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Master 's Program of Business Administration

  

Updated (February'2014)

Kasetsart International MBA Program (KIMBA) As of 2012


Master of Business Administration
(Management Emphasis)


Plan A - Thesis


1. A 2-year program with the total credits of at least 44 credits


2. Structure of curriculum

2.1. Major courses not less than 32 credits
- Seminar 2  credits
- Compulsory courses 27 credits
- Elective courses not less than 3  credits


2.2. Thesis not less than 12  credits


3. List of courses


3.1. Major courses not less than 32  credits

- Seminar 2  credits
01140597 Seminar 1,1

- Compulsory courses 27  credits
01110513 Advanced Managerial Economics 3(3-0-6)
01130521 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3(3-0-6)
01131531 Financial Management 3(3-0-6)
01132511 Organization and Management 3(3-0-6)
01132519 Advanced Strategic Management 3(3-0-6)
01132535 Quantitative Analysis in Business 3(3-0-6)
01133511 Advanced Operations Management 3(3-0-6)
01134511 Advanced Marketing Management 3(3-0-6)
01140591 Research Methods in Business Administration 3(3-0-6)
 
- Elective courses not less than 3  credits
01140598 Special Problems 1-3
011325132 Performance Measurement 3(3-0-6)
01132513 Managing Change in Organizations 3(3-0-6)
01132514 Administrative Theory and Practices 3(3-0-6)
01132515 Legal and Social Environment of Business 3(3-0-6)
01132516 Business Management of National Security 3(3-0-6)
01132517 Ethics in Management 3(3-0-6)
01132518 Small Business Entrepreneur 3(3-0-6)
01132521 Management of Human Resource 3(3-0-6)
01132522 Personal Staffing and Evaluation 3(3-0-6)
01132523 Management of Industrial Relations 3(3-0-6)
01132524 Advanced Organization Communication 3(3-0-6)
01132525 Human Behavior in Organization 3(3-0-6)
01132526 Managerial Negotiation 3(3-0-6)
01132527 Strategic Compensation System Management 3(3-0-6)
01132531 Business Information Systems 3(3-0-6)
01132532 Techniques of Business Forecasting 3(3-0-6)
01132533 Management Simulation 3(3-0-6)
01132534 Advanced Statistics for Business 3(3-0-6)
01132541 Management of Multi-National Business 3(3-0-6)
01132542 European Business 3(3-0-6)
01132543 Managing Across-Cultures 3(3-0-6)
01132544 Business Context in ASEAN Countries 3(3-0-6)
01132545 Business and Management Practices in
ASEAN Countries 3(3-0-6)
01132546 Current Business Issues in ASEAN Countries 3(3-0-6)


3.2. Thesis not less than 12 credits
01140599 Thesis 1-12


Plan B – Independent Study


1. A 2-year program with the total credits of at least 44 credits


2. Structure of curriculum
2.1. Major courses not less than 38 credits
- Seminar 2  credits
- Compulsory courses 27 credits
- Elective courses not less than 9  credits
2.2. Independent study 6 credits


3. List of courses
3.1. Major courses not less than 38  credits

- Seminar 2  credits
01140597 Seminar 1,1

- Compulsory courses 27  credits
01110513 Advanced Managerial Economics 3(3-0-6)
01130521 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3(3-0-6)
01131531 Financial Management 3(3-0-6)
01132511 Organization and Management 3(3-0-6)
01132519 Advanced Strategic Management 3(3-0-6)
01132535 Quantitative Analysis in Business 3(3-0-6)
01133511 Advanced Operations Management 3(3-0-6)
01134511 Advanced Marketing Management 3(3-0-6)
01140591 Research Methods in Business Administration 3(3-0-6)

- Elective courses not less than 9  credits 
01132523 Management of Industrial Relations 3(3-0-6)
01132524 Advanced Organization Communication 3(3-0-6)
01132525 Human Behavior in Organization 3(3-0-6)
01132526 Managerial Negotiation 3(3-0-6)
01132527 Strategic Compensation System Management 3(3-0-6)
01132531 Business Information Systems 3(3-0-6)
01132532 Techniques of Business Forecasting 3(3-0-6)
01132533 Management Simulation 3(3-0-6)
01132534 Advanced Statistics for Business 3(3-0-6)
01132541 Management of Multi-National Business 3(3-0-6)
01132542 European Business 3(3-0-6)
01132543 Managing Across-Cultures 3(3-0-6)
01132544 Business Context in ASEAN Countries 3(3-0-6)
01132545 Business and Management Practices in
ASEAN Countries 3(3-0-6)
01132546 Current Business Issues in ASEAN Countries 3(3-0-6)


3.2. Independent study 6 credits
01140595 Independent Study 3,3
 
Course Description


01130521 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3(3-0-6) Development of cost system data, accumulate cost flow for product costing; analysis and interpretation of cost system data,  the importance of accounting information for planning and control ; emphasis made on management decision making using accounting information.


01131531 Financial Management 3(3-0-6) Analysis of  financial problems by using principles of financial management. Analysis of Cost-Volume-Profit under risk, measure of value of debt and equity under different situations. Using linear program in cash management, working capital management. Long-term financing, capital budgeting and evaluating rate of  return  from  investment.  Using  case  study  in  financial  decision  making practices.


01132511 Organization and Management 3(3-0-6)
Concepts of organization and management. Organizational environment. Manager’s roles and managerial functions. Planning, organizing to establish an appropriate  organizational  structure,  leadership  and  controlling.  Ethics  and corporate social  responsibility. Trends of organization and management in the future.


01132512 Performance Measurement 3(3-0-6) Criteria  and  methods for goal setting in each organizational level. Managing methods for creating performance to achieve goals. Performance improvement. Setting key performance indicators. Performance measurement and evaluation in organizations.


01132513 Managing Change in Organizations 3(3-0-6)
Concepts of managing change in organization, the evolution of management theory reflecting the change perspective in  organization, the significance of strategy and organization change, concept and framework change management, role and leadership in change management.


01132514 Administrative Theory and Practices 3(3-0-6) Concepts and principles of administration theory and practice. Analysis of case study in business. Emphasis made on manager’s problems including planning, controlling and how to efficiently solve the problem.
 
01132515 Legal and Social Environment of Business    3(3-0-6) Introduction of law. Courts and litigation. Alternative dispute resolution system. Torts and product liability. Employment law, employment discrimination. Environmental law and international law.


01132516 Business Management of National Security 3(3-0-6)
National  security  and  strategy;  the  relationship  between  national  security, national strategy, and business management;  national strategy process under the changing of internal and external environment of the country; case studies. Field trips required.


01132517 Ethics in Management 3(3-0-6)
Professional standards and practices commonly acceptable. Learning to identify right and wrong concepts in each society in  order to be prepared to be an efficient  executive  of  both  private  and  public  sectors.  Emphasizing  social responsibility  especially to environment, customers, personnel, and investors. Case study, discussion, and project presentation.


01132518 Small Business Entrepreneur 3(3-0-6)
Concepts of entrepreneurship and entrepreneur. Seeking opportunities. Ways to new venture opportunities. Business plan. Guerrilla marketing. Managing human resources.  Operations and quality  management. Evaluating performance. Managing growth.


01132519 Advanced Strategic Management 3(3-0-6) Concepts  related  to  strategic  management.  Strategic  management  process which includes internal and external environment analysis, strategy formulation at  different  levels,  strategy  implementation,  and  strategic  control.  Strategic leadership, ethics  and social responsibility in strategic management process. Current issues and trends in strategic management. Case studies.


01132521 Management of Human Resource 3(3-0-6)
The significance technical process of managing human resource, manpower
planning,  recruitment  of  employees,  standard  of  determination  in  selection, recruitment and personnel training, process  of  personal training, method of management development, process of performance appraisal, personnel evaluation  and  research,  industrial  relation,  and  motivation  and  personnel development.
 
01132522 Personal Staffing and Evaluation 3(3-0-6) Significance composition of manpower planning and recruitment of employees, criterion determination for personnel selection and recruitment, collecting biography of employees data, performance appraisal, turnover, absence of employees. Method for measurement efficiency personnel productivity, and process of performance appraisal.


01132523 Management of Industrial Relations 3(3-0-6)
Knowledge related to industrial relations in a business organization, government, and labor union. Relationships between employers, employees, and labor union. Negotiation,  collective  bargaining,  labor  dispute  resolutions.  Development  of knowledge and understanding for managers in regards of the importance of industrial relations.


01132524 Advanced Organization Communication 3(3-0-6)
Importance and characteristics of advanced organization communication focusing  on technique of effective communication in organizations. Applying communication  skills  for  meeting,  seminar,  interview,  solving  conflict  and selecting appropriate channels and technology.


01132525 Human Behavior in Organization 3(3-0-6) Conceptual   behavioural  science.  Organization  and  control’s  influence  on manager and staff behavior. Causes of conflict and  strategies for managing organizational conflict. The Process of organizational conflict. The process of organizational change and staff development.


01132526 Managerial Negotiation 3(3-0-6) Concepts  and theories related to negotiation. Strengthening and developing negotiating skills, including initiative and persuasion skills, in order to enhance managerial efficiency. Practice by using role play, personality training, and case study.


01132527 Strategic Compensation System Management 3(3-0-6)
Compensation  theory  and  practice.  Technical  skills  needed  to  design  and manage a compensation system in an  organization. Design and develop a strategic  compensation  system  that  supports  the  drive  of  organization’s strategies  and aligns organization strategies with human resource strategies, performance  management system, competency development, and career development.
 
01132531 Business Information Systems 3(3-0-6) Types of  data and information. Information system infrastructure. System analysis. Information  system  management  and  application  for  business  processing  and decision making. Related security and ethical issues.


01132532 Techniques of Business Forecasting 3(3-0-6)
The  method  of  forecasting  business  by  quantitative,  justification,  survey techniques. The analysis of regression and  changing pattern, the analysis of time series, methods of collecting data in the economic system and forecasting methods in the form of probability.


01132533 Management Simulation 3(3-0-6)
The application of complex business simulation. The simulated business setting to compete in the same industry and data simulation by computer machine.


01132534 Advanced Statistics for Business 3(3-0-6)
The application of statistical methods in business problems. The frequency distribution,  correlation,  regression,  the  analysis  of  time  series,  index  and probability.


01132535 Quantitative Analysis in Business 3(3-0-6) Planning,  analyzing,  techniques  for  decision  making  in  business.  Different quantitative methods applied in business.


01132541 Management of Multi-National Business    3(3-0-6) International  business  economic  and  social  environment,  characteristic  and organization  structure.  General  policy  and  planning  formulation.  Operations management, marketing, personnel, finance and planning and control information system.


01132542 European Business 3(3-0-6)
European Union. Business environment in European Union. Characteristics and structure  of  European  Union:  economic,  social,  political,  and  institutional. Impacts of European Union on international business.


01132543 Managing Across-Cultures    3(3-0-6) Influence of national culture on management process, culture analysis, concepts and practices of managing in different cultures,  strategy  formulation, human resource management, communication, team management, negotiation, ethics and  social responsibility,  manager role  and leadership  in cross-cultural management, business culture, and business practices in different culture.
 
01132544 Business Context in ASEAN Countries 3(3-0-6) Development, trend, and roles of ASEAN in relation to business operations in the region. Historical background and business environment of Southeast Asian countries  in  terms  of  economic,  social,  cultural,  and  political  aspects.The relationship of ASEAN and other nations.


01132545 Business and Management Practices in ASEAN Countries 3(3-0-6) Business system and practices in ASEAN countries in various aspects including operations, marketing, and finance. Management concepts and practices including general management, human resource management, leadership, and business strategy. Case study.


01132546 Current Business Issues in ASEAN Countries 3(3-0-6) Current  issues  and  problems  in  business  operations  and  management  of ASEAN countries. ASEAN’s current policies and  practices and its impact on business operations in the region.


01133511 Advanced Operations Management 3(3-0-6) Operations process, planning and controlling, location selection, facilities, layout, work study, standardization, wages setting, quality  control,  procurement and controlling to raw material,  case study.


01134511 Advanced Marketing Management 3(3-0-6)
Marketing to the new economy. Marketing information system. Customer value and satisfaction. Marketing management process. Analysis marketing opportunities, consumer and business markets. Identifying market segments and targets. Creating brand equity and positioning. Marketing mix strategy. Creating sustainable marketing success.


01140591 Research Methods in Business Administration 3(3-0-6)
Research principles and methods in business administration, problem analysis for research topic identification, data collecting for research planning, identification of samples and techniques. Research analysis, result explanation and  discussion,  report writing,  presentation  and  preparation   for  journal publication.


01140595 Independent Study 3
Independent study on interesting topic at the master’s degree level, compile into a report and present in the final oral examination.


01140597 Seminar 1
Presentation and discussion on current interesting topics in business administration at the master’s degree level.
 
01140598 Special Problems 1-3
Study and research in business administration at the master’s degree level and compile into a written report.


01140599 Thesis 1-12
Research at the master’s degree level and compile into a thesis.


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