Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration offers individuals aspiring to senior management and executive roles the opportunity to develop skills and competencies relevant to the effective management of enterprises. The course covers all aspects of management, including managing people, accounting and finance, economics, information and decision making.

The MBA emphasizes development of skills required to succeed in increasingly complex business environments such as international trade or public administration working across legal, industry or cultural boundaries.

  1. Eligibility and Admission Criteria
    Applicants must have a degree or equivalent as approved by the University of Canberra Admissions Committee and at least 2 years of relevant work experience or equivalent prior to admission. Applicants must also have English Language Standards score of 6.0 across all band levels or proof of English Language proficiency.
  2. Duration of the course
    MBA can be completed within 18 months .
  3. Student Intake :
    Seats are now available .Twenty (for MBA and MBM) numbers of RGoB scholarships will be awarded to civil servants. They will be required to route their applications through the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC).
  4. Program Fee and Stipend
    The promotional course fee for Bhutanese candidate is Nu.253,000/- per course and for International students is Nu.550,000/- per course. The course fee does not include the travel and living expenses. The fees can be paid in two installments, first installment (50%) to be paid on acceptance of offer and second installment on 17th August, 2016.
    The Bhutanese civil service candidates admitted to the course on RGoB scholarship shall be paid stipend at the rate of Nu.8000 per month.
  5. Application Forms and Deadline
    The application form can be downloaded from RIM website: www.rim.edu.bt  and must be sent to the Registrar, RIM or at phuntsho_rinzin@rim.edu.bt along with the following certified documents:

    • Copy of citizenship card /passport
    • Copies of the academic transcripts and, if required, its English translation,
    • Copy of the proof of English language ability, and
    • Copy of proof of work experience.
  6. Applications for the programs close on 15th January 2016.
    Selection status will be communicated as early as possible. Subsequently applicants will have to confirm their admission and pay the fees (as mentioned in section 4 of this document) to be formally enrolled.
  7. Student Exchange/Credit Transfer
    Opportunity exists for a certain number of students to study in either location (UC Bruce Campus or RIM/ Bhutan) to enter an Exchange Program to study up to a maximum of 3 units at the partner institution. However, such candidates will have to bear the costs of travel and their stay in either place. Any additional candidates exceeding the maximum number will have to bear the tuition cost prevalent at UC.
    Selection of Candidates
    The selection of candidates will be done by University of Canberra.
  8. Information for International Students
  9. Visa Approval Process:
    In order to process the visa for the international students, candidates will be required to submit the following:

    • Confirmation of Admission
    • A passport copy
    • VISA fees of USD20.00 (students from India, Bangladesh and Maldives will be exempted from visa fee)
    • Confirmation of Funding
      Visa application form (which can be down loaded from www.mohca.gov.bt) along with the requirements mentioned above may be forwarded to the Registrar, Royal Institute of Management, Thimphu, Bhutan (phuntsho_rinzin@rim.edu.bt). Following the receipt of the visa application and the specified details, RIM will process the visa with the concerned authorities. Visa can be processed within 2-5 days.
    1. Accommodation:
      The Royal Institute of Management is situated in Simtokha which is three kilometers away from the main city of Thimphu. The management can help to arrange accommodation at a reasonable rate near the institute or in town. Student can also find accommodation on their own. The rate per flat is approximately AUS $250.00. Limited rooms are available in the RIM executive hostel AU$300.00 per month subject to availability. The Institute is well connected to the city by city buses and taxi for candidates availing accommodation in the city.
    2. Currency:
      Local currency is Ngultrum which is equivalent to Indian rupee. For the latest exchange rate refer http://www.rma.org.bt
    3.  Weather/Climate:
      Temperatures in Thimphu, located at 2,200 meters above sea level in west-central Bhutan, range from approximately 15 degree centigrade to 26 degree centigrade during monsoon season of June through September but drop to between about -2 degree centigrade and 16 degree centigrade in January. Most of the central portion of the country experiences a cool, temperate climate year-round. In the south, a hot, humid climate helps maintain a fairly even temperature range between 15 degree centigrade and 30 degree centigrade year-round, although temperatures sometimes reach 40 degree centigrade in the valleys during the summer.

Further information & inquiries on the programs, please contact the following officials:

Mr. Phuntsho Rinzin
Telephone No. +975-2-351013/14; mobile: +975-17824828
e-mail: phuntsho_rinzin@rim.edu.bt
OR
Mr. Tashi Phuntsho
Telephone No. +975-2-351013/14; mobile: +975-17609172
e-mail: tashi_phuntsho@rim.edu.bt