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2018 Curriculum of PhD in Business and Management Program
Curriculum Description
Program Requirements
Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (STUST) was founded in 1969. The College of Business at STUST applied for “The Ph. D. Program in Business and Management” to coordinate “The Industrial Output of Linking Southeast Asia”, a recent policy of the Ministry of Education of Taiwan. The Doctoral Program at STUST forms scholars who have been contributing to new research papers and new techniques.
Pushing further business globalization, the Ph. D. Program nurtures professionals in both fields of business and management. Recruitments are limited to International students only and the courses are exclusively conducted in English. 

The core objectives are:
  • To train management professionals to have an international outlook and promote transnational academic research in the field of business and management.
  • To cultivate Taiwan’s educational links and cooperation within Southeast Asia, and to establish advanced learning programs and pathways for talented educators and mid-level managerial profession.
  • To pursuit advance managerial research achievement for enhancing the international academic status of the College of Business at STUST.

The GMBA Program scored a “highly recommended” rate among reviewers polled by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan in 2011 which means the Doctoral Program can be expected soon. Scholarships are readily provided for the students. Ph. D. students are eligible up to three years for the scholarship.

The Ph.D. Program emphasizes on cross-national business and management theories, and offers courses in two categories: Management and Research Methods. Moreover, it aims to help students integrating interdisciplinary business knowledge, literature research and practice in their area of contemplation. 

Requirements for international applicants:
  • Certified copy of scores for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 550 or CBT 213 or IBT 80; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of at least 6.0
  • Minimum course credits for the PhD degree are 34, including 16 obligatory and 18 elective course credits. In addition, a dissertation of 6 credits is mandatory.
  • Each PhD candidate must publish at least two peer-reviewed journal papers before applying for an oral defense of dissertation. One is for SSCI, SCI, Econlit or TSSCI journals, and the other must be meticulously recognized domestically and internationally.
  • Starting from the initial date of enrollment, doctoral students have two to seven years to complete all the Ph.D. degree requirements.