Crisis Management Course In Nepal

Crisis management allows organizations dead from a disruptive and sudden event that may harm them or their stakeholders. Crisis management is a crucial process in public relations.

Unlike the ‘risk management’ which involves assessing the potential threats and finding the best solutions to avoid them, ‘crisis management involves dealing with threats before, during, and after they have occurred.

Similarly, the study of crisis management equips skills and techniques that teach individuals to identify, assess, understand, and cope with a difficult situation from the moment it first occurs up to the point its recovery process starts.

In Nepal, crisis management is taught only at the Master’s level with the name – Master in Crisis Management Studies. The Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS) offers this course under the affiliation of Tribhuvan University (TU).

Master in Crisis Management Studies Course Curriculum

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
CMS-501 Introduction to Crisis Management Study 4 Ch-T(64)
CMS-502 Geological Processes and Natural Hazards 3 CH-T (48)
CMS – 503 Changing Dimensions of Security 3 CH-T (48)
CMS – 504 Disaster Management Theory and Practice 3 CH-T (48)
CMS – 505 Multidisciplinary Research Methods and Design/ Term paper 3 CH-T (48)
CMS – 506 Leadership Development 3 CH-T (48)

Total Credit Hours: 19 / Teaching Hours: 304

Second Semester

Course Code Course title Credit hours
CMS – 511 Critical Thinking: An Intellectually Disciplined Process 2 CH-T (32)
CMS – 512 Geo-Politics: A Forecast For The 21st Century 3 CH-T (48)
CMS – 513 International Law 2 CH-T (32)
CMS – 514 Study of Sociological Hazards: An Interdisciplinary Approach 3 CH-T (48)
CMS – 515 Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches 3 CH-T (48)
CMS – 516 Stress Management and Report Writing 1 CH-T-P&W (16)
CMS – 517 Fieldwork and Term Paper ‘Crisis Case Study’ 3 CH-T&P-R&W (48)

Total Credit Hours: 17 / Teaching Hours: 272

Third Semester

Course Code Course title Credit hours
CMS – 521 Biological and Ecological Disasters 3 CH-T (48)
CMS – 522 Public Health and Emergency Response 3 CH-T (48)
CMS – 523 Transnational Social Issues 3 CH-T (48)
CMS – 524 Humanitarian Assistance 3 CH-T (48)
CMS – 525 Social Statistics for a Diverse Society 2 CH-T (32)

*Seminar topics are subject to change based on emerging current issues of crisis studies
Total Credit Hours: 14 / Teaching Hours: 224

Fourth Semester

Course Code Course title Credit Hours
CMS – 531 A Successful Dissertation and Thesis: Graduate Research from Proposal to Completion 2 CH-T (32)
CMS – 532 Understanding Terrorism & Managing Consequences** 3 CH-T(48)
CMS – 533 Organizational Crisis Management Study** 3 CH-T (48)
CMS – 534 Global Change and Sustainability** 3 CH-T(48)
CMS – 535 Thesis Writing 6 CH-R&W(96)
CMS – 536 Seminar and Internship 1 CH-T(16)

**Optional elective subjects
**Optional 2 elective subject should be selected from 3
Total Credit Hours: 14 / Teaching Hours: 224
Grand Total Credit Hours: 65 (Teaching Hours 1040), Total Subjects: 23, Total Seminars: 2, Total Fieldwork: 1 and Thesis: 1
CH: Credit Hours, T: Teaching Hours, P: Practical, R: Report, W: Writing

Admission Criterion

  1.  Attested copies of mark sheets/grades sheets/ transcripts, transfer and character certificates of each level of examination passed.
    2.    The original copy of the Migration Certificate
    3.    Attested copies of the Citizenship Certificate or Passport (For foreign students)
    4.    Six copies of a recent photograph; four passport size copies and two auto-size copies


  1.  Should have successfully completed a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree (¾ years) in any discipline with minimum second division marks in aggregate or 2.0 CGPA on a scale of 4.0 from a recognized university/board.
    2.    Interested candidates with required educational level completed but are waiting for their final results can also apply on a provisional basis, provided that the student has already taken his/her last year, final semester examination and has passed all the previous semesters papers.


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