Department of Finance Bachelor's Program
Special Features of the Program
Our department is the top department of finance in the country. The curriculum is designed to integrate an in-depth study of financial management, investment, and finance into a business management framework. This combination of both generalist and specialist education sets us apart from traditional accounting departments. One part of the curriculum focuses on the practical operation of corporate finance, while the other part of the curriculum focuses on theoretical models.
Total Program Credits: 140 credits
For bachelor’s students, the minimum number of credits required for graduation is 140. In addition to the
university's general education curriculum, there are 15 required courses in several categories, including:
Accounting, Financial Management, Financial Statement Analysis, and Introduction to Derivatives. In
addition, in order to provide students with an international perspective and cross-disciplinary learning
experience, students entering the bachelor's program from the 2020-21 academic year onwards must meet at
least one of the following “international or cross-disciplinary learning” graduation requirements:
1. International study: At least one semester of exchange or training abroad or completion of at least two credits of foreign study courses or foreign study programs (at least 36 hours of study) approved by their department.
2. Cross-disciplinary study: A minor, double major, or education program from NSYSU or another university, or a microprogram (courses or faculty must be inter-institutional in nature), an integrated program, or an inter-departmental professional program.
Chien-Hung Chen, BA Class of 2016
Learn to make risk and reward assessments. We have to make many decisions in life, and each decision represents a certain amount of risk. Try to think through every aspect of the impact of each decision. If the risk is within your tolerance, do it, try it, and learn. As students, there are still many opportunities to try, so don't be afraid. We have lessons to learn.
I-Chun Chen, BA Class of 2017
Although many people feel that it is difficult to apply for internships in their freshman and sophomore years because of their limited academic experience, my experience is that even if the formal pipeline doesn’t work, you can still actively pursue internships through other channels, whether it is by taking the initiative to email, call, or even go to forums and seminars to meet people in related industries to seek internship opportunities or referrals, all of which can give you a better chance of finding an internship. Don't wait around expecting others to give you a job, but rather take the initiative to create opportunities for yourself.
Lastly, don't make the same mistake I did, that is, to think that NSYSU students can’t compete with students from the more famous universities – we are also very strong! Only by participating in various competitions will you understand that even though we are in the south and may be behind in terms of information, we are actually no less capable than the students in the north, and sometimes even surpass them. So don't underestimate yourself in the south! If you go out to participate in exchanges and competitions more often, you can not only make friends from different schools, but also take the opportunity to know how much weight you have and what abilities you need to make up for when you come back.