Founded in 1952, the Department of Business Administration at National Cheng Chi University was the first academic unit of its kind in Taiwan and offered its graduate program in 1976 for students who elect to pursue a doctoral degree. The department has trained more than 240 experts in teaching and academic research for schools of higher education at home and abroad.

The doctorate program of the department is in a sound international academic environment where English is the medium of teaching in some courses. From time to time, the department invites outstanding scholars from overseas for experience sharing, organizes visits and exchanges with universities in foreign countries, offers incentives for publication of academic works, encourages the participation in academic conferences at home and abroad, or joint program between the college and doctoral students of other prestigious universities in other countries in order to broaden the horizon of the students and improve their capacity in international study.

Curriculum

Core Courses

  • The Practice of Social Research
  • PhD BA – Weekly Seminar
  • Academic Ethics
  • PhD College of Commerce – Research Presentation Workshop

Track Courses

Required Track Courses

  • Marketing Theory
  • Research Methodology for Marketing
  • Quantitative Methods for Marketing
  • Seminar in Consumer Behavior
  • Seminar in Quantitative Methods I
  • Independent Study of Marketing Management
  • Special Topics in Marketing Management

Prerequisite Courses in Master Degree

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Management

Required Track Courses

  • Theory of International Business
  • Seminar in Strategic Management
  • Seminar in Management Theory
  • Seminar in International Business Management
  • Seminar in Business Problem I
  • Seminar in Quantitative Methods I

Prerequisite Courses in Master Degree

  • International Marketing Management
  • International Business Management
  • International Financial Management

Required Track Courses

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Seminar in Management Theory
  • Seminar in Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management Seminar
  • Human Resource Research Methodology I
  • Seminar in Quantitative Methods I

Prerequisite Course in Master Degree:

  • Organization Theory and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Managing Behavior in Organizations

Required Track Courses

  • Theory of International Business
  • Seminar in Strategic Management
  • Seminar in Business Problem I
  • Seminar in Theory of Strategy Management
  • Seminar in Quantitative Methods
  • Seminar in Management Theory

Prerequisite courses in Master Degree:

  • Strategic Management

Required Track Courses

  • Research Methodology in Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
  • Seminar in Operations and Supply Chain Management I
  • Seminar in Operations and Supply Chain Management II
  • Seminar in Operations and Supply Chain Management III
  • Seminar in Operations and Supply Chain Management IV

Prerequisite Courses in Master Degree:

  • Statistics (or Applied Statistics), Operations Management

Program Structure

The doctoral program offers five areas of specialization in study, namely, strategic management, marketing management, international business management, operation research and supply chain management, and organizational management and human resources management. At the time of admission, students need to select a specialization. Students have 7 years (max.) to complete their doctoral program. All students have to complete Required Courses and Specialization Required Courses, the eligibility assessment, paper publications, and the doctoral dissertation.

Credits required for graduation 24 credits (4 credits from Required Courses and 18~21 credits from completion of the Specializations Required Courses) 
Duration of study  4 to 7 years (max.) 
Graduation requirements
  1. Completion of 24 course credits
  2. Passing the eligibility assessment
  3. Paper publications
  4. Completion of doctoral dissertation
Degree conferred  Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D.) 

Application Materials

  1. Study Plan in Chinese or English
  2. Research Performance
  3. English Proficiency Test Score (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, KET/PET/FCE English Exams)
  4. Resume
  5. Autobiography
  6. All application materials must be properly bound into 4 copies and in consecutive order
  7. Applicants who are qualified will be informed of the date and the place of the Interview/ Oral Test (Please ensure to provide your most updated contact information)
  8. Non-Degree Students: will not be required to take the Interview/ Oral Test.

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