MODULE 1A – FOUNDATIONS MODULE (15 ECTS)
Your progress towards your degree will rest on a solid foundation of business management expertise. You can choose the foundational module to complement any prior experience in your field, your specific needs and interests, and the academic goals you are pursuing. The following options are available for you:
Students without prior qualifications in business administration studies (higher education level)
Any students lacking prior qualifications in the field of business administration (at a higher education level) are required to attend the CAS Betriebswirtschaft.
They can apply to replace the CAS Betriebswirtschaft with the CAS International Business Strategy or CAS International Leadership. This would primarily be an option for students who wish to complete their entire course in English and are interested in reaching the MAS International Management degree. The decision about this application rests with the heads of the program on a case-by-case basis.
Students with prior qualifications in business administration studies (higher education level)
All students with prior qualifications in the field of business administration (at an higher education level) can choose one of the following CAS as foundational module:
Students pursuing the MAS International Management are required to attend one of the following CAS as a foundational module:
Students with advanced degrees (MAS, MBA, or EMBA level)
Prior qualifications at the advanced MAS, MBA, or EMBA level can be considered for a 15 ECTS credit on the DBA qualification, if the following conditions apply:
- The MAS, MBA, or EMBA-level qualification was awarded by a university / Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, or university of applied sciences; and
- The degree course had a generalist management focus.
The ECTS can only be assigned to qualifying for the DBA and cannot be used to qualify for the MAS International Management degree. For students pursuing the MAS International Management degree, no prior MAS, MBA, or EMBA-level qualifications can be accredited, and they are required to attend the CAS international Business Strategy or CAS International Leadership as foundational modules.
MODULE 1B – SPECIALIZATION MODULE (5 ECTS)
Module 1B is only required and relevant for students aiming to transition into the DBA doctorate studies at Silpakorn University without the prior MAS International Management. The following options are available for Module 1B:
MODULE 2 – CORE MODULE (15 ECTS)
The MAS International Management and Doctor of Business Management DBA degrees typically begin with a core module, in which the students come together in intercultural teams to investigate and process questions of international and intercultural management in a conceptually and theoretically sound, constructive, and empirically correct process. It equips the students with a solid, current, and practice-oriented management toolkit to aid them in mastering the international and intercultural challenges of their professional and private lives.The core module is hosted in the form of dedicated «Joint Study Weeks Lucerne» at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – School of Business and includes students from Silpakorn University.
MODULE 3 – FOCUS MODULE (15 ECTS)
Students intending to pursue the DBA from Silpakorn University are required to take part in the Joint Study Weeks Bangkok at Silpakorn University, where they learn the analytically sound and empirically correct ways of analyzing practice-oriented research topics. This makes the Joint Study Weeks Bangkok an immediate preparation for their work on their doctoral research.
Students pursuing only the MAS International Management and not the DBA from Silpakorn University are instead advised to attend the CAS International Leadership, in which they will acquire more advanced practices and options for effective and focused performance in international and intercultural leadership constellations.
MODULE 4 – DEGREE LUCERNE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS
The final Lucerne Module 4A includes the work on a Master’s dissertation (15 ECTS) as the required final step on the road to the MAS International Management. With their dissertations, the students show that they have acquired a comprehensive insight into international business development and leadership practices in intercultural contexts. They do so by developing a solution for a relevant practice-centric research challenge.
For students pursuing only the Doctor of Business Administration DBA without the combined MAS International Management, the course ends at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts - School of Business with a thesis proposal (10 ECTS, Module 4B) in accordance with the academic requirements of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the entry requirements for the Doctor of Business Administration DBA at Silpakorn University.
MODULE 5 – DEGREE SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY
In Module 5, the aspiring Doctors of Business Administration complete their doctorate at Silpakorn University. Module 5 is therefore only relevant for students intending to obtain a DBA degree from Silpakorn University.
With their DBA thesis, the doctorate students show that they can pursue a practice-oriented research object at an advanced scientific level. The thesis must be written in English.
The students are informed about and trained in the relevant standards over the course of their studies.