About the Program:
ACUCA Micro Degree Programme Winter Term 2023 allows students to take 1 of 6 selected short courses that are divided into 2 types of courses namely Language Courses and Regular Courses from ACUCA partner universities or colleges. 

About the Courses:
1. Korean Language Level 1: This course is for beginners in the Korean language, where you can learn the Korean alphabet Hangul and learn Korean conversation. Through this course, you will learn basic Korean vocabulary and grammar and be able to communicate basic speaking and listening needed for daily life in Korean.

2. Mandarin Chinese Level 1: This course is designed for beginner students of the Mandarin language. The course will provide a basic introduction to Mandarin vocabulary, grammar, and listening skills. Students will also learn pinyin and Chinese characters, as well as the ability to communicate in daily life in Taiwan.

3. Mandarin Chinese Level 2: This course is a next-level Chinese language class and already took Mandarin Chinese Level 1 first before applying for this course. Through this course, you can learn Chinese vocabulary and grammar needed for conversation in daily life. And you will learn to speak, listen, read, and write about hobbies, family, food, transportation, and travel in Chinese Taiwan.

4. Basic Python: Python is a very popular programming language and is widely used in various business sectors, such as programming, web development, machine learning, and data science. Being a general-purpose language, it can be used to create a variety of different programs and is not specialized for any specific problems. This versatility, along with its beginner-friendliness, has made it one of the most-used programming languages with the demand for Python Programming increasing dramatically by the year. This course introduces computer programming using the Python programming language. Emphasis is placed on common algorithms and programming principles utilizing the standard library distributed with Python. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, and debug Python language programs.

5. Strategic Family Business Management: Students will be aware of various conditions that exist in family-owned and family-run businesses, and they can consider these conditions to create strategies for the longevity of family firms. Students will be exposed to the differences between professional and family-run companies, and understand how to manage various issues, challenges, and conflicts within the family and the business. Considering the family's legacy, the transition of power in family business succession will also be addressed and discussed from the incumbent’s and the successor’s perspectives. Assessments of the course include active class interactions, case study discussions, and a project assignment that requires engaging with family business owners, family members, employees, and/or customers to gain insights into family dynamics and business sustainability.

6. Social Entrepreneurship: "An app that connects poor farmers to tractor owners in Kenya and Nigeria"; "A microbrewery that employs people who have been through the criminal justice system in the United Kingdom"; "A tour company that trains homeless people to become tour guides in Ireland"; "A coffee chain that provides income and education to villages in Thailand"; "An online language school that connects refugees to students around the world"; All of these examples are new business movement known as a social enterprise where entrepreneurs worldwide are creating innovative solutions to address different societal needs. In this practical, hands-on course, students will be guided through the process of creating a social enterprise of their own. Students will be challenged to look beyond traditional boundaries and critically assess alternative ways of doing business that develop innovative approaches to solving some of the pressing issues facing marginalized and disadvantaged communities.

Basic Requirements:
1. Active Student of UKI (D3, S1, S2, S3)
2. Fluent in English (Spoken and Written)
3. Motivation Letter
4. Recommendation Letter from Head of Study Program

Registration Deadline: January 18, 2023
Interview Session: January 19, 2023
Nomination Announcement: January 20, 2023

Course Schedules:
Language Courses
1. Korean 1: January 30 - February 17, 2023
2. Mandarin 1: January 30 - February 17, 2023
3. Mandarin 2: January 30 - February 17, 2023

Regular Courses
1. Basic Python: January 30 - February 17, 2023
2. Strategic Family Business Management: January 30 - February 18, 2023
3. Social Entrepreneurship: January 30 - February 17, 2023

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