Approved by Faculty Meeting 04/17/2007 2007 Master’s Degree Guidelines and Regulations Admissions Applicants from English-speaking countries are required to submit 500 or above GMAT score. Applicants from non English-speaking countries are also required to submit 237 or above TOEFL score. I. 1. All candidates for our MOT Master’s program are required to have completed a Bachelor’s degree from any public or private university, independent academy in Taiwan or from a foreign academic institution recognized by the ROC government’s Ministry of Education. Candidates for the MOT Master’s program must also provide records of an academic degree equivalent to a Master’s degree. Those who pass the entrance requirement exam will be qualified to pursue a Master’s degree in MOT. 2. Graduating student who have completed a Bachelor’s degree from any university in Taiwan or from a foreign academic institution, has made outstanding academic achievements, and has applied and passed the entrance interview requirement exam, set by the NCTU’s Student Recruiting Committee, will be qualified to pursue a Master’s degree in MOT. 3. Students who fulfill the Ministry of Education’s “Regulations Governing Study by Foreign Students in the Republic of China” and “Admissions and Regulations Governing Foreign Students Studying in NCTU” are qualified to pursue a Master’s degree in MOT. Academic Study II. The duration of study for full-time Master’s students ranges from one to four years. The duration of study for part-time Master’s students ranges from two to five years. If a full-time or part-time student wishes to graduate within two years of study, approval must first be obtained from the MOT department and the Office of Academic Affairs. III. The prerequisite courses for a degree in MOT are: , Statistics, Economics/ Macroeconomics, Business Management/Management, and Accounting. Credits earned from these courses will not be applied to a student’s required graduation credits. Students will either apply to have their prerequisites waived with related classes previously taken or fulfill the prerequisite course requirements here at NCTU. IV. Master’s students are required to complete a minimum of 42 credits (not including the prerequisite courses). Of those 42 credits, students must take courses and credits from the following categories: Required Courses (12 credits, including master’s thesis - 3 credits) Required Elective Courses (3 credits) Field of Specialization (12 credits) Seminar on Management of Technology (3 credits, but international students may substitute Seminar with another 3 credit course), and 12 credits from courses offered by MOT (from that 6 credits can be taken from graduate classes in NCTU or at other graduate schools, including foreign academic institutions). International students who take courses outside of the MOT department, need approval by the department chair. V. Master’s students are required to take four semesters of seminar classes offered by the MOT department (1 credit will be applied to each of the first three semesters; 0 credit will be assigned to the fourth semester). If students are unable to meet this requirement, a separate 3 credit course offered by the MOT department may be used as a substitute. Refer to「Application Form to Substitute MOT Seminar (Form C07)」. VI. The Required Courses and Required Electives for graduation from MOT are as follows: (1) Required Courses (12 credits): a. International Marketing or Technology Marketing or Integrated Marketing Communication or Global Marketing or International Business Management & Strategy. b. Business Policy & Strategic Management, or Macro Strategic management, or Organizational Behavior, or Consumer Behavior, or other Strategy-related courses. c. Financial Strategy & Management, or Advanced Financial Management, or Investment, or Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital, or Portfolio Analysis and Management d. Master’s thesis (2) Required Elective Courses (3 credits): Selection of a quantitative related class including: Research Methodology, Multivariate Analysis, Regression Analysis, Time Series, Operation Research, Scientific Computing, Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions, Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Supply Chain Management and Decision, Global Optimization in Business and Engineering,Supply chain and knowledge chain management Other quantitative classes require department approval. VII. Field of Specialization (12 credits selected all from among one of 5 categorical groups) (1) Industry Analysis & Technology Strategy a. Industry Analysis and Innovation b. Innovation Strategy for Emergent technology c. Macro-Strategic Management of Technology d. Science and Technology Policy and National Systems of Innovation e. Industrial Organization and Science & Technology Law f. Marketing Management of High-Technology Enterprises g. Valuation of Technology (2) Management of Technology Enterprises a. Valuation of Firm and Value-Based Management b. Valuation of Technology c. Marketing Management of High-Technology Enterprises d. Technology Forecasting & Impact Assessment e. Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital f. Valuation and Strategy of Technological Enterprises g. Industrial Analysis and Innovation (3) Technology Management Model and Simulation a. Mathematical Models b. Scientific Computing c. High-Tech Industry Management Model d. Optimal Technological Theory of the Semiconductor Industry e. Artificial Intelligence f. Valuation of Technology g. Technology Forecasting & Impact Assessment (4) Technology Foresight and Industry Study a. Technology Forecasting and Impact Assessment b. Valuation of Technology c. Industry Analysis and innovation d. Technology Foresight and Policy e. Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital f. Valuation of Form and Value-Based Management g.Game Theory and Industrial Competition Strategy (5)General Technology Management Courses Select from all the courses offered by the MOT department. d. After attending the program, master’s students may be appointed a course advisor by the department to assist students in the area of course selections. Application for a Thesis Advisor IX. During the first three weeks of the second academic semester, master’s students must choose their thesis advisor by submitting a form entitled 「 Advisor Application Form (Form C01) 」for approval by the MOT department. Part-time students may extend this time limit to within the first two years of their study, but will still need to abide to the following method of calculating the number of students advised by each professor. Thesis advisors will be assigned a restricted number of thesis students to advise based on the number of students for each incoming class. Before the thesis advisor is chosen, course selections must be approved by the course advisor. After the thesis advisor is chosen, counseling and course selection responsibilities are transferred to the thesis advisor. If a student changes his/her advisor, he/she must seek approval from the original thesis advisor and submit a「Form for Thesis Advisor Change (Form C08)」 to the MOT department. A student may choose an advisor from another department or university, and have them co-advise with a full-time professor from the MOT department. Professors in the MOT department can advise at most four master’s students; a fifth student requires approval by the MOT department. In the situation where a student is advised by two professors in the same department, the student is designated to be a “0.5” student. In the situation where a student is advised by a MOT professor and is co-advised by a professor from an outside department, the student will have the designation as a “1” student. (The above number of students allowed to be advised is only applicable to master’s students who enrolled after year 2004.) X. Thesis advisors should be chosen from among the list of full-time professors teaching in the MOT department. Students may also choose academic scholars from other departments or universities who are assistant professors or above, and they may co-advise together with a full-time professor from the MOT department. XI. Thesis Advising Committee: 1. The student’s thesis advisor is regarded as a member of the Thesis Advising Committee and should serve as the director of the committee. 2. The thesis advisor should recommend two to three professors -- associate professors, assistant professors or academic scholars -- from the related fields. Thesis XII. According to the guidelines set forth by NCTU’s 「Thesis and Dissertation , Regulations」 a master’s candidate’s Thesis Defense Committee must consist between three to five professors. The MOT department will select academic scholars, professors in most instances, from various departments within the school campus or outside the school. Professors selected to sit on this panel will adhere to the following criteria: (1) Professors must be familiar with the student’s dissertation topic; (2) Professors must be chosen and employed by the chancellor. Additional criteria are listed below: 1. A professor or associate professor from a reputable academic institution. 2. An academic belonging to the Academia Sinica, a researcher, or associate researcher, of the Academia Sinica. 3. An individual, who has a doctorate degree, has made achievements in the academic field, or is an assistant professor. The requirement is as follows: a. Must have published at least two papers in the ISI (SCI, SSCI) journals within the past five years. b. Must have a doctorate degree, and more than three years of industry experience. 4. For an individual who belongs to a rare or special field of research, and has made achievements in the academic field, the requirement is as follows: a. Must have published at least two papers in the ISI (SCI, SSCI) journals within a five-year time frame. b. Specialization: has served in some capacity with a government institution, non-profit organization, or as a high-level manager in one of the top 1000 enterprises of Taiwan. Minimum work experience of at least 20 years. The specialists described above cannot account for more than one-quarter of the thesis defense committee. The employment standards of potential thesis panel professors, listed from Criteria 3 to 4, must be approved by the MOT department. Thesis Proposal XIII. Progress and Assessment of the Thesis Proposal: 1. Students who expect to graduate in July of the second academic year must choose their thesis advisors before the third week of the second academic semester, and submit the 「Advisor Application Form (Form C01) 」for approval by the MOT department. 2. Students must prepare a thesis proposal. The MOT department will hold three thesis proposal interviews every year. 3. Form C02 entitled, 「Proposal Application Form」 must be submitted to the MOT department a week prior to the thesis proposal. 4. If the student’s thesis advisor believes that there is a significant change to the original thesis topic, then the student should complete and submit an「Application for Change in Thesis Title or Review Committee Application Form (FormC10) 」. The thesis proposal will need to be reevaluated. 5. In the case of a severe illness, accident, or other unavoidable circumstances that should occur prior to the thesis proposal, the proposal may be re-held at another time upon approval by the MOT department. 6. Proposal procedure: a. The master’s student presents his/her thesis proposal. (a) Prepare hard copies of your proposal slides (b) Submit proposal to the referees (c) The thesis proposal should include the first three chapters of your master's thesis b. The proposal and questions asked must be open to public in the MOT department. c. The thesis proposal referees are comprised of the thesis advisor and two to three professors, who are associate professors, assistant professors or academic scholars. d. The proposal grade will be recorded as "Pass" or "Fail by thesis proposal committee. 7. The content of the thesis proposal needs to contain the following items: a. Defined research problem b. Research objective c. Related literature reviews d. Research methodology and procedure e. Expected results f. Research timetable g. References Graduation Thesis Defense XIV. Progress and Assessment of the Thesis Proposal: 1. After approval of the thesis proposal by the advisor, the student should submit the 「Application Form for Thesis and Dissertation Defense (Form C04) 」. 2. The Application Form for Thesis and Dissertation Defense, along with the thesis paper, will need to be submitted for announcement by the MOT department a week prior to the thesis defense. 3. Defense procedures: a. The master’s student presents the course and results of his/her thesis research. b. The proposal and questions asked must be open to the public in the MOT department. c. If the Thesis Advising Committee gives an average grade (Form C05) that is higher than, or equal to 70, then it will be recorded as a pass. d. The designated facilitator needs to collect the 「 Thesis or Dissertation Grading Form (Form C05)」 from the student, and fill in the average score in the「Thesis or Dissertation Result (Form C06) 」. XV. Master’s candidate’s degree examination will be an oral examination and will be carried out according to the following criteria: 1. Members of the Thesis Defense Committee should be present on the date of the thesis defense. Substitutes are not allowed. A minimum of 3 professors from the committee must be present, with at least 2 full-time or part-time professors from the MOT department, in order to conduct the defense. 2. The chancellor will assign a facilitator from among members of the Thesis Proposal/Defense Committee. The dissertation advisor cannot be selected as the facilitator. 3. An average score of 70 or above is regarded as a pass, with a score of 100 being the highest score possible. Scores can only be recorded once. Grades can only be given by members of the Dissertation Defense Committee who are present at the time of scoring. Only the grades made by referees present will be counted in the average score. If one-half or more of the referees present deem the defense to be a failure, then the defense is regarded as a fail. The average score cannot be considered in this case. 4. If evidence of plagiarism or fraudulence is found and is verified by the degree examination committee, then the defense is regarded as a fail. XVI. In principal, the master’s thesis (including the abstract) is to be written in Chinese, and should fulfill the 「 NCTU Thesis/Dissertation Format Standard」. Within one month of passing the degree examination, the Master’s student should upload the dissertation abstract and the entire electronic file onto the Internet (according to the 「 NCTU Library’s ), Thesis/Dissertation Abstract and full electronic file build-up standards」 and hand in four hard-copies (one copy which will be kept by the thesis advisor, one copy which will be kept by the MOT department, one copy which will be stored at the NCTU library, and one copy which the Office of Academic Affairs will submit to organizations appointed by the Ministry of Education for archival). XVII. If the master’s degree has already been offered to the master’s student by the school, and it is later discovered that there is evidence of plagiarism or fraudulence after confirmation, the degree will be withdrawn and the master’s certificate taken back. XVIII. For other issues regarding course curriculum that are not mentioned here, please refer to NCTU’s master’s and Ph.D.’s Graduation Requirements. XIX. The MOT regulations may be modified upon approval by an MOT departmental meeting. The school’s Department Course Committee, the school’s Curriculum Committee, and the Office of Academic Affairs must also approve adoption of the changes.