In 1875, Hitotsubashi University, Hitotsubashi daigaku 一橋大学, began as the Commercial Training School, Shōhō Kōshūjo 商法講習所. The school was founded by Mori Arinori with the support of Shibusawa Eiichi, the father of modern Japanese industry, and Masuda Takashi, the founder of Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Today, Hitotsubashi University is known as one of Japan's leading schools in the social sciences. The university has 4 divisions: the Faculties of Commerce and Management, Economics, Law, and Social Sciences. There are 7 graduate schools: Commerce and Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences, Language and Society, International Corporate Strategy, and the Hitotsubashi School of International and Public Policy. Hitotsubashi University School of Law was newly established in 2004.
Hitotsubashi University has 2 campuses:Kunitachi and Kodaira. In addition, the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (ICS) is located in the National Center of Sciences building in Kanda.