Unit 1: Introduction : LH 5
Business and its environment, types of business environment, environmental analysis – process and techniques, scanning methods, use of environmental analysis in strategic management.
Unit 2: Macroeconomic Environment : LH 15
Dimensions of the economy, major problems and challenges facing Nepalese economy, employment trends and labour market issues, migration and foreign employment, economic development plans, industry and agricultural sectors – performance and emerging challenges, economic policies and reforms - industrial policy, privatization policy, trade policy, tourism policy, and monetary policy; liberalization of the Nepalese economy and capital market reforms, factors contributing to competitive business environment in Nepal.
Unit 3: Political-Legal Environment : LH 9
Political structure in Nepal, political parties, Nepalese Constitution, Government and its branches, business-government relations, risks involved with Nepalese political environment and the emerging issues, an overview of business legislation in Nepal, legislations relating to labour, finance, investment, intellectual property, e-business, and consumer protection.
Unit 4: Socio-cultural Environment : LH 5
Components of socio-cultural environment, family structure and social organizations, class structure and classification, socio-cultural changes and their effects on business.
Unit 5: Technology and Energy Management : LH 5
Business and technology, current status of technology, technology transfer issues, IT Policy of Nepal, natural environmental issues, energy situation in Nepal, and environment and energy management issues in Nepal.
Unit 6: Global Business Environment : LH 9
Concept of globalization – trends and issues, regional grouping of nations, regional trade agreements in South Asia – SAARC, SAPTA, SAFTA and BIMSTEC, foreign direct investment in Nepal, WTO and Nepal.