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Flexible Curriculum for Working Professionals

The curriculum is carefully designed to cater to busy working professionals.

1.Work and practical experience can be counted as credits towards graduation

When it is determined that a student's experience, knowledge and skills in a certain field are equivalent to the learning outcomes and content of a course, credits may be given for the course after the student passes an oral test.

2.Options of writing either a thesis or a research project paper

Students have the choice of either: (a) writing a traditional master's thesis; or (b) writing a research report on a particular subject of their interest. Students opting for the latter should select a topic based on their professional experience, including internships, in a central government, regional government, or nonprofit organization, hospital or university, or business and write a project research paper. The paper must be submitted for evaluation by a review committee.

3.The program can be completed in 1 year by working professionals

The flexible curriculum allows working professionals to earn a degree in one year. Details are available from the Office of Faculty Affairs.

4.Classes offered in the evening and on Saturdays

To accommodate the schedules of working professionals, the majority of the courses are offered in the evening (from 6:20 pm) on weekdays and on Saturdays.

5.Special lecture series and preparatory courses for certification exams

To help students keep abreast with contemporary political, economic and social issues and provide assistance in preparing for certification examinations, experts are regularly invited from various fields to give special seminars and lectures.

6.Childcare facility

A pay-for-service childcare facility is available for the children one year old and above. Reservation is required in advance.

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