Bachelors of Business Administration in Banking and Insurance

 Introduction

BBA-BI is one of the most sought-after degrees in today’s highly uncertain world where financial management and insurance mean a lot to most of us. BBA- BI can address students’ needs to adequately understand these specific areas and acquire a competitive edge in shaping their career. BBA - BI attracts scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines who have dreams for a giant leap in their career. Recognized universally, BBA –BI is a challenging educational program that instils the basic management principles in students along with making them conversant in recent trends and practices in banking and insurance. After the completion of the course, students will be able to work as a middle-level manager in a different bank, insurance and financial institutions. 

The Bachelors of Business Administration in Banking and Insurance (BBA–BI) program of Pokhara University provides students with sound conceptual foundation and practical skills in various areas of banking, finance and insurance. This program aims to produce graduates who:

  • have a sound knowledge base and proper conceptual underpinnings of business management, banking, finance and insurance,
  • are well acquainted with the broad contexts of business organizations in Nepal and outside,
  • possess analytical and problem-solving skills,
  • have the ability to work in teams and individually, and
  • are competent in written and oral communication, including the ability to use electronic media and computers for business communication.

 

Normal and Maximum Duration of Study

The duration for the completion of the program is as follows:

  • Normal duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
  • Maximum Duration: 8 Years

 

Features

  • Continuous students' evaluation
  • Participative and student-centered teaching-learning
  • Teaching through cases
  • Professional guest lecturers
  • Out-reach orientation and induction workshop
  • Specialization courses in Banking and Insurance
  • Internship and project work

 

 

 

 Admission

Eligibility for Admission

The entry requirement in BBA-BI applicant should have at least Intermediate or Higher Secondary Level (10+2) or Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL), or equivalent as recognized by Pokhara University. Submission of the complete application form, transcripts of all previous degrees (Intermediate / plus two and SLC / SEE ) and along with payment of admission test fee.  

Candidates should obtain at least C in each subject in Higher Secondary Level (10+2) or 45 percent in the intermediate level.

In addition, the student must pass the entrance test conducted by the School of Business. The test is designed to assess the applicants’ ability in verbal and quantitative reasoning, data interpretation and proficiency in the English language.

 

Documents Required

The applicant is required to submit the following documents with the application form made available by the concerned college/school by paying a predetermined fee:

  • Completed and signed BBA-BI application form or online application as per instructed by School.
  • Certificates of all degrees should be photocopied and submitted with proper attestation.
  • Enrolment is conditional upon completion of all admission formalities including payment of all fees as determined by the college. Incomplete applications shall not be processed.
  • The candidates who are given provisional admission under special conditions are required to submit all necessary documents within a month after their regular classes begin. A student who fails to do so will have his/her admission cancelled.

Admission opens once a year in August session. Total intake seat per section is 48. There is a provision of 20 % scholarship for deserving candidates. The school conducts entrance examination for fee-paying students and Central Office of Pokhara University (Scholarship Committee) conducts examination for the scholarship students.

 

Fee Structure

 First Semester
 Second Semester
 Third Semester
 Fourth Semester
 Fifth Semester
 Sixth Semester
 Seventh Semester
 Eighth Semester
Total      (Rs)        
 49,375
 27,375
 27,375
 27,375
 27,375
 27,375
  27,375
 27,375
  241,000

 

 

 Curriculum

The curriculum and course cycle of BBA-BI program

Semester I

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
ENG 101 English I 3
MTH 101 Business Mathematics I 3
ECO 101 Introductory Microeconomics 3
SOC 101 Fundamentals of Sociology 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3

 

Semester II

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
ENG 102 English II 3
MTH 102 Business Mathematics II 3
ACC 121 Financial Accounting I 3
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
ECO 201 Introductory Macroeconomics 3

 

Semester III

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
ENG 203 Business Communication 3
STT 101 Business Statistics 3
FIN 132 Principles of Insurance 3
ACC 122 Financial Accounting II 3
MGT 211 Fundamentals of Organizational Behaviour 3

 

Semester IV

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
FIN 238 Risk & Insurance Management 3
FIN 131 Essentials of Finance 3
STT 201 Data Analysis & Modeling 3
ACC 221 Basics of Managerial Accounting 3
RCH 311 Business Research Methods 3

 

Semester V

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
MIS 201 Introduction to Management Information System 3
FIN 437 Financial Institutions & Markets 3
FIN 236 Management of Commercial Banks 3
MGT 314 Management of Human Resources 3
MKT 241 Principles of Marketing 3
PRJ 492 Project Work 3
 
Semester VI
Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
MIS 202 Essentials of e-Business 3
FIN 231 Financial Management 3
LAW 292 Legal Aspects of Banking and Insurance 3
FIN 233 Life and Health Insurance 3
INT 392 Internship 3

 

Semester VII

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
MGT 311 Fundamentals of Operations Management 3
MGT 391 Property and Liability Insurance 3
FIN 334 Treasury Management 3
FIN 335 Credit Risk Management 3
  Elective I 3
 
Semester VIII
Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
MGT 411 Business Environment in Nepal 3
MGT 412 Strategic Management 3
MGT 337 International Banking and Insurance 3
  Elective II 3
  Total Credit Hours 120

 

Electives (2 courses of 3.0 credits each)

(Any TWO courses from the following list)

 

FIN 431 Corporate Finance

FIN 432 Microfinance

FIN 433 Investment Management

FIN 436 Fundamentals of Financial Derivatives

FIN 438 Trade Finance

FIN 471 Marketing of Banking and Insurance Products

FIN 472 IT for Banking and Insurance Servies

FIN 473 Special Topics in Insurance

 

Internship Program

Students are required to go for business exposure to assigned organizations for a period of six weeks under the Internship Program. Students are required to present the Internship Project Report in the prescribed format. The evaluation of the Internship shall be based on a confidential report of the host organization (40 percent) and the presentation of the Internship Project Report in a seminar (60 percent).

 

Project Works

Students are required to do an independent capstone project that involves fieldwork and its empirical analysis. In the end, students are required to prepare a report of their project work in the prescribed format and submit to the authorized person/body. The objective of this project work is to develop students’ skills in research, particularly in areas of data collection, processing, analysis, and report writing. These reports will be evaluated by the supervisor and Project Works Committee.

 

 

 

 Evaluation

 

A student’s academic performance in a course is evaluated in two phases:

  • Internal evaluation: The mode of evaluation in a given course is decided by the concerned faculty who may assign varying weights to one or more of the evaluation modes and will announce such weights at the beginning of the course. The concerned faculty shall be responsible for the continuous in-term evaluations and will evaluate the academic performance of students in each course offered in any or a combination of
    • Written test
    • Quizzes and oral test
    • Workshop practices
    • Assignments
    • Term paper
    • Project work
    • Case studies, analysis and discussion
    • Open Book test
    • Class participation

Any other test deemed suitable by the concerned faculty member. The in-term evaluation shall have in general a total weight of 50 percent.

  • Externally evaluation: Office of the Controller of Examinations evaluates through semester-end examinations. The evaluation shall have in general a total weight of 50 percent.

 

A student is required to pass the internal and external evaluations independently. The final grade awarded on the basis of his/her consolidated performance in both internal and external evaluations.

 

 

Grading Mode

 Pokhara University follows a four-point letter grade system. The letter grades awarded to students will be as follows:

 Grade

 Honour points

 (CGPA)

 Description
 A  4  Excellent
 A-  3.7 Good
 B+  3.3
 B  3.0
 B-  2.7 Satisfactory
 C+  2.3
 C  2.0
C-  1.7  
Minimum Requirement
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
F 0 Fail

 

Degree Requirements

For graduation a student should:

  • Earn at least a ‘D’ grade in each course as specified in the grading system section,
  • Complete the internship with ‘Pass’ grade,
  • Complete all the courses, project work and internship as specified in the curricular structure, section within the maximum time period mentioned in the duration of the study section,
  • Maintain at least 2 CGPA.

 

 

 

 Program Coordinator Message

 Welcome to the Prospective Students,                                                                                                                                                                                               

School of Business is running BBA and BBA – BI program at the undergraduate level in the semester system with eight semesters and a total of 120 credit hours. Courses on these programs have been designed to develop students equipped with a broad knowledge of management so that students will be able to identify current challenges in the field of management and to convert that challenges into an opportunity. The main purpose of programs is not only to give students theoretical knowledge of management but also to enhance students' attitudes, skills, and competencies.  We are seriously concerned with the students' placement.  To facilitate that we have corporate relation and placement cell that focuses on linking students with corporate sectors. Besides that several seminars and guest lectures have been conducted in collaboration with business sectors.

Currently, we have two sections on BBA and one section on the BBA-BI program with a capacity of 48 students on each section. Students are enrolled in the fall semester. Those who passed plus two or equivalent level with a minimum C grade in each subject are eligible to apply.

We have a culture of participative learning. What we believe is that learning is a never-ending process and is happen only when students certain responsibilities to learn. As we are aiming to become centres of excellence in the field of management education, what we believe is students are our strategic assets from whose responsibility only our goal will be achieved.

If you want to achieve your dream with collaborative learning with positive thinking, you are welcome to apply. You will find a good taste of our curriculum on which there is a mix of core, foundation, elective, and concentration courses with more practical knowledge, collaborative learning, and field visit.

 

Ram Krishna Chapagain

Assistant Professor

BBA and BBA-BI Program Coordinator

Email ID: ramkrishnachapagin@pusob.edu.np

 

 

 

 Internal Exam Coordinator

 

Internal Examination Coordinator look after the internal examination and evaluation affairs of the respective program. 

Internal Evaluation

Bachelors program follows a continuous evaluation system of the students. Daily classroom activities performed in the college and personal behaviours of the students are closely monitored and keep in the record as a part of the evaluation.

A format of internal evaluation comprising the components of different activities and academic performance. Concerned subject teacher is entirely responsible to evaluate the students' performance and providing marks base on attendance, class participation, homework completion and submission, home assignments, project work, individual and group works, case analysis, presentations and so on. In order to give emphasis to the written examinations, the college conducts regular unit tests, quizzes, mid-term and pre-board examinations. In the undergraduate level, the feedback of the academic performance of the students is also communicated to the guardians and the concerned faculty also provides advice for improvement in the case of slow learners.

Even extra classes, tutorials and re-examination provisions are arranged for needy and slow learners. Finally, the students have to appear in the Board Examinations carry out by the Office of the Controller of Examinations, Pokhara University.

Internal Examination Cell

The record of internal evaluation is kept by the Internal Examination Cell. A cell has Internal Exam Coordinators and staffs who are responsible for:

  • carry out the internal examination,
  • publish the result of internal examination and forward the result to Controller of Examination (COE),
  • keep the records of the evaluation
  • perform other activities relevant with an evaluation of the students
  • coordinate Program Coordinator, faculty members and COE

Deepak Ojha

Assistant Professor

Internal Exam Co-ordinator,

BBA & BBA-BI Programs

Email: exam.bachelors@pusob.edu.np

 

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