Ace Institute of Management, since its inception in 1999, has been continually striving to raise the standard of management education in Nepal. Many Ace students and alumni have expressed their “Ace experience” as transformative. In our continued effort to enhance the standard of higher education in Nepal, we were exploring collaborative partnership with one of the UK universities. On 10 December 2015 our exploration culminated in collaboration with Queen Margaret University (QMU) of Edinburgh, UK, through investment in and partnership with Silver Mountain Graduate Business School which already had collaboration with QMU. The Silver Mountain Graduate Business School then was renamed “Ace International Business School”.
Ace–IBS will offer students, in Nepal, education programs of international standard, in collaboration with good foreign universities. Ace–IBS currently offers 4-years Bachelors in Business Administration and 2-years Masters in Business Administration in collaboration with QMU. Education programs of international standard and “Ace Experience” will prepare Ace–IBS students well for developing into contributing citizens in any society of today’s integrated world.
“Ace experience” is characterized by the following simple learning beliefs and values that get gradually ingrained in our students as they go through their academic programs at any Ace institutions:
Established in 1875, Queen Margaret has a rich history evolving over more than a century. At its campus in Edinburgh, UK, Queen Margaret University (QMU) runs more than 40 programmes at the Undergraduate and more than 50 programmes at the post-graduate levels. Its programs are also offered in Egypt, Greece, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore and Switzerland through collaborating Institutions. The post-graduate and under-graduate courses of QMU are in the areas of business and enterprise; media, communication and sociology; healthcare; and drama and the creative industries.
Excluding students from the European Union, 20% of QMU students are international. According to Complete University Guide – 2017, 94.4% of QMU graduates find employment or go on to further training within 6 months of graduating. In the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016, overall satisfaction with QMU stands at 86%. This overall satisfaction score matches both the UK and Scottish university averages. Times Higher Education – 2014 singled QMU out as a ‘notable riser’ in terms of REF performance. QMU’s robust arrangements for securing academic standards and for enhancing the quality of the student experience were confirmed through its achievement of the highest level of judgement, i.e. ‘Effective’ in the Enhancement-led Institutional Review conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2013). In 2011 QMU became the first university to offer UK degrees taught fully in Nepal.
QMU learning experience aims to help you become: