International Technology and Innovation Management

KKUIC Graduate Admission
(Semester 2/2021)

M.Sc. in International Technology and Innovation Management
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021

M.Sc. in International Technology and Innovation Management 

The program focuses on producing Master’s graduates who have skills and creativity in innovation development that meet the present world’s consumer needs and can produce qualified research that is acknowledged globally and nationally. Meanwhile, graduates can extend and apply their research to a high-value tangible product in the commercial innovation industry and become knowledgeable and skillful next-generation entrepreneurs and workers in the modern industrial sector.

The program emphasizes integrating knowledge in sciences, technology and innovation, arts, and business administration. All instructions and activities are carried on in English to support both Thai and international entrepreneurs and business operators. This makes it able to effectively meet the regional growth of businesses and investments effectively. 

Students can choose to pursue the following areas of emphasis: 1) Marketing Channel Innovation, 2) Multimedia and Information Technology Innovation, 3) Food and Agricultural Innovation, 4) Environmental Sustainability and Innovation, and 5) Material Science Innovation. Please explore “What You Study?” and “Areas of Emphasis” tabs below for more information.

In the Study Abroad Track (optional), students can spend their last semester studying and conducting their research at 
University of Southern Denmark. This program has been established under the collaboration of International College, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Technology, and Science Park.

Career opportunities  

Master’s graduates can work as private business owners, advisors for product innovation and business operations, academicians and researchers in product development and innovation, and the founders of enterprises related to production, innovation, and business administration fields.

International Technology and Innovation Management (ITIM)

  1. Degree Requirements

To qualify for admission, a candidate should have a relevant degree on a Bachelor’s level, for instance:

Bachelor of Business Administration (any major areas)

Bachelor of Science/Technology (any major areas)

Bachelor of Engineering (any major areas)

Bachelor of Communication Arts/Arts (any major areas) 

  1. English Language Requirements

This international master’s degree program is entirely taught in English.  Therefore, a candidate should have sufficient English capacity to communicate effectively while pursuing this study program.  The candidate can prove his/her proficiency in English in many ways:

1) A candidate who is graduating (completed his/her Bachelor’s degree requirements) or has completed a related Bachelor’s degree program taught in English (an international program in Thailand or abroad) is exempt from submitting an English language certificate.

2) A candidate can submit an English language certificate directly to KKUIC.  The acceptable test results include IELTS (minimum of 5.5), TOEFL (minimum of 46-59).

3) A candidate without evidence of 1) and 2) can apply.  However, the candidate may be accepted to the program under the condition that he/she must pass the KKU Graduate School’s English language proficiency test by the end of the first semester.   

  1. Statement of Purpose (SoP)

An SoP demonstrates your academic background and your skills relevant to this degree program. It also involves your career goals and what you are aiming for.  A candidate must write an SoP (700-900  words) and submit this as part of their application. 

  1. Reference Suggestion

Two referees are requested to provide recommendation letters. The referees could be your lecturers or job supervisors.  You will be asked to supply the referee’s names and emails.  Our application platform will then automatically contact your referees.

  1. Program Duration and Fees

This program takes a minimum of 1.5 years (3 semesters), including coursework and an independent study/thesis and study abroad program (optional).

Thai students incur a tuition fee of 50,000 THB per semester.

International students incur a fee of 65,000 THB per semester (tuition fee of 50,000 THB plus international student fee of 15,000 THB).

  1. Important dates
Application periodNow until 31 October 2021
at https://applyic.kku.ac.th/login
Announcement of the list of
eligible candidates for interview
2 November 2021
In-person interview4 November 2021
Announcement of admission results5 November 2021
at https://www.ic.kku.ac.th
Student report and orientationTo be announced.
Beginning of the semester7 December 2021

  1. Procedure and Important Documents

Start your request for admission to a master’s degree program following this link: https://applyic.kku.ac.th/. Generate a user account to access the KKUIC application platform.  Then, upload electronic documents to support your application. The required documents are:

1) A photo size 3X4 cm with no hat or sunglasses, taken within 6 months.

2) A copy of ID card (Thai applicant) or Passport (Foreign applicant)

3) A copy of Housing registration (For Thai applicant only)

4) A copy of academic transcripts or an equivalent document

5) An English language certificate: IELTS, TOFEL, or an equivalence.

6) A statement of purpose (700-900 words in PDF format). Please upload this letter under “Other Document.”

M.Sc. in International Technology and Innovation Management provides 3 study plans with 5 electives modules, and an optional study abroad program.

Track 1: IS Plan (Plan B) This is a non-thesis program. Students also need to complete 6 required courses (18 credits), 4 elective module courses (12 credits), and an independent study course (6 credits).
Track 2: Regular Thesis Plan (Plan A2) This plan consists of 6 required courses (18 credits) and 2 courses selected from the list of elective modules (6 credits). Students also need to enroll in a thesis course (12 credits).
Track 3: Intensive Thesis Plan (Plan A1) This plan consists of a thesis course with a minimum credit of 36. The program may assign the study of some courses or non-credits courses.

Year 1 : First Semester

IC 317 003     International Business Development and Networking


IC 317 004     International Intellectual Property Law


IC 507 202     International Business Strategy


IC 507 208     International Brand Communication

Year 1 : Second Semester

IC 317 001    Technology Creativity and Innovation


IC 317 002    Project Management and Product Development


IC 317 891    Seminar in International Technology and Innovation Management (Audit)


IC xxx xxx     Elective Course


IC xxx xxx     Elective Course

Year 2 : First Semester

IC xxx xxx     Elective Course


IC xxx xxx     Elective Course


IC 317 897    Independent Study (6 credits)

Year 1 : First Semester

IC 317 003     International Business Development and Networking


IC 317 004     International Intellectual Property Law


IC 507 202     International Business Strategy


IC 507 208     International Brand Communication

Year 1 : Second Semester

IC 317 002    Project Management and Product Development


IC 317 891     Seminar in International Technology and Innovation Management


IC 317 005     Research Methodology in Technology and Innovation Management


IC xxx xxx     Elective Course


IC xxx xxx     Elective Course

Year 2 : First Semester

IC 317 899     Thesis (12 credits)

Year 1 : First Semester

IC 317 898     Thesis (12 credits)

Year 1 : Second Semester

IC 317 898     Thesis (12 credits)

Year 2 : First Semester

IC 317 898     Thesis (12 credits)

Study Abroad Track (optional)

Students can select either Plan A1, Plan A2, Plan B and spend their last semester studying and conducting their research at University of Southern Denmark. Students will enroll in the courses as stated below and/or other courses as instructed by the partner university.

Year 2 : First Semester

IC 317 021     Advanced Topics in Technology and Innovation Management


IC 317 022     Current Issues in Technology and Innovation Management


IC 317 023     Management of Technology


IC 317 024     Theories and Methods of Technological Change


IC 317 025     Sustainable Materials in Product Creation


IC 317 026     Consumer Product Testing and Optimization


IC 317 027     Smart Product Development


IC 317 028     New Business Establishment


IC 317 029     Global Entrepreneurship

Module 1 : Marketing Channel Innovation

IC 317 016Business and Consumer Analytics
IC 317 017E-Commerce, Technology, and Applications
IC 317 018Digital Media Design for Business Practices
IC 317 019International Retailing
IC 317 020Current Issues in International Commercialization and Innovation

Module 2 : Multimedia and Information Technology Innovation

IC 222 002Technology in Communication
IC 222 006Multimedia Production
IC 222 011Professional Image Management
IC 222 012Television Journalism and Broadcasting
IC 223 005Strategic Communications
IC 317 0063D Printing for Non-technical Innovators
IC 317 007Creativity, Digital Innovation, and Applied Design
IC 317 008Advanced Multimedia Communication

Module 3 : Environmental Sustainability and Innovation

IC 307 001Biodiversity and Conservation
IC 307 004Tropical Ecology
IC 307 005Applied Microbiology
IC 307 006Marine and Freshwater Environmental Biology
IC 307 101Environmental Planning and Management
IC 307 103Sustainable Development and Management
IC 307 107Climate Change and Renewable Energy
IC 317 009Natural Resources Technology and Innovation

Module 4 : Food and Agricultural Innovation

TE 034 612Food Safety, Regulation and Law
TE 035 031Introduction to Food Preservation
TE 035 600Hygiene and Safety in Food Service
TE 035 601Essential Knowledge in Food Technology 1
IC 317 012Introduction to Food Technology and Nutrition
IC 317 013Innovative and Product Development in Food Industry
IC 317 014Food Processing Technology in Food Industry
IC 317 015Quality Management System in Food Industry

Module 5 : Material Science Innovation

SC 007 001Nanotechnology and Innovation
SC 007 002Industrial Material
SC 523 462Polymer Processing
SC 523 418Introduction to Biomaterials
SC 502 252Introduction to Energy Science
SC 522 314Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 1
IC 317 0063D Printing for Non-technical Innovators
IC 317 009Natural Resources Technology and Innovation
IC 317 010Nanomaterials for Product Development
IC 317 011Frontier Biomaterials

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