Programmes
Ph.D. in International Business


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
in INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Silpakorn University International College 
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
 
Philosophy
The Doctor of Philosophy program in International Business aims at creating the sustainable international business by the understanding of cultural diversity and focusing on research in order to develop business morally and ethically.
 
Significance
Nowadays, globalization surrounds us in the social, cultural, political, information technology, and economical dimensions. Any change in the world will avoidably affect and be linked to Thailand in all dimensions, especially the economical one which has an impact on people’s living. Thailand’s main income comes from the export and service sectors, for instance, oil export, agricultural and industrial products export, and hotel and tourism industries.
 
Furthermore, as Thailand is a member of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), it is a reason for an urgent need to enhance people’s understanding in international business. Therefore, educational institutions are the key factor for developing people’s awareness in the important role of international business in different dimensions such as strategies for adapting Thailand’s market to the size of AEC’s which covers the approximate population of 600 million. Not only marketing strategies, rules and policy of the government of AEC members for supporting or driving the AEC international market are also the main issues to be studied, including the study and adaption to the effects after the gathering of AEC such as the concept of AEC on free flow of labour permission, which will affect local people’s employment.
 
Silpakorn University International College (SUIC) has realized the importance of rapid changes in capital, finance, labour, personnel, knowledge, and information technology. Therefore, the Doctor of Philosophy program in International Business is offered to both Thai and international students for serving these regional and global changes in order to equip students with knowledge in international business through ethical and moral research practice. The Program and all courses are conducted in English language
 
LOCATION
Lecture based courses are conducted at Silpakorn University International College, Talingchan, Bangkok.
 
PROGRAM ORGANIZATION
 
Study Plan:
PhD programme construct of;
  • Foundation Courses (non-credit) 9 credits
  • Core Courses (non-credit) 2 credits
  • Thesis (equivalent to) 48 credits
Students register Foundation Courses under the supervision of the SUIC Curriculum Committee for 9 credits and must choose either International Business* or Global Supply Chain and Logistics** as a non-credit. YEAR 1 
 
  Year 1 Year 2 Year3
 
 
 
 
 
  • 1 (August)
  • Advance Theory in International Business*
  •  
  • Advanced Theory in Global Supply Chain and Logistics*
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Quantitative Research Methodologies
 
*Courses are non-credit foundation courses.
 
  • Thesis Seminar I (non-credit)
  • Thesis
 
  • Thesis Seminar II (non-credit)
  • Thesis
 
 
 
 
  • 2 (January)
 
  • Thesis
 
  • Thesis
 
  • Thesis
  Credits: 19 Credits: 20 Credits:  20
 
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION
 
Core Courses
922 701 Advanced Theory in International Business
A doctoral seminar on state-of-the-art research and theory in international
 
922 702 Advanced Theory in Global Supply Chain and Logistics
A doctoral seminar on state-of-the-art research and theory on global supply chain management and logistics.
 
 
 
922 703 Qualitative Research Methodologies
Advanced theories and qualitative research methodology for business management; skills required to become an adept qualitative researcher; describe research design, hands-on experience of using different methods of data collection; application of various qualitative methods including observation, interviews and focus groups; methods of data analysis; high quality report on findings and discussion; and ethical issues in qualitative research
 
922 704 Quantitative Research Methodologies
Advanced theories and quantitative research methodology for business management; skills required to become an adept quantitative researcher; describe research design, hands-on experience of using different methods of data collection; application of various quantitative methods; methods of data analysis; high quality report on findings and discussion
 
922 715 Thesis Seminar I
Thesis progress report.
 
922 716 Thesis Seminar II
Thesis progress report in order to be developed into a complete thesis
 
922 790 Thesis (equivalent to 48 credits)
Individual research in International Business with emphasis on data gathering, analysis and synthesis into formal conclusion or proposal of original quality under the supervision of advisor.
 

 
Admissions Fact Sheet
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY in INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
 
INTAKES
 
New academic year starts every August.
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
 
  1. An applicant must complete a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in International Business 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 3.20 or obtain a minimum of two (2) years working experience in related field (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 and Master 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 proposal of an interesting dissertation topic and a “Statement of Purpose” stating the reason to study in the selected program in 1-2 pages of the A-4 size.
 
!!! OPTIONAL !!!
6. 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
                       
mportant! Please specify your full name on the transfer order.
 
Higher education Equivalency CERTIFICATE process
An applicant who graduated a Bachelor Degree or a Master 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’s degree certificate and transcript: one in native language and one in English.
  3. 2 copies of master’s 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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