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Development

Education and Research

The objectives of education/research of the Department are focused on integrating the usage of information systems/information technology (IS/IT) and the knowledge of business administration. The Department has devoted to coordinate the academic methodology and the empirical activities, including the development and application of IS/IT, the automatization of business model, and to explore the strategy of IT industry.The Department's teach and research directions

 

1.     Integrating the IS/IT and the knowledge of business administration

i.       Exploring the practical application of IS/IT in Taiwan and around the world. The practical researches are focused on the possible transforms that provided by IS/IT, such as business process reengineering, organizational change, best practices, etc.

ii.      Investigating how to use the theoretical frameworks and empirical methods of software engineering and project management into the development/management of large-scale information systems.

iii.    Combining the methodologies/frameworks/operations/processes/applications of expert systems, decision support systems, and knowledge management to the environment of distributed systems.

iv.    By means of IS/IT and database, taking data/model/knowledge to support the business operation and decision making.

2.     The development and application of IS/IT

² Facilitating IS/IT into business.

² Applying IS/IT and media technologies into game software and multimedia application.

3.     The business model innovation of e-business

Regarding to the dynamic informatized society, the most important issue of MIS is no longer to electronic the business administrative, it is to re-construct the management system under the informatized society. Facing the challenge of electronization, all the fields of business academe should devote to construct the theory fundamentally and prove it. The Department is reinforcing the essence of IS/IT researches and integrating the interdisciplinary program to coordinate the strategy made by College of Commerce, NCCU.

4.     The policy/strategies of information industry between Taiwan and China

Regarding the high-frequency contact, the economic/trade between Taiwan and China have become very important to Taiwan. Depending on the plot of College of Commerce NCCU, the Department is interacting with the remarkable universities in China. Besides, it is also pursuing researches on the IT industry and MIS related issues between Taiwan and China.

I.      Course

The Department provides five aspects of courses for students, i.e., business and management knowledge, information management, decision science, information technology, system integration and application. The obligatory courses are as follows:

A.     Undergraduate

A student must complete a minimum of 132 credit units of coursework, of which 94-98 credits are to be gained from obligatory courses and 34-38 credits from elective courses. Those obligatory courses include the Departmental Compulsory Curriculum (66 credits), the Common Compulsory Curriculum (12 credits), the Graduation Requirements for Foreign Languages Proficiency, 4 PE courses (0 credit), and 2 service courses (0 credit). The elective courses include Chinese (4-6 credits), Foreign languages (4-6 credits), Humanities (3-8 credits), Social sciences (3-8 credits), Natural sciences (4-8 credits), and General education (1-4 credits). Students are required to take at least 1 course from each one of Humanities, Social sciences, Natural sciences programs. The elective courses are not limited to be offered by the Department of MIS.

Freshman

 

Sophomore

Fundamental Accounting (I)

3 credits

 

Commercial Law

3 credits

Fundamental Accounting (II)

3 credits

 

Statistics

6 credits

Economics

6 credits

 

Management Information Systems

3 credits

Calculus

3 credits

 

Data structure

3 credits

Introduction to Computer Science

3 credits

 

System Analysis and Design

3 credits

Programming Language

3 credits

 

Database Management Systems

3 credits

Management

3 credits (Choose 1 of 2)

 

Management Science

3 credits

Introduction to Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others

Junior

 

Marketing Management

3 credits (Choose 1 of 5)

Business Data Communication

3 credits

 

Financial Management

Finance and Accounting Information System

3 credits (Choose 1 of 2)

 

Operations Management

Production and Marketing Information System

 

Risk Management

Information Systems Project

6 credits

 

Human Resource Management

 

 

 

Social Responsibility and Ethics

1 credits

Senior

 

 

 

Information Systems Project

3 credits

 

 

 

B.     Graduate

A student must complete a minimum of 35 credit units of coursework, of which 12 credits should be gained from obligatory courses, 12 credits from the Elective courses offered by the Department of MIS, 3 credits offered by other departments, 1 Seminar, 7 credits from other elective courses. Graduate students after academic year 93 should receive an English proficiency certificate before graduation.

Business series

 

Technological series

Advanced Information Management

3 credits

 

Advanced Information Management

3 credits

Research Method

3 credits

 

Innovative Information Technology

3 credits

Advanced Database Management and System

3 credits

 

Information System Development

3 credits

Quantitative Modeling Method

3 credits

 

Quantitative Modeling Method

3 credits

²    Five year consistency plan: The Department encourages the excellent undergraduates keep studied for the MBA program at the same Department and shorten the time of studying. The Five year consistency plan has been founded since second semester of academic year 98. Applying and getting the approval from the Department committee in the second semester of the 3rd year, students could start its master program at the 4th year. If students could achieve the required credits and finish the thesis in time, they will graduate and get the degree of MBA at the 5th year.

C.     Ph.D. program

A student must complete a minimum of 34 credit units of coursework, of which 12 credits should be gained from obligatory courses, 9 credits from the Core courses, 9 credits from the Elective courses, 4 Seminars. Ph.D. students from academic year 93 should receive an English proficiency certificate before graduation.

Business series

 

Technological series

Topics in Information Management

3 credits

 

Topics in Information Management

3 credits

Advanced Research Methods

3 credits

 

Advanced Innovative Information Technology

3 credits

Seminar in Information Systems & Technology

3 credits

 

Advanced Information System Development

3 credits

Advanced Quantitative Methods

3 credits

 

Advanced Quantitative Methods

3 credits