Introduction

MBA Nonprofit brings forward an entrepreneurial and managerial approach to create, manage and grow sustainable high impact nonprofit in a broader socio-economic context of Nepal.

We aim to develop an empathetic, socially conscious, innovative and self-aware individual for nonprofit startups, social enterprises, non-governmental organizations, foundations, corporate social responsibility projects, public-private enterprises and social businesses of Nepal and beyond.  

Our approaches thrive in empowering 5C skillset – Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communications, and Community Engagement – through academics, research, lab, workshops, and community immersion activities.

Our Approach

Why?

Empathetic, socially conscious, innovative and self-aware individual for a sustainable high impact nonprofit

How?

Our approaches thrive in empowering 5C skillset – Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communications, and Community Engagement

What?

Academics and research, labs and workshops and community immersion activities define our approach

Board Governance

Whether it is about being aware of the organization’s impact and managing the executives to steward beneficiary focused programs to leading fundraising, fostering partnerships and ensuring accountability and transparency, highly functioning and efficient board of directors is vital for a nonprofit organization. MBA Nonprofit program, with its 45-hour voluntary board service requirement, allows students to share their experience with a local nonprofit/public serving organization and support their board and leadership as an active board member.

 

Do Lab and Workshops

Do Lab uses a learner-centered pedagogy drawing influences from design thinking and lean canvas. Learners come from interdisciplinary streams who work together to solve social problems. They go through the process of collaboration, problem identification, creativity and innovation, prototyping and validating, and problem-solving. The program also integrates industry relevant workshops.

 

Community Immersion

Community Service Learning Program (CSLP) draws inspiration from King’s philosophy of connecting education to the community. It is an initiative to promote community relevant learning through empathy, responsibility, and action. Students must complete a minimum 60 hours of community service during the program, either on a weekly, block or in-service basis.

 

Academics and Research

Leading practitioners, consultants, and academicians of the nonprofit, development and management sector of Nepal inspire our program’s academic rigor and community relevance. Center for Research and Development (CERAD), King’s research wing supports academia and student engagement in research initiatives.

Course Structure

Core courses: (9 × 3) = 27 Credits

Majors: (8 × 3) = 24 Credits

Elective: (3 × 3) = 9 Credits

Total : 60 Credits

Course Duration: Two years

Core Courses
  • Organizational leadership
  • Organizational behavior
  • Marketing management
  • Managerial economics
  • Managing information systems and technology
  • Managerial accounting
  • Financial management
  • Strategic management in a globalized economy
  • Applied Capstone: New Venture Creation
Electives
  • Knowledge Management
  • Informatics for Managers
  • Impact Investment
  • Leading Strategic Change
  • Independent Project
  • Other MBA Electives
Nonprofit Majors
  • Managing Nonprofit Organizations
  • Managerial Communications
  • Governance, Ethics, and Leadership
  • Fundraising and Grants Management
  • Project Management
  • Performance Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (Monitoring and Evaluation)
  • Public Policy Analysis and Compliance
  • Research Methods
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Workshops

  1. M&E: Designing Metrics and Indicators
  2. Innovation in Fundraising, Crowdfunding, and Enterprising Nonprofits
  3. Social Entrepreneurship Lab
  4. Design Thinking for Nonprofit Managers
  5. Nonprofit Communications: Case Writing, Proposal Development, and Presentations
  6. Stakeholder Management and Compliance Reporting for Nonprofit
  7. Tools for Nonprofit Financial Analysis

 

Program Outline

Students start the program with an orientation and a social mixer. The academic discourse that includes core courses, nonprofit majors and related electives are supported by several industry-focused professionals-led workshops. Over the two years of graduate studies, students also fulfill mandatory and non-credit board service requirement (Board Governance), community immersion projects (Community Service Leadership Program), and internships, research and/or consulting assignments. The new venture creation capstone also allows them to experiment with social entrepreneurship within the program.

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