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MBM

Introduction

Shanker Dev Campus (SDC), a leading constituent Campus of Tribhuvan University (TU), is one of the few campuses, which has been offering quality higher education in Management for the past many years. To its credit, SDC is probably the first choice for the general management education in Nepal, mainly due to its commitment to quality education for the future managers of Nepal. Not surprisingly, therefore it has received accolades either as the best or one of the best schools in management education including by some of the renowned business magazines of the country. It runs undergraduate and graduate courses in business and management for example Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) and Master of Business Studies (MBS). In addition, it also offers the degree of Master of Business Management (MBM), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Information Management (BIM) and Bachelor of Business Management (BBM). Over the period it has produced middle and manger level professionals required for the country. It has in addition, produced a number of politicians and administrators and some of them have reached the highest level of careers in their lives. It retains one of the best faculties available in the country quite dedicated to quality education in management. It carries the distinctive legacy as the pioneering Campus in Management education in Nepal. It is centrally and strategically located with sufficient premise and other facilities required for imparting quality education. 

Message from the Programme Director

As the director of the MBM programme, that is lauded as noble and challenging, I would like to welcome you at this pioneering institute of management education in the country, Shanker Dev Campus, which has created a niche in the arena of management education. This programme, one of the latest ones developed by Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University, is suited to students ready to put on hard and sincere efforts, who are willing to shoulder responsibilities and uphold challenges to be the part of the solution. The course is a rich blend of foundational, core, specialization and elective courses aimed at producing high caliber human resources suited to the dynamic world of business and management.
We will leave no stones unturned in the process of transforming students into useful, dedicated, responsible and dynamic human resources by inculcating necessary knowledge, skills and attitude. Our rich and experienced faculty use appropriate pedagogical tools apt for the individual courses to impart knowledge and skills efficiently and effectively. We create partnerships with the students, business community and the faculty in this transformation process.
The teaching learning processes at this campus particularly in this programme go beyond the traditional aura by incorporating state of art methodologies. Students have to regularly work in groups thus enabling them to lead in the team building and participatory processes. They have, besides the classroom requirements, aplenty of opportunities to come and work together be it in the projects, case analysis, presentations or exposure visits, excursions and social tours etc. The ultimate outcome is a well developed human capital with leadership and entrepreneurial potential. We have tried to create a suitable ambience for the programme. Besides being located at prime location, we have one of the most accomplished human resources with experience and exposure engaged in the programme. Other logistics and support services are attuned to meet the programme requirements.
We, indeed, would like to take pride in the fact that all our first batch students have been absorbed in the job market that exhibits the potential and the value of the programme. You have made an excellent choice of the programme and the campus. This partnership will go a long way in shaping your future.
Prof. Shilu Manandhar Bajracharya, PhD Director, MBM Programme, Shanker Dev Campus

Message from the Deputy Programme Director

MBM has been focusing on student centered teaching learning. The activities of the students, based on researches, presentations, group discussions, guest lectures, critical thinking, exploration, effective communication, personality development, will be supportive for the students to face the challenges of today’s competitive world.
MBM sharpens its graduates in such a way they can come up with high competencies, creative and innovative ideas in different areas of business, finance, entrepreneurship, and marketing. It develops the graduates not only to be academically sound but also highly communicative, research oriented, hardworking and having good attitude for their career building.
It also encourages the students to conduct extra and co-curricular activities to enhance their practical knowledge such as project works for different subjects and event management programs that build up their confidence level. It makes them able to create jobs for themselves and not limited to be job seekers.
All most all our students from the first batch have been absorbed in different fields of work where they are applying their knowledge and the skills they acquired at the MBM programme.
The education, which they gained from MBM, will make them able to contribute not only to the field which they have chosen as their career but also will make them responsible towards the whole society and the nation.
I welcome all prospective students, who really want to pursue a class professional course.
Binita Manandhar, M.Phil. Deputy Director, MBM Programme

Message from the Programme Designer

The Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University took a timely initiative to launch the MBM program in some of its constituent campuses. This program has been designed in view of the changing human resource needs of the emerging sectors and sub-sectors of the Nepalese economy.

Shanker Dev Campus, which has gained its reputation as a highly quality-rated educational institution in the country, has very successfully launched this program. Its qualified and experienced faculty members are consummate academicians and professionals who are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that all students are offered the opportunity to fulfill their potential both in and beyond the classroom. They are acutely aware of their obligations to prepare young talents to make their way as confident, responsible and productive contributors to a complex, ever-changing, and diverse world of business.

I congratulate the Director, faculty members and administrative staff of the MBM program for their sincere efforts in successfully launching the MBM program in line with FOM’s objectives and expectations. I express my good wishes that the college becomes a state of the art institution and the centre of excellence for business education.

Prof. Prem Raj Pant, PhD

Despite the unprecedented growth of management education in Nepal, there is still a pronounced dearth of human resources with specialized abilities meeting the growing needs of management professionals with specific capabilities and orientation. To meet this very felt gap and to create a niche, this programme, Master of Business Management, has been designed by the Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University incorporating theoretical and practical nuances of management with sectoral focus. The course, we believe, captures the modern trend and will help the organizations and the nation to move forward. The course has enough potential and skills to equip the students with necessary armour to deal with the challenges of today and tomorrow and to build managers and leaders with vision and insight in the arena.

Committed students along with dedication, faculty and the paraphernalia of Shanker Dev campus will, I believe, transform the students into designated human capital to fulfill the cherished vision

Prof. Pushkar Bajracharya, PhD

 

The Master of Business Management Program was designed and implemented three years ago with a view to expand the availability of professional management courses in Nepal. The program has been designed to prepare professional managers with sound theoretical base. Students enrolled in this course are expected to learn analytical and problem solving skills and also build their research capabilities. This is a very powerful course and capable of developing capable manpower for the business and non-business sectors, nationally and internationally. This program needs fulltime students and a core group of dedicated faculty members for its success.

As one of the designers of the program I would like to welcome the new intake of MBM program at Shanker Dev Campus.

Prof. Kundan Dutta Koirala, PhD

The Faculty of Management (FOM) of Tribhuvan University offers a variety of courses in general, functional and sectoral management areas from Bachelor to doctoral level. The courses are designed according to the need of the country and the international trends in management education.  FOM is continuously involved in development and upgrading of its curricula, teaching methods, and examination system. Master of Business Management (MBM) is a typically designed mixture of theory and research-based universally accepted academic program currently run by Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University. This program aims to produce high-calibre business graduates with a solid foundation in understanding what business operation is about while developing the skills and awareness needed to be an entrepreneur. Since we have launched this program, the first batch of students is in the process of completion of the degree. MBM graduates have many prospects as starting their own business or joining any type of organization with full of courage and confidence or developing their career as independent researchers or consultants. They can add value by being competitive and innovative and leading organizations independently with their knowledge and skills.

Prof. Dev Raj Adhikari, PhD

Course Structure

The whole course structure has been divided into core (compulsory), specialization and elective courses spread over four different semesters in two years for full time studies. The students who have successfully completed the 60 credit hours of the study will be awarded the degree Master of Business Management (MBM) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Concentration and sectoral management elective courses include currently offered by SDC that can be changed as per need within the course structure provided by the Faculty of Management, TU.

Research Project

A student is required to undertake a research assignment and prepare Research Project Report at the end of the fourth semester. The colleges shall assign a faculty member to supervise the research work. The research work must be presented in the format as prescribed by FOM. The evaluation of the research shall be based on the following two components: Written Report 70% Viva-voce 30%.

                                                                                                                    Cource Cycle

Semester Subjects  Credit Hours
Semester I  
Core Courses  
MGT 511: Emerging Concepts in Management   3
STT 511: Statistics and Computer-assisted Data Analysis 3
ECO 511: Managerial Economics 3
ACC 511: Managerial Accounting and Control  3
MGT 513: Organizational Behavior   3
   
Semester II  
Core Courses  
FIN 511: Financial Management   3
MKT 511: Strategic Marketing Management  3
MGT 514: Human Resource Management   3
OPM 511: Operations and Supply Chain Management 3
ECO 512: Global Economy and International Business            3
   
Semester III  
Core Course  
RES 511: Business Research Methodology                            3
Concentration Courses:  
Banking and Finance  
FIN 512: Financial System in Nepal                                                           3
FIN 513: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management 3
FIN 518: Treasury Management in Banks                                                3
Applied Marketing  
MKT 512: Consumer Behavior                                                                    3
MKT 514: Services Marketing                                                                     3
MKT 518: Strategic Brand Management                                                 3
Sectoral Management Elective Courses:  
MGT 554: Microfinance and Entrepreneurship                                     3
MGT 555: E-Business                                                                                    3
   
Semester IV  
Core Courses:  
MGT 516: Strategic Management and Leadership                            3
MGT 513: Business Environment and Corporate Governance 3
Sectoral Management Elective Courses:  
MGT 553: Insurance and Risk Management      3
MGT 556: Management of Sustainable Rural Development  and Project Management 3
Research Project      6

Admission Procedure

Eligibility

The applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to apply for the MBM program:

A minimum of 15 years formal education (12 years of schooling plus at least three years of Bachelor)

 Must have secured a minimum of second division or 45 percent in Bachelor’s level

Admission Process

The admission process for MBM involves submission of completed admission forms along with transcripts of all previous degrees and other testimonials as required. SDC conducts a four staged admission tests to screen the appropriate applicants. The written test that includes test based on verbal ability, quantitative ability, issue-based essay writing and case analysis is conducted by FOM. The applicants shall be screened in each of the following stages:

Written Test: This test will be based on the GMAT and GRE format. The duration of the test will be 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Group Discussion: A topic is given to each group to discuss within 20 minutes time. Performance of the applicants is evaluated by a panel of judges based on leadership, logic, and other traits.

Individual Presentation: A topic is given to an individual applicant and the applicant is required to present his/her views and opinions on the given topic and a panel of judges will judge him/her.

Personal Interview: Personal interview is taken to measure the applicant's motivation level, attitude, aptitude and capability to handle the pressure and rigors of the MBM program.

Final selection will be based on merit assessed under aforementioned steps.

Teaching Approach & Pedagogy

The MBM program is based on the student centered learning approach. The general teaching methodology of the program includes interactive lectures, students' presentations, case studies, and projects. Various activities to suit a particular course for example remedial classes, seminars, and library based research, self and collaborative study, presentations and discussions, study tours and project works are most widely adopted.

Use of Modern Teaching Aids

Teaching and learning at SDC is virtually supported by and equipped with modern digital technology.

Seminars and Group Discussions

Students are made to involve in various assignments like group discussions, presentations and other exercises in related issues of business, administration, development and other sectoral issues. They are encouraged to work in teams to undertake project works, case analysis and article reviews. Experts and professionals share their expertise and experiences in periodically organized seminars and guest lectures.

Case Study

SDC encourages students to be active in knowledge creation, innovation and dissemination through case development, analysis and presentations. Both local and global cases are assigned for discussions, written analysis and presentation. Concerned faculties work as resource persons and extend necessary guidance, supervision and mentoring in their tasks and ensure quality, creativity and accomplishment.

Industrial, social visits and excursions

SDC has made efforts to develop close nexus with the business, corporate and the practical world. MOU with Nepal Chamber of Commerce is an illustration to it. SDC provides opportunities to students to visit, observe and study organizations to provide real life practical exposure and further acquaint them with the business practices and the culture. Besides, opportunities are also extended for social visits including in remote parts of Nepal to immerse them in the reality of Nepalese livelihood, economy, opportunities and challenges.

Interactive Learning and Presentations

 Presentation is a teaching pedagogy used by SDC. Faculties assign tasks and issues in a participatory way to align with students’ interest to conduct research, develop power points and present. These become part of students’ evaluation.

Project Work

Students at SDC are involved in different research works on various issues. The research works comprise thesis writing and project work which are mandatory.

Internship

Though internship is not mandatory in MBM programme, SDC encourages students to engage in internship to gain useful experiential learning in order to enable them to acquire practical and professional exposure. The MOU with Nepal Chamber provides a few internship seats for SDC students and the campus also avails similar other opportunities.

Attendance

 The MBM program is an intensive professional program. This program demands a very high level of commitment from students. Students are required to attend regularly in all classes and presentations as required by the course. Students failing to attend 70% of classes will not be allowed to appear in the semester end examinations.

Assessment of Learning, Evaluation & the Grading System

The performance of students will be evaluated through ongoing in semester evaluations and semester-end examinations. The FOM has the final authority in conducting, evaluating and awarding grades in semester-end examinations. The faculty will decide the grades in the in-semester evaluations.

In-Semester Evaluation

The in-semester (internal) evaluation shall generally have a total weight of 40 percent in each 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 2.70 or Grade B minus (B-) in a course in order to be eligible to appear in the semester-end examination of that course. The in-semester evaluations will be based on the following components:

In-semester Evaluation : 40 Marks
Evaluation activities Weight in %
In-semester pre-board Examination 40
Class –room activities: Class presentations,  case analysis, group works etc. 20
Projects and Assignments 30
Class Attendance and discipline 10
Total 100%

Semester-end Examinations The semester-end examinations on course work related subjects have a total weight of 60 percent. The semester-end examination is based on problem solving questions, analytical questions and case studies or any other formats as demanded by a course. The duration of the examination is 3 hours. The general pattern of the external examinations is conducted as presented below.

External Evaluation:    60%

Case Analysis, Situation Analysis or Extended problem analysis as suitable to the course: Two questions        50

Problem solving, critical analysis oriented questions: Three Questions with one choice (two questions of 15 marks each)     30

Concept Oriented Short Answer Questions: Six Short Answer Questions with Two Choice Questions (Four Questions of 5 marks)     20

Total Marks   100

Grading System

 The grading system followed in the MBM 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 2.70 (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 (60 percent). The overall grade of a student will be determined by the student's performance in the in-semester and semester–end examinations. The following table presents the Letter Grade, GPA, percentage equivalent and Performance Remarks for the MBM program:

Grade CGPA Percentage Equivalent Performance Remarks
A 4.0 90 and above Distinction
A- 3.7 80-89.99 First Division
B+ 3.3 70-79.99 First Division
B 3.0 60-69.99 Second Division
B- 2.7 50-59.99 Pass in individual Course
F 0 below 50 Fail

The students will receive their semester grades and academic transcript grades only in letter grades and GPA scores.

Normal and Maximum Duration of Study

 The normal duration of the course is 24 months and the maximum duration for the completion of the requirements for MBM program is 48 months. Total fee for the two year course is NRs. 250,000.

MBM News

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MBM Notices

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1 Notice for Group Discussion, Presentation and Interview 2017 03/16/2017
2 MBM Orientation 03/22/2017