IMES Required and Elective Courses

Students of the International Master’s Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES) must choose from the available courses each semester making sure to complete all their graduation requirements such as the completion of 3 required courses and taking at least 3 elective courses from the same track.

Required Courses

The required courses for International Master’s Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES) students are:

  • Applied Macroeconomics (3 credits)

  • Applied Microeconomics (3 credits)

  • Research Methods (3 credits)

Elective Courses

Social Security and Welfare

  • Health Economics 

  • Public Revenue and Tax Policy

  • Public Expenditure and Welfare Programs

  • Non-profit Organisations 

Environment and Resources

  • Real Estate Finance and Investment

  • Geoinformatics and its Applications

  • Environmental Economics

  • Urban Economics

Economic Analysis and Policy Evaluation

  • Industrial Economics and Competition Policy

  • Labor Economics

  • International Finance

  • Development Economics

  • Trade Policies


  • Econometrics

  • Introduction to Statistical Analysis

  • Intermediate Statistical Analysis

  • Policy Analysis

  • Causal Inference and Big Data

Course offerings are subject to change each academic year. Please​ check the NCCU course selection engine for the latest courses offering updates.

Research Ethics Course Guide

As a student of the International Master's Program of Applied Economics and Social Development Studies (IMES), you will be held to research ethics standards when writing your thesis or dissertation and when conducting other research.

In order to ensure all graduate students to abide by a high standard of research ethics, starting from Academic Year 2016-2017, newly enrolled students (including those who have early enrollment before Fall 2016), must complete the research ethics coursework before the end of their first school year. A student is required to pass the research ethics course, or receive explicit authorization for an exemption from the research ethics course before his/her application for taking the final graduate degree examination.

For more information on how to attend online courses to receive your certificate, please refer to the following step-by-step guide book

Latest Course Offering

Fall 2020 Courses

Contact Us

© Copyright 2019. National Chengchi University

Proudly created by

Tel: +886-2-2939-3091 ext. 51280 



12F, North Wing, General Building of Colleges

No. 64, Section 2, Zhinan Rd, Wenshan District

Taipei City, 11605,Taiwan (R.O.C)