EMBA

Create CEOs with CIO’s expertise; cultivate CIOs with CEO’s vision.

Position
The training goal that Graduate Institute of Information Management, NTU expects of EMBA students is “After becoming a CEO, one still keeps up with the current knowledge and trend of information technology (IT), and knows exactly what the role CIO plays in an enterprise”.
 
Implementing IT in an enterprise requires the full support from the top authorities. However, CIO and CEO usually lack constructive communications due to uncommon languages. Mostly communications between IT employees and CEOs are done through technical terms, which result in poor quality and misunderstanding.
 
The position of Graduate Institute of Information Management is training a CEO to possess IT knowledge, to understand the details of a CIO’s job responsibilities, to know what IT strategies to apply, and to decide the IT investment plans. A CEO must consider how IT assists business and policy for making the company more competitive. Only when the CEO and the CIO have the common language, can IT play its critical role. Only when the CEO’s mindset combines with IT innovation, can a better relationship among industries be realized.
 
Besides, the EMBA training focuses on the reinforcement of IT people’s weakness. For example, reinforce the management courses rather than the technical ones. The obligatory courses are also focused on the trend introduction of IT. Many EMBA students have already mastered in information field, and some of them are CIOs in their companies. Therefore, we focus on advancing the CIO role of decision and support, reinforce the concept in management and strategy, and then raise the company’s competitiveness.
Characteristic
Information management is a strategic science combining information technology and management ability, and its goal is to build observations in all domains for benefiting the organization, and to raise the whole company’s competitiveness through IT applications. We combine information technology and management skills to cultivate students with the abilities to dominate information technologies. Students are also expected to create a whole new information environment and dominate the directions of the organizations for raising the competitiveness of the enterprises in the future.
 
We have young and intelligent teachers, and provide open and free learning environment. Under our course arrangement and solid training, the EMBA students will become talented leading personnel with global perspective, strategic thinking, and information technology mindsets.
Course Arrangement
Core required courses (9 courses, 18 credits)
Economics and Analysis Services and Operations Management
Managerial Accounting Financial Market and Investment
Strategy Management Finance Management
Business Decision Organizational Behavior
Marketing Management and Customer Analysis  
Core elective courses (two of three courses, 4~6 credits)
Global Enterprise Management Corporate governance and Enterprise Development
Information Management  
Information Management Group (2 courses, 4 credits)
Information System and Applications Information Technology and Competitive Strategy
Elective courses (8~10 credits)  
Master thesis (6 credits)  
The introduction of our two required courses are as follows:
 
Information System and Applications
This course introduces the trend of information technology for students understanding the fundamental framework and basic concept. The next important step is to realize how to apply IT technology to company’s development strategies. This course includes data mining technique, Web 2.0 application, information security, distributed systems, wireless applications, smart card applications, embedded systems applications, etc.
 
Information Technology and Competitive Strategy
This course focuses on the concept and practice of how IT applies to enterprises strategy management. Moreover, this course introduces the relationship between information technology and enterprise organization strategy, including: the interactions between IT and organizational strategy, the strategy of business constructing IT, the strategy of business constructing e-business, how an enterprise take advantage of IT to enhance corporate competitive strategies, business analysis and strategy constructions, and so on. This course includes strategic leading, external analysis, internal analysis, diversifications implementations, corporate governance, cross-industry and cross-country strategies, etc. Case studies are frequently adopted for advanced study.
 
Our students’ master theses are mainly related to IT application and strategy, and research methods are case study, questionnaire, strategy analysis, etc. Students usually conduct thorough analyses on their employed organizations, and the research results and theses are feed backed to the organizations for references.