Graduation Step by Step (Updated: Jun 2019)
Important Timeline


FALL (1st Semester)

SPRING (2nd Semester)

Decide Thesis or Business Plan

Prior to finding an Advisor

Prior to finding an Advisor

Find your Advisor

Jul 31

Jan 31

Graduation Application

Dec 2

Apr 30

Oral Defense

Feb 3

Jul 31

Graduation Application Withdraw

(If necessary)

Feb 3

Jul 31

Departure Procedures

Feb 17

Aug 20

Thesis Workshop

The GMBA office will be holding two thesis workshops every year in around Nov and/or Dec.  

For graduation and thesis related queries, please feel free to contact Christy at
Step 1. Course selection & Find your thesis advisor
  • Register the course "Master Thesis" during the course selection period
  • Only full-time professors can be your thesis advisor
  • If you would like to invite an adjunct professor, you need another full-time professor to be your thesis advisor. The faculty’s title can be found at


Find Your Thesis Advisor


  • Recommend that you find your advisor(s) by Jan 31 (Spring) or Jul 31 (Fall)
  • Fill up the Thesis Advisor Agreement Form
        (a) Please ask your advisor to sign on the Agreement Form. If you may have 2 advisors, please ask them to       sign on the same form.
        (b) Submit it to the GMBA office
Step 2. Graduation Application

Submit hard copies of the documents listed below to the GMBA office no later than 30 Nov (Fall) or 30 Apr (Spring).


Fill in the information and the application form will be generated.  Please print it out and ask your Thesis Advisor to sign on it before hand in to the office.

Year of Graduation please fill in the month that you planned to do the oral defense.  If you have not decided yet, please choose the last option from the list.



After logging in, click on “Course Selection Results”. Take the screenshot of the “Course Selection Results” and submit the hard copy to the GMBA office.

NTU Online Course Information:

Screenshot example of the “Course Selection Results”


You may apply your transcripts via myNTU.
Step 3. Oral Defense

Prepare the documents listed below and hand-in all the forms to the GMBA office after your oral defense.



  • Deadline: Fall semester- 31 Jan; Spring semester- 31 Jul
  • Oral defense time: Suggestion - Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Please confirm with Advisor
  • You can borrow laptop and clicker from the GMBA office, and if you need air-condition, please contact the information desk on 1F
  • Recommendation
    - Hard copies of your thesis
    - Pens and pads
    - Snacks/lunchbox and drink/water
  • If you have non-NTU committee, he/she can have free parking.  Please apply to the office in advance.



*Please send the application form to the GMBA office one week prior to the Oral Defense.

       *Do not change the format of this form


     *Committee members only


Committee Member Guidelines

  • A committee of 3-5 members (including advisor), no limitation on number of NTU or non-NTU members. 


  • Members of the committee should contribute to the topic, creativity, presentation, or technical aspects of thesis, and have at least one of the following traits:
    - Current or past (assistant) professor
    - Current or past (assistant) researcher of the Academia Sinica of Taiwan
    - A Ph.D., accomplished in the thesis related field
    - An accomplished expert of the thesis related field (Committee members are usually confirmed by your advisor) 

  • A committee member cannot be your family member. 


  • Other preparation arrangements are at the discretion of thesis advisor.
After your oral defense
  • Hand all the graduation required documents to the GMBA office after your defense.


  • Amend your thesis according to the comments of your oral defense committee.



  • When the soft copy is approved by library, please print out at least 3 hard copies, 2 for NTU library and 1 to the GMBA office.  Please note that the cover page should be burgundy or dark red in color. (Details please read the Thesis Guideline)