MASTER OF BUSINESS STUDIES (MBS)

The Faculty of Management (FOM), Tribhuvan University, has it ultimate objective of educating students for professional pursuits in business, industry and government. It is further dedicated to contributing for increasing the knowledge and understanding of business and public administration . In this pursuit, FOM aims to develop a networking with management of business and public entities. It also aims to continuously innovate and promote cost effective, socially relevant , modern technology- based educational programs in Nepal.

1. Program Objectives
The objective of the MBS program is to enable the students to work as competent managers and to meet the demand of higher level managers in organizations, particularly in the functional areas of management. Upon graduation, a student is able to function as manager in business, industry, government and non-government sectors, within and outside the country, in areas like accounting, marketing , finance and general management. The MBS program specifically aims to :

  •  Equip the students with required conceptual knowledge of business and management.
  •  Prepare managers in the functional areas of management.
  •  Develop knowledge and skill of business environment in national and global perspective.
  •  Encourage entrepreneurial capabilities in students to make them effective change agents in the
  • Nepalese society.
  •  Develop research capability in the student.

2. Eligibility conditions for Admission
The students applying for admission to MBS course must have successfully completed the BBS programme or a bachelor degree on any discipline from Tribhuvan University or from any other university recognized by Tribhuvan University.

3. Admission Test
The Faculty of Management (FOM) shall conduct a Central Management Admission Test (CMAT) for the MBS programme. Students eligible for MBS program must sit in the CMAT in order to qualify to apply for admission to the campuses offering MBS programme The FOM shall issue a score- sheet to each student appearing in the CMAT. The admission test shall be concentrated on the following areas:

  •  Verbal Ability
  •  Quantitative Abilit
  •  Logical Reasoning. General Awareness
  •  Business and Economics Students must submit a CMAT Request From to the FOM. Students must submit their applications for admission to the campuses along with the score- sheet Campuses shall prepare their admission merit List based on the CMAT score. The admission shall be strictly on a competitive basis. The applicants must enclose with the application from attested copies of:
  •  Certificates\testimonials of all examinations passed;
  •  Equivalence, transfer and character certificates, wherever applicable; and
  • . Two passport size photographs candidates selected for admission will have to produce at the time of admission original certificates\ testimonials of all examinations passed.

4. Minimum General Requirements
The minimum general requirements for the MBS Programmer 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. A paper of 100 marks will have a minimum of 100 lecture hours and a paper of 50 marks will have a minimum of 50 lecture hours. Each lecture must be of 1 hour (60 minutes) duration.

5. Thesis and Project Work
Students opting thesis or project reports are encouraged to write their thesis or project reports within the selected specialization area.
Thesis: Only those students who have passed all courses of the first year programme shall be allowed to write the thesis. The thesis has to be written under the direct supervision of a faculty member of the campus \ department. Evaluation of the thesis shall be based on the written part (75 marks) and viva-voce (25 marks ). The evaluation of the written part of the thesis shall be conducted through two external examiners. Students should submit three copies of the thesis to the campus\ department for evaluation. The concerned campus\ department should submit two copies of the thesis of the office of the Dean, Faculty of management for external evaluation. Viva-voce of the thesis shall be conducted in the respective campuses by a panel of experts composed of Chairperson of the Research Department, thesis supervisor, and one external examiner to be appointed by the office of the Dean. Both in the evaluations of the written part and viva-voce of the thesis, the average of the marks awarded by the experts will be final. Project Work: Students who opt for project work shall have to work on two assignments during the second year programme on topics approved by the concerned department. The assignments are to be conducted on subject areas of contemporary relevance.
Assignment I :
Term Paper: The First project assignment shall be a term paper concentrated on a literature survey in the approved topic. The term paper should be written in about 2000 words. The evolution of the term paper shall be conducted internally by the concerned department. The term paper shall carry 25 marks.
Assignment II : Field Work: The second project assignment shall be a project report based on a fieldwork on the approved topic. The concerned department has to approve the topic. In the fieldwork, the student will have to collect data and information using relevant instruments. The data and information will have to be
tabulated, analyzed, synthesized and presented in the form of a report in the prescribed format. The report is to be written in about 4000 words. An external evaluator will evaluate the report. The field report shall carry 75 marks.

6. Method of instruction (Teaching Pedagogy)
The method of instruction in the MBS program will be focused on the ways that will help the students tounderstand and analyze the real-life situations in Nepalese business, industry and government, and the global
management environment. A combination of class lectures, group discussions, problem solving exercises, guest lectures, seminar presentation, case analysis, review of literature of small project work will be adopted as the teaching methodology.

7. Graduation Requirements
The MBS programme extends to two academic year. The MBS degree is awarded on its successful completion. All candidates for the MBS degree must fulfill the following requirement:

  • The successful completion of 1000 marks as prescribed with passing grades in all course,
  • The passing scores obtained in all theory papers, thesis/seminar papers separately.
  • Completion of courses for the fulfillment of MBS programme must occur within six years from the time ofadmission.

8. The Course Cycle
In the MBS programme, the courses are offered to be completed in two years. The campus must run for a minimum of 18 hours per week. Each 50 marks paper must have a minimum of 2 lecture hours per week and each 100 marks paper a minimum of 4 lecture hours a week. Each lecture hour has to be of not less than 60 minutes. The course cycle for two years is as follows.
The First Year Programme
The First year pgromme carries 450 marks and is organized into following six courses:
Course No. Course Title
1. MSC 501 Research Methodology 100 marks
and Statistical Methods
2. ECO503 Business Economics 100 Marks
3. MGT 504 Organizational Behaviour and Human
Resources Management 100 Marks
4. ACC 507 Management Accounting 50 Marks
5. FIN 508 Managerial Finance 50 Marks
6. MKT 509 Marketing Management 50 Marks

The Second Year Programme
The second year programme carries 550 marks thatconstitute of three core courses (250 marks), twospecialization courses (200 marks) and thesis or project
work (100 marks). The courses are organized as follows:
Core Courses
1. MSC 502 Production and Operations Management 100 Marks
2. MGT 505 Strategic Management 100 Marks and Business Environment
3. MGT 506 Entrepreneurship Development 50 Marks Specialization Courses 200 Marks Any two courses from the following specialization areas:
A. Management Science (Any two courses)
1. MSC603 Management Information System 100 Marks
2. MSC 604 Decision Support System 100 Marks
3. MSC605 Productivity Management 100 Marks 
4. MSC 606 Total Quality Manangement 100 Marks
B. Accounting (Any Two courses)
1. ACC611 Profit Planning and Control 100 Marks
2. ACC612 Advance Auditing 100 Marks
3. ACC613 Tax Laws and Tax Planning 100 Marks
4. ACC614 Accounting Theory 100 Marks and Finanacial Reporting
C. General Management (Any two courses)
1. MGT621 Small Business Management 100 Marks
2. MGT622 International Business 100 Marks
3. MGT623 Organizational Development 100 Marks
4. MGT624 Labour Relations 100 Marks
D. Finance (Any two courses)
1. FIN 631 Foundations of Financial Theory 100 Marks
2. FIN 632 Capital Structure Management 100 Marks
3. FIN 633 Investment Management 100 Marks
4. FIN 634 Financial Institutions and Markets 100 Marks
5. FIN 635 Multinational Corporate Finance 100 Marks
6. FIN 636 Assets Management 100 Marks
E. Marketing (Any two courses)
1. MKT641 Service Marketing Strategies 100 Marks
2. MKT 642 Consumer Behaviour 100 Marks
3. MKT 643 Marketing Research 100 Marks
4. MKT 644 Global Marketing 100 Marks
5. MKT 645 Strategic Brand Management 100 Marks
F. RCH 601 Thesis 100 Marks
(Thesis writing within the specialization are)
G. RCH 602 Project Work 100 Marks