Teaching Methodology

Dual Faculty System (DFS)

This is the unique Academic Methodology and KFA Business School is the pioneer in Nepal to implement DFS in a highly structured manner. Under DFS, two Resource Persons – the Academic Professors (APs) & the Professional Contributors (PCs) teach each and every subject of MBA Program combinely. While APs teach from the textbooks covering conventional and contemporary/emerging theories, PCs bring the real case studies from their respective work experiences to align with respective Units of the Syllabus.

Along with several other Teaching Methodologies, KFA MBA is delivered with Dual Faculty System (DFS) as mentioned in below section.

KFA’s MBA is all about preparing students for Number 2 and Number 3 Schools of their lives. KFA believes there should be 3 schools in any management student’s life:

1. Number 1 School - The Academic Institute, where students acquire both academic and professional education;

2. Number 2 School - Corporates/Multinationals, where graduates go and work after studies; and

3. Number 3 School - The Entrepreneurship Venture, which she/he establishes after acquiring knowledge and experience from Number 1 and Number 2 Schools respectively.

Through DFS, KFA imbibes a complete 360-Degree approach to management learning. The School believes that until and unless real case studies are mapped with all the Academic Contents, learning can never be complete. Our experience has proven that students who have passed out MBA with DFS have out-performed their competitors in the practical workplace scenario as they were already exposed to both academic and practical teaching methodology thoroughly even before joining respective organizations. DFS is highly effective and good learning experience for:

• Students, who get exposures from both worlds: theoretical knowledge and relevant practical experience/case studies;

• Academic Professors, who can get first hand exposure of practical aspects of business; and

• Professional Contributors, who can acquire knowledge from emerging theoretical frameworks

 

Industry Based Research (IBR)

A need assessment is undertaken in different industries to assess the gap in the organization. Students will be supervised by their respective mentors in association with the host organization. Students will work on the research topic and spend time working at host organization. This project can be then used in

  1. Real Consulting Assignment
  2. Graduate Research Project

 

Entrepreneurship Brainstorming Session

At KFA, we privilege students to take their business ideas forward through Entrepreneurship Brainstorming Session. The envisioned ideas are put through a process of feasibility check. In this session, students are encouraged to freely put their business ideas discuss in panel.

Once the ideas are checked for feasibility, they then are put into actions in next process i.e. Business Enterprise Management Project (BEMP) and Professional Entrepreneurs Group (PEGs).

 

Business Enterprise Management Project (BEMP)

BEMP is a comprehensive Business Project undertaken in ‘Entrepreneurship’ subject during Second Year. Under BEMP students will actually register a real firm/company (although with a very low capital) as per their interest area and they perform real business activities, including Legal, Finance, Operations & Marketing. They will not only run ‘operating cycle’ of their business, which includes ’Supply’, ‘Production’, ‘Demand’ and ‘Collection’ functions, and understand the risks associated with these activities, but also explore and implement the ‘risk mitigations’ for these functions. In short, through BEMP, students will be ‘Business-Ready’.

 

Professional Enterpreneurship Group (PEG)

Once students are ‘Business-Ready’ through various subjects that they learn in the MBA Program as per School's DFS Methodology and also upon successful completion of BEMP, they are now ready for PEG.

This is an initiative taken by the School to create entrepreneurship in the country. The students are given a week’s deadline to decide amongst themselves to choose any SME Entrepreneurship Project that they wish to start. Feasibility study of the chosen projects are carried out, discussed several rounds and once the preliminary framework is developed, the school will hire different experts/consultants to guide the students shape up their initiatives into concrete business proposals. The school will provide opportunity for the students to make presentations in front of potential investors, who will be identified and invited combinely by KFA and respective students. Upon acceptance of the project by the investor/s, the necessary formalities of registration and other documentation are completed to set the project into operation after the final exams or in any other appropriate timelines.

 

Global Economic Analysis

Knowledge ranging from Economic to political to social and cultural helps to grow confidence. In  Global Economic Analyis, KFA provides a comprehensive session on current global economic topics. This is a continous program that is provided to selected students who register their names withing a given time frame. Generally a guest speaker, who is an expert in the topic presents an informative session backed by reliable data.

 

I EVOLVE Series (Capacity Building and Enhancing Skills)

I EVOLVE Series includes a series of structured classes that help students learn, develop and polish their skills. Communication, Writing, Computing and Etiquettes are some of the many skills that students master from these classes.

I Plan : To help each one set a career goal or vision for oneself and then plan a strategy to the set target.

I Speak : English Grammar is taught to improve one's correctness of English. Theoretical lessons imparted are practiced practically through interactions.

I Converse : Significance and types of Verbal communication, ways of communicating and gesture in communication are dealt with.

I Write : Develops effective writing skills and the techniques. It teaches various forms of business writing.

I Look : Personality development classes dealing with developing of proper etiquettes of dressing, eating and talking habits.

I Present : Teaching the proper way of making formal presentations and presenting in front of a panel of judges.

I Lead : Helping the students understand the prerequisites of being an effective leader. Ways of developing leadership and presentation skills.

I Design : PHOTOSHOP classes for teaching the students about the basic functions of PHOTOSHOP application.

I Excel: Computer classes on EXCEL. The theoretical classes are followed by practices on developing various kinds of advanced EXCEL formats.

I Access : Computer classes on ACCESS, an application is taught for theoretical and practical approach.

I Interview : Expert advice on how one should prepare for an interview and be or behave in the interview. Simulation sessions on interview facing are conducted.

Behavioral Workshop: Students get to explore their leadership capabilities by learning how different quadrants of brain works.

 

KFA Research and Development (Proven Process)

KFA has a dedicated Research Department under the Guidance of the Academic Department which facilitates research-based learning and knowledge building within the organization.

The students are engaged in primary and secondary research which is an integral part of their Compulsory Research Based Assignments for every subject in each semester.

Students learn to think in terms of facts and figures which helps improve their decision making. In addition to that, writing of Proposals and Report improve their documentation skills.

The overall objective of this department is to improve the knowledge and performance level of all wings of KFA.

 

Business Observation Tour (Domestic and International)

Business Operation (domestic) is a one-day program where students explore the operating cycle of a service/manufacturing/ trading company. The visit is made in the nearby company (inside valley) for the ease of learning.

This is an outside the class learning program where they later present a comprehensive operating cycle in front of the respective industry personnel which also provides a huge benefit for the operating company.

 In addition, students are also taken outside the country to visit the facilities as a part of their course learning whereby they get exposure of international systems and processes.

 

General Banking Course (GBC)

Under this program, we deliver a 15-20 Days General Banking Course, which is a Certified Programmed of KFA Training School. This Programme, which comprises of practical Banking Aspects, is provided to all MBA students.

 

KFA Career Cell

We at KFA feel extremely privileged to have been able to provide competent human resources to drive the country's growth engine. Since the year2010, KFA has placed over 500 students in various reputed companies inside and outside the country.

We guide students to choose right career and to give knowledge, skill, and aptitude and meet the manpower requirements of the Industry. 

The Career Placements, both for final jobs and Internships is an integral part of any Management College’s annual calendar of activities. We have a well laid-out systematic process of meeting student’s career aspirations and Corporates expectations. The Career Cell functions as a bridge between the College, Industries and Students.

The Career Cell is led by students and is initiated to provide placements and internship to the students.

 

Career Fair

KFA Career Cell organizes Career Fair every year, where HR managers of different reputed organizations are invited to take interviews of MBA students as per their strengths and interest profiles.

The following is a brief chart of how we have managed to succeed in placing our students in best possible industry:

Recruiters Chart in last 3 years:

Academic Year

Number of Recruiters

2017

8

2018

9

2019

12

Few Names of Past Recruiters (with logo):

  1. Sykar Group
  2. Global Bank Ltd.
  3. Himalayan Bank Ltd.
  4. Himalayan Capital Ltd.
  5. M.A.W. Pvt. Ltd.
  6. Resonance Nepal
  7. Jobs Dynamics
  8. Sipradi Trading

 

Delivering real consulting assignments

The benefit of having prior experience in real working cases always befits the possibility to get a job you want. KFA assigns students to do a real consulting assignment after a gap analysis in a relevant industry. The project is led by the students in groups and are assigned a supervisor.

Voice of students

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  • “I think studding MBA in KFA business school is one of my best decisions of my life . The experience and the exposure to different teaching styles that I found here have given me a different perspective about life and what I really want to do.”

    Atul Bhattarai -
  • "KFA provides great balance between work & education. The dual faculty approach helps in developing academic & professional skills together. The best thing about being a student here is the number of additional opportunities that are available to us. It is not only about the degree, it is about connections, networking & collaborations."

    Anjana Neupane - MBA 3rd Semester
  • “It gives me great pleasure to say that I am a part of KFA. There is so much I have achieved studying in KFA than just a certificate. I gained knowledge, confidence along with theoretical and practical skills, provided by knowledgeable, accessible and expert faculties together with an inspiring group of co-learners at KFA.”

    Navin Adhikari -
  • “Studying MBA at KFA Business School has added value to my career. It gave me an opportunity to meet different people and learn about many things. It helps students in not only building their career but also in enhancing distinctive competencies and skill sets that help the students grow their professional life in an exponential pace. Additionally, the amazing and highly qualified faculties here help students in getting in-depth knowledge about all the subjects that are most needed to become a key person in a dynamic corporate world.”

    Sachin Acharya -
  • "I am extremely thankful to KFA team and its faculty members for providing us with such an outstanding learning environment. Best part of KFA is research based curriculum, supportive faculty members and management team. KFA is not only to fulfill academic degree, it is also a better platform for personality development, diversified career development and entrepreneurship skill development."

    Yubraj Thapa - MBA 2nd Semester
  • "I express my gratitude towards KFA Business School as all the professors have helped me to enhance my skill set and guided me throughout. The relationship between faculties and students is very cordial which gave me an opportunity to excel in my area of interest .The two year of running MBA Courses helped me to grow as a professional. KFA have wonderful faculties and they are cooperative. I am thankful to my program head and KFA professors for always motivating me and helping me to develop and grow as a person."

    Raju Shah -

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