MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) is a general management degree taught from a global perspective that prepares students for a range of management careers. It is primarily directed toward individuals who already have work experience in professional jobs or in entry-level to mid-level management positions. Our MBA programs consist of 66 Credits and have a strong foundation in academic research, yet all are designed to tackle the very real issues that face today’s international business community.
The MBA degree represents career collaboration and personal developments are intrinsically linked to achieving career aspirations. For some students, the Pokhara University MBA is the next step in their existing career trajectory. For others, it provides the opportunity to reconsider their futures and either embark on a related field or a totally new career direction. Armed with both the qualification and the experience of the Pokhara University MBA degree, our students go on to enjoy fulfilling, successful careers in major corporations and organizations in Nepal and elsewhere. Other students are inspired to set up their own businesses, perhaps using their graduate research project or their thesis as an opportunity to develop their own business plan. The school offers a real focus on entrepreneurship, which will help shape the business world tomorrow.
Pokhara University’s School of Business 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.
- Financial Institution and Markets
- Portfolio Management and Security Analysis
- International Finance
- Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
- Management of Capital Investment Decisions
- Corporate Financing Decisions
- Working Capital Management
- Financial Restructuring Strategy
Management Science and Systems
- Business Processing Re-engineering
- Total Quality Management
- System Analysis and Design
- Optimization Theory
- Decision Support System
- Supply Chain and Global Operations
- Database Management
- Business Simulation
- Service Marketing Strategy
- Marketing Research
- Consumer Behavior
- Promotions Management
- Global Marketing
- Strategic Brand Management
- Compensation Management
- Career Development Strategies in HRM
- Employee Relations Management
- Performance Management
- International HRM
- Seminar in HRM
- Organizational Development
- International Management
- Management Challenges in Emerging Economies
- Conflict Management and Negotiation Strategies
- Managing for Quality Improvement
- Knowledge Management
- Competitive Strategy
- Seminar in General Management
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. The offerings are basically sectoral and application courses which address the systematic integration across all of the business disciplines.
Real Estate Management | Management of Technology | Tourism and Hospitality Management | Insurance and Risk Management | Business Tax Planning | Project Management | Bank Operation and Management | Multinational Management | Social Entrepreneurship | Strategies for Sustainable Management | Management of Service Sector Organization | Productivity Perspective in Management Development | Rural Marketing and Agribusiness |
Students are required to have exposure in 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 the confidential report of the host organization, along with the quality of the seminar presentation.
Graduate Research Project
The graduate research project is undertaken alongside the taught element of the program. The topic is chosen at the end of the second year. You then have 12 months in which to conduct the research and write the project. The topic can be of direct relevance to your workplace – an opportunity to tackle an issue which you or your business may be currently facing. A successful research project may have not only a direct business benefit but a positive impact on your career within the organization.