Master of Business Administration (MBA) program of Tribhuvan University is implemented by the autonomous School of Management (SOM) on a full time basis. This MBA program’s focus is on developing managerial and entrepreneurial capabilities of students through the curricular and co-curricular activities.
The MBA program specifically aims to:
- Prepare professional managers for the business and non-business sectors.
- Develop entrepreneurs capable of evaluating risks and taking challenges in the emerging Global business environment.
- Inculcate knowledge, skill, and attitude in students so that they become scientifically approached, result oriented, and socially responsive management professionals.
The program has been designed at 60 credit hours with components that involves course work, seminars, practicum, experiential learning, and graduate research project. The total duration of the program is 2 years. The program is spread over four semesters. The maximum duration for the completion of the requirements for the MBA program is five years from the date of registration.
The course components comprise of courses on business foundations, core areas, capstone, and concentration area courses. Students also develop their knowledge and skill through research, seminar, practicum, and experiential learning.
The program cost of MBA per student will be Rs. 3,85,000 for the two-year program for regular students and Rs. 4,95,000 for sponsored and foreign students. An additional Rs.10,000 will be charged as Graduate Research Project (GRP) processing fee at the end of fourth semester. 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 Tuition Fee: Rs. 87,500
Payment at the time of admission Rs. 122,500
Second Semester onwards
Tuition Fee: Rs. 87,500
Total fee to be paid from second semester to fourth semester Rs. 87,500 per semester.
Note 1: Semester charges include semester examination fee and resource materials and computer lab costs. Each student shall receive a standard text book in each of the courses during the whole academic period. Cost of photocopy of case materials, seminar papers and articles will be paid from the semester charges.
Note 2: The cost of excursions and industrial tours outside Kathmandu valley will be shared by the students in the following manner:
- Transportation and lodging cost: To be paid by the SOM.
- Food cost: To be paid by the students.
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 at Bachelor’s level. The final decision on admission is taken on the basis of the performance scores of an applicant in the admission tests.
Students applying for the MBA program must fill in the application blank with all details of their personal information and past academic records. The application blank and the brochure will be available from the SOM reception during office hours. The application blank can also be downloaded from the school’s website (www.somtu.edu.np). The completed application along with the transcripts and certificates should be submitted to the office as per the publicly notified time. At the time of submission, students pay Rs. 1000 for admission tests. This fee must be deposited in the school’s account no. 0501010000163 at the Global Bank and the deposit voucher submitted along with the application.
SOM shall conduct four-stage admission tests for appropriate screening of applicants. The applicants shall be screened in each of the stages.
Written test: This test will be based on the GMAT format. The duration of the test will be 2 hours.
Group discussion: Groups discuss a given topic. The 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 applicant's motivation level, attitude, and capability to handle the pressure and rigors of the MBA program.
SOM has the final authority in selecting the students for the program.
Student intake for the MBA program will be twice a year. The spring intake will begin from the month of January for the February - June semester, while the fall intake will begin from July for the August - December semester. In each intake, SOM will admit a total of 35 students (30 for regular students and 5 allocated for the Corporate Sponsored and Foreign student quota).
The regular class for the program is arranged between 8.AM to 1.00 PM through Monday to Friday.
Scholarships: In order to encourage students to excel in the program TU School of Management has arranged a scholarship of Rs. 20,000 for students securing the SGPA of 4.0, and Rs. 10,000 for students securing SGPA above 3.7. The amount of scholarship shall be deducted from the fee payable in the subsequent semesters.
The MBA program is implemented over four semesters. Each semester consists of 16 weeks. There will be a preparation week (17th week) and an end-semester examination week (18th week). The program runs without a long vacation.
First Semester Courses 15 Credits
- Managerial Communications 2 Credits
- Statistics for Managers 3 Credits
- Economics for the Firm 2 Credits
- Organizational Behavior 2 Credits
- Financial Reporting and Control 2 Credits
- Marketing Analysis and Strategy 2 Credits
- Emerging Concepts and Issues in Management (Seminar) 1 Credit
- Managerial Communication (Practicum) 1 Credit
Second Semester Courses 14 Credits
- Data Management 2 Credits
- Management Accountancy 3 Credits
- Business and the National Economy 2 Credits
- Information Systems in Organizations 2 Credits
- Human Resource Management 2 Credits
- Corporate Financial Analysis 2 Credits
- E-marketing (Practicum) 1 Credit
Third Semester Courses 16 Cr. Hrs.
- Business Research Methodology 2 Credits
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 2 Credits
- Business Environment Analysis 2 Credits
- Operations and Process Management 2 Credits
- Concentration Area Course I 2 Credits
- New Venture and Market Creation (Seminar) 1 Credit
- Elective Course I 2 Credits
- Experiential Learning (Internship) 3 Credits
Fourth Semester Courses 15 Cr. Hrs.
- Strategic Management 3 Credits
- International Business 2 Credits
- Concentration Course II 2 Credits
- Concentration Course III (Practicum) 2 Credits
- Elective Course II 2 Credits
- Career Development and Self Marketing (Practicum) 1 Credit
- Graduate Research Project 3 Credits
Elective Courses (Anyone in Third and Fourth Semester Each)
- Agro-business Management
- Management of Cooperatives
- Commercial Bank Operation
- Performance Management
- Project Management
- Business Intelligence Systems
- Insurance and Risk Management
- Health Care Management
- Management of Service Enterprise
- Management of Technology
- Real Estate in Emerging Markets
- Taxation Planning and Business Decisions
- Travel and Tourism Management
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Management of Events, Exhibitions, and Fairs
- Knowledge Management
- Retail Banking
Concentration Area Courses
(A student has to choose one concentration area out of four available areas. After choosing a concentration area, students can choose any one subject from within that concentration area in the third semester and a fourth semester each.)
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
- Practicum: New Business Planning and Development (Compulsory)
- Managing Innovations
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
- Family Business Management
- Venture Capital Financing
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Practicum on Financial Planning (Compulsory)
- Financial Institutions and Markets
- Investment Strategies
- Capital Markets and Behavioral Finance
- Financial Derivatives, Futures and Options
- Financial Mergers and Acquisitions
- Micro Finance
- Applied Marketing Planning Practicum (Compulsory)
- Strategic Sales Management
- Consumer Behavior Analysis
- Advertising and Promotions Management
- Applied Marketing Research
- Strategic Brand Management
- Service Marketing Strategies
Human Resource Management
- Negotiation Skills: Practicum (Compulsory)
- HR Planning
- Management of Diversity in the Workplace
- Strategic HR Management
- International HR Management
- HR Development and Training
- Employee Relations Management