Bachelor in Development Finance | Kathmandu University

Bachelor in Development Finance (BDF) is an undergraduate degree program offered by the affiliated colleges of Kathmandu University (K.U), under the management of School of Arts (SOA). It is a professional and result oriented academic program of four years. This degree is based on semester system and has altogether eight semesters in total. The total credit hours of 8 semesters are 131 credit hours. This program is launched by Kathmandu University (K.U) in order to provide the interested students with better and broad knowledge of business finance, economic development, research and entrepreneurship and to produce skilled human resources and entrepreneurs for the development of finance sectors of our country in a sustainable and justifiable method.

List of Bachelor in Development Finance Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Bachelor in Development Finance program under Kathmandu University in Nepal.

College Name Phone Area
National College for Higher Education 01- 4520871, 4540410, Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu Apply

Objectives of Bachelor in Development Finance

  • To prepare the students for higher level studies such as for Masters level program in the area of Development Finance, Business Management, Economics, Accounting, Development Studies or other field related to the development and finance.
  • To prepare the successful BDF graduates to work independently as researchers and business tycoons in various national and international organizations.
  • To provide students with a superior and extensive knowledge, skills and abilities about the character of Financial Institutions, Project Management and Entrepreneurship Development as well.
  • To prepare creative, passionate and well-qualified human resources to run financial sectors of the country and be the part of financial, insurance, banking and co-operative sectors of the nation.
  • To help students to increase their intellectual capacities and analytical abilities, decision making capability, leadership style to carry out, analyze and execute plans and policies for the overall development of local and global Economy, Finance and Management sector.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor in Development Finance

Eligibility for Admission:

  • Students must have to complete their 10+2 (Higher Secondary Education Board), or equivalent level certificate in either Science, Management, Humanities or any other faculty from the college or universities recognized by the Kathmandu University. The interested aspirants must have to obtain second division or minimum of 45% in aggregate in10+2 (Higher Secondary Education Board). In the side of Advance Level (A-LEVEL), the interested aspirants must obtain at least grade D in three subjects.
  • The applicant must have to pass an entrance examination conducted by the affiliated college or university. There will be an oral test and written examination. The written test will be of numerous subjects like Mathematics, English and General Knowledge.
  • Students will be selected from the merit list which is prepared on the basis of the score obtained by the candidates in 10+2 (HSEB) level or equivalent level as well as the marks obtained in the entrance exam both written examination and interview is counted.
  • Non-Nepali (International) candidates can also apply for the admission.

Total Seat Available for the candidates:

  • For Nepali Students: 36 seats are available
  • For Non-Nepali (International) Students: 4 seats are available


Scholarship Available: National College offers partial scholarship to encourage the meritorious students each year. Full scholarship will be offered to one student nominated by Kathmandu University (K.U). National College also provides decent Scholarship to the students who secure the highest marks in each semester.

Admission Procedure:

If you meet the eligibility criteria, along with the completed Application form, the following documents are needed. Application forms can be collected from the National College.

  • Copy of a School Leaving Certificate (SLC) or equivalent mark sheet
  • Copy of a Character Certificate
  • Copy of a 10+2 (HSEB) or equivalent transcript
  • Copy of a Migration Certificate (Original during the admission)
  • Copy of a Citizenship Certificate or valid Passport (For Non-Nepali)

Bachelor in Development Finance Syllabus

First Semester

  • ECON 102: Microeconomics
  • ENGL 161: English I
  • FACC 101: Financial Accounting
  • DEVS 101: Concepts & Theories of Development
  • MATH 121: Linear Algebra
  • NEPL 105: Nepali I

Second Semester

  • ECON201: Macroeconomics
  • ENGL162: English II
  • FMGT 101: Financial Management I
  • MATH 122: Calculus and Application
  • NEPL 106: Nepali II
  • STAT 105: Introductory Statistics

Third Semester

  • DEVS 210: Business communications
  • FMGT 201: Financial Management II
  • PMGT 201: Principle of Management
  • PSYC 205: Human Behavior and Organizations
  • STAT 205: Statistics II
  • FINS 301: Nepalese Financial System

Fourth Semester

  • FACC 201: Taxation and Applied Accounting
  • ECON 202: Introduction to Econometrics
  • FINS 202: Financial Market & Institutions
  • FINS 205: Investment & Financial Instruments
  • MMGT 202: Marketing Management
  • ECON 303: Monetary Economics

Fifth Semester

  • DEVS 301: Human Resource Management & Development
  • ECON 301: Public Finance
  • SMGT 201: Strategic Management
  • ECON 304: Microfinance and Credit
  • FINS 401: e-Commerce

Sixth Semester

  • DEVS 305: Research Methodology
  • DEVS 307: Private Sector Development
  • DEVS 406: Project Implementation & Management
  • ECON 305: Nepalese Economy & Foreign Aid
  • ECON 403: International Trade
  • FINS 302: International Finance

Seventh Semester

  • DEVS 407: Project Evaluation
  • DFIN 405: Business Proposal Development and Writing
  • FINS 404: Risk and Insurance
  • DFIN 401: Internship

Eighth Semester

  • DEVS 405: Project Work
  • FINS 403: Regional Financial System & Services
  • DFIN 402: Elective (anyone)1- Project Financing & Value Based Management
  • FINS 303: Elective (anyone) 2- International Financial Market & Institution
  • Econ 401: Elective (anyone) 3- Development Economics

Scope and Career Prospects

  • Financial Sectors (Bank, Finance and Insurances)
  • Micro-finance and Co-operatives
  • Enterprises Development Institutions
  • Research Institutions
  • Marketing Company/ Marketing Institutions

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