Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)
The objective of the BBS programme at the FOM is to develop students into competent managers for any sector of organized activity. The programme is based on the principle that graduates will spend a major portion of their life in a constantly changing environment. Therefore, 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, students should be equipped to function as a manager in business, industry and government. The graduate should also have a variety of career opportunities in different sectors of business including entrepreneurship and create much needed jobs for others.
The BBS programme specially attempts to:
- Equip the students with the required conceptual knowledge of business and administration to develop a general management perspective in them.
- Develop required attitudes, abilities and practical skill in students, which constitute a foundation for their growth into competent and responsible business managers.
- Encourage entrepreneurial capabilities in students to make them effective change agents in the Nepalese society.
- Develop necessary foundation for higher studies in management and thereafter take up careers in teaching, research and consultancy.
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:
- A strong foundation allied areas of business such as language, economic analysis, legal environment and quantitative method to prepare graduates to understand, analyze and comprehend the management concepts, theories and practices.
- Core business studies encompassing and integrating all functional areas to provide graduates with and appreciation of the diversity and inter-relationship of business and management issues.
- The opportunity to concentrate in one area of specialization such as accounting, finance, human resources management and marketing in order to provide graduates with some degree of functional expertise.
MGT 201: Business English
MGT 202: Business Statistics
MGT 207: Microeconomics for Business
MGT 204: Business Law
MGT 205: Business Communication
MGT 209: Macroeconomics for Business
MGT 211: Financial Accounting and Analysis
MGT 212: Cost and Management Accounting
MGT 213: Principles of Management
MGT 214: Fundamentals of Marketing
MGT 215: Fundamentals of Financial Management
MGT 223: Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
MGT 217: Business Environment and Strategy
MGT 224: Taxation in Nepal
MGT 225: Entrepreneurship
MGT 221: Business Research Methods
MGT 226: Foundation of Financial Systems
(Three courses from any one of the following five functional areas)
ACC 250: Accounting for Banking
ACC 251: Accounting for Business
ACC 252: Advanced Financial Accounting
ACC 255: Auditing
ACC 256: Advance Cost and Management Accounting
FIN 250: Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
FIN 251: Commercial Bank Management
FIN 255: Management of Financial Institutions
FIN 253: Fundamentals of Investment
FIN 254: Insurance and Risk Management
MKT 250: Fundamentals of Selling
MKT 251: Customer Relationship Management
MKT 252: Foreign Trade and Export Management in Nepal
MKT 253: Fundamentals of Advertising
MKT 254: Fundamentals of Services Marketing
MGT 251: International Business
MGT 256: Small and Medium Enterprises
MGT 257: Event Management
MGT 258: Project Management
MGT 259: Technology & Information 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:
First Year (500)
MGT 201: Business English 100
MGT 202: Business Statistics 100
MGT 207: Microeconomics for Business 100
MGT 211: Financial Accounting and Analysis 100
MGT 213: Principles of Management 100
The Second Year Programme
The purpose of the second-year programme 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 programme is therefore organized into the following core and compulsory courses:
Second Year (500)
MGT 205: Business Communication 100
MGT 209: Macroeconomics for Business 100
MGT 212: Cost and Management Accounting 100
MGT 223: Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management 100
MGT 215: Fundamentals of Financial Management 100
The Third-Year programme
The purpose of the third-year programme 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 programme is therefore organized into the following core and compulsory courses:
Third Year (500)
MGT 204: Business Law 100
MGT 226: Foundation of Financial Systems 100
MGT 217: Business Environment and Strategy 100
MGT 224: Taxation in Nepal 100
MGT 214: Fundamentals of Marketing 100
The Fourth Year Programme
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 225: Entrepreneurship 100
Concentration I 100
Concentration II 100
Concentration III 100
MGT 221: Business Research Methods 50
MGT 401: Final Project 50
Eligibility Conditions for Admission
The candidate applying for admission to the BBS programme:
- 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
- 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 committee of the respective campus/ college. The final viva-voce examination will be conducted by Research committee of the concerned campus/ college. After the completion of the project report will be submitted to the Office of Controller of examinations (Balkhu) for final scrutiny.
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 – year BBS programme are as follows:
- An academic year will consist of a minimum of 150 teaching days excluding the days taken for admission and annual examinations.
- The total instructional hours in an academic year will be 615 (150 day *4:10 hours a day.
- 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.
- There will be a minimum of five periods (i.e class hours) each teaching day. The campus/college 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. However, for qualifying to appear in the annual examinations, students must meet the following requirements:
- a) The student must have a minimum of 70 percent attendance of the classes actually held.
- b) 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