【IBBA】International Business Bachelor Program (IBBA) signed a progression Agreement with the UK's University of Essex to cooperate bachelor and bachelor+master double-degree programs
The College of Management, NSYSU was promoted from the 3 Palmes League to the 4 Palmes League in 2019, signifying the College has significant international influence, and listed as one of the 1000 best business schools in the world. The College has been promoting the internationalization of the school for many years. At the moment, there are more than 10 international faculties from the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and others. In addition, the College of Management has 81 sister schools all over the world and signed 14 double degree programs.
To promote students’ multicultural experiences and encourage international mobility, the College has established International Business Bachelor Program (IBBA) and start to accept admission and admit 45 students each year, including 30 domestic students and 15 international students since year 2021. The program is, fully taught in English, designed to cultivate talents with cross-border mobility, solid knowledge of business management, cross-cultural communication and management skills. The program focuses on 3M, namely “mutual understanding”, “mobility”, and “migration” of skilled labor, through a flexible, cross-disciplinary, and cross-border course-taking mechanism.
Students who completed foundation courses in business management and cross-cultural communication in the first and second years can choose to pursue a one-year exchange study abroad with one of our partner schools or earn a dual degree in a two-year period to familiarize themselves with the cross-cultural learning or work environment. International students can also choose to bridge to the professional programs in international business, information management and financial management programs offered by the College of Management.
IBBA has just reached a dual degree agreement with the University of Essex in the UK, providing students with the opportunity to explore all corners of the world. The College will continue to cooperate and sign dual degree partnerships with prestigious universities in Europe and the United States to provide students with opportunities for in-depth study and cross-border learning opportunities to nurture international business talents.
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NSYSU IBMBA Advanced to 83rd place in 2021 Financial Times MiM Global Ranking!
The Financial Times announced its annual Masters in Management (MiM) Ranking on September 12, 2021, with 100 universities on the list. National Sun Yat-Sen University International Business MBA program was ranked 83rd, up two spots from last year, and earned the distinction of being the only “purely” Taiwanese program to be ranked, not to mention improve. Along with Fu Jen Catholic University’s three-way joint Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University was one of only two Taiwanese universities on the list.
The Financial Times Masters in Management ranking is based on surveys of participating business schools and of their alumni who graduated three years ago (in this case, 2018). It evaluates the career development of alumni, the diversity of the school, and the international reach of the program. The survey criteria include salary growth rate, career development ranking, percentage of female faculty and students, the percentage of international faculty and students, and international mobility.
The average salary of National Sun Yat-Sen University’s IBMBA alumni three years after graduation was US$56,978, an increase of 52% compared to the average salary at the time of graduation. IBMBA was ranked 55th in the world in the “Career Development” ranking, which evaluates the growth of positions and companies three years after graduation. This is a very impressive result and shows that IBMBA is able to produce business management talents that meet the needs of companies and help them grow.
IBMBA is characterized as a highly international learning environment with abundant exchange resources. In IBMBA classes, the ratio of foreign students to native students can be as high as 1 to 1. IBMBA students were ranked 41st in the category of "International Learning Experience" because of their extensive experience in international exchange, international internships, or study abroad. In addition, the "International Mobility" category, which measures the degree to which alumni change countries within three years of graduation, saw NSYSU’s IBMBA ranked 46th in the world and 6th in Asia, indicating that IBMBA alumni are highly sought after by global companies.
In terms of diversity, the School of Management ranked 4th in the world, with its percentage of female students at 67%, percentage of international students at 33%, and percentage of international board members at 44%. In addition, the survey also included the number of students enrolled, the overall satisfaction of alumni, and the percentage of internships completed within the program, but these were not included in the score.
The top three MiM programs in 2021 are the University of St Gallen, HEC Paris, and University College Dublin: Smurfit. A total of 15 masters programs from Asia were included in the list, with the first place going to the Global 3 Programme jointly offered by Lingnan College of Sun Yat-sen University in China, ESADE Business School in Spain, and McIntyre School of Business at the University of Virginia. The second place went to Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in China, and the third place went to Saint Petersburg University, Graduate School of Management in Russia.
【Internship Sharing】GHRM MBA Reianthong Vongseangkam Internship Experience At The Rising Star Summer Internship Program of CTBC bank
Reianthong Vongsangkam from Thailand, currently studying at GHRM MBA, shares his exciting internship experience with us. Apart from his academic commitments, Reianthong has been engaged in the community, including founding the Hult Prize at NSYSU as a former campus director and currently serving as the IBMBA & GHRM MBA Student Association President.
Could you tell me why you decided to apply for an internship? An internship can educate us on how to work and how to apply what we've learned at school to the real world. Furthermore, having international working experience enhances my resume. Even though our program does not require us to do an internship, I received a lot of support from the College career consultation program , job postings on our department's Facebook page, and internship insurance , apart from the university's reputation. These are the key reasons I received this internship.
What is the Summer Internship Program for Rising Stars? CTBC Bank, one of Taiwan's largest private banks, hosts the Rising Star Summer Internship Program. CTBC Bank created this two-month program to expand its services to Southeast Asia. As a result, it’s an international internship program that primarily recruits international students from Southeast Asia.
How was the recruitment process of this internship? I first discovered this program through the Contact Taiwan Line group, an international recruitment platform run by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China. At CTBC, there are three rounds to the recruitment process. I have to create an application and record a video for the first round. I made a video by pretending to be a news reporter. However, through the news report, I had to convince CTBC to hire me by letting them know the advantages of hiring me . During the second round, I was interviewed by the HR team. They primarily inquired about my past accomplishments. Furthermore, because CTBC Bank is LH Bank's major shareholder in Thailand, they asked how Thais perceive LH Bank as an employer. The final round included an interview with the HR manager with whom I was going to work with. She asked further questions about the HR projects I had previously worked on.
How was your internship? , what did you take away from it? The project that they assigned to me was the best part of this internship. They wanted me to create a report and give a presentation about manpower in Thailand's financial sector. I can combine the research method I learned in GHRM MBA class with my HR knowledge. My boss had given me a freedom by allowing me to work from home and develop the report in detail. However, every week, I had to update my work progress.
This program taught me how to work in a Taiwanese commercial bank. There are three keywords that come to mind for me:
1. Process-oriented: Working in this role requires the preparation and submission of several documents. Every week, I need to update my work progress and keep track of what I did each day in an Excel file. In addition, when training is provided, interns must describe what they have learned and how they will apply it to their work.
2. Learning & Development I'm impressed that interns receive training every week. The training mainly focused on how to strengthen our work skills. Even during the graduation ceremony, the LinkedIn Business Lead was invited to share useful tips for interns developing our professional branding.
3. Work-life balance For full-time employees, there is a fixed work schedule. Their hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They must tap their name card to notify when they enter and leave the office. As a result, individuals can better manage their lives and allocate more time to their personal lives.
Who would be a good fit for this program? It’s important for applicants to be fluent in Chinese because they communicate mainly in that language. Level A2 in TOCFL is the minimum requirement for this position. Also, if your Chinese level is greater, you will have a better chance of standing out and landing a job here after graduation.
Another thing to consider is that you must demonstrate your skills. Perhaps you can showcase your success through your work or an assignment at the university. The most essential factor is identifying how you can add value to them.
【International Alumni】In Love with Taiwan, Study and Career
Michal Rýznar, who is originally from the Czech Republic, is now a Reliability Engineer at STMicroelectronics with a strong passion for Taiwan. Michal has obtained a wonderful life and precious memories on the island. Starting from not knowing anything about Taiwan during his first visit, Michal chose to return for his graduate degree and got settled in right here in Taiwan afterwards.
Splendid life at NSYSU Michal first learned about Taiwan from the exchange program he participated at NSYSU during his last year of undergraduate education. During his first visit, the beautiful scenery and passionate people in Taiwan had deeply attracted him to look for possibility coming back for a master’s degree. With a target of advancing his knowledge in business administration and social skills, Michal decided to enroll in NSYSU’s Global Human Resource Management (known as GHRM MBA) program as suggested by friends who had graduated and who were studying at NSYSU then.
With useful academic and field knowledge gained from professors in class, Michal strongly recommends GHRM MBA program in NSYSU to whom may be interested.
Michal developed a solid Chinese language ability by attending the Chinese Class offered by NSYSU. He was also keen in taking parts in the extracurricular activities after school. He was the vice president of the Student Association of the international programs, the captain of the International Dragon Boat Team. Michal made his school life sophisticated yet fruitful, and his dedication in learning led him to opportunities and a sense of accomplishment.
Experience of living in Taiwan Before graduation, Michal was a user interface research and testing intern in a local company in Kaohsiung City for 4 months. He was responsible for developing English user manuals, researching on competitors, analyzing website data, etc. Chinese was once his nightmare for he was always worried that his Chinese ability is not good enough to be qualified for the job. Yet step by step, with courage he diligently worked his way through tasks and obstacles encountered during the internship. Michal believes that everyone has doubts and worries to the future, but things may not appear as they seem right now; so, don’t trouble till trouble troubles you, he said!
Michal was on board at his first job in Taipei City 2 months after graduation, and what seemed to be the key of getting hired in such a short time was to be open minded. Though the first job did not seem to be suitable for him, Michal got familiar with the business and workplace culture in Taiwan. While working hard at present job then, he continued looking for opportunities. He then received an offer from STMicroelectronics to work as a reliability engineer one and half years later. According to Michal, language barrier was much harder to conquer than cultural differences; yet these challenges motivated him to improve himself.
Suggestions to foreigners who intend to stay in Taiwan... The diverse society, convenient life, hospitality from the locals, and spectacular natural sceneries are some of Michal’s reasons falling in love with this island, and he especially enjoys his motorcycle rides in Taiwan. The graduate diploma helped Michal step into the professional field quickly, and the school life prepped him with a decent Chinese foundation. The job market in Taiwan is full of opportunities. As a friendly reminder to whom may consider staying in Taiwan longtermly, they can make good use of 104 Corporation to look for job vacancies. Linkedin is also an important channel that helps with building connections with professionals. Last but not least, Michael stated that language barriers could be the key challenge that they may encounter and should be well prepared.
【International Alumni】Precious Taiwan Life with Degree, Future Career Path, and Beautiful Family Together
Matthew Hopkins, from Washington, USA, received his master degree in Global Human Resource Management (known as GHRM MBA) from National Sun Yat-sen University. Matthew came to Taiwan in 2013, and since then not only has he developed a fluent Chinese skill, he has also built a precious life on this island with a degree, an enviable future career path, and a beautiful family to cherish together. Before returning to the states, Matthew used to work for a technology company and ZMI Electronics in Kaohsiung City and the concrete experiences has led him to the present job working as a Clinical Specialist: Deep Brain Stimulation at Boston Scientific in the USA.
Influence from GHRM MBA Matthew graduated from the Art Department of Evergreen State College in 2011, and after graduation, he went on a road trip domestically. In 2013, Matthew decided to come to Taiwan for a couple of years, and his original plan was to teach English while visiting this exotic place. However, life has its own plan; coincidentally, Matthew learned about GHRM MBA program offered in NSYSU, and after finding out more about the program from a school staff, he decided to enroll and complete his graduate degree right here in Taiwan.
Instead of restricting his career to HR, Matthew would rather like to consider HR major would prepare the future career as a leader and manager that can be applied to the work organization. Of all the lessons taken through his schooling life in NSYSU, Seminar in Business Management was one of Matthew’s favorite classes. Several industrial exports were invited to give lectures or share experiences during the class; each provided his/her perspective toward the field, and also pointed out cultural differences that students may encounter. The professor also assigned different challenges for students to solve in groups or by themselves to inspire them; Matthew found himself basked in knowledge and encouragement from each lesson. In addition, Matthew realized that there was still lots of room for him to improve his Chinese capability from the courses he had taken; fortunately, one of the very useful resources NSYSU offers, which is Chinese classes that take place twice a week, became very helpful as Matthew could emphasize on sessions he wanted to improve precisely. “A degree does not get you a career, but it opens the opportunities for you; being familiar with Taiwanese business culture definitely is a big plus when applying a job.” Speaking from his own experience as a graduate student from GHRM MBA.
Profound experience living in Taiwan Living in Taiwan for 9 years, Matthew adores Taiwanese cuisine and its food culture the most. He discovered Taiwanese people are passionate and down-to-earth when it comes to food; from street food to the stared restaurant, Matthew admires the way Taiwanese people cherish the essence of food; as simple as tasty or not, to the locals, food is expected to be treated with respect, not wasted. Despite of the road safety, he appreciates sense of security and the National Health Insurance System in Taiwan, those are some of the key reasons that made Matthew values and praises Taiwan so highly.
Having 3 years working experience in Taiwan, Matthew has also encountered several cultural differences, but he always handles it with a positive attitude. He believes that cultural differences are not to be "overcome", but to be "negotiated". According to Matthew, reasonable and respectful communication among colleagues can help to bridge the gap effectively, particularly if the company values and trusts your existence.
Words for the graduates “Make sure to continue achieving personal accomplishment and academic growth in this challenging yet supportive environment.” With this statement, Matthew summarizes and shares his life philosophy to the future graduates; based on the well-organized curriculum, diversified academic and practical environment he had experienced personally, Matthew strongly recommends foreign students to consider Taiwan as the destination for further studies.
Welcome on board! Hult Prize Club First Gathering Meeting
The College of Management at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) has been striving for being the model of putting College Social Responsibility (CSR) into practice. Since 2018, the College of Management has been publishing CSR annual reports for 4 straight years. To further fulfill CSR principles, the Office of Career Development at College of Management have supported our College of Management students to establish the “Hult Prize Club” this May. The Hult Prize Club is formed by Cross-College students at our university.
Although the club is in its initial stage, the club members are trying hard to promote the Hult Prize in order to meet the competition qualifications for at least 10-competing-team participation. They had released the recruiting information and completed the interview progress, 13 new members have joined the club. On August 28th, the club held its first gathering meeting in the new semester to help the newcomers gain better understandings of the Hult Prize competition, how the club is formed and future goals, future events arrangements etc.
The club not only plans to invite industry practitioners to lead the competing teams but also hold its internal training to build members’ strength. The new members are expected to understand the sponsorship value and ways to contact potential sponsors. Some of the club members are specialized on branding and marking and they will be working on members’ business cards design and future events marketing and promotion. Meantime, other team members are inviting industry practitioners for its scheduled workshops and judges of the competition.
Hult Prize at NSYSU is going to bring NSYSU students a series of lectures, workshops, and finally, a competition soon. People who are interested in making a positive impact on the world can follow us at our Facebook and Instagram .
Hult Prize Tips: It is known as the Nobel Prize in Business school and is the biggest student competition for social good in the world. Students around the world are encouraged to come up with practical projects according to the topic assigned by Hult Prize Foundation and participated the competition. The topic focuses on critical issues around the world nowadays in order to find possible solutions from Business elites.
(Written by Cho Yi Jen, translated by Chao Min-Ru, proofread by College of Management 2021.09.07)