NCCU IMBA Program celebrates 10th anniversary
|Alumni of IMBA talk about their memory at school. Photo: Huang Sheng-chun (黃聖鈞)|
By Cindy Yen (顏睿萱)
More than 150 alumni and faculty members filled the lobby of National Chengchi University’s (NCCU) College of Commerce on September 24 as the International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) Program celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.
NCCU Vice President Tsai Lien-kong (蔡連康) opened the ceremony by welcoming the alumni.
“I saw the IMBA Program evolve from an idea to a successful graduate institute, and I am touched by the dedication of the faculty members. The IMBA program has brought the world to Taiwan in a special way, and I hope today will be one of our many more milestones to come,” Tsai said.
Professor Jason Hsu (許仲翔) of University of California at Los Angeles was invited to give a keynote speech titled “The Emergence of the Emerging Market” at the opening ceremony.
The speech was followed by a panel, chaired by Professor Lee Swee-huat (李瑞華). It was also joined by College of Commerce Dean Tang Kwei (唐揆), Professor Edward H. Chow (周行一) and NCCU IMBA Program Director Chen Chuen-lung (陳春龍).
“Aside from developing a global view, it is just as essential to develop an Asian perspective on business. Our program is the perfect conduit to learn all about this growing region,” Chen said
Founded in 2001, the NCCU IMBA program is known for its international faculty and all-English courses. Half of the students at NCCU IMBA program are international students.
“The design of the program creates an amazing classroom experience,” said Enoc Burgos, an alumnus from Honduras.
Burgos is currently the Partnership Marketing Manager at Reallusion Inc and credited his success to the valuable education provided by the IMBA Program.
“I enjoyed the discussions with students from different corners of the world. They opened up my mind to different perspectives and inspired me to start my own business,” Burgos said.
Mark Tsai (蔡明欽), another IMBA graduate, is the Vice President of Head of Fund Administration at J.P. Morgan. He said he benefited much from the program.
“I met an exchange student from Belgium, and he shared with me the European perspective on finance and business, ” he said. “That inspired me to apply for the exchange program to Belgium, and it was a really rewarding experience”.
Starting the fall semester this year, the IMBA Program will offer dual-degree programs in École ESCP Europe and IESEG School of Management in France as well as LEIPZIG Graduate School of Management in Germany. The students will be able to graduate with two degrees within approximately two to two and half years.
|NCCU IMBA Program Director Chen Chuen-lung (陳春龍) Photo: Huang Sheng-chun (黃聖鈞)|
|College of Commerce Dean Tang Kwei (唐揆) Photo: Huang Sheng-chun (黃聖鈞)|
|NCCU Vice President Tsai Lien-kong (蔡連康) opened the ceremony by welcoming the alumni. Photo: Huang Sheng-chun (黃聖鈞)|