College of Graduate Study in Management KKU


College of Graduate Study in Management (CGSM), the first autonomous degree-granting unit within Khon Kaen University, was approved by the University Council in March 1997. Prior to the inauguration of CGSM the first batch of 60 MBA students enrolled at the Faculty of Management Science, Khon Kaen University in March 1994.

To be consistent and align with the National Higher Education Plan, Khon Kaen University has policies to support developing Graduate Study and to meet the demand of the country and the region. The University Council approved CGSM’s plan to organize MBA programs at Bangkok Campus in 2000.

With the ultimate goal to upgrade the administrative potential of the people in Thailand, CGSM commits to provide educational opportunity at the graduate studies level in management, to conduct and support research related to business and administration and to extend its role in community outreach.

As part of Khon Kaen University, the University Council is the top governing body at the policy level of the whole university. At CGSM, the Board of Directors plays an important role as the policy board and the Executive Board governs CGSM at the operational level. The operation of CGSM is under the responsibility of the Dean and Associate Deans.

CGSM Policy Board

Sunthorn Arunanondchai
President of Policy Board

Chief executive officer of CP Land, the real estate company of CP Group, the largest Thai conglomerate with businesses in agricultural feeds, telecommunication and real estate.


Chainarong IndharameesupPolicy Board Committee

Chairman of Boyden Associates (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Former Executive Director of Krung Thai Bank PLC, a state-owned commercial bank, and advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand.

Pramote ChotimongkolPolicy Board Committee

Former Chief of Ombudsman of Thailand and former Deputy Permanent Secretary for Ministry of University Affairs.

Prof. Prinya Chindaprasirt, Ph.DPolicy Board Committee

Former President of Khon Kaen University. Currently working as a professor at department of civil engineering, Khon Kaen University.

Prof. Surasak Wongratanacheewin, Ph.DPolicy Board Committee

Dean of Graduate School, Khon Kaen University.

Suwan Walaisathien, Ph.DPolicy Board Committee

Former Deputy Minister of Commerce.

Veeravat Kanchanadul, Ph.DPolicy Board Committee

Former Dean of the Business Administration Faculty, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), and Senior Finance Executive of CP Group.

Asst. Prof. Denpong Soodphakdee, Ph.D.
Policy Board Committee

Vice President for Digital, Khon Kaen University

Assoc. Prof. Winit Chinsuwan, Ph.DPolicy Board Committee

Former Dean of College of Graduate Study in Management, Khon Kaen University.

Assoc. Prof. Lampang Manmart, Ph.DPolicy Board Committee and Secretary

Dean of College of Graduate Study in Management,

Khon Kaen University.

The College Administrators and Full – time teaching staff


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lampang Manmart (Dean)

Ph.D Communication Information Studies, University of Cranberra, Australia

M.Ed (Educational Technology), University of Tsukuba, Japan

Expertise: Organization Management, Strategic Planning, Knowledge Management


Dr. Sakchai Jarernsiripornkul (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs)

Doctor of Business Administration, The Asian Institute of Technology

Master of Business Administration, Robert Gordon University, Scotland

Expertise: Strategic Management, Marketing Management



Asst. Prof. Dr. Ruchirat Patanathabutr
(Associate Dean for International Affairs and Marketing)

Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Khon Kaen University

Ph.D. in Management (Second Class Honor), MBA, BBA, BNS (Second Class Honor)

Expertise: Strategic Management, Good governance and business ethics, Small and medium business management.


Asst. Prof. Dr. Chaw Wayoopagtr

Ph.D Agricultural Economics and Minoring in Applied Mathematics for Behavioral and

Management Sciences, Texas Tech University, USA

M.A. (Urban & Regional Economics and Mathematical Economics), The University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Expertise: Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Futures Market


Asst. Prof. Dr. Panutporn Ruangchoengchum

Doctor of Professional Studies, Central Queensland University, Australia

Master of Business (Operations Management), University of Western Sydney, Australia

Expertise: Operation Management, Quality Management, Business Management

Dr. Adchariya Auppakarakul

Ph.D. Organization Development, Assumption University

Master of Commerce in Finance, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Expertise: Appreciative Leadership, Personal Development, Changes and Development of Business Organizations, Positive Thinking Development


Dr. Amornwan Rungkoon

Doctor of Business Administration, The Asian Institute of Technology

MBA Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Expertise: Human Resource Management, Organization Management, Entrepreneurship


Dr. Bussagorn Leejoeiwara

Ph.D. Business Administration (Marketing), Assumption University

Expertise: Digital Marketing, e-Commerce, Business & Marketing Strategy Management


Dr. Pinyo Rattanaphan

Ph.D. Organization Development, Assumption University

Master of Business Administration, Virginia Polytechnic Institutes and State University, USA

Expertise: Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Psychology Founder of Thailand Appreciative Inquiry Network


Dr. Thanapon Wimoonard

Ph.D. Accounting, Mahasarakham University

M.Acc. Accounting, Mahasarakham University

Expertise: Managerial Accounting, Cost Management, Budget, Internal Control,
Corporate Governance, Accounting Information System, Auditing


The College of Graduate Study in Management is a leading MBA school at international standard, a learning institute which creates business networks and pursues excellence in management.


  1. To generate qualified graduates according to the national and international standard with moral and ethical behavior.
  2. To proceed the research and develop the curriculum and academic service for society based on the foundation of culture, solution, and enhance potential particularly in Northeast region.
  3. To provide academic service for community and society in order to develop a quality of life.
  4. To preserve arts and culture.
  5. To have an excellent management system which emphasize on staff and student quality, quality assurance, and a system of human resource management to generate the social responsibility culture.


  1. Producing graduates with desired qualifications that meet the requirements of the country.
  2. Establishing and developing of knowledge that responding and adding potential competitiveness of the country.
  3. Providing academic services based on community, government, and non-government participation.
  4. Integrating discipline, research, academic service, and community’s expert participation.
  5. Managing organization with the principle of good governance.

Organizational Culture

  1. Positive Thinking
  2. Creativity
  3. Ethics
  4. Discipline
  5. Enthusiasm and Dedication
  6. Volunteer Spirit
  7. Team Work