Doctor of Philosophy program in Sustainable Leadership

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The program aims at developing graduates who are able to contribute knowledge, research and management skills towards the solution of complex social problems.

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CMMU's inter-disciplinary faculty are among the leading management researchers in East Asia who focus on leadership and sustainable development in the corporate, public, healthcare and education sectors.

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Ph.D. Support

Generous supports are available for highly qualified candidates through funds provided by the Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation as well as through CMMU.

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Program Rationale

The Ph.D. in Sustainable Leadership (International Program) at the College of Management, Mahidol University (CMMU) responds to a growing demand for scholars and management practitioners in the multi-disciplinary field of sustainable development.

Apply to the PhD Program in Sustainable Leadership

The CMMU Ph.D. in Sustainable Leadership program emphasizes high standards and quality to benefit our students and graduates, now and in the future. The purpose of our admission procedure is to match qualified applicants with CMMU faculty advisors. We will treat your application confidentially.

Admission Period

Now - 17 July 2018
Examination     July 22, 2018
Interview     August 5, 2018 (Tentative)
Result Announced     August 6, 2018
Term Begins     September 14, 2018

Do great research
with great people

The PhD in SL program is directed by TSDF Chair Professor Dr. Philip Hallinger. The PhD program faculty includes the two most highlycited management scholars in Thailand. All PhD program faculty actively publish in international refereed journals and have successfully mentored PhD graduates. We have qualified faculty available to mentor PhD students on sustainability research in the management areas of leadership, strategy, innovation, finance, education, supply chain, marketing, organizational behavior, environment, community development, and human resources.

Ph.D. Support

TSDF Research Grants
Through the CMMU Center for Research on Sustainable Leadership (CRSL), the Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation (TSDF) offers very generous support for highly qualified applicants. These research grants also offer exciting opportunities for PhD students to gain meaningful research experience on projects that impact the society.

Royal Golden Jubilee PhD Research Support
Seven CMMU full-time faculty members are eligible to supervise students on behalf of the Royal Golden Jubilee PhD Scholarship Program, awarded by the Thailand Research Fund.

Scholarship Provider

Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation

TSDF is a non-profit organization that was established on 25 July 2014. Its primary objective is to promote development that provides for balance and sustainability in Thailand’s economy, society, environment, and culture. TSDF activities are implemented by its affiliate, the Thailand Sustainable Development Institute.

The guiding principle for TSDF’s work is the philosophy of “sufficiency economy” as elaborated by King Rama IX.


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