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URI FLP - Taiwan
Keelung, Taiwan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter J-term
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Program Description:
Program Description:
December 27, 2019 - January 11, 2020
Combined with the company visits in Taiwan, students will be able to experience first-hand the differences in how process improvement and supply chain practices is conducted in Asia versus the U.S. Students will attend lectures delivered by the program directors learning factors that impact the design and management of Global Supply Chains along with Taiwanese students. Subjects such as strategic relationships necessary for Supply Chain Management as well as the tactical activities of Logistics, Purchasing and Operations from a global perspective will also be covered. Studying these techniques in an Asian context will be valuable for students. 
Students will spend two weeks in Keelung, Taiwan, hosted by National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU). Keelung, Taiwan is a key port for the global supply chain and the base city for Evergreen Marine's headquarters. Students will get the first hand experience to be a global citizen with real Asian business exposures. NTOU will provide business and cultural classes as well as cultural excursions in Taipei and Keelung, which will include: the port of Keelung, visit Taipei 101 (the world's tallest building from March 2004 to 10 March 2010), the National Palace Museum Taipei Keelung Harbour Yeliu Geo-park and others.



Students will earn 3 URI course credits in BUS 460: Global Supply Chain Management, BUS 491: Directed Study, MBA 562: Global Supply Chain Management or MBA 591: Directed Study in Business.

NTOU will provide cultural classes as well as cultural excursions in Taipei and Keelung, which will include: the port of Keelung, visit Taipei 101 (the world's tallest building from March 2004 to 10 March 2010), Evergreen Marine (the 3th largest shipping company around the world), and the National Palace Museum Taipei.



Students will stay in double-occupancy rooms while in Taiwan. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.


 Residency  Program Fee  URI Tuition  Total Cost
 In-State Undergraduate  $3,835  $858  $4,693
 Out-of-State Undergraduate  $3,835  $1,422  $5,257
 In-State Graduate  $3,835  $1,110  $4,945
 Out-of-State Graduate  $3,835  $1,584  $5,419
Program fee includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • Health Insurance
NOTE: All fees are subject to change.



Shaw Chen, Ph.D.
(401) 874-4339  -
Dr. Shaw K. Chen is associate dean of graduate programs and research, director of the Sandra Ann Morsilli Pacific-Basin Capital Markets Research Center, and professor of decision science in the College of Business at the University of Rhode Island. He earned his Ph.D. in Statistics and Management Science from the University of Michigan Business School and an MA in Economics from National Taiwan University. He specializes in business modeling, forecasting techniques, quality management and financial analyses. Dr. Chen’s services to professional organizations include president for the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, president for the American Statistical Association’s Rhode Island chapter, vice president of Decision Sciences Institute, board member of Asian Finance Association, vice president for the Chinese-American Professional Association, chairperson for Rhode Island Financial Service Symposium, principal investigator for Providence Journal’s annual special IMPACT 50 report, editorial board member on academic journals, among others.

Dara Schniederjans, Ph.D.
(401) 874-4372  -
Dr. Dara Schniederjans is the area coordinator and an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Rhode Island, College of Business. Dr. Schniederjans has authored and co-authored numerous research papers focused on theoretical elaboration and subsequent testing of models related to the interface of technology, innovation and supply chain management. Her focus is on the sustainability and societal factors and implications. She has also co-authored text books and served as a guest co-editor for a special issue on “Business ethics in Social Sciences” in the International Journal of Society Systems Science. She has also served as an ethics track chair, website coordinator and new faculty development consortium co-coordinator for Decision Sciences Institute. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Supplier Relationship Management and Operations Management.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter J-Term 2020 10/04/2019 ** Rolling Admission 12/27/2019 01/11/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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