The accounting Department provides talented students with the knowledge necessary to successfully compete in tomorrow's business environment. The department upholds its tradition of excellence by recruiting highly respected and knowledgeable faculty, preparing students for professional licenses in accounting, and supporting theoretical and applied research projects relevant to accounting profession. In order to keep up with the quick pace of domestic and international economic development and to meet the need for high-level executives in the field of accounting, the accounting Department established the master program (MBA, with major in accounting) in 1990. Aspiring to raise the standards of research and education in accounting, the department also established a doctoral program in 1993.
The core curriculum of the accounting Department can be divided into four different concentrations: general accounting, auditing, taxation, and accounting information systems. In order to give students a broad knowledge of business fundamentals, the department also offers various elective courses that combine accounting and other business disciplines. Because accounting is by nature an applied social, the department puts a tremendous emphasis on the connection between theoretical study and practical application. Most core courses are designed to include case studies, and experts in the field are frequently invited to speak and interact with students at seminars and roundtable discussions organized by the department. Furthermore, many students volunteer for VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance), helping individuals and small businesses file income tax returns, and gaining valuable experience in tax preparation process. Students wishing to obtain international exposure can participate in the exchange program between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and the Department of accounting at NTU. The program allows our students to simultaneously earn a Master of Science in accounting degree (MSA) from Illinois and an MBA degree with a concentration in accounting from NTU.
The main library of NTU houses over 3,366,000 volumes of books and 34,000 aticles of academic journals, which provide for a treasure of knowledge. In addition, the College presently maintains a Management library adjacent to the College of Management Building. It contains nearly 300 volumes of books in Chinese and 4,600 in English. It also has a collection of neraly 400 periodical journals, including 370 in English and 17 in Chinese.
In addition to the main computing center of the University and the College of Management, the department operates a computer center catering to faculty and students housed in the center are the following:
server (3), PC (30), NB (10), projector (2), laser printer (10), scanner (1), bluetooth mouse (4), pen recorder(6), digital camera (2), digital video (1), and photostat(3).
The Department offers a four-year program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration. A student must compelete a minimum of 133 credit hours, of which 96 are required.
Principles of Accounting (6), Intermediate Accounting (6), Advanced Accounting (6), Cost & Management Accounting (6), Auditing (6), Economics (6), Statistics (6), Accounting Information Systems (3), Business Management (3)
Business law (3), Calculus (6), Financial Management (3), Outline of Civil Code B (3), Tax Regulation (3)
The Department of accounting offers a two-year program leading to the degree of Master of Business Administration in anccounting. A minimum of 45 coursework plus a master thesis is required for this MBA program.
Accounting Information Systems Seminar (3), Advanced Auditing (3), Advanced Financial Accounting theory (3), Advanced Management Accounting (3) Among elective courses, our MBA program requires at least 9 credits in the accounting category, 3 credits in the methology category, and 12 credits in management categroy.
The Department of accounting offers the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. a minimum of 43 credits of coursework, which includes 15 credits in required courses, 19 credits in imperative elective courses and 9 credits in general elective courses are required. In addition, a doctoral dissertation is also necessary for the fulfillment of the requirement of a Ph.D., degree.
The following courses are prerequisites and can be waived with the approval of the chairman: Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting / Management Accounting, Auditing
Empirical Research in accounting (I) (3), Empirical Research in Accounting (II) (3), Analytical and Behavioral Research in Accounting (3), Thesis Writing (I) (3), Thesis Writing (II) (3)
Accounting Research Workshop (I) (1), Accouning Research Workshop (II) (1), Accounting Research Workshop (III) (1), Accounting Research Workshop (IV) (1), Research methodology courses have to be elected: Econometric theory (I) (3), Microeconomics (I) (3)
At least two of the following research methodology courses have to be elected: Econometric Theory (II) (3), Econometric Theory (III) (3), Multivariate Analysis (3), Experimental Design (3)
NTU currently has collaboration agreements with 310 universities and colleges in 51 countries, and the NTU College of Management has over 80 partner schools worldwide. Each year the College provides an opportunity for 180 students to attend the international exchange program for a semester or one year. In addition to exchange opportunities, the Department of Accounting has the following dual degree and joint degree programs:
Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Financial Management, General Management, Financial Planning and Analysis
Most students graduating from department of accounting or with an MBA in accounting seek jobs in accounting firms. There are also students choose to work in accounting or finance departments in companies, which others take the national exams to work in governmental accounting, auditing, tax, and SEC departments. After staying in CPA firms for three to five years, some transfer to other companies according to their interests and opportunities. Actually, it is not difficult for those in the accounting profession to transfer to other fields related to business. However, vice versa, those majoring in other fields might struggle to surpass accounting professionals. Our mission is to provide solid accounting training along with over-all management skills. With integrated accounting training, we are confident our students will become outstanding leaders in public or private institutions in future.