"As a teacher, I would like my students to take away a complete and well-organized body of knowledge in economics and finance, the ability to reason constructively through a sequence of logical steps, and the capability to translate theory into real-world practice."
Rattaphon is an associate professor in the School of Business at SOU. He also has teaching responsibilities in the economics program. His teaching and research interests include macroeconomics, financial economics, international finance, investments, behavioral economics and finance, applied econometrics, and business economics. His research has been published in Review of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Economic Studies, Review of Behavioral Economics, International Review of Economics Education, International Journal of Financial Markets and Derivatives, Review of International Business and Strategy, Management Research Review, and others. His research has been recognized with several awards from major conferences, such as the Academy of Management, the Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics, the Eastern Academy of Management, and the Midwest Academy of Management. Currently, Rattaphon is the coordinator for the Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics (CAFE), and he also oversees the International Exchange Program in the School of Business.
In which online programs do you teach?
What do you want students to take away from your classes? What do you want them to learn?
As a teacher, I would like my students to take away a complete and well-organized body of knowledge in economics and finance, the ability to reason constructively through a sequence of logical steps, and the capability to translate theory into real-world practice.
What advice would you give to those considering the online MBA program?
An MBA has long been considered one of the most predictable paths to success. Many MBA graduates benefit not only from a return on investment through salary increases, but also from in-depth knowledge, skills, and abilities for future professional success. SOU online MBA program provides students with considerable advantages, among which the most prominent one is the freedom to complete a graduate degree around career and family obligations (e.g., the ability to pursue an MBA while maintaining a career; completing and receiving an MBA without relocation; flexible scheduling options that balance school and work; and the online learning environment that is always available and accessible).
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
Irrational Exuberance by Robert Shiller.