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Cooperative Economics

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Program Overview

The Department of Cooperative Economics was established in 1965. In 1969, the department started providing evening courses for people holding daytime jobs. These evening courses were transformed and re-organized under the Continuing and Extension Center in 1997. In the meantime, the department started offering business management courses in Changhua County, Tainan County and Tainan City for those wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The courses reflect an equal emphasis on theoretical and practical values. In addition, a Master’s Program of Business Administration in Cooperative Economics and Social Enterprises has also been established.

The mission of the Department of Cooperative Economics is:

1.To cultivate students with business management skills

2.To design programs based on the following three areas: cooperative business and non-profit enterprises, economic theories, and business management

3.To maintain our relationship with RISE (Research Institute of Social Enterprise) and PNPM (Program of Nonprofit Management) and provide students with good employment opportunities

4.To conduct cooperative projects with the government, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions, so as to gradually map the entire social enterprise network of Taiwan

Program Learning Goal

  • Possess knowledge and competencies in business management of cooperative and non-profit business: Each student understands the economic and business management environment in Taiwan, and possesses the basic knowledge of for-profit, co-operative, and non-profit business management.

  • Possess the capacity of business ethics and social responsibility: Each student is able to understand the concept and application of business ethics and social responsibility.

  • Possess the ability to communicate, lead a team and co-operate as a team: Each student is able to communicate, lead and co-operate as a team.

  • Possess interdisciplinary knowledge and an attitude towards life-long learning:
    Each student possesses the ability to integrate learning from various disciplines and recognizes the importance of life-long learning to continued personal and professional growth.

  • Possess the ability to analyze logically and systematically:
    Each student possesses the ability to analyze systematically and logically.

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