Bachelors of Business Administration

 Introduction

BBA is a four-year, eight-semester, 120 credit hour bachelor level management program. The curriculum aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of mathematics, economics, accounting, finance, human resource and marketing. The BBA program aims to expand knowledge and improves skills in the area of management in general and anyone concentration area in particular.  

The curriculum is designed to equip students with the competencies, knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for success in the management field. The coursework gives students a broad and holistic view of the challenges in today’s business environment. The BBA program provides students basis for career growth and prepares them for higher studies.

The prominent feature of the semester system is the continuous evaluation of a student's performance, and flexibility given to the students to progress at a pace suited to his/her individual ability as per the credit requirements.

The credit hour assigned to each course of this program varies depending on its lecture, tutorial and practical work hours in a week. One lecture/contact hour per week per semester is assigned one credit. That is, a three-credit hours course has 48 class hours.  

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

This program aims to provide students with foundational knowledge and practical skills in various areas of business administration. It also intends to develop the intellectual ability and managerial skills in students through business and other social science courses. Besides, the program helps the students to develop proper attitudes and qualities required for managing business functions. This program specifically aims to produce the graduates who:

  • have a sound knowledge and proper conceptual underpinnings of business management,
  • are well acquainted with the broad contexts of business organizations in Nepal and outside,
  • possess analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills,
  • possess the ability to use electronic media and computers to solve organizational problems,
  • have the ability to work in teams and individually, and
  • have awareness of the environmental factors, social/functional relationships, and ethical standards that affect business and administrative decisions within an organization.

 

Features

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

 

 

 Admission

 

Eligibility for Admission

The entry requirement in BBA 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 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.

Currently, the intake in BBA is as follows:

Fee-Paying: 77, Scholarship: 19, Total: 96

 

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 program

Semester I

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
ENG 101 English I 3
MTH 101 Business Mathematics I 3
ACC 121 Financial Accounting I 3
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
MGT 101 Computer & IT Applications 3

 

Semester II

 

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
ENG 102 English II 3
MTH 102 Business Mathematics II 3
ACC 122 Financial Accounting II 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
ECO 111 Introductory Microeconomics 3

 

Semester III

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
ENG 201 Business Communication 3
STT 101 Business Statistics 3
FIN 131 Essentials of Finance 3
SOC 101 Fundamentals of Sociology 3
ECO 201 Introductory Macroeconomics 3

 

Semester IV

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
ENG 202 Business Communication II 3
STT 201 Data Analysis and Modeling 3
MGT 211 Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 241 Principle of Marketing 3
FIN 231 Financial Management 3

 

Semester V

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
ACC 221 Basics of Managerial Accounting 3
RCH 311 Business Research Methods 3
MGT 314 Management of Human Resources 3
MGT 311 Fundamentals of Operation Management 3
  Concentration I 3

 

Semester VI

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
MIS 201 Introduction to Management Information System 3
LAW 291 Legal Aspects of Business & Technology 3
MGT 212 Business & Society 3
PRJ 491 Project Work 3
  Concentration II 3

 

Semester VII

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
MGT 411 Business Environment in Nepal 3
MGT 312 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
INT 391 Internship 3
PRJ 491 Elective I 3
  Concentration III 3

 

Semester VIII

Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
MGT 412 Strategic Management 3
MGT 313 Introduction to International Business 3
MGT 202 Essentials of e-Business 3
  Elective II 3
  Concentration IV 3
  Total Credit Hours 120

 

Concentration (12 Credit Hours)

Accounting (4 courses of 3.0 credits each)

(Any FOUR courses from the following list)

ACC 421 Taxation  

ACC 422 Auditing 

ACC 423 Advanced Management Accounting 

ACC 424 Accounting Information System 

ACC 425 Accounting Reports and Financial Statement Analysis

ACC 426 Special Topics in Accounting

 

Marketing

  MKT 441 Consumer Behaviour 

MKT 442 Advertising and Sales Promotion 

MKT 443 Sales Management 

MKT 444 Retail Marketing 

MKT 445 Service Marketing 

MKT 446 Foreign Trade Management 

 

Finance

FIN 431 Corporate Finance 

FIN 432 Microfinance 

FIN 433 Investment Management 

FIN 434 Bank Operations and Management 

FIN 435 Risk Management and Insurance 

FIN 436 Fundamentals of Financial Derivatives 

FIN 437 Financial Institutions and Markets 

 

Human Resource

HRM 451 Labour-Management Relations 

HRM 452 Contemporary Issues in HRM

HRM 453 Compensation and Benefits Management 

HRM 454 Negotiation and Conflict Management 

HRM 455 Performance Appraisal 

HRM 456 Human Resource Development 

 

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

SBE 461 Small Business Entrepreneurship 

SBE 462 Small Business Finance 

SBE 463 Rural Marketing 

SBE 464 Retail Management 

SBE 465 Social Entrepreneurship 

SBE 466 Venture Ideas and Models 

 

Electives (2 courses of 3.0 credits each)

(Any TWO courses from the following list)

The courses offered in this area are basically of non-business nature. These are offered to widen the knowledge base of students in social and development issues. 

NBE 391 Society and Politics 

NBE 392 Basic Econometrics 

NBE 393 Social Ecology and Environment 

NBE 394 Media and Public Relations 

NBE 395 Energy and Sustainable Development 

NBE 396 Management of Technology 

NBE 397 Population Dynamics and Development Challenges 

 NBE 398 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 

 

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 happens only when students are certain on 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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