Thammasat University, located on the Chao Phya River in central Bangkok, was founded in 1933 and is the second oldest of state universities. It has since become one of Thailand’s leading institutions of higher learning with the current enrollment of over 22,000 students, including approximately 4,600 graduate students.
To support growth, in 1986, Thammasat University expanded to a new campus north of Bangkok: the “Rangsit Campus”, where the 1998 Asian Game and 2007 Universiade Game were held. This new campus will soon be the home to undergraduate students of all faculties while the main campus will be kept for graduate studies.
Thammasat Business School
Thammasat Business School was established in 1938, with a Bachelor degree program in Business Administration with the following areas of concentration: accounting, finance and banking, marketing, management information system, human resource and organization, industrial / operations management, international transport management and real estate management.
The first class graduated in 1942 and since then, there has been over 25,000 graduates. In 1972, the faculty replaced the day-time MBA and MS with an evening program to accommodate working students. The Graduate School of Business has educated over 4,000 students. Each year, 7,000 students apply but only 200 are accepted. In 1988, the Master of Science in Marketing (MIM) degree program was launched. The Joint Doctoral Program in Business Administration (JDBA) and the Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) International Program started in 1992. In 1999, the Master in Finance (MIF) was offered.
Thammasat Business School is considered one of the best business schools in the country. Academic standards are high. Competition for admission is intense. Alumni of both the undergraduate and graduate programs have found their ways to leading positions in both private and public sectors in such diverse fields as manufacturing, commerce, baking, finance, marketing and other services.
Currently, the faculty has 110 full-time professors and lecturers. Thammasat Business School has clearly defined objectives:
To maintain the highest academic standards in teaching, while developing expertise through advanced training and research.
Provide quality services to the community through continuing education, research, consulting, and training with an emphasis on practical applications within Thai environment.