Siam University - International MBA Program
Study at Siam University as a Postgraduate Exchange Student or Complete a Full MBA Degree.
Study abroad in Bangkok at one of Thailand’s best private universities! Study business for one or two semesters or upgrade your career by completing an international MBA degree. It’s easy to apply and your study placement can be confirmed as quickly as in a day.
TRIMESTER 2 (2021)
TRIMESTER 3 (2021)
TRIMESTER 1 (2021)
Studying in Siam University international MBA program
In Siam University’s MBA program, you’ll gain practical knowledge and skills that will help you tackle the real-world business situation and qualify for top management positions. You will learn both the theory and application of business and management principles from many perspectives while meeting with people from all over the world and building your international network. You can join the program for either one or two semesters or complete a full MBA degree (find more further below).
Who is this program for?
- You’re a university student, a high school graduate or in between degrees
- You want to work at the top level of business management or boost your business knowledge
- You want to improve your English and intercultural communication skills
- You want to get to know people from all over the world.
- You want to explore the dynamic city of Bangkok in your free time
You can go on exchange during the summer, autumn or spring semester. You don’t have to have a background in business studies to join the program, as you can take introductory courses if needed. Introductory courses are called Foundation Courses and there are 5 such courses offered (see curriculum page 10). The MBA program has nine different areas of specialization (groups). You can choose courses freely from both core and elective courses. You can choose 3–5 MBA courses per semester. In addition, MBA students can also choose BBA courses as long as the total number of courses per semester is not more than 6. Courses are offered in a cycle according to this course plan. The final course offering will be available at the start of the semester.
Elective courses and some selective core courses will generally be organized only if there are enough participants. There is, therefore, no guarantee that they will take place. When preparing their study plan, students are advised to have a plan B. Students can influence which elective courses are organized. After applying through Asia Exchange, you should contact Siam University about your course selection as soon as convenient (approximately 3 months before the semester starts). There is a set schedule for core courses, but the elective courses are organized based on students’ wishes. When choosing the elective courses, you should take special care to classify your selections into two categories: those courses that you really need to take and those that you would like to take.
Siam University MBA Curriculum
The curriculum has a list of all the courses together with short course descriptions. See pages 8–36 in particular. Download the document:
Please note that some of the details in the course descriptions may change depending on the trimester, and some courses may have their former course code.
Q: Should I choose my courses before the semester starts? A: Course selections are made before the semester starts by contacting Siam University.
Q: Are there mandatory courses? A: No.
Q: What is the required minimum attendance? A: You must attend a minimum of 80 % of lectures and all mandatory workshops/excursions.
Q: Do I need to participate in the orientation day? A: Preferably yes, you get plenty of useful information during the orientation day.
Q: How long does completing the full degree take? A: The entire MBA degree can be completed in a minimum of 12 months. Some participants will complete the coursework in 12–15 months and then take another semester to complete a business project (regular track). The majority of the students complete the degree requirements within 18 months.
Q: Will I wear a school uniform? A: No, students in the MBA program don’t need to wear a uniform.
Q: What is the correct type of visa for studying in Thailand? A: It’s called “Non-immigrant visa ED”.
Q: When can I apply for my visa? A: After you have received your official acceptance letter. What happens at the latest one month before the semester starts, but it can be even earlier. The visa process often takes only 4-5 working days. Read our general visa instructions here.
Q: How can I find suitable accommodation options? A: Read our accommodation tips for Bangkok here. We will also send you our Asia Exchange Guide with additional tips. Most students decide to stay near the Siam University campus; it is a nice and inexpensive neighborhood.
Q: Should I book accommodation in advance or after arriving in Bangkok? A: It is completely up to you. Most students prefer checking the accommodation options in person after arrival.
Q: Which vaccinations do I need to take? A: In addition to the basic vaccinations (MMR and diphtheria-tetanus), travelers are most often advised to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B. Vaccinations always depend partly on the individual, so remember to consult your physician.
Q: Do I need an insurance? A: All students are required to have valid travel insurance for the duration of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers here.
Q: What kind of costs should I be prepared for? A: In addition to tuition fees, you should be prepared to pay for the student visa, flights, accommodation and other living costs. The cost of living is relatively low in Bangkok. The real costs depend on your individual lifestyle. Find a list of general living costs here. Read more about budgeting your study abroad semester.
Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrollment signed. What should I do? A: Please fill out the document and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: When will I receive the Official Acceptance Letter? The official letter of acceptance will be delivered to you 1.5 months before the semester starts at the latest. We’ll send it to the street address you have provided in your application. Please let us know if this address changes at any point.
Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records? A: The university prepares and sends the transcripts of records usually within 2-3 months after the end of the semester