Graduate Business Services

Executive MBA in Taiwan

Program Information

The International EMBA is designed for mid-career professionals and upper-level managers who cannot afford the time required away from their jobs to earn a degree on a campus. Established in 2002, the program prepares professionals in Asia for global leadership positions. UT Arlington’s EMBA program has a uniquely broad alumni network in Greater China with more than 2,500 graduates.

The EMBA program lasts approximately 18-24 months and is offered in a lock-step fashion, where each student takes the same course at the same time. The program consists of 12 courses (36 credit hours) that cover all functional areas of business. Each course requires a total of 45 hours of student effort/work. This is accomplished through a combination of web-based assignments, face-to-face lectures by faculty from the partner university (under the direction of the UT Arlington faculty responsible for the course), guest lectures by local and international business leaders, and an intensive 4-day (32-36 hours) face-to-face immersion in the subject matter by UT Arlington faculty or qualified faculty appointed by UT Arlington.

Each cohort begins with an opening ceremony and an orientation/information session followed by team-building activities. The team approach is used extensively throughout the program and students learn from each other as much as they learn from their coursework and faculty.

After successful completion of the program, graduates will earn the same AACSB-accredited EMBA degree as the one earned by UT Arlington students based in the United States. The UT Arlington EMBA degree earned in Taiwan is approved and recognized by the Taiwan’s Ministry of Education.


Criteria for Admission

The UT Arlington EMBA admission process takes a holistic view of the candidate to determine the likelihood of success in the program and the extent to which each candidate will contribute to the overall success of the class. Factors taken into account in evaluating a candidate include:

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree or internationally recognized equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional work experience, with 2 years of managerial experience
  • High potential for advancement and proven academic capability
  • Ability to contribute to the Executive MBA experience
  • Ability to read, write and speak English. If candidates do not have standardized tests results (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS), they will be required to take an in-house English test and pass an oral English interview. This requirement is waived for custom-designed cohorts for companies or government entities, which are taught in Mandarin.
  • Strong interest in a U.S. educational experience

Official Documents Required by UT Arlington for Admission

  1. Official degree certificate/diploma *
  2. Official transcripts *
  3. Application

* (For Chinese universities, a copy of the original document with a university official red stamp will be acceptable. Both Chinese and official English versions are required.)


Program Expenses

The program fee for 2016 is USD 25,250. Future fees may be higher. This fee includes access to UT Arlington online resources, as well as the physical and online resources of the partner university. Participants are responsible for any accommodation and travel expenses.

What are some of the optional fees?

  • Students who attend the graduation ceremony in the U.S. will be responsible for all costs incurred, including travel and local transportation.
  • Cost of graduation regalia for attending the graduation ceremony at UT Arlington and photos taken by professional photographers during the graduation ceremony.
  • Induction fee to Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society.
  • Additional copies of degree and transcripts.

Contact Information

Dr. Carol Hsiao, Professor

Director of UTA EMBA Program in Taiwan
Tel: 0980666388
Email: chingch@uta.edu


Dr. Jack Fei Yang, Professor

Associate Director of UTA EMBA Program in Taiwan
Cell(CN): 13521518649 (WeChat)
QQ: 1812123555


Taipei office:

6F., No.200, Sec. 3, Xinyi Rd., Da’an Dist.,
Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: 886-2-55794677

Website (Chinese): http://www.utataiwan.com.tw/