Bachelor of Business Management

Bachelor of Business Management

4 years

The Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) program of Tribhuvan University spans 4 years and is divided into 8 semesters. With a total of 120 credit hours, the program is taught in 65 institutions. 

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The BBM program of Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University is an industry-based management course that prepares the students to develop critical and analytical skills with in-depth knowledge about different aspects of the business. It nurtures skills like entrepreneurship, interpersonal skills, leadership skills that help the graduates in getting better job opportunities and career development. It is, therefore, designed for aspiring business leaders and managers of the future. The BBM graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and self-confidence to assist in effective and successful management, within a constantly changing and highly competitive national and global business environment. This course has been designed with the objective of producing middle-level managerial manpower in the sectoral areas.

Students who want to enroll in BBM Program must pass the CMAT examination.  More than 50+ Business Schools of Nepal offer Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) program with affiliation from Tribhuvan University. 

Program Objective of BBM:

BBM program is designed with the following objectives:

  1. Develop students’ skills in creative thinking, decision making, leadership, communication, and gain an understanding of operations and change.
  2. Develop students’ understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation, and effective management of business operations in a dynamic business environment.
  3. Prepare students for professional life to work as business managers and entrepreneurs.

Teaching Pedagogy

The BBM program is based on the student-centered learning approach. The general teaching methodology of the program includes interactive lectures, students’ presentations, case studies, and projects. The teaching faculty shall determine the appropriate teaching-learning methods suitable for each course.

Salient Features

Seminar and Practicum

Seminar and Practicum may conduct in accordance with guidelines and evaluation criteria strictly follow as per direction mentioned in guidelines.

Project and Report Writing or Internship

A student is required to undertake a research assignment and prepare a Research Project Report at the end of the eighth semester. The concerned colleges shall assign a faculty member to supervise the research work. The research work/ internship report must be presented in the format as prescribed by FOM. The evaluation of the project work/report shall be based on the following two components:
Written Report: 70 %
Presentation: 30%

FOM shall conduct the written report evaluation and report presentation through an independent external evaluator(s). The concerned college shall organize the student's presentation of the project report in a seminar format.

In lieu of Project and Report Writing students shall be attached to organizations where they have to work for a period of eight weeks. Each student shall prepare an individual project report in the prescribed format based on his / her work in the respective organization assigned to him/her. Evaluation of the internship shall be based on the confidential report by the organization, project report, and presentation of the report. The report must be submitted by the end of the eighth semester. Students must secure a minimum grade of "C" in the internship. The internship carries a weight equivalent to 6 credit hours. The evaluation of the Internship shall be based on the following three components:
Organizational Evaluation: 25%
Written Report: 50 %
Presentation: 25%


The BBM program is an intensive professional program. This program demands a very high level of commitment from students. Students are required to attend regularly all classes and presentations as required by the course. Students failing to attend 80 % of classes shall not be allowed to appear in the semester-end examinations.

Examination and Evaluation

The performance of students will be evaluated through ongoing in-semester evaluations and semester-end examinations. The FOM shall have the final authority in conducting, evaluating, and awarding grades in semester-end examinations. The course facilitator (instructor) shall decide the grades in the in-semester evaluations.

In Semester Evaluations

The in-semester (internal) evaluation shall generally have a total weight of 40 percent in each course. The concerned faculty shall be responsible for the continuous in-semester evaluations. The in-semester evaluation shall be based on a student’s performance in-class presentations, case analysis, project assignments, class tests, and others as required by the course. A student must secure a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or Grade C in a course in order to be eligible to appear in the semester-end examination of that course. The in-semester evaluations will be based on the following components.

Semester End Examinations

The semester-end examinations on course work-related subjects shall have a total weight of 60 percent. The semester-end examination shall be based on problem-solving questions, analytical questions, case studies, or any other formats as demanded by the courses. The duration of the examination shall be 3 hours for theory courses. Courses having practical components shall have two-hour practical examinations.

In-semester Evaluation: 40 Marks  
Evaluation Activities Weight in %
In-semester pre-board Examination 40
Class-room activities
(Class presentations, case analysis, group works etc)
Projects and Assignments 20
Class Attendance and discipline 10 10
Total 100 %

Passing Grade and Grading System

The grading system followed in the BBM program will be based on the absolute performance of a student in the in-semester evaluation and semester-end examinations. The performance of a student in the program shall be made on a four-point scale. The final evaluation of students is done through the examination conducted by Tribhuvan University. Students must secure a minimum of grade ‘B’ or Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 in the in-semester evaluation in order to qualify to appear in the semester examination.

The grading system of semester examination shall be as follows:

Letter Grade Cumulative Grade
Point Average
Marks Obtained in
Divisions / Remarks
A 4 90 - 100 Distinction
A- 3.70 - 3.99 80 - 89.9 Very Good
B+ 3.30 - 3.69 70 - 79.9 First Division
B 3.00 - 3.299 60 -69.9 Second Division
B- 2.70 - 2.99 50 - 59.9 Pass in Individual Subject
F Below 2.70 Below 50 Fail

Normal and Maximum Duration of Study

The normal duration and the maximum duration for the completion of the requirements for the various programs are as follows:

  1. Normal duration 48 months (8 semesters)
  2. Maximum duration 96 months (16 semesters)

Failing in Course

Students who do not qualify to appear in the semester-end examinations will have to reregister and retake the course as per the semester cycle. Students who are qualified but fail to appear in the semester-end examinations or fail in the semester-end examination can appear in make-up examinations as per the semester cycle. FOM shall organize chance make-up examinations in the last semester only where a student may appear in 6 courses of the earlier three semesters.

Graduation Requirements

The BBM program extends over eight semesters (four academic years). The BBM degree is awarded upon its successful completion of all the following requirements specified by the curriculum.

  1. The successful completion of 120 credit hours as prescribed with a minimum of passing grade in all courses with CGPA of 2.00.
  2. A minimum grade ‘C’ was obtained in the Project Report Writing Or Internship.
  3. Completed all the course requirements as specified in the curricular structure section within the maximum time period specified in the normal and maximum duration of the study section.

Credit Transfer and Withdrawal

The program allows students to transfer the credits earned by them in a similar program of other universities recognized by Tribhuvan University. A student who has partially completed the BIM program and would like to discontinue his / her studies shall also be allowed to withdraw from the program. In such cases, a certificate specifying the credit earned by the student in the program shall be provided.



  • Successfully completed twelve-year schooling or its equivalent from any university, board OR institution recognized by Tribhuvan University.
  • Minimum D grade in each subject with GPA 1.8 or more in grade 11 and 12 OR
  • Minimum D+ grade in each subject of grade 11 and 12 with CGPA 1.80 or more who passed in 2078 or before 2078 OR
  •  Secured at least second division in the 10+2, PCL, or equivalent program 
  • Complied with all the application procedures.

Eligible applicants are required to appear in the entrance test commonly known as Central Management
Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by the Faculty of Management. The test will follow the international
testing pattern and standards. It includes the areas like:
Verbal ability
Quantitative ability
Logical reasoning
General awareness

There shall be altogether one hundred (100) objective questions in the CMAT containing twenty (25)
questions in each section with a total weight of 100 marks. Students must secure a minimum of 40% in the
CMAT in order to qualify for the interview.

FOM shall conduct a Central Management Admission Test (CMAT) that will test the basic ability of the students in verbal ability and quantitative ability. The test shall be based on the SAT format. The colleges running the program shall conduct individual presentations and interviews for selecting suitable candidates. The admission committee of the colleges has the final authority in selecting the students for the BBM program.

Merit List

Admissions of the students in BBM program of Tribhuvan University will be strictly on the basis of merit list. Merit list is prepared on the basis of:

  1. 60% of CMAT Entrance examination
  2. 30% of marks secured in percentage in plus two or equivalent
  3. 10% Interview

Admission Criteria


BBM मा प्रत्येक क्याम्पस/ कलेजले तोकिएको संख्यामा प्रति सेक्सन विद्यार्थी भर्ना गर्दै आएकोमा प्रवेश परीक्षा (CMAT) मा सम्मिलित भई भर्नाका लागि योग्य ठहरिएका विद्यार्थीहरुबाट अनिवार्य रुपमा आवेदन आव्हान गरि प्रति सेक्सन २ (दुई) जना विद्यार्थीहरुलाई क्याम्पस/कलेजले उठाउने कूल रकम (Total Amount) बाट पचास प्रतिशत छात्रवृत्ति उपलब्ध गराउनु पर्ने छ । छात्रवृत्ति कोटामा विद्यार्थी भर्ना देहायको प्राथमिकता क्रमको आधारमा योग्यताक्रम अनुसार छनौट गर्नु पर्नेछ ः–

क) नेपालका सामुदायिक मा.वि. बाट प्रवेशिका र सामुदायिक उच्च मा.वि. बाट दश जोड दुई परीक्षा उत्तिर्ण गरेको ।

ख) नेपालको सामुदायिक उच्च मा.वि. बाट दश जोड दुई परीक्षा उत्तिर्ण गरेको ।

ग) नेपालका सामुदायिक मा.वि. बाट प्रवेशिका परीक्षा उत्तिर्ण गरेको ।

Curricular Structure

The BBM program is based on a semester system. It is a 4-year program spread over eight semesters, each semester constitute of 16 weeks of intensive study. The program covers 120 credit hours. The curricular structure has business tool courses, business foundation courses, focus area courses, and elective area courses.

Download Syllabus:

BBM 1st Semester Syllabus.pdf

BBM 2nd Semester Syllabus.pdf

BBM 3rd Semester Syllabus.pdf

Model Questions

Model Question for BBM 3rd Semester's Computer Based Financial Accounting.pdf

Model Questions for BBA, BIM, BBM Third Semester Business Statistics.pdf

Model Questions BBM Third semester Business Finance.pdf

Model Question BBM Sixth Semester Database Management.pdf

Model Questions BBM 7th Semester ITC 311 E-Commerce.pdf

Business tool courses: 36 Credit Hours (Each course constitute of 3 credit hours)

  • ECO 203: Microeconomics for Business
  • ECO 204: Introductory Macroeconomics for Business
  • ECO 205: Seminar on Contemporary Issues of Macro Economics
  • ENG 201: English I
  • ENG 202: English II
  • ENG 203: Business Communications
  • MTH 201: Business Mathematics I
  • MTH 202: Business Mathematics II
  • PSY 202: Psychology
  • RCH 201: Business Research Methods
  • SOC 203: Sociology for Business Management
  • SOC 202: Nepalese History and Politics
  • STT 211: Business Statistics

Business foundation courses: 54 Credit hours

  • ACC 201: Financial Accounting
  • ACC 202: Cost and Management Accounting
  • ACC 204: Taxation and Auditing
  • FIN 206: Fundamentals of Finance
  • FIN 207: Financial Management
  • FIN 208: Financial Markets and Services
  • IT 204: E-commerce
  • IT 232: Database Management System
  • MGT 231: Foundation of Business Management
  • MGT 234: Legal Environment for Business in Nepal
  • MGT 205: Operations Management
  • MGT 237: Entrepreneurship and Business Resource Mapping
  • MGT 238: Practicum on Business Plan
  • MGT 240: Strategic Management
  • MGT 232: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 233: Seminar on Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 237: Entrepreneurship and Business Resource Mapping
  • MGT 238: Practicum on Business Plan
  • MGT 239: Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • MGT 234: Legal Environment for Business in Nepal
  • MKT 201: Fundamentals of Marketing

Focus Area Courses: 15 Credit hours

Focus Area: Bank Operations and Cooperative Management (5 Courses)

  • BNK 211: Banking Law
  • BNK 212: Wholesale and Retail Banking
  • BNK 214: Commercial Bank Operations
  • BNK 215: Capital and Money Markets
  • BNK 216: Treasury Management
  • BNK 217: Cooperative Management
  • BNK 218: Micro Finance and Rural Banking
  • BNK 219: Investment Banking
  • BNK 220: Security Analysis and Profit Management

Focus Area: Sales and Marketing (5 Courses)

  • MKM 201: Consumer Behavior
  • MKM 214: Sales Force Management
  • MKM 209: Retail Management
  • MKM 215: Industrial Marketing
  • MKM 216: Rural Marketing
  • MKM 212: Branding 
  • MKM 211: Internet Marketing
  • MKM 204: Services Marketing
  • MKT 217: Fundamentals of Advertising
  • MKM 210: Marketing Research

Focus Area: Insurance and Risk Management (5 Courses)

  • INS 219: Fundamentals of Risk and Insurance
  • ISN 212: Insurance Broking and Bancassurance
  • INS 220: Property Risk Management
  • INS 214: Commercial Liability Risk Management
  • INS 221: Life Insurance
  • INS 222: Nonlife Insurance
  • ISN 217: Global Trade and Marine Insurance
  • ISN 218: Micro Insurance
  • BNK 202: Financial Derivatives

Focus Area: Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (5 Courses)

  • MEM 205: Social Entrepreneurship
  • EED 218: Small Business Planning & Management
  • EED 219: Innovation and Technology Management
  • EED 214: Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • EED 220: Micro-finance & Cooperatives
  • EED 221: Project Planning & Management
  • EED 222: Design Thinking & Entrepreneurial Skills Management

Focus Area Accounting

  • ACS 201: Taxation in Nepal 
  • ACS 202: Accounting for Banking 
  • ACS 203: Corporate Accounting
  • ACS 204: Budgeting
  • ACS 205: Corporate Auditing
  • ACS 206: Accounting for Business
  • ACS 207: Accounting for Insurance
  • ACS 208: Accounting for Financial Analysis

Electives: 9 Credit Hours (Three Courses)

  • ELE 221: Emerging Global Business Issues
  • ELE 223: Management of Foreign Trade
  • ELE 224: Organizational Development and Change
  • ELE 225: Budgeting and Financial Forecasting
  • ELE 226: Event Management
  • ELE 227: Service Operations Management
  • ELE 228: Labor Relations Management
  • ELE 242: Negotiation Skills
  • ELE 243: Real estate Management
  • MGT 350: Internship Or
  • PRJ 351: Summer Project

Semester Cycle

First Semester

Course Code Course Credit Hour
ECO 203 Microeconomics for Business 3
ENG 201 English- I 3
MGT 231 Foundation of Business Management 3
MTH 201 Business Mathematics I 3
SOC 203 Sociology for Business Management 3
  Total 15

Second Semester

Course Code Course Credit Hour
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
ECO 204 Macroeconomics for Business 2
ECO 205 Seminar on Contemporary Issues of Macro Economics 1
ENG 202 English -II 3
MTH 202 Business Mathematics -II 3
MGT 232 Leadership and Organizational Behavior 2
MGT 233 Seminar on Leadership & Organizational Behavior 1
  Total 15

Third Semester

Course Code Course Credit Hour
ACC 202 Cost & Management Accounting 3
ENG 203 Business Communication 3
FIN 206 Fundamentals of Finance 3
SOC 204 Nepalese History and Politics 3
STT 201 Business Statistics 3
  Total 15

Fourth Semester

Course Code Course Credit Hour
MGT 234 Legal Environment for Business in Nepal 3
FIN 207 Financial Management 3
PSY 202 Psychology 3
ACC 204 Taxation and Auditing 3
RCH 201 Business Research Methods 3
  Total 15

Fifth Semester

Course Code Course Credit Hour
MKT 201 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
MGT 205 Operations Management 3
FIN 208 Financial Markets & Services 3
IT 231 IT and Application 3
  Focus Area Course I 3
  Total 15

Sixth Semester

Course Code Course Credit Hour
IT 232 Database Management System 3
MGT 236 Business Environment 3
MGT 237 Entrepreneurship & Business Resource Mapping 2
MGT 238 Practicum on Business Plan 1
  Focus Area Course II 3
  Total 12

Seventh Semester

Course Code Course Credit Hour
  Elective Course I 3
  Focus Area Course III 3
  Focus Area Course IV 3
IT 204 E-commerce 3
MGT 239 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance 3
  Total 15

Eighth Semester

Course Code Course Credit Hour
MGT 240 Strategic Management 3
  Elective Course II 3
  Elective Course III 3
  Focus Area Course V 3
  Project Report Writing/ Internship with Report 6
  Total 18