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Japan's first "Faculty of Entrepreneurship" to open at Musashino University in April 2021|Yoichi Ito appointed Dean!

In April 2021, Musashino University will open its 12th undergraduate school, the School of Entrepreneurship, at its Musashino Campus. A press conference will be held on Monday, November 9 to commemorate the opening of the new faculty, the first of its kind in Japan. Yoichi Ito will assume the role of dean, and the faculty, consisting mainly of active practitioners, will nurture individuals who can "do things" on their own.

The first department in Japan to establish a faculty with "entrepreneurship" in its name.
Learn entrepreneurship, not how to start a business, from active practitioners.
Yoichi Ito, who is scheduled to become dean of the Faculty, speaks at a press conference announcing the opening of the Faculty.

Press Conference on the Establishment of the Faculty of Entrepreneurship

Title.Press Conference on the Establishment of the Faculty of Entrepreneurship

Date & TimeMonday, November 9, 2020, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
venue: Musashino University, Musashino Campus, Setsujyo Auditorium
going on a platform(President) Terumasa Nishimoto, (Dean to be appointed) Yoichi Ito, (Faculty members to be appointed) Yasuyuki Kashiwadani, Makiko Shinoda
ContentsGreeting from the President, introduction of the faculty, talk session, photo session, Q&A, etc.
contact information (for inquiries) (e.g. corporate phone number):https://forms.gle/KiR8tc33nCxTo9UCA [Deadline for application is 10/23 (Fri.) 17:00.]

*Only members of the media are allowed to visit.
*Scheduled to be live-streamed (some content only) on the same day.

Entrepreneurship Faculty Overview

nameFaculty of Entrepreneurship
capacity (of boat, hall, aeroplane, airplane, etc.)60 persons
Degree to be awardedBachelor of Business
full-time faculty19 persons
Opening DateApril 1, 2021
LocationMusashino Campus, Musashino University (1-1-20 Shinmachi, Nishi-Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)

Features of the Faculty of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is "a mindset of stepping out, discovering and creating new value based on high aspirations and ethics, without fear of failure. In this department, students learn entrepreneurship through active learning centered on project-based "practical courses.

Feature 1: Curriculum is practice-oriented, aiming at entrepreneurship in the classroom.
The three pillars of the program are "Practical Courses," which are project-based, "Mind Courses," which nurture curiosity about society and passion for taking on challenges, and "Business Promotion Skills Courses," which help students implement their ideas and give shape to them.

Feature 2: Faculty members will be active practitioners in various fields of society.
The faculty consists mainly of practitioners, including venture company managers and NPO founders. While making full use of their varied expertise and practical experience, they accompany students in their growth and create a faculty that unleashes students' talents and passions.

Feature 3) All first-year students study together in the dormitory
In the first year, all students live in the dormitory, where they work with their peers to build a foundation for developing basic skills and curiosity through reflection and dialogue. Guests such as entrepreneurs and business people active in society are invited to the dormitories to provide learning and stimulation for students.

Feature 4: All students experience short-term overseas training to learn about the world.
All participants will experience a one-week short-term training program overseas. They will visit early-stage startup companies active overseas, experience the current status of startups in the global market and the importance of overseas markets, and refine their own startup plans.

Dean of Entrepreneurship (to be appointed)

NameYoichi Ito

careerAfter working for Industrial Bank of Japan and Plus, he moved to Yahoo! in April 2015 to train the next generation of leaders as the President of Yahoo! Visiting professor at the Graduate School of Management, Globis University. He is scheduled to become Dean of the Entrepreneurship Faculty at Musashino University in April 2021.

book: "Speak in one minute," "Move in zero seconds," and "You don't have to do anything you don't want to do."
     Co-author, "Presentations that Create the Future."

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