SAIM College

MBA (Global Business)

INTRODUCTION  

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) 

Finance: 

  • 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 

 

Global Marketing: 

  • 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 

Human Resource: 

  • 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 

Information System: 

  • 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. 

  • 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 (OCE). 

 

Internal Evaluations: 

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  

  • Written Test 

  • Quizzes and Oral Test 

  • Workshop Practices 

  • Assignments 

  • Term Paper 

  • Project Work 

  • 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. 

 

End-Term Examination

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. 

 

Grading Mode

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. 

 

 

ELIGIBILITY 

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. 

 

APPLICATION: 

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.  

 

ADMISSION TEST: 

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. 

 

EVALUATION: 

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.  

 

RESULTS: 

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.