CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED
GRADUATE STUDY

The C.A.G.S. - also known in Thailand as a Higher Diploma was first popularized by higher education institutions in the USA. It is a certificate program, not a degree program, and is intended for people who already hold a Master degree. The coursework in a C.A.G.S. program focuses on practical application of management knowledge rather than on research.

The C.A.G.S. program in Management at CMMU responds to the need among an increasing number of Master Degree graduates in Thailand and the region for post-graduate education in management. Many Master degree graduates wish to update their training and develop expertise in new or different management domains. For many, doctoral level education is both unnecessary and inappropriate to achieving professional goals concerned with practice rather than research.

Program Rationale

  • The C.A.G.S. program in Management at CMMU responds to the need among an increasing number of Master Degree (M.B.A., M.M., M.Sc., M.P.A. etc.) graduates in Thailand and the region for continuing post-graduate education in management.
  • Many Master degree graduates have a need to update their training and/or develop expertise in new or different management domains.
  • For many of these students, doctoral level education is both unnecessary and inappropriate to achieving their professional goals which may be concerned with practice rather than research.

Program Objectives

  • General management knowledge in areas they may not have studied in their Master degree programs;
  • Specialized, up-to-date, in-depth knowledge in a management domain;
  • Capability to apply knowledge of management to important organizational problems.

Contact and Enquiries

CMMU regular business hours
  • Open 9.30 - 18.30 Weekday
  • Open 9.30 - 16.00 Weekend
Tel: (66) 02 206 2000
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  • Course Outline

    The C.A.G.S. student have two options:
    1. CAGS in Management
    2. CAGS in a Management Specialization

    CAGS in Management

    Students may select any six courses offered by CMMU at the graduate level

    CAGS in a Specialization Area

    • Human Resources
    • Entrepreneurship
    • General Management
    • Innovation in Management
    • New Technology Ventures
    • General Management
    • Management Research

    Four courses from among the Foundation and Specialization courses offered by the specified CAGS program
    Two free elective from among any courses offered in the College including Capstone classes.
    There is no Capstone requirement for the C.A.G.S. program.

  • The program seeks applicants with the following minimum qualifications:
    • Master degree in management or a related field with a minimum GPA of 3.00
    • TOEFL score of least 550, IELTS of 6.0 or CMMU Entrance Exam score of 550 or completion of an approved Master degree program delivered in English
      **For further information about TOEFL, please visit www.prometric.com
    • Working experience (preferred)

    Admission Procedure

    • Fill online application form,
    • Attach a statement of purpose which outlines career objectives in online application,
    • Attach Undergraduate and graduate transcripts,
    • Examination scores on designated English exam (see above).
  • Program Entrance Fee
    Tuition Credit Fee (18)
    Matriculation Fee*
    Two terms required
    Additional terms
    @ 38,000 baht
    @ 4,800 baht (current)
    @ 35,000 baht per term (current)

    @ 5,000 baht per term

    Example #1 for Student who finishes in 2 terms
    38,000 + (18 X 4,800) + (2 X 35,000) = 194,400 baht

    Example #2 for Student who finishes in 5 terms
    38,000+(18 X 4,800)+(2 X 35,000)+(3 X 5,000) = 209,400

    *CMMU alumni pay the standard alumni matriculation fee
  • C.A.G.S.: Management Research

    Students who completed a coursework-based Master degree program may find that they lack required research experience and skills when applying for a doctoral program. A CAGS in Management Research is an efficient way to address this problem.

    Along with taking a combination of focused courses in the student's area of interest as well as research methods, the student will complete an Independent Study or Thesis project. This approach can be completed in one year and provides the student with a solid foundation for application and entry into a doctoral program. It is more efficient -- less time-consuming and costly -- than completing a 2nd Master degree. Choose either: 2 courses from any program,

    4 research methods courses
    6 credits of Independent Study (equivalent of 2 courses)
    Or:
    2 research methods courses
    12 credits Thesis (equivalent of 4 courses)

    Choose 4 courses from among the following plus two Elective from any courses in the College

    C.A.G.S.: Human Resources

    • Organizational Behavior
    • HR Planning and Development
    • Reward and Performance
    • Corporate Strategy and Performance Measurement
    • Organizational Development and Change
    • Leadership and Team Development
    • Organization Design
    • Negotiation Strategy
    • Knowledge Management
    • Value-based Management
    • CP: Organizational Change (1.5 credits)
    • CP: Employee Selection (1.5 credits)
    • CP: Reorganizing for Competitiveness (1.5 credits)

    C.A.G.S.: General Management

    • Organizational Behavior
    • Strategic Management
    • Decision Skills
    • Organizational Development and Change
    • Leadership and Team Development
    • Innovation
    • Quality Management
    • Negotiation Strategy
    • Competitive Strategy
    • Project Management
    • CP: Organizational Change (1.5 credits)
    • CP: Employee Selection (1.5 credits)
    • CP: Reorganizing for Competitiveness (1.5 credits)
    • CP: Strategies for Success (1.5 credits)

    C.A.G.S.: Innovation in Management

    • Project Management
    • Decision Skills
    • Enterprise Resource Management
    • Corporate Strategy and Performance Measurement
    • Quality Management
    • Knowledge Management
    • Value-based Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Sales Logistics
    • Business Planning
    • Customer Relationship Management

    C.A.G.S.: Entrepreneurship

    • Organizational Behavior
    • Strategic Management
    • Principles of E-Commerce
    • Entrepreneurial Finance
    • Product Development
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Business Creativity
    • Franchise Management
    • Competitive Strategy
    • Project Management
    • Small Business Management
    • CP: Strategies for Success (1.5 credits)
    • CP: Reorganizing for Competitiveness (1.5 credits)
    • CP: New Product Positioning (1.5 credits)
  • Matriculation

    • Students will be required to matriculate for a minimum of two trimesters.
    • If the student takes more than two trimesters to complete the program, s/he will pay a reduced continuing matriculation fee for subsequent terms in addition to the tuition.

    Transfer Credit

    • A student may transfer in a maximum of 3 credits into the C.A.G.S. program according to the following conditions: The course must have been completed within the prior 5 years in English from an accredited institution;
    • The grade earned for the course must have been at least a 3.00 (B);
    • The course must be generally equivalent to a course offered by CMMU;
    • The course may not have been completed as part of the requirements of the student's Master degree.

    A student must fulfill the following requirements for graduation with a C.A.G.S.:

    • Complete the suitable set of courses for his/her program specialization totaling at least18 credits at the required GPA of 3.00 or higher,
    • Discharge all financial and other obligations.
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