1.1. The Institutions will establish the Program whereby qualified NTU students may earn a Master's degree from Illinois by completing three semesters of coursework (no thesis required) at Illinois.
1.2. Subject to Article 4 of this Agreement, Illinois may accept applications from prospective NTU students to transfer credits from NTU which, upon approval by Illinois, may count toward the number of graduate credit hours required for the award of the Illinois Master of Science degree in Technology Management.
1.3. Each Institution has established its own degree completion requirements. Students must satisfy all degree requirements of the Institution granting the degree in order to successfully complete the Program.
1.4. Each Institution has established its own minimum qualifications, application review criteria, and prerequisite requirements for all applicants. Each Institution will apply its existing requirements and criteria in determining the acceptability of applicants to the Program.
Article 2: Numbers
The number of NTU students admitted into the Program at Illinois pursuant to this Agreement in each academic year will be contingent upon the number of qualified applicants as well as the number of spaces available and other considerations on a case-by-case basis.
Article 3: Nomination of Students and Enrollment
3.1. All potential candidates from NTU must meet the following requirements:
3.1.1 Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business ("BBA-IB") students: Applicants in this category must be registered in the NTU's BBA-IB Program at the time of his/her application to be admitted into the Master of Science in Technology Management at Illinois.
3.1.2 Master of Business Administration in International Business ("MBA-IB") students: Applicants in this category must have earned at least a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) and be registered in the NTU's MBA-IB Program at the time of his/her application under this Agreement.
3.2. Illinois will conditionally admit students into the Master of Science in Technology Management upon certification by NTU that the student has completed all course requirements for the award of either the Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business or the Master of Business Administration in International Business.
3.3. All applicants must satisfy the minimum grade point average requirements and meet the English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into graduate programs at Illinois. The minimum proficiency may be demonstrated by providing official score reports from a Test of English as a Foreign Language ("TOEFL") or from an International English Language Testing System ("IELTS") examination taken within the two years immediately preceding the date of application. More information on the admission requirements for the Master of Science in Technology Management is available at: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/mstm/admissions. English Proficiency requirements are listed on the Illinois Graduate College website at https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/instructions/04c.
3.4. Students who successfully complete the Master of Science degree in Technology Management at Illinois may apply for admittance to a Ph.D. program at either Illinois or NTU and will be subject to the same application procedures, admission requirements, and review criterion as all other applicants to the selected Program at each Institution.
Article 4: Responsibilities of Illinois
4.1. Illinois will provide NTU with the information and materials necessary to advertise and promote the Program among its student population. Students shall register for courses via the Self-Service portal.
4.2. Illinois will accept applicants from NTU and will enroll them as full-time, degree-seeking graduate Students for the Master of Science degree in Technology Management, provided they meet the normal standards and criteria for admission to the Program.
4.3. NTU students accepted into the Master of Science degree in Technology Management at Illinois are expected to begin their program in the Fall semester at Illinois which typically begins at the end of August and ends in August.
4.4. Illinois will award the Master of Science degree in Technology Management to students who have completed all requirements for the award of the degree including completing the number of credit hours required for award of the degree, which is forty hours of graduate credit. Minimum cumulative GPA is 2.75.
4.5. Transfer of Credits from NTU:
4.5.1 Illinois may accept applications from NTU students who are accepted and enrolled in the Master of Science degree in Technology Management degree program to transfer to Illinois up to eight graduate credit hours from NTU. Applications for transfer of credits must be made at the end of the first semester at Illinois.
4.5.2 Upon review and approval by Illinois a NTU student may transfer to Illinois up to eight of graduate credit hours for graduate courses completed at NTU and which has been approved by the Registrar of NTU.
4.5.3 Illinois will only consider graduate level courses taken within the last five years in any request for transfer of credits. The grade in each course must be at least B or better to be awarded credit by Illinois. Illinois will not consider credit hours that have already been used to meet the requirements of a completed degree program at NTU.
4.5.4 All of the credit hours approved by Illinois under this provision will count toward fulfilling the credit hours required to be awarded the Master of Science degree in Technology Management by Illinois.
4.6. After successful completion of all the program requirements (including complying with financial obligations), Illinois will award a Master of Science degree in Technology Management to NTU student participants. Conferral of degrees for students starting the program in the Summer Semester generally occurs at the end of the Spring term. Conferral of degrees for students starting the program in the Fall Semester generally occurs at the end of the Summer term.
Article 5: Finances and Services
5.1. Students will be required to register as full-time, degree-seeking students at the Institution at which they are matriculating in any given semester and will be subject to the standard tuition and fees as assessed by that Institution. At Illinois, NTU Students will be responsible to pay full, non-resident tuition and fees, as assessed to all other international enrollees.
5.2.Neither Illinois nor NTU will be responsible for the following costs incurred by Students:
5.2.1 transportation to and from Illinois.
5.2.2 room and board expenses.
5.2.3 textbooks, clothing, and personal expenses.
5.2.4 student service fees, including adequate health insurance coverage, which are typically assessed to all full-time students by the Institution hosting the student in any given semester.
5.2.5 passport and visa costs.
5.2.6 Any other debts incurred during the course of the Program.
Article 6: Insurance During all times relevant to this Agreement, each Party shall maintain general liability insurance or sufficient financial resource, whether through a commercial policy or through a program of self-insurance. Each Party shall comply with applicable laws governing workers' compensation and mandatory insurance for vehicles. NTU will advise their students attending Illinois that they shall be responsible for maintaining travel and health insurance coverage with minimum limits of $100,000 per accident or illness, medical evacuation coverage with minimum limits of $25,000 and repatriation coverage with minimum limits of $50,000.
Article 7: Application Date Application Period: September 1, 2023 - October 17, 2023, 12pm