The AI and Big Data Dual-degree EMBA program, jointly offered by Taipei Tech and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), will start in Fall 2020. The program is Taiwan’s only AI-related program that offers dual degrees, and it is also the only one that offers both M.Sc. and EMBA degrees. Green-lighted by the Ministry of Education this year, the program enrolled thirty-eight students—its cap capacity—as soon as it was rolled out. The students include many industry veterans and managers.
At Taipei Tech, the program is managed by the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Yuh-Shyan Hwang, dean of the college, indicated that UTA and Taipei Tech are top schools in their respective fields. UTA has one of the top 100 EMBA programs in the world according to the QS global ranking, and Taipei Tech has a leading advantage in research and development in artificial intelligence. “We designed this program for senior managers,” said Hwang, “by incorporating the resources of UTA and the hands-on courses of Taipei Tech.” Students of this program can take advantage UTA’s global network and acquire valuable skills in international cooperation and cross-cultural business decision-making.
Tianbao You, general manager of Foxconn Nanjing Software Company, is one of the students who enrolled in this dual-degree EMBA program. He said that Foxconn has been fully committed to AI and industrial IOT research in recent years. He applied for this EMBA program because it is a perfect combination of computer science and management science. It allows him to learn the full spectrum of AI- and management-related subjects without needing to study in different departments. Bohua Gao, another student who enrolled in this program, has been in the finance industry for over twenty years. He believes that the subject matter of this program is necessary for his career outlook. He hopes that, through the solid training of this program, he will be able to organize his past problem solutions into software programs that will aid him in future decision-making.
The students who participate in this program are not required to go abroad as all the courses will be conducted at Taipei Tech. The program also offers a flexible schedule, online courses, and great opportunities for students to connect with the alumni of Taipei Tech and UTA EMBA worldwide.