Management Education in Nepal: Status, Spatial Distribution and Gender Diversity
Development of management education is fairly new phenomenon in Nepal. Within a life of about six decades it
has witnessed many important developmental phases. As of 2009/10 a total of 568 institutions are providing higher
education in management and the number is expected to increase further as Nepal has adopted multi-university policy and
invited private sectors and communities to invest in education development. With the increasing global competitiveness
because of globalization and technological advancement, management education in Nepal is struggling meet the standard.
This paper analyzes status and spatial distribution of management institutions and gender diversity of management students
in Nepal. The results conclude that management institutions are confined in the central region, dominated by private sectors
in numbers of institutions while public institutions hold more than 80 percent students and gender disparity is decreasing but
still males are dominating.