Master’s Degree Program
The Master’s Degree Program was established in 2000 as an alternative to the majority of economics master’s programs in Taiwan, which base their curriculum on the analysis of mathematical models. At Tunghai, the master’s degree coursework in economics focuses on the practical applications of the subject, stressing the intersection of economics and industry.
After graduating from the program, students will be proficient in the tools and mathematical models used for economic analysis. Beyond this theoretical foundation, however, they will also gain an understanding of the inner workings of the corporate world, the characteristics and development of specific industries, and have a good grasp on recent developments in global financial markets.
The department has an open approach towards applicants to the master’s program. Currently, matriculated graduate students have varied backgrounds, with undergraduate degrees in fields such as mathematics, finance, and economics. There are ten new students accepted into the program each year.
The Economics Department equally stresses the theoretical and practical aspects of economics. It is our goal to help students, in the course of their undergraduate career, cultivate a deep understanding of economics theory, but also develop essential job skills. Beyond economic principles, students will improve their logical thinking, judgment, management ability, and communication skills. Students must take a series of core economics courses to give them a strong foundation, but they are also granted a great deal of freedom to choose additional courses based on their interests and chosen concentration.
The guiding principle of the department is to develop outstanding economists. Since the establishment of this program, it has graduated students who have gone on to prominent positions in the worlds of finance and economics, industry, and academia. This is our honor and greatest contribution we can give to our students and society. We are continually striving to improve the quality of instruction, expand department resources, and furthering research in order to better serve our students and achieve our aim.