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The application can be completed online. Each completed application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of THB 1,500 submitted to the Admissions Office. If you want to discuss the program and its suitability for you or arrange a meeting to discuss your research interest with Sasin professors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can apply to Sasin’s DBA program by following these four simple steps:
- Complete your online application including the Your Research Interest section;
- Upload your resume (which must show a minimum of 10 years of management experience);
- Our Admissions team will contact you within 7 days of your application. Potential DBA program entrants will need to be interviewed at least once;
- Pay your application fee.
- Original transcript of a completed master’s degree or equivalent;
- Non-native English speakers must provide an English language proficiency score (TOEFL/IELTS), taken within five years of your application. If you have studied, or worked, in an English-speaking country, please contact our Admissions team to assess whether the English proficiency test can be waived;
- At least one letter of recommendation (using Sasin’s form) from someone who can attest to your research capabilities, determination, and general attitude;
- ID page of your passport and/or copy of your Thai citizen ID;
- Recent digital color photo of you (photo requirements).
What is the typical class size? DBA class sizes are small, reflecting the focus needed for doctoral-level research. A typical class size is three to seven students. What are you looking for in applicants? A past record of excellence in all respects: in career, in previous studies, in achievements; coupled with a strong interest in research; and, most of all, an intense curiosity about management and how it can be improved. Do I have to have a research project idea at entry? Many people will have research ideas at entry but a research project idea is not required. We encourage you to review the research interests of our faculty. If you would like to discuss a research idea or your research interest with us, please contact our Admissions team. How much time per week will I need to spend studying? About 6-8 hours per week, with the flexibility to do a little less when your work deadlines or job pressures necessitate, and more where you have the opportunity. How many days per year will I attend classes at Sasin? The DBA program holds intensive sessions on weekends during the year. The Intensive Weekends total of about 14 days over the course of the year. How do I find my Thesis Mentor? Thesis mentors will be most interested in projects that fall within their expertise and which seem intriguing, which they believe you can successfully complete, and will lead to publications. Do I have to publish an article during the program? Yes, you do. That is a Ministry of Higher Education requirement and highly desirable in its own right. We want you to get into the habit of creating real-world research and seeing it in print! What are some typical DBA thesis topics? Your thesis topic is the problem you want to solve. This is often phrased as the intended outcome of your work. The purpose of your courses, and your discussions with your thesis mentor, is to help you shape your thesis topic into a researchable problem. The Sasin DBA overview page has several examples of typical topics. Does this program have an international component? All the instruction is at Sasin or online. DBA students are encouraged to present their research at international conferences. What does tuition include? DBA program tuition, paid in installments, covers all tuition and fees plus attendance at ONE approved international conference to present a paper, plus ONE other approved international conference (may present paper or not). If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions team.