Thammasat Business School has received the “Best Lifelong Learning Initiative Award 2021” presented by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), a global accreditation body in MBA programmes, and Business Graduates Association (BGA), a global accreditation body in business school from the UK for introducing “Thammasat Model”. Thammasat University was the one and the only institution in Thailand and ASEAN to be ranked in the top 6 finalists.
Thammasat Model is one of the courses in the Integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Program (IBMP or 5-years Program). The third-year students with business and accounting skills will be sent to the community having the professors as the project advisors.
This initiative helps to promote the necessary lifelong learning skills for the community in order to enhance the career and quality of life. The three pillars of the “Thammasat Model” are students, communities, and industry.
Professor Dr Ruth Banomyong, the Dean of Thammasat Business School, explained, “Thammasat Business School has encouraged students and graduates to apply the knowledge for improvement and development in each business sector, including the enhancement of community-based livelihood in order to create an impact thoroughly and sustainably on the global society. Hence, we have joined the Government Savings Bank and the Community Partnership Association (Puenchumchon) from Rayong Province to initiate “Thammasat Model” project as the prototype and guide to enhance the community enterprises.”
“The core principle of this model is to learn throughout life and sustainably. Students have been sent to over 170 community projects until now.”
“I feel so proud that Thammasat Business School is the first and only school in Thailand and ASEAN who has been nominated and won the Silver Award for “Best Lifelong Learning Initiative 2021” from Association of MBAs (AMBA), a global accreditation body in MBA program, and Business Graduates Association, a global accreditation body in business school from the UK. It has shown the new innovation of teaching extends its effectiveness not only to the level of students but also faculty, organization and external community,” said the Dean.