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HistoryWhen social stability was achieved and the economic boom began in Taiwan about six decades ago, industrial and commercial development started to soar from steady growth under intensive government promotion. As Taiwan is a crowdedly populated country, international trade became a natural means for overseas development. With the increasing demand for professionals specialized in both the theory and practice of international trade, the Department of International Business was established out of such demand in 1957, with 19 students in the first class and the department office located next to Guo Fu Building. With a history longer than 60 years, the Department of International Business was not only established one year earlier than the NCCU College of Commerce, it is also the first business-related discipline ever established among colleges and universities in Taiwan. Past chairpersons included Professor Mao-cheng Wang, Professor Chong-xu Wei, Professor Chuan-ding Lu, Professor Yi-kuei Chou, Professor Yi-lang Chao, Professor Man-chao Liang, Professor Yi-yu Wang, Professor Len-kuo Hu, Professor Po-sheng Lin, Professor Jyh-shen Chiou, Professor Biing-shen Kuo, and Professor Kun-ming Chen. Professor Shwu-jane Shieh is the present chairperson. Through the effort of past chairperson and faculties, the Department of International Business has become the first choice in commerce of domestic young students. As the number of students kept increasing, undergraduate students were divided into classes in 1989, i.e. classes A and B, to assure higher teaching quality.
To make greater progress in international business theory, and to provide the government with more appropriate recommendations for making international business policies, the Department of International Business was approved to establish Taiwan’s first Graduate Institute of International Business for the master’s program, with pass chairpersons including Professor Chuan-ding Lu, Professor Chen-fu Chang, Professor Yi-kuei Chou, Professor Po-sheng Lin, and Professor Yi-yu Wang. Further in 1993, the Graduate Institute of International Business established the PhD program, hoping to cultivate more academic talents in the international business. In 1994, the Graduate Institute of International Business was merged with the Department of International Business according to the policy of the Ministry of Education. Through resources sharing, the merger gave us more space for development in both academic research and talent cultivation. Professor Yi-yu Wang was the first chairperson of the Department of International Business after the merger.
After the NCCU College of Commerce was completed in 1994, the Department of International Business was relocated from Yi Sian Building to the 7th floor of the NCCU College of Commerce. To better present the research directions and teaching features of the department, the Chinese name of the department was changed in 2007 to continue to cultivate higher level professionals in international business for the country. In the same year, we organized the Global Partnership Asian Colleges (GPAC) as a pioneer among all colleges and universities in Taiwan. GPAC is an interschool academic seminar and exchange activity in Asia-Pacific. The five participating universities included National Chengchi University of Taiwan; Keio University and Meio University of Japan; and Seoul National University and Yonsei University of South Korea. Students of these universities participated in the project research paper competition, with professors attended the event as the judges to select the best paper. Apart from enabling students of different Asia-Pacific countries can learn from one another, the event helps students to improve their project research capacity.
As the Taiwan economic miracle emerged in 1999, the NCCU College of Commerce offered the best faculties and abundant international resources to establish the EBMA program for executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs. The Department of International Business was in charge of the International Business Section of the EMBA program. As each student was medium- and higher-level executives, they provided sound exchange for faculties and students of the department in both theory and practice. In 2009, seniors of the International Business Section of the EMBA program formed the International Business Alumni Association. With the idea to pay back their alma mater, alumni offer consultation service and give advice to junior students in job matching, thesis writing, work-study and internships in summer and winter breaks, and career planning with their rich social and practical experience. In addition, alumni actively recommend junior students through their social connections and help them prepare for finding a job for junior students to adjust to society more quickly and improve their future competitiveness.
Over the past six decades, the outstanding performance and social contributions of the department are universally recognized. In addition, the department was accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, and our MBA program was rated the 47th of the world and No. 1 in Taiwan by the Financial Times of the UK in 2008 and 2009. As time changes constantly and technology advances incessantly, it is necessary for the department to keep pace with times in business education in order to cope with the constantly changing trend of economic development. We also adjust our curriculum based on the industrial and commercial needs to train professionals in international business with outstanding contributions in different fields.
Alumni of the department keep concerning and supporting their mother department silently in different parts of society. Furthermore, they donate money and energy to make continuous contributions, hoping to help junior students still at school in real actions. Established in 1985, the alumni association was registered as a juridical association to the Ministry of the Interior in 2008. Past chairperson included Mr. Tian-ren Chang, Mr. Hui-min Lei, Mr. Wei-ren Yang, Mr. Zhong-ming Hsu, Mr. Qi-feng Chao, Mr. Xue-hai Lin, and Mr. Jao-yuan Su. The present chairperson is Mr. Ke-ming Wei. Alumni have outstanding performance and brilliant achievements and miracles in different trades and industries, including politics, business, and finance. Despite their achievements and successes, they never forget to support the practical course of the department, offer scholarships, and provide internship opportunities for junior students to enjoy more resources and opportunities. When they return to their mother department, they continue to share their valuable experience and resources to assist with department development.
|2010||Accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).|
|2008-09||MBA program was rated the world’s 47th best by the Financial Times of the UK.|
|2009||The EMBA Alumni Association (a juridical association) was founded.|
|2008||The NCCU IB Alumni Association (a juridical association) was founded.|
|2007||The first university in Taiwan ever to organized the Global Partnership Asian Colleges.|
|2006||Certified by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)|
|1999||The NCCU College of Commerce established the International Section of the EMBA program.|
|1994||The Department of International Business relocated to the NCCU College of Commerce.|
|1994||The Graduate Institute of International Business was merged with the Department of International Business.|
|1993||The PhD program was established.|
|1989||Expanded the undergraduate program into two classes.|
|1985||The NCCU IB Alumni was established.|
|1973||The Graduate Institute of International Business was established.|
|1958||The NCCU College of Commerce was established.|
|1957||The Department of International Business was established.|