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Department of International Business Administration
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Class Schedule

 


UNIT DESCRIPTION

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
This unit aims at providing students with research techniques and skills for analyzing quantitative data that may be required for their individual research project, the publication of the research and an academic career. The emphasis is on practical uses of SPSS and AMOS software tools in order to discover and prove new scientific facts and relationship. 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
The challenges of Globalization places culture and globalization front and center to motivate and enable students to grasp difficult conceptual material. The unit covers a wide range of financial issues. The theoretical foundations are further discussed including CAPM, APT, MM theory, cost of capital, dividend policy, etc.

INTL MARKETING MANAGEMENT
This unit is designed to introduce students to international/global marketing and branding as viewed through the lens of Taiwan’s brands and companies.


CORPORATE FINANCE (Common Required Unit)
The class focuses on setting out the basic principle of financial management and applying them to the main decisions faced by the financial manager. The content covers the fundamental concepts of financial management, pricing on financial assets, discounted cash flows techniques, capital budgeting evaluation methods, capital asset pricing model, the measure of financial leverage, cost of capital, capital structure theory, dividend policy.

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The IHRM unit will cover the internationalization of human resource management, strategic international human resource management, design and structure of the multinational enterprise, international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and alliances, international human resource management and culture, international employment law, labor standards, and ethics, international employee relations, international workforce planning and staffing, international recruitment, selection, and repatriation, international training and management development, international compensation, benefits, and taxes, international employee performance management, comparative IHRM: operating in other regions and countries, etc.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
This unit is grounded on the fundamental principles of strategic management and focuses on the implementation of business strategies in the international setting. Specifically this course emphasizes the evaluation of international environmental opportunities and threats in light of strength and weakness, including cultural, political, economic and social environments. In addition, international trade, international strategic alliance, and exchange rate are also essential on international operations. Furthermore, international organization and function strategies including international manufacturing and supply chain management, international finance and accounting, international marketing, international human resource management are the major topics of the course work.


As a graduate course, international business strategy will particularly emphasize on how to integrated relevant strategic management theories into the international operations. These theories included the Resource-based View (RBV), Dynamic Capability Approach, Knowledge, Brand Theory, Network Based Theory, Transaction Cost Economics, and Industrial Organization.


INVESTMENT ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT
The objective of Investment is to examine how people should make portfolio investment and speculative decisions under today's changing investment environment. Based on the view of investors, the investment theory and empirical results will be incorporated into the course to understand the concepts of investments theory.

 

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
This course focuses on the structure (internal organization) and behavior (market strategy) of firms in the marketplace. Firm structure and behavior are worth studying, since most real markets violate the standard of competitive assumptions and, therefore, may not maximize social welfare. The course considers both the exercise of market power (e.g., price discrimination) in relatively simple markets with a single firm as well as the more complicated exercise of market power (e.g., limit pricing, product differentiation, vertical foreclosure) in markets with multiple firms. Particular attention is paid to such policy-relevant issues as the relationship between market concentration and market power and the relationship between “meeting the competition” and predatory pricing.

ECONOMICS OF EUROPEAN UNION
Created by the treaty of Rome in 1957, the European Union(EU) established a full customs union in 1968. This was, indeed, a great achievement in economic integration as it took place well before the deadline stipulated in the treaty(1970). This course combines comprehensive coverage of the key policy areas of the European Union with analysis of individual countries, including the recent accession countries and Turkey. It analyzes the economic based for the rise of the European Union from its origins in the post-World War II recovery to its historic enlargement in 2007. It takes up the different nation-state perspectives on the EU’s economic policies by looking in turn at all European Union countries. This unit uses history, theory, and analysis including comparative data to evaluate policies ranging from the Common Agricultural Policy and Competition Policy to social policy and monetarypolicy, and to assess issues such as unemployment and foreign aid.

APPLIED TIME SERIES ANALYSIS
This unit aims to provide students with a variety of time-series methods frequently used in finance research. They include ARDL, ARMA, ARIMA, unit-root test, VAR, co-integration tests, VECM, granger-causality tests, IRF, FEVD, ARCH, GARCH, and the GARCH family. This unit is designed to develop students’ competence in time-series data analysis for their thesis research. 

APPLIED MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS
This unit aims to provide students with a variety of multivariate statistical methods frequently used in business research. They include multiple regression, logistic regression, factor analysis, principal component analysis, cluster analysis, discriminant analysis, and canonical correlation analysis among others. This unit is designed to develop students’ competence in multivariate data analysis for their thesis research. 


FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING & BUSINESS DECISION MAKING
The goal of Financial Accounting is to introduce students to accounting in a way that demonstrates the importance of accounting to society and the relevance of accounting to their future careers.
The instructional object is to provide students with an understanding of those core concepts that are fundamental to the use of accounting.
All business people make decisions. Decision making involves critical evaluation and analysis of the information at hand. This class integrates important analytical tools with core accounting concepts. In addition, it provides a comprehensive demonstration of an analysis of a real company using the decision tools presented in the class.