Crisis Management Course In Nepal

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Crisis management allows organizations dead with 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’ that 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 teaches 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


Introduction to Crisis Management Study

4 Ch-T(64)


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.