Statement from the Chair

 

he College of Law and Business, National Chung Hsing University, was renamed National Taipei University in 2000. Based on the solid foundation laid by successive department chairs in the past, the Department of Accountancy of NTPU has been active in promoting featured courses, organizing international academic exchanges, and encouraging students to participate in national competitions. We strongly believe that, apart from taking accountancy courses, students should strengthen their secondary specialties. Therefore, our curriculum is designed to supplement major accountancy courses with three faculty packages—Laws and Taxation, Financial Management, and Risk and Information Management, as well as the three programs of Business, Finance, and Forensic on Capital Market. Moreover, there are more and more news related to corporate fraud, which has had an enormous impact on the operations of various enterprises. Therefore, our department has begun to cooperate with PwC Taiwan to organize the “Seminar on Forensic Accounting” course since the 2016 academic year. Furthermore, we jointly held the 7th and 8th Forensic Accounting Summits with the National Federation of Certified Public Accountants Association of the Republic of China (CPA Association) to enhance students’ practical skills, nurture talent for fraud and forensic accounting specializations, and develop capacities in industry chain practices.

 

In response to the challenge of increased international academic competition, we have spared no effort to promote international academic cooperation and communication. For example, we helped the university’s College of Business obtain AACSB accreditation. We also hosted an annual conference of the Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association (APMAA) in 2016 and held four joint seminars on accountancy with Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. At the end of the 2017 academic year, we are going to co-organize a joint seminar with Hitotsubashi University in Japan for the first time. In addition, we have invited world-renowned scholars to Taiwan repeatedly to deliver speeches or lectures and interact with our students. Academic scholars have included Professor Tomasz Wnuk-Pel from Poland, Professor Tae-Young Paik and Yong Gyu Lee from Sungkyunkwan University, Professor Iny Hwang from Seoul National University, Professor Chiu Peng-Chia from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Tawei (David) Wang from the University of Hawaii, Professor Scott Liao from the University of Toronto, and professors from Prince of Songkla University in Thailand. Furthermore, we have signed an agreement on the 1+1/1+2 Dual Master’s Degree Programs with the School of Business Administration, University of California, Riverside (UCR). Soon, we will sign another agreement regarding dual master’s degree programs with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).

 

To sustain the strong foundation built by previous department chairs, we fully support our students as they participate in various types of national competitions. With the support of alumni and the guidance of department faculty, the Department of Accountancy has won the following awards over consecutive years from 2015 to 2017: top 3 in the National College Sports Competitions and Northern Taiwan College Sports Competitions for accounting students (e.g., basketball, softball, table tennis, badminton, and volleyball competitions); 2nd and 1st runner-up at the Debate Competition for Accounting Students in Northern Taiwan in 2016 and 2017, respectively; 1st runner-up at the Debate Competition during the 2015 Accountancy Elite Cup, as well as at the 2016 and 2017 Deloitte Taiwan Tax Championship.

 

With a strong, diverse team of teaching staff, an innovative curriculum, and brilliant students, the Department of Accountancy at National Taipei University is regarded as a top priority for recruiters from international accounting firms and TSEC-listed and OTC-listed local companies. I strongly believe that we will continue to play a leading role in accounting education.

 

Hsuan-Lien Chu, Ph.D.
Chair, the Department of Accountancy



ational Taipei University (NTPU) was officially renamed and established in February 2000. The new main campus is located in San-Hsia, a suburban city near Taipei with bountiful beauties of traditional culture. In retrospect, the University has undergone several stages of development to conform to the nation's economic development and advancement. The establishment of Department of Accountancy can be traced back as early as 1949 in the era of Junior College of Administration. After several stages with different names in the following chronological orders, Taiwan Provincial College of Business and Laws, Taiwan Provincial Chung Hsing University, National Chung Hsing University, and today's National Taipei University, the Department of Accountancy has developed comprehensive degree programs tailored to the goals of different types of students.

 

The graduates of our department hold positions of leadership in a diverse array of careers, including both the public and private sectors. They include partners at international CPA firms, chief financial officers at major industrial firms, high-ranking governmental officials, management consultants, and presidents of their own companies. Our alumni have been our major pride. The alumni association has continuously provided generous financial support necessary to develop an outstanding accounting program. Students are also benefited in both the financing and employment opportunities.

 

Today the Department offers undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting, taxation, and other business-related areas. The Bachelor of Accountancy prepares students for professional employment in accounting and taxation. Our graduate programs are designed to meet the different needs of students: Master of Accountancy for new graduates; Executive Master of Accounting for experienced professionals who strive for greater professional stature and advancement; The Doctor of Philosophy program for students with an aim to pursuing careers in academia.