Global Initiatives in Management | Exchange Programs

Global Opportunities

Exposure to international business, multiple cultures, and global business problems is essential to creating successful business leaders. 

Prof. Evan Douglas, from Griffith University in Australia, teaches a Sasin course on entrepreneurship.

The Flexible MBA integrates an international perspective throughout the program, almost every course will involve international examples, cases, and perspectives. Students have many opportunities to learn about global business practices and develop international contacts within their class and among the faculty.

If you decide not to pursue an International Dual Degree, The Flexible MBA provides several global options.

Global Initiatives in Management (GIM)

This elective course allows students to study a specific industry in a specific country.

First, they learn about business in that industry and country from business leaders at Sasin. Then they visit the country to conduct first-hand business research. After returning to Sasin, students compile practical management analyses of all they have studied and experienced. These become resources for other students, for faculty, and for alumni (details on Global Initiatives in Management).

Exchange Programs

Sasin offers Flexible MBA students access to an evolving network of exchange programs with over 28 leading b-schools around the world. Exchange programs give you the opportunity to live and study in another country, while earning credit towards your MBA at Sasin.

As a tool for building your future business network, exchange programs are invaluable. Each year 30-40 MBA students take this opportunity, and a similar number of students choose to visit and study at Sasin. Incoming Exchange Students work closely with their Sasin colleagues, providing further opportunities for cultural exchange and international networking (details on Exchange Programs).

Applying for Exchanges

The Sasin Student Affairs Office will make an announcement when the exchange application period will be open. Exchange program applicants are invited to submit an application form and are interviewed. Applicants will be ranked based upon their GPA and interview scores.

For students at Sasin’s Exchange Partner Schools who are interested in coming to study at Sasin, your first step is to contact your school’s Exchange Coordinator.

MIT-Sasin Collaboration

Sasin-MIT Action Learning Lab is a joint initiative of the MIT Sloan School of Management and Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University. This program engages joint teams of MBA students from the two schools to work collaboratively on key management challenges facing host companies.

Each Action Learning project team has six students, three from MIT Sloan and three from Sasin. Project teams will work full time from mid-June to the end of July at the host company. Upon completion, project teams will report their results to the companies’ top executives. Action Learning projects cover the range of issues that leadership teams face.  Subject matter can involve strategy, operations, business development, finance, marketing, and human resources, as well as other management challenges. Most issues fall into two categories: problems that need to be solved, and opportunities that need to be exploited.
Sasin MBA students can apply to participate in this program, which is a 6-credit course that will satisfy the MBA Capstone requirement. The students will also receive a certificate of completion from MIT.