Since Thailand economic crisis in 1997, the country was in economic difficulties, particularly the declining in country’s economic competitiveness. With this regard, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) established the Graduate School of Management and Innovation (GMI) in 2002 with a clear mandate on providing educations, conducting research and providing academic services in relation to business and management disciplines to the internal and external stakeholders. At the university level, KMUTT was the first public university in Thailand that changes its status to become an Autonomous University. During the past 40 years, KMUTT was focusing on teaching and research in the fields of engineering, science and technology. Foreseeing the fruitfulness and excellence of management in "Technology and Knowledge-Based Economy", KMUTT established the Graduate School of Management and Innovation (GMI) in 2002 aiming to integrate knowledge between engineering, technology and management to craft skillful qualified human resources who possess a strong specialized management fundamentals together with the necessary soft skills.
GMI focuses on the integrated curriculum that combines the utmost remarkable curricula of the university, which are science, technology, and engineering with modern and specialized management disciplines. This integrated curriculum will be viewed as a new management education paradigm. We believe that success of an organization in the technology and knowledge-intensive economy is vastly dependent on how to achieve integration between science and technology, engineering, and management science simultaneously. Our focus is to bridge the gap between technological education and management skills by offering Master Degree Programs with various areas of specializations.
We grow these values in our graduates; innovation to challenge new methods, ideas, and invention;leadership to be a leader with vision and morality; entrepreneurship to be a social change agent; and collaboration to get success in negotiation.
GMI is governed by the School Committee, which shall be responsible for the conduct of all school business. The component, authority, and responsibility of the School Committee is stated in the university act related to the School Committee. GMI School Board include three members outside GMI. Resolutions of the School Committee related to research, teaching, academic structures, and academic process, would be binding on the Dean, and that the School Board would be advisory to the Dean on resource matters.
Dean of GMI is appointed by the president through a nomination process, approved by the university council. Delegated authority from the president, Dean is responsible for managing school resources and implementing school plans, university policies and priorities. Dean is required to report biennially to the university executives on the school's achievements against the school strategic and operational plans. GMI has three Associate Deans and one Assistant Dean. At present, GMI has four curricula, each leading by curriculum chair and program chair.