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Department of Finance

Department of Finance
Historical Evolution
Founded in 1993, we was named as “Department of Banking and Insurance” when our school then a two-year private junior college, was still named as “United College of Technology and Commerce” Our department was renamed as “Department of Finance” and commenced the undergraduate program recruiting general high school students on August 1, 2003 when our institution was transformed to a comprehensive four-year university and renamed as “National United University.” From August 2012, we started a bachelor's degree further study programs as part of NUU School of Continuing Education to provide a night-study resource for the graduates of general high school or vocational high school, and the persons who have a daytime job. From January 2007 to July 2016, the number of our alumni is more than 400.
Educational Objectives
  1. Enhance our students' employability and/or competitiveness in an international job market.
  2. Cultivate financial professionals who are knowledgeable in theories and skillful in practice or who are capable of integrating theory with practice in finance area.
  1. Integrate theory with practice in Finance area.
  2. Strengthen professional training in response to the needs of job markets.
  3. Teach our students with care and companionship.
  4. Develop positive character and good habits of learning.
  5. Provide diversified curriculums in various fields of Finance.
  6. Encourage our students to participate finance-related interdisciplinary course programs, such as the course program of Information and Financial Technology, and of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Faculty and Teaching Facilities
  1. Faculty: Our faculty includes 8 full-time, 6 part-time professors, and 4 part-time instructors. Their research and/or teaching interests cover the fields of corporate finance, asset pricing, investments, risk management, banking and insurance, accounting, and financial economics. During 2009~2015, our full-time professors publish more than 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals or conferences in addition to providing professional services in Finance area.
  2. Teaching Facilities: Hardware: We have professional classrooms (for finance studies, investments management studies, or risk management studies), a financial information audio-visual center, and an investment simulations laboratory. The learning environment we provide helps students employ their financial knowledge they learn in practice to enhance students’ competitiveness in the job market.
    Software: We have financial software packages (i.e., SAS, Eviews, SPSS, MATLAB, virtual investment and trading system, etc.) and databases (i.e., Taiwan Economic Journal database, financial licensing exams databases, etc.) for teaching finance and conducting research in Finance. 
Curriculum Planning

Our curriculum planning focuses on three tracks:

  1. Corporate Finance: courses include corporate financial decisions,
  2. Investments: courses include strategies management, and
  3. Financial Institutions & Markets: courses include  
Graduation Requirements
In addition to the English proficiency requirement by NUU, our students are required to complete a minimum of 132 credits; Among them,
28 credits from common courses and general education courses from NUU,
25 credits from core courses required by our Management School,
43 credits from core courses required by our Finance Department,
18 credits from elective courses required by our Finance Department,
15 credits from elective courses required by our Management School, and
3 credits from other elective courses.  
Employment and Career Prospects

Our graduates after four-year study have a wide range of career choices, which include:

  1. Corporate positions: They may work in the finance or accounting department of any company to be responsible for financial management, accounting, and associated assignments.
  2. Banking industry: They may work in the departments of financial planning, trust services, foreign exchange, bank lending, or internal control of a bank to be responsible for corresponding assignments.
  3. Securities services: They may work in the departments of sales, trading, or securities research in a securities services company to deal with associated assignments or even with securities trust business, consulting services,or securities investment analysis.
  4. Insurance services: They may work in the departments of insurance verification, insurance claim, or insurance sales in an insurance company or a brokerage agency to deal with associated assignments.
  5. Public services: They may work for government offices through civil service examinations in finance, tax, or related fields.
  6. Advanced studies: They may pursue an advanced study in a graduate school domestically or overseas in the fields of finance, insurance, business administration, economics, and other business-related disciplines.


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