SAIM College(South Asian Institute of Management)

Kathmandu, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Devkota Sadak, Old Baneswor

During his professional career, Mr Pandey has been involved in various fields with a number of national and international firms. He was actively involved in marketing Nepal as a major garment producer in the US, served as a financial analyst at Montgomery Ward in Chicago and as an associate in an insurance company in Boston, worked as a financial analyst at the Nepal Industrial Development Corporation and as the training and project analysis chief at the Industrial Development Center in Nepal... See More

Ashok Raj Pandey

Devkota Sadak, Old Baneswor , Kathmandu

977-01-4574747 / 01-4484832

About College

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”- Aristotle.  

Giving respect to these sagacious words, SAIM continuously works in all aspects of its students to make excellence their habit, not just a one-time act. When good-natured students come to SAIM, we nurture them in such a way that when they complete their few years journey at SAIM and go further in their career, they are admired for their intelligence, personalities, attitude, competencies, work ethics and soft skills.  SAIM tries to bring the best in its students through the best possible teaching resources, practical exposures, experiential learning such as case studies, role playing, internships, lecture series, practical exposures so that they can face the market as a corporate athlete with both technical expertise and emotional intelligence.  

The amenable and learning culture at SAIM do enhance the amiable relationship among faculty and students so that SAIM can bring the best out of them and live up to our tagline SAIM for SUCCESS.  Here at SAIM, we work on students’ competencies, ability and capabilities to pave their path towards success. Thus, providing a holistic learning environment, taking care of the confidence in their eyes, genuine smiles on their faces, and humbleness in their nature, SAIM promise to provide the potential candidates who are visionaries, critical decision-makers, change agents and above all good human beings.  

Our Courses

Faculty Management
Course Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Course Duration 4 Years
Course Fees NRs.600000/-
Course Description

BBA Program at the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) of Pokhara University is designed to prepare professional managers and entrepreneurs needed for the nation. The program provides students with a sound conceptual foundation and practical skills in various areas of management.


  • Prepare students for professional careers in business or public management at entry-level managerial positions.

  • Inculcate positive attitudes, abilities and practical skills that are essential for a socially responsible and competent manager.

  • Develop an adequate foundation for higher studies in management.


The curriculum is designed to provide solid conceptual and theoretical knowledge in various fields of management relevant to organizations and familiarize the students with the basic tools and techniques of analyzing problems and supporting decision making. Lecture, case analysis and discussion, term paper writing, seminars and project works are the common teaching methods used by the faculty to achieve the objectives of various courses. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on students’ active participation and involvement in learning with the role of a faculty member mostly confined to that of a guide and counsellor.

A student needs to complete 120 credit hours of course work, project work and internship for earning a BBA degree. A full-time student has to take a minimum of 12 credits per semester. 

Core Courses ( 36 credit hours);

These courses help students understand principles and practice in the basic and functional areas of management.

  • ACC 101.3 Financial Accounting I

  • MGT 101.3 Principles of Management

  • ACC 102.3 Financial Accounting II

  • ACC 103.3 Management Accounting

  • FIN 101.3 Finance I

  • MGT 102.3 Organizational Relations

  • MKT 101.3 Principles of Marketing

  • FIN 102.3 Finance II

  • MGT 105.3 Entrepreneurship

  • MGT 106.3 International Business

  • MGT 103.3 Human Resource Management

  • MGT 104.3 Operations Management

Analytical Tool courses: (30 Credits):

These courses provide students with analytical skills that help to understand the basic and functional areas of management.

  • MTH 101.3 Business Mathematics I

  • CMP 101.3 Computer Application

  • MTH 102.3 Business Mathematics II

  • ECO 101.3 Microeconomics

  • CMP 103.3 Programming Language

  • STT 101.3 Business Statistics

  • ECO 102.3 Macroeconomics

  • STT 102.3 Data Analysis and Modeling

  • RCH 101.3 Research Methodology

  • MIS 101.3 Management Information System

Support area courses ( 21 Credits):

These courses develop students’ communication skills and provide them with a strong foundation in behavioural science and the legal environment of business.

  • ENG 101.3 English I

  • ENG 102.3 English II

  • ENG 103.3 Business Communication

  • LAW 102.3 Business Law

  • SOC 101.3 Sociology

  • LOG 101.3 Fundamentals of Logic

  • PSY 101.3 Psychology

Capstone Courses ( 9 credit ):

These courses develop students’ ability to synthesize and appreciate the interrelationships between various functional areas of management.

  • MGT 111.3 Strategic Management I

  • MGT 112.3 Strategic Management II

  • MGT 113.3 Nepalese Business Environment

Specialization Area Courses (24 Credits):

The specialization areas courses help students develop specialized and focused skills in the areas of their choice. Students need to select two areas of specialization and choose four courses in each.


  1. Advanced Management Accounting

  2. Management Controls System

  3. Auditing

  4. Taxation


  1. Investment Decisions

  2. Corporate Financing Decisions

  3. Financial Institutions and Markets

  4. International Finance

  5. Financial Derivatives


  1. Organizational Analysis and Design

  2. Organizational Development

  3. Project Management

  4. Small Business Management


  1. Sales Management

  2. Marketing Communication

  3. Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  4. Service Marketing

 PRJ 101.3 Project Work (3 Credits):

Students are required to undertake independent project assignment that involves fieldwork and empirical analysis of the information collected from the field. The students are also required to prepare a project report in a prescribed format. The objective of the project work is to develop students' skills in research, particularly in areas of data collection, processing, analysis, and report writing. The evaluation of the project work shall be external. Only ‘Pass/Fail’ grades are awarded in the internship.

 INT 101.3 Internship (3 Credits):

The BBA students are required to undertake an internship program approved by the Head of the program. A faculty supervises the student intern. The primary goal of the internship is to provide a student with real-life on-the-job exposure and an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in real-life situations. Students’ interests and intended areas of concentration are taken into account while making internship placement decisions. The normal duration of the internship is 6 to 8 weeks, and it is undertaken during the summer after completing at least 48 credit hours of course works. The students must submit the internship report to the host institution and the University and give a seminar to the faculty and students.

A student must obtain a ‘Pass’ grade in the internship. Failure to obtain a passing will call for a retake of the internship program. Such retakes may be allowed at most only once.

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Faculty Management
Course MBA
Course Duration 2 Years
Course Fees NRs.680000/-
Course Description

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) 


  • 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 

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Meet Our Team

Ashok Raj Pandey

(Principal ,Finance and Accounting )

Sabina Tuladhar

(Academic Head ,General Management, Organizational Development and Change )

Dyuti Baral

(Head of Capacity Building Unit ,Human Resource, Research, and General Management Consulting )

Bishal Shrestha

(Head of Admin/Finance ,Finance, Accounting and Econometrics )

Dr Shakti SJB Rana

(Full-Time Faculty ,Econometrics, Data Analysis and Modeling, Statistics )

Laxman Pokhrel

(BBA Program Director ,Marketing, Branding and Psychology )


Located at ........... near ......., our College is served by regular & quick public transport – buses, micro-vans, and tempos.

Admission is given on the basis of an Entrance Examination which is mandatory, comprehensive, and has to be cleared or on the basis of SEE grades. A personal interview closely conducted by the College Management is compulsory for all students accompanied by their parents.

Yes, our college offers varied scholarships to students on a need-cum-merit basis.

Some of our co-curricular activities include debating, elocution, essay writing, painting, drama, project, and excursions.

Our Library is full of text-books, reference books/encyclopedias, and journals/ newspapers/magazines to keep the students well-informed. We have transportation facility as well.