Consistent with the mission of the College of Management at National Sun Yat-sen University, the Department of Information Management has committed to prevalence of education and research in Information Systems (IS).
According to an article of the Communications of the AIS in 2006, after surveying 1,486 papers published in the top seven IS journals from 2001 to 2005, the research productivity of our department was ranked top fifty worldwide, the same as Boston University and a couple of other top universities. In addition, the remarkable amount of grants received also represents the effort that our faculty members devote to research.
Most faculty members in our department hold Ph.D. degrees from prestigious universities world-wide and are highly dedicated to higher education. They have solid training in their respective fields and conduct research continuously to advance their knowledge, research and teaching levels. The research performance of our faculty members are usually ranked as top three nationally. For example, the previous Dean, Dr. Ting-Peng Liang, was awarded the Ministry of Education (MOE) Academic Award and the National Science Council (NSC) Outstanding Research Award. These awards are the most prestigious honors in Taiwan. The current Dean of the College, Dr. Jen-Her Wu, who is a senior faculty member in our department, has served as an associate editor of Computers in Human Behavior (SSCI) since 2005. Another faculty member, Dr. Nian-Shing Chen, is now a Co-Editor of Educational Technology & Society journal (SSCI) and has been granted as Distinguished Professor.
Our College is one of the most internationalized colleges in Taiwan, which offered the first master’s program lectured in English, and was the first to obtain AACSB accreditation in 2005 and reaccreditation in 2010. Our reputation and globalization has been well recognized, and we will maintain such high quality and strive toward a higher level. The current department Chief, Dr. San-Yih Hwang, is committed to continue this international orientation, and to endeavor to enhance students’ English proficiency and communication skills.
The course is designed to provide an in-depth examination of the nature and development of information systems. The focus is on how systems analysis and design technique, language, model, principle, and tool can be applied, adapted, extended, and integrated in support of systems analysis and design activities. The orientation is highly practical, with hand-on learning experience. The coverage aims to be state-of-the-art, emphasizing the implementation of CASE tool and the latest possibilities for modeling user requirement and designing or devising information systems with the support of CASE tools. No prior exposure to algorithm or networking is assumed. However, familiarity with business problems and programming is assumed.