This is a capstone course that stimulates a real business situation. The course aims to familiarize the students with macro-environmental forces affecting business operations in the context of Nepal. This course emphasizes on the review and analysis of major environmental forces. It intends to provide students with concepts and dynamics of how these forces operate and affect the operations of Nepalese business. After completion of this course, the students should be able to identify the opportunities and threats existing in the prevailing situations. The thrust of the course is to develop analytical skills among students rather than just enable them to record and document the facts. The perspective of analysis will be comprehensive, similar to that taken by a CEO. The course is a mix of cases, lectures, projects, and readings.
This course aims to familiarize the students to concepts of strategic management. The course explores the issues of defining corporate mission, objectives, and goals. Students focus on the analysis of firm’s external internal environment to identify and create competitive advantage and to provide a systematic and effective approach for developing a clear strategic plan. It focuses on the methods of strategic management and business analyses that utilize the entire cross-section of skills that have been developed in the previous trimesters of study. After completion of this course, the students should be able to pull together what they have learned in separate business fields and utilize this knowledge in analysis of complex business problems and formulate strategies accordingly. The use of case studies and their analysis will be the special feature of this course.
The GRP component of the MBA program involves the preparation and presentation of a research project of approximately 20,000 words in length directed toward the identification of a significant business problem of a company or industry, analysis of the evidences collected, and recommendations for policy making and action based upon a thorough examination of evidence and information relevant to the problem. The GRP will also contain an examination of the published literature and will select a methodology appropriate to the problems investigated. Students will be required to make oral presentation of findings and conclusion of their research work.
This module will cover models, mechanisms, and emerging issues in corporate governance, stakeholder rights and responsibilities, issues pertaining to the board of directors and management, audit committees, corporate practices and legislations on corporate governance and responsibility. The graduate seminar in corporate governance will address the various contemporary issues through discussion, selected readings and case analysis. Students will examine the current literature on major governance issues and prepare a paper to be presented to the general class as approved by the instructor. The focus of the module will be at the discretion of the instructor.