Khon Kaen University by Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy has developed a KKBS Lifelong Learning program in the form of credit accumulation. This KKBS PRE – MASTER DEGREE program instruction involves management skills for commercial entrepreneurs and innovations for students of KKU and anyone interested to develop their entrepreneurial potentiality. The program is aimed at creating new entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. When completed, students will receive a certificate that is equivalent to and officially considered as a master’s degree in management of commercial enterprises and innovation from Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy of Khon Kaen University.
February 1, 2021 at 13:30 p.m., at the 6th Floor meeting room, Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy of Khon Kaen University – the orientation for the KKBS Lifelong Learning under the KKBS PRE – MASTER DEGREE program to produce lawyers who are potential in business administration. The program is a collaboration of the Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy, the Faculty of Law, and Khon Kaen Chamber of Commerce. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided over the orientation and made an opening speech. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pensri Jaroenwanit, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy gave a reporting speech. Among the honored guests attending with 50 students were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maitree Inprasitha, Vice President for Education and Academic Service; Asst. Prof. Natthaphat Ananteerakul, Assistant to the President for Education and Academic Service; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chuchart Kamollert, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prapansak Chaweerat, Director of the Office of Academic Development and Administration; administrators and lecturers of the Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy.
After the Dean of KKBS’s reporting speech, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wanida Saengsarapan, Associate Dean for Academic Administration of the Faculty of Law gave the background of the program. “With the changing social context, the Faculty of Law sees that the lawyers’ roles do not just include the justice processes at the end of the stream. We discussed together how our graduates would possess knowledge of other sciences that enable them to enter their professions. Analysis of an integrated program with other sciences was done.”
The next speaker was Khun Kangwan Laowirotkul, General Secretary of Khon Kaen Chamber of Commerce, who talked about collaboration with the private sector to produce lawyers with business administration potentiality.
The Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy of Khon Kaen University sees the importance in enhancement of business competency to lawyers. Students choosing this program are told about the instruction process so that they are able to plan their studies accurately and appropriately. The instruction is based on the adjusted Master’s Degree Program (2019) in business administration, commercial and innovation entrepreneurs major that emphasizes experiences from experts from the private sectors in 5 3-credit courses including: leadership and organizational behaviors for entrepreneurs, finance for entrepreneurs and administrative accountancy, management of business strategies for entrepreneurs, seminars for commercial and innovation entrepreneurs and creation of new businesses.
Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University explained that following Khon Kaen University’s new vision in being a world class research and development university, there are the role of social and community dedication as well as the strategy to enhance progress and sustainability by administering changes under the KKU Transformation concept. The direction of administration of the university will be based on readiness for accepting freedom in knowledge and access to knowledge. The university must be ready to accommodate leaping changes in technologies and digital innovations especially when these deal with education, that must be also transformed in order for students and the people to have access to the learning resources. The principle concept is to develop former programs to become New-Paradigm programs that promote new styles of learning or Flipped Classroom, with an emphasis on the outcomes (Outcome-Based Education: OBE). There will be learning media by means of the online systems and the content of each curriculum adjusted to incorporate cross-disciplinary integration that accents necessary future skills. KKU is particularly expecting to build programs that incorporate job technologies and the ever-changing lifestyles as both degree and non-degree programs. Students are able to learn on campus or via an online system, which allows learning at anytime and anywhere. There will be a system enabling students to accumulate their credits for a degree later.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pensri Jaroenwanit, Dean of KKBS said that the life-long learning that is based on course and credit accumulation under the program to produce lawyers who are competent in business administration will also be a credit bank system. Law students are able to take business administration courses at the graduate level while they are studying at the undergraduate level. This is a new context of Thai education to integrate different disciplines together.
KKU President, Assoc. Prof. Charnchai added at the end of the orientation that the university thanks the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy as well as the Chamber of Commerce, Khon Kaen and the City Development of Khon Kaen for initiating this project, which meets KKU policy. “I believe that the outcomes will be double because we will have lawyers who know about businesses. When working at different companies, these lawyers will be able to assist in terms of law. Many may also want to turn to business and so the business will run well because they know about law. That means they have more choices in their life. We are grateful to our friends, especially KK Chamber of Commerce that will enhance the students with knowledge from real experiences. Students should pay attention well and collect the experiences that will add to the value of yourselves when you graduate. You have greater advantages than others.”
For those who are interested to continue their studies under this KKBS Lifelong Learning – In the academic year 2021, there are 2 programs that are based on the credit-bank system: KKBS PRE B (BACHELOR DEGREE and KKBS PRE M (MASTER DEGREE). Follow the news about these programs and information about qualifications and application from KKBS
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