Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

2 years
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Fee (Tentative)NPR 465,850

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a two-year program comprising four semesters of six months each, designed for full-time implementation by Tribhuvan University School of Management (SOMTU). Tailored for individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of business management, the MBA program provides a thorough curriculum encompassing key areas such as human resource management and leadership, marketing, and finance. Its goal is to cultivate well-rounded leaders capable of confidently navigating the complexities of the corporate landscape with expertise.

The program places a strong emphasis on enhancing the managerial and entrepreneurial capabilities of students through both curricular and co-curricular activities. The primary objectives of the program are as follows:

  • Prepare professional managers for both business and non-business sectors.
  • Develop entrepreneurs capable of assessing risks and embracing challenges in the evolving global business environment.
  • Instill knowledge, skills, and attitudes in students to foster a scientific approach, result-oriented mindset, and social responsiveness in their management profession.

Salient Features

Fee Structure

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 Charges
Semester 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 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 minimum qualification to apply for the program is a minimum Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of
CGPA scores of 2 or 45 percentage.

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 ( 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.

Admission Test

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
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).

Class Timings

The regular class for the program is arranged between 8.AM to 1.00 PM through Monday to Friday.

Admission Criteria

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.

Curricular Structure


Course Code Subject Credit Hours
MBA 501 Communication and Critical Thinking for Managegers 2
MBA 502 Statistics for Manager 3
MBA 503 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions 2
MBA 504 OB, Leadership and Ethics 2
MBA 505 Financial Reporting and Control 2
MBA 506 Marketing Strategies and Plan 1
MBA 507 Principles and Emerging Issues in Management: Seminar 1
MBA 508 Managerial Communication - Practicum 1
Total   15


Course Code Subject Credit Hours
MBA 509 Business Analytics 2
MBA 510 Accounting for Manager 2
MBA 511 Entrepreneurial Manager 2
MBA 512 Management Information System 2
MBA 513 Managing People 2
MBA 514 Financial Management 2
MBA 515 Business and Corporate Laws 2
MBA 516 Field Immersion 1
Total   16


Course Code Subject Credit Hours
MBA 517 Business Research Methodology 2
MBA 518 Operations and Technology Management 2
MBA 519 Business Environment Analysis 2
MBA 520 Concentration I 2
  Elective I 2
MBA 590 Experiential Learning (internship) 3
MBA 521 Digital Finance: Practicum 1
MBA 522 Digital Marketing: Practicum 1
Total   15


Course Code Subject Credit Hours
MBA 523 Strategic Management 2
MBA 524 International Economy and Business 2
  Concentration II 2
  Elective II 2
MBA 525 Business Simulation: Practicum 1
MBA 591 Graduate Research Project 3
MBA 526 Doing Business in Nepal: Practicum 1
MBA 527 Creating sustainable business plan: Seminar 1
Total   14

Concentration Courses

Human Resource Management and Leadership

Course Code Human Resource Management and Leadership Credit Hours
MBAHL 581 Knowledge Management and Learning Organization 2
MBAHL 582 Leadership for Business Negotiation 2
MBAHL 583 Strategic Human Resource Management 2
MBAHL 584 Human Resource Analytics and Audit 2
MBAHL 585 International Human Resource Management 2


Course Code Marketing Credit Hours
MBAM 581 Consumer Behavior Analysis 2
MBAM 582 Advertising and Promotion Management 2
MBAM 583 Applied Marketing Research and Analytics 2
MBAM 584 Strategic Brand and Retail Management 2
MBAM 585 Service Marketing Strategies 2


Course Code Finance Credit Hours
MBAF 581 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management 2
MBAF 582 Global Financial Markets 2
MBAF 583 Investment Banking 2
MBAF 584 Corporate Financing Decisions 2
MBAF 585 Stochastic Financial Modeling 2
MBAF 586 Capital Markets and Behavioral Finance 2
MBAF 587 Microfinance 2
MBAF 588 Financial Derivatives, Futures and Options 2
MBAF 589 Financial Institutions and Markets 2

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Course Code Entrepreneurship and Innovation Credit Hours
MBAEI 581 Sustainable Business Management 2
MBAEI 582 Design Thinking and Innovation 2
MBAEI 583 Entrepreneurial Finance 2
MBAEI 584 Social Entrepreneurship 2
MBAEI 585 Managing Innovations 2

Management Science

Course Code Management Science Credit Hours
MBAMS 581 Yield Management 2
MBAMS 582 Multi-Criteria Decision Making 2
MBAMS 583 Econometrics 2
MBAMS 584 Machine Learning 2
MBAMS 585 Big Data 2


MBAE 651 Ethical Leadership Management 2
MBAE 652 Bank Management 2
MBAE 653 Insurance and Risk Management 2
MBAE 654 Real Estate Management 2
MBAE 655 Rural Business and Agribusiness 2
MBAE 656 Managing Organizational Change, Development and Crisis 2
MBAE 657 Microfinance and Entrepreneurship 2
MBAE 658 Rural Marketing and Agribusiness 2
MBAE 659 Industrial Relations 2
MBAE 660 Performance Management and Competency Mapping 2
MBAE 661 Project Management 2
MBAE 662 Taxation planning and business decisions 2