Bella Hsu, Taiwan

Before GMBA: 3-year Account Manager in a multinational group, stationed in China and Indonesia. Mainly responsible for well-known sports brands’ order management and key account relationship management.

Current: KPMG senior manager of management consulting department

Looking back, the reasons why I chose to enroll in the NYCU (former NCTU) GMBA program was mainly because I was working as an account manager in a multinational company at that time. I am eager to further improve my professional knowledge in business management, with the goal of becoming a comprehensive business management executive in the future.

Initially, I wanted to apply for an MBA program in the US. However, after learning about NYCU GMBA program, I found that Taiwan also offers MBA programs taught in English, providing opportunities for students from different backgrounds and industries from all over the world to exchange knowledge and experience - an excellent value proposition! In addition, NYCU is close to the Hsinchu Science Park, and I believe that there will be abundant job opportunities after graduation, so I chose the NYCU GMBA program and the postgraduate program of at the International Trade Institute (TAITRA) in the admission letters of various schools.

From the point of view of my career, participating in the GMBA program of NYCU is one of the most critical decisions in my life.

Best Moment in The NYCU GMBA
The three years of the GMBA program (including the double degree program) are full of precious memories.

I still remember that in the first year, I took full-time courses at ITI during the day and took classes at NYCU at night. This not only made my schedule very tight, but also made me and those friends forge a deep relationship.

In the second year, I seized the opportunity to apply for the exchange program in the Netherlands and experienced a long-awaited study abroad trip, traveling to many European countries.

Back in Taiwan for the third year, the entrepreneurship course became a turning point. Together with my startup competition team, we embarked on the journey from ideation, visiting technical teams at other institutions, to developing product strategy, marketing plan, operational blueprint, and financial analysis. We traveled all the way to Thailand to participate in a series of entrepreneurial competitions. Our team not only entered the finals, but also got the attention of angel investors. I then passed my exams and headed to New York to do a dual master's degree at Fordham University while doing a master's degree in global finance.

These beautiful moments and experiences have become indispensable nourishment for shaping who I am today.


Mavis Tai, Taiwan

Before GMBA: 3 years’ experience in Food and Beverage services industry


After years of working experience in managing a store in Food and Beverage service industry, I started to feel my passion about business administration and human resources management since I was in charge of recruitment as well as training and development. Accordingly, I decided to pursue a master’s degree, and GMBA combines the best elements: top university in Taiwan, a full-English environment, classmates having diverse experience from different cultures, and a well-organized course map.

Best Moment in The NYCU GMBA

To me, there were many remarkable moments with adorable classmates in GMBA, such as the crazy Christmas party we held, the discussion we had for presentations, the struggle when we tried hard to find internships and apply for exchange students, the trips we went together to discover the beauty of Taiwan, …etc. I was always impressed by creative ideas or learned a lot from everyone, which create pieces of incredible memories in my life at GMBA. It is my pleasure to meet all professors and classmates, and I will always be proud to be a part of GMBA.


Ya Hsun Kang, Taiwan

Before GMBA: 5 years working experience as sales representative of electronic industry
Current: Order and Logistics mgm manager in Daimler Trucks Asia Taiwan


The initial idea to choose go back to school life was simply to take a break from the work.
The official reason is it gave me a chance to integrate the experience I had from work with the knowledge received from GMBA.

Best Moment in The NYCU GMBA

To be quite frank, at the time I did not know what I should expect.
Then when in the middle of the program, we joined the mai Bangkok Business Competition @Sasin, long story short, achieved International finalist among 48 teams worldwide.
Our team won, exceeding everyone’s expectations, many people were smarter, had better ideas, able to allocate with more resources. But no one carrying with strong will like our team did. And that’s why I recommend this program- it gives you a chance to build a positive and integrative learning experience, such an experience and vibes will later benefits your life. So please give yourself a chance, try new things, step out of comfort zone, write your own history and challenge yourself!


Brian Huang, Taiwan

Before GMBA: 5 years work experience in IPhone production management

I had been a student from literature field, I thought I was not relevant to business. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in 2019, it was also the time when I was thinking how to make a breakthrough in my career. Unlike other academic programs, GMBA applicants are required to have work experience to apply, and more than half of the classmates come from different countries around the world. With borders closed in various countries, and everyone is unable to travel, how could I possibly meet people from different fields and countries at the same time? Pursuing the GMBA master degree was like fulfilling three wishes at once for me. I could explore new domains, communicate with people from different countries, and make friends with diverse expertise.

Best Moment in The NYCU GMBA
Participating in the Sasin Business Challenge is definitely the best moment during the two years in the GMBA program. Every boot camp was definitely not easy, and the presentation needed revision over and over again. Through each practice and professional guidance from different professors, we overcame the nervousness and challenges of the competition. After seeing my name and the national flag appearing in international competitions, I feel everything is worth it. Although the two years of study was over, the hard work, the heart beating competition experience, and the friends I have met in the past two years have fulfilled my dream that I made before entering the campus. “Team with experts, surrounded by masters.” Whenever I think about it, I always smile from the heart.


Jane Ho, Taiwan

Before GMBA: 2 years secretary experience in Tsing Hua University

It's a life-time changing decision to pursue my master degree in GMBA. My choosing of Hsinchu as hub for the semiconductor industry has been a pivotal moment in my life. Utilizing the resources offered by NYCU university can indeed open up many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

If you seek an opportunity to work in semiconductor industry, best of luck with your master's degree and your journey in this GMBA program!

Best Moment in The NYCU GMBA
Receiving the ASML Sales specialist offer letter must have been a culmination of professional course and dedication throughout my studies. This is a significant accomplishment, and a stepping stone of a rewarding and fulfilling professional journey. Thanks for my advisor Prof. Tsai-Fang Chen and our GMBA director Prof. Jin-Su!


Yu-Chao Chang, Taiwan

Before GMBA: Military service, 4.5 years experience as a software engineer and software development manager

After working as a software engineer for several years, Yu-Chao wanted to reach into the external market and further develop the skills needed for doing client facing activities. Also, the joint GMBA program between National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) (former NCTU) and the International Trade Institute (ITI) appealed to Yu-Chao as it provided two valuable perspectives: both academic education in the traditional college setting and practical experience from ITI. Furthermore, the GMBA program’s extensive and diverse alumni network was another valuable asset that led Yu-Chao to join the program.

Best Moment in The NYCU GMBA
Yu-Chao’s best moments were found in the strong connections developed during the GMBA program. By taking joint NYCU-ITI courses, there were students from unique backgrounds with different perspectives, which all contributed positively to the classroom learning experience and the social dynamic. After graduation, the extensive network among classmates proved to be even more useful; in almost every country Yu-Chao visited, there was an old classmate he could recount memories with.

Anthea Liu, Taiwan

Before GMBA: 4-year auditing experience in Taipei, Taiwan. During GMBA, 2-month internship in logistics & supply chain industry in Jakarta, Indonesia

I always expected to become a global business manager.
I chose to work in big 4 accounting firms after graduating from university because they had good resources and networking. I had the opportunity to work with people from different countries and went on business trips to different countries. However, after four-year intensive work in financial perspective, I found out that I need to get more knowledge about the global situation and to gain international exposure. So, I registered in the GMBA program at NYCU (former NCTU) and a postgraduate program at the International Trade Institute (TAITRA) in 2012.
Thanks to the Global MBA program, I had my internship in South-east Asia and successfully work abroad as I planned after graduation.

Best Moment in The NYCU GMBA
I really miss all the moments we shared together in GMBA. The "Knowing Taiwan" event was the first event for all of us to hang out together as friends instead of classmates. However, the "Knowing the World" event that we held for community service was the first event for us to deal with cultural difference and work together as a team. I must say we did have conflicts and arguments sometimes, but it was always a good opportunity to know your friends and your future business partners. In short, there are so many precious memories in my two-year MBA life, and I do think that joining the Global MBA program was one of the best decisions that I've ever made.

Daniel Ziak, Slovakia

Before GMBA: 2 years in government agency as financial manager and few months in Deutsche Telecom as process expert.

I came to Taiwan because I got scholarship. And I came to Hsinchu's NYCU (former NCTU) because it was far the best of 3 universities I had applied for. Regarding why MBA.. already while I was studying my first master (finance) I felt that I'd like to study something more people (managerial) oriented. And also I felt that having MBA is very good brand, which is recognizable and accepted anywhere in the world. Since I plan on working outside of my home country, at least on beginning of my career.

Best Moment in The NYCU GMBA
The "thing" I enjoyed most was international aspect of GMBA. I really love to get to know other cultures. Especially in casual situations outside of regular time during lectures. For example, dinners out, barbecues, and especially few trips we have made like "knowing the Taiwan".It was always a precious moment for me when I got in chat with someone coming from very different background. That was really enjoyable way of learning about people around the world. Especially form the people I felt that we have much in common.

YingChi Chou, Taiwan

Before GMBA: I was working at a manufacturing company of HDD industry. The company is a HDD component supplier for WD and HGST and also do other OEM products. I had been in this company for 8 years, started from NPI engineer to supervisor, main task is to introduce product to mass production, and coordinate internal departments.

During past 8 years serving in current company, I get a lot of chances to take business trip to several countries and contact various colleagues and customers from China, Thailand, Malaysia, USA and other Asia countries. Being an engineer who is desired for upgrade and advance, knowledge and ability of management are requisite to achieve higher and wider goals, not only be limited to do one's self job well, but also can lead a team to accomplish missions. Further, to lead a factory or a company.
It's a good experience to work with others from different countries, so does study, NYCU (former NCTU) GMBA program exactly provides such environment to interact with students from all over the world of various cultural backgrounds. That's also important for becoming a global manager, to know, to understand, to co-work and to cooperate with those from different areas.

Best Moment in The NYCU GMBA
There were lots of activities, such as knowing Taiwan, knowing the world, country visit, and other small activities I all enjoyed a lot. Classmates are also nice, we are just like a big family.
For those classes I also enjoyed a lot though some were struggling. Those lectures in NYCU and got along with foreign classmates also help me when I am exchange student now in Switzerland. I have lots to share and can discuss with classmates from other countries during classes, and due to experience in GMBA lectures, I am not unfamiliar with the classes here and can catch up the courses.

Terry Williams, Canada

Before GMBA: Worked for several years in pharmaceutical finance after getting my start in banking and sales.

I started the program not knowing quite what to expect, and at first found the way courses were taught to be somewhat different than I had remembered when taking my BBA. However, once I learned to adapt a more eastern approach, I realized that I was learning more than I would have back home at a comparable program. My classmates were excited to be there and we spent many hours working not only on projects, but learning how to work together with different management styles imported from our countries of origin. It was a great learning experience and I'm a better manager for having completed an MBA with an international focus.

Best Moment in The NYCU GMBA
Besides singing at KTV, I'd say my favorite moment at NYCU (former NCTU) was working together as a class to put together an 'Knowing the World' event where we hosted high school students for a day of international activities - it was great to see everyone having fun while managing the event as a team.