Developmental Specialties

Introduction

Three specialties of NCU’s EMBA program:

In order to achieve the three main targets of: developing cross-strait EMBA education, nurturing outstanding leadership capabilities in students, and high interactions with corporations andsociety, the NCU EMBA program has developed the three following main specialties:

Specialty 1: Cross-strait education

1. Classes established in Shanghai train high level executive supervisors

Starting in the 2003 academic year, NCU’s EMBA program began to operate in the Shanghai region, using Shanghai University of Finance and Economics as its base location. It officially became the first Taiwanese university to establish an EMBA class for Taiwanese businessmen in Mainland China. In the past six years, NCU’s EMBA program has trained approximately 150 high level executive supervisors for Taiwanese businesses in Mainland China. The courses planned for students in the cross-strait division are especially focused on cross-strait topics, indicating that NCU’s EMBA program places a certain degree of importance on the transmission of knowledge and practical experience. Through interaction with Taiwanese businesses and corporate supervisors in Mainland Chinese companies in Mainland China, professors have established deep connections and cooperative relationships there. This is one major defining characteristic of NCU’s EMBA program!

2. Set office established in Suzhou’s Higher Education District
In order to serve more corporations in the Greater Shanghai region, NCU’s EMBA program. As NCU’s School of Management has a strategic alliance with Nanjing University’s Business School, the NCU EMBA program also has a set office and staff established at a Nanjing University campus. The office serves as a convenient spot for students, in addition to acting as a contact window for the EMBA program and local corporations.

3. Strategic alliance with Nanjing University
In order to actualize the goal of implementing development of cross-strait EMBA education, the NCU EMBA program and Nanjing University’s Business School officially signed an agreement of cooperation in December 2007. The two parties jointly hold cross-strait academic and instructional symposiums, professors make exchanges and teach classes, cooperate on research projects, and share books and information such as academic papers and instructional and research results.

4. Hold Cross-Strait Outstanding Leadership and Talent Management Summit
In order to develop the goal of cross-strait EMBA education in depth, NCU holds the Cross-Strait Outstanding Leadership and Talent Management Summit. Topics on cross-strait, cross-cultural management are jointly discussed so that EMBA students learn how to implement business and personnel management from the perspectives of Mainland Chinese scholars. This enables NCU EMBA students to correctly utilize cross-cultural concepts and techniques when cooperating with Mainland corporations and managing Mainland Chinese employees in the future.

Specialty 2: Leadership development

1. Team and Leadership course
In order to actualize the goal of nurturing exceptional leadership capabilities in students, NCU’s EMBA program especially established the Team and Leadership course which focuses on developing the leadership capabilities of a supervisor, such as training subordinates, conflict management, communication and coordination, teamwork, problem solving, and decision-making ability. Courses are mainly taught through methods such as group activities, case discussions, video teaching, role play, outdoor team and leadership activities which nurture outstanding leadership capabilities in EMBA students.

2. Plan the Leadership Workshop
In addition to the Team and Leadership course, NCU’s EMBA program also began a Leadership workshop in 2008. The instructional model of the course invites outstanding corporate operators to share their successful leadership experiences in order to train students on how to make business decisions, how to implement service leadership, how to execute visionary leadership, and how to develop execution capabilities, in order to cultivate outstanding leadership in EMBA students.

3. Hold guided reading of leadership topic in the Harvard Business Review
In order to actualize the educational goal of nurturing outstanding leadership capabilities in students, NCU’s EMBA program also cooperates with Harvard Business Review to select a leadership related article from the Harvard Business Review each quarter to hold an open guided reading event at the Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance. In addition to being a learning opportunity for EMBA students, the event is also open to corporate supervisors in general so that students may learn the newest global leadership concepts and techniques.

4. Hold Cross-Strait Outstanding Leadership and Talent Management Summit
In order to actualize the educational goal of nurturing outstanding leadership capabilities in students, NCU’s EMBA program held the Cross-Strait Outstanding Leadership and Talent Management Summit in May 2008. The summit included topics such as change leadership and international leadership. Under the topic of change leadership, students mainly learned about the key status of leadership in the process of organizational change. International leadership allows students to understand vital elements of successful globalization amongst Taiwanese corporations from European and Japanese perspectives.

Specialty 3: Industry-Academia exchanges

1. Hold the Cross-Strait Outstanding Leadership and Talent Management Summit
The main purpose of designing the Cross-Strait Outstanding Leadership and Talent Management Summit is to give students and professors in NCU’s EMBA program an opportunity to conduct exchanges, conversations, and learn from high level supervisors in other corporations. Thus, the main participants at the summit include NCU EMBA students (including the general business management division and the cross-strait business management division) and other outside guests who are high level corporate supervisors. Apart from learning in class, the summit also enables further learning from the other corporate high level business supervisors who participate. It also enables further understanding of the issues and crises which businesses face, which can serve as a reference for professors when teaching and designing EMBA courses. This is why the cross-strait summit has always been a key course in NCU’s EMBA program.

2. NCU EMBA Viewpoint Column at the Commercial Times
NCU’s EMBA program cooperated with the Commercial Times to launch the NCU EMBA Viewpoint column. Each month, a different EMBA professor writes the column. Apart from disseminating management knowledge, this also serves as a conversation on management with the general public, which will enable EMBA instruction to fit in better with social trends.

3. Joint learning and cooperation with Kuozui Motors, Ltd. and Retail Support International
Each year, the Operations and Logistics Management course arranges visits to two companies: Kuozui Motors, Ltd. and Retail Support International. Supervisors and employees in these corporations are invited to converse with students to cover both learning and exchange of practical experience.

4. EMBA Education League Case Training Camp
the NCU EMBA program is a member of the EMNA Education League. Planned content for cooperation includes forums on inter-school cases, joint participation in overseas training, establishment of a corporate consultant service volunteer group, and opening up inter-school course selection and online instructional platforms for exchanges. At the EMBA Education League Case Study Training Camp which National Sun Yat-sen University hosted on May 17th, 2008, NCU’s EMBA program also sent ten students to participate and carry out scholastic exchanges and learning with EMBA students at other schools.

5. Corporate Visitation
A week-long corporate visitation course is arranged annually. Arrangements are made to conduct in-depth visits and interviews with local corporations to gain advancements in both theory and practice.

6. Management Association holds charity events to make connections to society
NCU’s EMBA program officially established a NPO in October, 2005 named the Taoyuan County NCU High Level Manager Administrative Association. The internal functions of the association are a combination of an alumni association and student association. In terms of external functions, its aim is to make connections with society through public welfare events. Since its establishment, the association has held the Clean up Yangmingshan event in 2005, and secondhand clothing and book donation drives in 2006 and 2007, of which donations were made to the used clothes recycling center at the Eden Foundation, Foundation LungTan Education Institute for the Mentally-Impaired, and the HongHua Children's Orphanage.