International MBA (IMBA)


Program Description

National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), located next to the Industrial Technology Research Institute and Hsinchu Science Park in Hsinchu, has been consistently ranked as one of the premier universities in Taiwan and is widely recognized as the best incubator for future leaders in industries as well as academics. IMBA is a two-year, full-time, and all-English MBA program under the College of Technology Management.

In 2003, National Tsing Hua University and the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) initiated the strategic alliance policy and signed the cooperation contracts on organizing master's degree programs in high-tech management. Based on the contract, College of Technology Management started its IMBA program and the TaiwanICDF provides a scholarship for international students to attend the graduate study in the field of technology management. The collaborative program between NTHU and TaiwanICDF had been set under the Institute of Technology Management for 4 years and in 2006, IMBA program was officially approved by Ministry of Education to a professional degree program ever since. The approval from MOE enables IMBA program to recruit domestic as well as international students since 2007 Fall.The multi-cultural environment, as well as the curriculum design, are to train our students to be well-prepared for the ever-changing world when globalization becomes an issue worldwide.

We encourage applications from all qualified persons interested in the study of management. Individuals holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least two years of work experiences are eligible for application. Prior study in business or economics is not a requirement for admission. In the first year, students will be equipped with fundamental knowledge of management as a background for advanced, specialized work in academic majors and professional fields. In the second year, in addition to the master's thesis which is required, students are free to take elective courses from six specialties and typically major in two or three areas.

Learning Goals of IMBA:

  • Our students will be equipped with the knowledge set necessary to ethically manage decision-making practices in today's business operations.
  • Our students will possess global vision.
  • Our students will focus on serving others as a leader and team member.
  • Our students will demonstrate effective communication skills.


IMBA students are required to register full-time for at least two years, but no more than 4 years. A minimum of 48 credits for courses plus 4 credits for master's thesis are required for graduation from the IMBA program.

Requirement for graduation: 52 credits

  • Core courses (27 credits)
  • Elective courses (21 credits)
  • Master's thesis (4 credits)

Core Courses

All IMBA students receive a fundamental training in the basic tools and concepts for management in the first year. A core curriculum provides the student with the background for the advanced study in professional fields. The core curriculum in the first year of IMBA program consists of 9 courses (27 credits) in fundamental areas, including Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Financial Management, Marketing, Globalization Management, Organizational Behavior MIS, and Corporate Law.

Core courses :

  • Accounting for Management
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Globalization Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Management Information System
  • Corporate Law

Majors & Elective Courses

Basically, 2-3 courses in each specialty are provided every semester. IMBA students are free to elect two or three programs from the following 6 specialties, and each program requires at least two courses to fulfill as a major. For an IMBA student receiving TaiwanICDF scholarship, Technology Management program is mandatory.

  • Technology Management
  • Information Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Financial Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Law for Science and Technology



Anaely Aguiar, Nicaraguan NTHU is, in every sense of the word, an incredible place. Particularly the IMBA Program in the College of Technology Management, students love the faculty, the classes, and the opportunities. Even though the IMBA experience can be rigorous and demanding, most students wouldn't trade their years here for anything.
Gabriela Turcios, Nicaraguan Glad to be an NTHU student, the university, staff, and classmates made my 2 years of study in Taiwan unforgettable! I'll be thankful for all the good memories and friends made through my stay in this country, considered as a second home to me!
Valerie Hii, Malaysian Excellent professors & initiative classmates with great global working experience to share & learn from. The teaching in IMBA provides clear explanations, examples & case studies that tailor for every MBA student who wishes to have a global view.
Corasonia Djafarli, Indonesian NTHU IMBA program had pushed me beyond my boundaries and helped me to reach what I thought to be unreachable goals.
Gorki Alfaro, Honduran The IMBA program has been one of the most exciting experiences of my life, it provides a new learning perspective through the interaction with cultures from around the world.
Abi Sugumar, Indian I have thoroughly enjoyed all courses in IMBA.To be, in particular, Marketing management which I took in my first year was my most favorite of all….. That course gave me a lot of insight about how to lead a team and as a team, we ourselves created a website for an imaginary Indian restaurant and formulated a marketing plan for the restaurant. The course was more practical, and was not in the traditional way of writing exams and memorizing things!
Abraham Galeano, Nicaraguan There is a bunch of experiences that I can share about what I have learned so far from studying this IMBA at NTHU. Courses like Marketing, Finance, Accounting or Service Security have opened my mind to broader concepts and procedures, and how I can apply them in the everyday business world. Now, I know from Marketing how to value my costumes, learning from their needs and what technology platform can be used to reach them. Accounting and Finance opened my eyes to see clearly companies and markets behavior, by analyzing statements and finding the information you never thought it was there, while Service Security gives you a true vision of how important security is for your company beyond system securities and encrypted passwords. I have enriched my perspective of the world thanks to my invaluable professors' experience, a stimulating multicultural environment, and of course, Taiwan's inspiring culture.
Last updated Dec 2017

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About the School

National Tsing Hua University was established in Beijing in 1911 as “Tsing Hua Academy.” In 1956, National Tsing Hua University was re-established at its present location in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

National Tsing Hua University was established in Beijing in 1911 as “Tsing Hua Academy.” In 1956, National Tsing Hua University was re-established at its present location in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Read less