Bachelor of Entrepreneurship Development (BED) - Pokhara University


Pokhara University

Humanities and Social Sciences

4 year(s)


The Bachelor of Entrepreneurship Development (ED) is a four-year undergraduate programme designed to prepare future entrepreneurs equipped with comprehensive knowledge and skills to start their own business. BED focuses on identifying, analyzing and evaluating global and local entrepreneurial opportunities through the development of innovative ideas. It also aims at creating a conducive environment to assess new enterprises; market research; financial and business planning family owned enterprise/ business for its transformation and modernization of women and minority entrepreneurs.

Objectives 

The course is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Enable students to start a successful enterprise 
  2. Train students towards fulfilling the demand of technical and professional human resources required for entrepreneurship development 
  3. Provide adequate educational background for careers in individual, community, social, public and private enterprises Create an in-depth understanding of the main stream as well as alternative and emerging issues of entrepreneurship development Equip students with a set of core knowledge, skills, and competencies required to work in communities, social enterprises and private enterprises
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Admission criteria

Fee 

A reasonable fee is set for the programme which is payable in installments. 

Scholarship 

There are altogether 48 seats in BED programme out of which 20 percent seats are allocated for scholarships. The scholarship will be available as per the rules of the University. A separate application is required as per University Scholarship Procedure.


Eligibility

Admission Eligibility and Procedure

Anyone who has completed 10+2 or intermediate level or its equivalent in any discipline from a recognized board is eligible for applying to Bachelor of Entrepreneurship Development (BED). Applicants are selected from a merit list of entrance examinations conducted by the School of Development and Social Engineering.


Curricular structure

BED programme is an interdisciplinary course with a totally new insight. This programme incorporates eight semesters (two semesters per year) with 125 credit hours. The major courses include Entrepreneurship Skills for Startups; New Product Development and Management; Social Entrepreneurship; Community Based Enterprise Development and Management; Strategic Enterprise Management; Business Growth Management; E-Business Management; Indigenous Enterprise Management; Entrepreneurial Skills Development; Facilitation Skills; Business Counselling Skills; Global Entrepreneurship; Micro, Cottage and Small Enterprise Management; Venture Ideas and Model; Fund Raising for Startups; Practicum, etc. 

Entrepreneurial Skills Development Practicum 

Entrepreneurial Skills Development/Practicum courses will enable students to develop a realistic business plan to implement their business models. Practicum courses will provide students with real-life entrepreneurial experience, Students will start a new venture and run the venture throughout the semester. 

Fundraising for Startups 

Students will be familiarized with the techniques of generating funds to finance start-up such as Business Angels, Venture Capital Financing, Crowd-funding, etc. A fundraising event will be organized by the students. Potential investors will be invited to the event where the students will present their business idea in the event to attract the investors. The investors can provide funds to the students' business ideas that are deemed to have high potential business growth. Students will also make attempts to generate funds from angel investors through the use of social media and crowd-funding websites and approach public agencies to generate fund to finance their start-ups.

Semester-wise Curriculum (BED)

First Year

Semester I

Code

Course Title

Credit

EDV 101

Fundamentals of Business Studies

3

EDV 102

Fundamentals of Business Mathematics

3

EDV 103

English

3

EDV 104

Nepali

3

EDV 105

Computer and IT Applications

3

Total

15

Semester II

Code

Course Title

Credit

EDV 151

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

3

EDV 152

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

3

EDV 153

Sociology of Entrepreneurship

3

EDV 154

Fundamentals of Economics

3

EDV 155

Business Statistics

3

Total

15

Second Year 

Semester III

Code

Course Title

Credit

EDV 201

Fundamentals of Finance

3

EDV 202

Geographies of Entrepreneurship  

3

EDV 203

Methods and Models of Entrepreneurship Development

3

EDV 204

Business and Society

3

EDV 205

Fundamentals of Marketing

3

EDV 206

Entrepreneurial Skills Development I

1

Total

16

Semester IV

Code

Course Title

Credit

EDV 251

Value Chain Management

3

EDV 252

Production and Operations Management

3

EDV 253

Research Methods for Entrepreneurship Studies

3

EDV 254

Leadership Development

3

EDV 255

Entrepreneurship Skills for Start ups

3

EDV 256

Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs

3

EDV 257

Entrepreneurial Skills Development II

1

Total

19

Third Year 

Semester V 

Code

Course Title

Credit

EDV 301

Management of Innovation and Technology Adoption  

3

EDV 302

New product Development and Management

3

EDV 303

Resources and Enterprise Development  

3

EDV 304

Micro, Cottage and Small Enterprise Management

3

EDV 305

Management Information System

3

EDV 306

Entrepreneurial Skills Development III

1

EDV XXX

Concentration I

3

Total

19

Semester VI

Code

Course Title

Credit

EDV 351

Venture Ideas and Models  

3

EDV 352

Entrepreneurship Environment in Nepal

3

EDV 353

Global Entrepreneurship  

3

EDV 354

Social and Environment Impact Assessment

3

EDV 355

Entrepreneurial Skills Development IV

1

EDV XXX

Concentration II

3

Total

16

Fourth Year 

Semester VII

Code

Course Title

Credit

EDV 401

Fundraising for start-ups

3

EDV 402

Practicum I

6

EDV XXX

Concentration III

3

EDV XXX

Concentration IV

3

Total

13

Semester VIII

Code

Course Title

Credit

EDV 451

Practicum II

12

Total

12

Concentration Themes 

A . Community-based Entrepreneurship 

Code

Course Title

Credit

EDV 307

Social Entrepreneurship

3

EDV 356

Business Growth Management

3

EDV 403

Social Mobilization for Enterprise Development

3

EDV 404

Community-based Enterprise Development and Management

3

Total

12

B. Private Sector Entrepreneurship 

Code

Course Title

Credit

EDV 308

Strategic Enterprise Management

3

EDV 356

Business Growth Management

3

EDV 405

E-Business Management

3

EDV 406

Indigenous Enterprise Management

3

Total

12

C. Enterprise Development Facilitation

Code

Course Title

Credit

EDV 309

Sustainable Enterprise Development

3

EDV 357

Facilitation Skills

3

EDV 407

Business Counselling Skills

3

EDV 403

Social Mobilization for Enterprise Development

3

Total

12

Note: Entrepreneurial Skills Development (ESD) courses are "non-credit" courses. Students are required to complete the ESD courses. 

This course codes for specialized courses are assigned corresponding to the respective course specializations. Students can specialize only in one theme.