Studying in Bangkok, Thailand
Studying an MBA degree abroad is an excellent way to expand your career options while creating an international network of colleagues. Siam University offers a chance to study an affordable MBA degree in the vibrant capital city of Bangkok in Thailand. You can also join the program for one or two semesters as an exchange student. It’s easy to apply and your placement will be confirmed within a week. Asia Exchange strives to maintain the accuracy of information on this page, but the most up to date information is always available on Asia Exchange's website
For whom is the program intended?
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is an internationally recognized Master’s degree that is often considered the entry ticket to a successful management career. The MBA is essentially a general qualification designed to widen the horizons of business professionals and provide credentials for executive positions. It takes into account all the major functions and practices of a business. An MBA is a postgraduate degree.
Students of MBA programs study the theory and application of business and management principles. The studies equip students with knowledge that can be applied to a variety of real world business situations.
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Why get an MBA?
The main reason to attend an MBA program is to increase your salary potential and advance your career. Graduates who hold an MBA degree are usually eligible for jobs that would likely be beyond the reach of those with just a Bachelor’s degree. In many countries, an MBA degree is almost a necessity in today’s job markets.
In addition to an education in general management, MBA programs have various areas of expertise students can utilize to further develop their personal resume. An MBA degree is relevant to all industries and sectors and is valuable regardless of the career chosen after graduation. The MBA curriculum at Siam University is approved by the Ministry of Education in Thailand and revised regularly to reflect the changing global environment.
Siam University (SU) is Thailand’s fifth largest private university and has several exchange agreements around the world. It is a popular exchange location among international students: there are 400 international students who participate in SU’s international programs every year.
Nine core courses are obligatory for all degree students. Students can select up to 5 courses per semester.
The core courses are offered in a cycle according to the following plan:
Trimester 1 (August – December)
505-110 : Technology and Information System Management
508-110 : Logistics and Operation Management
503-110 : Human Resources Management
500-110 : Managerial Economics
506-222 : International Business Management
Trimester 2 (December – April)
504-110 : Financial Management
508-220 : Logistics and Supply Chain Management
501-110 : Managerial Accounting
507-110 : Organization Behavior and Corporate Governance
700-201 : English For Graduate Studies
Trimester 3 (April – August)
502-110 : Marketing Management
507-112 : Strategic Management
700-111 : Research Methods for Social Sciences
506-110 : Economic Integration and ASEAN Studies
Specializations are available in accounting, marketing, human resources, finances and banking, international business, general management, hotel and tourism management, and ASEAN studies.
Siam University’s IMBA costs approximately 5500 USD (5000 EUR as of early 2016), depending on your course choices. The tuition for one semester is approximately 1830 USD. When choosing to do the whole IMBA degree, the tuition fees for the first two semesters will be paid to Asia Exchange all at once and the remaining semester(s) directly to the university.
The tuition fee covers:
- Guaranteed placement in the program within a week of sending in the application
- Application process
- AE’s guidance and services before, during and after the program
- An official acceptance letter and an official transcript from the Asian university
- A local contact person at the Asian university
- Orientation guide
Travelling to and from the destination and the accommodation are not included in the program fee. This gives students the possibility to organize their travels as they wish and explore Asia before and after the semester.
Asia Exchange helps with all the accommodation arrangements. If students don’t stay at prebooked dorms on campus, there is a large number of off-campus accommodation options available which cater to different budgets and preferences.
When paying the tuition fee, please notice that your bank may charge a service fee for an international bank transfer.
Are you interested?
Please find more information, including the application form and feedback from former students, on Asia Exchange's website
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