtain knowledge concerning health, medical care, and nursing, and develop suitable attitudes toward these areas. In so doing, students acquire understanding about users’ needs and challenges specific to each area and learn the methods of planning and developing information systems centered on people’s healthy lives.
In education, students familiarize themselves with the basics of cognitive science and knowledge science, learn modeling techniques and basic theories of information systems that are designed to promote the organized development of knowledge, and study methods of planning and developing information systems that support education and learning.