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Doctor of Philosophy program in Sustainable Leadership

Stand Out from the crowd


The program aims at developing graduates who are able to contribute knowledge, research and management skills towards the solution of complex social problems.


CMMU's inter-disciplinary faculty are among the leading management researchers in East Asia who focus on leadership and sustainable development in the corporate, public, healthcare and education sectors.

Ph.D. Scholarships

Generous supports are available for highly qualified candidates through funds provided by the Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation as well as through CMMU.

Ph.D. Student Profiles

Discover the diverse backgrounds of CMMU Ph.D. students as showcased in their profiles, hilighting their unique journeys and experiences

Program Rationale

The Ph.D. in Sustainable Leadership (International Program) at the College of Management, Mahidol University (CMMU) responds to a growing demand for scholars and management practitioners in the multi-disciplinary field of sustainable development.

Apply to the PhD Program in Sustainable Leadership

The CMMU Ph.D. in Sustainable Leadership program emphasizes high standards and quality to benefit our students and graduates, now and in the future. The purpose of our admission procedure is to match qualified applicants with CMMU faculty advisors. We will treat your application confidentially.

The Ph.D. entrance tests, the TOEFL (iTP) test and the Analytical test, are conducted online.

Admission Schedule


    Admission Period: July 1-31, 2023

    Entrance Examination (Online) August 6, 2023
    Interview August 13-14, 2023
    Class Begin September 15, 2023
  • First Round

    Admission Period: November 1, 2022 - February 13, 2023

    Entrance Examination (Online) February 19, 2023
    TOEFL (iTP)
    10.00 - 12.00
    CMMU Analytical
    13.30 - 16.30
    Interview March 11-12, 2023
    Admission Result March 20, 2023
    Class Begin September 15, 2023
  • Second Round

    Admission Period: February 13 - June 12, 2023

    Entrance Examination (Online) June 18, 2023
    TOEFL (iTP)
    10.00 - 12.00
    CMMU Analytical
    13.30 - 16.30
    Interview July 1-2, 2023
    Admission Result July 10, 2023
    Class Begin September 15, 2023
  • Second Round

    Admission Period: Feb 13, 2024 - June 10, 2024

    Entrance Examination (Online)
    TOEFL (iTP) 10.00 - 12.00
    - CMMU Analytical
    13.30 - 16.30

    June 15, 2024
    Interview June 29-30 2024
    Admission Result July 11, 2024
    Class Begin September 13, 2024
  • First Round

    Admission Period: Nov. 15, 2023 - Feb. 12, 2024

    Entrance Examination (Online)
    - TOEFL (iTP) 10.00 - 12.00
    - CMMU Analytical 13.30 - 16.30

    February 17, 2024
    Interview March 2-3, 2024
    Admission Result March 14, 2024
    Class Begin September 13, 2024

Do great research
with great people

The PhD in SL program is directed by TSDF Chair Professor Dr. Philip Hallinger. The PhD program faculty includes the two most highlycited management scholars in Thailand. All PhD program faculty actively publish in international refereed journals and have successfully mentored PhD graduates. We have qualified faculty available to mentor PhD students on sustainability research in the management areas of leadership, strategy, innovation, finance, education, supply chain, marketing, organizational behavior, environment, community development, and human resources.

Ph.D. Scholarships

ASEAN ACSDSD Scholarships for Ph.D. studies in Sustainable Leadership

The Ph.D. program in Sustainable Leadership at CMMU is now actively recruiting qualified applicants in the inter-disciplinary field of managing and leading for sustainable development. Up to three full scholarships are available from the ASEAN Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue (ACSDSD) for qualified applicants from ASEAN countries. Scholarship students will conduct research on sustainability issues related to ASEAN societies from the perspective of any management discipline (e.g., leadership, marketing, supply chain, HR, strategy, finance) and in any sector (e.g., business, public, government, NGO, education). The application deadline is on June 12, 2023. For more information, see our website (link) or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Qualifications: master's degree with GPA of at least 3.5, English proficiency (IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL iBT 90+), and demonstrated research interest in Sustainability and ASEAN.

Application period: now - June 10, 2024

Worawan Prachyapinunt (Wan)


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