Since August 2014, the Department of Finance has grouped its undergraduate students into two concentrations: Finance field and International Financial Management field. Finance field educates students in professional knowledge and ability from five perspectives. 1. Corporate Evaluation and Analysis, 2. Behavior Finance and Investment, 3.Wealth Management, 4. Innovation of Derivatives, and 5. FinTech Management. Meanwhile, the International Financial Management field trains students from another five perspectives: 1. International Financial Institution Operation, 2. Interest Rate & Exchange Rate, 3. Corporate Global Investment and Financing Decisions, 4. Global Industry Trend Analysis, 5. Cloud Finance and Data Analysis.
Our curriculum design emphasizes integration of theory and practice. Through the training and learning experiences, students will foster abilities and knowledge from three fields - finance, information technology and data analysis – during their study period.
Finance opens all kinds of doors. After students obtain their degree, they have quite broad choices for their future. One will be pursuing further studies; the training in our program enables students to engage in advanced studies and conduct research. The other option will be joining the job market right away. Typically, the graduates of our department work with financial holding companies, banks, or firms engaged in securities, insurance, real estate, and so on. Their jobs can be related to investment planning, wealth management, financial product proposal and marketing. They are also capable to work as corporate financial accountants or corporate financial managers.
Our department built the Integrated Financial Lab to create a professional teaching environment. In the lab, we incorporate various databases provided by Taiwan vendors as well as those from globally famous database vendors, including: TEJ, Infotimes, CMondy, CCER, Datastream/IBES, Thomson One Banker, CRSP, TAQ/TORQ, ISSM, TickDB, Compustat and so on. We utilize the lab and those databases in teaching select courses. Students are able to learn not only theories, but through this lab, they get chances to approach the market to gain some “real” experience. Faculty members also benefit from those databases to broaden their research topics and also do deeper studies. This will increase their publications and enhance the substance of their teaching substance.
Features of the Department of Finance
In response to rapid changes of financial markets, the mission of the Department of Finance at Ming Chuan University is to cultivate a full range of qualified financial professionals with the competences of: (1) Ethics (2) Communication, (3) Global Perspectives and (4) Critical Thinking.
Core Courses focus on financial products innovation and investment decisions, corporate financial management and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), finance data processing and analysis, and international financial market investment. The Department has built the Integrated Financial Lab as a platform for learning trading and better understanding the association between practice and theory. In addition to the core curriculum, we encourage students to participate in internships and pre-employment training, in order to assist them to learn how to apply professional disciplines of knowledge to the actual workplace.
In response to the wave of financial technology and the internationalization, the curriculum for undergraduate and graduate programs integrates international finance and financial technology; however, the weighting of the emphasis area and content are adjusted due to different learning objectives for different degrees. For undergraduates, we also offer three Focused Course Programs which are "Financial Internet and Big Data Analysis Focused Course Program", "International Finance and Innovative Management Focused Course Program and "Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) Focused Course Program”.
The conventional graduate program focuses on advanced management through courses such as Financial Econometrics, Financial Derivatives, Corporate Finance, and Financial Technology Management. The curriculum framework is designed to integrate Finance, Technology and Data Analysis.
The executive graduate program includes Financial Technology Management in the course design. Lectures utilize case study method to allow more discussion and participation during the class time. The training enables students to integrate their experience in the lecture in a very practical way that can be very meaningful in their current job position.
In addition to the academic courses and professional financial certifications, interactive reports and case studies can promote the abilities of teamwork, communication and presentations skills. Dual-taught courses with faculty from industry teaching alongside academics, practice in the finance workplaces and visiting enterprises enables students to build practical experience in the industry. The careers of graduation students are very extensive. Graduating students can be engaged in financial holding companies, banks, securities and futures, insurance, investment trust, investment adviser and other companies engaged in investment planning, wealth management and financial planning, product marketing and so on.
The careers of our graduates are extensive. Department alumni are engaged in financial holding companies, banks, securities and futures firms, insurance companies, investment trust companies, investment advising firms and other companies engaged in investment planning, wealth management and financial planning, product marketing and so on. If students are interested in corporate finance, they may engage in accounting or financial management jobs.