Program format: 3+1+1
Schools / Colleges represented and degrees offered through this Program Agreement:
|College of Management||Thunderbird School of Global Management|
|Bachelor of Business Administration
(Department of International Business)
|Master of Global Management|
|Master of Global Management (Global Business)|
|Master of Global Management (Global Affairs)|
|Master of Global Management (Global Digital Transformation)|
|Master of Global Management (Global Entrepreneurship)|
|Master of Global Management (Global Legal Studies)|
|Master of Global Management (Sustainability Solutions)|
|Master of Global Management (Public Policy)|
|Master of Global Management (Public Administration)|
|Master of Global Management (Nonprofit Leadership and Management)|
|Master of Global Management (Sustainable Tourism)|
|Master of Global Management (Global Development and Innovation)|
|Master of Global Management (Creative Industries and Design Thinking)|
|Master of Global Management (Digital Audience Strategy)|
|Master of Global Management (Global Healthcare Delivery)|
|Master of Global Management (Data Science)|
This International Academic Partnership Program Agreement (“Program Agreement”) is made between Department of International Business, College of Management, National Taiwan University, (“NTU”), and the Arizona Board of Regents (“ABOR”) for and on behalf of Arizona State University, USA (“ASU”) and is subject to the terms of the General Collaboration Agreement between the parties (the “General Agreement”), which are incorporated herein by reference and shall prevail in the event of a conflict with the terms of this Program Agreement. The parties agree as follows:
1.Agreement and variation
1.1.NTU and ASU agree to establish a collaborative education program known as the “NTU-ASU International Accelerated Degree Program” (the “Program”) under which qualified NTU’s undergraduate students who have successfully completed the first three (3) years of their bachelor’s degree curriculum may apply for admission to study at ASU (subject to all applicable ABOR and ASU policies, procedures and standards) for the next two (2) years to complete coursework in satisfaction of their bachelor’s degree to be awarded by NTU and a master’s degree to be awarded by ASU.
1.2.The parties will conduct the Program in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Program Agreement.
1.3.No agreement or understanding amending or varying the terms of this Program Agreement shall be legally binding on either party unless made in writing and signed by both parties.
2.1.The academic component of the Program will be implemented and administered in two phases. During Phase I, NTU will identify and encourage qualified students to become candidates for the Program during or before the third year of their four-year bachelor’s degree program at NTU. NTU will notify such students who have achieved the requisite level of performance to qualify for the Program at ASU, and will recommend that they apply for the Program at ASU Admission: https://admission.asu.edu/. ASU will evaluate these candidates’ applications and determine their admissibility to ASU. Those NTU students admitted by ASU will enter Phase II of the Program and continue their studies at ASU for the next two years (2) years according to the approved curricular Plan of Study (POS), completing requirements for their bachelor’s degree to be awarded by NTU as well as the requirements for a master’s degree to be awarded by ASU.
2.2.The following schools, colleges and academic units will participate in the Program (each, a “Participating Unit” and together, the “Participating Units”), and offer the following degree programs under this Program Agreement:
2.2.1.For ASU: Thunderbird School of Global Management/On-Ground Master of Global Management (all concentrations)
2.2.2.For NTU: College of Management: Bachelor of Business Administration (Department of International Business)
2.3.Each Participating Unit will require a Curricular Plan of Study (POS) approved by both NTU and ASU, which sets forth the required and elective courses necessary to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree at NTU and the master’s degree at ASU. The Curricular Plan of Study will detail each Participating Units’ course sequences to guide students’ progression through the Program. Each party may amend its respective Curricular Plan of Study as it deems necessary or appropriate, subject to the approval of the other party pursuant to Section 1.3 above.
2.4.Below is a description of the Program’s phases and requirements for students wishing to participate in the Program.
2.4.1.During their three (3) years of undergraduate study at NTU, students will complete courses required by their own disciplines as well as any extra English language training needed to achieve the language proficiency requirement for ASU admission.
2.4.2.NTU students who wish to proceed to Phase II will, during Year 3 at NTU, apply to ASU for the International Undergraduate Admission to Thunderbird School of Global Management/Bachelor of Global Management degree program in order to complete Year 4 of their undergraduate studies at ASU.
2.4.3.NTU students who have successfully completed their first three years of undergraduate study at NTU (including having earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4 points) and who satisfy ASU’s International Undergraduate Admission requirements will be admitted to study at ASU as undergraduates subject to their receipt of an F-1 visa. ASU will provide an official admission letter to each student to assist their application for an F-1 visa. Students are responsible for applying for the student visa and addressing all immigration matters with the appropriate authorities.
2.4.4.NTU students must meet the applicable English language proficiency requirements for ASU admission:
-Undergraduate English Proficiency: https://admission.asu.edu/international/undergrad/english-proficiency
-Graduate English Proficiency: https://admission.asu.edu/international/graduate/english-proficiency
2.4.5.NTU students who do not satisfy the criteria set forth in Sections 2.4.3 and 2.4.4 or who are unable to obtain an F-1 visa will not be eligible to continue in the Program.
2.4.6.Program students admitted to ASU will spend their first year at ASU (which will be Year 4 of their undergraduate studies) completing the approved curricula for their bachelor’s degree program.
2.4.7.Program students who successfully complete one year of degree-specific course work at ASU specified by the Curricular Plan of Study will be reviewed and evaluated by NTU. If approved, NTU will award the student an official certificate indicating that the student has fulfilled all of the course requirements for a bachelor’s degree at NTU.
Qualifying for Phase II
2.4.8.During their first year at ASU (Year 4 of their undergraduate studies), Program students who wish to pursue the Master of Global Management (MGM) or any of the MGM concentrations at ASU will apply to ASU’s Graduate College for Graduate Admission. ASU will assess and determine each applicant’s qualification for admission in the same manner as for other international students who apply to ASU, in accordance with ASU admission procedures and standards, and will admit students solely at its discretion following the process described in Section 2.4.10 below.
2.4.9.Upon issuance of the bachelor’s degree as described in Section 2.4.7, NTU will forward official copies of the graduation certificate and the student’s transcript in original language and English translation to ASU Graduate Admissions Services.
2.4.10.Upon receipt of the graduation certificate and transcript from NTU, ASU Graduate Admission Services, the Thunderbird School of Global Management will evaluate the student’s qualifications for admission. If the student meets ASU’s graduate admission standards, the student will be admitted into the chosen master’s program offered through this Program Agreement for which a Curricular Plan of Study has been provided and proceed to Phase II of the Program.
2.4.11.Program students who are not admitted into the graduate program at ASU will complete Year 4 of undergraduate study at ASU and will not continue Phase II of the Program.
2.4.12.Students who successfully proceed to Phase II of the Program will spend their second year at ASU (Year 5 of their studies) completing the approved curricula for their master’s degree program.
2.4.13.Program students in Phase II will be afforded all of the usual privileges of ASU’s full time international graduate students in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
2.4.14.Program students who successfully complete Phase II will be awarded a master’s degree from ASU.
2.5.Tuition and Fees
2.5.1.Student tuition and fees for NTU coursework will be established and collected by NTU and ASU shall have no claim against those fees.
2.5.2.Student tuition and fees for any coursework taken at ASU will be established and collected by ASU and NTU shall have no claim against those fees. NTU waives any and all rights to any commission on student tuition and fees paid to ASU.
NTU students studying at ASU are liable for all costs to study at ASU. The cost shall include all travel, room and board, insurance coverage, and all tuition and prescribed fees to be collected by ASU. The base tuition and fees for Phase II are those published by ASU for international students. Tuition and fees may be adjusted at the sole discretion of ASU.
3.Curriculum of Plan of Study (POS)
|Curriculum of Plan of Study (POS)||3 + 1 + 1
|Curriculum of Plan of Study (POS) NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY (NTU)
College of Management
Bachelor of Business Administration
(Department of International Business)
Total credit hours: 129
|ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU)
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Master of Global Management
(immersion only, including all concentrations)
Total credit hours: 49
|NTU Courses:||ASU Courses:|
|Freshman Undergraduate||Sophomore Undergraduate||Junior Undergraduate||Senior Undergraduate + First Year Graduate||Second Year Graduate (includes summer term)|
SEMESTER 1 & 2
SEMESTER 3 & 4
SEMESTER 5 & 6
UNDERGRAD 7 & 8.
GRADUATE SEMESTER 1 & 2
GRADUATE SEM. 3,4, &
|●General Core Courses (9)
●Math 4006 Calculus 1 (2)
●Math 4007 Calculus 2 (2)
●Math 4008 Calculus 3 (2)
●Math 4010 Calculus 4 (Applications in Economics and Management) (2)
(Above 4 courses are required but only 6 credits can be counted for required and 2 credits for elective)
●Econ 1020 Principle of Microeconomics (with Recitation) (4)
●Econ 1021 Principle of Macroeconomics (with Recitation) (4)
(Only count 6 credits)
●MGT 1003 Financial Accounting (A)(I)(3)
●MGT 1004 Financial Accounting (A)(I)(3)
●IB 1006 Introduction to International Business (3)
|●Liberal Education Courses (3)
●Elective Courses (4)
●LAWpre1002 Outline of Civil Code (b)(3)
●MGT2001 Statistics (I)(3)
●MGT2002 Statistics (I)(3)
●IB2002 Introduction to Mis (3)
●IB2008 Marketing Management (3)
●IB2009 Management (3)
●IB2010 Multinational Business Management (3)
●IB2011 Money and Banking (a)(3)
●IB2012 Financial Management (3)
|(Elective courses (15) from the following 7 courses)
●IB3002 Marketing Research (3)
●IB3010 Global Brand Management (3)
●IB3004 Investments (3)
●IB3005 International Financial Management (3)
●IB3006 International Finance: Theory and Policy (3)
●IB3007 International Trade: Theory and Policy (3)
●IB3008International Business Strategy (3)
●Liberal Education Courses (12)
●IB2014 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making (3)
●IB4004 Strategic Management (3)
|SEMESTER 7 UG/ SEMESTER 1 GRAD
●TGM 506 Communication and Negotiation Across Cultures (3)
●TGM 517 Global Accounting and Financial Management (3)
●ASU Undergraduate Elective Courses (9)
SEMESTER 8 UG/SEMESTER 2 GRAD
●TGM 545 Global Leadership and Strategy (3)
●TGM 557 Global Data and Marketing Analytics (3)
●ASU Undergraduate Elective Courses (9)
|FALL SEMESTER (15 credits)
●TGM 515 Navigating Global and Regional Business Environments (3)
● TGM 586 Global Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business (3)
●Concentration/Elective courses (9)
(There are currently 15 concentrations to choose from)
SPRING SEMESTER (16 credits)
●TGM 597 Thunderbird Integrative Experience (1)
●Concentration/Elective courses (15)
SUMMER (MAY- JUNE)(6 credits)
●TGM 596 Thunderbird Experiential Practicum (Global Challenge Lab) (6)
|Total credits: 32||Total credits: 34||Total Credits: 33||Total Credits: 30||Total Credits: 37|
|Total Departmental Required credits: 69
Total General Core Course credits: 9
Total Liberal Education Course credits:15
Total Elective Courses credits: 6
Total credits: 129 (Year1-4) / 166 (Year1-5)
●400 level completed at ASU must be approved by the partner university since students will be receiving their bachelor degree from their home institution.
●500 level courses will be used towards ASU's graduate programs.
●Students will apply and be admitted to the Thunderbird undergraduate program at ASU until they can apply to the MGM degree.
●In year four, students will have dual enrollment at NTU and ASU as an undergraduate until the NTU undergraduate is awarded
●Students will share 12 credit hours between the NTU and ASU programs. Other additional ASU undergraduate credit hours will transfer back to NTU to be included as part of the NTU undergrad program’s requirements basing on NTU school and department regulation.
●Students are required to take 12 credits minimum per semester in Year4 to maintain full time status for student visa.
●This POS is subject to change depending on mutual consent.
Application Period: September 1, 2023 - October 17, 2023, 12pm