Duration of the Course
The BBA Program is an intensive 4-year course stretched over eight semesters of full time study, with every academic year having two semesters. The Fall semester starts in September and the Spring semester in March. Students are normally admitted to the program in the fall semester. Maximum duration allowed for the BBA program to be completed is six years i.e., 12 semesters. Students are required to complete internship and project work during their study period. After completion of the course requirements students are awarded Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) by Pokhara University.
The curriculum is designed to provide solid conceptual and theoretical knowledge in various fields of management relevant to organizations and familiarize the students with the basic tools and techniques of analyzing problems and supporting decision making. Lecture, case analysis and discussion, term-paper writing, seminars and project works are the common teaching methods used by the faculty to achieve the objectives of various courses. Throughout the program emphasis is placed on students’ active participation and involvement in learning with the role of a faculty member mostly confined to that of a guide and counselor.
A student needs to complete 126 credit hours of course work, project work and internship for earning BBA degree. A full time student has to take a minimum of 12 credits per semester. The curriculum comprises of the following seven distinct components and each course is of 3 credit hours. Students need to select two areas of specialization and choose four courses in each.
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[wptabtitle]Analytical Tool courses: (30 Credits)[/wptabtitle]
These courses provide students with analytical skills that help to understand the basic and functional areas of management.
- MTH 101.3 Business Mathematics I
- CMP 101.3 Computer Application
- MTH 102.3 Business Mathematics II
- ECO 101.3 Microeconomics
- CMP 103.3 Programming Language
- STT 101.3 Business Statistics
- ECO 102.3 Macroeconomics
- STT 102.3 Data Analysis and Modeling
- RCH 101.3 Research Methodology
- MIS 101.3 Management Information System
[wptabtitle]Support area courses ( 21 Credits)[/wptabtitle]
These courses develop students’ communication skill and provide them with strong foundation in behavioral science and legal environment of business.
- ENG 101.3 English I
- ENG 102.3 English II
- ENG 103.3 Business Communication
- LAW 102.3 Business Law
- SOC 101.3 Sociology
- LOG 101.3 Fundamentals of Logic
- PSY 101.3 Psychology
[wptabtitle]Core Courses ( 36 credit hours)[/wptabtitle]
These courses help students understand principles and practice in the basic and functional areas of management.
- ACC 101.3 Financial Accounting I
- MGT 101.3 Principles of Management
- ACC 102.3 Financial Accounting II
- ACC 103.3 Management Accounting
- FIN 101.3 Finance I
- MGT 102.3 Organizational Relations
- MKT 101.3 Principles of Marketing
- FIN 102.3 Finance II
- MGT 105.3 Entrepreneurship
- MGT 106.3 International Business
- MGT 103.3 Human Resource Management
- MGT 104.3 Operations Management
[wptabtitle]Capstone Courses ( 9 credit )[/wptabtitle]
These courses develop students’ ability to synthesize and appreciate the interrelationships between various functional areas of management.
- MGT 111.3 Strategic Management I
- MGT 112.3 Strategic Management II
- MGT 113.3 Nepalese Business Environment
[wptabtitle]Specialization Area Courses (24 Credits)[/wptabtitle]
The specialization areas courses help students develop specialized and focused skills in the areas of their choice. Students need to select two areas of specialization and choose four courses in each
- Advanced Management Accounting
- Management Controls System
- Investment Decisions
- Corporate Financing Decisions
- Financial Institutions and Markets
- International Finance
- Financial Derivatives
- Organizational Analysis and Design
- Organizational Development
- Project Management
- Small Business Management
- Sales Management
- Marketing Communication
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Service Marketing
[wptabtitle]PRJ 101.3 Project Work (3 Credits)[/wptabtitle]
Students are required to undertake independent project assignment that involves fieldwork and empirical analysis of the information collected from the field. The students are also required to prepare a project report on a prescribed format. The objective of the project work is to develop students’ skills in research, particularly in areas of data collection, processing, analysis, and report writing. The evaluation of the project work shall be external. Only ‘Pass/Fail’ grades are awarded in the internship.
[wptabtitle]INT 101.3 Internship (3 Credits)[/wptabtitle]
The BBA students are required to undertake an internship program approved by the Head of the program. A faculty supervises the student intern. The primary goal of internship is to provide a student with a real-life on-the-job exposure and an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in real life situation. Student’s interest and intended area of concentration are taken into account while making internship placement decisions. The normal duration of the internship is 6 to 8 weeks, and it is undertaken during the summer after completing at least 48 credit hours of course works. The students must submit the internship report to the host institution and the University and give a seminar to the faculty and students. A student must obtain ‘Pass’ grade in the internship. Failure to obtain passing will call for a retake of the internship program. Such retake may be allowed at most only once.
Students are required to register courses at the beginning of each semester. Since registration is a very important procedural part of the credit system, all students must present themselves at the college. Registration in absence may be allowed only in rare cases at the discretion of principal. A student’s nominee cannot register for courses but will only be allowed to complete other formalities.