MBA in Nepal: Quick Summary
- Course: Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Major Universities: TU, PU, KU
- Duration: 2 Years
- Cost: 5 lakhs – 20 Lakhs
- Career Prospects: Starting salary 25,000/month
All About MBA in Nepal; options to study, the average cost to study, job prospects after becoming MBA, details, and comparisons of MBA colleges in Nepal and Executive MBA program (EMBA).
Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a globally recognized master’s degree. MBA comprises a number of subjects that are collectively known as the Science of Management. MBA is one of the most popular and renowned degrees in the world. MBAs are highly respected in every corner of the world. MBA has been the first choice for students in Nepal who want to make their career in the management and administration sector. Master in Business Administration is the first choice of management students who want to make their career in business administration and management, be it for other companies or starting their own startup company and managing it. MBA degree provides graduates/students with endless capabilities and expertise to run, manage and handle businesses and other factors that are involved in running businesses.
MBA is intended for those who work in business and management and seeks career advancement, business ownership, or technical skills and business knowledge. Management areas include Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Marketing Management, Information Management, Financial Management, Strategic Management, and Organizational Behaviour. The average fee for MBA in Nepal is 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs depending upon the college infrastructure and affiliation. The MBA under TU is relatively cheaper in comparison with other Universities’ MBA programs in Nepal.
Topics covered in this section (MBA in Nepal | TU, PU, KU, and foreign affiliation | Cost |MBA Colleges| scopes):
As the title of the section suggests, we have tried to include everything about the MBA course in the article. Some of the major topics that can be found in the article are:
- Types of MBA programs and types of MBA offered by colleges and universities in Nepal
- Cost to study MBA in Nepal with a comparison of the cost of MBA programs of various Universities and colleges of Nepal.
- Discussion on the scope of MBA degree and the average salary scale in different industries for MBA graduates
- MBA program of top three universities of Nepal (MBA of TU, MBA of Pokhara University, MBA of KU)
- List of MBA colleges in Nepal (The list will be updated soon). We are also creating a list of top colleges to study MBA in Nepal and abroad.
- Discussion of the various specializations of the course.
- MBA vs other popular and related courses (MBA vs MBS | MBA vs ACCA | MBA vs CA). The discussions can be found on the forum section below the article.
- MBA colleges by cities. MBA colleges in Kathmandu, List of MBA colleges in Butwal, List of MBA colleges in Pokhara, MBA college in Biratnagar, MBA college in Dharan and other cities.
- MBA college rankings in Nepal
Types/specializations of MBA programs and related degrees in Nepal
MBA is a broad discipline and a branch of Management that covers many things related to business and Administration. With the latest development of different theories, technologies and advancements, and change in the ways of doing things, the MBA program is also made more flexible and specialized to cover the latest development and broadness in Management and Administration. From a very general perspective, MBA is broadly divided into two categories; general MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA). But on the basis of speciality (major/concentration) and/or mode of delivery, the MBA program has been named or classified into different forms. Some common forms of MBA degrees in Nepal that are common are: Evening MBA, Weekend MBA, MBA (Global Business), MBA (Finance), MBA (marketing), and Online MBA to name a few.
In addition to the more common specializations, like economics, finance, and marketing, other specializations of MBA programs include:
- Healthcare Management (MBA in Health Care Management)
- Business Management (MBA in Business Management)
- Human Resources (MBA in Human Resources (HR))
- Marketing (MBA in Marketing)
- Communication (MBA in Communication)
- Project Management (MBA in Project Management)
- Entrepreneurship (MBA in Entrepreneurship)
- MBA in Economics
- Global Management MBA in Global Management
- MBA in strategic/risk management
- MBA in IT Management
These are the general specialization of MBA which are widely popular these days. However, many of the popular MBA specializations are still new in Nepal and not yet implemented in the course structure of MBA colleges of Nepal. In many cases, you may also have the choice not to specialize. In this case, you receive an MBA without a specialization attached. This is also referred to as a General MBA.
Executive MBA in Nepal (EMBA and colleges that conduct EMBA courses in Nepal)
The Executive MBA which is widely known as EMBA program has been among the most dynamic and fastest-growing programs for business professionals as they help to expand their education and knowledge to take on higher roles within their organization. Also, the EMBA program help executives keep themselves updated with the new management techniques and trends that arise with a change in time and structures of business models. All Executive MBA programs are meant for students who are serious about their studies and career at the same time. Most students in the EMBA program have five or more years of experience in management positions.
Various colleges in Kathmandu offer executive MBA (EMBA) programs. These programs are designed for ambitious professionals who have been working in middle to senior-level positions in relevant fields. Work experience is compulsory to enrol in the Executive MBA (EMBA) program. Some say that EMBA classes are not as deep as the average MBA class, but others argue the classes are faster pace, but all the same material is covered.
The classes for the EMBA program are run on a convenient modular basis, ideal for busy executives and active jobholders. For example, In KUSOM, EMBA classes run full day at Saturdays and one or two evenings on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday ( 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm). Other institutes also have similar flexible course hours.
The average cost to complete MBA in Nepal is between 4-7 lakhs. Many organizations sponsor their employees (generally management employees) to take this program in exchange for the agreed duration of service from them.
All About Evening MBA course
Evening MBA or MBA evening is the MBA program that is designed for students who want to continue their studies along with job or other engagements during the daytime. Basically, the classes are conducted in the evening from around in-between 5 pm to 9 pm with slightly different schedules depending on colleges. The course is covered by this program is almost identical to the regular MBA. To cover the reduced class hours, the evening MBA is of longer duration than other MBA. In Nepal, almost all evening MBA programs are around 3 years of duration.
In Nepal MBA is running under two categories:
- By taking affiliation from domestic Universities like TU, Kathmandu University, Purbanchal University, Pokhara University, etc.
- By taking affiliation from foreign Universities.
Online MBA or distant MBA , weekends MBA are not much popular in Nepal.
List of MBA colleges in Nepal outside Kathmandu:
Almost all of the MBA colleges are concentrated in the Kathmandu Valley. There are only a few colleges that run the conduct the MBA program in Nepal except Kathmandu. There are only a few MBA colleges in other large cities of Nepal like Butwal, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Nepaljung and other suburbs of Nepal. We are currently gathering the data of colleges that conduct MBA/MBA programs and update this section with a list of MBA colleges in Butwal, MBA colleges in Biratnagar, MBA colleges in Pokhara, MBA colleges in Nepaljung, MBA colleges in Western Nepal and other demographics. If you have any information regarding the MBA colleges in Nepal please write to us.
Related article on benefits of getting a MBA degree: Benefits of getting MBA degree.
Scope of MBA in Nepal and Abroad
There is a bright future prospect of MBA in Nepal. The scope of MBA is vast and expanding in all areas of business and management. MBA graduates are hired to manage and run all sort of businesses and organisations like profit-seeking industries, Not for Profit Organisations (NGOs), government offices, financial institutions (banking, insurance, stockbroker firms), international projects etc. With the slight increase in development activities and signals of a boost in the economy, MBA graduates are starting to enjoy a good salary and career enhancements.
With the increased competition and expand in the private sector in the economy , each organisation be it small or big require a good administrator and manager to stand out in the competition. These level of administrative skills and managerial skills are the main charm of MBA graduates hence increasing the sell-ability in the local market. So the scope of MBA in Nepal in terms of career prospects and professional development is increasing and expanding.
Cost to study MBA in Nepal
The cost to study MBA in Nepal ranges from 5 Lakhs to 10 Lakhs on average. The MBA program of TU is relatively cheaper than the MBA program from other universities. Almost all universities have a certain amount of quota for scholarships as well. You can find the detailed cost structure for MBA program of various Universities and colleges in the Universities tab below. Click on the tab to know more details about the course structure and cost for MBA programs offered by universities of Nepal and cost to study MBA affiliated to foreign universities.
Click on the tabs below to know more about MBA program of Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu University, Pokhara University, Purbanchal University and foreign University affiliated MBA programs.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program at Tribhuwan University
The MBA program is implemented by the autonomous School of Management (SOM) on a full time basis. The program’s focus is on developing managerial and entrepreneurial capabilities of students through the curricular and co-curricular activities.
School of Management at Tribhuvan University (SOMTU) is responsible for operating a full-time professional MBA program. The SOMTU MBA program is a two-year course of 60 credit hours which spread over four semesters. Tribhuwan University claims that its curriculum has been designed with the components that involve course works, practicum, internships, and research projects.
MBA of TU is regarded by most students and professionals as the best master’s degree in Management faculty to achieve in Nepal or simply the best MBA in Nepal. There is a tough competition to get admission in the TU MBA program. Few candidates are selected after a series of tests and interviews to enrol in the MBA program. In each intake, SOMTU will admit a total of 35 students (30 for regular students and 5 allocated for the Corporate Sponsored and Foreign student quota.
MBA in Global Leadership and Management
The MBA in Global Leadership and Management program seeks to develop professional skills in students needed to successfully lead an organization in a global environment. This is a degree program of the School of Management (SOM), Tribhuvan University (TU) in association with the School of Management & Economics, Graduate School of Global Management and Leadership, Handong Global University (HGU), Republic of Korea. The Program will be based on the MOU signed between TU and HGU.
Cost of Tribhuwan University MBA program (As of 2016 AD):
The program cost per student will be Rs. 385,000 for the two-year program for regular students and Rs. 495,000 for sponsored and foreign students. This is in the line(or slightly lower) with the average cost to study MBA in Nepal considering different colleges and different Universities. 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. 35,000 Semester Charges & Tuition Fee Rs. 87,500 Payment at the time of admission Rs. 122,500
Second Semester onwards Semester Charges & Tuition Fee Rs. 87,500 Total fee to be paid from the second semester to fourth semester Rs. 87,500 per semester.
Eligibility for the SOMTU MBA program:
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 years’ formal education (12 years of schooling plus three years of graduation).
-Must have secured a minimum CGPA of 2.0 or 45 percent in Bachelor’s level.
The final decision on admission is taken on the basis of performance scores of an applicant in the admission tests.
Admission Tests to get admission in the MBA program of TU
SOMTU shall conduct a four-stage admission test for appropriate screening of applicants. The applicants shall be screened in each of the stages.
Written test: This test will be based on the SOMAT format. The duration of the test will be 3 hours and 30 minutes.
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. SOMTU has the final authority in selecting the students for the program
For more information and details about the MBA in Nepal at Tribhuwan University: Faculty of Management Studies
When it comes to MBA in Nepal many students think of KUSOM in the first place. This is due to the ling and handsome history of MBA programs conducted by Kathmandu University. The MBA program of Kathmandu University is widely respected not only in Nepal but also in abroad.
TOTAL COST OF MBA PROGRAM AT KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY
The total cost to complete an MBA at Kathmandu University is approximately Rs. 400,000 (according to KU website as on February 2016)
The breakdown of the total cost of the MBA package at KU:
• RS 10,000- caution money. This will be returned to students after completion of the MBA program.
• The total amount can be paid in 12 Installments.
The above cost is for Nepali citizens only. There is a different fee structure for foreign students to study an MBA at Kathmandu University.
*For Students from SAARC countries, one and half times of the normal fee;
*For students from other countries, double the normal fee.
These expenses are solely for the academic package and do not include the cost of books and stationery, accommodation, or any other personal expenses. Kathmandu University School of management has the rights to change the fees without prior notification.
MBA CURRICULUM AT KUSOM, NEPAL
The MBA curriculum of KU is designed to enrich students in both theoretical and practical knowledge in management while helping them to enhance the depth and breadth of their managerial capabilities.
Five structured levels of courses that lead to MBA degree are:
For Regular MBA For Specialist MBA
• Foundation [14 Credits]
• Management Core [21 Credits]
• Integrative [9 credits]
• Concentration [12 Credits]
• Elective [4 Credits]
• Experiential Projects (Practicum) [2 credits] • Foundation [14 Credits]
• Management Core [21 Credits]
• Integrative [9 credits]
• Concentration [17 Credits]
• Elective [2 Credits]
• Experiential Projects (Practicum) [2 credits]
At KU, a student is required to complete altogether 30 courses totaling 62 credit hours to get the MBA degree. Students have the option of taking additional specialization courses earning up to 65 credits to earn a Specialist MBA degree.
In each term the faculty members responsible for the course do evaluation of academic performance of students in each course offered. The academic performance of the students will be judged through:
• Continuous In-term Assessment and
• End-term Examination.
The Continuous In-term Assessment of the student will be made by the concerned faculty member in any or a combination of
• Written test
• Quizzes and oral test
• Workshop practices
• Term paper
• Project work
• Case studies, analysis and discussion
• Open Book test
• Class participation etc.
The KUSOM MBA program is an intensive two-year course spread over six terms of full time study. In the first year students complete three terms, each lasting 14 weeks involving intensive class-room study and practical business projects. In the second year, they complete three terms with an option of doing dual specialization and earning more credits in their area of concentration. They may also choose more electives for broadening their managerial competency base. During the entire sixth term, students work as management interns in organizations for hands-on experience of management in real time.
The annual cycle of KUSOM MBA program is as follows:
• Spring Term (February to May)
• Summer Term (June to September)
• Fall Term (October to January)
MBA ADMISSION PROCEDURE AND REQUIREMENTS AT KU
Program Requirement for MBA at KU
The minimum criteria to get admission in MBA program at Kathmandu University are:
– A Bachelor’s degree of at least three years’ duration in any discipline.
– Minimum of 50 percent marks in aggregate or 2 CGPA (from universities approved by Kathmandu University).
Formal Admission process for MBA in KU takes place in
– December-January for the Spring Term and
– August – September for the Fall Term.
Selection of the candidates for admission in MBA program at KU is based on:
– Scores on the KUSOM Management Admission Test (verbal and quantitative reasoning, data interpretation, and proficiency in English language),
– written English test, group discussion, and personal interview; and
– Merit of academic attainments up to the undergraduate level
source: Kathmandu University, http://www.kusom.edu.np
Admission Procedure for MBA in Nepal at Pokhara University
An eligible candidate applying for the MBA program at Pokhara University has take a written Entrance Examination and a Personal Interview. The judgement for admission will be based on various factors along with the performance in written test and Interview. The candidate will be offered admission according to the merit list published on the basis of student’s past academic performance, entrance examination and the personal interview.
Eligibility for Admission in the MBA program at PU
The applicant must have a minimum of 15 years formal education (12 years of schooling plus three years of graduation) having a minimum CGPA of 2.0 or 45 percent in Bachelor’s level in any discipline.
Required Documents for Admission
The applicant is required to submit the following documents with the duly completed and signed application form:
• Two passport size photograph that are snapped recently
• Official attested copies of certificates and transcripts/mark-sheets of all the relevant academic qualifications
• Migration certificate
• Application processing fee of Rs. 1000/-
Pokhara University affiliated colleges for MBA are:
The following colleges are conducting MBA in Nepal under the affiliation of Pokhara University. The list is not exclusive/complete list.
- Uniglobe College
- Pokhara University-Faculty of Management Studies
- Ace Institute of Management
- Apex College
- South Asian Institute of Management
MBA Colleges in Nepal which are running MBA and EMBA with affiliation from Foreign Universities along with their address are:
Affiliation: Sikkim Manipal University (India)
Lord Buddha Education Foundation (LBEF), Kupondole, Patan
Affiliation :Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) (India)
International Center for Academic College of Distance Education & Online Studies(ICA), Gyaneshwor , Beside German Embassy, Kathmandu
Affiliation: Bharathiar University (India)
→ Institute of Banking & Management Studies, Bag Bazaar Rd, Yeti Plaza, Opposite Padma Kanya Campus, Bagbazaar, Kathmandu
Affiliation: Westcliff University (USA)
→ King’s College, Babarmahal, Kathmandu
→ Presidential Business School, Gautam Buddha Marg, Kathmandu
Affiliation: International American University (USA)
→ Nova International College, Minbhawan ,Kathmandu
Affiliation: Vinayak Missions University (India)
→ KFA Business School, Mid-Baneshwor
Affiliation: University of Madras(India)
→ Welhams College, Lagankhel Satdobato Rd, Patan
Affiliation: Queen Margaret University, UK
→ Ace International Business School, Sinamangal, kathmandu
Affiliation:Shinawatra University, Thailand
→ Global College International, Binayak Marg, Kathmandu
Affiliation: Asian Institute of Technology(Thailand)
→ Asian Institute of Technology and Management, Godawari Sadak, Kathmandu
Affiliation: Lincoln University (Malaysia)
→ Phoenix College of Management, Anamnagar Bridge, Bijulibazar
Affiliation: Limkokwing University of Creative Technology(Malaysia)
→ CG Institute of Management (CGIM), Minbhawan, Kathmandu
Affiliation: The University of Northampton, UK
→ Naaya Aayam Multi-Disciplinary Institute (NAMI), Jorpati-Sundarijal Road, Kathmandu
Affiliation:Leeds Beckett University, UK
→ British College, Thapathali, Kathmandu
Purbanchal University affiliated colleges for MBA are:
- Presidency College Of Management Sciences
- Zenith International College
- Kantipur Hotel Management & Interior Design College
- Kathmandu Don Bosco College
- Novel Academy
- DAV College
- Topper Management College
- White House Graduate School of Management
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