All the students in the NCTU Global MBA are required to gain relevant professional experience prior to graduation. This professional experience will put the global skills you acquire in our classrooms into a practical context. The professional experience requirement can be completed by a pre-approved internship. The internship period should be at least 4 weeks full-time or an equivalent 160 hours over a longer period for part-time completion.
To satisfy the internship requirement
1) Students should submit the "Proposal of Internship" at least 6 weeks before starting the internship
2) After the internship, students should submit the "Certificate of Internship Participation"
Our students have gained their internship experience in multinational companies of various industries, including:
- Advantech (Automation, Taiwan)
- ASIG Quality Services GmbH (Quality control, Germany)
- AUO (Display, Taiwan)
- Cconma.com (e-commerce, South Korea)
- Chungwha Telecom (Telecommunication, Taiwan)
- DHL Indonesia (Logistics, Indonesia)
- Front Village (Hospitality, Thailand)
- Hollyhigh International Capital (Banking, China)
- Canada (Manufacturing, Canada)
- Mega International Commercial Bank New York Branch (Banking, Taiwan)
- NC Soft (Online Gaming, South Korea)
- Qualcomm (Information Technology, USA)
- Shin-Etsu Denso Co., Ltd. (Manufacturing, Japan)
- Texas Instrument (Semiconductor, USA)
- TSMC (Semiconductors, Taiwan)
- Yoda Communications (Network equipment, Taiwan)
We strongly encourage our students to challenge the global business world. Accordingly, Taiwanese students are expected to go overseas for their internship, and foreign students should complete their internship in Taiwan or a location other than their country of origin.
Regulations and Procedures of the GMBA Program at NCTU
-for the academic year of 2019 (108學年度)
8. Students are required to fulfill an internship in a multi-national company and provide the GMBA office with relevant documentation before graduation. Students who complete an internship must submit a certificate of internship participation. The period of internship should be at least 4 weeks. For a request of special consideration, students should seek approval from the director of GMBA.
2016 Internship Report Excerpts
G-Shank (Taiwan) - 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016
Said Ramirez, a Global MBA student at National Chiao Tung University, has interned at G-Shank’s International Marketing Department from 1st July to 30th September 2016. During the 3-month internship, his primary goals were to open new markets in The Americas (Colombia, Chile and Argentina), organizing logistics and activities for its trade shows (Electronica India, Electronica Munich), and host visiting clients in Taiwan. During weekly monitor meetings, his performance would be assessed to ensure he was meeting his targets. He successfully increased the visibility of G-Shank by developing its promotion channels and translating its website and information brochures into Spanish, Portuguese and German. To summarize, Said considers his experience working at G-SHANK as a highly valuable one because the learning process of doing business in Asia has increased his professional and interpersonal skills.
SG HealthCare (Korea) - 8 August 2016 to 8 September 2016
Ken Lee, Global MBA student at National Chiao Tong University, is very fortunate and grateful to have his internship with SG Healthcare, a medical device manufacturer based in South Korea. From August 8th until September 8th 2016, he was managing a full-time internship and his personal development abroad. His responsibilities include customer research, packaging design, and product development for a new beauty product line. Upon completing his internship, he could see his experiences had increased his awareness of and inclusiveness towards South Korean culture. Although he was working within the company as an intern, he also needed to adapt to his coworkers’ behaviors and expectations in addition to becoming accustomed to S. Korean culture. An important realization for him was that while his efforts were a measure of his own ability, it was also a reflection of how the NCTU GMBA and Taiwan has shaped his character and competency.
2014 Internship Report Excerpts
Nouvelles d’Europe (UK Edition) - 23 June 2014 to 15 August 2014
Fufei Wu, a Global MBA student at National Chiao Tung University, had worked as an intern reporter of Editorial Department at Nouvelles d'Europe UK Edition in London from 23 June to 15 August 2014. Each summer (June to August) is a peak time for newspapers to record the colorful UK life, including performances, festivals, events, theaters, etc. Due to manpower deficit during the time, Nouvelles d'Europe UK Edition requires reporters to cover different art/literature styles and write articles based on interview results. Therefore, a qualified intern reporter should be capable of doing independent work and completing assignments under time constraint pressure. This intern report comprehensively represents Fufei Wu's outcome of 13 articles and more than 30 event recommendations at Nouvelles d'Europe UK Edition London office. It also analyzes the method for interviews and shows how Fufei Wu faced the challenges and how to solve theses problems.
Tuffbond Corp. (USA) - 23 June 2014 to 15 August 2014
Rosy Huang, a Global MBA student at National Chiao Tung University, has worked as an intern for marketing analysis of logistic equipment products at Tuffbond Crop. in USA from 23 June 2014 to 15 August 2014. Tuffbond Corp. is an agent that selling chemical product from Taiwan to the United States market. It has 14 years experience in marketing, selling and customer service. Tuffbond take the mission from its partner Shin-Tai Plastic (STP) to do the marketing research and analysis for the USA market. STP is a logistic equipment manufacturer in Taiwan and doing the international business, one of their main customers in the USA is Walgreens, the largest drug retail chain store in the USA. The marketing analysis report is aimed to give STP a picture to deicide whether to invest in manufacturing equipment as a factory, warehouse or just stay as an office in 2015. During her internship, she did the marketing research and analysis of logistic equipment products, particularly in plastic pallets, bulk containers and dollies.
Yoda Communication (Taiwan) - 2 July 2014 to 29 August 2014
Yenny Tseng, a Global MBA student at National Chiao Tung University, has worked as an intern for overseas sales at Yoda communication, a Taiwan-based manufacturer in networking devices or equipment, from 3 July 2014 to 29 August 2014. During the two-month internship period in Yoda communication, the company arranged a comprehensive training plan for me which included product knowledge, customer base, supply chain, sales tactics and company strategy. After completing the training, she was immediately to be put on job training to perform day to day jobs which included reviewing the company existing workflows and marketing materials, managing sales queries, finding sales leads and pitching prospective clients. Besides, she managed to identify the gaps in the process and suggest the area of improvement where the company should have more organized catalogue and brochures to reach out to the potential clients overseas. The internship experience with Yoda communication is something really new to her where she gained valuable knowledge about engineering and technical skills in details.