Bachelor of Business Studies Program (BBS) Curriculum

Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)

 

 

 

Programme Objective

 

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:

 

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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Course Composition

 

Compulsory Courses

MGT 201: Business English

 

MGT 202: Business Statistics

MGT 203: Microeconomics

MGT 204: Business Law

MGT 205: Business Communication

MGT 206: Macroeconomics

 

Core Courses

 

MGT 211: Accounting for Financial Analysis

MGT 212: Cost and Management Accounting

MGT 213: Principles of Management

 

MGT 214: Fundamentals of Marketing

MGT 215: Fundamentals of Financial Management

MGT 216: Foundations of Human Resource Management

MGT 217: Business Environment and Strategy

MGT 218: Taxation and auditing

 

MGT 219: Organizational Behavior

MGT 220: Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

MGT 221: Business Research Methods

 

 

Concentration Area

 

(Three courses from any one of the following five functional areas)

 

Accounting

ACC 250: Accounting for Banking

 

ACC 251: Accounting for Business

ACC 252: Advanced Financial Accounting

ACC 253: Advance Auditing

 

ACC 254: Budgeting and Controlling of Profit

 

Finance

FIN 250: Fundamentals of Corporate Finance

FIN 251: Commercial Bank Management

 

FIN 252: Foundations of Financial Institutions and Markets

FIN 253: Fundamentals of Investment

FIN 254: Insurance and Risk Management

 

Marketing

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

 

Management

 

MGT 250: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

 

MGT 251: International Business

 

MGT 252: Management of Industrial Relations

 

MGT 253: Productivity Management

 

MGT 254: Quality Management


 

 

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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 203: Microeconomics

100

MGT 211: Accounting for Financial 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 206: Macroeconomics

100

MGT 212: Cost and Management Accounting

100

MGT 214: Fundamentals of Marketing

100

MGT 216: Foundations of Human Resource 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 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 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 prsentation.


 

 

 

 

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Fourth Year (500)

 

MGT 220: Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

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:

 

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 programme.

 

2.      Must have studied  English as a full paper at the  10+2 or equivalent  programme.

 

3.      Must have secured the minimum marks at the 10+2 or equivalent programme 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 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 *4:10hours 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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Division75 percent

 

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.

 

Completion of courses for the fulfillment of BBS programme must occur within the time limit as prescribe by Tribhuvan University.

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