Faculty of Economics

Master of Arts (M.A.) Program in Business and Managerial Economics (MABE)


Quick Information



Year Full-time




YearS PART-time


  • Top-Ranking Economics Program in Thailand and Worldwide
  • Always Up-to-date and Relevant Curriculum
  • Flexible Study Options



The MABE Office
Room 508/2, 5th Floor, Faculty of Economics

Chulalongkorn University

+66 2218 6215,
+66 2218 6296


Economics and Business – From the Start

The Master of Arts Program in Business and Managerial Economics (MABE) was the result of a series of intensive discussions among our founders with many academic professors, business people, and policymakers in various organizations, both in Thailand and abroad.  The conclusion was that there should be a master’s degree program that combined an understanding in both economics and business and also designed to reflect the changing environment.  Such a program not only became a viable alternative to traditional economics and business programs but also allowed access to more people who aimed to achieve practical skills from their education. Ultimately, MABE was established in 1997.  

Expanding Opportunities

MABE accepts applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a wide variety of fields, universities, and nationalities.  This practice expands the opportunities not only for those who would like to learn more about economics and business but also for students with different knowledge and backgrounds to share and gain new experiences from their colleagues.

WHY this program
at Chula


Top-Ranking Economics Program in Thailand and Worldwide

Chula Economics is currently ranked first in Thailand and the top 201-250 in the world by QS World University Ranking in economics.  Chulalongkorn University is the world’s top 100 universities for academic reputation according to QS World University Rankings 2021.  Our classes provide both theoretical knowledge and practical experience to make students stay competitive and in demand in the field. MABE’s instructors include academic professors and experienced business people and policymakers from the private and public organizations, both in Thailand and abroad.  This will not only greatly enhance our students’ views on how economics and business worlds operate but also allow our instructors and our students to share real-world experiences among them.


Always Up-to-date and Relevant Curriculum

Our class materials are continuously updated to reflect changes in local and global economics and business environments. This is very important as the economic condition and business environment keep changing with new factors constantly emerge. A combination of several teaching methods – including lectures, individual/group report, and assignment – are also employed to maximize the benefits to our students.


Flexible Study Options

At MABE, students can choose between a thesis and a non-thesis option.  A thesis option is for those who plan to continue their study at a higher level or to dig deeper into a given subject.  A non-thesis option is for those who would like to update/refresh themselves or for those who are looking to gain more knowledge and practical experiences to tackle more challenging tasks.  

MABE also offers full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years) programs.  The full-time program is suitable for those who would like to put all their efforts into their study.  The part-time program is for working people who would like to study and work at the same time.  As such, all part-time classes only meet on weekday evenings or weekends.

Such flexible options are designed to accommodate the different needs of our students.  For example, those who would like to continue their study, say for a Ph.D. degree, may choose a full-time program with a thesis option.  Working people who would like to update their skills and knowledge while keeping their current job may choose a part-time program with a non-thesis option.  

Intensive Courses

To better assist our applicants to study at MABE, intensive courses are offered.  The purpose of these intensive courses is to provide necessary knowledge in basic economics and econometrics for those who haven’t studied in these fields before.  These intensive courses are not required but they are strongly recommended for those whose background in economics is lacking or outdated.

Career Opportunities

Knowledge in economics and business in both theoretical and practical aspects does open an opportunity for many career choices. 

Examples are

  • Business owner or a decision maker in a business environment
  • Manager or a decision maker in a bank or a financial institution
  • Strategic advisor or consulting service in various fields
  • Policymaker in a public or government organization
  • Lecturer or instructor in a university


MABE’s admission procedure involves evaluating application materials and an interview.  There are also other requirements, such as an English proficiency test score. (see MABE website for details).  Successful applicants must meet all our requirements and pass through all the application processes.


The MABE Office

Faculty of Economics

Chulalongkorn University

Room 508/2, 5th Floor, Faculty of Economics

258 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

+66 2218 6215,
+66 2218 6296

ผลผลิตของจุฬาฯ คือ การผลิตบัณฑิต สร้างคนคุณภาพสู่สังคม

ศาสตราจารย์ ดร.บัณฑิต เอื้ออาภรณ์ อธิการบดี จุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย