Master of Business Administration
The unique aspect of business programs at Asian University is the work experience requirement. Every summer, all students will have an opportunity to acquire real-world work experience through a series of 3-month internships. All full-time MBA students are required to undertake the internships.
In the past, a number of reputable organizations have participated in Asian University’s internship programs. Asian University students had opportunities to work at Capital Nomura (Thailand), General Motors (Thailand), Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (Thailand), Jardine Fleming Thanakom Securities, Lowe Lintas and Partners, Procter & Gamble (Thailand), the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand, the Stock Exchange of Thailand, Tesco-Lotus, Thai Airways International, TMB Asset Management, and Total Access Communication (DTAC).
These opportunities give students an excellent learning experience in practical and functional aspects of working in a real business organization.
Dynamic learning environment
Asian University students are exposed to a very dynamic learning environment with small classes and high level of interaction between students and lecturers. Further, faculty members who come from around the globe create the dynamism. In addition, many students will be appointed to personal tutors, whose responsibility is to monitor and assist in student development. Study groups are normally small and conducted outside of regular class time.
All business students do not have to commit to any specialization until they have taken all the core business subjects (one year for MBA students), which are designed to give students a broad understanding of different business disciplines. After finishing the core requirements, students have an option to select from a number of specializations available at Asian University (e.g., Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Economics, Management of Information Systems (MIS), and Marketing). Students may also select a minor area of specialization.
This program is designed as a broad‒base general M.B.A. degree. The curriculum consists of 12 graduate level subjects and an individual Project. The unifying theme of the program is ‘management in a changing environment’ with an emphasis on how management can monitor, plan and implement change to achieve organizational goals and objectives. This theme is reflected in the curriculum content of all subjects taught within this M.B.A. Keeping in mind the bi-modal nature of the target student population, the degree curriculum will be offered in both a Full-Time track and a Part-Time track.
The rationale for selecting the specific the subjects included in this general M.B.A. curriculum follows the above aims and objectives of the program. The program design is broad-based so that all students will have a strong foundation in the functional as well as technical areas of business management, and will be able to pursue any specialization in the future. Individual subject descriptions appear later in this document.
A range of teaching and learning methods will be deployed across the program, in accordance with the overall, institutional Teaching and Learning Strategy. Lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical classes will be evident throughout the program and this contact time will be delineated within each Course Outline. In relation to tutorial activity, the students will be organized in ‘Syndicate Groups’. Syndicates are responsible for joint work (including assessed work) in form of case studies and reports, essays, problems and class presentations. However, each subject will adopt a strategy designed to impart a sense of responsibility for learning on the part of the student. Directed and resource-based learning, including appropriate use of information technology, will be employed throughout and will contribute to the development of ‘life-long learners’.