Masters of Business Administration

 Introduction

 

MBA is a general management degree taught from a global perspective that prepares students for a range of management careers. It is a full time, two-year program stretched over six trimesters. MBA students are required to complete 66 credits including 27 courses, 3 practicum and seminars, 8 weeks internship and a Graduate Research Project Report (GRP). 

 

Features

  • Unique Trimester System
  • Participative and student-centred teaching-learning
  • Research-based practices and real-time case studies
  • Seminar based teaching
  • Professional guest lecturers
  • Out-reach orientation and induction workshop
  • Wide ranges of specialization courses
 
 

 Admission

Eligibility for Admission

Anyone having a Bachelors degree or equivalent with 15 years of formal education (12 years of schooling and three years of graduation) in any discipline with minimum 45 percent of the aggregate marks or 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average in undergraduate level can apply for admission to MBA. Admission to the program is based on the academic promise of applicants as indicated by their academic records, statement of objectives, recommendations, scores on entrance test and performance in the personal interview and group discussions.

Admission Process

Submission of a complete application form, transcripts of all previous degrees (Bachelor, Certificate / plus two and SLC) and along with payment of admission test fee.  Applicants need to attend and pass on Central Admission Test. The test is designed to assess the applicants’ ability in verbal and quantitative reasoning, data interpretation and proficiency in the English language. After the applicants are short-listed on the basis of their score in the written admission test, need to attend an interview. Based on the sum score of written test, interview and academic degree, admission is granted on a merit basis. Enrolment is conditional upon completion of all admission formalities, furnishing required documents, and payments of fees.

Admission is taken twice a year, in March and August session. SOB has allocated 20% seats for scholarship candidates.

 

Session

Full Paying

Scholarship

Total

March

24

6

30

August

24

6

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fee Structure

 First Trimeste
 Second Trimester 
 Third Trimester 
 Fourth Trimester 
 Fifth Trimester 
 Sixth Trimester 
     Total         
 64,400
 39,400
 39,400
 39,400
 39,200
 51,200
  273,000

 

 

 Curriculum

The MBA students are required to complete 27 courses, and four practicum and couples of graduate seminars (equivalent to 66 credit hours). Students are required to complete 7 foundation and analytical tool courses (18 credits), 10 core and functional courses (20 credits), 2 capstone courses (6 credits), 4 concentration courses (8 credits), 2 electives (4 credits), and graduate research project, internship, seminars, and other projects (10 credits).


The first trimester is focused on developing the foundation required for learning the core/functional area and integrative courses.

The curriculum and course cycle of MBA (Regular)

Trimester I

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
STT 501 Business Statistics 3
ECO 511 Economic Analysis for Business 3
IMS 521 Management Information System 3
ACC 515 Financial Reporting and Analysis 3

 

Trimester II

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
MGT 541 Emerging Concepts in Management 2
COM 505 Managerial Communication 2
STT 502 Data Analysis for Decision Modeling 2
ECO 512 Macroeconomics and the Global Economy 2
MGT 542 OB and Leadership 2
COM 506 Communication Skill Practicum 1

 

Trimester III

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
ACC 516 Managerial Accounting 2
FIN 513 Financial Management 2
MKT 561 Marketing Management 2
MGT 543 Human Resource Management 2
RES 611 Business Research Methodology 2
IMS 522 E-Commerce Practicum 1

 

Trimester IV

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
MGT 544 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2
MGT 545 International Business 2
MGT 546 Operations and Service Management 2
ECO 512 Macroeconomics and Gobal Economy 2
  Concentration I 2
  Concentration II 2
MGT 547 Business Development Plan: Graduate Seminar 1

 

Trimester V

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
  Concentration III 2
  Concentration IV 2
  Elective I 2
  Elective II 2
MGT 548 Internship 3

 

Trimester VI

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
MGT 549 Business Environment Analysis 3
MGT 550 Strategic Management 3
RES 612 Graduate Research Project 3
MGT 551 Corporate Governance: Graduate Seminar 1

                                         

Concentration Areas 

Pokhara University offers several career-focused concentrations. These courses allow students to gain additional knowledge and skills on specific concentration areas. The students are required to select any four courses from any one of the following concentration areas.

Finance (4 courses of 2.0 credits each) 
FIN 632 Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN 633 Portfolio Management and Security Analysis
FIN 634 International Finance
FIN 635 Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
FIN 636 Management of Capital Investment Decisions
FIN 637 Corporate Financing Decisions
FIN 638 Working Capital Management
FIN 639 Financial Restructuring Strategy
Marketing (4 courses of 2.0 credits each)
MKT 662 Service Marketing Strategy
MKT 663 Marketing Research
MKT 664 Consumer Behavior
MKT 665 Promotions Management
MKT 666 Global Marketing
MKT 667 Strategic Brand Management
Management Science and Systems (4 courses of 2.0 credits each)
MSC 621 Business Processing Re-engineering
MSC 622 Total Quality Management
MSC 623 System Analysis and Design
MSC 624 Optimization Theory
MSC 625 Decision Support System
MSC 626 Supply Chain and Global Operations
MSC 627 Database Management
MSC 628 Business Simulation
Human Resource Management (4 courses of 2.0 credits each)
MGT 671 HRD Strategies
MGT 672 Compensation Management
MGT 673 Career Development Strategies in HRM
MGT 674 Employee Relations Management
MGT 675 Performance Management
MGT 676 International HRM
MGT 677 Seminar in HRM
General Management (4 courses of 2.0 credits each)
MGT 651 Organizational Development
MGT 652 International Management
MGT 653 Management Challenges in Emerging Economies
MGT 654 Conflict Management and Negotiation Strategies
MGT 655 Managing for Quality Improvement
MGT 656 Knowledge Management
MGT 657 Competitive Strategy
MGT 658 Seminar in General Management

 

Electives

The following courses have been identified for electives. These courses offer students the flexibility to customize their needs and meet their career interests and goals. These are basically sectoral and application courses which address the systematic integration across all of the business disciplines. Hence, a wide range of elective options may be offered by a college/school. A college/school can also develop and offer such sector-focused elective courses with the prior approval of the Subject Committee and the Dean. 

 

Electives (2 courses of 2.0 credits each)
MGT 681 Real Estate Management
MSC 629 Management of Technology
MGT 682 Tourism and Hospitality Management
FIN 640 Insurance and Risk Management
ACC 630 Business Tax Planning
MGT 683 Project Management
FIN 641 Bank Operations and Management
MGT 684 Multinational Management
MGT 685 Social Entrepreneurship
MGT 686 Strategies for Sustainable Management
MGT 687 Management of Service Sector Organizations
MGT 688 Productivity Perspective in Management Development
MKT 668 Rural Marketing and Agribusiness
Econometric

 

Internship Program

Students are required to go for business exposure to assigned organizations for a period of 8 to 10 weeks under the Internship Program. Students are required to present the Internship Project Report in the prescribed format. The evaluation of the Internship shall be based on a confidential report of the host organization (40 percent) and the presentation of the Internship Project Report in a seminar (60 percent).

 

Graduate Research Project

Towards the end of the study period, students are required to undertake a research assignment and prepare an integrative research report in any areas of management as approved by the school's Graduate Research Project Committee. Students are required to attend the viva-voce examination and give a seminar presentation of their report. 

 

 

 Evaluation

 

The prominent features of the program are the process of continuous evaluation of a student’s performance and the flexibility to allow the student to progress at a pace suited to his/her individual ability, subject to the regulation of credit requirements. A student’s performance in a course is evaluation internally by the concerned faculty member and externally by the Office of the Controller of Examinations (COE).  In each term, the academic performance of the students will be judged through (a) continuous In-term Assessment and (b) End-term Examination.

 

Internal Evaluations

The mode of evaluation in a given course is decided by the concerned faculty who may assign varying weights to one or more of the evaluation modes and will announce such weights at the beginning of the course. The concerned faculty shall be responsible for the continuous in-term evaluations and will evaluate the academic performance of students in each course offered in any or a combination of (a) Written test (b) Quizzes and oral test (c) Workshop practices (d) Assignments (e) Term paper (f) Project work (g) Case studies, analysis and discussion (h) Open Book test (i) Class participation and (j) Any other test deemed suitable by the concerned faculty member. The in-term evaluation shall have in general a total weight of 60 percent.

End-term Examination

There will be an end-term examination in the courses offered during the term. The end-term examination may be based on problem-solving questions, analytical questions, and case studies or any other formats as demanded by a course.  

The first and the last trimester courses shall have a 60% weight on internal ongoing evaluation and a 40% weight on the external examinations. The end-term examinations of the first and the final trimesters shall be conducted by the COE. The college/school shall organize the evaluation of all courses under the close supervision and monitoring by the COE and the Office of the Dean. Detailed instructions to this effect will be issued by the Office of the Dean. The college/institute shall also be responsible for evaluating the Internship Project, graduate seminar, term papers, practicum, and the Graduate Research Project.

 

Grading Mode

In each course, the academic performance of a student will be evaluated on a 4-point scale as follows:

 
Grade Grade Point Description
A 4.0 Excellent
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3 Good
B 3.0 Fair
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0 Pass Individual Course
F 0.0 Fail

Degree Requirements

In order to graduate a student is required to maintain at least a 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average. No student can graduate with ‘F’ in any particular course. The maximum time allowed to complete the MBA degree is four years from the date of admission into the Program.

 

 

 Program Coordinator Message

 
It is apparent that we are living at the time period which is characterized by competence, skill and innovation which is immensely required not only for individual progress but also is essential for the organizational or institutional development and survival. The global economy of this century requires much more than simply responding to market demand. Accelerating changes in managerial operations and functionalities, the dynamic modern revolution in IT, increasing globalization, intensified competition among businesses, rapid commercialization of services, rising concern of social welfare and compressed strategy life cycles have all created a new business environment with unprecedented challenges.
 
This has necessitated the business/economic environment which increasingly requires professionals who can integrate knowledge from multiple sources to address complex strategic business issues and help create competent and new innovation-driven business models. This kind of competence and innovation imperative environment presents unique opportunities for high-level professionals who can add new value in a global, knowledge-based economy.
 
With this view in mind, the School of Business, Pokhara University has been emphasizing in creating managers and individuals who can integrate the knowledge with the practice exhibiting competent and innovative managerial skills needed to cope with complex operational and managerial challenges through its MBA program in trimester system. Being the only constituent school, the MBA of School of Business emphasizes on participative and student-centred teaching-learning pedagogies. We adhere to the innovative and qualitative teaching-learning pedagogies such as business simulations, case studies, projects works, professional guest lectures, industrial exposures, workshops, seminars and conferences. The school always works for better synchronization of the knowledge and expertise of its qualified, professional and competent faculties with the dynamism and evolution of managerial challenges by emphasizing in the research environment and industry dialogues.
 
The School’s MBA in trimester system is of 66 credit hours and includes 27 courses, 3 practicum and seminars, 8 weeks of an internship program, and a Graduate Research Project. We also offer an MBA part-time program, especially for the employed work-force or jobholders. The MBA offers pupils with wide ranges of global management courses which are meticulously designed and reviewed constantly by Professors and practitioners prevalent inside and outside the country and imparts them the knowledge required to deal with increasing global competencies. The school since its inception has put its untiring effort in creating individuals/managers with great insights and potentiality to deal with the global, managerial and operational challenges by generating innovative professional competencies needed through its qualified and globally competent faculties. Finally, the School of Business family believes that its continuity in imparting competent education not only relies on the School itself but also resides in the pupils bearing a dynamic mindset to uphold the nuances of local as well as global business environments and also welcomes the entire dynamic people out there to join us and reform themselves as a competent individual ready to cater the global changes and challenges.
 
Thanks and hope to see you with us !!
 
 

Ghanashyam Tiwari

Assistant Professor

Program Coordinator, MBA and MBA Jobholder

Email ID: ghanashyamtiwari@pusob.edu.np

 

 

 Internal Exam Coordinator

 

Internal Examination Coordinator looks after the internal examination and evaluation affairs of the respective program. 

Internal Evaluation

Masters program follows a continuous evaluation system of the students. Daily classroom activities performed in the college and personal behaviours of the students are closely monitored and keep in the record as a part of the evaluation. A format of internal evaluation comprising the components of different activities and academic performance. Concerned subject teacher is entirely responsible to evaluate the students'; performance and providing marks base on attendance, class participation, homework completion and submission, home assignments, project work, individual and group works, case analysis, presentations and so on. In order to give emphasis to the written examinations, the college conducts regular unit tests, quizzes, mid-term and pre-board examinations. In the undergraduate level, the feedback of the academic performance of the students is also communicated to the guardians and the concerned faculty also provides advice for improvement in the case of slow learners. Even extra classes, tutorials and re-examination provisions are arranged for needy and slow learners. Finally, the students have to appear in the Board Examinations carry out by the Office of the Controller of Examinations, Pokhara University.

Internal Examination Cell

The record of internal evaluation is kept by the Internal Examination Cell. A cell has Internal Exam Coordinators and staffs who are responsible for:

  • Carry out the internal examination
  • Publish the result of internal examination and forward the result to Controller of Examination (COE)
  • Keep the records of the evaluation
  • Perform other activities relevant to the evaluation of the students
  • Coordinate Program Coordinator, faculty members and COE
 
Deepesh Ranabhat
Assistant Professor
 Internal Exam Co-ordinator, Masters Program
Email: exam.master@pusob.edu.np

 

 

 

 

 

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