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MSc International Business Management : MIBM

The British College in Kathmandu (TBC) and University of the West of England UWE) in Bristol have been working together since 2012 dedicated to offering the post graduate course in Master in International Business Management (MSc International Business Management/ MIBM).

MIBM is a two year post-graduate degree programme which consists of one semester of TBC pre-masters and three semesters of UWE degree programme. The PG degree programme has been approved by the Ministry of Education in Nepal and it has also been recognised by Tribhuvan University (the national university) of the country.

The primary aim of the programme is to equip students with an advanced understanding of the concepts and current/pervasive issues within international business, as well as to develop the analytical and research skills needed to make creative and strategic contributions to business and management practices. In addition, the programme also aims to prepare students for a career in international business and management by extending their personal and interpersonal skills and enhancing their lifelong learning skills.

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Why Study at The British College?

Degrees from internationally recognised UK universities offering the same qualifications as you would get if you were studying in the UK, but with the comfort and cost-effectiveness of remaining in Nepal.

Why MSc International Business Management ?

  • The MIBM degree is awarded by University of the West of England in Bristol, UK, and thus upon successful completion of the programme, students will receive an internationally recognised British degree in Nepal.
  • It is the only International Management programme of its kind offered in Nepal.
  • It gives a unique and added advantage of having specialised knowledge in international management while being not too much deviated from the standard business administration programmes.
  • The MIBM programme prepares students to take on managerial roles in global business enterprises, internationally connected organisations, or government agencies with an overseas focus.
  • The internationally recognised degree does not only provide an edge to compete in the local market, it also provides qualification to compete and excel in the regional or international market.
  • As the MSc degree is a research-based degree, it also provides an additional advantage to pursue higher level research-based studies for a career in academia.

Other Distinctive Features

  • UK Academic System: The whole programme runs by following the UK academic system, especially in delivery, assessment and quality control.
  • Bristol Business School Modules: The MIBM modules are designed and updated by the Bristol Business School faculty team.
  • Research-based Teaching: Informed by the latest research, the UWE teaching draws heavily on current, real-world examples.
  • International Exposure: The British College students can go to UWE for a semester or more of their choice to get additional international exposure.

FAQs

General

The Trade Tower, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal.
University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol and Leeds Beckett University.
  • Bachelor in Business administration (BBA)
  • BSc (Hons) in Computing
  • Master in International Business Management (MIBM)
  • MBA (Graduate)
  • ACCA/CIMA
  • To comply with the regulations set by the Ministry of Education.
  • To ensure students have a much better chance of success than their UK counterparts, by providing them with extra time for their dissertation and also providing a pre-masters foundation designed to improve our student’s academic skills.

Admissions

  • Students apply in person or online
  • Students receive a conditional offer and should deposit a minimum amount to safeguard their place on the course applied.
  • Students provide the evidence required in the conditional offer letter (normally original certificates) For example: Students need to provide their English Proficiency Test Certificate.
  • Student receives an unconditional offer and makes their final payment
For Undergraduate and Post graduate Programmes

  • January/February for winter intake (All Bachelors and MIBM)
  • August/September for autumn intake (All Bachelors and EMBA)
For A Level

  • March/April
For ACCA

  • June/July
  • January/February
Our students are required to sit an entrance test, and if they are lacking an appropriate English qualification, they must sit our mock IELTS test as well.
  • Academic certificates and transcripts
  • Certified evidence of English level
  • A CV showing managerial experience if studying MBA (Executive)
  • Any supporting documents you may have
  • Citizenship copy and 4 passport size photos
We compare your qualifications against our requirements: consequently, before you apply, you should be in a position to know if you will be accepted or not. In unusual circumstances, applications will be sent to our partner university who will assess the application and decide the eligibility. Their decision is final.

Masters

  • MSc in International Business Management: 2:2 degree or equivalent and 6.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands)
  • MBA (Executive): 2:2 degree, 6.0 IELTS and 2 years relevant managerial experience (5.5 in all bands)
  • MBA (Graduate): 2:2 degree, 6.0 IELTS and 2 years relevant managerial experience (5.5 in all bands)
We recommend our students to have IELTS. However, we do accept other English Proficiency Test such as Pearson and TOEFL.
  • Yes, as long as your course maps against the overseas institution’s course where you are planning to transfer to
  • As you are studying exactly the same course as your counterparts in UWE, Leeds Beckett University, you can transfer easily to either of these institutions.

Fee

No, we do not have any hidden fees. The only time you may be expected to pay anymore than the given amount is with:
1. International and out-of-valley trips
2. If you want your own copy of a course book
You will receive your payment plan at the time of enrolment. To pay your course fees, you will meet with our accountant who will inform you of how you can pay and help provide the payment plan that suits you.
We are working on several scholarship schemes and have recently introduced the ‘Lord Sandwich Scholarship scheme’, where one deserving student will be fully funded each year.

For Academic Scholarship :
Course 70% in +2 80% in +2
Foundation 15% off first semester 25% off 1st first semester
Current Students :

For current students, the three toppers for each intake, of each year will be awarded the following scholarship:

1st: 50% off their tuition fee for the next semester
2nd: 25% off their tuition fee for the next semester
3rd: 15% off their tuition fee for the next semester

We are currently investigating various banks to partner with

Academic Services

  • Yes, we have a dedicated student support team who will help ensure that you receive the education that you deserve.
  • We also provide counsellors for both academic and non-academic problems and will soon be hiring a career counsellor/placement officer to provide guidance on your career.
Yes, you can do part of your course at UWE and Leeds Beckett University. TBC Student Services team will assist you with the transfer.
A student exchange program is where a student from one college/university will spend a semester or a year at another university but will then return to their original university. Students can participate in this throughout any of their degree course (i.e. not during their foundation year or pre-master’s program)
  • Access to our reference section online
  • Books/periodicals/journals from the UK, India and Nepal
  • Photocopying and printing
  • A librarian to assist you in sourcing information
  • A quiet and comfortable environment to work in
Work placements will be available to interested students and as such, we have signed multiple Memorandums of Understanding with key companies within Nepal.
  • We have a brand new basketball court
  • Gymnasium with running and cycling machines
  • Student common room with billiards, table tennis and fűsball
  • We have an active football team and an active Basketball team.
Currently we only provide this service to A Level Students.
With the exception of special seminars, classes will be no larger than 48 students.
Yes, the Master programme is taught during weekday mornings to allow our students to work.
This will vary depending on your course and on your year but you can expect to be in Monday to Friday, either in the morning or afternoon. This will be fully detailed in your course handbook.
Again, this will vary on the Masters that you are studying but currently, our courses run from Sunday to Friday and are held in the morning to allow students to work.

Testimonials

The business course tutors have strong expertise in their field and operate an open door policy. I have found this very beneficial as I've been able to discuss any of my concerns with them throughout my time on the course.

Irina Rajbhandari
MSc. International Business Management

I chose the MSc International Business Management because it’s not an ordinary postgraduate programme – it combines theory and practice from the very first day to ensure that students are well prepared for a career in global management. This approach really helped me build confidence and take a more ‘hands on’ approach to study.

Bibi Affeezah Falak Ollee
MSc. International Business Management

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