Taipei, Taiwan

UHV in Taiwan

Summer 2013 - Study Abroad Program
Depart US: July 13  Return US: July 31, 2013 (16 days) 

*** Program Price reduced to $600 / per person (down from $900) ***

Thank you to our university partners in Taiwan for providing this discount.


Program Coordinators: 
Dr. Chien-Ping Chen (UHV)
Linda Chang (National Chin-Yi Univ.) and Joyce Chu (Ming-Chi Univ.)

Taipei, Taiwan

For the fifth year, the University of Houston-Victoria, along with its consortium partners is leading a study abroad program to Taipei, Taiwan this summer.  Once again, UHV students have the opportunity to study in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world. 

Program Outline

Chien-Ping Chen (, PhD in Economics. Associate Professor, School of Business Administration at University of Houston-Victoria.

Dr. Chien-Ping Chen received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Houston. Before coming to UHV, he served as a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Houston. In his service at UHV, in addition to several Best Paper awards by international conferences, Dr. Chen received the ENRON Teaching Excellence Award in 2005. The government of Taiwan also recognized his contribution to education with the Award of Taiwan Distinguished Teacher in the U.S. in 2009. .

The 2013 students will take a course in MGMT 4300 / 6300:  Competitive Advantage and Global Strategy: Taiwan Study.  The course counts as one elective for all concentrations in the Strategic MBA, Global MBA and BBA programs.

Program Highlights

The 2013 UHV Study Abroad Taiwan Program has been led by Dr. Chien-Ping Chen since 2008. All the participants, including MBA and BBA students, have very positive feedbacks about the learning experience.  

3  Credit Hours

ECON 6300/4300 Special Topics in Managerial Economics: Taiwan Study. It counts as one of electives for all UHV MBA and BBA concentrations.


4  Business Field Trips

We will visit the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry (TSMC), third largest smart phone maker (HTC) and the largest hospital system in Taiwan. Several world-class companies in Nano-technology, Optoelectronics, Integrated Circuit, Biotechnology, Precision Machinery, Computer peripherals and Green Energy will be also available in the trip to the Central Taiwan Science Park.

5  Fun Tours

You won’t miss the world-famous spots in Taipei and Taichung, including the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101, Sun-Moon Lake and Ali Mountain.

Discount Program Fee

In addition to UHV tuition and airfare, you only need to pay $600 as program fee covering all hotel accommodation for 18 nights, many meals and all excursions. The low program fee comes from a significant subsidy by the host universities in Taiwan.


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To apply, please click here for the form:  and  pay $100 as deposit to register by 4/1/2013. If we don’t have enough students, the $100 will be fully refunded.


Questions? Please contact Rosie McCusker (Tel: 832-842-2858,


Program Objective -  See Syllabus for full details

The course equips students to be able 

1.      to conduct real-world international study and understand Taiwanese/Chinese working ethics/culture;

2.      to understand the advantage of newly developed Asian countries in the industries of semiconductor, machinery tool, LED/LCD, hospital service,…etc;

3.      to estimate demand function and cost function for the visited industries with statistical tools;

4.      to apply decision-making rules for cost control, output rate and pricing;

5.      to develop communication skills in teamwork with international participants to accomplish a shared purpose.

Readings and Cases will be provided by the professor (See daily Schedule for details).  Therefore, students do not have to purchase any course materials.

 Three Week Program

Each student will receive three semester hours of credit for this three-week course.  Classes will operate in a semester style format with all students actively participating in discussions with their professor.  Class will meet for two days in Houston prior to departure; the remaining class meetings will be held in Taiwan.  Students enrolling in class will be provided with a syllabus before they leave the United States. 

View Flyer: Study_Abroad_Flyer.pdf