Greeting to all the students, I would like first to welcome you all to join the extended family of the Department of Economics and Banking.
The Department of Economics and Finance, the descendant of the Department of Economics, has entering the 25th anniversary since its establishment. Our alumni have been prosperous in various sectors at home and abroad, especially in the financial sector (including banking, securities, and futures and insurance trades), which accounts for 50% of the total employment of our graduates. Upholding the school’s “one key concept expressed three ways” and “attending to all students with parental care, support, and guidance” principles, we aim at cultivating economic and financial professionals with global vision, econometric and information application ability, problem-solving capacity, team spirit, and humanity heart, to be able to cope with international competition and information technological development, and to excel from the economic and environmental dynamics.
In order to focus more on the training in financial track on top of the foundation of economic theory, we further divided our elective courses into industrial economics and financial groups to foster financial professionals with the analytical ability in industrial economics. In addition, to cultivate cross majors all-round talents, we offer financial technology and e-commerce programs along with financial economics and banking, to embrace the evolution of technology and the far-reaching era of internet. The planned courses include financial technology, e-commerce, big data analysis, etc. We expect that through the new course and program design the Department of Economics and Banking will be able to nourish financial professionals with internet creativity and application competence and that all students will have a rewarding experience and reach their full potential.
The Department of Economics at Ming Chuan University was established in August 1991. Rooted in decades of business and management education in a down-to-earth manner, the Ming Chuan Women’s Commercial College (predecessor of Ming Chuan University) had earned its reputation by the tradition of “Disciplined Learning and Dedicated Teaching”. As economics is the foundation of business and management studies, soon after Ming Chuan Women’s Commercial College became Ming Chuan College of Management, and began admitting students through the Joint Entrance Examination of Universities and Colleges in 1990, the Department of Economics was established at the College to offer a four-year bachelor’s degree program in Taipei.
Professor Lee Sung-Ching was the founding Chairman. Under his leadership, the Department was expanded to include a night division. In 1997, Ming Chuan College of Management was transformed from a college to a university and renamed Ming Chuan University. Taoyuan campus had been established for expansion of the university and the Department moved from Taipei to Taoyuan campus in September 1998. With more resources available, the Department added a master’s program in 1999 and an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program in 2002. The night division was subsequently renamed as the second division. The growth of this Department thus entered a new stage. In August 2010, Professor Hsu Yao-Na was selected as the new chair. Over the twenty years of development, the Department now has both local and foreign teachers with Ph.D.'s, several of whom have practical working experience in the United States and Taiwan. The teachers and students in our department have worked together for continual improvement of teaching methods and academic research capabilities.
The mission of the Economics Department is to promote economic applications and to cultivate responsible professionals with a global perspective who are capable of analyzing economic problems for national and global society.