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I. Programme objective
The objectives of the BBS programme at the FOM are to develop students into competent managers for any sector of organized activity. The programme is based on the principles that graduates will spend a major portion of their life in a constantly changing environment. There for the student should have an opportunity to obtain a broad knowledge of the concepts and reality-based skills underlying the operation and management of organizations.

Upon graduation, a student should be equipped to function as a manager in business, industry and government. The graduate should also have a variety of career opportunity in different sector of business including entrepreneurship and create much needed jobs for others.

The BBS programme specially attempt to:

  1. Equip the students with the required conceptual knowledge of business and administration to develop a general management perspective in them.
  2. Develop required attitudes, abilities and practical skill in students, which constitute a foundation for their growth into competent and responsible business managers.
  3. Encourage entrepreneurial capabilities in students to make them effective change agents in the Nepalese society.
  4. Develop necessary foundation for higher studies in management and thereafter take up careers in teaching, research and consultancy.

.II. Curricular Structure
The FOM recognizes the need for both breadth and depth in the total academic pattern. Therefore, the curriculum for BBS degree comprises four separate and distinct course components

  1. A strong foundation in allied areas of business such as language, economic analysis, legal environment and quantitative methods to prepare graduates to understand, analysis and comprehend the management concepts, theories and practices.
  2. Core business studies encompassing and integrating all functional areas to provide graduates with an appreciation of the diversity and inter-relationship of business and management issues.
  3. The opportunity to concentrate in one area of specialization such as accounting, finance, human resource management, management science, and marketing in order to provide graduates with some degree of functional expertise.
  4. The opportunity to choose any sectoral management area such as tourism, cooperatives, transport, hotel, and small business, as an elective course to enable graduates to apply the core and functional knowledge and skills in their chosen sector of business.
Course Composition
The BBS programme requires the student to study a total of 14 courses (1400 marks) to be completed in 3 years. The course composition is as follows:

A. Compulsory Courses 400 Marks

MGT201 English
MGT202 Business Mathematics and Statistics
MGT203 MGT203 Economic Analysis [Macro and Micro Proposed]
MGT204 Legal Environment of Business

B. Core Courses 600 Marks

MGT211 Accounting for Financial Analysis and Planning
MGT212 Accounting for Financial Analysis and Planning
MGT213 Cost and Management Accounting
MGT214 Fundamentals of Marketing
MGT215 Financial Management
MGT216 Foundation of Human Resource Management

C. Concentration Area 300 Marks
(Three courses from any one of the following five functional areas)

Accounting

MGT311 Accounting for Business
MGT312 Taxation in Nepal
MGT313 Auditing
MGT314 Accounting for Financial Institutions

Finance

MGT321 Corporate Finance
MGT322 Financial Markets and Intuitions
MGT323 Investment Analysis
MGT324 Banking and Insurance

Marketing

MGT331 Marketing Communications
MGT332 Distribution Management
MGT333 Fundamentals of Selling
MGT334 Service Marketing

Management

MGT341 Organizational Analysis and Relations
MGT342 International Business
MGT343 Strategic Management
MGT344 Small Business Management

Management Science

MGT351 Computer System and Programming
MGT352 Productivity Management
MGT353 Management Information System
MGT354 Operations Research

D. Electives Courses 100 Marks
Group A (Sectoral Area)
(Any one course from the following)

Tourism Management
Rural Development and Cooperative Management
Hotel Management
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Transport Management
Project Management
MGT 408 Foreign Trades and Transit Management

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

English (100 Marks)
Economic Analysis (100 Marks)
Business Mathematics and Statistics (100 Marks)
Principles of Management (100 Marks)
Cost and Management Accounting (100 Marks)

The Second Year Programme
The purpose of second year programme is to provide basic concepts, tools and an understanding of the fundamentals business studies. The core courses provide essentials of learning which are basic in the board area of business studies. The second-year programme is therefore organized into the following core and compulsory courses:

Accounting for Financial Analysis and Planning (100 Marks)
Fundamentals of Marketing (100 Marks)
Financial Management (100 Marks)
Foundations of Human Resources Management (100 Marks)
Legal Environment of Business (100 Marks)

The Third Year Programme
In the third year, the students are encouraged to focus on a particular functional and sectoral area of business studies. Building on the foundation laid in the first and second years, the principal mission of the third year is twofold

i) To enable the students to concentrate in one functional area of business, FOM offers -------five steams of concentration:

a) Accounting
b) Finance
c) Marketing
d) Management, and
e) Management Science

ii) To provide opportunity to students to select any sectoral management area as an elective courses for the integrated application of knowledge, concepts and skills acquired from the core and concentration courses

The third year programme is therefore organized into the following concentration and elective courses:

Concentration I
Concentration II
Concentration III
Elective (Sectoral Management Area)

Eligibility Conditions for Admission
The candidate applying for admission to the BBS programme:

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

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IIII. Admission Test
The objective of the admission policy to select students on a competitive basis. A Student seeking admission to the BBS programme should apply in the prescribed form for the admission test, within the time specified, along with a non-refundable prescribed fee. The applicant should enclose with the application form attested copies of:

1. Certificates
2. Equivalence, transfer and character certificates.
3. Two passport-size photograph

Applicants will be required to sit for an admission tests will be held in different campuses as arranged by the FOM. The admission test will be held on the following areas.

1. Verbal ability
2. Quantitative ability
3. Business and economics
4. Logical reasoning
5. General awareness

Final selection for admission will be based on the applicant's previous academic records and marks obtained in the admission test. Candidates selected for admission will have to produce original certificates/testimonial for all examinations passed at the time of admission.

Field or practical work
The education of future managers will be incomplete without exposure to organization reality. Therefore, the field work is made an essential academic requirement for the third year students in all elective courses of the sectoral management area.

The student will under go a field work and spend two weeks studying and learning from the organization during the time fixed by the Department / Campus. After the field work, the student will write a field report on the format prescribed by the FOM and submit to the department for evaluation. The student may also be asked to present the report to the general classes and/or faculty members. The evaluation of the report will be made by a team of external and internal examiners appointed by the office of the controller of examinations. The field work should relate to the student's specialization and sect oral elective. 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 a team of external and internal examiners appointed by the office of the controller of examinations.

A student will have to pass the theoretical, practical and field work examinations separately in all the courses having theoretical, field work and / or practical components.


Minimum General Requirements
The minimum general requirements for the 3-years BBS programme are as follows:

  1. An academic year will consist of a minimum of 150 teaching days excluding the day taken for admission and annual examinations.
  2. The total instructional hours in an academic year will be 615 (150 days x 4.10 hours 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 period ( i. e. class hours) each teaching day. The campuses running morning or evening shift will also be required to meet this minimum class requirement.

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IV. 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. 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 75 percentGO TOP

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

Offer of Elective Course by Campuses
The final authority to decide the concentration and sectoral elective courses to be offered by the campuses shall be the standing committee of the Faculty Board. The campuses will have to apply to the Dean for permission to offer any concentration and/ or sectoral elective courses. The applications thus received from the campuses will be assessed by the Standing Committee of the concerned Subject Committee. The campuses will be allowed to offer concentration and elective courses only upon assessment of the required physical facilities including computer and other equipment, faculty in the campus, scope for field or practical work, and the business reality of the area.GOTOP

V. Graduation Requirements
The BBS programme extends over three 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 14 courses of 1400 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 prescribed by Tribhuvan University.

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