Executive Master’s Programs

Successful completion of 33 credits of courses. Students are also required to submit a written master's thesis completed under the supervision of a faculty member and pass an Oral Examination.

I0048 Armed Forces and Society (3/0): This course provides general theoretic groundwork for the analysis of the interaction between Taiwanese armed forces and its society. 

T0117 International Politics Theory (3/0): This course introduces the theories and structures of international politics and explores important subjects of international relations. Both major theories and important international cases will be discussed. 

T2379 National Security Policy Planning (3/0): The main theme of this course is to explore how the ROC government’s top-level decision makers of the national security apparatus observe the dynamic situations of national security environment, analyze the factors which affect the core interests of the nation, and design the strategies to tackle the challenges, both domestic and international. Also, the key objective of the course is to train the graduate students to be able to think, analyze, and conduct research on the issues with regard to the national security policy in a strategic way. 

T2710 Power Balance and US-China-Taiwan Relations (3/0): This course will not emphasize on specific events in the trilateral relations between US, China, and Taiwan. Instead, it will emphasize on the trilateral relations of the impact of international politics. For example, we will not study the Taiwan Relations Act; rather, we will stress on the US grand strategy of balance of power during the formation of the TRA. Henceforth, the course emphasizes on the rise and decline of great powers and how other countries adjust to the fortune of great powers. 

T2711 Modern Strategy Military Science (3/0): Due to strained diplomatic environment, Taiwans armed forces have been isolated for decades. The Taiwan military not only has been barred from participating in the joint exercises with counterparts of advanced countries, but also suffered from lacking new military thinking and knowledge due to language barriers. The purpose of this course is to exploit students’ understanding on new technologies, operational doctrines and military thinking. The lecturer will select up-to-date international military publications, providing both English and Chinese materials for discussion in class meetings. 

T0315 Seminar for Management in Defense Affairs (SMDA) (3/0): This course introduces cross-discipline approaches and special topic research so as to help students better understanding the classification and characteristics of the defense management, which is affected by national security. This course will facilitate studying through a KM platform which will provide knowledge management and community-learning for satisfactory learning of defense management knowledge and practice. 

T1571 Research Methods for Social Science (3/0): The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of major research approaches and methods of social sciences. Students will be required to complete a research project. 

I0047 PLA Modernization (0/3): As an emerging great power in the Asia-Pacific region, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is striving for a strong military that is parallel to its growing influence in international affairs. The course is designed to provide students an overview of defense modernization in the PRC and contemporary development of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with a specific focus on Chinese understandings, interpretations, and propositions regarding the revolution in military affairs (RMA). 

T0776 Seminar on Strategic Theory (0/3): The purposes of this course are to cultivate the students’ strategic concepts and shape their capability of strategic thinking and strategic analysis through specific research on Chinese classical strategic theories and western classical, modern and contemporary strategic theories. Furthermore, the students will be able to make a better combination between strategic essence and their own professionalism. Thus, they will have the unique capability of strategic analysis and strategic judgement.  

T0958 China’s National Security Strategy (0/3): The course is based on the basic theory of security strategy, research approach and research method. It will clarify the security policies of China under the tradition and non-tradition security environment. Including: National security decision making mechanism and process, international and regional security, including politics, diplomacy, culture and energy. Finally, by understanding the security strategies and policies of China, we will suggest the timely solution of Taiwan. 

I0067 Quantitative Analysis of Political Economy (0/3): Do numbers speak truth or lie? Living in the modern age, we have to understand numbers. This course introduces how numbers are used in social sciences. It has three parts: how quantitative analysis evolved, how numbers tell stories, and how we should think in terms of numbers. There is no prerequisite for math, or statistics, but the students have to do the reading faithfully. 

T0576 The Security Situation in the Taiwan Strait (0/3): The goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the subject of security and peace in the Taiwan Strait. The contents of the course include the theoretical concept of security, U.S. East Asian security strategy, US-China-Taiwan trilateral relationship, U.S.-Japan Alliance, military modernization of China, the role of the US in the Taiwan Strait crises, and U.S.-Taiwan Security ties.