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COMPASS MAGAZINE > January 2017
    

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Introduction to Providence University and Graduate International Program-MBA

The challenges faced by societies of the 21st century are global and interdisciplinary. So too are the solutions. Don't miss the opportunity to develop your global competencies and further prepare yourself for leadership. Enroll at Providence University (PU), a top university in Taichung, Taiwan.

PU (Jing Yi Da Xue 靜宜大學) has 355 sister schools around the world and about 1,000 enrolled international students, including exchange students and overseas youth vocational training students. We are among Taiwan's most prominent educational institutions, with 6 colleges, 25 departments, 24 graduate programs, 2 Ph.D. programs, 7 EMBA programs and 4 Education Centers.

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Approximately 11,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students are enrolled at PU and taught by 360 full-time faculty members. PU is publicly recognized in Taiwan for its outstanding teaching and research resources. We also boast an international campus environment and global collaboration has been one of our most important development strategies.

With globalization becoming an inevitable trend, PU has added an internationally-recognized MBA program as part of its Graduate International Programs (GIPs) in the International College. GIPs are not merely beneficial to the internationalization of PU but also broaden horizons for both Taiwanese and foreign students as they experience cultural diversity. The primary language of instruction is English. This program's name will be changed to Global Master of Business Administration Program in fall term, 2017 to highlight the professional field of business administration.

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Providence University's International College MBA program focuses on both the theories and practices that will make students become professional managers and executives. In addition to the chance to learn Chinese, Taiwan's central location as a hub for Greater Asia offers students opportunities to gain direct and practical insights regarding emerging markets. Furthermore, nearly 80% of the professors in Providence University's College of Management have earned their degrees from leading western universities. Combined with their roots and experience, this means that students are able to directly access job and market networks in Asia.

Internationalization is the Focus and the Mission!
The International College works to integrate teaching/learning and academic resources shared between countries, regions and fields of expertise. In addition to its aim of offering a localized education that utilizes the resources and expertise of Providence University to fulfill an educational goal that builds bridges between the school and the world with universal educational disciplines, the College also strives to foster a learning environment where both students and faculty members can create the foundation of Chinese language learning, explore a diversity of expertise, and enhance their global mobility. Ultimately, the International College envisions these efforts giving Providence University a global reputation as an international university and a strong bridge to the world.

Today, internationalization is a global trend. To expand students' global views and experiences, Graduate International Programs (Global Master of Business Administration Program) of the International College combine related qualitative and quantitative management courses to cultivate students and enable them to meet the demands of the competitive global business environment. All courses in this program are taught in English, offering foreign and local students opportunities to collaborate, and providing them with an academic and socio-cultural environment to explore the complexities of international business.

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To earn a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) degree, students must obtain 18 required credits, 12 elective credits (including 3 credits in Chinese lessons), and 3 thesis credits. The program also offers a double degree between Providence University and the ESDES school of Management, Universite Catholique de Lyon, France. PU is able to grant students scholarships based on their English proficiency level.

Introduction to Providence University and Graduate International Program-MBA

Introduction to Providence University and Graduate International Program-MBA

GIPs at PU from Students' perspective
Student's Portfolio
Introduction to Providence University and Graduate International Program-MBALee-Anne Johannes 居 俐, South Africa, MBA student
Thesis title: 臺灣員工對留任專長管理有效性的認知
Employee Perceptions of Talent Management Effectiveness on Retention in Taiwan

Q: Why did you choose Graduate International Programs? What was your motivation?
A: The GIPs is English-based and has strong emphasis on Global Business understanding. The courses integrate the primary and core fundamentals of international Business.

Q: Why did you choose Providence University?
A: The academic and administrative staffs at the University are incredibly supportive, which I believe is the cornerstone of any learning environment.
The campus has the most amazing library, encompassing literature and research facilities, multimedia center and an environment conducive to many long hours of learning.

Q: What's the most important thing you have learned from attending Graduate International Programs and studying at Providence University?
A: I have learned to embrace different people, cultures and languages. Most importantly, I have friends on the MBA course, who have become my family, and experiencing life here together with them, has opened up many learning opportunities for me.

International student's experiences living in Taiwan
Student's Portfolio
Introduction to Providence University and Graduate International Program-MBASuben Mathew 馬 書U.A.E, MBA student (emphasis on International Marketing)
Thesis title: 有效網路獎勵之實物誘因與即時下載誘因之比較
A Comparative Study on the Effectiveness of Internet Incentives: An Analysis of Material Incentives (Delivery of Incentive after A Two Month Period) and Instant Download Incentive

Q: Please tell me some reasons why people in your country should come to study in Providence University?
A: It's full of life and a student-friendly place; clean and safe when compared with other major cities and offering awesome learning facilities. The best part: Full scholarship for tuition. Also, Providence University provides a multicultural environment to interact on a day to day basis for the preparation and molding students for the world of globalization.

Q: Does Providence University offer students from your country a lot of support?
A: To my personal experience this was the only university out of the 4 universities I applied for Master's program who replied promptly and kept in touch with me on a regular basis.

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