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College of Management Mahidol University (CMMU) - Healthcare and Wellness Management


Master Degree Program

The International Program at CMMU aims to develop organizational leaders with up-to-date knowledge and skills in management to deal with dynamic global changes through a combination of relevant research and practical learning.


Transform yourself into a professional health & well-being leader. In the healthcare & wellness industry, it is essential to have a combination of management and communication skills, along with truly understanding industry and customer insights. The healthcare & wellness industry is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors globally. The Healthcare & Wellness Management (HWM) program provides you with cutting edge healthcare & wellness industry knowledge, professional management and people skills, which are required for successful leaders.

The HWM program’s mission aims at providing existing & future healthcare professionals the business knowledge & leadership skills necessary to make significant improvements in the quality & efficiency of care delivery in an ever changing industry. The program is designed to develop outstanding leaders in healthcare & wellness industries, in collaboration with leading practitioners Siriraj and Ramathibodi hospitals, to elevate managerial skills at both industry and corporate levels. At the big picture level, the courses provide an understanding of the entire picture of healthcare systems, health policy, key players, and health payment systems. Throughout the program, we also offer exceptional knowledge in managing healthcare and wellness organizations, especially managing different professionals with various approaches to achieve effective results while maintaining good relationships within the companies and within the supply chain. Our comprehensive program offers distinctive practical knowledge, trends, and business opportunities.

  • Learning from experts and successful leaders
  • Practical learning
  • Strong networks in the healthcare industry
  • Several company visits


  • Medical professionals, clinicians:physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and medical technologists who will pursue the top management level in their organizations.
  • Professional management positions in healthcare & wellness companies:Sales & marketing, business development, finance, supply chain, information technology in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and medical supplies companies.
  • Current or future entrepreneurs in healthcare & wellness business:including anti-aging centers, medical spa, aesthetic clinic, fitness and wellness center, health startup application, nursing home, nursing school, rehabilitation center, medical device support, cosmetic business, nutrition and supplement.
  • Students with bachelors or master’s degree in any field who are interested in enhancing their capabilities and skills.


  • CEO, managing director, leaders of healthcare & wellness businesses
  • Medical director, nursing director in a hospital
  • Successful entrepreneur, i.e., nursing home, elderly care home, medical spa, wellness center

Contact and Enquiries

CMMU regular business hours
  • Open 10.00 - 18.00 Weekday
  • Open 08.30 - 16.30 Weekend
Tel: (66) 02 206 2000 Ext.3204, 3209
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Assistant Professor Dr. Prattana Punnakitikashem, Program Chair of healthcare and wellness management, organized a field trip for CMMU International Program Masters’ students to visit Arom D Spa as part of Healthcare Operations management course.

Khun Pongpat Tantivashinchai, investment director of Navis Capital Partners, board of director of Nitipon Clinic shared his valuable knowledge and experience on aesthetic clinic, anti aging business management with our healthcare and wellness management students.

The healthcare and wellness management program provides students opportunity to have strong network in the heatlhcare industry. Students meet classmates and guest speakers with different occupations, including, healthcare business owners, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, which help to broaden perspectives in many ways.

Nothing is better than experiencing and learning from the real case examples. Several company visits are included in program every semester. It is a great opportunity to learn the success and failures of creating emerging healthcare and wellnesss business and innovative management of top organizations.


Learn more about CMMU


Miss Lawanworn Broese van groenou

Phamacist DKSH (Thailand) Limited

Mr. Kuhn Sucharitakul

Founder of Paccaya Foundation Healthcare and Wellness Management student

Ms. Xiaoyu Fu

Marketing Manager Jong-Thai Jianming Eiw Ea (Group) Co.Ltd.

Miss Tipruethai Kwakong

Hospital supervisor Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Miss Punyanuch Wongpittinun

Phamacist Johnson & Johnson

Ms. Ei mon Mon

Chief Executive Officer Chan Myae Myittar Hospital

Miss Piracha Silpsrikul

Supervisor, Regulatory Affairs DKSH (Thailand) Limited

Mr. Tavit Lumskul

General manager FS EXIM Co., Ltd.

Mrs. Chutima Kengpeam

QA Manager & SHE officer Roche Diagnostics Thailand Co., Ltd.
  • Curriculum Structure

    Plan A
    Thesis Plan
    Plan B
    Thematic Plan
    1. Pre-Courses None Credit None Credit
    2. Required Courses 21 Credits 21 Credits
    3. Elective Courses 9 Credits 18 Credits
    4. Thesis 15 Credits -
    5. Thematic Paper - 6 Credits
    Total Credit 45 Credits 45 Credits
    Required Courses (21 Credits)
    • Strategic Marketing Management
    • Financial Management
    • Asian Economy in the Global Context
    • Managing People in Organizations
    • Managing Business Information and Emerging Technologies
    • Strategic Management
    • Decision Skills (for thematic paper track only)
    • Business and Management Research (for thesis track only)

    Elective Courses

    Plan A: Thesis Plan (Total 9 Credits)
    3 Required Elective Courses
    • Emerging Healthcare & Wellness Business
    • Leading and Managing Healthcare Organizations
    • Principles & Concepts of Health Systems and Health Policy

    Thesis (Total 15 Credits)

    Plan B: Thematic Plan (Total 18 Credits)
    3 Required Elective Courses
    • Emerging Healthcare & Wellness Business
    • Leading and Managing Healthcare Organizations
    • Principles & Concepts of Health Systems and Health Policy

    + 2 Free Elective Courses within the specialization

    • Seminar in Contemporary Health Care and Wellness Management
    • Operation Management
    • Soft Skill Development
    • Business Planning
    • Managerial Negotiation Strategy
    • Consulting Tools for Sustainability
    • Health Ethics, Law and Governance

    + 1 free elective course (from any specialization)

    Consulting Practice Topics (Total 6 Credits)
    • International Business (with Study Trip to Germany)
    • Leading for Success
    • Organizational Change
    • Employee Selection
    • Corporate strategy in Competitive Markets
    • Data to Intelligence
    • Retail to eTail
    • New Product Positioning
    • Consulting Tools for Sustainability
  • Course Description

    • Strategic Marketing Management

      Marketing, strategic analysis of markets, market research, consumer behavior, customer relationship management, corporate social responsibility, ethics, retailing, logistics, distribution channels, branding, advertising, events, public relations, omni channel and digital marketing, pricing, promotion, environment scanning, competitor analysis, new product development, product adoption, direct marketing, sales force

      Strategic Management

      Strategic management process, company stakeholder and policy, external environment analysis, Internal environment analysis, building competition advantage through function-level strategies, department strategy, competition and industry environment strategy, world environment strategy, organization strategy, vertical integration, diversification and strategic alliances, development, building and restructuring the corporation, designing organization structure, strategic control system design, matching structure & control to strategy, application of strategic change and case study analysis, Integration and of multidisciplinary knowledge

      Asian Economy in Global Context

      Microeconomics, demand and supply, elasticity, government policies, production and output, costs, perfect competition market, monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, game theory, market failures. Macroeconomic, measuring GDP, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, fiscal policy, business cycle, international trade, and international finance, the examples and cases of real situations happened in Asian economies

      Financial Management

      An overview of the financial management framework of a corporation; financial statement analysis; ethics of financial management; financial planning and forecasting financial statements; working capital management; time value of money; investment decision-making; interest rates and bond valuation; risk, return and the capital asset pricing model; cost of capital; valuation of stocks and firms; capital structure decision-making; distributions to shareholders; cash flow estimation and risk analysis; multinational financial management

      Decision Skills

      Frameworks for effective management decision-making, models and tools for decision makers, use of information for decision making, cultural, organizational, research skills for managers, psychological and ethical factors affecting business decisions

      Managing People in Organizations

      Individual behavior, personality type, values, attitudes and job satisfaction, role of motivation and performance, group behavior, emotional intelligence, communication and decision making, leadership, power and politics, organization structure, organization design, ethics and social responsibility, corporate culture and environment, cross-cultural management, planning and goal setting, organizational development and change

      Managing Business Information and Emerging Technologies

      Information systems from the business viewpoint; understanding of its business activities and information requirement, emerging technology, application systems to support stakeholders needs and enhance business value, information systems development, evaluation and selection

      Business and Management Research (Thesis Plan only)

      The basic structure of a research, the interdependence between research objective, research framework (in terms of variables studied and related hypothesis), and research methodology (in terms of methods of data collection, data measurement and data analysis). Sampling design, questionnaire design, interview, and experiment, Management and analysis for quantitative or qualitative data at basic and intermediate levels
    • Healthcare Policy and Provider Payment Systems

      Public health policy in health care and public health systems; approaches to health policy formation/analysis; development of policy and application health care issues, and how individuals and groups can influence the policy process.Tools/strategies for influencing health policy outcomes;the issue of health policy and regulation - the legal framework in the Thailand and/or ASEAN.The money flow through provider payment systems, the options for managing flows to encourage more cost-effective use of resources. Payment methods for hospital care, physicians, pharmaceuticals, and new technologies

      Quality Improvement & Improving Healthcare Delivery

      Overview of national healthcare delivery systems, the challenge facing the healthcare delivery system, ways of approaching care delivery improvement: quality improvement, managing healthcare organizations - managerial view of care delivery improvement, improving care through innovative models of delivery, redesigning health care delivery organizations

      Health Management Decision Making

      Decision-making frameworkin health care service organization, decision making modelingand techniques, statistics overview; variation; frequency distribution; probability; significance tests; estimation; data handling; simple operations research applications, statistical approach to rational administrative decision making. Problem-solving principle and technique

      Communication Skills for Health Care Executives

      Communication of health care executives with a wide range of internal and external groups. The competencies necessary to deliver successfully presentations in a variety of situations that involve subordinates, superiors, with the board, peers, and external constituencies. Analysis in challenging communication situations, prepare for contingencies, think on their feet, answer difficult questions and develop poise and confidence under pressure. Media management

      Health Care Innovation

      Overview of innovation in health care, science-based business and regulations. Designing /creating health care delivery services and experiences. Innovation process, methodologies/tools of innovation design, strategies/processes to ensure execution. Innovation in devices, innovation in biopharmaceuticals, innovation in care delivery

      Hospital Management

      Problems and major issues faced in managing hospitals. Concepts and theory in hospital management,planning, facility management, hospital accreditation, hospital risk management, laws and regulation, waste management, service marketing

      Seminar in Modern Health Care and Hospital Management

      Modern management with related to health care and hospital management, problem solving and analysis in management within healthcare organizations, experience integration from class participants and knowledge from management for problems encountered

      Research Methodology in Health Care Management

      Concepts, methodologies, procedures and process of health care management research. The research topics identification, hypothesis testing, data collection methods, tools to analyze, interpreting the results and conclusion; application of statistical tools for the hypothesis testing, regression analysis, correlation, multivariate regression analysis, and the time series analysis

  • Graduation Requirements

    Students who have satisfied the general requirements for admission or successfully transferred from Conditional Status will be admitted as Graduate Students. Successful completion of the Master's Program requires students to meet quality standards set by the College.

    • *Students must maintain status as active students during each trimester of study until graduation. Active status requires registration for a minimum of three (3) credit hours in a trimester.
    • Students must earn an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in their Master's degree program.
    • Students must pass a Written Comprehensive Examination to demonstrate their mastery of core material in the CMMU management curriculum.
    • All students must demonstrate English proficiency prior to graduation: TOEFL ITP score of 520 which Is equivalent to TOEFL IBT 68, IELTS 5.0, or MU GRAD TEST 70.

Fee Structure

Item Enrollment Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Total
1. Matriculation - 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 175,000
2. Entrance Fee 38,000 - - - - - 38,000
3. Tuition Fee1 - 43,200 43,200 43,200 43,200 43,200 216,200
Total Academic Expenses 38,000 78,200 78,200 78,200 78,200 78,200 429,000

1. All students are required to achieve at least 45 credits. The fee (excludes textbooks) of 216,000 THB (4,800 THB/credit x 45 credits) charged for the Master of Management (International Program) is considered a "total program fee".

Fee Structure Document

Note: This information will be changed without further notice. Please keep in contact with Academic Affairs to confirm this document

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why choose the International Program at CMMU?
  • We keep class size small to allow for interaction and practical learning activities
  • We offer flexible study times (evenings and weekends)
  • We provide study abroad opportunities at more than 30 partner universities worldwide
  • We offer double degree and dual degree options in France and Australia
What are the advantages of studying in the International Program at CMMU?
In a nutshell:
  • Practice English, the global language of business, science and culture, while studying business. Five semesters of everyday exposure means, your English ability will improve quickly.
  • Improve your job opportunities with multinational companies. It is increasingly common for MNCs to replace expats with locals. A diploma from the International Program signals that you have an international mindset and English proficiency.
  • Improve your job opportunities with Thai companies seeking to expand abroad.
  • Share classes and make friends with our many exchange students. In many of the elective courses, a third of the students are from abroad, leading to a stimulating, multi-cultural classroom environment.
  • Have the experience of a lifetime studying abroad for one or two semesters at one of our nearly 40 partner schools around the world.
  • Earn a dual degree with our affiliated schools: With one or two semesters abroad, you can earn a second Master’s degree from three prestigious universities: UTS (Australia), Macquarie University (Australia), and Toulouse University (France).
  • Have a chance to attend a business project competition with our company partners such as Unilever and have an opportunity to work with them as a management trainee.
  • Our international team of faculty members come from a variety of countries such as Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Thailand and the U.S. They have PhD degrees from well-known universities in Europe, the US and Australia, and actively publish in high-quality journals. Many have also taught at foreign universities and have industry experience.
  • For those of you considering further studies or working abroad in the future, having a diploma from an English-language program improves your chance of admission.
I intend to work for a Thai company serving mainly the Thai market after graduation. Do I lose anything in terms of learning how to do business in Thailand if I study in the International Program?
No. Even though the language of instruction is English, our faculty use a mix of local and international examples. Using Thai examples can be useful to make the class topics more relevant. It should be said, however, that most of the frameworks, theories and best practices of business are universal. Our primary goal is to change the way you think and how you approach business problems, not to teach you details of the local market. There are also situations where international examples are preferable, for instance, to illustrate cutting edge management thinking from innovative companies around the world.
I’m not sure if my English is good enough. Will I have a problem doing the course work?

As part of our admissions process, you will take a language test and also come for a face to face admissions interview. We are not looking for perfect English but we want to ensure that English will not be an obstacle to your successful completion of the program. If we think that your level of English is not sufficient we will recommend that you take English classes.

Which should I choose: CI, IS, CP/Thematic Paper or Thesis?
Independent Study (IS)
Can be a study of a specific company or case, or it can be broader, such as exploring a business opportunity or trying to understand motivations or satisfaction.

Each of these options (CP, CI, IS) add up to six credits, whereas a thesis is 15 credits, and is expected to be a more comprehensive project.


A thesis requires a literature review of past relevant work, and then original research is conducted by the student and presented to an academic committee. Anyone potentially interested in Ph.D. study should consider either the IS or thesis option. Students with a full scholarship are required to write a thesis.

When can I consider going on exchange at one of CMMU’s partner universities?

Students should pass the comprehensive exam before they consider going on an exchange program. The best time for exchange would be term 4 or term 5.

My job does not allow me to go on exchange abroad for a full term. Are there any short-term exchange opportunities?

Yes. Several of our partner universities offer short-term exchange opportunities for one week, or two weeks, or 1 month. CMMU also offers an international study trip as part of a CP Course on International Business

Why a double degree?
  1. Earn two degrees.
  2. Get a competitive edge and a better job when you graduate
  3. Obtain two degrees in only 5 terms (depending on the institution)
  4. Study in an international environment that will provide you the soft skills you need to boost your career
  5. Enjoy studying and living in a different environment.

For more information

Contact Our Educator

10th Floor MU Building
69 Vipawadee Rangsit Road
Samsennai, Phayathai District,
Bangkok, Thailand 10400

Tel: (66) 02 206 2000
Ext.: 3204
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  • Monday - Friday 10.00 - 18.00 hrs.
  • Saturday - Sunday 8.30 - 16.30 hrs.
  • 02 206 2000 ext. 3204

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