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- Survey of leadership and related skills development in the Thai MBA programs
- Launglaor, Wisanu; Sharma, Raj; Thasnapark, Uachit
- The MBA degree is generally regarded in Thailand's corporate sector as an important requirement for promotion to higher ranks of the business world. Accordingly, many staff with bachelor's qualifications from this sector aspire to complete this master's level qualification. What are the motivations of MBA entrants undertaking this program? This is one of the issues addressed in this study. Another related consideration is the development of leadership skills in the MBA program. Presumably one of the important aspects of climbing the ladder of corporate success is the aim of white-collar graduate staff to become captains of industry or at the very least leaders of management units therein. This raises another important issue for MBA academics and indeed universities offering such programs; specifically, what leadership skills are being developed in the MBA for students enrolled in that program? An institutional research project was undertaken within the Thai universities located in Bangkok to explore these issues with current MBA enrolled students. It is hoped that the study provides decision support to university and academic managers in their quest to improve the MBA programs offered by the universities. However the study could be of broader interest as there appears to be a dearth of such projects undertaken in the past within the Asia Pacific region.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Chancellery
- Journal of Institutional Research South East Asia, Vol. 4, no. 1 (2006), pp. 25-42
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- Business administration education; Business skills; Graduate students; Graduate study; Higher education; Leadership training; Literature reviews; Masters programs; Occupational promotion; Questionnaires; Skill development; Student attitudes; Student motivation; Thailand; University curriculum
- South East Asia Association of Institutional Research
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- Copyright © 2006.
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