The First Year Program

The purpose of the first year program is to build a strong foundation in students to prepare them to comprehend the business concepts, theories and practices. The first year program is organized into the following compulsory and core courses:

First Year (500) 
MGT 201: Business English100
MGT 202: Business Statistics100
MGT 203: Microeconomics100
MGT 211: Accounting for Financial Analysis100
MGT 213: Principles of Management100

The Second Year Program

The purpose of the second year program is to provide basic concepts, tools and understanding of the foundation and core courses. The foundations courses are required to develop understand business practices. The core courses provide essentials of learning which are basic in the broad area of business studies. The second-year program is therefore organized into the following core and compulsory courses:

Second Year (500) MGT 205: Business Communication  100
MGT 206: Macroeconomics100
MGT 212: Cost and Management Accounting100
MGT 214: Fundamentals of Marketing100
MGT 216: Foundations of Human Resource Management100

The Third Year program

The purpose of the third year program is to provide basic concepts, tools and understanding of the fundamentals of business studies. The core courses provide essentials of learning which are basic to understand broader area of business studies. The third program is therefore organized into the following core and compulsory courses:

Third Year (500) MGT 204: Business Law    100
MGT 215: Fundamentals of Financial Management  100
MGT 217: Business Environment and Strategy  100
MGT 218: Taxation and Auditing  100
MGT 219: Organizational Behavior  100

The Fourth Year Program

In fourth year, the students are encouraged to focus on a particular functional and concentration area of business studies. Building on the foundation laid in the first, second and third years, the principal mission of the fourth year twofold:

  1. To enable the students to concentrate in one functional areas of business. FOM offers four stream of concentration courses:
    • a) Accounting
    • b) Finance
    • c) Management
    • d) Marketing
  2. To provide opportunity to students to engage in research and final project presentation.
Fourth Year (500) 
MGT 220: Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development100
Concentration I100
Concentration II100
Concentration III100
MGT 221: Business Research Methods50
MGT 401: Final Project50

Eligibility Conditions for Admission:

The candidate applying for admission to the BBS program:

  1. Must have successfully completed the 10+2 in business/ commerce or an equivalent course from a Higher Secondary School Board or from Tribhuvan University or from other University/ Board recognized by T.U or must have studies mathematics or economics as a full paper at the 10+2 program.
  2. Must have studied English as a full paper at the 10+2 or equivalent program.
  3. Must have secured the minimum marks at the 10+2 or equivalent program as prescribed by the Faculty Board or campus concerned.
  4. Must satisfy any other entry requirements or criteria as prescribed by the Faculty Board or the campus.

Final Project Work

The education of future manager will be incomplete without exposure to organizational reality. Therefore, the final project work is made an essential academic requirement for the fourth year students in all concentration courses. To write a project work students will undergo a field work and spend four weeks studying and learning from the organization during the time fixed by the campus/college. After the field work, the student will write a project report on the format prescribed by the FOM and submit it to the college/campus for evaluation. The student may also be asked to present the report to the general class and/ or faculty members. The evaluation of the report will be made by a team of external and internal examiners appointed by the by the Research department of the respective campus/ college. The project work should relate to the student’s specialization.
The student must complete the prescribed number of hours of practical work in all courses requiring such work to the satisfaction of the concerned department. The final practical examination will be conducted jointly by team of external and internal examiners appointed by the office of controller of examinations.
A student will have to pass the theoretical, practical and project work examinations separately in all the courses having theoretical, project work and or practical components.

Minimum General Requirements

The minimum general requirement for the 4-years BBS program are as follows:

  1. An academic year will consist of a minimum of 150 teaching days excluding the days taken for admission and annual examinations.
  2. The total instructional hours in an academic year will be 615 (150 day *4:10hours a day). For courses requiring field and practical works, additional hours of study will be required.
  3. A paper of 100 marks will have 150 lectures each of 50 minutes. However for practical works, extra class hours will be required as fixed by the Faculty Board.
  4. There will be a minimum of five periods (i.e class hours) each teaching day. The campuses running morning or evening shifts will also be required to meet this minimum class requirement.

Attendance, Evaluation and Grading System

The final evaluation of students is done through the annual examination conducted by the office of the Controller of Examinations, Tribhuvan University (TU). However for qualifying to appear in the annual examinations, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. The student must have a minimum of 70 percent attendance of the classes actually held.
  2. No student will be allowed to appear in the second year final examinations without first appearing in the first year final examinations.

The grading system in the annual examinations is as follows:

  • Third Division 35 percent
  • Second Division 45 percent
  • First Division 60 percent
  • Distinction Division 75 percent

Methods of Instruction

The campuses offering the BBS program should use the methods of instruction which help prepare the student for the realities of Nepalese business, industry and government in which he/she has to work. A combination of lecture, group discussions, problem- solving exercises, guest lectures, practical work, and project work will be used as approaches to learning. The campuses are also encouraged to use the case method of instruction whenever required and wherever possible.

Graduation Requirements

The BBS program extends over four academic years and the BBS degree is awarded on its successful completion. All candidates for BBS degree must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. The successful completion of 19 courses of 1950 marks and submit a final project report of 50 marks as prescribed with passing grades in all the courses.
  2. The passing scores obtained in all theory and practical components of the courses separately.
  3. Completion of courses for the fulfillment of BBS programme must occur within the time limit as prescribe by Tribhuvan University.

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