AITM News and Events >> MBA graduate students participated in a study tour – Building mutually beneficial links with the industry



Any Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program needs essentially forging mutually beneficial collaboration with the industry.

The nature and scope of operations in business today require MBA graduates to be conversant with not only theoretical and conceptual learning in the classroom, but also exposing them to organizational realities and acquiring the competency of relating classroom learning to multifaceted nature of operations of business organizations.

Living this understanding, the Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM) organized its maiden study tour at Kandel Enterprises in Kathmandu on September 22, 2013 (Sunday). This is a carpet weaving and Pashmina making organization, running as a family-owned business. To make it well focused, the entire study tour was organized on the theme of ‘Building commitment, motivation, and morale of employees’.
At the beginning, all participants had a guided factory tour led by Mr. Nissan Kandel, the young proprietor of this enterprise, both in carpet weaving and Pashmina making sections of the factory. This tour was then supplemented by a verbal presentation made by him and the interactive communication all participants had with him.
The AITM feels ever so grateful to Kandel Enterprises, its proprietor, and all employees for sacrificing their valuable working time for a noble cause of educating potential entrepreneurs, business managers, and industry leaders. It is the firm belief of the AITM that AITM-industry collaboration would begin a new era of business education at postgraduate level in Nepal.

The study tour was led by Dr. Saman M. Dassanayake, Visiting Faculty at AITM, and was attended by 13 MBA students.

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