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.


  • The PhD Program is now accepting applications for Academic Year 2020 (semester starting August 2020).  For more information, please click here.
  • Chomsorn Tangdenchai’s research, “Friend or Foe?: Bribery Practices and Relational Embeddedness in Emerging Countries” has been accepted for presentation at the Academy of International Business Conference (AIB) in July 2020.
  • The Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Workshop by Dr. Diamantopoulos has been postponed to November 2020.  The exact date will be announced soon.

  • NIDA Business School will be conducting a 3-day interactive Structural Equation Modeling Workshop on 13-14-15 July 2020.  For more details, please click here.  To register for the workshop, please click here.
  • NIDA Business School hosted a Paper Development Workshop by the Emerging Markets Society on 10 January 2020 (Friday).  Editors of top tier journals were present to provide one-on-one feedback to scholars and doctoral students on their research projects. See photos of the event here.
  • Pollawat Chumnangoon presented his research, “Knowledge Sharing within Geographic Clusters: The Role of Social Capital Dimensions among SMEs” at the Strategic Management Society Meeting (Minneapolis, US) in September 2019.
  • Chomsorn Tangdenchai presented her research, “Hidden from the Spotlight: Bribery Practices and Its Impact on Interfirm Risk” at the Strategic Management Society Meeting (Minneapolis, US) in September 2019.
  •  Kessara Kanchanapoom presented her research, “Leveraging Business Analytics to Support Marketing Decisions in the Healthcare Industry” at the 2019 Summer AMA Conference (Chicago, IL) in August 2019.
  • Kantatouj Amaranonta presented his research, “Foreign Market Entry Patterns in Unsettling Environments: The Role of TMT Dimensions” at the Academy of International Business Conference (AIB) in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2019.

  • Thitiphat Podok presented his research, “How Do Perceived Brand Globalness, Brand Quality, Store Image, and Brand Prestige Affect Purchase Intention?” at the Academy of International Business Conference (AIB) in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2019.

  • Chomsorn Tangdenchai presented her research, “Corruption and Formal Contracting with Government Sponsored Financial Institutions in Volatile Environments: The Role of Political Tie Intensity” at the Academy of International Business Conference (AIB) in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2019.

  • Phimai Nuansi presented her research, “Dealing with Service Failure Smarter: The Critical Role of Customer Voice Management in Service Recovery Process” at the Collaborative European Research Conference (CERC) in Darmstadt, Germany in March 2019.

  • Tran Nhu Quan presented his research, “Revisiting the Empirical Linkages between Stock Returns and Trading Volume: Evidence from Thai Stock Exchange” at the Econometrics and Statistical Methods – Application in Economics in Finance Conference (ESM-AEF) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in January 2019.

  • Chomsorn Tangdenchai presented her research, “Money for Nothing?: The Effect of Bribery on Knowledge Acquisition” at the Strategic Management Society Meeting (Paris, France) in September 2018.
  • Kessara Kanchanapoom presented her research, “A LRFMM-Based Clustering Model in the Healthcare: A Case Study of Customer Segmentation in Complementary and Alternative Medicine” at the Asia-Pacific Decision Science Institute International Conference in Bangkok, Thailand in July 2018.
  • Chomsorn Tangdenchai presented her research, “Does Bribery Pay?: How Bribery Impacts Firm Learning Across Cultures” at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota (US) in June 2018.

Journal Publication :

  • Kittiphod Charoomtham published his research paper, "Performance-Based Payment Scheme to Hedge Against Credit Rating Inflation" in Research in International Business and Finance 44(2018): 471-479.

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.



4.1  Application form available at NIDA Educational Service Division, NIDA Business School, or download application form at

Now – April 26, 2020

4.2 Online Application at

Now – June 19th , 2020

4.3 Submit application form to NIDA Educational Service Division or NIDA Business School.

Now – June 26th , 2020

4.4  List of applicants who are eligible to take the written examination (Business Aptitude Test) will be announced at NIDA Educational Service Division and NIDA Business School. The announcement will also be posted at

July 1st, 2020

4.5 Written examination (Business Aptitude Test)

July 5th , 2020

4.6 List of applicants who are eligible to take the interview will be announced at NIDA Educational Service Division, and NIDA Business School. The announcement will also be posted at 

July 9th , 2020

4.7 Interview

July 13th -17th , 2020

4.8 Application results will be will be announced at NIDA Educational Service Division and NIDA Business School. The announcement will also be posted at 

July 27th , 2020

4.9 Registration period

July 27th – 30th , 2020

4.10 Classes begin

August 10th , 2020

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