Educational Goals
Educational Goals of Our department of Finance

Finance (Finance Theory and Practice)

Professional (Professional Knowledge)

Ethics (Financial Ethics and Social Responsibility)

Language (Foreign Language Skills and International Perspective)

Cooperation (Teamwork)

Educational Objectives
The Educational Objectives of Our department of Finance of National Taiwan University

During the meeting in December 3rd, 2008, the educational goals and core competencies for Our department of Finance for the undergraduate program, the graduate program, and the doctoral programs were passed. The following describes the educational objectives and core competencies of the undergraduate program, graduate program, and doctoral program:

Educational Objectives for the Undergraduate Program

The goal of our department is to foster familiarity to finance both in theory and in practice, to provide future leading business professionals and financial managers, in domestic and foreign financial institutions, with an international perspective and foreign language skills, team spirit, financial ethics, and social responsibility.

Core Competencies

Knowledge of Finance Theories and Practice of Professional Knowledge

Financial Ethics and Social Responsibility

Collaborative ability

International Perspective and Language Skills


Educational Objectives of the Graduate Program

The educational objectives of the graduate program are to cultivate familiarity toward financial theories and practice and related financial areas of research. Students also have to have financial market research capabilities, an international outlook, foreign language skills, team spirit, financial ethics, and social responsibility.


Core competencies

Knowledge of Finance Theories and Practical Professional Knowledge

Familiarity with Relevant Financial Research Results

Ability to Research Financial Markets

Financial Ethics and Social Responsibility


International Perspective and Language Skills


Educational Objectives for the Doctoral Program

The educational objectives for the doctoral program are to teach students modern finance theories and give them empirical knowledge and skills. Using a number of refined methods and providing our students with financial experiences, we cultivate teaching personnel specialized in financial theory and empirical research.


Core Competencies

Mastery in Modern Finance Theories and Practice in Empirical Knowledge and Skills

Refined Quantitative Methods

Financial Database Research Experience

Ability to undertake finance theory or empirical research independently

Ability to teach Finance Theories and Professional Practice

Course Map

In order to give students and parents a good understanding of the educational objectives and curriculum of Department of Finance of NTU and give students a clear career direction, we compiled all the charts: educational goals, core competencies, course classification, table of curriculum and core competencies, future development table, table of proposed future developments, table of future tests, table of curriculum planning framework, and table of graduates’ future developments on our website.

Through our course planning chart, we organized the recommended courses and credits for the undergraduate program, graduate program, and doctoral program and also cross-referencing recommended courses in various fields so that students and parents can understand the basic abilities required for each field.

Career Prospective for Alumni
Various Certification Exams

     The students of Department of Finance are all committed to obtaining licenses of relevant sectors, such as: the primary salesperson license, the senior salesperson license, the futures and securities salesperson license, and securities analysts’ license. Students in the insurance sector are also committed to obtaining the Actuary’s license. As for the international CFA exam, more and more students are working toward it.

Employment Options

Because of the continual development of the national economy and the governmental effort to internationalize and liberalize, the demand for domestic professionals increased dramatically. With the professional education and training provided by Department of Finance of NTU, the graduates of our department generally work with banks, insurance, securities, real estate, and corporate financial management. In the field of securities, securities brokers, underwriters, deals, mutual fund operations, securities analysts, investment advisors, securities finance companies, and foreign brokers all increase the demand for professionals and provide job opportunities. In the futures industry, because of the gradual advancement of the financial environment and the promulgation and implementation of the “Futures Trading Law,” the futures industry will not only provide corporate and individual hedge channels, but also expand the field of financial investment. The passing of the Real Estate Securitization Act also increased the demand for professionals. In insurances companies, two kinds of jobs are especially suitable for finance graduate students: being an investment director or an actuary. Insurance companies have huge funds and therefore need many professionals for investment. Graduates interested in investment can work towards this job market. In addition, the banking industries, such as investment banking, commercial banking, foreign exchange trading business fliers, are excellent fields for finance graduate students. As for governmental agencies, the Central Bank and the Treasury Department all provide good job opportunities.

Further Studies

Our solid curriculum and excellent teachers provided graduates with a firm foundation for engaging in advanced research. Recently, the numbers of students who choose to attend graduate schools increased. In addition to financial institutes, graduates also enter graduate schools for economics, business, information management, and other subjects. The number of students studying abroad is also increasing.

Future Developmental Plans for Finance Graduates

Our department of Finance, whether it is the undergraduate program, the graduate program, or the doctoral program all have lucid lesson plans. After the professional training provided by our department, students all have the ability to enter society or further their educations. Our Department also organized a chart for post-graduation developments for reference.