The Department of International Business was founded as a response to our nation's economic development, the need for training advanced decision-makers and managers for governmental agencies and different industries, and improving the research on international business.
Origin and History
Founded in the autumn of 1957 and changed its name in 2007, the Department of International Business is the first business school ever established in Taiwan. In 1973 the Department was expanded with the first Master's Program of International Business in Taiwan, the Doctoral Program in 1993, and the On-job Training Graduate Program in 1999.
Our Department's full-time faculty members include 10 professors, 8 associate professors, and 4 assistant professors.
Three research centers are under the jurisdiction of the College: the Research Center for International Economic and Trade Policy, the Research Center for International Trade Organizations and Law, and the Research Center for Business and Economics Theories and Quantitative Methods, in all of which our faculty members also work as directors. It is our wish that these research centers would promote the interactions between our teachers and students, the government, and the industries, and our teaching and research efforts would catch up with the latest changes in the world and provide useful information.
Features of Our Department
Our Department has a complete curriculum on international business. With our exceptional faculty members and focus both on theories and actual practice, our Department trains the talents needed for our nation's economic and business development:
1. Diverse curricular coverage: The curriculum focuses primarily on international trade and enterprises but also covers topics such as international economic relations and corporate international marketing and financial management.
2. Dedicated faculty members: Our faculty members are specialized in domains such as international business and trade, international business law and its actual practice, international marketing, international financial management, and international business management.
3. Flexible methods: In our curriculum, theories go hand-in-hand with actual practice. Besides fundamental lessons on business, theories of international trade, and theories of international business, students will also participate in computer-aided courses of their interests, go on field-trips, and join workshops held outside NCCU such as those by international corporations, the Bureau of Foreign Trade, and Taiwan External Trade Development Council. The "Global Partnership of Asian Colleges (GPAC)" workshop held by our Department further helps undergraduate students develop skills such as analytical reasoning and writing/announcing dissertations.
4. Complete library materials: Students of our Department not only have access to NCCU Chung Cheng Library, the Library of the College of Commerce, the Library of the Comprehensive Building, the Computer Center, and the Foreign Language Center but also a variety of books and periodicals and other publications on finance, trade, and economics in Chinese and English that are available in our office, and our Social Sciences and Information Center also has a International Business Archive that houses a rich selection of materials for our teachers and students. We also have an International Business Computer Room that has dozens of computers, Internet access, and projectors.
5. Frequent international exchanges: Through Dr. Chung-Ren Chen, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Innsbruck, our Department has held a number of international academic activities, and our teachers and students had also traveled to the above campus for summer camps on European politics and economics for the purpose of improving our students' international perspective. In addition, we also regularly participate in the Global Partnership of Asian Colleges (GPAC) activity and work with students from Keio University, Chuo University, and Meio University (Japan) and Seoul National University and Yonsei University (Korea). On the other hand, we are also actively working with UCLA and Stanford University (USA) on international academic exchanges.
6. Exceptional alumni: Our Department has been the perfect cradle for developing talents for domains such as national economic development, finance, and marketing. Our alumni established the "Alumni Association of the Department of International Business" in 1976, and any alumnus of our Department is a member as of right. Since founded, the Alumni Association has assisted our Department in many ways, including holding large events and providing students with scholarships.
Courses of our Department cover both theories and actual practice. Besides general courses regarding business (including economics, accounting, business management, Civil Commercial Law, statistics, computer, and languages), our courses also focus on the theories and policies of international commerce, international finance, actual practice of international commerce, and theories and practicum of international business administration. Besides extending the undergraduate programs, our master’s program further clearly defines and explores the domains of international trade and finance theories, international financial management, international business management and marketing, and international trade laws. Currently, the master’s program does not only include general courses but also 8~10 mandatory courses for each domain of research. The doctoral program not only includes general, mandatory courses such as the research on international trade theories, international finance theories, international business management theories, and international business case studies, but also 3~5 courses for each domain of interest.
Large Selection of Student Activities
To promote the academic atmosphere, our Department regularly invites international scholars, experts, or alumni specialized in international business and economics to give lectures or speeches: considering students of our department will be the future stars in the business circle, we actively encourage them to participate in group activities in order to develop their leadership skills and understand the importance of interpersonal relations. The "group" mentioned here is our "Alumni Association of the Department of International Business" to which our students are members as of right. In 1976, and alumni of our Department are members as of right. The Association is an academic and independent group that serves our students and was established for the purpose of encouraging students to engage in academic research, improving relationships between teachers and students, and conducting different types of student services.
Related activities include:
1. Academic activities: Including the publications of "The Many Faces of Trades" and "E-News of the Department of International Business" and participating in different academic competitions.
2. Recreational activities: Activities such as welcoming new students and bidding farewells to graduates, and other department-related events.
3. Participate in inter-department or university-level competitions such as the annual National University Cup of International Business Competitions.
Besides scholarship and student loans from the Ministry of Education, there are nearly 30 types of scholarship in NCCU available to students. Among which, the followings are dedicated to our students: (1) The Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei Scholarship, (2) the Tsung-Yi Shen Scholarship, (3) the Chuan-ting Lu Scholarship, (4) the Yue-Lan Liang Memorial Scholarship, (5) the 19th Alumni of the Department of International Business Scholarship, (6) Alumni Association Scholarship for Low-income Students, and (7) Scholarship for Master's and Doctoral Students.
Founded in the autumn of 1957, our Department started having both master's and doctoral programs since 1989. Our alumni mostly got into: “further education" and "employment" upon the completion of their studies.
I. Further Education
Considering the high demand for advanced decision-makers of national economic policies, management, and researchers, our Department places a strong emphasis on additional education and training, and the programs for additional training include the master's and doctoral studies. Any one who has graduated from our Department can apply to the master's program in a domain such as business management, accounting, or economics. About 1/4 of our graduates pursue studies abroad, mostly in MBA.
Most of our alumni work in governmental agencies, the financial circle, and the trade sector. About 1/4 of our alumni work as researchers or teachers in universities in Taiwan, and many of them are working as deans. In addition, many also work exceptionally as business-related decision-makers in governmental agencies and private companies.