PUFOM – Faculty of Management

Pushpalal Chowk,Biratnagar

+977-21-590962, 590423

info@pufom.edu.np, deanmgmtpu@gmail.com

Master's of Business Administration


Purbanchal University is established by the Purbanchal University Act 1994. The university has been operating more than 85 academic and professional programs of undergraduate and graduate level all over Nepal through its constituent and affiliated colleges. The university with a mission to establish as a leading university of academic excellence is working to introduce new programs or updating
existing programs.

The Faculty of Management (FOM) of Purbanchal University offers professional, functional and practical programs and courses. The courses are designed according to the need of the country and the international trend in management education. The main objective of FOM is to contribute to the development of efficient and capable manpower for the business, government, and social sectors. FOM is continuously involved in developing and upgrading its curricula, teaching methods, and examination system. Its programs are designed with
greater degree of flexibility that allows the incorporation of the latest development in theory and practice of management. Presently FOM is offering fourteen programs in Bachelors, Masters and PhD level.

The MBA program of Purbanchal University is a full-time program directed at preparing
professional managers for the business and non-business sectors. The program’s focus is on developing managerial and entrepreneurial capabilities of students through the curricular and co-curricular activities. The MBA program specifically aims to :

        a. Prepare professional managers for the business and non-business sectors.
        b. Develop entrepreneurs capable of evaluating risks and taking challenges in the emerging Global business environment.
        c. Inculcate knowledge, skill, and attitude in students so that they become scientifically approached, result oriented, and socially
             responsive management professionals.

Eligibility for Admission
The candidate applying for MBA program must have

• Secured at least 45 % in the bachelor’s degree or equivalent program from any recognized University.

Curricular Structure

The MBA program has been designed at 70 credit hours with 26 course components including internship project or thesis. There will be two non-credit courses for non-management background students. Each course component has a weight of 2 or 3 credit hours requiring a minimum of 32 or 48 direct class contact hours per semester and 5 credit hours for Internship or Thesis. The course structure of the program is as

(a) Preparation Courses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Non-credit

The MBA program includes students from different educational background so it is understood that non-management educational students need some preparation to be able to grasps basics of management education. These courses will be conducted for 15 days extensively before the start of the actual program. Colleges will be responsible for arranging the classes and to make sure that students have grasps the basic knowledge of the area. The following two courses have been included for this purpose.

        1. NC-1: Qualitative Skills for Business Studies
        2. NC-2: Accounting Knowledge for Managers
(b) Foundation Courses 8 credit hours
The MBA program requires a strong foundation in basic management principles, quantitative
methods, and research methodology to understand and analyze business problems and environment.
The following four courses of two credit hours each have been included for this purpose.
        1. FO-511: Quantitative Skills for Business Studies 2
        2. FO-512: Managerial Communications 2
        3. FO-513: Managerial Economics and Decision Making 2
        4. FO-514: Legal Environment of Business 2

(c) Core Courses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 34 credit hours

The program provides core courses on general management and functional areas so that students
understand the diversity and interrelationships of business issues and problems. The following
twelve courses have been included as core courses of which some are of three and others are of two
credit hours:
        1. CO-515: Organisational Behaviour and Leadership Skills 3 Cr.
        2. CO-516: Marketing for Managers 3 Cr.
        3. CO-517: Financial Accounting 3 Cr.
        4. CO-521: Management Accounting 3 Cr.
        5. CO-522: Macro Economics and Policy Making 3 Cr.
        6. CO-523: Financial Management and Analysis 3 Cr.
        7. CO-524: Operations Management 3 Cr.
        8. CO-525: Human Resource Management 3 Cr.
        9. CO-526: Business Research 3 Cr.
        10. CO-531: Management Information System and e-commerce 3 Cr.
        11. CO-532: Organization Change and Design 2 Cr.
        12. CO-533: Entrepreneurship 2 Cr.

(d) Capstone Courses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       5 credit hours

MBA students develop a comprehensive and strategic perspective through the following two
capstone courses:
        1. CA-541: Strategic Management 3 Cr.
        2. CA-542: International Business 2 Cr.

(e) Seminar Series Courses                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 credit hours

Some additional courses needs to be introduces to students which gives diverse exposure for students
to additional and emerging areas. These courses will be given in the form of seminar courses where
students will be given one week extensive classes on focused topic. This week will be kept free from
other courses for students. The following courses are offered and more can be added as found
suitable by concerned college prior approval from Dean, Faculty of management, from which they
have to select only two seminars of two credit hours each. The detail of implementation is presented
in Annexure-I (MBA)
        1. Micro-finance & the Role of Financial Institutions in Development
        2. Real Estate Management
        3. Management of Banking and Insurance
        4. Supply Chain Management
        5. Hospitality Management
        6. Knowledge Management
        7. Project Management

(f) Specialization Area Courses                                                                                                                                                                                                                 14 credit hours

Specialization area courses have been designed in five major areas for in-depth knowledge in the
area. Students develop specialized expertise in their specialization area. Students are required to take
four specialization courses (from selection of six) and one seminar course from a selected area.
Currently, five specialization areas (Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Production
and Supply Chain Management, and International Business Management) are offered to the students.
The seminar course on specialization area will be decided at the start of each cycle according to the
relevance and need of the job market.

Finance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14 credit hours
        1. Specialization I: FN-531: Financial Theory and Corporate Policy
        2. Specialization II: FN-532: Capital Structure Management
        3. Specialization III: FN-543: Security Analysis and Investment Management
        4. Specialization III: FN-544: Management of Financial Institution
        5. Specialization IV: FN-545: Financial Derivatives and Engineering
        6. Specialization IV: FN-546: International Financial Management
        7. Specialization Seminar: FN-547: Seminar on Finance (By College)

Marketing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             14 credit hours
        1. Specialization I: MK-531: Consumer Behavior
        2. Specialization II: MK-532: Marketing Research
        3. Specialization III: MK-543: Planning and Managing Retail Business
        4. Specialization III: MK-544: Sales and Distribution Management
        5. Specialization IV: MK-545: Services and Industrial Marketing
        6. Specialization IV: MK-546: Advertising Management
        7. Specialization Seminar: MK-547: Seminar on Marketing (By College)
Human Resource Management 14 credit hours
        1. Specialization I: HR-531: Human Resource Planning and Development
        2. Specialization II: HR-532: Industrial Labour and Managerial Relations
        3. Specialization III: HR-543: Compensation Management

        4. Specialization III: HR-544: Performance Management: Systems and Strategies
        5. Specialization IV: HR-545: Industrial and Labour Legislation
        6. Specialization IV: HR-546: Strategic Human Resource Management
        7. Specialization Seminar: HR-547: Seminar on HRM (By College)

International Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14 credit hours

        1. Specialization I: IB-531: International Business Environment
        2. Specialization II: IB-532: Export Import Management
        3. Specialization III: IB-543: Intellectual Property Rights
        4. Specialization III: IB-544: International Marketing
        5. Specialization IV: IB-545: International Financial Management
        6. Specialization IV: IB-546: Strategies of Multinational Companies
        7. Specialization Seminar: IB-547: Seminar on HRM

Production and Supply Chain Management (P&SCM                                                                                                                                                               14 credit hours
        8. Specialization I: PS-531: Purchasing and Material Management
        9. Specialization II: PS-532: Designing and Managing the Supply Chain
        10. Specialization III: PS-543: Production Planning and Control
        11. Specialization III: PS-544: Warehouse and Inventory Management
        12. Specialization IV: PS-545: Facility Location Management
        13. Specialization IV: PS-546: Network Design
        14. Specialization Seminar: PS-547: Seminar on P&SCM

a) PRO 400: Internship or Thesis                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 credit hours