Management education has come of age in Nepal. With a late start and sluggish growth and without having the advantage of a clear vision and strategic direction to steer the journey – it took almost half a century for management education to arrive where it stands today. Management education is now moving towards the right direction with the right determination. No doubt it will arrive at the right destination. It’s destination is the role of professional catalyst and leadership of economic and social transformation by making it possible for organization and people to produce more results with less resources. In Nepal, as elsewhere, management education has now positioned itself competently and confidently in this role of a partner in progress. Nothing less is expected of management education. Nothing less it is delivering today. Transformation of management education in Nepal in terms of its character and capacity is there for everyone to see. It has become professional in attitude, approach and action as it goes about delivering market-responsive and result oriented programs that produce highly competent and committed professional human resources to manage and lead the society as well as its organizations. It’s not surprising that management education has earned highly positive responses, recognition and respect in the market.
Management education truly deserves it. This has been possible because of continuous commitment as well as hard and honest work of professionals and institutions in the management education field. The Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) has the prestige of being the pioneering and leading institution in the transformation of management education. It has the privilege of working equally committed partners in advancing management education in Nepal. KUSOM’s affiliated colleges have proved to be worthy partners in the pursuit of this mission. The Little Angels’ College of Management (LACM) is one such worthy partner devoted to preparing our younger generation for taking of management responsibility in future by providing them with the best possible environment for learning management. Management education in the future would have to redirect itself and take a major qualitative leap as the environment within which managers will operate will be more challenging and complex than ever before. KUSOM is gearing itself to redefine the contour and the content of management education in Nepal aligning it more closely with the evolving needs of the future.
My expectation is that our affiliated colleges will walk all the way with us on this journey.
Kathmandu University, School of Management