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Dusit International Establishes Mini MBA Programme

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Dusit International has invested US$ 100,000 on a six-month Mini MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme in Hospitality Management. The programme, developed by Dusit Thani College (DTC) and Dusit Executive Development Centre (DEDC), is provided to executives who have the potential to take on future senior leadership roles in order to assist Dusit International’s global expansion.

This new established programme is designed to refine the skills of Dusit International’s executives based in Thailand. 29 participants have so far been selected and come from all disciplines and levels throughout the company including Rooms Division, Food & Beverage, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, Design, Legal, Education, and Development.

The course combines core subjects in hospitality management, including Business Economics in Hospitality, Managing Human Resources and Leadership, Managerial Accounting and Corporate Finance, Marketing Management, and Hotel Management. The course is conducted in Thai and English by renowned hospitality professors, local and international, who are experts in their fields. The credits from this course will be able to transfer to MBA in Hotel and Restaurant Management Programme according to rules and regulations of transfer experiences of College.

Ms. Veera Padpattanapanich, Rector, Dusit Thani College, said, “It is important to provide participants the knowledge to keep themselves and our company competitive. We believe that this course will enrich them a fresh insight on management, broaden their vision and the hospitality best practices. Our courses are not only informative but applicable to their work which will support them to progress in their profession.”

Mr. Justin Lee, Vice President Talent Management, Dusit International, said, “With Dusit’s global expansion, we need to prepare our people for challenges ahead. Human talents are the fundamental elements of hospitality services, and it is our priority to develop their talents to help us strive for excellence. We are a company that values education, and have always been committed to providing the best to our employees – this is yet another step towards this vision.”

Started in September 2009, the Mini MBA programme was developed by one of Asia’s finest hospitality institutions, Dusit Thani College, in cooperation with Dusit’s distinguished training centre, Dusit Executive Development Center, which was established to provide top-level executive training courses and customised programmes to individuals and various organisations specialising in, or dealing with, the hospitality industry.

“If Thailand is to be among the world's leaders in the hotel and hospitality industry, the education and training of staff would be of the highest importance,” said Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, Dusit Group's Founder and Honorary Chairperson, over 60 years ago when Thailand was still in its infancy in the field of tourism and travel.

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