Welcome to IBMBA


international applicants

The IBMBA Program @ NSYSU receive fall term admission application only each year. Please see the detailed information as follows and if you have any further inquiries, please feel free to email us @ ibmba@cm.nsysu.edu.tw.


January 15, 2019 - march 31,2019

Admission Quota: 30


2019-01-15 ~ 2019-03-31   
Online application service opens for Fall 2018

2019-04-01 ~ 2019-05-15  
Application Review

By 2019-06-15                     
Notification of Admission Result

Before 2019-06-30                   
Admitted applicants reply Acceptance Feedback
From 2019-07-01                     
Notification for waiting list applicants

Before 2019-07-31                
Notified waiting list applicants reply Acceptance Feedback
School issues Letter of Acceptance

Required documents (to be Submitted online only)

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a local public or private university, overseas university, or a college that has been acknowledged and authenticated by the Ministry of Education. Applicants from all education backgrounds are welcome. Preference will be given to applicants with work experiences from any industry.

All of the following documents should be written in English and submit the online application before the deadline (applicants with incomplete documents will not be reviewed by the IBMBA Program Admission Committee):

  1. Statement of Purpose (including a research plan);

  2. CV/Resume;

  3. All applicants must be able to speak, comprehend, and write fluently in English. Therefore, for applicants from non-native English-speaking countries, TOEFL or IELTS score must be submitted to demonstrate the English proficiency;

  4. Two (and maximum of two) recommendation letters (via online application system);

  5. Official statement with a conversion table on percentile score and letter score (A, B, C) and applicant’s GPA (if not displayed on applicant’s transcript), issued by the institution where applicant obtained his/her Bachelor’s degree;

  6. One scanned copy of undergraduate diploma;

  7. Other favorable supporting documents, for example GMAT or GRE score;

  8. Interviews will be conducted if necessary;

  9. Online Application is required

All above documents should be written in English and uploaded to the NSYSU Online Application System by the assigned deadline. Applicants with incomplete documents will not be reviewed by the IBMBA Program Admission Committee.

online application link



Domestic applicants

The IBMBA Program @ NSYSU holds two rounds of enrollment examination each year. Please see the detailed information as follows and if you have any further inquiries, please feel free to email us @ ibmba@cm.nsysu.edu.tw.


Number of students to be enrolled : 19 

Application period : 2018/09/27-2018/10/11

Interview date: 2018/11/3

Admission Result: 2018/11/15

*Total marks will be compared for acceptance; if the marks are the same, they will be compared to your interview performance result.


Number of students to be enrolled : 10 

Application period : Nov. 26th, 2018 ~ Dec. 12th, 2018

Interview date: March, 2018

Admission Result: March 15th, 2018

*Total marks will be compared for acceptance; if the marks are the same, they will be compared to your interview performance result.

Online Application Brochure

Online Application link

Required documents

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a local public or private university, overseas university, or a college that has been acknowledged by the Ministry of Education. Applicants of all industrial backgrounds welcome. Preference will be given to applicants with work experience from any industry.

All the following documents should be arranged in sequence as per below and the applicant should submit the application before the deadline,please print out the envelope provided by the system and then send in the recommendation letters by post:

  1. Resume and Statement of purpose;

  2. Official diploma and cumulative transcript of highest education;

  3. Other favorable supporting documents (Name card、Working experience certificate、professional certificate、English Proficiency Test Result such as:TOEFL、IELTS、TOEIC、GMAT etc.);

  4. Two (and maximum of two) recommendation letters (by post);

  5. Online application.

※ Interview will be conducted if candidates receive 80 out of 100 points or above at the preliminary review stage. 




A Message from the IBMBA Director

As a leading international program in Taiwan, the IBMBA program at NSYSU is committed to providing a better learning environment for our local and international students. The IBMBA program provides innovative academic and practical activities and is constantly working to improve the structure of the curriculum and quality of our courses, enriching our faculty diversity, and staying well connected with our alumni. The IB program is designed to offer a phenomenal learning experience by providing a curriculum that teaches our students an abundant knowledge about business operations and management to understand how to do business globally.

As a highly-ranked business school in Taiwan, we have a plethora of exchange and double-degree opportunities, which allows our students to build an interactional perspective through living in different countries. These exchange opportunities allow students to construct a global mindset and build a strong global network. The IBMBA program is dedicated to extending students’ global perspectives, providing direction and guidance for their career, and developing the skills necessary to stand out as a potential candidate when searching for a job and preparing students to be a successful business professional.

Join the IBMBA program at NSYSU by joining the IB family!

- Sharon S. J. Wang


Studying at NSYSU!

Beautiful scenery, great campus, great people!


Student Testimonials


Alexandre mimault

What I like about IBMBA is that the professors and the staff are very close to the students and are always willing to help us. I think they are very easy to reach. There are also many extracurricular activities that are organized throughout the year to bring everybody together. I also like the multicultural atmosphere. Students in the IBMBA are mostly from Taiwan, but there are students from many countries around the world. I think this is very beneficial for us as we can learn from one another. All courses are taught in English, but we have the opportunity to learn Chinese as well in a very stimulating environment. It can definitely be useful for my future career. Finally, we are encouraged to gain professional experience in different ways, such as through company visits, consulting projects and internships, which allow us to strengthen our resumes.


sandy chen

What I like about the IBMBA program is the access to various academic and professional channels. All the professors not only teach according to the curricula, but they also provide the class with their own experiences in their respective fields. Many of them have received their higher education outside of Taiwan, and this contributes to the international realm IB constructs. Furthermore, some of them have worked in other areas before becoming professors; they can provide students with many opportunities such as internships, networking opportunities, and even future jobs. Being in IB also allows you to be in contact with the professional realm. I myself have worked with international educators when they visit the campus. I have also had the opportunity to represent NSYSU when visiting other campuses for educational conventions. I’m thankful for the platform the program has provided for me to grow academically and professionally.


Jakub Haidari

IBMBA is an amazing two-year master’s degree program taught completely in English. It comes with amazing perks, such as free Chinese classes, many field trips and guest speakers, and last but not least great classmates and professors. I highly recommend this program for those who want to enrich their knowledge in international business and live in Kaohsiung, the best city in Taiwan!

Kaohsiung is a dream-come-true city. It has amazing attributes, such as convenience and safety, as well as a lot of excitement. You will find everything you are looking for here; there are mountains, the ocean, beaches, the nightlife, great food, the culture and many more things. In addition to that, Kaohsiung is affordable and a very relaxed city full of friendly people. You will fall in love with it.


Johnny chen

What I like the IBMBA the most is that we have chances to interact with classmates from all over the world. Brainstorming during the class makes discussion more fruitful, especially with the diversity of the students in the classroom. Additionally, hanging out with friends from different backgrounds let us know how to embrace the cultural differences and helps us thin in others’ shoes.

I think Kaohsiung is the best!! As I was born and raised in Kaohsiung, after 4-5-year working in Taipei, I decided to come back to Kaohsiung for my master’s degree. No matter the weather, the food and the people in southern Taiwan is best part of this city; Kaohsiung has become more and more modernized and developed where there is high potential for many opportunities.


szu-han wang

I am a local here compared to many of my other classmates. I have been in this city for 24 years already. Kaohsiung is such an energetic city with nice weather, friendly people and amazing food. Sharing resources from the government, Kaohsiung is in a more relaxed pace and is a comfortable city compared to the capital. With the sea view and mountains behind the school, I am glad that I have studied at the most beautiful university for my master’s degree here. In other words, I can see the sunset every day after class from the campus, dormitory or school cafeteria. I am glad that I chose IBMBA. Since I am not from a management background, I have learned a lot from these past two years. With friends from all over the world and of different backgrounds, students here need to try their best to cooperate together on the assignments given in class. Also, with the courses, training and the professional studies fully taught in English, I am sure this will help me in the future in the international working environment.


ariana ohana

The IBMBA program at NSYSU incorporates both, theoretical and hands-on perspectives. The classes are taught in English by qualified professors who in many cases earned their master’s degree or PHD in Australia or in the U.S. The hands-on experience we can receive comes from international summer programs that are offered or internships with local Taiwanese companies. The program is also AACSB accredited which provides international recognition in many business schools across the world and allows me to take my IBMBA degree to other countries for career advancement. Lastly, the program is a great opportunity to meet new international students and enhance my network as well as explore the Taiwanese culture and its people. I have found that Taiwanese people are the most welcoming and friendly out of all people I have met in Asia. I definitely recommend the IBMBA program at NSYSU to anyone who is looking to further enhance their careers!


william lin

The reason why I love Kaohsiung so much is mostly because of its relaxed pace. The weather is just right and people are nice. National Sun Yat-sen University is located at the perfect place with mountains, the ocean, and stunning sunsets. To me, choosing IBMBA is the best decision that I have ever made. It provides an international environment that gives me the chance to meet people, but more importantly to meet people from around the world. It's also challenging because we have to work in a diverse team. However, this allows us to strengthen our problem-solving skills and it makes us team players. Learning about the business world is not the only important thing in the program. I also know how to interact with people outside the classroom. The department provides us with plenty of fun activities that allow us to share our experiences and learn from each other.