Learning Beyond the Classroom
Sasin classes are a combination of lectures, cases, discussions, simulations, group work, field trips and visiting speakers designed to use the very teaching methods for each topic. Your courses are designed to provide an international experience with an ASEAN perspective.
The Heart of Southeast Asia
Sasin students have the benefit of studying in the heart of Southeast Asia, one of the world’s most dynamic economic regions, and they enjoy a wide range of learning activities outside the classroom that take advantage of our proximity and access to leading businesses in the region:
- Seminars – Sasin regularly holds seminars with industry and media partners on a variety of topics.
Just a few of the recent seminars at Sasin include:
- Last Call to the ASEAN Economic Community Seminar Series (with Thansettakij),
- Sasin Entrepreneurship Sundowner: How to Raise External Funding,
- Disruptive Thinking: Enough Words, More Actions. A Net Impact Bangkok Professional Chapter event. Net Impact Bangkok Professional Chapter meets at Sasin on the third Thursday of each month,
- Future Leaders League (with Unilever),
- How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, Resurrecting the TMB brand from the brink of doom,
- Preparing Businesses for the ASEAN Economic Community,
- Shopping Online, The Future of Retail (with Marketeer Magazine).
- Guest speakers and panelists from both the public and private sectors participate in public seminars that explore current trends and issues related to different business sectors.
- Global Leader Series – Sasin has welcomed a number of prominent global leaders to speak to the Sasin community over the years. These global leaders share their insights and experiences with Sasin students, faculty and alumni. Recent speakers have included:
- Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan and Renault,
- Peter Sands, then CEO of Standard Chartered Bank,
- Sir John Peace, Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank & Burberry Group.
Sasin Talks, hosted by Dean Outerson, Sasin’s Head of Marketing and Communications, engages your alumni peers in conversations about their professional success. The broadcasts explore strategic issues in a fresh way, bringing Sasin executives and entrepreneurs directly to you to share their business knowledge.
- Guest Lecturers – Most courses include presentations by business leaders, highlighting practical issues and trends that are affecting their fields and industries.
Just a few of our recent guest speakers include:
- Ariya Banomyong, Country Head of Google Thailand
- Adit Harinasuta, Managing Director at AEC Advisory (Thailand) Co., Ltd.,
- Amanda Hyndman, General Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok,
- Christophe Viguerie, Managing Director, The Swatch Group Trading (Thailand) Co Ltd
- Police Colonel Dusadee Arayawut, (Ministry of Justice, former head of Anti-corruption Department)
- Eric Rosenkranz, Chairman of e-three strategic advisory unit
- Martin Schneider, CEO of Brainforce,
- Pichai Chuensuksawadi, then Chief Editor, Post Publishing Public Company Limited,
- Surong Bulakul, then Chief Operating Officer of Infrastructure at PTT Public Company Limited
- Wichian Mektrakarn, then Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited,
- Yongyut Srivantaneeyakul, Vice President of Solutions Integration Group – SIG, Metro Systems Corporation Public Company Limited.
- Sustainability Projects – As part of Sasin’s core curriculum, Sustainability Management II involves a project with a company, organization or community. Working in teams, students have several months to work on a case study, consulting project, business plan for a new venture, or a community project.
- Management Consulting Projects – Sasin offers an elective called Global Management Practicum, which gives students hands-on consulting experience. Over two modules, students get a chance to work on a consulting project from beginning to end.
- Community Outreach – At Sasin, there are many opportunities to be involved in community outreach programs, either school-sponsored programs or through student-driven initiatives.
- Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) – GIM is an exciting opportunity for Sasin MBA students to learn about non-Thai business environments. This is a student-led field research trip that has taken Sasin students to Japan, Korea, Italy and Singapore in recent years.
- Field Trips to leading local businesses – Many professors organize visits to companies, factories, and other venues to explore practical issues and to interact with business leaders and their teams.
Business Plan Competitions
Sasin students have a great opportunity to learn entrepreneurship by competing in global new venture competitions. By developing a real business plan, and then pitching that new venture idea in competition, students get a first hand look at what it takes to be an entrepreneur and to secure investments. They answer the hard questions from judges who are actual venture capitalists or experienced business leaders, but they also get immediate and valuable feedback on how to make their business plan more appealing.
Sasin teams have had a long tradition of success in global new venture competitions around the world. They compete against, and often beat, teams from some of the best business schools in the world. If you aspire to be an entrepreneur, this is one of the best experiences that you will have during your time at Sasin!
Sasin’s MBA team, Redigen, being interviewed for the Channel 9 program, “9 Dimension Genius”.