Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Pokhara University

Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program at Pokhara University is a general management degree. 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 on 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.

The MBA program is designed to bring corporate change in Nepal through transformation of students into competent managers, executives and entrepreneurs capable of becoming strategic change agents in the corporate and social world.

The program focuses on developing social and developmental outlook and adequate skill in analysis, decision-making, implementation, leadership and communication among the students. 

The minimum duration of the degree is 24 months spread over 6 trimesters. For successful completion of the degree, a student is required to earn 66 credit hours by successfully completing 27 courses and 4 practicum and graduate seminars. 

The program specifically intends to:

  • Develop resourceful individuals capable of addressing the challenges of the 21st century
  • Broaden the career prospects of participants by imbibing a strategic outlook in them
  • Enhance their initiative and employability by developing their professionalism.
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Anyone having a bachelor degree or equivalent with 15 years of formal education(12 years of schooling and three years of graduation) in any discipline with minimum second division  in undergraduate level can apply for admission to MBA.

The admission process in the MBA involves:

  • Submission of complete application form (download from, transcripts of all previous degree (Bachelor, Certificate and SLC) and along with payment of admission test fee within the date specified.
  • Applicants are tested for their aptitude to study management through a written admission test. The test is designed to assess the applicants' ability in verbal and quantitative reasoning data interpretation and proficiency in English language.
  • After the test the applicants are required to participate in group discussion and take a personal interview.

Degree Requirement

or successful completion of the degree, a student is required to take 27 courses and 4 practicum and graduate seminars (equivalent to 66 credit hours). Students are required to complete 7 foundation and analytical tool courses (18 credits), 10 core and functional courses (20 credits), 2 capstone courses (6 credits), 4 concentration/ specialization courses (8 credits), 2 electives (4 credits) and graduate research project, internship, seminars, and other projects (10 credits). 

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Curricular structure

The MBA program consist of a total of 66 credit hours comprising foundation courses, analytical tool courses, core and functional area courses, integrative courses, concentration and elective courses.

The program also includes two thematic graduate seminars and three workshops. Students also undertake Internship project during the fifth trimester. The regular MBA program is to be complete within six trimesters. The duration of each trimester will be 12 weeks excluding examinations. 

The MBA program is to be completed within six trimesters. The duration of each trimester will be 12 weeks excluding examinations. The program will be run without a long vacation. The minimum time period to complete the program is 22 months (six trimesters). The maximum time of completion of the program is four years from the date of registration.


Concentration Areas

The program 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.


(4 courses of 2.0 credit each)

  • Financial Institutions 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

(4 Courses of 2.0 credits each)

  • Service Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Research
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Promotions Management
  • Global Marketing
  • Strategic Brand Management

Management Science & Systems
(4 Courses of 2.0 Credits each)

  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Total Quality Management
  • System Analysis & Design
  • Optimization Theory
  • Decision Support System
  • Supply Chain and Global Operations
  • Database Management
  • Business Simulation

Human Resource Management
(4 Courses of 2.0 credits each)

  • HRD Strategies
  • Compensation Management
  • Career Development Strategies in HRM
  • Employee Relations Management
  • Performance Management
  • International HRM
  • Seminar in HRM

General Management
(4 courses of 2.0 credits each)

  • 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

(2 Courses of 2.0 credits each)

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. These are basically sectoral and application courses which address the systematic integration across all of business disciplines. 

  • Real Estate Management
  • Management of Technology
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Business Tax Planning
  • Project Management
  • Bank Operations and Management
  • Multinational Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategies for Sustainable Management
  • Management of Service Sector Organizations
  • Productivity Perspective in Management Development
  • Rural Marketing and Agribusiness

Internship Program

Students are required to go for an internship in an assigned organization 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 confidential report of the host organization (40 percent) and presentation of the Internship Project Report in a seminar (60 percent).

Graduate Research Report

Towards the end of their study period, participating students are required to undertake a research assignment and prepare an integrative research report in any area of management as approved by the college. Students are required to attend the viva-voce examination and give a seminar presentation of their report as organized by the college. The weight assigned for viva and the research report will be 25% and 75% respectively.

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