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Degree Requirements and Policies of the Bachelor of International Business Administration Program (English program) of Feng Chia University

 

October 6, 2009 Passed by degree program affairs council

October 19, 2009 Ratified by the university president

June 14, 2010 Amended by degree the program affairs council

June 29, 2010 Ratified by the university president

October 11, 2012 Amended by the degree program affairs council

December 19, 2012 Ratified by the university president

May 16, 2013 Amended by the degree program affairs council

May 31, 2013Ratified by the university president

 

Article 1: These degree requirements and policies of the Bachelor of International Business Administration Program (English program) (hereafter referred to as BIBA program) of Feng Chia University were formulated in accordance with University regulations.

Article 2: BIBA program courses can be divided into required courses and elective courses. Students should refer to the course list for the academic year in which they enrolled for details.

Article 3: The required number of credits for graduation is 128.

Article 4: Course requirements:

a. Required courses are to be taken from among the courses offered by the BIBA program. Students are not permitted to enroll in required courses of other departments. For students transferred from other department or university are permitted to take business common required courses in other departments or during summer. Under special circumstances and with the approval of the BIBA program director, students may retake failed courses in another department or during a summer session.

b. Credits from general education courses “Organizational Behavior”, “Introduction to Management”, “Introduction to Economics” and “Personal and Family Finances” may not be used toward the total number of credits required for graduation.

c. Physical education courses are required for freshmen and sophomores but no credits will be earned from these courses. Juniors and seniors may enroll in physical education electives. However, the credits from these courses may not be used toward the total number of credits required for graduation.

d. Military education is a required course for freshmen. However, no credits will be earned for this course. Sophomores, juniors and seniors may enroll in no more than two military education electives. One credit from each military education elective can be applied to the total number of credits required for graduation.

e. Elective courses can be divided into two strands: Global Business Management Strand and Greater China Strand. Students must take at least 18 credits of the elective courses (English language proficiency elective courses are not included).

f. The criteria for non-native English-speaking students to graduate from this program is IBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or TOEIC 880. Students with IBT 75-79 or IELTS 6.0 or TOEIC 815-879 must take 3 credits of English language proficiency elective courses. Students with IBT 70-74 or IELTS 5.5 or TOEIC 750-814 must take 6 credits of English language proficiency elective courses. Students with score less than IBT 69 or IELTS 5.0 or TOEIC 749 must take 9 credits of English language proficiency elective courses. A maximum of 9 credits from elective English proficiency courses can be counted toward total credits required for graduation.

Article 5: Study abroad requirements:

a. Students with Taiwanese nationality (admission via : distinguished athletes program, the Stars Project, school recommendation, Taiwanese application, the joint college assigned-subject examination, school transfer, and major transfer)must study abroad for one year to graduate.

b. During their study abroad, students shall focus on business courses and may enroll in required or elective courses. Students must pass at least 6 credits during the time they are abroad (including required courses, elective courses and ESL courses). A maximum of 24 credits from the overseas institution may be applied to the total number of credits required for graduation. A maximum of 6 credits from ESL courses may be applied to the total number of credits required for graduation.

c. Students must enroll in an overseas institution for two full semesters or three full quarters for a total period of study of at least eight months.

d. If students enroll in a distance learning program, they should stay in the study-abroad-country to complete the program.

e. If a student must return to Taiwan due to an emergency or to special circumstances, he/she must notify the BIBA program office.

f. International students (including overseas compatriot students) have the option to study abroad; with this option students are required to pay the costs of study-abroad by themselves.  If international students (including overseas compatriot students) choose to stay in Taiwan, they have to take courses from the College of Business or the College of Finance to complete the credits required for graduation.

Article 6 (Delete)

 

Article 7: These degree requirements and policies were passed by the degree program affairs council and ratified by the University president before coming into effect. Revisions shall be handled in the same manner.  

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