NTU’s Global MBA program emphasizes a rigorous core curriculum designed to provide students from all academic backgrounds a solid foundation in general business education. From this foundation, students may customize their studies through a wide range of available elective courses. In this way, students leave the Global MBA ready to navigate the 21st century business landscape while focusing their education on their individual interests, expertise, and aspirations.
The Curriculum


We recommend a two-year plan of study for completion of the Global MBA. However, the timeline is flexible based on the individual’s needs. You may squeeze the study in 1 year, or you may finish in 1.5 or 2 years.  If you are a part-time student or you would like to join our exchange program, you may have a longer study period of up to 3 or 4 years.

Courses Offered

Core Courses

Elective Courses

  • Advertising & Marketing Communication
  • Asian Business Consulting (ABC)
  • Business Communication
  • Business Model Canvas: How to Build a Start-Up
  • Chinese Family Business
  • Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Crisis Management
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Data Science and Business Analytics
  • Digital Trends and Management in Cloud Computing
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • ESG Investing
  • Fit to Lead
  • From CFO to CEO
  • Game Theory and Business
  • Global Entrepreneurial Finance : Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Global Investment: Markets, Instruments and Risk Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership Practice
  • Management Information System
  • Managing Strategic Alliances from a Global Perspective
  • Negotiation Strategies and Skills
  • Platform Strategy
  • Strategic Management of Technological Innovation
  • Systems Thinking and Learning Organization
  • Thesis Writing
  • Trade Policy Uncertainty and Corporate Resilience in Global Business Practice
  • Wine and Spirit Cultural Business
  • Winning Strategies of Asian Semiconductor Industry in Global Chip Contest

Notes when choosing your electives


Students may elect to take a maximum of six credits of Chinese-taught classes to satisfy the Global MBA degree requirements.
All elective classes must be at the Master’s or Graduate level (i.e., the courses with the “M” or “U” codes) and offered by the NTU College of Management.  If you will be taking courses from NTNU or NTUST, please check with the GMBA office if the courses may meet graduation requirements.


Chinese Language Courses


For international students, Chinese language courses for all skill levels are offered, free of charge, for up to one year through NTU’s Office of International Affairs. Although these courses are taken for credit and will appear on students’ transcripts, they do not count towards the Global MBA graduation requirement.

Academic Ethics Course

Graduate students admitted from the academic year 2018-2019 onwards are required to pass six hours of academic ethics courses according to the regulations of National Taiwan University.  Online academic ethics courses are available here: After you complete the courses and pass the final exam, you may download the certificate of completion after 12:00 noon the next day. Please show this certificate when you apply for your graduation.
Online Ethics Course Guideline

Credit Transfer


If you have taken business-related credit classes, those credits may transfer to GMBA graduation credits.  Details please see: GMBA Freshman Credit Transfer Application Regulations

GMBA Previous Credit Requirements

Graduation Requirements


For Students admitted in 2017 onwards, a completion of thirty-nine (39) credits, including eight (8) core courses and a MBA thesis, is required for graduation.


For Students admitted in 2014, 2015 and 2016, a completion of thirty-nine (39) credits, including ten (10) core courses and a MBA thesis, is required for graduation.


For detailed information please see HERE.