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.

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

  • 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

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 academic year 2022, up to three full Ph.D. scholarships are available from the ASEAN Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue (ACSDSD). 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).


  1. for applicants from ASEAN countries (including Thailand), and
  2. the applicant must have been accepted by the CMMU Ph.D. program.

Those interested should apply for the Ph.D. in SL program first, as eligibility for the ACSDS scholarship will be assessed as part of the regular admissions process. The application deadline is on February 13, 2023

Worawan Prachyapinunt (Wan)


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