The objective of the MBS program is to enable the students to work as competent managers and to meet the demand of higher-level managers in organizations, particularly in the functional areas of management. Upon graduation, a student should be able to function as a manager in business, industry, government, and non-government sectors, within and outside the country, in areas like accounting, marketing, finance, and general management. The MBS program specifically aims to:
1. Equip students with required conceptual knowledge of business and management.
2. Prepare managers in the functional areas of management.
3. Develop knowledge and skill of business environment in national and international perspective.
4. Encourage entrepreneurial capabilities in students to make them effective change agents in the Nepalese society.
5. Develop research capability for the students.
6. Prepare a foundation for advanced studies and research activities in the management sector.
Developing managerial practice for imparting skills by students is a central concern of the Faculty of Management (FOM), Tribhuvan University (TU). The emphasis upon practice is reflected in various Master's level programs. Management program lays special emphasis on developing graduates' managerial and entrepreneurial skills over a solid foundation of theories and techniques. Through this two-year (60) credit hours program students develop their knowledge and management skills on the basis of a good understanding of the existing issues like economic, social, political milieu both at the national and global levels.
The FOM recognizes the need for both breadth and depth in the total academic pattern. The MBS program is a four-semester (two-year) program with three key components: (1) core courses, (2) specialization courses, and (3) a dissertation.
1. Core Courses
Core business courses integrate all analytical and functional areas and provide students with an appreciation of the diversity and inter-relationship of business and management issues. It includes subjects such as Research Methodology, Statistical Methods, Managerial Economics, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources Management, Financial Management, Management Accountancy, Accounting for Financial and Managerial Decision and Control, Marketing Management, Production and Operations Management, International Business, Managerial Communication, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, and Business Environment.
2. Specialization Courses
There are four areas of specialization offered for the students. Specialization in any one of the areas, such as accounting, finance, marketing, and management enables the student to develop expertise in his/her concentration area. Altogether 3 courses are offered in one area of specialization. Students have to choose one specialization area and study one course from group ‘A’ in the third semester and 2 courses from group ‘B’ in the fourth semester.
The MBS program requires students to conduct original research work during the four semesters of the two-year study period. Students are required to write a dissertation based on their original research work. Students writing dissertations are encouraged to write their dissertation
within the selected specialization area.
3. Eligibility Conditions for Admission
The students applying for admission to the MBS course must have successfully completed the BBS program or a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from Tribhuvan University or from any other University recognized by Tribhuvan University.
4. Admission Procedure
Students applying for the MBS program must fill in the application with all details of their personal information and past academic records. The selection of students shall be based on CMAT. The test shall be based on the GMAT and GRE format. The admission test shall be concentrated on testing verbal ability quantitative ability, business and economics, and general awareness. There shall be altogether hundred (100) questions in the CMAT containing 25 questions in each section. Students must secure a minimum of 40 percent in the CMAT in order to qualify for admission.
5. Teaching Pedagogy
The MBS program is based on the student-centered learning approach. The general teaching methodology of the program includes interactive lectures, students’ presentations, case studies, and projects. The teaching faculty shall determine the appropriate teaching-learning methods suitable for each course.
This program demands a very high level of commitment from students. Students are required to attend regularly all classes and presentations as required by the course. Students failing to attend 80 % of classes shall not be allowed to appear in the semester-end examinations.
7. Examination and Evaluation
The performance of students will be evaluated through ongoing in-semester evaluations and semester-end examinations. The FOM shall have the final authority in conducting, evaluating, and awarding grades in semester-end examinations. The course facilitator (instructor) shall decide the grades in the in-semester evaluations. A student is required to pass the internal and external examinations independently.
8. In-semester Evaluations
The in-semester (internal) evaluation shall generally have a total weight of 40 percent in each course. Students have to secure at least 50 percent marks in each subject to pass the in-semester exam. The concerned faculty shall be responsible for the continuous in-semester evaluations. The in-semester evaluation shall be based on a student’s performance in-class presentations, case analysis, and project assignments, class tests, and others as required by the course. A student must secure a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 or Grade B minus (B-) in a course in order to be eligible to appear in the semester-end examination of that course. The in-semester evaluations will be based on the following components:
In-semester Evaluation: 40 Marks
Evaluation Activities Weight in %
In-semester pre-board examination 40
(Class presentations, case analysis, group works, etc) 20
Project Assignments 30
Class Attendance 10
Total 100 %
In case a student remains absent in internal examination due to serious illness will give a one-time opportunity to appear in the exam if he/she is able to produce an authorized medical certificate. The internal exam notice will be published by the concerned department or campus.
9. Semester-end Examinations
The semester-end examinations on course work-related subjects shall have a total weight of 60 percent. The semester-end examination shall be based on problem-solving questions, analytical questions, case studies, or any other formats as demanded by a course. The duration of the examination shall be 3 hours for each course.