Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

2 years
Distance Learning

Masters of Business Administration is a two-year program of Nepal Open University. The course comprises 60 credits load of the curriculum.

The course is divided into two years, each divided into 2 semesters with a total of 4 semesters.

PGD program program that will be awarded with the completion of 30 credits, including the specified PGD courses. 12 Credits of PGD courses will be offered during the second semester. All students completing at least 30 credits, including 12 credits of PGD courses, shall be awarded a PG Diploma, for example, a PGD in Insurance. After completing 60 Credits, an MBA degree shall be awarded. This is a professional course based on theoretical knowledge, skills, and their applications. 


Eligibility: Passed 3 years Bachelor Level or equivalent securing at least second division or CGPA 2.7.

Admission Criteria

Selection for admission will be based on Bachelor level score, score in admission test, and interview scores. Students desiring to get admission must appear in the University admission test. Students securing the above cut-off mark will be called for the interviews. The eligibility for admission list will be prepared based on the combined score of Bachelor Level Scores, admission test scores, and interview scores. NOU reserves the right to define the cutoff mark.

The entrance test will consist of four segments as defined below:

  1. Verbal and communications ability (test of English language) - Objective Type
  2. Quantitative analysis including simple mathematics, algebra, statistics - Objective Type
  3. General knowledge of business and economics and general aspects, including IQ - Objective Type
  4. Writing skills - Writing an essay on contemporary issues - Subjective Type.

Curricular Structure

MBA (60 Credits)

(Compulsory courses 48 credit. Credits of each course will be 3 unless mentioned.)

  1. MGSTT 512: Statistics for Management
  2. MGMGT 612: International Business
  3. MGCOM 503: Managerial communications
  4. MGECO 522: Business Economics
  5. MGMKT 542: Marketing Management
  6. MGFIN 562: Financial management
  7. MGPOM 592: Operations management
  8. MGHRM 524: Strategic Human resource management
  9. MGMGT 694: Business Environment and Strategic Management
  10. MGACC 583: Accounting for decision making
  11. MGMGT 613: Business and corporate social responsibility (2 credits)
  12. MGHRM 522: Organizational Behavior
  13. MGBLW 551: Legal Environment for Business
  14. MGACC 584: Corporate Taxation and tax planning (2 credits)
  15. MGRES 692: Research Methods (2 credits)
  16. MGMGT 695: Leadership, Governance, and Corporate Sustainability

MGRES 699: Dissertation (3 credits in PG course)

PG Courses 12 credits


  1. MGFIN 661: Strategic Financial Management (compulsory)
  2. MGFIN 667: Capital and stock market operations and strategies
  3. MGFIN 666: Investment planning and Portfolio management
  4. MGFIN 672: Financial Planning for Business
  5. MGFIN 670Commodity market operations and strategies
  6. MGFIN 664Managing working capital


  1. MGMKT 621: Strategic Marketing (compulsory)
  2. MGMKT 631: Building brand and market
  3. MGMKT 627: Salesforce planning and management
  4. MGMKT 628: Promotion strategies
  5. MGMKT 626: Global marketing
  6. MGMKT 623: Consumer behavior analysis


  1. MGBNK 601: Banking management and operations
  2. MGBNK 602: Lending operations, project analysis, and controlling
  3. MGBNK 603: Treasury and liquidity management
  4. MGBNK 604: Risk analysis for banking operations
  5. MGBNK 605: Product development for resource mobilization


  1. MGINS 601: Insurance, Theory and Practice (compulsory)
  2. MGINS 602: Insurance operations and management
  3. MGINS 603: Life insurance, operations and management
  4. MGINS 604: General Insurance, operations and management
  5. MGINS 605: Risk analysis for insurance and pricing insurance products
  6. MGINS 606: Developing insurance products 
  7. MGINS 607: Reinsurance, strategies and practices
  8. MGINS 608: Insurance Regulations and Supervision

Tourism and Hospitality Management

  1. MGMKT 621: Strategic Marketing (compulsory)
  2. MGTHM 601: Managing and marketing tourism services
  3. MGTHM 602: Hotels, restaurants and travel trade operations
  4. MGTHM 603: Developing customer profiles and designing services
  5. MGTHM 604: e-marketing for tourism
  6. MGTHM 605: Tourism Product development

Transport Management

  1. MGTMT 601: Transport economics (compulsory)
  2. MGTMT 602: Pricing transport services and Fare management
  3. MGTMT 603: Fleet management
  4. MGTMT 604: Transport planning and operations
  5. MGTMT 605: Repair, maintenance and replacement

Services management

  1. MGSEM 601: Managing service operations (compulsory)
  2. MGSEM 602: Service marketing
  3. MGSEM 603: Quality assurance in Service operations
  4. MGSEM 604: Human resource planning and service delivery
  5. MGSEM 605: e-Service delivery

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

  1. MGSBM 601: Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship
  2. MGSBM 602: New Venture creation and Development
  3. MGSBM 603: Innovation and New Product Development
  4. MGSBM 604: Social Entrepreneurship
  5. MGSBM 605: Entrepreneurial Finance
  6. MGSBM 606: Entrepreneurial Marketing
  7. MGSBM 607: Micro Enterprise
  8. MGSBM 608: Business Plan

Note: During the first year, altogether 30 credits will be offered including 3 PG courses (9 credits). The course cycle will be flexible but the core course related to the PG course should be taken during the first year (first two semesters). For example, students pursuing marketing PG course will have to take marketing in the first year itself (first two semesters) while they will take the finance and operations courses in the second year (third and fourth semester). For other PG courses they will also take one course from marketing, finance and operations in the first year and the other two in the second year. The dissertation component only will be offered in the last semester.