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Global Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #227 (QS) Hsinchu, Taiwan
The NCTU GMBA program offers free Chinese courses so foreign students can increase their competitiveness in East Asia. Taiwanese students have an opportunity to work and learn alongside an international student body while improving their English ability.


Established in 2008, the GMBA (Global MBA) is the first all-English teaching program in Taiwan which offers MBA degrees to multinational students, of which approximately 45% to 50% are international students. The GMBA approach to “Globalization” goes beyond merely making students the most effective managers working with multinational corporations to allowing students to understand and work effectively within the unique cultural, legal and regulatory constraints that each market presents. This experience helps graduates maintain the profile of an ethical corporate citizen whether remaining in Taiwan or working internationally after graduation. 

The full-time Global MBA program broadens your world view. The two-year curriculum was developed to equip professionals with the skills necessary for transitioning to a managerial role in their current industry or when pursuing a change of career path. Grounded in real-world experience, the GMBA includes an internship requirement that students must complete to be eligible for graduation. Class size is limited to 20 domestic students and 20 international students, ensuring class sizes that promote close group work, building networks and friendships that open access to global organizations and top business leaders internationally. 

NCTU's Global MBA program is currently in cooperation with NCTU's Center for Academic and Industry Collaboration (??????), which has extensive connections with entrepreneurs and start-ups. Joined with comprehensive coursework, NCTU's Global MBA program delivers rich exposure and diverse learning environments to students. 

For international students who wish to learn Mandarin Chinese while pursuing their MBA degree, NCTU Chinese classes are included in the GMBA tuition, and other resources from the Chinese Language Learning and student council-organized activities help you make the most of your MBA studies and your time in Taiwan. 


AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education. It is regarded as the benchmark for business school quality in the academic community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

    • Financial Accounting
    • Managerial Statistics
    • Managerial Economics
    • Marketing Management
    • Financial Management
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Information Management
    • Global Supply Chain Management
    • Global Business Management
    • Globalization Seminar 
    • Global Technology Strategy
    • Global IP Management and Business Laws
    • Business Development for Start-ups
    • Entrepreneurship and Global Business Competition

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    50 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Make sure you are qualified to apply as an international student. (See next section.)
  • Check whether the department/institute for which you intend to apply is open for international admissions.
  • Fill out the application form online, submit the information and print out all required forms.

Documents Required:

  • Admission Application Form
  • Personal Statement/Motivation Letter
  • Official Graduation Certificate of Highest Degree Obtained
  • Translation of official official diploma
  • One copy of official transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Passport or other proof of Nationality
  • Alien Resident Certificate - ARC (if any)
  • Confidential Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 872 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 872 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • NT$26,940 per semester

Living costs for Hsinchu

  • 25033 - 29520 TWD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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