Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)

Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)

  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Start date: December
  • Study type: Full time
  • System: Annual

Program Objective

The objective of the Bachelor of Business Studies (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.

Eligibility Conditions for Admission

  • The students who have completed 10+2 or equivalent examinations securing minimum ‘C+’ grade in all subjects of Grade 11 and 12 are eligible to enroll in BBS program of Tribhuvan University.
  • Students with Higher Secondary Education Examination Pass Certificate (HSEEPC, hereafter only NEB) or Proficiency Certificate Level of Tribhuvan University (PCL) or equivalent to NEB/grade 12 pass are eligible for the admission in BBS programme.

The BBS programme specially attempts 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.

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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

B.B.S. 1ST YEAR

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:

Subject CodeSubjectFull Marks
MGT 201Business English100
MGT 202Business Statistics100
MGT 207Microeconomics for Business100
MGT 211Financial Accounting and Analysis100
MGT 213Principles of Management100

B.B.S. 2ND YEAR

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:

Subject CodeSubjectFull Marks
MGT 205Business Communication100
MGT 209Macroeconomics for Business100
MGT 212Cost and Management Accounting100
MGT 223Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management100
MGT 215Fundamentals of Financial Management100

B.B.S. 3RD YEAR

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:

Subject CodeSubjectFull Marks
MGT 204Business Law100
MGT 226Foundation of Financial Systems100
MGT 217Business Environment and Strategy100
MGT 224Taxation in Nepal100
MGT 214Fundamentals of Marketing100

B.B.S. 4TH YEAR

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.
Subject CodeSubjectFull Marks
MGT 251Accounting for Business100
MGT 252Advance Financial Accounting100
MGT 253Advance Auditing100
MGT 220Entrepreneurship100
MGT 221Business Research Methods50
MGT 401Final Project (Thesis)50

Minimum General Requirements

The minimum general requirement for the 4 – year BBS programme 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 *4:10 hours a day.
  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 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 aapear 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

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.

Methods of Instruction

The campuses offering the BBS programme 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 programme 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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