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Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Business Administration

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Ph.D. in Business Administration

  • Creates knowledge through research.
  • Emphasizes on creating researcher and university lecturer.
  • Researcher and Lecturer complete International program.
  • To be outstanding in Business Management
Course Overview

This program aims to produce graduates with knowledge and understanding in business. It focuses on academic excellence and produces graduates with the abilities of business leaders and managers who have knowledge and skills to work in a global environment, with a strong sense of ethics and social responsibility to meet the needs of society and the nation.

Course Introduction

Course Introduction by
Prof. Dr. Narumon Saardchom
Director of Ph.D. in Business Administration

Course contents and teaching activities focus on the integrated skills of listening, speaking, Reading and writing with a particular emphasis on academic writing, Students will also work in small groups, practicing paper presentation techniques, précis writing, and research writing.

Review of essential reading and writing strategies to read and write academic English; Course contents include work on sentence structures, vocabulary and recognition of major thought relationships in paragraphs, as well as practices in reading and writing academic English.

For students who fail to acquire essential skills in LC 6000, additional practice in reading and writing skills and strategies will be provided. Students receive individualized attention to enhance their reading and writing skills for academic purposes.

Based on appropriate major or academic background, students may be required to study one or more of these courses:

Fitting linear models to data by the method of least squares; choosing best Subsets of predictors and related materials

The mathematical concepts and computer tools that are necessary for graduate study; Differential and integral calculus; probability and statistics; algebra and matrix algebra; difference equations; optimization; approximation; linear, mathematical and dynamic programming; Applications of these tools in economic and business context

The application of mathematical statistics and the tools of statistical inference to the empirical measurement of relationships postulated by economic theory Prerequisite: BA 5078

A continuation of Econometrics, the extension to non-linear models, including full concepts of non-linear regression and non-linear optimization Prerequisite: BA 5918

Multivariate statistical methods including exploratory data analysis, geometrical interpretation of multivariate data, multivariate tests of hypothesis, multivariate analysis of variance, multivariate multiple regression, principal components, factor analysis, discriminate analysis, cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling; Major statistical packages are used as a tool to aid calculations required for many of the techniques. Prerequisite: BA 5078

Theory, algorithms and applications of optimization; optimization methodology including linear programming, network optimization, integer optimization, decision tree and dynamic programming; optimization applications in logistics, finance, marketing, manufacturing and transportation

Various stochastic processes used in modeling business applications such as Poisson process, Markov process, Brownian motion, etc.; some aspects of stochastic calculus with emphasis in financial modeling Prerequisite: BA 5098

Remarks: 1. Students who cannot conform to NIDA’s announcement on English proficiency requirements must register for an English course (noncredit) and also pass (must conform to GSBA’s Evaluation System) the course. 2. An exemption, e.g. a qualifying examination for Remedial Courses, must conform to GSBA’s Announcement; except LC4003 and LC6000 which must conform to NIDA’s Announcement. 3. Upon recommendation of the Ph.D. program committee, students may be required to take courses offered in the Master programs of the GSBA or other schools in NIDA as noncredit remedial courses.

Select 9 credits from the following courses:

The objective of this course is to introduce advanced microeconomic and advanced macroeconomic theories by using current economics literature as well as discuss areas where these theories may be useful in future research.

This course teaches students how to utilize quantitative and statistical methods to help make intelligent business decisions involving data and uncertainties. Topics to be covered include probabilities, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression models, time series analysis, linear programming, mathematical modeling and selected tools used in recent quantitative researches.

Focusing on organizational management functions to promote sustainable growth; Additionally, the study also focuses on organizational development to create long-term competitiveness.

To ensure sustainable growth, a firm needs to understand, realize and manage through transparency management. Promoting good governance requires a clear understanding of the fundamental concept behind.

A study of various financial accounting and reporting issues used in analyzing financial reports

The concept of modern information technology and the benefits gained from using information technology in business competition; it is a study of the application of information technology in management and strategic planning and how the implementation of technology is used not only to increase organizational effectiveness but also to facilitate managerial decision making.

Required Courses: All students must register for the course below:

The course compliments core courses in the Business Administration program by highlighting the importance of people side of an organization through comprehensive coverage of both theoretical and practical aspects in the field of organizational behavior and human resource management.

Application of current marketing theories and concepts in analyzing market environment, evaluating market opportunity, developing and managing marketing strategies, and implementing marketing programs

Accounting information for management including various product costing systems for cost measurement and cost analysis, budgeting system and performance measurement for planning and control

Introduction to the theory, methods and the foundation for all elective finance courses. The topics include time value of money, capital budgeting, risk and return market efficiency and payout policy.

Efficiency and productivity of a firm or an organization largely depend on how its operations are managed. This course equips students with managerial tools for analyzing processes, resources, constraints and objectives of an organization in order to design both high- and low-level strategies to ensure its optimal performance.

Management

Research methodologies and design appropriate to address topics in human resource management and organizational behavior. Four areas of study can be investigated including individual behavior, group behavior, organizational structure and organizational processes. A variety of research methodologies and approaches can be applied to evaluate each area and its impact on organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

An academic discussion on theories, analytic approaches and skills development needed for introducing organizational change. Special interest to organizational and management development concepts focuses on how incremental and ongoing change process can be effectively managed to enhance desirable success and inhibit undesirable disruptions in an organization.

A forum for thematic discussion on contemporary research and concepts in organizational behavior and human resource management studies; A wide range of problems affecting the business world shall be addressed and the workplace enabling factors to confront adversity shall be explored along with practical solutions.

Analysis of the role of organizational structure and management process in fostering innovation; Emphasis on issues in research and development management

Selected topics and asset problems in organizational strategy; Research and field work in strategic management: application of theory and concepts to problems in strategic management through the development of contemporary management

Research on corporate governance and business ethics; Relation between corporate governance and various fields in business administration; Analyses of successes and failures of promoting business ethics in various types of business settings; Application of academic studies on corporate governance and business ethics to corporate practices

Studies of special topics in business determined and announced by the School before the start of each semester; This course may be repeatable on different topics.

Individual studies on selected topics in business with guidance from the assigned faculty members; This course may be repeatable.

Marketing

Major concepts and empirical foundations in consumer behaviors; Social, cultural, psychological and personal determinants affecting buyers’ decision-making processes from attitude formation to post-purchase behaviors

International marketing concepts and strategies, with an emphasis on different issues facing multinational and exporting companies, will be the focus. Theoretical developments dealing with issues relevant to managing businesses in Asia, such as standardization versus adaptation strategies, counterfeiting and protection of industrial property, distribution alliances and sustaining competitiveness of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), are analyzed.

Theoretical and empirical perspectives of marketing affecting a firm’s decisions in creating marketing objectives and marketing mix strategies

Selected readings from other fields of studies e.g. economics and psychology and their contribution to the formation of marketing as a field of study

Methodologies and Research design appropriate for research on topics in marketing

Investigation of advanced research methodologies and research design using examples from research in marketing

The concept of modern e-business and e-commerce information systems and technologies with a focus on integration of business processes and activities within and between organizations; Analysis of adoption, implementation, assimilation and use of enterprise-wide and inter-organizational e-business technologies

Studies of special topics in business determined and announced by the School before the start of each semester; This course may be repeatable on different topics.

Individual studies on selected topics in business with guidance from the assigned faculty members; This course may be repeatable.

Accounting

Research in various areas of accounting with emphasis on both the performance and evaluation of accounting research; these areas include financial, managerial accounting and auditing accounting system and accounting education, etc.

Various aspects in financial accounting including financial reporting, the implication of accounting information and capital market research

Review and evaluate current topics in financial accounting research with the emphasis on complex financial reporting issues and the empirical studies of accounting information in both financial and capital markets

A multitude of managerial accounting areas both in behavioral aspects and experimental economics application in managerial accounting research

Two lines of research: auditing and corporate governance research; Research in auditing covers the issues of audit process, judgment and decision-making in auditing, audit expertise and information technology in auditing. ; Various issues regarding corporate governance

Various aspects of international accounting research such as international financial, managerial accounting research, international auditing and taxation

The study and practice of accounting with design, implementation and monitoring of information systems; Such systems use modern information technology resources together with traditional accounting controls and methods to provide users with financial information necessary to manage their organizations.

Major concepts, theories and research methods applied in taxation research; Reviews and investigations of taxation literature in areas, including tax implications of individual and business decisions, tax problems and issues related to tax policy setting; Studies and critiques of current findings and developments in tax research

Studies of special topics in business determined and announced by the School before the start of each semester; This course may be repeatable on different topics.

Individual studies on selected topics in business with guidance from the assigned faculty members; This course may be repeatable.

Finance

An advanced introduction to modern corporate finance; Cash Flow forecasting, optimal dividend policies, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, capital at risk and the risk of adjusted return on capital; Advanced development of theories of corporate capital structure and corporate governance, going public, takeovers and insolvency; The development of these theories involving the application of modern theories of agency, asymmetric information and game theoretic ideas; Application of the economics of incomplete contracts to the problems of ownership and control and financial decisions

Alternative theories of exchange rate determination, spot and future foreign exchange markets and management of foreign exchange and exchange control risk analysis of the international financial system, the operation of the international monetary systems and its implications for exchange rate determination; Additional topics include determinants of foreign investments types and characteristics of international financial institutions and the relationships between international and domestic financial markets.

Development of financial engineering and risk management tools: the process that seeks to adapt existing financial instruments and process and to develop financial innovations so as to enable financial market participants to cope more effectively with financial risks in the changing world.

Introduction to empirical methods commonly employed in finance; Empirical papers with an emphasis on econometric methods; Heavy reliance on analysis of financial data; Rigorous treatment of current empirical research in finance, applications of multivariate and nonlinear methods, inter-temporal and multifactor pricing models, conditional distributions and temporal dependence in asset returns.

Choices under uncertainty; perfect and imperfect asset markets, equilibrium asset pricing, differential information in markets and rational expectations, asymmetric information in credit and capital markets; term structure of interest rates under certainty; relationship between real and financial sectors; efficiency of financial markets and institutions; international capital flows and their impact on national economies; financial crises and economic crises; case studies related to financial systems – real sector interactions in developing countries.

Developments in and of financial markets, sales and implication of financial instruments, internationalization of financial markets, financial deregulation and securitization, international cooperation on monetary and financial policies

Inter-temporal investment decision theory, time-state preference analysis, mean variance analysis, stochastic dominance principle, arbitrage pricing models, multifactor duration analysis and bone immunization, portfolio insurance, program trading, fund management strategies and performance evaluation, pricing of options and option-like securities, future markets and stock crash models

Advanced treatment of investment decision-making and the role of financial markets in pricing securities; Portfolio selection models, the institutional environment of investment decisions, and investment and asset pricing theory, modern capital market theory and portfolios and their performance; Alternative portfolio selection strategies (such as hedge funds), derivatives and other investment alternatives

Problems in business finance, problems in financial management, investment planning, sources of fund and dividends; emphasis on applications of theories and financial techniques in problem-solving; case studies will be used.

No-arbitrage theories of complete markets, including models for equities, foreign exchange and fixed income securities, in relation to the main problems of financial engineering: pricing and hedging of derivative securities, portfolio optimization and risk management; Multi-dimensional study of risk with aspects of financial risk, governance and ethical risk; More traditional practices of risk management by combining a practical approach with sound theory

Studies of special topics in business determined and announced by the School before the start of each semester; This course may be repeatable on different topics.

Individual studies on selected topics in business with guidance from the assigned faculty members; This course may be repeatable.

Operations Management

Modeling of business processes or systems with simulation languages or software packages; statistical analysis of input and output for simulation models; variance reduction techniques

Study of theory, algorithms and applications of optimization models for business decision making, including linear and nonlinear programming, discrete optimization, decision trees with business applications

Principles of mid- to long-term demand management, sales and operations planning, master scheduling and distribution planning; analysis and applications of deterministic and stochastic models for inventory management; theory and application of resource scheduling and sequencing

Principle of translating plans into operational activities; comparing actual output to plans and taking appropriate corrective actions; communicating ideas in a group setting and instructing others in tasks; creating operational solutions in the face of competing resources; explaining the release of work and reporting performance through data collection; understanding the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans

Develop analytical tools with data and economic models to optimally utilize information in decision-making; business analytics process; develop analytical models using simulation and optimization to analyze and recommend sound solutions to complex business problems

This course will discuss contemporary business issues and research topics in the growing field of Pricing and Revenue Management. Students will learn how to identify research problems, model objective functions and constraints and apply analytical tools to derive results. Topics to be covered include basic price optimization, pricing with constrained supply, revenue management, dynamic pricing, joint pricing and inventory control and other selected topics based on students’ research interests.

Methods and framework used to analyze, develop and improve business processes in both manufacturing and service sectors; understand trade-offs and limitations involved in process design as well as to develop an understanding of many of the basic tools used to analyze and improve business processes

An organization-wide approach to quality based on total customer satisfaction and continuous process improvement; both managerial and technical aspects of quality are discussed.

Effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate regionally or globally, with an emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system; important concepts and models in supply chain planning with emphasis on key trade-offs and phenomena; key tactics such as risk pooling and inventory placement, integrated planning and collaboration and information sharing.

Service management and process design, emphasizing management issues and decision making methods; service management frameworks, service design and process selection, service quality, service operations and the behavioral sciences, labor scheduling and flexibility, and capacity planning

Framework for analyzing strategic issues in manufacturing and service operations; analyze the relationships between manufacturing and service companies and their suppliers, customers and competitors; strategic decisions in technology, facilities, vertical integration, human resources and other areas, and also exploring means of competition such as cost, quality, and innovativeness

Studies of special topics in business determined and announced by the School before the start of each semester; This course may be repeatable on different topics.

Individual studies on selected topics in business with guidance from the assigned faculty members; This course may be repeatable.

Management Information Systems

The study and practice of accounting with design, implementation and monitoring of information systems; Such systems use modern information technology resources together with traditional accounting controls and methods to provide users with financial information necessary to manage their organizations.

A set of universal practices and competencies to build and leverage an effective IT organization; A holistic approach of how leading-edge companies develop their critical IT functions in the way that truly takes advantage of IT investments

The concept of modern e-business and e-commerce information systems and technologies with a focus on integration of business processes and activities within and between organizations; Analysis of adoption, implementation, assimilation and use of enterprise-wide and inter-organizational e-business technologies

Thorough and operational knowledge of information security; Issues and techniques surrounding the proper safeguarding of operating systems and related components

The application development process from an object oriented perspective; Various techniques for planning, analysis, design and project management are discussed, with emphasis on UML and related methods.

Concepts and terminology of data communication, network design and distributed information systems

The mechanics of various social technologies, including blogs, wikis and discussion boards; the range of social technologies that are available; the range of capabilities they possess; effective usage and modification of social technologies

Conceptual foundations for information systems research; Studies of past and current research areas in management information systems

This course covers important research methods and theoretical frameworks in information systems. This course is designed to provide students with tools and methods to build up basic theoretical and methodological skills needed to conceptualize, conduct and communicate their research.

This course will cover a comprehensive analysis of contemporary Business Intelligence (BI) tools and techniques used in managerial decision-making. This course will also emphasize on Marketing Intelligence, which is defined as the BI practice of extracting and analyzing business data to accurate decision making in determining market opportunities relevant to the enterprise. Many BI techniques covered in this course include Decision Support Systems (DSS), knowledge management, business performance management, expert systems, and how these tools and techniques are related to other types of information systems. Students will develop knowledge of various BI enabling software packages (a general understanding and some hands-on capabilities).

Since Data Mining promises to turn business data into actionable information, this course will cover a comprehensive analysis of various data mining tools and techniques in the context of most common business applications such as sales, marketing and customer relationship management. These data mining techniques include data manipulation, data exploration, pattern recognition, Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Cluster analysis, Sequence analysis, Association Models, Two-stage modeling and predictive modeling, etc. The focus of this course is hands-on learning of how to use non-statistical (algorithm-based) techniques to solve business problems.

Studies of special topics in business determined and announced by the School before the start of each semester; This course may be repeatable on different topics.

Individual studies on selected topics in business with guidance from the assigned faculty members; This course may be repeatable.

International Business

International marketing concepts and strategies, with an emphasis on different issues facing multinational and exporting companies, will be the focus. Theoretical developments dealing with issues relevant to managing businesses in Asia, such as standardization versus adaptation strategies, counterfeiting and protection of industrial property, distribution alliances and sustaining competitiveness of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), are analyzed.

Various aspects of international accounting research such as international financial, managerial accounting research, international auditing and taxation

Alternative theories of exchange rate determination, spot and future foreign exchange markets and management of foreign exchange and exchange control risk analysis of the international financial system, the operation of the international monetary systems and its implications for exchange rate determination; Additional topics include determinants of foreign investments types and characteristics of international financial institutions and the relationships between international and domestic financial markets.

The concept of modern e-business and e-commerce information systems and technologies with a focus on integration of business processes and activities within and between organizations; Analysis of adoption, implementation, assimilation and use of enterprise-wide and inter-organizational e-business technologies

A survey of mainstream international business related theories; Review of seminal and current articles in top journals in international business to reveal theoretical trends in international business, particularly the challenge of integration and globalization on international business management; Differences between international and domestic businesses

International strategic management literature with a concentration on enterprises and government policies to enhance firms, industry and national competitiveness; the environment of international business and its effect on management of enterprises, planning, organizing, staffing and control with emphasis on current issues; Current international business issues relating to the situations in Southeast Asia, such as border business development, free trade zones, international trade financing, international patent and trademark protection

Methodological problems in cross-cultural research; the criterion problem (definition of culture), methodological simplicity, sampling problems (representativeness, selection of cultures and Galton’s problem); equivalence of instrumentation and data collection, analysis of qualitative data, levels of analysis and generalizability; Critical analysis of published research

Studies of special topics in business determined and announced by the School before the start of each semester; This course may be repeatable on different topics.

Individual studies on selected topics in business with guidance from the assigned faculty members; This course may be repeatable.

Note : The courses offered are different according to the Doctor of Philosophy

Choose 6 credits from the following courses:

Philosophical and methodological concepts of social and behavioral science inquiry; Application of empirical methods for behavioral studies; Quantitative and qualitative research methodology

Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics for bivariate and multivariate analyses; Principles and rationale for using multivariate analysis for research in business; Application of appropriate quantitative data analysis on research topics; Format and techniques in quantitative research result presentation

Ontology and epistemology of research in business, particularly as they pertain to qualitative research methods, such as case studies, action research and Ethnomethodology; Emphasis is on qualitative research as a set of techniques for gathering and evaluating data.; A nest of problems posed to responsible, ethical, politically aware knowledge-building practice in the field of business.

In-depth, original and systematic investigation of a topic related to an area of specialization in business; an excerpt of a dissertation must be acceptable through a peer-reviewed system.

Remark: Students can study doctoral courses in other fields of study at GSBA or another Graduate School in NIDA or other universities upon approval of the Ph.D. program committee.

Course and Major/Elective course’s requirements for Master of Business Administration (International Program) 15 credits

The study of total business management process on an integrative platform; this course is the conclusion chapter of business management, particularly on execution of strategy. Prerequisites: BA 6108, BA 6208, BA 6308, BA 6408, BA 6508

Required Course: choose 1 course

The course focuses on the impact of major global business environmental factors on international business operations. A special emphasis is on the impact of changing economic, political, legal, social and cultural environments at national, regional and global levels on management decision-making. Advanced analytical tools and techniques in analyzing the environment and managing international operations are covered.

Understanding Asia-Pacific business heritage by studying the past, present and future of management context is important for determining where and how Asia-Pacific organizations could get there in the future successfully and more effectively.

The study of external business environment is crucial before formulating a strategy, particularly the understanding in all dimensions of socioeconomic and cultural differences.

Creating regional competitiveness requires a clear understanding of the nature of management in each organization within the region. Competitiveness can be created through good coordination and collaboration.

Studies of special topics in business determined and announced by the School before the start of each semester; This course may be repeatable on different topics.

Elective courses: 9 credits

Understanding of economic development, surrounding industrial clusters, as well as business environments enables firms to plan its competitive strategies more effectively. This course provides students with both fundamental and advanced microeconomic concepts to help explore competitive factors of firms, nations and regions, and make appropriate managerial decisions according to the business environments. Prerequisite: BA 5028

The class studies micro and macro foundations behind the top innovation firms. And also, study is about how firms can benefit in a period of great change.

Development of critical integrative knowledge and skills in marketing and branding using state-of-the-art theories and concepts in the discipline and critical perspectives on the practical applications of marketing and brand management theories Prerequisite: BA 6208

Variety of financial risks fared by financial managers and the tools available for managing these risks, such as derivatives contracts, value-at-risk, volatility measurement and hedging strategies; Mathematical models used for risk management and financial derivatives, the arbitrage-free principle, single-period and multi-period valuation models, valuations of exchange-traded options, valuation of uncertain cash flow streams, complete and incomplete models related to sophisticated management of risk and insurance products Prerequisite: BA 6408

This course will cover a comprehensive analysis of contemporary Business Intelligence (BI) tools and techniques used in managerial decision-making. This course will also emphasize on Marketing Intelligence, which is defined as the BI practice of extracting and analyzing business data to accurate decision making in determining market opportunities relevant to the enterprise. Many BI techniques covered in this course include Decision Support Systems (DSS), data and text mining, knowledge management, business performance management, expert systems, neural networks, and how these tools and techniques are related to other types of information systems. Students will develop knowledge of various BI enabling software packages (a general understanding and some hands-on capabilities). Prerequisite: BA 5608

Pioneering spirit is considered as a trigger of starting new business via entrepreneurship spirit. The class focuses on how to break through individual cognition in order to recognize distance opportunities.

Individual studies on selected topics in business with guidance from the assigned faculty members; This course may be repeatable.

Studies of special topics in business determined and announced by the School before the start of each semester; This course may be repeatable on different topics.

An independent study, advanced-level investigation analyzing symptoms, problems and causes, and includes a business audit and a business plan integrating various functions in business. Prerequisites: BA 6108, BA 6208, BA 6308, BA 6408, BA 6508

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Date

4.1 Collect the form directly from the  Educational Service Division, 3rd  Floor, Prince Naradhip Bongsprabandha Building or Graduate of School of Business Administration, 8th Floor, Boonchana Atthakorn Building , NIDA, Seri Thai Road, Bangkapi District, Bangkok or download application form at nidabusinessschool.com

Now - June 16th, 2018

4.2 Submit application form to the Educational Service Division, 3rd Floor, Prince Naradhip Bongsprabandha Building or Graduate of School of Business Administration, 8th Floor, Boonchana Atthakorn Building, NIDA, Seri Thai Road, Bangkapi District, Bangko

Now - June 16th, 2018

4.3 Apply by post

Now - June 2nd, 2018

4.4 List of applicants who are eligible to take the written examination(Business Aptitude Test) will announce at the Educational Service Division, 3rd Floor, Prince Naradhip Bongsprabandha Building or Graduate of School of Business Administration, 8th Floor, Boonchana Atthakorn Building. The list will also be posted on the NIDA MBA website nidabusinessschool.com.

June 21st, 2018

4.5 Written examination(Business Aptitude Test)

June 25th, 2018

4.6 List of applicants who are eligible to take the interview will be announced at the Educational Service Division, 3rd Floor, Prince Naradhip Bongsprabandha Building or Graduate of School of Business Administration, 8th Floor, Boonchana Atthakorn Building. The list will also be posted on the NIDA MBA website nidabusinessschool.com.

July 4th, 2018

4.7 Interview 

July 8th - 16th, 2018

4.8 Results will be announced at the Educational Service Division, 3rd Floor, Prince Naradhip Bongsprabandha Building or Graduate of School of Business Administration, 8th Floor, Boonchana Atthakorn Building. The list will also be posted on the NIDA MBA website nidabusinessschool.com.

July 31st, 2018

4.9 Registration

July 31st – Aug 4th, 2018

4.10 Classes begin

August 12th, 2018

4.11 Expense for first semester (approximately)

220,000  Baht

 
Address : 8th Floor, Boonchana Atthakorn Building,
118, Serithai Road, Klongchan,
Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
 
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