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History and FeaturesThe EMBA program at National Chiao Tung University is jointly planned by several colleges, and it aims to recruit executives in various fields. Curriculum design focuses on “Global Vision”, “Innovation”, “Flexible Integration”, and “Technology”, or together “GIFT”, to grow leaders with visions and innovation capability.
A. EMBA program obtains AACSB accreditation
AACSB International, known as Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, is one of the most authoritative management certification bodies. It requires high qualifications for certifications, only top sixth of the business schools in the world have been awarded the accreditation. Currently the member schools include Harvard University, Yale University, Stanford University, Washington University, and others, covering more than 30 countries in the world. As of 2007 in Asia, only 17 business schools were awarded of the accreditation, and National Chiao Tung University was one of them.
B. Distinguished professionals from various industries and alumni giving speeches
The school once invited the then chairman of TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), Morris Chang, senior vice president of Philips Taiwan, Mr. Lu-Pao Hsu, chairman of Acer, Stan Shih, chairman of Micronix, Mr. Ding-Hua Hu, and others to be guest speakers. Many distinguished alumni and executive leaders such as Mr. Shu-Wu Du, Mr. Zichen Du, Mr. Hsueh-Jen Sung, John Hsuan, Paul Hsu, Gerald Hsu, Ken Kao, Mr. Wen-Lung Hsu, Jason Huang, Bruce Cheng, Mr. Ke-Chen Liu, and others (number of strokes in Chinese writing), were also invited to school sharing their success experience and principles of business management with students.
C. Abundant network and interactive teaching environment
The EMBA program has prominent features in its curriculum, hardware resources, and students excelling in various professional fields who can share their valuable experience through seminars, company visits, and extracurricular activities.
(1) Entrepreneur seminar
Hosted by students, the course covers a variety of topics in entrepreneurial and professional experience sharing, for examples, Global Logistics, international procurement practices, bookstore entrepreneurial experience, development of semiconductor industry, development of consumer IC, automation management of fab, entrepreneurial experience in China, entrepreneurial experience in packaging industry, hospital management, and others.
(2) Company visits
Arranged by students, cross-industry learning inspires more innovative business management ideas. Company visited were, Shihlin Electric, Maxxis Tires, Chia Jei, Alpha Networks, Chroma, Syscom, Accton, Winbond, Yulon, Hermes-Epitek, Synnex, and others.
(3) Extracurricular exchanges
In knowledge aspect, students study English together, discuss business management cases, and field visits. In leisure, there are sports, peers, and family days to maintain connection and establish tighter personal networks. Here, we not only provide knowledge courses, but invaluable business and life lessons that every student can share with each other.
D. Interdisciplinary integration of resources
Teacher resources are integrated from more than 50 departments across various colleges at school. Future leaders need not only technology and management skills, but also organizational skills, humanities studies, and others that can strengthen their global views.
E. Case method teaching
Use domestic and foreign cases of business operating as teaching materials, professors give guidance and student discuss about the topics to train for analytical thinking, judgment, and decision-making abilities. This instructing method helps students connect theories with practices.
F. International exchange
An academic exchange agreement was signed University of California at Berkeley that a 3 credit intensive course is conducted there. In addition, a collaboration effort was made to work with international MBA program at Peking University to provide local businesses visiting and oversea learning activities. A MIT retired professor, Dr. Olive, was also invited twice to EMBA to give intensive courses. These activities enhance the understanding of international businesses for students, and keep them connected with the contemporary newest management information.