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Department of Finance

National Central University

No.300, Jung-da Rd., Jung-Li, Taiwan 320, R.O.C.

Tel: 886-3-422-7151 66250  Fax: 886-3-425-2961

Established in 1989, the Department of Finance is devoted to high-quality financial education and research. The Department now offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, with a current enrollment of about 250 undergraduates, 60 Master’s students, 60 EMBA students and 25 doctoral students.

With its outstanding faculty, the Department contributes to finance theory and practice in an increasingly knowledge-intensive and technology-pervasive financial world. A recent study conducted by Social Science Research Center of the National Science Council ranks 33 finance programs in Taiwan. NCU’s Finance department is ranked first in publications in leading finance journals. According to another ranking of finance programs published in Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (2005), NCU’s Finance department is ranked 19th in 170 universities in Asia-Pacific and second in Taiwan.

Our E-finance Lab, sponsored by Reuters, Sun and Sybase, is strongly committed to effectively integrating information technology into learning and research. Faculty and students can access real-time financial data around the world through Reuters system, as well as major domestic and international databanks, including Taiwan Economic Data Journal (TEJ), PACAP, CRSP, COMPUSTAT, Datastream. These facilities combined with Reuters Kondor+ provide a platform for sophisticated derivatives modeling and risk management.

One of our new developments in financial education is the graduate Financial Engineering track which is a collaborative effort among Finance Department, Graduate Institute of Statistics and Mathematics Department. It offers solid training in mathematical modeling and state-of-art knowledge on how to structure, value complex financial products and develop risk management strategies.