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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.