Chulalongkorn University is the oldest
and one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand.
Founded in 1917 by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI), the university
was named as a tribute to the king's royal father, King
Chulalongkorn (Rama V). Over a period of time, Chulalongkorn
University, or Chula for short, has grown to become
a full-fledged university. Today, Chula has eighteen
faculties, a graduate school, eleven research institutes,
three teaching institutes, and four affiliated institutions
with more than 2,800 faculty members.
The Chulalongkorn University campus
covers 500 acres in the heart of Bangkok, the capital
of Thailand. The campus is within reach of the major
business and financial district, as well as various
Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy
The Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy was established
in 1938. The faculty now contains five academic departments:
Accountancy, Commerce, Statistics, Banking and Finance,
and Marketing, which offer fifteen different majors
at various levels.
Currently, there are approximately
2,300 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students
enrolled. The faculty has a total of 135 full-time faculty
members. Furthermore, both the university and the faculty have excellent relationships with universities all over the world.
The Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy is also recognized
as having one of the best programs in the country. The
undergraduate programs are among the most competitively
sought out during the National University Entrance Examination.
Alumni from the undergraduate and graduate programs
have assumed significant roles in both the private and