SAIM College, under the aegis of the South Asian Institute of Management, has been ranked among the top business schools in the country. It is affiliated with Pokhara University (PU) under the regulation of Pokhara University in 2010 and currently conducts the MBA (Global Business) Program. The MBA (Global Business) provides regular courses in the core functional areas of Finance, Human Resource Management and Marketing, and in this regard is similar to other colleges offering General MBA. At SAIM, students are also exposed to case analyses of global trends and business practices; instrumental in guiding the students in their career and professional success.
With the increasing trend of globalization and the integration of economic activities of nations around the world, a rapidly developing. 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. Managers now need to adapt and build up agile skills needed for the rapidly changing business world The MBA (Global Business) Program provides candidates with a wider exposure to the global environment and practices.
MBA Global Business PROGRAM STRUCTURE
The MBA Global Business consists of a total of 69 credit hours. This is slightly more than the General MBA program of PU. The foundational and analytical courses are of 19 credit hours. The core and functional areas of management consist of 20 credit hours, with integrative courses comprising of 12 credit hours, specialization and elective courses are 8 and 4 credit hours respectively. The Internship and Graduate Research Project with 3 credit hours each.
Additional courses like Business Development in South East Asia, and Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation, that is, the Integrative Course that accentuates the student’s exposer to global business are also part of the MBA (Global Business).
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 behavioural 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 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 a particular focus on 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 Database 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 courses in which they have special interests. 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 project work and role-plays to emphasize 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. The faculty members accordingly motivate, mentor, guide and counsel students.
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 over conventional management courses.
Learning values in SAIM are guided by:
Emphasis on application of the 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 team building and group work.
Strong support through Faculty Advisors and Counselors.
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 (OCE).
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 at the beginning of the course. The concerned faculty shall be responsible for the continuous in-term evaluations and will evaluate the academic performance of students in each course offered in any or a combination of
Quizzes and Oral Test
Open Book Test
Case Studies, Analysis and Discussion
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 per cent.
There will be an 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 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 Graduate research Project are done by the faculty of the college. Final grades will consist of 60% from internal evaluation and 40% from the end-term examination.
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 OCE 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.
Candidates having a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with 15 years of formal education (12 years of schooling and 3 years of graduation) in any discipline with a minimum of 45% of the aggregate marks or 2.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the undergraduate level can apply for admission to the MBA (Global Business). Admission to the program is based on academic records, PUMAT scores and a personal interview of the candidates.
Applicants need to submit a completed application form, transcripts of all previous degrees (Bachelors, Certificate and SLC/SEE) and submit a payment for the admission test fee within the date specified. An application form can be collected from the Admission Department at SAIM College. The application form may also be downloaded online from our website.
Applicants are tested for their aptitude to study management through a written Admission Test that is the PUMAT. The test is designed to assess the applicants’ ability in verbal and quantitative reasoning, data interpretation and proficiency in the English language. Candidates are required to pass the PUMAT to be eligible for further admission process.
After the applicants are short-listed on the basis of their score in the PUMAT and previous academic achievements, they are required by SAIM to appear in the personal interview. The cumulative score of past academic records, PUMAT Score and Interview scores, student’s weighted average marks is calculated based on the guidelines of Pokhara University.
Evaluation results are generally communicated within a week after the evaluations. Applicants are notified by phone/email as to three potential outcomes:
1) Acceptance 2) Waiting List
Admission results will be published on the website of the college (www.saim.edu.np) and SMS upon official declaration of notice.
The total cost of an MBA (Global Business) is NRs 680,000 inclusive of all the costs of fees, forms and registration. No other added cost is applicable other than the gross amount of NRs 680,000. Candidates are required to pay the admission amount plus 11 equal instalments spread over two years term (Upon request and need of candidates, the mode of payment can be negotiated.