Ph.D. in Business Administration


Ph.D. in Business Administration

  • Designed for those with a strong commitment to careers in research and teaching
  • Emphasizes rigor and individual attention
  • Fulltime program (weekdays)
  • Conducted in English
Course Overview

NIDA Business School is one of Thailand’s premier business school that is known for its high quality research and distinguished academic training. Our PhD program’s mission is to produce outstanding academic scholars that will be sought after by other leading business programs and research institutions.

NIDA Business School provides our PhD students with the opportunity to work closely with high caliber faculty members in order to develop an academic career in their selected area of specialization. Our PhD in Business Administration provides the following specializations: Accounting, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing, and Operations Management.


  • New! The PhD Program is accepting applications for the Academic Year 2023 (starting August onwards). Click here for more information and how to apply.
  • New! Interested in learning about our PhD Program? Attend our PhD Open House on 11 March 2023 at 10AM. Click here for more information and how to register.
  • The PhD Program and NIDA Management Insight Lab will be hosting a research seminar by Dr. Ming D. Leung (University of California-Irvine) on the topic of ‘Race and Self Presentation : A Machine Learning and Computer Vision Investigation of Hiring Discrimination’ on 19 October 2022. For more information, please click here
  • The PhD Program will be hosting a research seminar by Dr. Adamantios Diamantopoulos (University of Vienna) on the topic of ‘Does Consumer Xenocentrism Have A “Dark Side”?: Its Impact on Compulsive Buying and Brand Addiction’ on 5 October 2022.  Click here for more information.
  • NIDA Business School will be hosting a 3-day Workshop on Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) by Dr. Diamantopoulos, one of the world’s top scholar in marketing!  The workshop will be held in October 2022.  Apply now to get the early bird rate.  Limited seats available!  Click here for more information.
  • NIDA Business School invites faculty, researchers, doctoral students, or those who are interested in pursuing a PhD to attend our Doctoral/Faculty Consortium and Paper Development Workshop at NIDA Business School on 22 July 2022 (Friday).  Limited seats available.   Click here for more information.
  • Chomsorn Tangdenchai presented her research, “Resilient Strategy for an Open World? Bribery Practices and Employee Morale” at the Strategic Management Society Conference on 19 September 2002 in London, UK.
  • Kantatouj Amaranonta presented his research, “How Do FDI Restrictions Matter under Host Country’s Unsettling Environments?” at the Strategic Management Society Conference on 19 September 2002 in London, UK.
  • Chomsorn Tangdenchai presented her research, “More Money, More Happiness?: Bribery Practices and Employee Morale in Emerging Markets” at the Academy of International Business Conference in July 2022 at Miami, Florida (US).
  • Kantatouj Amaranonta presented his research “How Do Host Country’s Unsettling Environments Matter? The Study of Firms’ Sequential Foreign Market Entry Decisions under Host Country’s Unsettling Environments”  at the Academy of International Business Conference in July 2022 at Miami, Florida (US).
  • Praphasiri Dolbundalchok presented her research, “Exploring Unseen Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility: Reverse Knowledge Transfer” at the Academy of International Business Conference in July 2022 at Miami, Florida (US).
  • Pollawat Chumnangoon (Final year PhD student)’s joint research with his advisor, Dr. Anukal Chiralaksanakul, "How closeness matters: The role of geographical proximity in social capital development and knowledge sharing in SMEs“ has been accepted for publication in Competitiveness Review. Congratulations, Pollawat (and Dr. Anukal)!
  • Pavarit Issarathipya’s research, “Competing and Sharing: Optimal Pricing and Capacity Sharing in a Competitive Market” has been accepted for presentation at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in October 2021 at Anaheim, California (US).
  • Muhammad Azhar Khalil (third year PhD student) research’s “Passive but Defiant: The Role of Innovative Capabilities in Knowledge Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. Congratulations, Muhammad!
  • PhD course open to non-PhD students. Interested in pursuing a PhD, but not so sure yet? Try taking a few of our courses and decided later.  If interested, contact our PhD Office for more information.

Learn more about the specializations that our PhD in Business Administration offers:

PhD specialization in accounting focuses on understanding the role of information and measurement systems in effective resource allocation within the firm and among firms. Areas of research include determinants of auditor performance and quality, financial disclosure strategies of firms, effects on IFRS adoption, financial reporting quality, corporate governance and fraud, etc.

PhD specialization in finance focuses on: 1) understanding the dynamics of financial markets arising from the interactions among investors, firms, and financial intermediaries; and 2) debating on issues that allows each market participant to make effective financial decisions and policy recommendations. Areas of research include asset pricing, portfolio choice, market microstructure, behavioral and empirical finance, risk management, real estate investments, etc.

PhD specialization in management focuses on understanding how firms create and sustain competitive advantage. Management is an interdisciplinary field that draws upon theories and frameworks from economics, sociology and psychology. Areas of research include institutional change, technological change and innovation, competitive strategy, corporate strategy, cooperative strategy, global strategy, behavioral strategy, corporate governance, top management team, business ethics, real options, etc.

PhD specialization in MIS focuses on the enhancement of knowledge that relates to the management of IT-based resources and services as well as IT-based business models. Areas of research include consumer usage of social media and e-commerce, big data analytics, eLearning technology, innovation management of ICT, mobile marketing, IT strategy, etc.

PhD specialization in OM focuses on improving the efficiency, quality, and innovation of enterprises to create unsurpassable competitive advantages through better understandings of operational strategies, product/service development and innovation, quantitative modeling, and rigorous data analytics. Areas of research include supply chain and inventory management, decision making under uncertainty, pricing and revenue optimization, quality management, process improvement, competitiveness, etc.

PhD specialization in marketing focuses on understanding the needs of customers, and ideas for developing and launching new products and services. Marketing is an interdisciplinary field that draws upon economic, behavioral, psychological and administrative theory. Areas of research include marketing communication, social media marketing, consumer preferences and behavior, new product introductions, electronic word of mouth, etc.

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1. Application form available at NIDA Business School or can be downloaded at

Now – April 12, 2023

2. Online Application at

Now – April 12, 2023

3. List of applicants who are eligible to take the written examination (Business Aptitude Test*) will be announced at

April 19, 2023

4. Written examination (Business Aptitude Test) 

** via online **

May 6, 2023

5. List of applicants who are eligible to take the interview will be announced at                              

May 12, 2023

6. Interview Exam

May 22 - 26,  2023

7. Application results will be announced at 

June 16, 2023

8. Registration period

July 3 - 5, 2023

9. Classes begin

August 14, 2023

      *The Business Aptitude Test is waived for those who have a GMAT score of 550 or above.

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