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Brief History

Year Events
1725 Yoshinaga Asano, Fifth Lord of the Hiroshima Clan established the clan school, Kogakusho.
1887 Shudo, a private school, was established.
1905 Shudo Middle School was established.
1952 The two-year evening Junior College for Commercial Studies was established.
1956 Daytime courses at the College started.
1960 Hiroshima College of Commerce (Hiroshima Shoka Daigaku) established the Faculty of Commercial Sciences and the Department of Business Studies.
1963 The Department of Business Administration was created.
1969 The Department of Management Science was established.
1971 The Master’s degree course in Business Studies was introduced.
1973 The Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences was established containing the Departments of Human Sciences and English Language and Literature. The name of the school was changed to Hiroshima Shudo University.
1974 The University moved from the Kannon Campus to the present Numata Campus.
1976 The Faculty of Law was established.
1977 The Doctoral course in Business Administration was introduced.
1978 Master’s degree courses in Psychology and English Language and Literature were introduced.
1981 The Master’s degree course in Law and Doctoral courses in Psychology and English Language and Literature were introduced.
1984 Master’s degree courses in Sociology and Education were established.
1988 The authorized number of students in the Department of Management Science in the Faculty of Commercial Sciences, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences increased.
1990 The Department of International Politics in the Faculty of Law was established.
1994 The Master’s degree course in International Politics was introduced.
1997 The Faculty of Economic Sciences was established containing the Department of Contemporary Economics and the Department of Economic Information.
The Department of Business Studies was renamed the Department of International Business Studies.
2001 Master’s degree courses in Contemporary Economics and Economic Information were introduced.
2002 The Faculty of Human Environmental Studies was established containing the Department of Human Environmental Studies.
2003 Doctoral courses in Contemporary Economics and Economic Information were introduced.
2004 School of Law was established. The two-year evening Junior College for Commercial Studies was closed.
2010 50th Anniversary.
2015 Merged with Suzugamine Gakuen and made Suzugamine Girls' Junior High and Senior High School HSU's affiliated school.
2016 Reorganized the Education Course, the Department of Human Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences into the Department of Education, the Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences.
2017 Established the Department of Psychology and the Department of Health and Nutrition in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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