Master of Philosophy in Management (M.Phil. Management)

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Program Name:
Master of Philosophy in Management (M.Phil. Management)
Master Of Philosophy (M.phil)
Affiliated To:
Kathmandu University
Program Duration:
18 Months
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MPhil in Management is a research oriented Master degree program that offers a student with substantial grounding in state-of-the-art academic knowledge in management with advanced research skills.  Students pursuing this program  will

> Enhance their competitive edge in conceptual and analytical skills in management disciplines for advanced career in academics or other professions in management in specialist professional roles;
> Develop research capability in management disciplines for improving management knowledge, practice, and profession; and
> Build a foundation for pursuing the doctoral degree in Management.

Course Duration
The KUSOM MPhil in Management, a research-based Master degree program, is an intensive full time study program spread over six terms of 14 weeks each. Students are required to take a minimum of 38 credit hours courses that include core courses, concentrations, and electives along with an independent empirical thesis.

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Nepali and non-Nepali nationals with:
> A Master's degree in management- related disciplines (including business management, general management, development management and other functional, sectoral or policy management fields); master's degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, statistics and economics-related disciplines; or master's degree in selected social sciences disciplines from the universities recognized by Kathmandu University;*
> Minimum CGPA of 3.25 on a scale of 4.0 or 60 percent in the Master degree;  
> Strong quantitative background in graduate and undergraduate level; research aptitude and commitment.

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MPhil in Management is an intensive two year full time study program stretched over six terms of 14 weeks each.   Students are required to take a minimum of 36 credit hours courses that include core courses, concentrations, and electives along with a research thesis. They may take few more additional courses of their interests.

The program consists of core courses of 16 credits, specialization courses of 10 credits, elective course of 2 credit and a research thesis of 8 credits as outlined below:

Core Courses (16 Credits):
> Statistics for Research I [2]
> Statistics for Research II [2]
> Advanced Research Methodology [4]
> Advanced Managerial Economics [3]
> Econometrics [2]
> Qualitative Research Methods [3]

Concentrations (10 Credits):
Students may concentrate in one of the following fields:
> General Management
> Finance
> Marketing

Concentration area consists of a total of 10 credit hours u2013 two 3 credit courses and one 4 credit research seminar. The courses offered in each of the concentration areas are given below.

A. General Management:
Leadership Theory and Issues [3]
Organizational Development and Change [3]
Organization Theory [3]
Organization and People [3]
Human Resources Strategies [3]
Advanced Topics in Management and Human Resources [3]
Research Seminar in Management and Human Resources [4]
Directed Reading [3]

B. Finance:
Mathematical Methods in Finance [3]
Advanced Finance Theory [3]
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management [3]
Advanced International Finance [3]
Financial Derivatives [3]
Fixed Income Analysis [3]
Advanced Topics in Finance [3]
Research Seminar in Finance [4]
Directed Reading [3]

C. Marketing
Advanced Consumer Behavior [3]
Strategic Marketing [3]
International Marketing [3]
Research Seminar in Marketing [4]
Directed Readings [3]

Electives (2 credits):
Students will choose one of the following courses as their elective.
Business Policy and Environment [2]
Business Economics in a Global Economy [2]
Negotiation [2]
Advanced Econometrics [2]
Systems Thinking and Modeling for Management [2]
Operations Research [2]
Knowledge Management [2]
Case Methods in Research [2]
International Business [2]
Energy Economics [2]
Environmental Economics [2]
Business Analysis [2]

Research Thesis (8 credits):

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