Thesis Proposal Competition

To encourage and assist GMBA students to develop high-quality dissertations, we have initiated the Thesis Proposal Competition. The competition will be held in the Fall semester with the dates announced by the GMBA Office.


Target Participants

All GMBA students who are planning to complete their dissertations are encouraged to enroll.  

  • The deadline for submitting the thesis proposal will be on December 8, 2023. 
  • The submissions will be evaluated by a committee of professors and the best submissions will be shortlisted.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Presentation session in December. 
  • Participants in the Presentation will have 10 minutes to make their presentation (excluding Q&A) to the Judges.


Rules for Participation

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled GMBA students.
  • Once the Thesis proposal has been submitted, the topic should not be changed. If this is unavoidable, please contact the competition coordinator to discuss the situation.
  • A GMBA Thesis Proposal can be
    • An Academic Thesis
    • A Case Study
    • A Business Proposal
  • The Proposals should include
    • a clear introduction to the research problem
    • a background and significance section,
    • literature review,
    • research design and method
  • The Proposal should be 
    • Approximately 1~5 pages in length, excluding appendices, references, and cover pages.
    • Formatted in Times New Roman 12pnts, double space.
    • Citations and Headings should be Academically formatted in APA or similar.
    • Be proofread prior to submission.

Prizes for the competition are divided into two categories:

  • The winner(s) of the Gold Prize will receive a conditional* scholarship award of up to NT$ 50,000.
  • The winner(s) of the Silver Prize will receive a conditional* scholarship award of up to NT$ 40,000.
  • The winner(s) of the Bronze Prize will receive a conditional* scholarship award of up to NT$ 25,000.
* Scholarships are conditional on meeting GMBA quality standards and rules for participation.

Once a Candidate has been selected as a recipient of this award

  • A portion of the scholarship award will be paid upon receiving the recipient's confirmation.
  • The remainder of the award is conditional upon
    • there being no major diversion from the topic submitted to the Thesis Proposal Competition,
    • passing the oral defense within the Academic Year in which the competition was hosted,
      • First-year students with established reasons may apply for an extension to this deadline from the Thesis Committee Coordinator and the Director of GMBA.
    • the degree to which the submission satisfied academic, structural, and quality criteria.
  • Check-ins will be conducted to ensure prize recipients stay on track and meet quality requirements.
  • Recipients may be asked to write a blog or join a thesis writing seminar to share their Thesis Writing Journey with their peers. We believe that such sharing will help peers overcome some of the barriers in their own thesis writing journey.