Department of Finance In-Service Master's Program
Special Features of the Program
With the trend of internationalization and liberalization of the competitive financial market, enterprises are
eager to find talents for high-level financial management with language ability, professional certificates and
academic qualifications. With this in mind, the number of working professionals going back to school for
further education is increasing. The Department of Finance of National Sun Yat-sen University offers
working professionals the opportunity to further their studies and to improve their chances for promotions.
Our faculty is known for its professionalism and diversity in academic theories and practical management. Through professional curriculum design and excellent faculty, we provide working professionals with multi- faceted learning, and enhance their international competitiveness in the workplace through professional discussions and exchanges. For those who wish to further their studies in the finance profession, come join the In-Service Master in Finance program at National Sun Yat-sen University and take your career to new heights!
Total Program Credits: 44 credits
The program requires a minimum of 44 credits. Within these 44 credits, students may take up to 6 credits
from outside the department if necessary. After reaching 44 credits (including the current semester, and both
required and required elective courses) and completing foreign language proficiency requirements, students
can apply for their thesis oral examination.
Students are required to take the prerequisite courses Applied Statistics and Financial Management before entering the program. Students may apply for exemptions before taking the courses. If the application is approved, the course(s) will be waived.
When entering the program, students may apply for exemptions to the following required elective courses: Methodology for Finance, Theory and Practice of Investment Management, Financial Management Theories and Practices, Financial Markets Theory and Practice, and Financial Statement Analysis. If their application is approved, they do not need to take the class(es) in question. If not, they will be required to take the class(es). Students with failing grades in a required course will need to retake the class with a passing grade.
Words from Our Alumni
Hsin-Ming Hsiao, In-Service Master Class of 2014
The department also provides a lot of resources for students to use, so I treasured my time in every class. In class, whether it is in professional financial knowledge, financial management, fixed income or accounting courses, the professors have a wealth of knowledge, which has benefited me a lot. In addition, the department is committed to fostering an international perspective in its students. The department offers a wide variety of learning opportunities, and with the experience of taking courses and writing papers, I have also trained myself to collect data and to read reports, and most importantly, to stimulate my potential, to grow under pressure, to accomplish “impossible tasks,” and to honor my lifelong pride as a member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honors Society.
The two-year course allowed me to meet alumni from different fields, giving me more human resources to handle the demands of the job. Even after I left the campus, the College of Management Alumni Association continues to provide opportunities to exchange knowledge. I am very glad that I insisted on my original plan of only attending NSYSU. Joining NSYSU’s Department of Finance will give you a different outlook on life!