BBA in Banking and Insurance

BBA in Banking and Insurance

Bachelors
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4 years

The BBA-BI is four years, 8 semesters bachelor degree program run by Pokhara University via various affiliated Business Colleges. Currently, 16 Business Schools offer the BBA-BI program in Nepal.

A student needs to successfully complete 126 credit hours of course work, a summer project, and an internship before graduation. The course is designed to accelerate professional development in students with superior career orientation and versatility.

Over the last two decades, the field of banking, finance, and insurance has become increasingly technical, specialized, and competitive. Innovations in IT have revolutionized this industry and the entry of global players in this industry has made the market even more competitive. Banking and Insurance organizations now require employees who could exhibit skills, knowledge, and experience beyond those provided by typical traditional academic institutes. As a result, there is a significant demand for academic courses that specially focus on the concepts and skills specifically required for the banking and insurance business. The existing courses in the country do not fully cater to this emerging demand.

The internship lasts for a period of six to eight weeks. Colleges arrange the internship for all the students enrolled in the program. During the internship, a student is supervised by a faculty supervisor assigned from the college and a supervisor from the respective organization where he/ she is doing the internship.

The objective of the BBA-BI program are:

  • To develop a sound knowledge base and proper conceptual underpinnings of business management, banking, finance, and insurance.
  • To make students well acquainted with the broader contexts of the banking and Insurance Sector in Nepal and the wider world.
  • To make students independent, critical, and creative thinkers with analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • To make students competent in written and oral communication, including the ability to use electronic media and computers for business communication.
  • To develop the ability to work in teams and individually.

Eligibility

Eligibility for Enrollment for BBA-BI

Students should have scored minimum of "C" Grade in all subjects in 10+2 (Secondary Level)

OR

Students who have successfully completed or expect to successfully complete Higher Secondary or equivalent examination with a minimum of second division are eligible to apply. Students who have come from boards other than HSEB or Tribhuvan University, however, must get the authorized letter of certification from either HSEB or Pokhara University to prove that their examination boards are equivalent and eligible to take admissions.

Further Study Options

The BBA - BI graduates will have a very sound academic and professional foundation to enable them to pursue Masters Level (MBA -general or MBA specialized in Banking and Insurance and so on) studies in Banking, Finance, Insurance, General Business Administration and other related areas.

Job Prospects

Career Opportunities

The banking and insurance sectors in the country and abroad are growing in leaps and bounds. The BBA-BI course prepares students to join at entry-level in any banking, finance, and insurance organization. Since they are educated and trained in the conceptual and operational aspects of these sectors, BBA-BI graduates are better placed to work for such organizations and can prove to be more competent professionals. Besides these organizations, the graduates can also work in the functional areas of any organization, whether private or public, domestic or international.

Curricular Structure

The BBA-BI graduate holders will have a very sound academic and professional foundation to enable them to pursue Masters level ( MBA - general, MBA - focused in Banking and Insurance and so on ) studies in Banking, Finance, Insurance, General Business Administration and other related areas.

A student needs to successfully complete 126 credit hours of course work, one summer internship, and one summer project to earn the BBA-BI degree. Recognizing the need for both breadth and depth, the curriculum for this program has been designed to comprise the core, concentration, and elective components. Because of the increasing emphasis on having broad-based knowledge and a wider outlook, it is essential for them to study a required number of modules related to general business administration and allied subjects. The BBA-BI course structure is as follows:

  • Banking, Finance, and Insurance - 10 courses
  • Management Core Courses - 15 courses
  • Foundation Courses - 11 courses
  • Electives - 2 courses
  • Project work and Internship - 2

Elective Courses

FIN 431 Corporate Finance 3
FIN 432 Microfinance 3
FIN 433 Investment Management 3
FIN 436 Fundamentals of Financial Derivatives 3
FIN 438 Trade Finance 3
FIN 471 Marketing of Banking and Insurance Products 3
FIN 472 IT for Banking and Insurance Services 3
FIN 473 Special Topics in Insurance 3

CURRICULAR STRUCTURE

Year 1 Semester I
Course Code Course Credit Hours
ENG 101 English I 3
MTH 101 Business Mathematics I 3
ECO 101 Introductory Microeconomics 3
SOC 101 Fundamentals of Sociology 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3

Year 1 Semester II

Course Code Course Credit Hours
ENG 102 English II 3
MTH 102 Business Mathematics II 3
ACC 121 Financial Accounting I 3
MGT 111 Principles of Management 3
ECO 201 Introductory Macroeconomics 3

Year 2 Semester III

Course Code Course Credit Hours
ENG 201 Business Communication 3
STT 101 Business Statistics 3
FIN 132 Principles of Insurance 3
ACC 122 Financial Accounting II 3
MGT 211 Fundamentals of Organization Behavior 3

Year 2 Semester IV

Course Code Course Credit Hours
FIN 238 Risk & Insurance Management 3
FIN 131 Essentials of Finance 3
STT 201 Data Analysis & Modeling 3
ACC 221 Basics of Managerial Accounting 3
RCH 311 Business Research Methods 3

Year 3 Semester V

Course Code Course Credit Hours
MIS 201 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3
FIN 437 Financial Institutions & Markets 3
FIN 232 Management of Commercial Banks 3
MGT 314 Management of Human Resources 3
MKT 241 Principles of Marketing 3
PRJ 492 Project Work 3

Year 3 Semester VI

Course Code Course Credit Hours
MIS 202 Essentials of e-Business 3
FIN 231 Financial Management 3
LAW 292 Legal Aspects of Banking & Insurance 3
FIN 233 Life & Health Insurance 3
INT 392 Internship 3

Year 4 Semester VII

Course Code Course Credit Hours
MIS 202 Essentials of e-Business 3
FIN 231 Financial Management 3
LAW 292 Legal Aspects of Banking & Insurance 3
FIN 233 Life & Health Insurance 3
INT 392 Internship 3

Year 4 Semester VIII

Course Code Course Credit Hours
MGT 411 Business Environment in Nepal 3
MGT 412 Strategic Management 3
FIN 237 International Banking and Insurance 3
  Elective II 3