A. Curriculum Features and Advantages of the Undergraduate Program:
1. Theory-based and supplemented with applied courses.
The curriculum of the department is mainly theory-based and supplemented with practice courses. Students can have good practical and analytic abilities only when they are equipped with solid fundamental theories.
2 .Ample Statistics, quantitative and mathematical courses to help students build analytic ability from theory and practical data.
In additional to Statistics, Advanced Statistics, and Econometrics, the department offers "The Application and Analysis of Economic and Financial Databases” which uses actual economic and financial databases to help students build their data analyzing ability. As for the Mathematical courses, the department offers mandatory courses such as Calculus and Economic Mathematics, as well as selective courses such as Mathematical Economics.
3. Diverse courses of economic theory and practice meet both the demand for employment and further studies.
The department offers not only courses on fundamental economic theories and applied economics but also courses directly relevant to employment opportunities such as the Management of Commercial Banking, Making and Writing of Financial and Economic News, Business Conversation, the Analysis and Practice of Security Investment, and the Theory and Practice of Financial Planning.
4. Teaching assistants for both basic and advanced courses to improve students’ learning effectiveness.
In addition to teaching at the tutorials, teaching assistants are responsible for providing counseling after class. The department hires both part-time and full-time teaching assistants to help students learn after class.
B. Curriculum Features and Advantages of the Graduate Program:
1. Focus on establishing a foundation of advanced economic theory for the students
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics offered by the Master program are mandatory courses each worth 6 credits. Students who are interested in those three courses can also take advanced Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics offered by the PhD program.
2. Recruit renowned economic scholars as adjunct professors
In addition to the full-time faculty members at the graduate program, the department also recruits outstanding economic scholars and researchers as adjunct professors to improve teaching quality.
3. Diverse professional economic theory courses
In addition to selective courses in the general economics discipline, the department also offers courses such as Economic Methodology, Institutional Economics, Experimental Economics, Regional Economics, Transport Economics, and Technology and Network Economics. Furthermore, with the inter-elective option between the Master and PhD programs, students are allowed to choose from a greater pool of courses.
4. Seminars, thesis writing courses or workshops to help students improve their thesis writing ability
In addition to inviting economic scholars to the department seminars to share their research ideas and results, the department regularly offers thesis writing courses and workshops to help students learn to do theoretical and empirical economic research.