Graduation: Thesis & Oral Defense (Updated: Nov 2020)
Important Timeline

ITEM

FALL (1st Semester)

SPRING (2nd Semester)

Decide Thesis or Business Plan

Prior to finding an Advisor

Prior to finding an Advisor

Find your Advisor (Step 1)

Jul 1 ~ Jul 31

Jan 1 ~ Jan 31

Graduation Application (Step 2)

Aug 1 ~ Nov 30

Feb 1 ~ Apr 30

Oral Defense (Step 3)

Sep 14 ~ Feb 1

Feb 22 ~ Jul 31

Graduation Application Withdraw

(If necessary)

Jan 25 ~ Feb 1 Jul 26 ~ Jul 31

Departure Procedures

Deadline: Feb 18

Deadline: 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 christychiu@ntu.edu.tw
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 https://management.ntu.edu.tw/en/faculty/

 

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 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 2 Dec (Fall) or 15 May (Spring).

 


2.1ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ORAL THESIS (https://gra103.aca.ntu.edu.tw/degree/index_main_en.asp) 


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 handing it into the office.

Note:
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.


2.2 Submit all Application Forms and Thesis Proposal to GMBA office (Hardcopy or softcopy)

Document 1. A signed copy of the Online Graduation Application
Document 2.
COURSE SELECTION RESULTS (Screenshot or print-out)
Document 3. TRANSCRIPTS
Document 4. Thesis Outline (at least 3 pages, NO specific format).


 


Document 2 COURSE SELECTION RESULTS


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”


Document 3 TRANSCRIPTS

You may apply for your transcripts via myNTU.

Document 4 THESIS OUTLINE

Your thesis draft should be at least 3 pages.  This can be your content or index page of your thesis.


 
Step 3. Oral Defense

3.1 Apply to the GMBA office at least ONE WEEK prior to your oral defense date via the following link:
GMBA ORAL DEFENSE APPLICATION

 

Note:

  • Deadline: Fall semester- Feb 1; Spring semester- Jul 31
  • Please prepare your final version of the thesis (both hard copies and soft copies) for your advisor and committee members ONE week prior to your oral defense.
  • Oral defense time: Suggestion - Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Please confirm with your Advisor(s)
  • The defense classroom/discussion room will be equipped with a projector (VGA slot), but there may not be a computer.  Please prepare your own laptop or you can borrow a laptop, clicker, and/or HDMI/VGA converter from the GMBA office.  If you need air-conditioning, please contact the information desk on 1/F
  • Oral defense preparation:
    - 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.

 

After you have sent the application, GMBA office will help to prepare all the necessary forms for the oral defense and send to you via email.  So please fill in the application form correctly and precisely.


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 the 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
3.2 Submit hardcopies and softcopies to GMBA office and NTU Library
 
  • Submit 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 the library, please print out at least 3 hard copies, 2 for the 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)