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Application open for admission in PhD in Management at Kathmandu University for 2023 Batch

From May 20, 2023
Until July 14, 2023

Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) invites applications for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management program for 2023 batch.

KUSOM’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management is an advanced research degree program that offers candidates with a substantial grounding in high-quality research and analytical skills in management disciplines while preparing for higher academic or analytical professions in management and policymaking.

Enrolment and Registration

a. Enrolment for the PhD Program shall be on biannual basis either for the Fall semester (August) or the Spring semester (February).

b. The selected candidates will be registered in the PhD Program as full time research students after fulfilling all other registration requirements of the University.

c.  Registration of candidates initially will be temporary. Only after successful completion of study and defense of the thesis proposal by a candidate, he/ she will be permanently registered by the Research Committee on the recommendation of the main advisor.  

d. Admitted candidate may be asked to study courses offered in MPhil in Management Program if the Research Committee finds that the candidate’s knowledge in research and management related  courses is not sufficient. Candidates admitted with two masters’  degrees are required to do research related courses from MPhil  program as per the recommendation of the Research Committee.


The PhD Program is open to Nepali and non-Nepali nationals with:

1. An MPhil in Management or equivalent to MPhil in Management or two masters’ degrees at least one in management or economics discipline with strong academic record, and the degrees should be from universities recognized by Kathmandu University.

2. Minimum CGPA of 3.25 on a scale of 4.0 or 65 percent in aggregate in MPhil or Masters' degree.

3. Minimum 18 years of schooling completed. Candidates may complete the minimum schooling years by participating in the MPhil courses offered by the school, whenever the School or Research Committee deems it necessary. 


Suggested format for research proposal.pdf

Application form Deadline: July 14, 2023 


For more details visit the official PhD admission page here

Contact address

Pinchhe Tole, Sasatancha, Balkumari, Lalitpur;

Tel: 01-5186091, 01-5186029 Fax: 01-5186414