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Department of Asia Pacific Industrial and Business Management

Development Characteristics
The Department of Asia-Pacific Industrial and Business Management (APIBM), located in Kaohsiung, one of the hot spots of industry, trade, and transportation in the Asia-Pacific region, aims to train students with business management & leadership skills and help them cultivate sensitivity to Asia-Pacific industries. To assist local companies with investment in China and Southeast Asian countries to have an overview of the matters related to culture, geography, history, society and business of the invested countries in the hope of avoiding management problems caused by cultural misunderstanding, the Department sees the need to train skilled international management personnel with discipline, innovation and perspective. We are well equipped and experienced to upgrade the executive and technical staff of the invested country sent by Taiwanese business companies to the island for further education and training to facilitate the continuing development of the companies in the invested country.
The Department, established in August 2001, is the first of its kind on the island to provide programs which specialize in Asia-Pacific affairs. In accordance with the recurrent education policy of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the overall development of the University, a two-year undergraduate program for working professionals was launched in 2003. In accordance with national and industrial policies as well as the University’s development, a postgraduate program and a postgraduate program for working professionals were offered in 2006 and 2009 respectively.

The department aims to cultivate today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders in industrial and business management for the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to the core curriculum, the Department provides an innovative learning environment for leadership training. Students will gain intellectual perspectives and practical tools for lifelong achievements, with access to the finest faculty and all the resources NUK offers. The establishment of the Department rests on three core values: believe in disciplines and principles; be honest and upright; respect and empathize with people. Based on them, we know where to position ourselves and how to achieve objectives in pursuit of excellence.

Future Outlook
The original idea underlying the establishment of the Department is to accommodate the development of regional economy and the changes of the industrial and business environment. We aim to train students to become professional management personnel with cultural awareness needed to work effectively in the fields of Asia-Pacific economy and overseas investment & management, helping them develop problem-solving skills, maintain sensitivity to environmental changes, and obtain practical experience. With rigid and professional training, the students are expected to have an international perspective and the ability to manage international corporations. The Department provides four groups of courses:

A leader has to be broad-minded, courageous, insightful, humble, and persistent. He/she is well-versed in tapping talents of exceptional workers and nurtures them to become resourceful personalities. He/she is willing to take advice and keeps a habit of collecting information from all sources. Namely, a leader grows in character and wisdom based on how well he/she uses human resources. To cultivate a successful leader, this group of courses consists of An Introduction to Asia-Pacific Industrial and Business Management, Small and Medium Enterprise Management, Organizational Behavior, East Asian Business Management, and Strategic Management.
An International Vision for Asia-Pacific Affairs
This group emphasizes an all-round development in the principles, strategies, and investment of business management in the Asia-Pacific region, including Theories and Policies of International Trade, A Comparison of Competitiveness between Asia-Pacific Countries, International Business Management, International Marketing Management, International Financial Management, and Confucian Culture and Management Philosophy.
With the rapid business globalization in this era, this group focuses on the exploration of new sci-tech policies as well as knowledge and innovation management in the Asia-Pacific region. Courses provided include Asia- Pacific Industrial Policies, Technology Management, R&D Management, Marketing Management, Knowledge Management, Information Technology and Competitive Strategies, Analysis of Green Materials Industry, and Nanotechnology and Applications.
Management Science
This group, stressing the development of industrial management technology, is composed of Management Science Models, Operations Research, Engineering Investment Analysis, Scheduling Theory, Computer Programming, Work System Analysis, Facility Planning, Production and Supply Chain Management, Strategic Support System, Commercial Automation, Systems Analysis, and Advanced Operations Management.

Also, the Department designs a one-year curriculum for Special Topics on Asia-Pacific Industrial and Business Management for students, who are required to conduct an in-depth exploration of issues related to Asia-Pacific industrial management to ensure that they are capable of integrating management theories and practices. The teaching focuses of the Department are on the theories and practices of business management, industrial management technology, and the integration of production and marketing. Equal weight is given to theories and practices, corresponding to contemporary tendency for management development and Asia-Pacific regional characteristics.

Courses Offered

■ Compulsory Courses

Programs Business Mmanagement   Industrial Management
Freshman   Core
Introduction to Asia-Pacific Industrial and Business Management
Calculus (1) (2)
Economics (1)(2)
  ► Accounting (1)(2)
► Introduction to Computer
► The Society and Cultural of Asia-Pacific region
  Advanced ► Management Science Models   ► Computer Programming
Sophomore   Core ► Statistics (1)(2)
► Marketing Management
► Commercial English
Economic Development in Asia-Pacific Region
Commercial Laws Competitiveness in the Asia-Pacific Region
  Advanced ► Managerial Economics
► Human Resource Management in Aaia-Pacific Region
► Consumer Behavior
  ► Managerial Mathematics
► Operations Research
Junior   Core ► Operations Management
► Financial Management
► Organizational Behavior
Special Topics on Asia-Pacific Business Management(1)
Technological Management in Asia-Pacific Region
  Advanced ► Management Information Systems   ► Facilities Planning
► Quality Management
Senior   Core ► Management Issues in Asia-Pacific Region
► Special Topics on Asia-Pacific Business Management(2)
► Strategic Management in Asia-Pacific Region
  ► Industrial Policy in Asia-Pacific Region
► Business Ethics
Master   Core ► Seminar for Management Issues (1)(2)
► Research Methodology
► Asia-Pacific Business Management
  ► Multi-Variable Analysis
► Seminar for Special Topics (1)(2)
► Thesis
  Core ► Seminar for Management Issues (1)(2)
► Research Methodology
► Asia-Pacific Business Management
  ► Seminar for Special Topics (1)(2)
► Thesis

Remarks: Minimum number of credits for graduation: 134 (Undergraduate); 39 (Master): 42 (In-service Master)