Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Nepal Open University

Nepal Open University


4 year(s)

The Bachelor of Buisness Administration (BBA) program is a broad- based professional program which gives equal emphasis on various disciplines in the field of business. Students will be equipped with the essential knowledge, skills, positive attitudes and ethics necessary to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. 

The rigorous core curriculum provides a solid foundation, rooted in business fundamentals-including marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, accounting, and human resources. Beyond the core, students will be able to tailor their education to meet their goals and interests through a wide variety of concentration options and skillbuilding application courses. 

Admission criteria

Selection for admission will be based on +2 score, score in admission test and interview. Students desiring to get admission must appear in the University admission test. Students securing above cut off mark will be called for the interviews. The eligibility for admission list will be prepared based on the combined score of +2 level, admission test scores and interview scores. NOU reserves the right to define the cut off mark. 

The entrance test will consist of four segments as defined below:

1. Verbal and communications ability (test of English language) --- Objective Type
2. Quantitative analysis including simple mathematics, algebra, statistics --- Objective Type
3. General knowledge based on business and economics and general aspects including IQ --- Objective Type
4. Writing skills --- Writing an essay on a contemporary issues --- Subjective Type


Completion of higher secondary school or equivalent level with second division or equivalent. 

Curricular structure

The BBA program begins with a set of required foundation and core course and then offers more specialized concentration and elective courses. In BBA the foundation and allied courses include 39 credit hours of coursework. The core course includes 60 credit hours. In addition, students must complete 15 credit hours of concentration courses, two elective courses, 3 credit hours of internship and 3 credit hours of summer project work. Concentration courses are offered in five areas, banking and finance, insurance, marketing, small business management, and production and operations management. Individual subjects are normally of 3 credits which run through one semester.

Compulsory Courses (13 courses of 3 credits) 

1. English 
2. Communication for Management 
3. Mathematics I 
4. Mathematics II
5. Business Statistics 
6. Data Analysis 
7. Introduction to Microeconomics 
8. Introduction to Macroeconomics
9. Introduction to Psychology 
10. Introduction to Sociology 
11. Environmental Studies 
12. Computer Application to Business 
13. Legal and Regulatory Environment

Core Courses (20 courses of 3 credits) Credit hrs

1. Principles of Management 
2. Financial Accounting I 
3. Financial Accounting II 
4. Corporate Finance 
5. Organisational Behavior 
6. Fundamentals of Marketing 
7. Cost and Management Accounting 
8. Financial Management 
9. Human Resource Management 
10. Introduction to International Business 
11. Fundamentals of Operations Management 
12. Entrepreneurship and Business Plan 
13. Business Research Methods 
14. Fundamentals of E-Business
15. Fundamentals of Management Information System 
16. Business Environment in Nepal 
17. Business Strategy 
18. Business, Society and Ethics 
19. Internship 
20. Summer Project 

Concentration Courses (5 courses of 3 credits) Banking and Finance

1. Financial Institutions and Markets
2. Working Capital Management
3. Investment Analysis
4. Commercial Bank Operation
5. Financial Derivatives
6. Banking Law and Regulations
7. Treasury Management
8. Capital and Stock market operations

Production and Operations Management

1. Productivity Management
2. Manufacturing operations and Management
3. Supply Chain Management
4. Service Operations and Management
5. Quality Management
6. Creativity and Innovation
7. Project Management

Entrepreneurship and Micro Finance

1. Management of Micro Enterprises
2. Micro Finance
3. Cooperative Management
4. Micro Insurance
5. Industrial Relations for SMEs
6. Business Plan for SMEs
7. Social Entrepreneurship
8. Rural Marketing

Marketing Management

1. Consumer Behavior
2. Marketing Communications
3. Fundamentals of Selling
4. Services Marketing
5. Retail Management
6. Distribution Management
7. Market Research
8. Public Relations and Media Management
9. Export marketing


1. Life Insurance
2. General Insurance
3. Risk Analysis and Pricing Insurance Products
4. Managing insurance funds and investment
5. Selling insurance products
6. Insurance product development
7. Legal framework for insurance

Elective Courses (any two)

1. Cooperative Management
2. Agri-Business
3. Tourism and Hospitality Management
4. Project Management
5. Transport Management
6. Management of Non-Profit Organisations
7. Management of Educational Institutions
8. Management of Health Services

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