Bachelor in Development Finance - Kathmandu University

Kathmandu University


4 year(s)

Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin) is a four year, (eight- semester) professional program run by Kathmandu University.

The Financial sectors in Nepal have grown rapidly with large number of banks, insurance companies and financial cooperatives in recent years. As a member of World Trade Organization (WTO), Nepal is required to open the doors for international development, financial institutions from 2010. The microfinance, cooperatives and micro-enterprises are yet other emerging sectors in developing nations. Along with the growth in these sectors, the requirement of a large number of professional and skilled manpower has also been increased.

The Development Finance course aims to enhance students’ capacity to understand the meaning of financial development in a sustainable way. This program is also interdisciplinary, incorporating concepts and approaches from Economics, Finance, Development and Management.

Specific features of this program are:

  • A demand driven and result oriented academic program
  • A flexible curriculum responsive to dynamism of finance and development
  • An interdisciplinary framework incorporating Economics, Finance, Development, Management and Project Analysis
  • Rigorous analytical and issue-based assessment with field based practicum

I. Objective

  1. To prepare graduates with ability to work in financial sectors that are changing from conservatism/traditionalism to skill oriented professionalism in diverse Socio-economic conditions both in rural and urban areas.
  2. To inculcate interdisciplinary knowledge and skills of development finance.
  3. To develop effective leadership qualities among the students so as to materialize financial development works in the areas of need with higher level of achievement.

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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.

Curricular structure

First Year First Semester 17 Credit Hours 

  • Micro Economics 3
  • English I (Writing and Vocabulary)3
  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Nepali I (Grammar and Writing)3
  • Linear Algebra 2
  • Concepts and Theories of Development 3

First Year Second Semester 18 Credit Hours 

  • Oral and Poster Presentation 1
  • Macro Economics 3
  • English II (Literature)3
  • Financial Management I (Concepts)3
  • Calculus and Application 2
  • Nepali II (Literature and Research )3
  • Statistics I 3

Second Year First Semester 18 Credit Hours 

  • Business Communications 3
  • Nepalese Financial System and Regulations 3
  • Financial Management II (Skills and Techniques)3
  • Principles of Management 3
  • Organization and Human Behavior 3
  • Statistics II (Applied ) 3

Second Year Second Semester 18 Credit Hours 

  • Monetary Economics 3
  • Introduction to Economics 3 
  • Introduction to Econometrics 3
  • Taxation and Applied Accounting 3
  • Financial Market and Institutions 3
  • Investment and Financial Instruments 3
  • Marketing Management 3

Third Year First Semester

  • Human Resource Management and Development 3
  • Public Finance and Economic Assessment 3
  • Micro Enterprise and Micro Finance 3
  • International Finance 3
  • E-Commerce 3
  • Risk and Insurance 3

Third Year Second Semester 18 Credit Hours 

  • Disaster Management 3
  • Research Methodology 3
  • Private Sector Development 3
  • Natural Resource Economics 3
  • International Trade 3
  • Project Management 3

Fourth Year First Semester 12 Credit Hours 

  • Internship 3
  • Business Proposal Development and Writing 3
  • Integrated Project Impact Assessment 3
  • *Elective I 3

Fourth Year Second Semester 12 Credit Hours 

  • Project Work 6
  • Regional Financial System and Services 3
  • *Elective II 3

*Elective I (Choose one course either from Group I or II)

Group I:

Energy Finance and Management 3

Group II:

Cooperative Management 3

*Elective II (Choose Second course from the same Group)

Group I:

Management of Infrastructure Development 3

Group II:

Management of Non-Profit Organization 3

Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin) Course.pdf