Message from Chairman

School of Business, a first constituent college of Pokhara University aims to develop executives and managers for various areas of the economic and social life of the country with a high level of competence in order to develop management professionals and entrepreneurs with a global perspective. It enhances knowledge, managerial skills, and exposure of the practising managers, executives, and entrepreneurs, and to broaden the outlook of students by inculcating positive attitudes and by assisting them to become productive and responsible citizens of the world. SOB has been continuously progressing under this motto. We have led the development of management education in Nepal by designing our programs to meet the needs of Nepalese economy as well as the corporate sector across the globe.

As a Dean of Faculty of Management Studies, I want to convey the message that the faculty offers Bachelors, Master and Doctoral level programs. M. Phil program is also scheduled to commence in the near future. The various courses have been designed to cater to the diverse needs of industries. We are also planning to introduce some new programs such as in Agro-business, Tourism and Hospitality Management sectors as prioritized by the Government.

In recent years, the Nepalese business organizations are getting global opportunities and, at the same time, they are also facing intense competition from the other parts of the world. Similarly, Nepal is currently undergoing a phase of massive changes politically, culturally and economically. The political structure has changed into a federal system which is creating lots of business opportunities and challenges too. Thus, sound strategic management coupled with a global vision and a sound grounding in financial and operational decision making becomes more important than ever. The need for educated, professional managers in all sectors of the Nepalese economy is now greater than ever.

We encourage our students to take part in seminars and workshops. We invite academicians and practitioners such as entrepreneurs and industry leaders to share their experience and knowledge with the students. In order to prosper in this fast-moving job market, our students have been nurtured to be grounded in reality and work effectively from the moment they are employed. It is our mission to cultivate those professionals who will become the next generation leaders.

It gives me a great honour in welcoming you all prospective students to our constituent college, the School of Business in Lekhanath, Pokhara. As you join our programs, our emphasis will continue to be on creating vibrant and dedicated managers, and leaders or entrepreneurs competent to meet the challenges of the organizations and society. I believe that you as a student will always cherish the time you spend in Pokhara University School of Business (PUSOB).

Thanks for your interest in our school.

Good wishes

Prof. Hari Bahadur Khadka

Dean, Faculty of Management Studies