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The MBA program is implemented by the autonomous TU School of Management (SOM) on a full time basis. The programu2019s focus is on developing managerial and entrepreneurial capabilities of students through the curricular and co-curricular activities.
The MBA program specifically aims to:
> Prepare professional managers for the business and non-business sectors.
> Develop entrepreneurs capable of evaluating risks and taking challenges in the emerging Global business environment.
> Inculcate knowledge, skill, and attitude in students so that they become scientifically approached, result oriented, and socially responsive management professionals.
The program has been designed at 60 credit hours with components that involves course work, seminars, practicum, experiential learning, and graduate research project. The total duration of the program is 2 years. The program is spread over four semesters. The maximum duration for the completion of the requirements for the MBA program is five years from the date of registration.
The MBA program is based on the student-centered learning approach. The general teaching methodology of the program includes interactive lectures, studentsu2019 presentations, case studies, individual and group projects, seminars, and practicum. The teaching faculty shall determine the appropriate teaching-learning methods suitable to each course.
Student intake for the MBA program will be twice a year. The spring intake will begin from the month of January for the February u2013 June semester, while the fall intake will begin from July for the August u2013 December semester. In each intake SOM will admit a total of 35 students (30 for regular students and 5 allocated for the Corporate Sponsored and Foreign student quota).
The regular class for the program is arranged between 8.AM to 1.00 PM through Monday to Friday.
The applicant to the MBA program must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for the MBA program:
> A minimum of 15 yearsu2019 formal education (12 years of schooling plus three years of graduation).
> Must have secured a minimum CGPA of 2.0 or 45 percent in Bacheloru2019s level. The final decision on admission is taken on the basis of performance scores of an applicant in the admission tests.
TU SOM shall conduct a four stage admission tests for appropriate screening of applicants. The applicants shall be screened in each of the stages.
> Written test: This test will be based on the GMAT format. The duration of the test will be 2 hours.
> Group discussion: Groups discuss on a given topic. Performance of applicants is recorded by a panel of judges based on leadership, logic, and conclusions.
> Individual presentation: Applicants present their views and opinions on a given topic to the panel of judges.
> Personal interview: Personal interview to measure applicants motivation level, attitude and capability to handle the pressure and rigors of the MBA program.
SOM has the final authority in selecting the students for the program.
The program cost per student will be Rs. 3,15, 000 for the two-year program for regular students and Rs. 3, 40,000 for sponsored and foreign students. Each student shall pay all fees due for a semester at the beginning of the semester. The breakdown of the semester wise fee will be as follows:
First Semester Fee
Admission Fee:Rs. 15,000
Semester Charges: Rs. 15,000
Semester Tuition Fee: Rs. 60,000
Payment at the time of admission:Rs. 90,000
Second Semester onwards
Semester Charges:Rs. 15,000
Tuition Fee:Rs. 60,000
Total fee to be paid from second semester to fourth semester Rs. 75,000 per semester.
Note 1: Semester charges include semester examination fee and resource materials and computer lab costs. Each student shall receive a standard text book in each of the courses during the whole academic period. Cost of photocopy of case materials, seminar papers and articles will be paid from the semester charges.
Note 2: The cost of excursions and industrial tours outside Kathmandu valley will be shared by the students in the following manner:
> Transportation and lodging cost: To be paid by the SOM.
> Food cost: To be paid by the students.
In order to encourage students to excel in the program SOM has arranged a scholarship of Rs. 20,000 for students securing the SGPA of 4.0, and Rs. 10,000 for students securing SGPA above 3.7. The amount of scholarship shall be deducted from the fee payable in the subsequent semesters.
The MBA program is implemented over four semesters. Each semester consists of 16 weeks. There will be a preparation week (17th week) and an end-semester examination week (18th week). The program shall be run without a long vacation.
FIRST SEMESTER COURSE-15 Credits
Managerial Communications-2 Credits
Statistics for Managers-3 Credits
Economics for the Firm-2 Credits
Organizational Behavior-2 Credits
Financial Reporting and Control-2 Credits
Marketing Analysis and Strategy-2 Credits
Emerging Concepts and Issues in Management (Seminar)-1 Credit
SECOND SEMESTER COURSE-14 Credits
Data Management-2 Credits
Management Accountancy-3 Credits
Business and the National Economy-2 Credits
Information Systems in Organizations-2 Credits
Human Resource Management-2 Credits
Corporate Financial Analysis-2 Credits
E-marketing (Practicum)-1 Credit
THIRD SEMESTER COURSE-16 Credits
Business Research Methodology-2 Credits
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management-2 Credits
Business Environment Analysis-2 Credits
Operations and Process Management-2 Credits
Concentration Area Course I -2 Credits
New Venture and Market Creation (Seminar)-1 Credit
Elective Course I-2 Credits
Experiential Learning (Internship)-3 Credits
Managerial Communication (Practicum)- 1 Credit
FOURTH SEMESTER COURSE-15 Credits
Strategic Management-3 Credits
International Business-2 Credits
Concentration Course II-2 Credits
Concentration Course III (Practicum)-2 Credits
Elective Course II-2 Credits
Career Development and Self Marketing (Practicum)-1 Credit
Graduate Research Project-3 Credits
The MBA program also provides students with an opportunity to develop their skill in areas of their interests. Therefore, SOM has offered a variety of elective area courses out of which students take two courses of their choice. However, SOM will open only two to three elective areas in a course-cycle.
Agro-business Management-2 Credits
Management of Cooperatives-2 Credits
Commercial Bank Operation-2 Credits
Performance Management-2 Credits
Project Management-2 Credits
Business Intelligence Systems-2 Credits
Insurance and Risk Management-2 Credits
Health Care Management-2 Credits
Management of Service Enterprise-2 Credits
Management of Technology-2 Credits
Real Estate in Emerging Markets-2 Credits
Taxation Planning and Business Decisions-2 Credits
Travel and Tourism Management-2 Credits
Logistics and Supply Chain Management-2 Credits
Management of Events, Exhibitions and Fairs-2 Credits
Knowledge Management-2 Credits
Retail Banking-2 Credits