MBA Queen Margaret University

Program Overview

Affiliation

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland

ELIGIBILITY

Undergraduate degree

Duration

2 Years (4 Semesters)

Total Credit

360

Class Timing

7:00AM-9:00AM (5 days a week)

Location

Ace International Business School, Sinamangal

The MBA Program at Ace-IBS is a carefully crafted postgraduate program affiliated with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland that aims to strike a fine balance between theory and research. The Program is designed to empower students with proper knowledge base and skill sets to take up a variety of roles including but not limited to leadership, negotiation, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills, creativity and innovation, emotional intelligence to name a few.

Our MBA Program is based on the concept of MASTERSNESS; an outcome of the project ‘Learning from International Practice: The Postgraduate Taught Student Experience’, which was managed on behalf of Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Scotland. MASTERSNESS involves:...

Abstraction
Extracting knowledge or meaning from sources and then using these to construct new knowledge or meanings. Devise practice and/or project-based learning. This will be achieved when student learners:
  • Are required to reflect on knowledge, meaning and experience using e-portfolios, journals, professional learning logs etc.
  • Work in the real life setting in teams or in placement with professional colleagues
  • From different disciplinary backgrounds share and promote understanding of knowledge and approaches
  • Apply theory to real-life open-ended problems
Autonomy
Student learners will be encouraged to take responsibility for own learning in terms of self-organization, motivation, location, working with others and acquisition of knowledge. This will be achieved when student learners:
  • Are involved in transition activities to master’s level such as: compulsory modules for study skills, ethos, level orientation, etc.
  • Are provided early feed-back on assessments and performances
  • Are set self-assessment and peer-assessment tasks in ‘leaderless’ student group with minimal supervision
  • Are encouraged to actively manage a project on their own and in groups and act as consultants to external organisation, with minimal supervision
Complexity
Student learner will be encouraged to recognize and deal with complexity of knowledge. They will be required to integrate acquired knowledge with relevant skills and meaningful application in practice. This will be achieved when student learners:
  • Conduct in-depth reviews of key research papers from various perspectives
  • Think and act like external consultants when working with industry or other external organisations
  • Actively engage in personal and/or group reflection using tools such as e-portfolios, journals, professional learning logs etc.
  • From different disciplinary backgrounds share and promote understanding of knowledge and approaches.
Depth
Acquiring knowledge and using it differently, for example critical thinking, engaging a narrow topic in depth, engaging in up-to-date research, taking a multidisciplinary approach and examining something familiar and presenting it in a new way. This will be achieved when student learners:
  • Assumptions that ‘tutors know best’ are broken by deliberately giving them good and bad journal articles to analyse
  • Use group web blogs to encourage debate and discussion
  • Are encouraged to engage with, and undertake analysis of, up-to-date research
  • Are mindful of different viewpoints through interdisciplinary work and share to promote understanding of knowledge and approaches
Professionalism
Displaying appropriate attitudes, behaviors and values in whatever discipline/occupational area studied. This will be achieved when student learners:
  • Undergo reflective practice which allows them to identify level of competence they believe a professional in their discipline would demonstrate
  • Are stimulated to engage with external organisations, for example, job placements, in the field in teams with professionals, consultancy or internships
  • Develop a ‘professional behaviour’ contract and undertake a dedicated professional skills module during the course
Research
Developing critical research and enquiry skills and attributes. This will be achieved when student learners:
  • Are engaged work in ‘research nodes’ with academic researchers on key activities including writing, applying for grants, organising seminars
  • Are encouraged to read, summarise and critically evaluate key research papers and use ‘informed’ literature to assess and evaluate real-life scenarios
  • Prepare a highly reflective portfolio of course work considering how scholarship is pursued by others and themselves
  • Write a research proposal and an ethics application to obtain practical experience that will be useful in future research
Unpredictability
Recognizing that real world problems are messy and complex, and therefore being creative with the use of knowledge and experience to solve problems. This will be achieved when student learners:
  • Are encouraged to engage with external organisations, for example, job placements, in the field in teams with professionals, consultancy or internships
  • Self-organise and run research teams/nodes with senior researchers
  • Experience real-life issues through simulation-type activities
  • Critically evaluate real-life situations to help them link theory & practice

Eligiblity for Enrollment

Successful completion or fair expectation to successfully complete a minimum three years undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree before the session begins. For all equivalence related issues, reference will be made to records maintained at Tribhuvan University as applicable.

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Curricular Structure

Spring Semesters
Module Code Course Credit
B4106 Advanced Management Concepts Analysis 15
B4107 Organizational Behavior for Managers 15
B4106 Data Analysis for Managers 15
B4106 Global Sustainable Development 15
Module Code Course Credit
BM113 Business Economics 15
BM082 Directing Strategy for Value Creation 15
BM015 New Business Development 15
BM119 Introduction to Behavioral Finance 15
Fall Semesters
Module Code Course Credit
B4146 Accounting for Managers 15
B4112 Business Management Consulting & Research 15
B4115 Strategic Marketing for Managers 15
B4118 Leadership Power & Policy for Managers 15
Module Code Course Credit
BM118 Financial Management 15
BM086 Human Resource Management 15
BM017 International Marketing 15
BM019 Operations & Supply Chain Management 15
Modules Offered Throughout the year
Module Code Course Credit
Non-Credit Academic Writing -
B4114 Internship 60
BM076 Business Impact & Practice* 60

*Business Impact and Practice is the Masters Project module which replaces the traditional dissertation and as such is the pinnacle of achievement on our MBA. It is equivalent to four taught modules of 15 credits (thus carrying 60 credits total award) and runs for the duration of an entire year.

Scholarship

For Alumni: Full waiver of Admission Fee i.e. 50,000.

On the basis of SGPA earned in a semester

Performance Based Scholarship criteria applicable from the Batch of 2020 is as follows:

S.N Grade obtained in a semester Scholarship (NRS)
1 Excellent Performance (70% and above) 30,000

Admission Procedure

Computer based Examination
Computer Based Test
essay writing
Essay Writing
Personal Interview
Personal Interview

Computer Based Test – CBT

The entire CBT and each component within have predetermined maximum time limits. CBT as a tool helps explore the reductive reading and logical reasoning skills along with the ability to solve math with resourcefulness and insight. Principally, the objective of CBT is to allow applicants to demonstrate their ability to perform tasks independently with time constraints.

Essay Writing

At this stage you will be provided a topic through random selection. The topic will be auto-generated by the system once you have finished your CBT. You will have one hour to write an essay on the given topic. Though you will be provided with paper and pencil, you are however required to write your essay on the system itself. This stage requires you to demonstrate your ability to frame thoughts and construct meaningful arguments to defend your perspective (thesis) in clear, simple and grammatically error free writing.

Personal Interview

Although a positive indicator of interest, invitation to the interview does not guarantee admission. The interview is one of many elements that are considered before a final admission decision is made. As a tool it is used by the admission committee to understand an applicant better through a conversation.

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The MBA program in Ace-IBS has helped me strengthen both my personal and professional life.

Tsering Wangmo Gurung

MBA Semester IV

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