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Master of Arts in Cooperative Economics (click to show the official documents)



Course Descriptions (graduated courses)


01125511 Advanced Cooperatives Doctrine and Cooperatives Principles 3(3-0-6)

Evolution of concepts, cooperative principles and philosophy and ideology from the beginning period up to present by comparing with other economic systems.


01125512 Advanced Cooperatives Economics 3(3-0-6)

Economic principles and theories as applied for any type of cooperatives, application of welfare economic in cooperatives.


01125523 Cooperatives Business Management 3(3-0-6)

Concepts of cooperative business management, cooperative business system and structure, cooperative business function, business environment analysis and strategic management.


01125524 Managerial Cooperatives Accounting 3(3-0-6)

Cooperative accounting system, analysis of cooperative financial statements for planning supervision and solving problems by study on financial statements and financial data, data development in accounting system, to be used for supervision, planning, and decision-making of cooperative administrators, field trip required.


01125525 Advanced Cooperatives Finance 3(3-0-6)

Role of financial management in cooperatives business, financial environment in cooperatives business, mathematical finance, ratio analysis, financial forecasting, profit planning, financial budgeting in cooperative business, working capital management, major sources and forms of short-term financing, decision involving long –term assets, sources and forms of long-term financing, financial structure and the cost of capital of cooperatives, dividend and patronage refund policy, failure reorganization and liquidation, insurance and life insurance in cooperatives business.


01125526 Information System for Cooperatives Business Management 3(3-0-6)

Cooperative management and information system, data for cooperative management and decision support system, information system development of cooperatives, data communication, internal and external data of cooperatives and information networks for cooperative management.





01125527 Advanced Cooperatives Marketing 3(3-0-6)

Cooperative marketing concept, linkage of marketing business and other businesses of cooperatives and other organizations, cooperative marketing activities, cooperative marketing management and strategies, government policies and impacts from international marketing to cooperatives.


01125528 Strategic Planning for Cooperatives Business 3(3-0-6)

Introduction to strategic planning, strategic planning process for cooperatives, strategic planning for various levels of cooperatives, strategic plan evaluation and control.


01125529 Law for Cooperatives Management 3(3-0-6)

Cooperative laws, civil and commercial law, criminal law and other laws related to cooperative operation and management.


01125531 Cooperatives for Community Development 3(3-0-6)

Principles and procedures in implementing cooperative institutions as a community development factor, relationship between cooperative institutions and other organizational institutions in community development projects, economic, social, education,  health, and administration, comparative study and application of cooperative community development in Thailand and some selected countries, field trip required.


01125541 Microeconomics and Macroeconomics Theory for Cooperatives 3(3-0-6)

Microeconomic  theory  relating to consumption, savings  investment  behavior of members. Macroeconomic theory relating to aggregate economy monetary and fiscal policy for cooperatives business management.


01125571 Advanced Quantitative Approach to Cooperatives Business Management 3(3-0-6)

Applications of mathematics and statistics to cooperative business regarding analysis in activities, dynamic programming, theory of games, inventory model, queuing model and simulation, investment decision, and uncertainty.


01125572 Statistics for Advanced Cooperatives Research 3(3-0-6)

Statistical techniques for data analysis in cooperative researches. Using computer programs to process and analyze data.




01125591 Advanced Research Methods in Cooperatives 3(3-0-6)

Principles and research methods in cooperatives, problem analysis for research topic identification, data collection for research planning, identification of samples and techniques. Analysis, interpretation and discussion of research result; report writing for presentation and publication.


01125593 Qualitative Research for Cooperatives 3(3-0-6)

Qualitative research methodology, developing qualitative research questions, cooperatives literature review, qualitative research design, collecting and the analysis of qualitative data, research writing and ethics.


01125595 Independent Study 3

Independent study on interesting topic at the master’s degree level, compiled into a report.


01125596 Selected Topics in Cooperatives 1-3

Selected topics in cooperatives at the master’s degree level. Topics are subject to change each semester.


01125597 Seminar 1

Presentation and discussion on current interesting topics in cooperative economics at the master’s degree level


01125598 Special Problems 1-3

Study and research in cooperative economics at the master’s degree level and compiled into a written report.


01125599 Thesis  1-12

Research at the master’s degree level and compiled into a thesis.



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