Bachelor in Development Finance

Bachelor in Development Finance

4 years
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Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin) is a highly demand driven internationally recognized professional program affiliated to Kathmandu University. Started in 2006, this highly structured and dynamic program is tailor made to take on the challenges of finance-related aspects important to development. Specifically, ‘Development finance’ aims to create programs and solutions to challenges that the local businesses, industries, banking and financial institutions, and local and global environment face. In this Context, National College has developed this program of 4 years (8 semesters) course of 130 credits. The subjects on institutional structures, policies and strategies give testimony to the fact that we as an educational institution also, commit towards contributing to sustainable development.


Upon completion of program, graduates will be equipped with necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to analyze the nature offinancial institutions, project management, and entrepreneurship development. The program focuses on practical field basedlearning right from the first semester, which later changes forms as internships and an independent research based project work in the final year.


BDFin graduates have job opportunities in the financial sectors (banks and insurances), microfinance and cooperatives, enterprises development institutions and research institutions within governmental, non-governmental and private organizations.But, above all, as independent researchers and business entrepreneurs, the graduates have excelled. The BDFin program graduates are qualified for Master in Development Finance, Master in Business Administration and Masters in various fields viz.Economics, Management and Public policy.

Salient Features

  • BDFin is a Multidimensional Financial Management of Business and Economic Development.
  1. Management of Finance, Economics, Business Enterprise, Development and Internship
  2. Financial Research, Financial Institutions Management, Econometrics, e-Commerce, Promotion of Microfinance, Entrepreneurship and Business Proposal Development, Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA)
  3. Financial Institutions, Private Sectors, Self Enterprise, INGO and GO


Students from all streams such as humanities, management, science or vocations are eligible to apply.

Requirements for admission to the programs include minimum 45% in the aggregate in 10+2 (Higher Secondary Education Board) or equivalent in any stream or at least grade D in three subjects in Advance Level.

Students will have to pass an entrance test compromising of written and oral parts. The written test will be in Mathematics, English and General Knowledge.

KUSAAT (Kathmandu University School of Arts’ Admission Test)

KUSAAT is a 90 minute written entrance exam conducted by KUSOA (Kathmandu University School of Arts) followed by Interview. KUSAAT is necessary for students trying to apply for programs offered by Kathmandu University School of Arts, National College, Dhumbarahi. 

KUSAAT consists of 4 sections:

  1. General Knowledge 
  2. Math (IQ) 
  3. English 
  4. Nepali

Students will be selected from the merit list prepared on the basis of the scores in 10+2 or Advance level, the written examination and interview.

Job Prospects

BDFin graduates have job opportunities in the financial sectors (banks and insurances), microfinance and cooperatives, enterprises development institutions and research institutions within governmental, non-governmental and private organization. The BDFin program graduates are qualified for Master in Development Finance, Master in Business Administration and Masters in various fields viz. Economics, Management and Public policy.

Curricular Structure

First Year I Semester 3 credit each 

  • Micro economics
  • English I
  • Financial Accounting
  • Nepali I
  • Basic Linear Algebra and
  • Applications
  • Concepts & Theories of Development

First Year Second Semester 3 credit each 

  • Macro economics
  • English II
  • Financial Management I
  • Basic Calculus and Applications
  • Nepali II
  • Statistics
  • Innovation in Development Finance (1 credit)

Second Year I Semester 3 credit each

  • Taxation and Applied Accounting
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Financial Market & Institutions
  • Investment & Financial Instruments
  • Marketing Management
  • Monetary Economics

Second Year II Semester 3 credit each

  • Business communications
  • Financial Management II
  • Principle of Management
  • Organization & Human Behaviors
  • Statistics II
  • Nepalese Financial System and
  • Regulation

Third Year I Semester 3 credit each

  • Human Resource Management &
  • Development
  • Public Finance and Economic
  • Assessment
  • International Finance
  • Micro Finance and Micro Enterprise
  • e-Commerce
  • Natural Resource Economics

Third Year II Semester 3 credit each

  • Research Methodology
  • Private Sector Development
  • Project Management
  • International Trade
  • Risk and Insurance
  • NPO Management

Fourth Year I Semester 3 credit each

  • Internship
  • Integrated Project Impact
  • Assessment
  • Business Proposal Development and
  • Writing
  • Cooperative management

Fourth Year II Semester

  • Project Work (6 credit)
  • Regional Financial System & Services (3 credit)