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Introduction of the Professional Study Program
How did it start?
With the rapid changes in Taiwan's economic environment, in order to meet the demand for professional economic knowledge in the academic circle, the Department of Economics of the National Taiwan University has specially set up the professional program to break the traditional mode of thinking by focusing on logic and inferences.
According to the results of the "Best Research Institute" conducted by "World Magazine”, there are 36 full-time doctoral teachers in National Taiwan University who have strong faculty content, which not only makes the Institute of Economics of National Taiwan University stand tall in this field. In this survey, the score of academic prestige is higher than any other institutes.
       Starting from 2006, the classes of this program was introduced during the summer, which included Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics. From 2007, first year students of the program took Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics courses, at the same time, they were introduced to an hour of practical course. In addition, students who have enrolled since the 2006 will be noted as students of the “Professional Study Program” on their graduation thesis and graduation certificate.  We hope that through these changes, we can prove the quality of the class to the society.

The Professional Studies program of the Department of Economics of National Taiwan University began enrolling students in 2003, now is currently the 14th year (2016). There were 10 students in the first year when the program started, 28 students in the second year, 23 students in the third year, 24 students in the fourth year, 27 students in the fifth year, 27 students in the sixth year, 27 students in the seventh year, 30 students in the eighth year, and 28 students in the ninth to fourteenth years each, and now the total number of students has exceeded 100.
        Among the students from the first to the fourteenth year, there are 10 people with professional studies degrees, 125 with bachelor’s degrees, 20 with master's degrees, and 10 with doctoral degrees. Among them, there are 100 graduates from Economics and Business Management related departments, 20 graduates from Engineering related departments, 10 graduates from Law-related departments, and 10 with Public Bank, Diplomatic and Agricultural backgrounds. There are 5 people each with Industrial Management, Information Management, Medical, Education, and Geography background.

Table 1: Student Education Distribution
Degree Number of People
Professional Studies 10
Undergraduates 125
Masters 20
Doctorates 10
Table 2: Student Background Distribution
Major Number of people
Economics, Business Administration 100
Engineering 20
Law 10
Public Bank, Diplomacy 10
Agriculture 5
Industrial Management 2
Information Management 5
Medicine 5
Education 4
Geography, Marine Resources 2
Social Welfare 2
Foreign Languages 3
Students from the Professional Classes come from different industries, and the largest amount of them is serving in the public institutions:
Table 3: Students Work Distribution
Jobs Number of People
Public Institutions 40
Bank 150
Technology and Engineering 20
Securities Investment 30
Professors 15
Insurance 5
Lawyer, Judicial Officer 8
Medical 6
Manufacturing 4
Media, Publishing 5
Accountant 10
Professional Studies Program’s Staffs
  1. Chair of the Department, Professor Ming-Jen Lin
   Tel: (02)3366-8404
   E-mail: mjlin@ntu.edu.tw
  1. Chief Executive of the Program, Professor Ching-Sheng Mao
   Tel: (02)3366-8361
   E-mail: mao@ntu.edu.tw
  1. Teacher’s Assistant of the Program, Ja-Lin Chang
   Tel: (02)3366-8440
   E-mail: jalinchang@ntu.edu.tw