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MBA at Ace International Business School is a carefully crafted postgraduate programme. It is designed to assist students to take on differing roles; from leadership to productive followership, in differing settings; groups and in teams while crafting achievements. This meticulous programme is certified by Tribhuvan University-CDC and approved by the Ministry of Education.

Within the overarching goal of expanding the realm of learning and practice, the specific objectives of the programme are:

  • Develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of management and organisations, and assist them to take effective roles within them.
  • Develop high level skills and capabilities within a group, team and project environment and be enable taking of initiative in fulfilling a variety of roles in these situations; in shaping purpose and delivering objectives.
  • Develop an enhanced ability to lead, sustain, manage and deliver effective change in increasingly international and high change environments
  • Develop an on-going, lifelong approach to learning; and to take responsibility for their own learning development though personal development planning
  • Develop the ability to advance implementable responses to challenging, complex and uncertain environmental challenges
  • Develop a capacity for applying judgement and analysis within a structured decision-making process
  • Develop the ability to support and harness innovation and creativity in systematic ways.

Ace-IBS has adopted the concept of MASTERSNESS. Mastersness is the outcome of the project: ‘Learning from International Practice: The Postgraduate Taught Student Experience’. The project was managed on behalf of Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) Scotland. It was conceptualized after discussions with staff and students in Scottish, other UK and International higher education institutions.

Facets of Mastersness

Facets of Mastersness

“MASTERSNESS” from MBA at Ace–IBS

  • Mastersness: Abstraction
  • Mastersness: Autonomy
  • Mastersness: Complexity
  • Mastersness: Depth
  • Mastersness: Professionalism
  • Mastersness: Research
  • Mastersness: Unpredictability

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-organisation, 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 recognise 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, behaviours 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 modules 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

Recognising 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
Fee Structure
Curriculum Structure

Admission : Eligibility and Procedure

We strive to achieve diversity in personality and thoughts in our student cohort. The uniformities which we ideally seek in our student cohort are:

Vigor – enthusiasm for involvement

Creativity – progressiveness in imagination

Fortitude –faith in oneself

Self-awareness – modesty to introspect.

Our approach to admission is holistic in nature. Academic performances of the past, co and extracurricular vitality and personal context all combine as indicators of potential. An honest representation of ‘self’ is the strongest application because we meet each admission application with sincere respect.

Eligibility for Enrolment
Successful completion or fair expectation to successfully complete a minimum three year 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.
Documents and other requirements for Application
  • Electronic submission of duly completed Application Form
  • Certified copies of all relevant academic/professional qualifications and transcripts along with 2 recent passport sized photographs
  • Application processing fee of NRs.1500
Admission Procedure
  • 01.

    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.
  • 02.

    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.
  • 03.

    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.