Bachelor of Business Studies | TU

Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) TU is a four-year degree program conducted by the Faculty of Management (FOM) at Tribhuvan University (TU). It follows an annual examination-based system. The primary objective of the BBS is to nurture students into dynamic managers with the ability to shoulder responsibilities across various sectors.

The syllabus of the BBS course is designed to equip graduates with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to effectively organize and manage organizations in a challenging and competitive environment. The study plan offers specializations in General Management, Marketing Management, Finance Accountancy, and Management Science.

There are numerous colleges throughout Nepal that offer the BBS syllabus, making it one of the most popular programs in the country. Every year, thousands of students enroll in the Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) course. Nepal boasts over 465 academies that offer the Bachelor of Business Studies program.

Objectives of Bachelor of Business Studies

The specific objectives of the BBS TU program for students are as follows:

  • Provide theoretical knowledge of business and administration to develop a broad management perspective.
  • Develop competent and responsible managers by equipping them with the necessary skills, abilities, and attitudes.
  • Motivate to explore their entrepreneurial capabilities and become catalysts of change in Nepalese society.
  • Create an environment conducive to higher studies, encouraging them to engage in teaching, research, consultancy, and other academic pursuits after graduation.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Business Studies

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for students applying for admission to the Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) program are as follows:

  1. They must have successfully completed their 10+2 education in business/commerce or an equivalent program; from institutions recognized by the National Examinations Board (NEB), Tribhuvan University (TU), or any other recognized university or board.
  2.   Students from other faculties, such as Science and Arts, must have studied Mathematics or Economics as a full paper at the 10+2 level.
  3.   They should have studied English as a full paper at the 10+2 level or its equivalent.
  4.   The minimum marks required at the intermediate level will be determined by the Faculty Board or the respective college. Generally, government colleges have less stringent criteria for admission to the BBS program.
  5.   They must fulfill all the criteria set by the college to which they are applying.

Some colleges may also conduct entrance exams, and candidates are selected based on merit.

Minimum General Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Studies:

  1.   An academic year consists of 150 teaching days, excluding admission and examination days.
  2.   The total instructional hours in an academic year will be 615 hours and additional hours may be required for fieldwork and practicals.
  3.   A 100-mark paper will have 150 lectures, each lasting 50 minutes.
  4.   Each teaching day should have a minimum of 5 periods.

Fee Structure:

When it comes to the fee structure, government colleges offer the BBS program at a lower cost. However, the fee structure for the BBS program in private colleges in Kathmandu is relatively higher. Government institutions provide quality education at affordable rates. The cost of studying BBS in private institutions in the Kathmandu Valley ranges from NRs. 200,000 to NRs. 400,000. It is advisable for students to contact the colleges or visit their official websites for detailed information.

Career and Scope

The Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) program has transitioned from a three-year program to a four-year program, making it a more affordable choice for students pursuing management studies. Compared to other management programs, the academic costs of the BBS program are relatively lower.

However, in terms of job prospects and career opportunities, the BBS curriculum offers as many possibilities and scope as other subjects in management. BBS graduates are in demand in various sectors like:

  • Banking sector
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Factories to Accounting
  • Excel in Sales and Marketing roles
  • Teaching and Training
  • Human Resource Management

With the extended duration of the academic syllabus, it has become easier for BBS scholars to pursue further studies abroad. Furthermore, completing the Bachelor of Business Studies program acts as a stepping stone for graduates to enroll in higher studies.

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