Programmes
M.B.A. in Hotel and Tourism Management


MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
 in Hotel and Tourism Management


Silpakorn University International College 
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The MBA in Hotel and Tourism Management aims at having graduates with expertise in the Hotel and Tourism Management at an international level, have potential to be competitive in the globalization phenomenon, and ready for the possible impacts on the industry from the economic integration of the ASEAN community.
The MBA in Hotel and Tourism Management has been designed to prepare qualified graduates for ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), to create a pool of highly-skilled employees related to the hotel and tourism industry with an emphasis on the intermediate to higher ranking environment, to provide students and professionals with international and interdisciplinary managerial skills in the field of hotel and tourism management, to enhance students’ and professionals’ abilities to analyse, synthesize, and play management theories appropriately to the decision making in an actual business, and the enhance students behaviour, both morally and ethically within the international business environments. The Program is offered to both Thai and foreign students and all courses are conducted in English language.
 
TEACHING METHODS
This program is an industry-driven curriculum, treating students as future hospitality leaders and placing them at the very heart of the learning process. Teaching methods include problem based learning and hospitality management simulation games, where students are able to test their analytical and decision making abilities in a virtual environment by mirroring realistic business situations. Accompanying students in this ultimate learning experience is a faculty composed of international scholars and hospitality practitioners, who are highly respected in their field.
 
LOCATION
Lecture based courses are conducted at Silpakorn University International College, Talingchan, Bangkok.
  
PROGRAM ORGANIZATION
 
PLAN A (THESIS) 36 credits
  • Basic French (non-credit) 3(3-0-6)
  • French for Tourism and Hospitality (non-credit) 3(3-0-6)
  • Research Methods in Hotel and Tourism Management (non-credit) 3(3-0-6)
  • Thesis equivalent to 36 credits
 
  Year 1 Year 2
 
 
  • 1 (August)
 
  • Research Methods in Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Basic French
  • Thesis
 
  • Thesis
 
  • 2 (January)
 
 
  • French for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Thesis
 
 
  • Thesis
  Credits: 18 Credits: 18
 
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION
 
Core Courses
912 542 Basic French

(This course will be assessed by the symbols of S or U)
Elementary communication skills with an emphasis on common words and simple sentences in French through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
 
912 543 French for Tourism and Hospitality
(This course will be assessed by the symbols of S or U)
Prerequisite: 912 542 Basic French or pass the French Proficiency Test
Basic French Terminology and expressions used in the operation of hospitality and tourism businesses. Basic use of oral communication, dealing with typical professional industry situations.
 
912 590 Research Methods in Hotel and Tourism Management
(This course will be assessed by the symbols of S or U)
Research methods in tourism and hospitality through both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
 
912 592 Thesis (equivalent to 36 credits)
Individual research in tourism and hotel management under the supervision of an advisor.
 
 


Admissions Fact Sheet
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
 in Hotel and Tourism Management

 
INTAKES
 
New academic year starts every August.
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
 
  1. An applicant must complete a bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Hotel or Tourism major or Business Administration major from an academic institute accredited by Ministry of Education, Royal Thai Government (or has been approved by the SUIC Executive Committee/Board of Graduate Studies);
  2. An applicant must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.75 or obtain a minimum of two (2) years working experience in hotel or tourism industry (or has been approved by the SUIC Executive Committee/Board of Graduate Studies).         
 
Application DOCUMENTS
 
  1. A completely filled-in and signed application form with a 1-inched photo attached. The application form can be downloaded at www.suic.org or apply online
  2. A copy of former education transcript and diploma: Bachelor Degree.
* ** An applicant who graduated from a university abroad must submit the “Equivalency Certificate” issued by the Ministry of Education, Royal Thai Government
  1. A copy of government identification documents: Passport (for Non-Thai) or Identification Card (for Thai)
  2. A copy of House’s Registration (for Thai)
  3. Four (4) sets of facing-forward and no sunglasses photo in 1-inch size
  4. A “Statement of Purpose” stating the reason to study in the selected program in 1-2 pages of the A-4 size.
!!! OPTIONAL !!!
  1. A copy of an official English language test score not older than two years from the application date is acceptable as follows: TOEFL (PBT = 500 / CBT = 173 / IBT = 61) or IELTS (5.5). Applicants without the required score must take the SUIC English Proficiency Test.
 
  1. Application fee of THB 1,200. The applicant who applies by postal mail shall attach all required documents and a copy of bank deposit slip or a copy of money order mentioning the applicant’s name with the application form. The application fee can be paid through one of the followings:
  • Paid by cash when applying in person
  • Money Transfer
Account Name:       Silpakorn University International College
Account Number:    012 - 1 - 26477 - 3
Bank Name:           Kasikorn Bank
Branch:                 Bang Khun Non Branch
Bank Address:        115/15 Bang Khun Non Road, Bang Khun Non, Bangkok Noi,
                          Bangkok, 10700, Thailand
Swift Code:            KASI THBK
                     
Postal Money Order
Pay To:     Director of Silpakorn University International College
Address:   Silpakorn University International College
             22 Borommarachachonani Rd., Taling Chan, Bangkok, 10170
Post Office:Bang Khun Non Post Office

                        Important! Please specify your full name on the transfer order.
 
Higher education Equivalency CERTIFICATE process
An applicant who graduated a Bachelor Degree from a university abroad must submit the “Equivalency Certificate” issued by the Ministry of Education, Royal Thai Government. This process can be done by the applicant or by the SUIC staff (as the representative).
 
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION EQUIVALENCY PROCESS:
  1. Equivalent Qualification Application Form (provided by SUIC)
  2. A copy of passport, visa, and immigration-stamp pages (student’s name)
  3. Power of Attorney (provided by SUIC)
  4. Service Charge Fee (THB 1,000, excluding of a bank fee) transfer to SUIC Administrative Office.
 
In case that the following documents are not in English language, an applicant must have it translated by a government agency or a translator who has been authorized by a government agency.
 
  1. 2 copies of high-school certificate and transcript: one in native language and one in English.
  2. 2 copies of bachelor degree certificate and transcript: one in native language and one in English.
  3. 2 copies of master degree certificate and transcript: one in native language and one in English.
  4. 2 copies of Certificate of Personal Name/Surname Change (if any): one in native language and one in English.
  5. 2 copies of Certificate of Marriage/Divorce (if any): one in native language and one in English.
 
REMARKS:
1. The documents for the equivalency request can be scanned and sent by postal mail or email.
2. If the certificate is not in English, students need to provide their transcript in the language of their country, certified as official by their school. Moreover, students need to provide the degree and the transcript translated into English, certified by their school or by a certified translator (official stamp).
 
English Test and Interview
 
Once the application form and required documents have been received, applicants with the right criteria will be invited to attend an interview, which will be conducted in English by the Program Director or representative. Applicant, who does not achieve the English language scores as required, must take the SUIC English Proficiency test (Please check for specific date). If students are unable to attend the interview, then they need to inform SUIC in writing and request a long distance interview. The interview may be conducted orally on webcam via SKYPE Video calling.  Selected students for the program will then be notified and a list will be displayed on SUIC’s website within one week of interviews.

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