The Master of Business Administration in Information Technology (MBA IT) program seeks to develop professional skills in students needed to successfully manage information technology increasingly ingrained across industries and business functions. This program strives both to deepen knowledge in applied business administration and develop computer programming and information technology skills relevant for business and management careers.
a. Prepare dedicated IT business leaders for the development of Nepal with global perspectives;
b. Develop self-motivated and competent IT entrepreneurs, equipped with capacity to launch their own sustainable IT and online businesses;
c. Build skillful manpower with problem solving, and software and applications developing capabilities; and
d. Produce IT managers with people skills who can successfully manage IT professionals with great understanding.
Graduate Research Project
Students are required to undertake a research assignment and prepare an integrative research project report in the field of information technology. It involves the preparation and presentation of a research project of approximately 30,000 words in length. Students are required to attend viva-voce examination and give a seminar presentation. The weight given for viva-voce and the research report will be 25 percent and 75 percent respectively. For the evaluation of the research report, the Graduate Research Committee (GRC) at SOMTU will appoint the external examiner.
Examination and Evaluation
The performance of students will be evaluated through ongoing in-semester evaluations and semester-end examinations. The FOM shall have the final authority in conducting, evaluating and awarding grades in semester-end examinations. The course facilitator (instructor) will decide the grades in the in-semester evaluations.
The in-semester (internal) evaluation shall generally have a total weight of 50 percent in class-room based course. The concerned faculty shall be responsible for the continuous in- semester evaluations. The in-semester evaluation shall be based on a student’s performance in class presentations, case analysis, and project assignments, class tests and others as required by the course. A student must secure a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 or Grade B minus (B-) in a course in order to be eligible to appear in the semester-end examination of that course.
A range of assessment methods are used across the course, the choice of which reflects the needs and demands of the different types of course module. Some course modules will assess the ability to work collaboratively in a team and others will assess individual capability. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature review, and research based projects.
The interactive nature of the taught sessions offers opportunities to gain feedback on your performance before being formally assessed and increasing use is made of eLearning to further support the feedback process.
The semester-end examinations on course work related subjects shall have a total weight of 50 percent. The semester- end examination shall be based on problem solving questions, analytical questions, and case studies or any other formats as demanded by a course. The duration of the examination shall be 3 hours for both 3 Credit Hour course and 2 Credit Hour course.
This program is an intensive professional program. This program demands a very high level of commitment from students. Students are required to attend regularly all classes and presentations as required by the course. Students failing to attend 80 % of classes shall not be allowed to appear in the semester-end examinations.
The grading system followed in the program will be based on the absolute performance of a student in the in-semester evaluations and semester-end examinations. The performance of a student in the MBM program shall be made on a four point scale ranging from 0 to 4. The passing grade in the semester-end examination for an individual paper shall be grade “B minus” or GPA of 2.7 (55 percent).
In order to pass the semester examination the student must secure a minimum of Grade “B” or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0. The following table presents the Letter Grade, GPA, percentage equivalent and Performance Remarks for the program:
The students shall receive their semester grades and academic transcript grades only in letter grades and GPA scores.
Normal and Maximum Duration of Study
The normal duration and the maximum duration for the completion of the requirements for the various programs are as follows:
Normal duration 24 months (4 semesters)
Maximum duration 48 months (8 semesters)
Failing in Course
Students who do not qualify to appear in the semester-end examinations will have to re-register and retake the course as per the semester cycle. Students who are qualified but failed to appear in the semester-end examinations or fail in the semester-end examination can appear in make-up examinations as per the semester cycle. FOM shall organize chance make-up examinations in the last semester only where a student may appear in 6 courses of the earlier three semesters.
To receive MBA IT degree the student must have
- A ‘B’ minus or better grade in each of the courses as specified in the curricular structure section;
- Obtained an overall CGPA of 3.0 or better after combining the GPAs obtained in all courses and projects;
- Completed all the course requirements as specified in the curricular structure section within the maximum time period specified in the normal and maximum duration of the study section.
The minimum qualification required to apply for the program are as follows: A minimum Bachelor’s Degree in BIM, BCA, BScCSIT, BCIS, and BE (Computer/ Electronics/Communication or in any engineering subject area) with a minimum CGPA score of 2 or 45 percent in the annual system
Students’ intake will be based on a highly competitive basis with a three-stage screening evaluations:
a. SOMAT written test for MBA students.
b. Group discussions
c. Individual presentation on a given topic.
d. Personal interview by the expert panel.
The total fee for a two-year (four semesters) study will be Rs. 460,000 (exclusive of RGP processing cost).
First Semester Fee
Admission fee: Rs. 60,000
Semester Charges & Tuition fee: Rs. 100,000
Payment at the time of admission: Rs. 160,000
Second semester onwards
Semester Charges & Tuition fee: Rs. 100,000
Total fee to be paid from second semester to fourth semester Rs. 1,00,000 per semester
SOMTU will implement the management and IT courses, and project-based classes centered on the study of problem solving courses through lectures, class and group discussion, cade study, project work, workshop, practical, and field visits as per the requirement of courses concerned.
1. Curricular Structure
15 Cr. Hrs.
MGT551: Managerial Communications
MIT 501: Management and Organization Behavior
MIT 503: Managerial Economics 3
MIT 504: Visual Programming 3
MIT 505: Information and Emerging Technology 2
MGT : Human Resource Management
15 Cr. Hrs.
MIT 511: Marketing Strategies
MIT 512: Operations Management
MIT 513: Accounting for Managerial Decisions
MIT514: Database Management
MIT 515: Management Information System
MIT521: Financial Management
15 Cr. Hrs.
MIT 522: Research Methodology
MIT 523: Business Environment and Strategic Management3 MIT 524: Software Engineering 3
MIT 525: IT Project Management 3
MIT 526:Cyber Security and Business Ethics 2
SEMESTER IV 14 Cr. Hrs.
MIT 531: Web Technology 3
MIT 532: E and M Commerce 3
(Any two courses of 3 credit hours each from the following groups):
Group 1: Information System Group 2: Business Analytics
Group 3: Quality Control and Systems Audit
Group 4: Business Innovation and Invention
GRP 701: Graduate Research Project in IT
Group 1:Information System
MIT 601: Decision Support System
MIT 602: Enterprises Resources Planning
MIT 603: Supply Chain Management Information System
MIT 604: Marketing Information System
Group 2: Business Analytics
MIT 611: Business Intelligence
MIT 612: Big Data and Business Analytics MIT 613: Corporate Knowledge Management MIT 614: Expert System Design
Group 3: Quality Control and Systems Audit MIT 621: Quality Control and Assurance MIT 622: Information System Audit
Group 4: Business Innovation and Invention MIT 631: Technology Management
MIT 632: Offshore and Outsource Business MIT 633: IT Entrepreneurship