Our department boasts top-tier educational resources designed to lay a solid foundation in international business knowledge. Coupled with strong industry partnerships and a hands-on learning environment, we empower our students to develop innovative and exceptional execution skills. Further enriching the educational experience, specialized English courses and international exchange programs broaden our students' global perspectives. With access to these abundant resources, our graduates emerge as highly competitive business professionals on the international stage.
Our department has a rich history of adapting and evolving to meet the ever-changing demands of global business education. In 1989, the journey began when the Ministry of Education in Taiwan designated the National Kaohsiung Institute of Technology (NKIT) to establish a provisional Business Department. This department took over the responsibilities of the then-existing Department of International Trade of the Junior College of International Business.
By 1992, the Department of International Trade became an official entity, featuring two-year programs with both day and night school classes. Five years later, in 1997, NKIT underwent a significant upgrade, becoming the National Kaohsiung Technical College of Technology. The year 1999 marked another milestone: the department expanded its day-school division to a four-year program and was officially renamed as the “Department of International Trade”. An affiliated Institute of Continuing Education also launched a two-year program in Department of International Trade.
In the year 2000, the college received another promotion, becoming the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Technology. Four years later, the department evolved once again, adopting its current name, the “Department of International Business”. Further diversifying its academic offerings, the Master Program of International Business was initiated in 2006, followed by an In-service Master Program in 2007. The night-school division expanded to a four-year program in 2008, and by 2012, a Doctorate Program in Department of International Business was incorporated into the curriculum.
Reflecting its growing prominence, the university itself was elevated to the National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology in 2018. In recent years, the department has continued to innovate, launching specialized In-service Master Programs focusing on “International Business Operation and Finance Management” in 2020 and “International Marketing in Precious Metal and Jewelry” in 2021.