Welcome to Ace International Business School

About Ace–IBS

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:

  • An Acer takes responsibility for his/her learning, actions, behavior, and relationships.
  • An Acer has respect for self and for others.
  • An Acer keeps his mind open for learning.
  • An Acer has the humility to accept ignorance and courage to admit mistakes.
  • An Acer adheres to honesty in work and behavior, irrespective of the consequences.
  • An Acer appreciates good grades but values holistic development more.

Our Values

  • Honesty in work
  • Sincerity in relationships
  • Respect for self and others
  • Responsibility for one’s actions
  • Reflecting on and learning from our experience
  • Care for resources
  • Respect for laws and regulations

Our Mission

  • Based in Kathmandu, Nepal, Ace International Business School collaborates with world-class foreign universities and delivers academic programs that prepares students for their journey into entrepreneurship, professional career, and leadership in a global society.

Our Learning Philosophies

  • We learn more when we assume responsibility for and self-regulate our learning.
  • Learning never ends if we avoid intellectual arrogance and embrace intellectual humility.
  • We learn more if we compete only with self and cooperate and collaborate with others.
  • Learning is a choice; with mental effort and persistence everyone can learn.

About QMU

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’s Vision

  • To be a university of ideas and influence.

QMU’s Mission

  • To foster intellectual capital with both a theoretical and practical focus, giving students and staff the confidence to make a real difference to the world around them.

QMU’s Learning experience

QMU learning experience aims to help you become:

  • CONFIDENT AND SELF-RELIANT, with the academic, professional and personal skills for successful personal and career development
  • CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVERS who can bring together skills of enquiry, research evidence, and critical analysis to investigate problems and propose solutions
  • POSITIVE CONTRIBUTORS to building a just and sustainable society
  • ADEPT AT USING MANY SOURCES OF INFORMATION to sift, create and share knowledge
  • PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL EMPLOYEES with an understanding of how other fields relate to and work with your own
  • LIFELONG LEARNERS who can reflect and build on your experiences to achieve success.

Richard Butt

Deputy Principal

Queen Margaret University

“We are delighted that Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK is working in close partnership with Ace International Business School to provide access to our BBA and MBA programmes for students studying in Nepal from October 2015.


Ajay Ghimire


Ace International Business School

On the 15th anniversary of Ace Institute of Management, I had said, “We will also open ourselves to new partnership and new collaboration so that we will continue to raise the standard and opportunities of higher education in Nepal”.

Certificates of Accreditations

Approval from Ministry of Education, Nepal

Approval of Affiliation with QMU

Equivalence Certification Tribhuvan University Curriculum Development Center