Master of Business Studies (MBS) - Tribhuvan University

The Master of Business Studies (MBS) programme requires the students to study a total of 1000 marks. Fourteen analytical and core courses (700 marks), 2 specialization courses (200 marks) and a thesis or two seminar papers (100 marks) will have to be completed.

Currently 104 Business Schools of Nepal offers MBS program with affiliation from Tribhuvan University.

Programme Objectives

The objective of the MBS programme is to enable the students to work as competent managers and to meet the demand of higher level managers in organizations, particularly in the functional areas of management Upon graduation, a student should be able to function as a manager in business, Industry, government and nongovernmental sector, within and outside the country, in areas like accounting, marketing, finance and general management. The MBS programme specifically aims to:

  1. Equip the students with required conceptual knowledge of business and management
  2. Prepare managers in the functional areas of management.
  3. Develop knowledge and skill of business environment in natio
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II. Eligibility Condition for Admission for MBS program

The student applying for admission to to MBS course must have successfully completed the BBS programme or a bachelor degree on any discipline from Tribhuvan University or from any other university recognized by Tribhuvan University

III. Admission Test

The Faculty of Management (FOM) shall conduct a Central Management Admission Test (CMAT) for the MBS level. Students eligible for MBS programme must sit in the CMT in order to qualify to apply for admission to the campuses offering the MBS programme. The FOM shall issue a score-sheet to each student appearing in the CMAT.

The test carries a full marks of 100 and it must be completed within 90 minutes.

Test Contents: There are 100 test items. The test covers five sections. The details of

the test are as follows:

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Curricular structure

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MBS 1st Semester Syllabus.pdf

MBS 2nd Semester Syllabus.pdf

.II. Curricular structure

MBS First year-First Semester

  1. MGT 513: Human Resource Management (HRM) Credit hours: 3 hours
  2. MGT – 519: Managerial Communication Credit hours: 3 hours
  3. ECO – 512: Managerial Economics Credit hours: 3 hours
  4. MKT - 511 : Marketing Management Credit hours: 3 hours
  5. MSC - 514: Statistical Methods Credit hours: 3 hours

First year-2nd Semester

  1. ACC 517 Management Accounting Credit Hours: 3
  2. FIN 510 : Financial Management Credit Hours: 3
  3. MGT 515 Organizational Behavior Credit Hours:3
  4. MGT 518 : Business Environment in Nepal Credit hours: 3
  5. MSC 516 : Operations Research Credit Hours: 3

For Yearly System

The FOM recognizes the need of both breath and depth in the total academic pattern.Therefore, the curriculum for MBS degree comprises three separate and distinct course components .The three components are:

Core Courses

Core business courses integrate all analytical and functional areas and provide the students with an appreciation of the diversity and inter-relationship of business and management issues. It includes subjects such as Research Methodology and statistical Methods, Business Economics, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, Corporate Financial Management, Management Accountancy, Marketing Management, Production and Operation Management, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Policy and Environment.

Specialization course

Specialization in any one of the areas, such as, accounting, Gernal management and Management science enables the student to develop expert ice in the finance, marketing, in the functional area.

Thesis writing or project work

The MBS program requires the students to conduct original research work during the second year of the two year study period. Students are required to either write a thesis or under take two project assignment based on their original research work. Thesis writing and project works are to be strictly within the area of specialization opted by the student.

V. Thesis and project work

Students are required to write a thesis or two project reports during the second year programme. The thesis and project report will have to be written the specialization area selected for study by the student. Only those students who have passed all courses of the first year programme shall be allowed to write the thesis.

Master of Business Science ( M.B.S.)

The MBS programme requires the students to study a total of 1000 marks. 14 analytical and core courses (700 marks), 2 specialization courses (200 marks) and a thesis or two seminar papers (100 marks) will have to be completed. The course cycle for two years is as follows:

The First Year Programme

The first year programme carries 450 marks and is organized into following six courses:

Test Section Number of Questions
Verbal Ability 20


Course Title


1. MSC-501 Research Methodology and Statistical Methods 100
2. ECO-503 Business Economics 100
3. MGT-504 Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management 100
4. ACC-507 Management Accounting 50
5. FIN-508 Corporate Financial Management 50
6. MKT-509 Marketing Management


The Second Year Programme

The second year programme carries 550 marks that constitute of three core courses (250 marks), two specialization courses (200 marks), a thesis or project work (100 marks). The courses are organized as follows:

Core Courses


Course Title




Production and Operation Management




Business Policy and Environment




Entrepreneurship Development


Specialization Courses ________________200 marks

Any two courses from the following specialization areas:

A. Management Science (Any two courses)

1. MSC-603 Management Information System 100 marks (70 Marks final exam and 30 marks Project works)
2. MSC-604 Decision Support System 100 marks (70 Marks final exam and 30 marks Project works)
3. MSC-605 Productivity Management 100 marks
4. MSC-606 Total Quality Management 100 marks

B. Accounting ( Any two courses)

1. ACC-611 Profit Planning and Control 100 marks
2. ACC-612 Advance Auditing 100 marks
3. ACC-613 Tax Law and Tax Planning 100 marks
4. ACC-614 Accounting Theory 100 marks

C. General Management (Any two courses)

1. MGT-621 Small Business Management 100 marks
2. MGT-622 International Business 100 marks
3. MGT-623 Organizational Development 100 marks
4. MGT-624 Labour Relations 100 marks

D. Finance ( Any two courses)

1. FIN-631 Foundations of Financial Theory 100 marks
2. FIN-632 Capital Structure Management 100 marks
3. FIN-633 Investments 100 marks
4. FIN-634 Financial Institutions and Markets 100 marks
4. FIN-635 Multinational Corporate Finance 100 marks

E. Marketing ( Any two courses)

1. MKT-641 Service Marketing 100 marks
2. MKT-642 Consumer Behaviour 100 marks
3. MKT-643 Marketing Research 100 marks
4. MKT-644 International Marketing 100 marks

F. RCH 601 Thesis _______________________ 100 marks

(Thesis writing within the specialization area).

G. Rch 602 Project Work __________________ 100 marks

(Two Assignments within the specialization area).