What is the Management Undergraduate Program?
The Management Undergraduate Program (MUP), launched in 2018, combines the expertise of the Graduate of the Finance and the Graduate Institute of Technology Management with courses from the Departments of Information Management, Industrial Management and Business Administration.
Its cross-departmental, multidisciplinary structure responds to the latest developments in the quickly evolving finance and technology industry, and allows students individual choices according to their interests. Currently mainy taught in Chinee, the number of English-taught courses is set to increase to upto 50% in the future.
A special feature of the MUP is its high degree of flexibility. Apart from the MUP focus areas of finance and technology management whose courses are provided by the Graduate Institute of Finance and the Graduate Institute of Technology Management, we offer students to venture into a cross-disciplinary area where they can delve deeper into fields like financial technology, data analytics and others.
The cross-departmental program design allows students to choose between the following six different concentrations. Apart from that, it is also possible to combine the MUP with majors or minors from other Taiwan Tech Colleges. Popular choices for double-majors are programs in enginnering or computer sciences.
|Finance||► 1 Corporate finance|
| ► 2 Financial products and trading strategies
|Technology Management||► 3 Innovation and social entrepreneurship|
| ► 4 Technology law and intellectual property rights
|Crossdisciplinary||► 5 Financial technology|
|► 6 Enterprise and financial data analytics|
The Management Undergraduate Program requires 128 credits towards graduation
|Management Undergraduate Program
|MUP Core Course||60|
|Special Topic Project||4|
1) 98 credits must be earned from required courses of which
a) 34 credits must be earned from General Courses and Liberal Studies Courses, as required for all NTUST undergraduate courses
b) 60 credits must be from core courses of the Management Undergraduate Program
c) 4 Credits must be earned from the Special Topics Projects
in the 3rd /4th year of the program
2) 30 credits must be earned from electives of which
a) 18 credits must be earned from subject-related electives, i.e. from courses offered by departments and institutes of the School of Management
b) 12 credits must be earned from free electives, i.e. from courses offered by any Taiwan Tech department/institute (including School of Management courses) or from courses offered by the NTU system universities.
At the School of Management, each course is normally worth 3 credits and meets 3 hours per week over 18 weeks (one semester).
The MUP provides a solid undergraduate business education by combining obligatory core courses, with a focus on finance and technology management, with a wide range of electives that allow for individual choice. Obligatory courses also include general courses, such as English courses or sports, which are part of the undergraduate education at Taiwan Tech. Furthermore, based on Taiwan Tech's commitment to University Social Responsibility, undergraduate students are required to earn one credit through a social project. These general courses are usually taken during the first year of studies.
For an overview of the compulsory courses of the four-year program, please click here.
Special Topics Projects
While it is not a graduation requirement to write a Bachelor thesis, MUP students have to complete a Special Topics project in the third and fourth year of studies.This project is usually carried out by teams of two to four students and will be supervised by full-time faculty of the Graduate Institute of Finance, the Graduate Institute of Technology Management, or the School of Management. Following their interests, students can choose from a wide range of topics out of the six areas of concentrations. The results of this one-year project (4 credits) will be presented orally within a competition organzied by the School of Management at the end of the first semester of the fourth year. An extensive written report on the project has to be submitted thereafter, where students have to give proof of their academic writing skills.
|Main Area||Concentrations||Topics for Special Projects (examples )|
|Finance||► 1 Corporate finance||
– Industrial economics and financial strategies
| ► 2 Financial products and
– Pricing and hedging of financial instruments
| ► 3 Innovation and
– Intellectual property law
| ► 4 Technology law and
intellectual property rights
– Entrepreneurial research
|Crossdisciplinary||► 5 Financial technology||
– Digital finance and new business models
| ► 6 Enterprise and
financial data analytics
– Business Analytics
Putting Theory into Practice
Apart from offering a thorough business education and conveying sound analytical skills needed to respond to quickly changing environments, the MUP will also equip students with interpersonal and management skills to ensure that theories are put into practice. For example, students will be tasked with organizing company visits to hone their planning and communication skills, and to gain insights into business operations of a wide range of industries. As no compulsory courses need to be taken in the fourth year of studies, students have the option to do internships or other sorts of out-of-campus training in the final year of the program.
Networking and International Experience
Learning takes also place through networking activities where students from all intakes of the MUP are meeting and mixing. Last but not least, Taiwan Tech is a great place to gain international experience. With our high number of international degree and exchange students, the Taiwan Tech campus is a perfect place to meet students from all over the world. Students are also given the chance to venture out for a dual degree at the Nagoya University of Business and Commerce, or an exchange stay one of Taiwan Tech’s more than 300 partner schools.
Taiwan Tech is renowned for high rankings in graduate employability and MUP graduates have excellent career prospects. Our broad and hands-on management education prepares for careers in a wide range of industries, and especially for the quickly-evolving finance and high-tech sector. Our graduates can usually choose between several offers when entering the job market.
Taiwan Tech and the School of Management provide support and orientation on career choices, and encourage students to think about their professional future at an early stage of their studies. Through company visits, invited guest speakers, and alumni support, MUP students have plenty of opportunity to gain insights into the business world. Besides, the Taiwan Tech Office of Student Affairs regularly organizes company presentations, career talks, and an annual on-campus career fair with more than 200 participating corporations.
The MUP also provides an excellent foundation for further studies. Many of our graduates decide to enroll in a Master's program at the School of Management, or at another domestic or foreign university.