International MBA in Asia Pacific Business

NIDA Business School

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

International MBA in Asia Pacific Business

NIDA Business School

The Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA) recognizes that the international marketplace is rapidly changing through globalization. The worldwide strategic alliances being formed by corporations and institutions from various countries requires business leaders to have an in-depth understanding of a multicultural, political, economic and social environment at the regional level who can integrate global standards with national values, ethics, and work culture.

Realizing that a seamless interface between globalization and regional operations would offer a company a competitive advantage, GSBA has designed its international MBA program to focus on business in the Asia-Pacific region; as the region has an increasing role in the global economy.

Several economic forums have linked Asia-Pacific with the rest of the world, e.g. APEAC, ASEM, ASEAN, AFTA, etc. With a diversity of cultures and an abundance of rich natural resources, the Asia-Pacific region has drawn interests from business ventures all over the world.

Graduate School of Business Administration

Established in 1967, the Graduate School of Business Administration at NIDA was the first school in Thailand to have offered an MBA program that has continuously dedicated all of its resources and expertise to providing only graduate-level business education. About 500 students are awarded the MBA degree each year.

Course Structure

Students must complete 36 credit hours of course work plus 6 credit hours of a business project for a total of 42 credits before taking the comprehensive examinations. Program of study is normally as follows:

Program of Study

Year I Credits
Semester 1 (August-December)
AB 5020 Business Economics 3
AB 5030 Quantitative Analysis for Business Decision 3
AB 6100 Human Resources Management and Organization Behaviors 3
AB 6300 Accounting Issues and Problem Solving 3
Semester 2 (January – May)
AB 5600 Information Technology and Management 3
AB 6200 Strategic Marketing Management 3
AB 6500 Operations and Technology Management 3
AB 7020 Microeconomics of Competitiveness 3
Summer Session ( June-July)
AB 6400 Financial Management 3
Year II
Semester 1 (August-December)
AB 7720 Analysis of Global Setting 3
AB 7650 Business Electronic 3
AB 8000 Business Policy and Strategic Management 3
Semester 2 (January – May)
AB 7711 Entrepreneurship and Globalization 3
AB 9000 Independent Study: Integrated Business Project 3
Total 42

Short period study aboard

One of the business elective courses or Asia-Pacific Business Project can be done at a university with which NIDA Business School has formed a strategic partnership with. (The school will cover the tuition fee. However, students are responsible for airfare, room and board, and living expenses.)

Study timetable

The class will normally be held during the weekend.

Financial Information

  1. Application Form
    Download from website
    1. Examination fee
      Applicants from within Thailand Paid at NIDA 1,200 Baht
  2. Tuition Fees * 399,000Baht
  3. Activity fees ** 90,000Baht
  4. Additional fee **23,200Baht

Total course fee (approximately) 512,200 Baht

*The school reserves its right to adjust the fees above

* *The amount set out above for activity fees are corporate fees which include seminars and the study tour aboard in the second academic year.


Interview examination

Qualifications of Applicants

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's Degree in any field from accredited institutions and have a TOEFL score of 500 PBT, 173 CBT, and 61 iBT or IELTS score of 6.0 or NIDA TOEFL ITP score of 500 or General English Test from NIDA TEAP score of 500
    **Link for NIDA TOEFL ITP / NIDA TEAP:
  • Applicants who are native speakers of English or who have completed undergraduate studies in English within 5 years prior to application

Documents required for application

1 photocopy of an official transcript
2 recent photos (1” size)
2 letters of recommendation (The letters must be sent directly to the university by the evaluators who know the applicants academic and/or work)
1 photocopy of Identification card
1 photocopy of the result of TOEFL/IELTS/NIDA TOEFL ITP/General English Test

How to apply

Interested applicants can download the application form at

To apply, students must submit all required documents and pay for the application fees at

Educational Service Division,
National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)
118 Seri Thai Rd. Khlongjan, Bangkapi
Bangkok, 10240 Thailand

Contact information:

NIDA Business School,
National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)
8th Floor, Boonchana Atthakor Building
118 Seri-Thai Rd. Klongjan, Bangkapi Bangkok, 10240 Thailand

Tel: (662) 727-3000 Direct: (662) 727-3938 (Khun Aun) or 727-3982 (John)
Fax: (662) 374-3282, 375-3924

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 4, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
June 2019
2 years
Part time
512,200 THB
Total course fee (approximately) 512,200 Baht
Thailand - Bangkok
Start date : June 2019
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June 2019
Thailand - Bangkok
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International MBA in Asia Pacific Business NIDA Business School