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Curriculum

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Bachelor

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ECONOMICS (B0302)

This course of principles of economics covers the basic economic theories and relevant issues in the fields of microeconomics and macroeconomics. The topics discussed in the sequence of microeconomics include demand and supply, consumption theory, production cost and the structures of various markets. On the other hand, the topics discussed in the sequence of macroeconomics include national income, general prices, unemployment, macroeconomic modeling, macroeconomic policies, money, financial intermediaries, economic growth and so on.

 

LEARNING IN UNIVERSITY (T0863)

The course aims to help students to have the basic knowledge and skills for being university students, and have better understanding of their own learning styles, learning, emotion, career, and social.

 

INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (B0130)

The goal of this lecture is to present a treatment of the methods of microeconomics that would allow students to apply these tools on their own and not just passively absorb the predigested cases described in the text. In particular, we emphasize the fundamental conceptual foundations of microeconomics and to provide concrete examples of their application rather than to attempt to provide an encyclopedia of terminology and anecdote.

 

INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (B0301)

This course is designed to serve as the primary lecture for undergraduate students in mathematical economics. We assumes that the student is familiar with calculus through partial differentiation and with basic matrix operations. The student will learn by repeated application how mathematics and economics interlaminate each other, how particular mathematical tools have developed to deal with problems of the types that frequently occur in economics, and mathematical tools.

 

INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (B0373)

Macroeconomics is the study of long-run and short-run performances of an economy as a whole, concerning the issues about long-run economic growth and short-run fluctuation of national income, general prices, unemployment, interest rate, and so on. As such, this course will first introduce the development of various macroeconomic theories, then demonstrate the application of these theories to analyze the movements of the economic variables mentioned above, and finally illustrate the macroeconomic policies that can affect the performance of the whole economy.

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (B0481)

This course aims to introduce basic theory, practice& cases of business management; particularly making comparison about the business model of different industries. It is expected to help learner build the fundamentals for advanced management courses.

 

REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT (M0519)

1 combines theory and practice

2 in order to practice as an analysis of the case

3. Profits and risks of real estate investment operations.

4. The importance of asset allocation of real estate trust, real estate securitization and derivatives in.

5 trends in the domestic real estate market and property management.

6 comparative analysis of real estate trends on both sides agency brokerage and investment industry.

 

INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS (B0125)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and application of simple and multiple regression analyses. It intends to provide students a working knowledge of basic econometric tools so that they can apply these tools to modeling, estimation and inference in the context of real world economic problems by using the multiple regression.

 

PUBLIC FINANCE (B0146)

Public policy is not the product of policy experts but rather is the result of democratic decision making. A complete understanding of the public sector must incorporate an understanding of those political institutions that actually produce public policy. This lecture attempts to integrate the study of the various aspects of public sector economics by viewing all the government’s activities as a product of the democratic decision-making process.

 

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE (B0202)

This course studies the theory and practice of international finance. We will focus on the issues regarding the evolution of international finance institutions, the determining factors of exchange rate, the influence of exchange rate, the basic concepts of hedging, arbitraging, and speculating, and the basic operation of options and futures.

 

MONEY & BANKING (B0263)

This course uses a basic economic principles to organize student’s thinking about the financial market. The related topics include understanding interest rates, the behavior of interest rates, banking and the management of financial institutions, the foreign exchange markets, central banking and the conduct of monetary policy, and the transmission mechanisms of monetary policy.

 

FINANCIAL ECONOMICS (B0453)

This course provides various fundamental concepts on corporate finance to develop the applications of corporate financial planning. The topics include the knowledge of financial statements, short-term and long-term planning of corporate financial structure, interest rate, corporate bond and stock. The issues of capital investment decision and the return on project investment will also be discussed.

 

MACROECONOMIC MODELS AND APPLICATIONS (I) (B1035)

This course attempts to teach 2 models of macroeconomic theory and their application, including Neoclassical macroeconomic or so-called market clearing model, and IS-LM macroeconomic model. The focus of their application is on the effectiveness of macroeconomic policies such as fiscal, monetary, international economic policy.

 

THE ECONOMICS OF NETWORK INDUSTRIES (B1128)

The objective of the course is to introduce students to the economics of network industries. This course examines how characteristics of network goods in individual industries affect the adoption of a technology, strategic interactions among firms and consumers’ choices of products and services they buy. These industries include the telephone, computer hardware, computer software, airline services, banking services, and many more. We will also discuss the regulatory practices that arise in network industries such as access policies, regulatory reforms and antitrust.

 

GLOBAL BUSINESS: MAGATRENDS & STRATEGIES (B1141)

The purpose of this subject is to study the competitiveness/success or failure/performance of nations, industries & enterprises, from their megatrend and strategy.

 

TOPICS IN MICROECONOMICS (I) (B1142)

The focus of this course is on demand theory, and the purpose is to improve the understanding of demand theory, and the power of its applications.

 

TOPICS IN MICROECONOMICS (II) (B1143)

The focus of this course is on the firm,and the purpose is to imporve the understanding of the theory of the firm, and the power of its applications.

 

TOPICS IN MICROECONOMICS (III) (B1144)

This course will introduce a new field of social science-happiness research. First, we explore the value of happiness. In Part II, by reviewing the theory of microeconomics, we talk about different concepts of utility and discuss some characteristics of human behavior. Part III provides a new theoretical framework of happiness and examines two hypotheses. We then introduce some methods of measuring happiness and provide a brief discussion of positive psychology. The main purpose of this course is to help students to have a better thinking about the way to improve their happiness.

 

INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS (B1400)

The Basic Issues in Industrial Economics covers issues about the Introduction of Industrial Economics, Taiwan’s market structure, the empirical evidence.

This course aims to introduce how the market structure and the interaction of the firms affect the economics as a whole. Moreover, we will also introduce some government policies and their feedbacks on firms' behaviors and social welfare.

 

ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS (B1401)

This course aims to introduce how the market structure and the interaction of the firms affect the economics as a whole. Moreover, we will also introduce some government policies and their feedbacks on firms' behaviors and social welfare.

 

FINANCIAL MARKET AND INSTITUTIONS (B1440)

In this course, we will survey the financial system in two features. First, we will study financial instruments, or securities. Exactly what are these financial instruments, and what is their role in our economy? Second, we will look at financial markets where investors can buy and sell stocks, bonds, and various other instruments.

 

MARKETING (B0061)

This course will provide student the different marketing theories. The latest successful cases and popular marketing issues will also be discussed. The student will benefit from this course to have the ability solving marketing problems in the future.

 

INSURANCE (B0109)

This course aims to introduce students the basic concepts of risk management and insurance and to illustrate the six basic principles as well. In the discussion of case studies, the importance of risk management and insurance and the application skills are focused. In addition, aspects of insurance operation and essential issues are also illustrated in the class.

 

INDUSTRIAL POLICY (B0251)

The purpose of this course is enable the students to make appropriate investment decision. Lectures will cover theories and analytical approaches of industrial development and investment. The students are required to write a report on investment portfolio.

 

APPLIED ECONOMETRICS (B0556)

This goal of this course is to introduce and demonstrate how an economist derives an empirical model from a theoretical model, and then estimates the empirical model by using softwares on economic data. The econometric methods such as multiple regression, maximum likelihood method and quantile regression will be applied to the analysis of real economic data. It will demonstrate how to test the hypothesis coming from the economic theory.

 

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION MANAGEMENT (B0696)

How to minimize risk and maximize profit is the fundamental of a financial institution. First, it should get stable and low cost fund, then use those fund efficiently by financing and investment. Additionally, the financial institution should minimize it's risk: interst rate, market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, and so on, by effective management if these risks. Finally, how the government play the regulatory role appropriately on financial institution management to stabilize the financial market also is the import part of this course.

 

SEMINAR ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY (B1530)

Foreign students are welcome. The content include related issues with International Trade. Trade and Foreign Direct Investment, Energy, Outsourcing, Merge, Intellectual Property Right, Research and Development. We analyze the welfare effect on consumer, firm, and government which are caused by F.T.A., C.U. and Global Free Trade. Classmates question and value the presentation each other. Refer to cartoon textbook of Economics, local and international news. Share your knowledge with your classmates by the group meeting. Acquire the abilities such as analyzing and create on learning and job.

 

MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (M0399)

This course endeavor to cultivate a motive for sensitive to economic phenomena. We will use the examples of problem solving or phenomenon explanation to draw students’ attention. From basic rational choice model to behavioral economics, we will aware some economic model are not so intuitive. Except for self-interest, is there any other elements that guiding our behavior? For example, fairness, justice, compassion, etc.

 

LABOR ECONOMICS (B0268)

The main goal of this course is to introduce the fundamental concepts in labor economics such as labor demand, labor supply, and equilibrium. This course will also provide an introduction of various labor topics such as wage level, working hour, and current affairs analysis.

 

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT AND MANAGEMENT (M0623)

1 combining theory and practice.

2 By the time series data to provide indicators of market dynamics.

3 To investigate the interaction between the economy and the real estate investment business cycle indicators of operating practices.

4 investigate profits and risks of real estate investment management.

5 Discussion of real estate trusts, real estate securitization and future trends derivatives.

6. Understanding of domestic real estate market trends.

7 comparative analysis of real estate trends and investment on both sides.

 

ECONOMETRICS (B0124)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and application of simple and multiple regression analyses. It intends to provide students a working knowledge of basic econometric tools so that they can apply these tools to modeling, estimation and inference in the context of real world economic problems by using the multiple regression.

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY AND POLICY (B0219)

This course aims to introduce students some basic international trade theories, including Ricardian Model, Heckscher-Ohlin Model, New Trade Theory, and so on. Moreover, we will also introduce some trade policies, such as tariff, quota, and FTA.

 

REGULATORY ECONOMICS (B0475)

This course introduces antitrust law, economic regulation and social regulation. We will start from a perfect competition market. Keeping a market without entry barrier becomes the center of antitrust law. However, when the production cost can be lower with only one firm in the market, government needs another kind of regulation to ensure the economy having both the cost advantage and low price. Finally, for the problems of externality, product safety, and worker safety, the social regulation should be applied to maintain a cleaner and safer environment.

 

FAIR TRADE LAW (B0499)

The aim of the Fair Trade Law is to maintain trading order, protect consumer interests, ensure fair competition, promote economic stability and prosperity. The contents of the Law concludes two main parts, one is restrictive business practices, such as monopolies, mergers, concerted actions and other restraints; the other is unfair trade practices of the enterprises. To promote the effects of studying, this course will respectively analysis each regulatory article and practical examples for the students.

 

TOPIC ON INTERNATIONAL FINANCE (B0834)

The course will focus on markets and financial instruments of foreign exchange and interest rates, including how these markets operate and how these instruments are valued. Students will also understand why hedging FX/Interest Rate risk could add value, how to hedge and the advantage and limitation of hedging risks. Discussions such as raising capital globally and financial crisis will also be included in the course.

 

INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT AND STOCK INVESTMENT (B0929)

The main purpose of this course is to analyze the relationship between stock market & industry development in a country; secondly introduce the method of fundamental analysis & technical analysis about stock investment; particularly emphasize the imperative of excellent or unique investment philosophy for any investor.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (B0295)

This course introduces the country's economic development and international economic relations in order to build students' understanding of the concept of economic development. The course includes the comparison of developing countries, the classical theory of economic development and current economic development theory. In addition, the course also introduces domestic issue or policy such as poverty and equality, the relation between population growth and economic development, urbanization and rural-urban migration, human capital, international trade and development strategies etc.

 

TAIWAN INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT FROM 1902 (B1227)

In this course, we will discuss Taiwan indsutrial development and policies since 1902 to now

 

INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (B1509)

The Entrepreneurial Economy can be defined as an economy where entrepreneurship plays a key role in generating economic growth (Audretsch, Keilbach, and Lehmann, 2006). This study will introduce the economics of entrepreneurship, and use Taiwan as a case study.

 

BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS (B1528)

Behavioral economics is an emerging science of psychology and economics to study the decision-making behavior under the economic and financial situations. This course will introduce the important advocates of behavioral economics and their backgrounds, as well as the theoretical framework. Through the dialogue of economics, behavioral science, psychology, experimental economics, and empirical researches, so that students can apply the behavioral economics to their life.

 

ECONOMIC GROWTH (B1531)

This class introduces the essential historical, empirical and theoretical features of Economic Growth and Development, which explores the question of why certain countries are rich and others are poor, and why some countries grow quickly and others slowly from an economist’s point of view. From the accumulation of capital to the role of geography, the class will explore the various determinants of the ‘success’ or ‘failure’ of a country today over time. Both an empirical and theoretical approach will be used to answer these questions, supplemented by the most current literature in the field.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (T2628)

This course introduces the basic concepts related to global change and sustainable development. It encourages students to analyze problems resulting from consumption and production and the relationship between economic growth and prosperity. It also introduces command-and-control and economic incentive instruments and their applications to achieve sustainable development.
 

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