- A completed ICO NIDA application form (download here)
- A completed Offer Acceptance and Payment of Fees form (download here). The application fee is 1000 baht. Please provide the money transfer receipt with the application.
- Certified true copies of all official transcripts and all certificates
- Certified true copies of your ID or passport and house registration (for Thai students)
- Medical certificate
- 2 Passport sized photos
- A recommendation letter, preferably from university professionals and/or professional colleagues or supervisors
- English proficiency test scores of TOEFL, IELTS, TOEFL-ITP (which can be alternatively taken at the GSLC) or the English test given by ICO NIDA
- Personal essay responding to the application questions or a YouTube link of your personal presentation
Please return your completed application form and documentation to:
- One of the ICO NIDA’s authorized representatives, or
- Students Admissions Department, International College of NIDA (ICO NIDA)
19th Floor Navamindradhiraj Buliding
118 Moo3, Serithai Road,Klong-Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240 THAILAND, or
- By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been long recognized that a country’s economic and social stability is the foundation of sustainable development. The economy of a country must be stable and have sufficient immunity to withstand the volatility of the global economy. Attention must also be paid to the linkages between the domestic and the international economies to ensure a country’s competitiveness. Interestingly, it has been found that higher education is a prominent factor in determining a country’s competitiveness. Higher education does so by training competent scholars, conducting research, and providing various services to the surrounding community. The National Institute of Development Administration has made long-term contributions to Thailand’s competitiveness. The Institute also recognizes that the traditional education system is inadequate for the country’s future competitiveness.
This Doctor of Philosophy in Management program seeks to develop theoretical and methodological sophistication among its graduates so that they can understand important social and organizational problems, develop viable solutions, and contribute new knowledge to the global community of scholars in the field of management. Students are prepared to be scholars, academics, and professionals that aim to pursue careers in colleges and universities, research institutes, and public agencies, as well as industrial and business organizations.
The term “management” covers a variety of activities in directing people to accomplish desired objectives by utilizing available resources efficiently and effectively. Management encompasses those functions relating to planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization for the purpose in accomplishing common goals or objectives. Thus the Program covers diverse disciplines relating to management in the business and public sectors.
Coursework for the Ph.D. in Management ICO NIDA consists of a combination of practical learning of management theories and practices and exposure to various fields of concentration, as well as research methodology courses to prepare students for their dissertations.
Teaching methods include lectures by professors, teachers, and administrators, in-class workshops, case studies analyses, web-based learning and learning through different modes of multimedia, learning through experimentation and hands-on work, and participation in various other activities.
After completing coursework and training in research methodology, students will take a Ph.D. dissertation proposal examination, research and write the Ph.D. dissertation, and take the Ph.D. oral examination. The dissertation must be published or at least in the process of getting acceptance to be published in a journal or an academic publication that is peer reviewed prior to publication and is recognized in that field of study.
Based on the trimester system, each academic year is divided into three regular terms with no fewer than 12 weeks in each trimester
First term September -December
Second term January – April
Third term May-August
All applicants must submit a test score from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum TOEFL score is 550 and the minimum IELTS score is 6.5 or as specified by the Doctoral Executive Committee in accordance with NIDA’s announcement and criteria, except for applicants are native speakers of English or have native-like proficiency in communicating in English, or graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program that used English as the medium of instruction. Students will be requested to enroll in language remedial courses if their English proficiency is below the standard requirement of ICO NIDA. Other languages used as a mean of teaching must be approved by ICO NIDA’s Administration.
All applicants for Plan 1 are required to submit 1) an application form, 2) official transcripts from all universities/institutes attended, 3) TOEFL or IELTS test scores or any other English Proficiency Test approved by ICO NIDA, 4) at least one letter of recommendation, 5) at least one research paper and/or public article with the applicant as the sole author, 6) a draft of a dissertation proposal. Applicants should identify their desired field of specialization in their application form. Applicants for Plan 1 must have an outstanding academic record or research experiences that meet the requirements of ICO NIDA’s administrative committee.
All applications for Plan 2 are required to submit 1) an application form, 2) official transcripts from all universities/institutes attended, 3) TOEFL or IELTS test scores, and 4) one letter of recommendation. An interviewing process may be required for all applicants.
Plan 1 (1.1) Total credits for the Ph.D. program for an applicant with an MS/MA are 48 credits including basic courses with no credit counted toward the doctoral degree (optional), and 48 credits for the dissertation.
Plan 2 (2.1) Total credits for the Ph.D. program for an applicant with an MS/MA are 57 credits including, 12 credits for core courses, 9 credits for research methodology, and 36 credits for the dissertation.
Plan 2 (2.2) Total credits for the Ph.D. program for an applicant with a BS/BA are 78 credits including 9 credits for basic courses, 12 credits for core courses, 9 credits for research methodology, and 48 credits for the dissertation.
Program Structure and Components
|A. Remedial Courses|
|B. Basic Courses|
|C. Core Courses|
|D. Elective Courses|
|F. Qualifying Examination|
Students enrolled in Plan 1 (1.1) and Plan 2 (2.1) can be requested by the committee to enroll in other courses provided by ICO NIDA or by other schools in NIDA.
Students who cannot pass all requirements of Plan 2 (2.2) and are unable to graduate with a doctoral degree but who would like to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Management have to meet the Master’s Degree requirements for 36 credits of coursework, which include 12 credits of core courses, 9 credits of research courses, and 3 credits for an elective course that can be selected from the courses offered by the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Management (International Program) and approved by the Program Committee, and 3 credits of independent study. They must also pass the qualifying and comprehensive oral examination
1. Remedial Courses (Non-Credit)
Remedial courses are non-credit and course grades will not be included in GPA calculation. Students without the background in areas specified by ICO NIDA must enroll in the following remedial courses: LC 4003 Advanced Integrated English Language Skills Development 3 Credits LC 6000 Advanced Reading and Writing in English for Graduate Studies
1. Conditions for enrolling in English for Graduates courses are in lieu of the criteria set by the School of Language and Communication.
2. Exemptions from any remedial courses are subject to ICO NIDA’s requirements.
2. Basic Courses–9 Credits for Plan 2(2.2)
|DM6000 Management Theory and Practices||3 Credits|
|DM6001 Organization and Human Resource Management||3 Credits|
|DM6002 Strategic Planning and Risk Management||3 Credits|
|DM6003 Managerial Information Technology||3 Credits|
|DM6004 ASEAN Studies||3 Credits|
|DM6005 Governance, Ethics, and Sustainable Development||3 Credits|
|DM6006 Economics for Management||3 Credits|
Remarks: The availability of basic courses is subject to ICO NIDA’s scheduling.
3. Core Courses–12 Credits for Plan 2 (2.1) and Plan 2 (2.2)
Core courses aim to provide students with theoretical knowledge, concepts, and tools to analyze management problems. The schedule for opening core courses will be subject to final arrangement by ICO NIDA. Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits (4 courses) from the following core courses:
|DM8001 Advanced Theory of Management||3 Credits|
|DM8002 Microeconomic Theory for Management||3 Credits|
|DM8003 Theory of Human Capital Management||3 Credits|
|DM8004 Strategic Management and Decision Making||3 Credits|
|DM8005 Seminar in International Management||3 Credits|
|DM8006 Public Policy Theory and Management||3 Credits|
|DM8007 Seminar in Management for Development||3 Credits|
Remarks: The availability of basic courses is subject to ICO NIDA’s scheduling.
4. Research Course–9 Credits for Plan 2 (2.1) and Plan 2 (2.2)
|DM8101 Advanced Research Methods in Management||3 Credits|
|DM8102 Quantitative Research Methods in Management||3 Credits|
|DM8103 Qualitative Research Methods in Management||3 Credits|
|DM9900 Dissertation (Plan 2 (2.1))||36 Credits|
|DM9900 Dissertation (Plan 1 (1.1) and Plan 2 (2.2))||48 Credits|
6. Qualifying Examination
To qualify for the Doctor of Philosophy in Management, candidates must meet the following requirements:
1) Successfully complete all assigned program courses and the pass a qualifying examination, as determined by ICO NIDA.
2) Pass a qualifying examination upon completion of all coursework within two years after admission for Plan 2 (2.1) and three years for Plan 2 (2.2). However, in exceptional circumstances, an extension may be requested and granted at the discretion of the President with the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Human Resource Development. The qualifying exam includes a broad inquiry into the student’s preparedness to conduct research and provides an opportunity to discuss the proposed dissertation.
3) Pass a Ph.D. dissertation proposal examination, complete a Ph.D. dissertation, and pass an oral examination on the Ph.D. dissertation within six years after admission for Plan 2 (2.1) or within eight years for Plan 2 (2.2). Doctoral candidates are required to write a Ph.D. dissertation proposal and a Ph.D. dissertation.
Tuition and Fee
650,000 Baht or US$22,000 for 3 years academic years.