M.A. in Labour Economics and Human Resource Management (MA.HR.)
Academic Year 2018 (January 2,2018– April 28,2018)
  
 
Applicant Qualifications 
 

Applicant must hold at least a bachelor degree or its equivalent in any field of study from an accredited university. For international degree holders, the degree must be on the Office of Civil Service Commission’s approved list.

Applicant must achieve a minimum score of 500 on CU-TEP ≥ 60 TOEFL ( IBT≥ 61 CBT≥173 PPB≥500) or 5.0 on IELTS. The test must be taken within two years prior to the announcement of eligible applicants (May 9, 2018).

Applicants who have graduated from an English-medium program from a university approved by the Office of the Civil Service Commission are exempt from the English proficiency exam.

Applicant must provide 2 letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers who are able to evaluate applicant’s academic and/or professional performance.

Applicants who would like to study in Plan B (Individual Study in Labour Economics and Human Resource Management) must have at least one year of work experience or permission from the Admission Selection Committee.

Applicants with little or no background in Economics, Mathematics, and Statistics are required to take pre-session courses before the first semester commences. Exemptions may be granted upon providing satisfactory evidence of proficiency in these areas.

Applicant must be approved by the Admission Selection Committee.

 
**Applicants who would like to take the CU-TEP examination, please contact Chulalongkorn University Academic Testing Center (CU-ATC) at the website http://www.atc.chula.ac.th
 
Application Documents
• Application Form
• Recommendation
 
Documents required with application
 
1. 2 one-inch photos of applicant (taken no later than six months)
2. Photocopy of previous degrees
3. Photocopy of certificates
4. Official transcript from the college or university previously attended
5. Photocopy of identification card/passport
6. Photocopy of marriage certificate (only if current name is different from that printed in other documents)
7. English language proficiency test result with a minimum score of 500 on CU-TEP ≥ 60 TOEFL ( IBT≥ 61 CBT≥173 PPB≥500) or 5.0 on IELTS. The test must be taken within two years prior to the announcement of eligible applicants (May 9, 2018).
8. 2 letter of recommendations from professors and/or employers who are able to evaluate applicant’s academic and/or professional performance
9. Description of current vocation, responsibilities and activities (typed on one A4 page)
10. Original document from employers verifying applicant’s work experience of at least one year (Only applicants for Study Plan B)
11. Check/money order for 800 Baht, (approximately $US35), payable to Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University
 
Interview Schedule
Date Agenda Time& Location
May 3, 2018 Notification of Eligible Candidate for Interview Faculty of Economics’ entrance at ground floor and MA.HR. Website. (16.00 hrs.)
May 6, 2018 Interview in English
Eligible Candidate for Interview
Faculty of Economics (9.30-14.00 hrs.)
May 9, 2018 Notification of Admission
list of applicants eligible to study in the academic year 2018
Faculty of Economics’ entrance at ground floor and MA.HR. Website.
     
 
 
**Programme Information**
 
BACKGROUND
 

The Master of Arts Programme in Labour Economics and Human Resource Management is designed for mid-career professionals who are interested in a graduate-level programme and who are likely to dedicate their career to the field of human resource management and development. The programme is structured as a multidisciplinary and an integration of academic, technical, managerial and professional training.

The programme has a close collaboration with the Labour and Management Development Center, Faculty of Economics, which provides research and extension programmes for the past 20 years. Fellows enroll in the programme will gain expertise and experience from both learning and doing the researches in the field of labour economics, industrial relations and human resource management and development.

 
Programme Objectives
 

The M.A. Programme in Labour Economics and Human Resource Management is a full-time one-year programme which conducted in 3 trimesters with four months each.

To provide knowledge for human resource professionals in the field of research and operation in labourand human resource management.

To raise the quality and productivity of workforce through better planning and continuous development

 
Programme Components 
 

The M.A. Programme in Labour Economics and Human Resource Management is a full-time one- year Programme which conducted trimesters of four months each.

One course is offered each month, an arrangement to suit the schedules of selected visiting professors. The last week of each month is reserved for examinations.

Full-time attendance, evening classes on weekdays and weekend is required for all students.

 
Programme Components 
 

The students are exposed to conventional lectures while a strong emphasis is placed on working closely with professors and specialists from various nations to undertake independent research. The learning process is supplemented throughout the program by seminars and conferences. Our graduates are thoroughly prepared through a unique and comprehensive approach which combines technical training and sound methodologies of analysis. Graduates will therefore gain a profound understanding of economic, political and legal forces that make up international economies. The M.A. in International Economics and Finance is conceived for serious graduates who are determined to succeed in the global workplace.

  
Academic Calendar 
 
3 Trimesters per academic year 
  • Trimester 1 August – November
  • Trimester 2 December - March
  • Trimester 3 April - July
 
Class Schedule* 
 

Tuesday and Thursday: 6.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Saturday: 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

*Subject to Change with instructor's consent.
 
Programme Structure
 

The M.A. Programme in Labour Economics and Human Resource Management is a full-time one-year programme which conducted in 3 trimesters with four months each.

One course is offered each month with an arrangement to suit the schedules of selected visiting professors. The last week of each month is reserved for examinations.

Full-time attendance, evening classes on weekdays and all-day weekend, is required for all students.

 
Compulsory Core Courses
 
 
Elective Courses
 
Course Plan
First Trimester
  2940603 Advanced Economic Theory I 3 Credits
  2946654 Human Resource Planning and Management 3 Credits
2940605 Quantitative Methods in Economic Analysis 3 Credits
  2946602 Labour Economics 3 Credits
 
Second Trimester
  2946601 Human Resource Economics 3 Credits
  2946652 Labour Law and Social Security 3 Credits
2946653 Research Methods in Labour Economics and Human Resource Management 3 Credits
  2940604 Advanced Economic Theory II 3 Credits
 
Third Trimester
    PLAN A: Thesis Option  
  2946811 Thesis 12 Credits
 
    PLAN B: Non-Thesis Option  
  2946651 Industrial Relations 3 Credits
2946660 The Economics of Gender 3 Credits
  2946662 Special Topics in Labour Economics and
Human Resource Management
3 Credits
  2946711 Individual Study in Labour Economics and 
Human Resource Management
3 Credits
  2946896 Comprehensive Examination 3 Credits
 
Programme Options
 
PLAN A : THESIS OPTION
  • Coursework
24 Credits
  • Thesis
12 Credits
Students who choose the thesis option must successfully defend their thesis proposals before the Academic Committee, within a maximum of two academic years starting from the day of enrollment. The students must complete and defend their thesis before the Academic Committee within a maximum of four academic years.
 
PLAN B : NON-THESIS OPTION
  • Coursework
 33 Credits
  • Individual Study
 3 Credits
  • Comprehensive Examination
 
Students who choose the non-thesis must pass the comprehensive examination within a maximum of two academic years starting from the day of enrollment.
 
Tuition and Fee*
 
Thai
Non-Thai
Application Fee
800
800
Fee (57,000 baht per trimester)
171,000
 
Fee (62,000 baht per trimester)  
186,000
Tuition (23,000 baht per trimester)
69,000
69,000
Oversea/Field-Trip
35,000
35,000
TOTAL
Baht 275,800
Baht 290,800
 
*Remarks:
  • Fees are subject to change in accordance with the University Announcement.
  • Students pay the overseas/domestic field-trip fees on the first day of the semester. If the actual expense exceeds 35,000 baht, students pay the differences during the second semester. Please note that the fees are non-refundable.
 
Regular Students
 
All students who fulfill the requirements for the M.A. Programme are classified as Regular students. Students who fail to maintain a GPAX of 3.00 will be placed on probation for the following semester. Students must have a minimum GPAX of 3.00 in order to be conferred the M.A. degree.
 
Discretionary Status Students
 
A student can be accepted to the M.A. Programme under a special Discretionary Status if he/she has graduated from a discipline other than Economics with a GPAX of between 2.75 and 3.25, or if he/she has graduated from a Faculty of Economics with a relatively low GPAX. To continue in the Programme, Discretionary Status students must attain a GPAX of 3.00 or higher for the first semester, at which point they are reclassified as Regular students.
 
Programme Committee:
 
Chairperson: 
Asst.Prof. Sophon Khanti-Akom, Ph.D.
 
Advisors: 
Assoc.Prof. Sumalee Pitayanon, Ph.D.
Assoc.Prof. Chuta Manusphaibool, Ph.D.
Assoc.Prof. Lae Dilokvidhyarat, M.A.
 
Committee Members: 
Asst.Prof. Manachaya Uruyos, Ph.D.
Assoc.Prof. Sittidaj Pongkijvorasin, Ph.D.
Lecturer Nuarpear Lekfuangfu, Ph.D.
Chodechai Suwanaporn, Ph.D.
 
Committee and Secretary: 
Asst.Prof.Jessica Vechbanyongratana, Ph.D.
 
Committee and Assistant Secretary: 
Lecturer Voraprapa Nakavachara, Ph.D.
 
MA.HR. Office
 
For further information, please contact:
M.A.in Labour Economics and Human Resource Management
(International Programme) Room 201/1
Faculty of Economics,
Chulalongkorn University
Phayathai Road, Bangkok, 10330
THAILAND
Tel: (66) 2218-6227, (66) 2652-5387-8
Tel/Fax: (66) 2652-5388
E-mail: hrm@chula.ac.th
URL: http://www.econ.chula.ac.th/graduate/ma-hr
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mahrchula
 
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