Not just an education, but an experience of a lifetime!
"I remember when I first traveled to Taiwan, everything was new, exciting, and very different. Taiwan is an adventure, so expect the unexpected! You will be profoundly transformed by this journey: IMBA Program is the opportunity of a lifetime to create unique friendships from cultures around the world and be impacted by this immersive experience in lush natural surroundings surrounded by amazing people. You will soon realize this place starts to feel like home. So to the next generation, I hope you will be adventurous enough to enjoy this small piece of paradise and share your own everlasting memories. To all my IMBA family, until we meet again, cheers!"
Class of 2018
"NCCU IMBA program gives us a chance to work and study at the same time under a multi-culture environment. My life in NCCU IMBA is similar to the muscle-training process - breaking the routine life and rebuilding a more efficient lifestyle becomes a proactive and efficient person. In NCCU, we can learn not only from our outstanding professors but also from our experienced classmates from all over the world, with various kinds of background. Through every group discussion, we applied our experience to the projects with creative ideas. Moreover, I figure out many innovative ideas to adapt to my job as well. I believe it is a great investment to join this program."
Class of 2018
"I once had a plan to study abroad for my master degree; however, after working for many years, I found it a very difficult decision to stop working and go for study. I tried to find an opportunity to work and study at the same time. After screening the programs offered in Taiwan and online programs offered worldwide, I found NCCU IMBA program which totally met my requirement. It offers an international environment that I could collaborate with people from different countries and culture, a friendly schedule for working professional, and a strong faculty base which have supported the program for years. The past three years with IMBA have built up unforgettable memories in my life. The IMBA experience is invaluable and exceeds my expectation. I am glad that I made the decision to join the program."
Class of 2016
"I feel very grateful to be part of IMBA, NCCU program. I learned a lot about business, from the theoretical and technical aspects to putting them into real practice. Moreover, I join the exchange program offered by the IMBA, which gave me the opportunity to study in ESCP Europe in Paris, France. The whole course changed my view on many things. I’ve learned how the culture in Asia and Europe differ and how I should interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, I’ve learned how to be open-minded and flexible, and I’ve learned not to judge other people by looking at their appearance, but embrace their background and culture. In addition, I’ve also gotten the chance to know myself better! Other than that, I’ve traveled to and visited many new places. It was a pleasure to get to know all these places with more depth as I live alongside the people. To sum up, I feel very lucky because not only did I learn new things from inside the classroom, but I also learned from adventuring outside the classroom."
Class of 2017
"Before coming to Taiwan, I wanted to study business and learn Chinese, NCCU’s IMBA program is the perfect fit for me. It is the best international MBA program in Taiwan: professors are well-experienced, classmates are extremely diverse, the administrative office is very nice and helpful and the facilities are second-to-none. Furthermore, it is a very flexible program. This enables me to have intensive Chinese class regularly and have IMBA class in the evening. Needless to say, it is not always easy to manage, yet a rewarding experience. Not just only the study aspect that the program provided, but the student life was also very rich. We had a lot of activities during the year, for example Welcome party, Dragon Boat, Christmas party, Multicultural Cafe or Graduation Gala, just to name a few. With the diverse academic and cultural background, it made those activities even more interesting. Coming to the NCCU’s IMBA is definitely one of the best decisions in my life."
Class of 2018
"Quitting my job in Germany and coming to Taiwan for the IMBA was probably the biggest decision in my life so far. After two years I can say, it was the right choice. For me the greatest benefit of the IMBA program is the diversity and the rich cultural exchange. You can study accounting anywhere in the world, but a place where usually every team member has a different nationality, background and views is very hard to find. In these two years I could learn a lot for life about myself, others and how to effective utilize the potential of a multi-cultural team. If you are planning to work in or with Asia in a global company, this program is a great choice."
Class of 2017
"IMBA is more than an English taught program with a global vision; it’s even more dynamic than I could imagine. A great program usually attracts more distinguished people to participate. I came to IMBA with a desire to advance my career where I met my life-changing teammates. Together we joined the world’s largest student competition, Hult Prize, took photos with Bill Clinton, and won one million US dollars prize to start a social enterprise, IMPCT. This amazing journey would not be possible without IMBA."
Class of 2013
"More than the best international MBA in Taiwan!
I had such a great time during my 1st year in the IMBA program. I was lucky to be the team manager of Black Pearl (2016 NCCU IMBA dragon boat team) where I experienced an amazing journey with fellow IMBAers. It was absolutely fun (and somewhat challenging) to study and work with people of different ages, nationalities, cultural backgrounds, professional expertise, and working schedules. The diversity of NCCU IMBA indeed enriched my life here as well as opened various learning and working opportunities! This is the right place to step out of your comfort zone!"
Class of 2015
"Two good things happened at the same time: I found out I was accepted into IMBA and that I was pregnant! I did not want to miss this great opportunity to be a part of the IMBA family so I decided to accept the challenge, study, and have a baby at the same time. Proper time planning is necessary to find a balance between family, being an assistant at the Department of Slavic’s, and having late night study sessions. However, the convenience of being able to live on campus, combined with my husband, IMBA staff, professor, and classmates’ support, I feel I made the right decision."
Class of 2015
"One of the greatest benefits of the NCCU IMBA program is the caliber and background of the faculty members. Many of them have decades of work experience across varying industries, spanning from Technology to Venture Capital, and received their own business education from US Ivy League schools and other prestigious universities. Another core advantage of the program is that students can choose to focus their studies on understanding the economic, business and cultural intricacies of the greater China region by choosing the concentration “Management in Asia”, thereby preparing themselves for a successful career in this exciting part of the world. Additionally, NCCU offers top notch Chinese language courses, which are subsidized for IMBA students."
Class of 2015
"Since I worked full-time during my studies, the NCCU IMBA Program was a great way to get an IMBA but not forgo income lost for taking time-off. The program perfectly suited my needs, because I would work 9-6pm, Monday – Friday, and still attend evening and weekend classes. I especially enjoyed having the option to take classes on the weekend. It opened-up so many options and actually allowed me to graduate on-time! Overall, the IMBA program provides a good balance between theoretical and practical knowledge; a lot of things I learned in class I was able to immediately apply to my current position. For that alone, I am very satisfied with my experience."
Class of 2014
"I found the IMBA program very useful and fulfilling. The diversity of cultures and free thinking environment has a great influence on me to become a better leader today. The professors were exemplary and helpful, course material was applicable to real life, and staff was highly efficient. It was quite a journey."
Class of 2008
"The IMBA program was an intense two years that was tremendously exciting. I was eager to start my own business and the IMBA program provided me with the tools and network necessary to get my ideas going. For me, it was a real platform to test my ideas, discuss my vision and share my dreams and goals. All faculty members were willingly opened to discuss my ideas and help me in the process. Moreover, the program was very supportive in all the extracurricular activities I engaged in. The MBA not only opened the door to a new career, but also let me develop long lasting bonds with brilliant graduates from a variety of professional backgrounds."
Class of 2012
"Asia is the world’s business powerhouse. Therefore, when I started thinking about pursuing MBA studies it was clear to me that an Asian school would be my first priority. I chose Taiwan because its developed high-tech sector matched my previous work experience. After a thorough research of the top schools in Taiwan I chose NCCU IMBA. The choice can be a little confusing, after all the curriculum in MBA programs is quite similar, but the major difference that was emphasized by everybody I talked to was the strong family feeling of the IMBA program. After studying in the program I know firsthand how true this is. The program office is a “home away from home” - the faculty and staff make tremendous efforts to see that all students’ needs are met and their doors are always open for any question or suggestion. The family feeling is also between the students. Being together with smart and interesting people from around the world was a great experience. These turned out to be more than just classmates; they are now true friends that will continue with me to the future. The IMBA program has been one of the best experiences of my life and I wish many more can share it.
The most international business program to find in Taiwan it was definitely the right choice."
Class of 2011
"Knowing the different values and the culture of your customers is essential to be successful in the today’s global world. The NCCU IMBA program offers this knowledge not only in specific classes. I learned this in every class, in every team assignment and in every moment when I was together with my classmates, thanks to the student body from all over the world. For me, working in a global environment with customers and co-worker from all over the world, this improved strongly my communication skills with all of them. Irrespective of where they come from. Learning the basics can be done everywhere with everyone. But to learn this soft skills, the right environment is essential and I found it here. When I’m looking back over the last two years, I definitely can say one thing: “It was a good decision to go for a MBA program and it was the perfect choice for me to do it at the NCCU.”
Class of 2012
"My favorite philosopher, Confucius, once said: “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” Or in other words, even if what we see and hear may be beautiful or interesting, we can only truly understand things if we actively pursue it ourselves. After four years working at a trading company, I’ve come to understand what “learning by doing” entails. Thus, in order to gain more knowledge and experience in the field of business, I decided to apply for NCCU’s IMBA program. It has been the best choice I’ve made so far, as it has helped me explore and learn more about business concepts. The course has been designed to teach students how to learn through practical methods such as business simulations, case studies, business model competitions, and other programs and activities. Lastly, I find that the Chinese language course perfectly complements the program, as it opens up more doors to international opportunities. I would definitely recommend this program, and I can definitely say that it has been one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life."
Class of 2013
"Choosing NCCU IMBA program is one of the best choices in my life. Not only because it is the best MBA program in Taiwan but all the students and alumni are strongly connected by this program. I have learnt more than I imagined before enrolling. The world class faculty provided all the important and useful business knowledge by academic way of teaching. In addition, I have expended my conception of world because all of classmates came from different nations, cultures, races and religion. Do not miss you chance to study NCCU IMBA program. It will be the most rewarding investment in your life!!"
Class of 2013
"I am glad that I chose the NCCU IMBA program. To work and study at same time is a real challenge, but I can say that the program opened up a new world to me and I was able to meet many interesting and ambitious people from different places. The IMBA course enabled me to develop my capacity to foresee more aspects of finance, business management skills and strategies. Being surrounded by classmates from all around the world makes me feel that I’m discovering all these cultures in a real international atmosphere. I would like to thank all of the professors and fellow students for the truly unforgettable time we spend together."
Class of 2012
"IMBA is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had, not only to professional lives, but to personal lives in recent years. I still remembered the lively multinational curricular environments in class, when comparing with all my previous educations in Taiwan, students from other countries tended to speak straight forward and in many cases think from a very different angle. It in particular worked better in project discussions, when ideas and the ways approaching solutions in general would require a lot of out of box thinking in the process. It was in the process IMBA nurtured me with the capability to cope with international business developments in my professional lives till today. The experiences in class however were not the most rewarding; instead the friendships and connections outside of class were the most valuable assets from the IMBA program in my opinion. It is now more than 10 years after I first met my IMBA peer classmates, still I kept constant contacts with them for business related or even more so none business related events when a few of them became my life time friends today. I would choose to join IMBA without doubt if I could live and choose again. Thank you IMBA."
Class of 2004