According to the evaluation of 27 domestic colleges by the Commonwealth Magazine, Tamkang University is always among the best schools in the banking and financial industry under criteria such as professionalism, dedication, team spirit and work stability. Most of the previous alumni of the Department of Finance, who are engaged in related industries, banking, and financial services, have shown their positive performance. At this point, the Department will strengthen its potentiality and enhance its competitiveness. The current features of development of the Department of Finance are: Foster an outstanding financial education, good investment in order to have efficient banking professional managers and financial professionals, They balance then the development in teaching, research and service to get a harmonization with theory and application while information technology and internationalization are considered as basic elements to implement the future.
The Master’s program in Banking and Finance intends to complete the program with advanced courses and training with an independent analysis in determining and solving most of the problem of financial professionals.
Requirements - Master’s program in Banking and Finance
- The student may have basic knowledge of finance theory and practice.
- May have basic competencies of information technology, international issues and may have the vision of the future planning.
- May have basic ability to examine either domestic financial situation or the situation abroad.
- Able to develop an independent response to problem-solving.
- Possess academic potential for future studies.
- Have advanced professional knowledge of Finance Theory.
- Foster independence of analysis, determine problems and solve them.
Tamkang University Department of Banking and Finance
In 1965, the Ministry of Education (MOE) allowed the establishment of the Department of Banking at school. Regrouping a banking and an insurance branch, the program took the name of “Department of Banking and Insurance” until 1973, when these two divisions became two independent departments. Taking account to the national economic development and business development needs, the Department has continuously strengthened the team of teachers to enrich the students of money and banking, economics theories, and also make them able to apply their knowledge in real life, in other words, to become bank professionals.
In 1967, to reinforce the teaching efficiency which based on a combination of theory and practice, the internship bank was founded in the Department located in Taipei City. Later, in 1969, another branch was founded in Danshui. They were specifically intended for students of the Department of Banking for practice purposes. At the same time, the curriculum of the department has always focused on theory and canceled the unnecessary repeated courses, and opened more theoretical or practical courses relevant to Economics or Banking in order to enable students to acquire basic knowledge of financial theory which will serve as the foundation of more advanced knowledge and to improve banking practices.
In 1988, the department took again the name of “Department of Finance”. The education for the future of the Department is based on research and service for a balanced development while teacher expertise and research are taking into account some subjects like investment, banking, derivative financial products, financial innovation, financial engineering and other topics related to the financial field. Furthermore, the curriculum included programs as corporate finance, financial institutions management and international finance and other related fields. Moreover, with financial investment minds, basic knowledge and skills about banking and international finance students of this Department are able to enhance the use of financial information hardware and software training to improve their measurement approach and the application of mathematical ability.
In 1986, the Department has established a master program of finance, divided into the financial group and the professional financial group. In 1998, to make the system more complete, the Department developed a doctoral program. Besides, in order to promote education and social services and to facilitate community education of finance, set aside the Taipei area, the Department offers training courses in Hsinchu and Kaohsiung.