Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration

4 years
Distance Learning

Nepal Open University's BBA program is a 4-year course that is delivered through online platforms by the university.

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. 


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

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 Type2. Quantitative analysis including simple mathematics, algebra, statistics --- Objective Type3. General knowledge based on business and economics and general aspects including IQ --- Objective Type4. Writing skills --- Writing an essay on a contemporary issues --- Subjective Type

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 II5. Business Statistics 6. Data Analysis 7. Introduction to Microeconomics 8. Introduction to Macroeconomics9. 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-Business15. 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 Markets2. Working Capital Management3. Investment Analysis4. Commercial Bank Operation5. Financial Derivatives6. Banking Law and Regulations7. Treasury Management8. Capital and Stock market operations

Production and Operations Management

1. Productivity Management2. Manufacturing operations and Management3. Supply Chain Management4. Service Operations and Management5. Quality Management6. Creativity and Innovation7. Project Management

Entrepreneurship and Micro Finance

1. Management of Micro Enterprises2. Micro Finance3. Cooperative Management4. Micro Insurance5. Industrial Relations for SMEs6. Business Plan for SMEs7. Social Entrepreneurship8. Rural Marketing

Marketing Management

1. Consumer Behavior2. Marketing Communications3. Fundamentals of Selling4. Services Marketing5. Retail Management6. Distribution Management7. Market Research8. Public Relations and Media Management9. Export marketing


1. Life Insurance2. General Insurance3. Risk Analysis and Pricing Insurance Products4. Managing insurance funds and investment5. Selling insurance products6. Insurance product development7. Legal framework for insurance

Elective Courses (any two)

1. Cooperative Management2. Agri-Business3. Tourism and Hospitality Management4. Project Management5. Transport Management6. Management of Non-Profit Organisations7. Management of Educational Institutions8. Management of Health Services