Doctorate Admissions

As the academic affiliate of the European Global School (EGS) – PARIS in Thailand, Bangkok School of Management (BSM) serves as the official support center for EGS to offer opportunities for well-grounded and experienced professionals in various specialization fields of study and/or career to benefit from its Doctorate-through-Research (DTR) and/or Doctorate-through- Publication/Portfolio (DTP) programmes.

The DTR and DTP programmes allows those professionals who have not followed the traditional academic route toward a doctorate degree to nevertheless obtain the highest academic recognition for having undertaken and produced practically-based, innovative research, and independently developed their research and other related analytical problem-solving skills and subject knowledge up to the Doctorate level.

This may also include professionals entering higher education in mid-career, especially in practice-based disciplines such as management, education, public health, psychology, business administration, commerce, law, sciences and many more.

1. Substantial published work (published texts or creative output) that must be in the public domain prior to submission for examination for the award. Note that: The number of publications will depend on both the academic area and the type of publication included in the submission. Such publications may include academic papers, chapters, monographs, books, scholarly editions of a text, technical reports, creative work in relevant areas, or other artifacts.

2. Where the candidate is not the first author in co‐authored papers and there is no published statement as to the contribution of each author, the extent of their contribution should be normally be certified by at least one co‐author.

3. Normally, the majority of the publications should have been published, but it will be possible to include some publications which are in press or which have been accepted for publication.

4. Publications included in the submission for a PhD by Publication should not have been used in the submission for another research degree.

5. Publications should demonstrate that the quality, extent and level of research undertaken is at least equivalent to that expected of a traditional PhD student who has reached the end of the writing‐up stage.

6. An introductory section demonstrating that the published works contain unifying themes and comprise a coherent body of academic work that meets the requirements for the award of PhD.

Candidates intending to qualify for a doctorate degree at EGS-Paris should…

• Submit completed application form, along with the enrollment fee (first Installment) of 4,000 USD to Bangkok School of Management bank account (of the total 12,000 USD fee)
• Submit the required supporting statements (statement of intent) in the application form
• Submit all previous education qualification documents
• Submit One passport size photo (in formal attire)
• Submit Passport Copy (photo page) and/or Copy of National ID Card
• Submit a full cv including all publications and research outputs
• Submit a brief summary of the relevant publications and/or portfolio materials to be included in the final doctorate submission
• Compile and submit evidences of substantial body of work and skills that can be
considered to be the equivalent of a traditional PhD at the beginning of the writing‐up
• Be likely to meet the required standard for a PhD
• Include evidence of a unifying theme across the publications/outputs
• Include evidence of originality
• Include evidence of research skills equivalent to those expected of a traditional PhD
student in the relevant discipline

1. DR.EDWARD ROY KRISHNAN,M.A.Curr.& Instruc.(Michigan),M.B.A.,Ed.D.,Ph.D. Psych. (Paris)
3. DR. HERMANN GRUENWALD,Ph.D.Adult and Higher Education Administration, Master of Education – Professional and Continuing Education, Master of Business Administration (Finance), Master of Architecture, Dipl. Ing. (FH) (Architectural Engineering Degree)
4. DR. ANNA FAUNGFAH AMPONSTIRA, PhDinManagement,MBA,MA in Mass Communication, BA in English Communication

The role of the Supervisor:
The nominated supervisor will act in a similar role to that of a supervisor for a standard PhD Project, but with more emphasis on being a mentor to the candidate. They will act as a source of support and guidance during the preparation of the research material for examination (oral defense) and for administration of the examination (oral defense) process.

The supervisor will:

• Guide the candidate in the final selection of publications for inclusion in the submission;
• Support and advise on the development of the introductory section;
• Guide the candidate in relation to the coherence of the body of work to be submitted;
• Advise the candidate in relation to any research training requirements
• Make arrangements for the examination (oral defense), including nomination of the examining team
• Support the candidate through the examination (oral defense) process.

The examiners’ main tasks may be interpreted as to:

• Evaluate the intellectual merit of the candidate’s cited published and/or creative work;
• Establish if a satisfactory case is made for coherence between the publications/outputs;
• Assess the contribution to knowledge represented by the publications/portfolio and made apparent in any critical appraisal;
• Evaluate the rigor with which the candidate has contextualized and analyzed his/her publications/portfolio in any critical appraisal;
• Evaluate the appropriateness of the methods employed in the research and the correctness of their application;
• Assess the candidate’s contribution to the various phases of the research embodied in multi‐authored works;
• Establish the candidate’s ‘ownership’ of the published work and appreciation of the state of [historical and current] knowledge within the candidate’s research area;
• Assess the candidate’s research skills in terms of his/her potential as a continuing, independent researcher.

The following doctorate awards could be earned through the DTR or DTP options at BSM. The doctorate qualification is conferred by EGS-Paris; a French government recognized degree- granting body. The university is recognized by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, and is registered as a private higher education institute under the French Code de l’Education – Décret du 25 janvier 1876, Articles L. 731-2, L. 731-3 et L. 731-4.

• Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) – in wide range of fields such as Education, Business Management, International Business Law, International Relations, Psychology, Counseling, Public Health, Political Science, Sciences, Commerce, Arts, etc.
• Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A)
• Doctor of Education (Ed.D)
• Doctor of Psychology (Psych.D)
• Doctor of Management (D.Man)

DTR and DTP candidates are required to:

1. Submit stand-alone, and/or compilation of research-based-written-work (minimum 10,000 words and maximum 30,000 words) and/or scholarly-publication or portfolio with an introduction segment describing how all items in the compilation of previous publication as well as portfolio consistently demonstrate contribution to the existing body of knowledge and practice in a specialized field of expertise (minimum 5,000 words and maximum 10,000 words).

2. Defend the submission (scholarly work in the form of research paper, previous publication or portfolio) in front of a panel of expertise consisting of both internal and external examiners from both BSM and EGS (oral examination).

3. Demonstrate that he/she has thoroughly and critically investigated specific area of research and made an independent and original contribution to the existing body of knowledge as well as professional practice.

Examples of Materials acceptable for Publication Submission:

• Refereed articles or papers in journals
• Conference proceedings
• Monographs
• Books
• Chapters in books

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