Agricultural Economics Master Program

(International Program)

 

Program Overview

Program Goals

Program Objectives

Courses

Program Overview                                                                Top

Agricultural Economics Master Program is a multifaceted effort of the Department of Agricultural Economics, the College of Bio-Resources and Agriculture, National Taiwan University and Taiwan ICDF.

Agricultural development is the crucial factor for a countryˇ¦s broad-based development, especially for the developing countries. Taiwanˇ¦s unique experience in agricultural development can be used as a reference and study model for these countries.

Students learning agricultural economics expertise and agri-business management skills throughout the program will be well prepared for entry level management positions, offered by firms engaging in agricultural production, marketing, and financing.

The program will also enhance studentsˇ¦ grasp of important issues and problems of agriculture, which in turn helps foster their potential for leadership in agricultural policy and agribusiness management.

Program Goals                                                                         Top

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  • To prepare students for future public service and managership, the program is designed to build up their ability in applying economic and business principles, as well as develop their leadership potential and communication skills.

  • In light of the era emphasizing globalization and internationalization, the program will provide students with various opportunities attending international conferences and visiting Taiwan agricultural authorities.

  • Before and after Taiwan became a member of WTO in 2002, the Department of Agricultural Economics has been in the process of forming innovative perspectives on both teaching and researching. This new program helps the department respond to evolving challenges in the future and keep its high standard of excellence.

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Program Objectives                                                                   Top

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  •  To foster students with potential leadership in agricultural policy and management

The required courses include applied economics analysis, agri-business management, and agricultural policy. These courses are   designed specifically to build up studentsˇ¦ ability to apply economic and business principles.

 

  • To provide an academic environment conducive to teamwork among faculty and students

The Department of Agricultural Economics has a strong tradition of one-on-one mentoring of graduate students. The program helping students develop leadership potential and communication skills, will prepare them for future public service and managership.

 

  •  To offer students ample resources of software and hardware

Our department has its own computer center and library providing students with necessary and abundant resources. The department is well equipped with all sorts of computer software. Besides Windows and Microsoft Office Series, a variety of statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, SHAZAM, GAUSS, LIMDEP, TSP, MATHMATIC, EVIEWS, and RATS are made available to the students.

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Courses                                                                                           Top

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Students who pursue Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in Agricultural Policy Development and Management are required to complete 31 credits including 6 credits of thesis. This program will take two academic years to fulfill the requirements.

 

Required Courses (25 credits)ˇG

Applied Microeconomics (3) 

Advanced Macroeconomics (3)

 Agribusiness Management (3)

Agricultural Trade (3)

Agricultural Policy Analysis (3)

 Agricultural Development (3)

Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (3)  

Agricultural Marketing (3)

Seminar (1)

                            

Master Thesis (6 credits)

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Selective CoursesˇG

Basic Quantitative Method (3)        International Agricultural Research System (3)

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