About Us

History

Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management is one of the subdivisions under Mahasarakham University. The faculty, firstly known as “An Establishment Project of Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management”, had proposed a draft of a bachelor degree in tourism and hotel management program (four-year program) during 2000 – 2001 before the first class started in June, 2001.

Academic Year of 2001

  • The first class started with 185 students.
  • The number of activated lecturers and staff-members was 11 people.
  • Ajarn Thanet Srisatit, the founder, was assigned an acting dean of “An Establishment project of Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management”. Later, the project had been officially approved and renamed “Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management” by Mahasarakham University Council at a meeting no.10/2004 on October 29th, 2004, before a university’s order was given to assign Ajarn Thanet Srisatit the dean of Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management on November 10th, 2004.

Academic Year of 2004

  • Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management formally commenced a Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management Program (four-year program).
  • Total number of the student was 1,096.
  • There were 16 full-time lecturers and 14 supportive staffs.
  • There were 116 students graduated as the first generation (Chaba gen.1).

B.E. 2549 (2006)
A new program was drafted and known as “Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management (International Program/a revised program B.E.2549)”. This program was formally approved by Mahasarakham University Council on June 29th, 2006 and offered to the first group of 13 students in 2007. On the same date, a Master Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management Program (a new program B.E 2550) was also drafted and approved by the university council.

B.E. 2549 - 2550 (2006 - 2007)
A Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management Program (B.E. 2544) was developed and approved by Mahasarakham University Council on March 30th, 2007.

B.E. 2007 (2007)
A new more program, a Doctoral Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management Program (a new program B.E. 2550), was drafted and approved by the university council.  Finally on May 25th, 2007, two graduate programs were formally offered to 25 graduate students. 

B.E. 2551 (2008)
Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management officially offered 2 bachelor programs as follows:
Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management Program (a revised program B.E. 2550)
Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management (International Program) (a new program B.E. 2549)
… and 2 graduate programs as follows:
Master Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management Program (a new program B.E.2549)
Doctoral Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management Program (a new program B.E.2550)
There were totally 2,215 students including 2,158 undergraduate students and 57 graduate students.
There were totally 55 staff-members including 36 full-time lecturers and 19 supportive staffs.

List of the Dean of Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management

  1. Ajarn Thanet Srisatit                                          Acting Dean            2001 – 2004
  2. Asst. Prof. Thanet Srisatit                                   Dean                       2004 – 2008
  3. Ajarn Yuwadee Tapaneeyakorn                         Acing Dean             2009
  4. Asst. Prof. Somchart Maneechote                      Dean                       2009 (2 months)
  5. Ajarn Yuwadee Tapaneeyakorn                         Acing Dean             2009 (2 months)
  6. Asst. Prof. Surachet Chettamas                          Dean                       2009 – 2012
  7. Asst. Prof. Somkiet Poopatwiboon (Ph.D.)         Acting Dean            2012 (2 months)
  8. Asst. Prof. Somkiet Poopatwiboon (Ph.D.)         Dean                       2012 - Present

 

Philosophy

To promote the personal growth and development of all students in an environment that emphasises fun, effective real world learning and meets the educational & personal needs of students through effective teaching, academic advising, educational excellence & development. To assist in developing students to integrate applied learning, theory, human & cultural understanding, creativity and research to solve real-world problems in their chosen career path. To research, promote & operate within a sustainable tourism & hospitality business environment & to give students an educational experience that is distinctive, develops & encourages excellence in learning Thai & International cultures, academic resource, vocational speciality & International achievement. 

 

Strategy

Promote a positive image of Mahasarakham University to be well-known in both national and internal contexts.

    1. Construct the effective administration system and mechanism following the good governance.
    2. To be the heart of tourism and hotel study with well preparation for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
    3. To maintain and promote the local art and culture worldwide.
    4. To be the educational center and academic service provider for local communities in the Northeast.
    5. Supply the quality graduate with local identity and Thainess, as well as universally professional skill.
    6. To conduct the research to construct the knowledge body with positive impact on the community.
    7. To prepare the buildings and create the supportive environment for the faculty and university missions.
To construct the effective administration system for the ISO 9001:2008 certification.

 

 

Administration Structure: Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management Mahasarakham University

 

Vision

To strengthen the students’ academic knowledge base with the aim to supply communities with graduates well-trained in tourism and hotel management who have attained the highest of professional ethics, morality and courtesy. To support the community with academic services and research whilst conserving the Thai/ Isan local culture and wisdoms. And to be well-prepared for international achievement & service.