M.Ed Leadership and Management (One Year Program)


Education is one of the most important fields in national and international development. International actors, national authorities, communities and individuals all consider formal learning to be a key factor in “development”. The nature of the education agenda is invariably controversial.  As a result, education constitutes a rich lens for viewing the social, economic and political aspects of development.

In this fast changing world, stakeholders of education are quality conscious and are seeking education institutions that can assure quality of education at the level of their expectations. This situation demands for well versed, competent, dynamic, and change-oriented educational leaders and managers in educational organizations who are capable of adopting modern leadership and management techniques and practices. Keeping in view of current needs and requirements of educational institutions, in 2007, Kathmandu University School of Education initiated M.Ed. degree in Education Management for the purpose of preparing future educational managers and leaders who can efficiently and effectively run educational institutions in Nepal and abroad. This program was redesigned and named MEd in Leadership and Management in 2014. Now, to cater to the growing needs of educational professionals in Nepal, KUSOED has proposed one year MEd in Leadership and Management.


MEd in Leadership and Management is a revised program MEd in Educational Management of Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED). KUSOED now proposes to expand this program to a one year master’s degree (27 credits) targeting the working professionals, especially those who already hold some leadership positions in academic institutions. This program intends to prepare graduates for thoughtful and strategic leadership in educational organizations, and to be effective leaders, change agents, academic researchers and educators. An attempt will be made to impart essential knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for an effective school Principal and educational leader who can provide dynamic leadership for change and innovation, academic success and optimum satisfaction of stakeholders.


The purpose of this program is to prepare educational leaders who can demonstrate high levels of management and leadership theoretical knowledge and skills to provide effective and efficient educational services to all learners and satisfy their stakeholders. The graduates specializing in Leadership and Management are expected to be responsive to the changing educational technologies, pedagogical practices, changes and innovation in education and ever increasing new body of knowledge.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

This program is targeted to the working professionals in the field of education.

Seats available

Each cohort will accommodate not more than 25 participants.

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be equipped with the conceptual, organizational, and leadership skills needed to assume administrative positions of significant responsibility in educational institutions.

Evaluation and Grading

KUSOED adopts semester-based evaluation. It follows the letter grading system.


A student gets a graduation award after meeting the following requirements:

–       Satisfactory completion of all courses prescribed for this program

–       at least C in each of the individual courses and a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 3.0.


Candidates having a Master’s Degree in any discipline and a recognized teaching qualification at the basic or secondary level will be eligible for applying to this program.

Program structure

This is a one year degree program. The total credit hours of this program is 27. This program also follows the semester system, and thus the courses will be offered in two semesters.

Fee structure

As per the University’s rules

Courses I. CORE COURSES (6 Cr)

EDUC 508 Theory and Practice in Education (3)

EDUC 509 Research Methodology (3)


EDLM 514 Education Policy and Planning (3)

EDLM 515 Strategic Planning in Education (3)

EDLM 521 Organization Theories and Behavior (3)

EDLM 522 Instructional Leadership (3)

EDLM 524 Perspectives and Trends in Educational Management and Leadership (3)


EDLM 518 School Community Partnership (3)

EDLM 523 Program Evaluation

EDLM 525 Program Development in School (3)

EDLM 532 School Governance (3)

EDLM 534 Integrity in Education Management and Leadership (3)

EDLM 535 Entrepreneurship in Education


EDLM 541 Practicum (3)

EDLM 544 Research Project (3)


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