Thailand vs. Singapore


May8888

Hello discussion board! I'm Thai, and I am looking for an M.B.A. program in English. There are two schools in Bangkok that I am looking at: National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) and Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration.

If I can get in, are these good schools? I have heard that Singapore might be a better place to do my M.B.A., is this true? I would be worried that after I come back to Thailand, it would be hard to find a job.

Hello discussion board! I'm Thai, and I am looking for an M.B.A. program in English. There are two schools in Bangkok that I am looking at: National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) and Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration.

If I can get in, are these good schools? I have heard that Singapore might be a better place to do my M.B.A., is this true? I would be worried that after I come back to Thailand, it would be hard to find a job.
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Duncan

The universities in SIngapore are much better. Ask them to connect you with graduates of theirs in Thailand, so you can get an idea of whether they will fit your career goals.


Sasin is a better school than NIDA. I think you will get a good education there, but the quality of students and of the whole experience will be better at one of the universities in Singapore.

The universities in SIngapore are much better. Ask them to connect you with graduates of theirs in Thailand, so you can get an idea of whether they will fit your career goals.


Sasin is a better school than NIDA. I think you will get a good education there, but the quality of students and of the whole experience will be better at one of the universities in Singapore.
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ezra

This is going to take some research. Like Duncan, I'd assume that Singapore schools like SMU and Nanyang would be better overall - but I did some quick searches on LinkedIn, and it seems that they don't have a ton of traction in Thailand. Rather, the Thai schools are strongly represented, as are global facing schools like INSEAD and Henley. Although because of the relatively small sample size of the LinkedIn group, this is probably not the whole story - I'd encourage you to reach out to the schools you're considering and ask them about their networks in Thailand.

Mainland China schools might be worth considering as well - CEIBS, Tshinghua, etc.

This is going to take some research. Like Duncan, I'd assume that Singapore schools like SMU and Nanyang would be better overall - but I did some quick searches on LinkedIn, and it seems that they don't have a ton of traction in Thailand. Rather, the Thai schools are strongly represented, as are global facing schools like INSEAD and Henley. Although because of the relatively small sample size of the LinkedIn group, this is probably not the whole story - I'd encourage you to reach out to the schools you're considering and ask them about their networks in Thailand.

Mainland China schools might be worth considering as well - CEIBS, Tshinghua, etc.
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May8888

Thank you. If I understand correctly, it seems like Thai schools aren't on the same level as the Singapore schools. I'm also looking at going to Hong Kong - do you think that an MBA from a school such as HKUST would be more valuable in Thailand?

Thank you. If I understand correctly, it seems like Thai schools aren't on the same level as the Singapore schools. I'm also looking at going to Hong Kong - do you think that an MBA from a school such as HKUST would be more valuable in Thailand?
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mba hipste...

I would think that HKUST would be a more world-class experience than Thailand schools.

Not sure about the Hong Kong schools' weight in Thailand though. I'd imagine that Sasin might be your best bet, if your only metric is the degree's recognition in Thailand.

I would think that HKUST would be a more world-class experience than Thailand schools.

Not sure about the Hong Kong schools' weight in Thailand though. I'd imagine that Sasin might be your best bet, if your only metric is the degree's recognition in Thailand.
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May8888

Ok thanks for that.

Sasin is starting to look like a good option.

But I did find an HKUST alumni group here in Thailand. I'm going to reach out to them and see what kinds of jobs and company connections they have.

Ok thanks for that.

Sasin is starting to look like a good option.

But I did find an HKUST alumni group here in Thailand. I'm going to reach out to them and see what kinds of jobs and company connections they have.
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