Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University plans to promote its new Sasin International Learning Center in Phang Nga-Greater Phuket to neighboring countries, such as Singapore and Malaysia, to become a center of management education and training in the region. Sasin plans for the Center to be part of preparations for the AEC and hopes to affirm that Thai education is ready for competition at the international level.
Professor Toemsakdi Krishnamra, Sasin’s Director, announced that, “The foundation stone laying ceremony for the first phase building took place recently with the opening of the Center expected to be in 2013. The objective is to be a hub for education and research in the region ahead of the AEC. Because of its location, it is anticipated that the center will gain attention from businessmen from neighboring countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and others.”
Professor Toemsakdi went on to say that, “it will be more convenient for many business people in the region to fly to Phuket than to Bangkok or other countries. Another important reason for the center to be a hub in Southeast Asia owes largely to the reputation of Sasin. Sasin was founded as a collaboration between Chulalongkorn University, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is the first internationally accredited business school in Thailand. We’re confident this will attract the attention of domestic and international students, businessmen, and investors.”
Professor Toemsakdi added that, “Sasin International Learning Center will not only provide MBA and Executive MBA courses, but also public services. These will include research for business development and seminars for cumulative skills through Sasin’s executive development program.”
“Once open”, he noted, “we believe that the Phuket center will also attract the attention of investors from within the region and neighboring countries. Domestically, the implementation of the AEC in 2015 has alerted all sectors to be prepared for changes in the market. For foreign investors, they will need to study and research the Thai market and the Phang Nga-Greater Phuket center will definitely be the answer.”