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Master in Business Studies (MBS)

Course TitleMaster in Business Studies (MBS)
Duration24 Months
Cost Range(NRs.)NA
Academic YearYearly
Evaluation MethodPercentage
Affiliated toTribhuvan University
FacultyManagement, Accounting, Administration & Business Studies

Course Description

Programme Objectives

The objective of the MBS programme 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 should be able to function as a manager in business, Industry, government and nongovernmental sector, within and outside the country, in areas like accounting, marketing, finance and general management. The MBS programme specifically aims to:

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

Curricular structure

The FOM recognizes the need of both breath and depth in the total academic pattern.Therefore, the curriculum for MBS degree comprises three separate and distinct course components .The three components are:


Core Courses

Core business courses integrate all analytical and functional areas and provide the students with an appreciation of the diversity and inter-relationship of business and management issues. It includes subjects such as Research Methodology and statistical Methods, Business Economics, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, Corporate Financial Management, Management Accountancy, Marketing Management, Production and Operation Management, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Policy and Environment.


Specialization course

Specialization in any one of the areas, such as, accounting, Gernal management and Management science enables the student to develop expert ice in the finance, marketing, in the functional area.


Thesis writing or project work

The MBS program requires the students to conduct original research work during the second year of the two year study period. Students are required to either write a thesis or under take two project assignment based on their original research work. Thesis writing and project works are to be strictly within the area of specialization opted by the student.



Attendance, Evaluation and Grading Sytem

The evaluation of the students will be based on two components, internal evaluation - an on going or continuous evaluation by the concerning teachers and an external examination - an annual examination at the end of the academic year. The weight and modalities of the internal and external evaluation shall be as per the following table:


Types of Weight of Total Evaluation Evaluation Full Marks Methods
- Internal (Periodic) 20% Term

The internal or on going evaluation which will be conducted internally by the concerned teachers will include the performances in assignments ,seminar presentations ,case analysis ,term papers and so on . In order to qualify to appear in the annual examinations, students must meet the following requirements;

  1. The students must have a minimum of 70% attendance of the classes actually held.
  2. The student must have a passing grade (40%) in the internal examination. No students will be allowed to appear in the second year final examinations without first appearing in the first year final examination.
  3. The programme allows only regular students to sit in the examination.

The grading system in the annual examinations is as follows:

Third Division 40%
Second Division 50%
First Division 60%
Distinction 75%


Thesis and project work

Students are required to write a thesis or two project reports during the second year programme. The thesis and project report will have to be written the specialization area selected for study by the student.



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 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 to 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 to the office of the Dean, Faculty of Management for external evaluation. Viva-voce of thesis shall be conducted in the respective campuses by panel of expert composed of chair person of the research department, the thesis supervisor and one external examiner to be a pointed by the office of the Dean. Both in the evaluation 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 1: Term paper: the first project assignment shall be term paper concentrated on a literature survey in the approved topic. The term paper should be written in about 2000 words. The evaluation of the term paper shall be conducted internally by the concerned department. The term paper shall carry 25 marks


Assignment 2: Field work: the second assignment shall be a project report based on a field work on the approved topic. The concern department has to approve the topic. In he field work, the student will have to collect 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 written in about 4000 words. An external evaluator will evaluate the report. The field report shall carry 75 marks


Method of instruction (Teaching Pedagogy)

The method of instruction in the MBS programme will be focused on the ways that will help the student to understand and analyze the real life situation in Nepalese business, industry and government, and the global management environment. A combination of lectures, group discussion, problem solving exercises, guest lectures, seminar presentation, case analyses, review of literature or small project work will be adopted as the teaching methodology.


Graduation Requirements

The MBS programme extends to two academic years .The MBS degree is awarded on its successful completion. All candidates for MBS degree must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. The successful completion of 100 marks as prescribed with passing in all the courses
  2. The passing scores obtained in all theory papers, thesis/seminar papers separately.
  3. Completion of courses for the fulfillment of the MBS programme must occur within six years from the time of admission.



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