READ ALL ABOUT IT : MBA (GLOBAL BUSINESS)
Master of Business Administration (Global Business):
MBA GLOBAL BUSINESS Program is an intensive two-year course stretched over six terms of full time study, with every year comprising three terms (trimesters). With the increasing trend of globalization and the integration of economic activities of nations around the world, a rapidly unifying South Asia is emerging as one of the important hubs for world trade, investment, technology generation and transfer, which is expected to open up many corresponding opportunities for the region. Therefore, managers and the business community in Nepal can no longer remain placid and complacent of this trend.
The MBA (Global Business) Program, unlike traditional/general MBA programs that deal more with decision-making tools and functional areas, provides more exposure to global trends and management practices. The MBA (Global Business) Program thus provides candidates a wider exposure to global business environment and practices and is not in itself a specialized course on global business. Like a regular MBA, a student has to specialize either in Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, et cetera as per his/her choice in the MBA (Global Business) Program.
The core, functional, and analytical courses in MBA (Global Business) Program are corresponding to those in regular/general MBA programs. In addition to these, MBA (Global Business) has courses like International Management, International Strategic Management, Business and Development in South and South East Asia, and Cross-cultural Communication that accentuate the candidate’s exposure to global business.
The MBA (Global Business) Program is a step-up from the Master in Management (MM) Program that SAIM College offered previously, which was designed and administered in collaboration with Kathmandu University and ran from 2007 to 2010, the final class of which graduated in 2011.
The Master in Management Program was jointly designed by Kathmandu University and South Asian Institute of Management with a view to prepare managers and entrepreneurs for South Asian nations through an intensive two-year course stretched over six trimesters of full time study, with every academic year having three trimesters.
South Asian Institute of Management commenced as an educational entity with its first MM batch enrollment in 2007 and had three classes graduate on October 23, 2009, December 8, 2010, and October 31, 2011 on the 15th, 16th, and 17th graduation ceremonies of Kathmandu University.
The MM program had rigorous theoretical instructions complemented by case-based teaching, term-paper writing, seminars, and project works to emphasize on the application of concepts and theories to identify, diagnose, and solve managerial problems.
SAIM College started the MBA (Global Business) program under regulations of Pokhara University in 2010.
MBA Global Business is an intensive two-year course stretched over six terms of full time study, with every academic year having three terms (trimester).
The Program has five structured levels of courses, Foundations, Management Core, Global Focused Integrative, Functional Specialization, and Elective. A student is required to complete altogether 69 credit hours including a project to get a MBA (Global Business) degree.
Foundation & Analytical Courses (19 credit):
The foundation and analytical courses provide the necessary academic background and analytical tools for MBA study and are pre-requisite to advanced core courses.
- ACC 515 Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)
- COM 505 Managerial Communication (2)
- COM 506 Communications Skills Practicum (1)
- ECO 511 Economic Analysis for Business (3)
- ECO 512 Macroeconomics and the Global Economy (2)
- IMS 521 Management Information System (3)
- STT 501 Business Statistics (3)
- STT 502 Data Analysis for Decision Modeling (2)
Core and Functional Courses (20 credits):
The core and functional courses provide students with the behavioral skills, analytical tools, and environmental considerations necessary for making decisions in an organization.
- ACC 516 Management Accounting (2)
- FIN 531 Financial Management (2)
- MGT 542 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (2)
- MGT 543 Human Resource Management (2)
- MGT 546 Operations and Service Management (2)
- MGT 549 Business Environment Analysis (3)
- MGT 550 Strategic Management (3)
- MKT 561 Marketing Management (2)
- RES 611 Business Research Methodology (2)
Global Business Focused Integrative Courses (12 credits):
The integrative courses require students to integrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired in various functional areas of management and apply them in making decisions in the global and regional context.
- MGT 545 International Business (2)
- MGT 546 Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2)
- MGT 557 Global Business Development Plan (1)
- MGT 651 Seminar in Business and Development in South and Southeast Asia (1)
- MGT 653 International Management (2)
- MGT 655 Cross Cultural Communication and Negotiations (2)
- MGT 790 Seminar in International Strategic Management (2)
Specialization Courses ( 8 credits):
The courses in the concentration level provide students with an opportunity for in-depth study with particular focus on the global business in one of the areas listed below. They are required to take four courses of two credit hours each from their chosen area. (8 credit)
- FIN 610 Global Financial Markets
- FIN 611 Management of Financial Institutions
- FIN 620 International Investment Management
- FIN 621 Financial Engineering and Risk Management
- FIN 670 Global Financial Management
- FIN 791 Financial Policy and Strategy
- FIN 793 Corporate Financial Management
- MKT 610 International Marketing research
- MKT 611 Marketing Communication in Global Business
- MKT 620 Global culture and Consumer Behavior
- MKT 630 Services marketing
- MKT 640 Industrial marketing
- MKT 651 Global Sales Management
- MKT 658 Global Brand management
- MKT 791 Global Marketing Strategy and Implementation
- MGT 652 Global Organization Development and Change
- MGT 670 Human Resource Development
- MGT 672 Compensation Management
- MGT 674 Employee Relations Management
- MGT 675 Performance management
- MGT 676 Seminar in Global Human Resource Management
- MSC 623 System analysis and design
- MSC 625 Decision support system
- MSC 626 Supply chain and global operations
- MSC 627 Data –base Management System
- MSC 628 Business Simulation
Electives ( 4 credits ):
A student is required to take two courses of two credit hours as electives of which one must be outside his area of specialization. The objective of elective courses is to provide flexibility to the students in selecting course in which they have special interest. He can choose any course from the areas offered above or from the following courses:
- MSC 622 Quality Management Strategies
- MGT 625 Innovation and Venture Initiation
- ECO 640 Econometrics and business forecasting
- MGT 656 Knowledge Management
- FIN 660 Management Control System
- PRW 670 Independent study
TEACHING PEDAGOGY & LEARNING VALUES:
The SAIM MBA (Global Business) Program adopts rigorous theoretical instruction complemented by case-based teaching, term-paper writing, seminars and project work to emphasize on the application of concepts and theories to identify, diagnose and solve managerial problems. Up-to-date and relevant course materials are used to provide students with a solid theoretical base and conceptual clarity. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on active participation and involvement of students in learning with the role of a faculty member mostly confined to that of a guide and counselor.
Students are also encouraged to consult the faculty during office hours for academic assistance. SAIM also adopts a critical approach to learning which offers the students long lasting benefits than conventional management courses.
Learning values in SAIM are guided by:
- Emphasis on application of theoretical and conceptual framework to address managerial issues.
- Teaching based on the concept of peer learning.
- Interaction and experience sharing among students and faculty.
- Collaboration and networking with reputed institutions in South Asia and abroad.
- Emphasis on group work and team building.
- Strong support through Faculty Advisors and Counselors.
- Computer aided learning.
EVALUATION AND GRADING:
A student’s performance in a course is evaluated continuously during the term internally by the concerned faculty member and externally by the Office of the Controller of Examinations (COE).
The mode of evaluation in a given course is decided by the concerned faculty who may assign varying weights to one or more of the evaluation modes and will announce such weights in the beginning of the course. The concerned faculty shall be responsible for the continuous in-term evaluations and will evaluate academic performance of students in each course offered in any or a combination of
- Written test
- Quizzes and oral test
- Workshop practices
- Term paper
- Project work
- Case studies, analysis and discussion
- Open Book test
- Class participation and
- Any other test deemed suitable by the concerned faculty member.
The in-term evaluation shall have in general a total weight of 60 percent.
There will be end-term examination in the courses offered during the term. The end-term examination may be based on problem solving questions, analytical questions, and case studies or any other formats as demanded by a course.
The first and the last trimester courses have a 60% weight on internal ongoing evaluation and a 40% weight on the external examinations.The end-term examinations of the courses offered in the first and the final trimesters are conducted by the Office of the Controller of Examinations. Evaluation of the Internship Project, graduate seminar, term papers, practicum, and the Graduate research Project are done by the faculty of the college.
Students are required to take evaluation immediately after the completion of each module. The concerned college/institute must submit marks secured by the students in each course to the COE within three weeks from the completion of the examination and test.
In each course, the academic performance of a student will be evaluated on a 4-point scale as follows:
A student’s overall academic performance will be evaluated through Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). In order to graduate a student is required to maintain at least a 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
The total cost of the entire Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program is NRs. 5,50,000. These expenses do not include the cost of books and stationary, accommodation or any other personal expenses.
The fees charged by the College are subject to change without prior notification.
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP / EDUCATION LOAN:
SAIM College believes that any deserving student should not be deprived of education on the ground of his/her financial limitations. With a view to support deserving students the college provides research assistantships in the form of tuition waiver to the needy students with outstanding credentials.
Students seeking such research assistantships should apply by submitting the Research Assistantship application form at the time of submitting their application form for admission.
In order to get the assistantship, one should first be admitted into the program. Needy students can also get education loan from selected banks through the institute. Such loans are payable to banks in equal monthly installments after one completes his/her study.
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 45 percent of the aggregate marks or 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average in undergraduate level can apply for admission to MBA (Global Business). Admission to the program is based on academic promise of applicants as indicated by their academic records, statement of objectives, recommendations, scores on entrance test and performance in the personal interview and group discussions.
Applicants need to submit complete application form including two letters of recommendations, transcripts of all previous degrees (Bachelor, Certificate and SLC) and along with payment of admission test fee within the date specified. Application form can be collected from the Admission department at the college or may be downloaded online from our website.
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. GMAT/CAT scores are also accepted.
After the applicants are short-listed on the basis of their score in the admission test and previous academic achievements, they are required to take an English Test designed to test their written English ability. For the test they are given a general topic ofcommon interest on which they have to write an essay within 30 minutes. After the test the applicants are required to participate in Group Discussion and take a Personal Interview.
Approximately in a week time, after the evaluations, candidates are notified by phone/email as to three potential outcomes:
Candidates may view their post evaluation status on the college notice board or on SAIM website.
SAIM is conveniently located at Lagankhel (near Patan Hospital) which is easily accessible by public transportation. SAIM has a sound infrastructure and student friendly environment. SAIM has spacious lecture rooms, a computer laboratory with unlimited internet access. Photocopy, printing and scanning facilities are also available. There are conference rooms of different sizes which can be used for various purposes by students and faculty, and can also be rented out. SAIM has a well stocked library with a wide collection of books on management and related subjects along with important national and international journals and magazines. Other facilities like parking and cafeteria are also available.
As per the need of the students and faculty, SAIM will upgrade its facilities as a process of continuous growth. There are plans to expand the computer center. In the future, SAIM plans to obtain membership for online access to libraries of other leading institutions and to web based electronic journal database systems for access to a large number of international journals.
Career Counseling and Placement:
SAIM has a Career Counseling and Placement Cell. The objective of career counseling is to help graduates identify the most appropriate career choice for them, considering their personality and interest, and to assist them to make a successful transition from school to real job market. Through its corporate linkages, the Career Counseling and Placement Cell also facilitates placement of its graduates.