The International Graduate Studies (iGS) together with the International Affairs and Networking Section held the 4th Executive Seminar in Thailand for students from the Executive MBA program of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland on October 2-7, 2016.
The opening ceremony was held on October 2, 2016. Dr. Chairawee Anamthawat-Kierig, Chair of iGS, welcomed all participants to Salaya Campus. The participants were initially introduced to the history of Mahidol University (MU) and Mahidol University International College by taking a campus tour conducted by the officers from the International Relations Division of MU. Afterwards, Ms. Worada Apirat, Interim Head of the Project Development Unit gave a presentation on “Thailand and Thai Culture.” In the afternoon, they learned about “Thailand Business Environment” presented by Dr. Nuntana Udomkit.
To provide information and insight about business management in Thailand and other Asian countries, several lectures from different fields were offered. Topics included “Cross Cultural and Global Management” by Asst. Prof. Dr. Supara Kapasuwan; “Transformative Leadership in Modern Organization” by Dr. Malinvisa Sakdiyakorn; “Information Technology and Supply Chain Management” by Dr. Ornlatcha Sivarak; “Investment Climate and Opportunities in Thailand and AEC” by Dr. Kanix Bukkavesa; and “Global and Thai Retail Brief” by Dr. Chairawee Anamthawat-Kierig.
To enhance participants’ experience on how to conduct business in Thailand, Dr. Varang Wiriyawit and Dr. Phassawan Suntraruk, MBA program directors at Sathorn and Salaya campus, respectively, took the participants on a visit to Yanhee International Hospital, a multi-service hospital well-known for its medical cosmetic service. They also visited ThaiBev, Thailand’s leading beverage company, to learn how it runs its business successfully in Thailand and other countries. Moreover, they had an opportunity to visit Home Pro Distribution Center to gain more insight about logistics management in Thailand’s retailing business.
The five-day seminar ended on October 7, 2016 with the closing ceremony held at Sathorn City Campus. The iGS Studies was much honored to have Asst. Prof. Dr. Kangwan Yodwisitsak, Associate Dean for International Affairs and Networking, on behalf of the College Dean, to deliver the closing remarks and present the certificates to the seminar participants.
The closing words from Prof. Dr. Claus Schreier, head of program, accompanied by the participants’ reflections, together with positive feedback on the seminar, demonstrated that the 4th Executive Seminar in Thailand was successful.
The iGS hopes that the hands-on learning experience from the seminar will help support their life-long learning and development, and ultimately enhance their future.
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