FAQ (English)

Do You Have Questions About the MBA Programs and How to Apply?

Q. I would like to take the MBA Regular program but would like to take classes during in the evenings or weekend, is this possible?
A. The MBA Regular program is held during regular public office hours so classes are not held after hours.
Q. Does the MBA English program have classes during the weekend?
A. The MBA English program currently has only courses during the evening?
Q. Does the MBA program have program minors to choose from?
A. The MBA program does not have minors and graduates will be conferred a MBA.
Q. When applying to the MBA program is the average GPA on my bachelor’s degree considered?
A. The MBA program does not consider the average GPA from your bachelor’s degree regardless of the field of study.
Q. For work experience, if I have worked at different places can I add up my work experience from the different places to count towards the minimum work experience?
A. Yes, you can add up your work experience from many places to count towards the work experience requirement. However, the work experience has to be after the degree completion date on your transcript.
Q. How many applicants will be qualified for interview session for both English and young executive?

A. It depends. We are not able to specify the number of applicants who will be qualified for interview session of any programs each year.

Q. How many parts does the CU-BEST exam have?

A. Currently, the CU-BEST has two parts. There is a business analysis section and a math section, divided into 50 percents. The CU-BEST (Thai) full score is 500 and the CU-BEST (English) full score is 400.

Q. Is there a limit in the number of test takers who can register for the CU-BEST exam? If the registration is full, can someone still register?

A. There is no limit in the number of registrants for the CU-BEST exam. However, if the time slot is full, then more test takers will not be able to enroll.

Q. I have registered for the CU-BEST but cannot pay on time. What can be done?

A. Registrants must apply and pay within the last day of the pay period.

Q. I already paid for the CU-BEST exam but afterwards I learn that I cannot take the exam. Can I get a refund?

A. The CU-BEST test center does not have a refund policy and does not permit the changing of the CU-BEST times.

Q. Can a calculator be used during the CU-BEST.

A. A calculator cannot be used during the CU-BEST.

Q. How long after the CU-BEST exam will the test taker get the exam results?

A. The scores should be announced about 3-5 days after the exam. The test taker should also receive the results 1-2 weeks through the mail after the exam.

Q. Will the CU-BEST exam results be sent to my home.

A. 1-2 weeks after the exam, the CU-BEST results should be sent home.

Q. How do I find out more about CU-TEP?

A. You can find out more by visiting the Chulalongkorn University Academic Testing Center  www.atc.chula.ac.th

Q. If I have the results from the CU-BEST, do I still need to take the CU-TEP?

A. Applicants need results from both CU-BEST and CU-TEP when applying. The exception is the MBA executive which requires only CU-TEP.

Q. What type of CU-TEP should I take? I saw that there is a Speaking type too.

A. It is necessary to take the standard CU-TEP. We do not take the Speaking type into consideration.

Q. Can I use the TOEIC in lieu of the CU-TEP?

A. You can only use the TOFEL and IELTS which are more comparable in lieu of the CU-TEP, not the TOEIC.

Q. If my CU-TEP score is 1-2 points below the minimum, will this still comply?

A. The applicant needs to meet the CU-TEP score minimum when applying.

Q. Exchange program is for 2nd year of MBA?

Answer : Exchange program students must pass the required subjects before going aboard. Thus, going as 2nd year is the best timing.

Q. For the GBT Program, what if I need to work on regular basis (Mon-Fri) is it possible to be attending the GBT?For the GBT Program, what if I need to work on regular basis (Mon-Fri) is it possible to be attending the GBT?

Answer : If you attend the GBT program, you have to go abroad around 6 months (Jan-June). So it might be hard to work on regular basis during the period.

Q. After become MBA students, what criteria used for selection in GBT program? If not able to entry GBT, is there an exchange program? What criteria / countries?

Answer : For the global opportunity, we provide two programs: GBT and Exchange. If it is impossible for you to entry GBT program, may the Exchange program would suit you. You can check out more information of both programs at https://mba.cbs.chula.ac.th/international-opp/

Q. After 1st semester started, can we switch class period between batches of Young Executives program?

Answer : No, you cannot. If you would like to change the batch, you have to run the whole process again to apply.

Q. Does the MBA English program have classes during the weekend?

A. The MBA English program currently has only courses during the evening.

Q. Does the MBA programs have program minors to choose from?

A. The MBA program does not have minors and graduates will be conferred a MBA.

Q. When applying to the MBA program is my average GPA score on the bachelor’s degree considered?

A. The MBA program does not consider your average GPA score from the bachelor’s degree regardless of your field of study

Q. For work experience, if I have worked at different places can I add up my work experience from the different places to count towards the minimum work experience?

A. Yes, you can add up your work experience from many places to count towards the work experience requirement. However, the work experience has to be after the degree completion date on your transcript.

Q. If the applicant works from home or as a sole proprietor can this be used as work experience?

A. Yes, this can be used. The applicant should have supporting documents (e.g. commercial registration papers). This would increase favorability from the committee

Q. What if the applicant does not have a document certifying work from the employer or the employer does not write such a document?

A. The applicant can use documents equivalent to this such as pay stubs, work result, or other documents which show this work.

Q. What if the applicant’s CU-BEST and CU-TEP scores are high, will this have an effect on the applicant’s success?

A. If there are many applicants, then the committee will see this as favorable.

Q. If the applicant would like to apply to the MBA (English) can the CU-BEST (Thai) be used?

A. The CU-BEST (Thai) can only be used for the MBA (Thai) program.

Q. What if I took the CU-BEST many times what score would be used?

A. The highest CU-BEST score will be taken into consideration.

Q. When I graduate from the program what will my degree certificate say?

A. The degree will say MBA without stating minors.

Q. What language should the letters of recommendations be written in, Thai or English?

A. The letter of recommendations can be written in Thai or English language for any of the programs.

Q.Besides standard criteria and working experiences, what are the criteria to select executive program student? As it depends a lot on the interview, what is expected?

Answer : The committee will consider from anything such as the qualifications, work experiences, study goals, visions, attitude, contribution in classroom.