|We are located in Niigata’s Kenoh region, an area with rich natural resources. It is a one-hour drive from Niigata-city, the largest municipality in the western part of Japan on the Sea of Japan. Since opening our doors in 1994 in response to strong requests from local residents, we have grown to become a regional university with global reach, boasting a culturally diverse and well-rounded student body that contributes to the community, the country and the world. We are dedicated to preparing students for their future careers through structured curriculum design and strong relationships with the local community, industry and the professions through a wide variety of partnerships and projects. We also bring students a vibrant student life in a safe and community-minded city with beautiful natural surroundings.|
|Department of Tourism Management||We established the Faculty of Tourism Management in 2016, becoming the first university with an academic program in tourism in Niigata Prefecture. The aims and objectives of the program are expressed by the term GrowCAL: Grow, Create, Achieve, Local Leaders. Students enhance their critical thinking skills while engaging in a variety of courses and active learning projects. Students will become local leaders who can develop the local economy through innovative tourism initiatives.|
|Courses||The Faculty of Tourism Management offers four academic courses: Leisure and Town Development, Hotel and Hospitality, Agriculture and Food, and English and Tourism. Students select a course after they complete their freshman year.|
Students focus on tourism attraction such as enhancing, expanding, cultural, historical, natural and traditional these resources at the local levels. Students can take interesting classes, such as Environment and Natural Energy and Tourism and Development. After completing the courses of study, students can pursue careers at outdoor products companies or in the leisure sports industry.
Niigata Prefecture is one of the richest agricultural regions in Japan. In particular, the fertile Echigo Plain is home to the largest rice production in Japan, including koshihikari, Japan’s premium brand of rice. Moreover, nihonshu (sake) made from Niigata’s rice is famous throughout the world. Students on the Agriculture and Food course take classes in food and agriculture, green tourism, and food product development. Graduates will be qualified to work in food processing and development, at an agricultural cooperative, or in the foodservice industry.
Students enrolled in the English and Tourism course will acquire management skills and global awareness through English whilst preparing to become leaders at the local level. The primary academic focus is on introductory level English interpretation, practical training in tourism, and English for business. After graduation, students will be qualified to pursue careers as travel agents, tour guides, in mass media and publishing as well as the airline and transportation sector.
Students in the Hotel and Hospitality course will develop the management skills needed to succeed at the highest level in the hotel industry. The academic focus is on the underlying principles guiding the lodging, ceremony, and reception industries, with special attention given to management theories. Upon completing the course of study, graduates will be qualified to work in the hospitality, reception, and hotel business or for courier or delivery companies.
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|9:15 – 10:30||General Japanese||Preparatiion for JLPT||Japanese Grammar||Japanese Vocabulary and Expression||Preparatiion for JLPT|
|10:40 – 12:10||Japanese Writing||Japanese Reading||Japanese Listening||Seminar||Colloquial Japanese|
|12:10 – 13:00||LUNCH||LUNCH||LUNCH||LUNCH||LUNCH|
|13:00 – 14:30||Japanese Culture and History||General English||English Conversation|
|14:40 – 16:10||Seminar|
|16:20 – 17:50||Club Activities||Part-time Jobs||Part-time Jobs||Club Activities|
I decided to come to Japan in order to study about Japanese culture and develop my language skills. I want to be a multimedia designer, though it’s not relevant to my major at school. I like to design illustrations and architecture as well. I’m happy to be able to study at NUM because Japanese students here are friendly and adorable, and teachers always take care of their students trying their best to give them knowledge. It’s my honor to be among the first generation of Vietnamese overseas students to attend NUM, and I’m very proud of being a part of our school.
President of Niigata University of Management Mineo Hori Niigata University of Management, founded in 1994 in central Niigata Prefecture with the support of 18 communities, is an academic institution jointly supported by the public and private sectors. As the new president, I am mindful of the local support essential to this institution at its inception, at present, and in the future. The mission of the university is to educate individuals who can contribute to the local community, and to that end we are making improvements to our academic programs. Since last year the university has entered into new partnerships with financial institutions. Such relationships offer students practical experience solving real-world problems and conducting research into sales promotion, product development, and marketing. Working in tandem, university instructors and local business operators mentor students, who in turn benefit from the knowledge imparted and are thereby prepared to offer solutions themselves. This, then, is our program of practical education. In addition, Niigata University of Management implemented the Carrier Challenge Program (CCP) this year. CCP is a mentoring scheme whereby students receive individualized guidance from matriculation to graduation. Utilizing the Carrier Challenge Sheet (CCS), a kind of road map charting students’ personal educational journey towards the realization of future dreams and goals, individual students and their teacher-mentor are able to manage the process effectively. Moreover, the expansion of active and collaborative learning is proceeding. This education model and that embodied by the Carrier Challenge Program are developing students to become human resources assets. Please find out more about Niigata University of Management’s exciting new programs.Niigata University of Management is located in “Little Kyoto” Kamo, a town where tradition lives on in the midst of nature’s bounty. We await new enrollees with an open heart.