Course Overview

The Master of Business Studies (MBS) is a programme designed to make students work as competent managers and to meet the demands of higher level managers in organizations, particularly in the functional areas of management.


  • Equip the students with required conceptual knowledge of business and management
  • Prepare managers in the functional areas of management
  • Develop knowledge and skill of business environment in national and global perspective
  • Encourage entrepreneurial capabilities in students to make them effective change agents in the Nepalese society
  • Develop research capability in the students


The FOM recognizes the need for both breadth and depth in the total academic pattern. The MBS program is a four semester (two-year) program with three key components:

  • core courses
  • specialization courses
  • dissertatation

Core Courses

Core business courses integrate all analytical and functional areas and provide students with an appreciation of the diversity and inter-relationship of business and management issues. It includes subjects such as Research Methodology, Statistical Methods, Managerial Economics, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources Management, Financial Management, Management Accountancy, Accounting for Financial and Managerial Decision and Control, Marketing Management, Production and Operations Management, International Business, Managerial Communication, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management and Business Environment.

Specialization Courses

There are four areas of specialization offered for the students. Specialization in any one of the areas, such as, accounting, finance, marketing, and management enables the student to develop expertise in his/her concentration area. Altogether 3 courses are offered in one area of specialization.


The MBS programme requires students to conduct original research work during the four semesters of the two-year study period. Students are required to write a dissertation based on their original research work. Students writing dissertation are encouraged to write their dissertation within the selected specialization area.

Eligibility Conditions for Admission

The students applying for admission to MBS courses must have successfully completed the BBS programme or a bachelor's degree in any discipline from Tribhuvan University or from any other University recognized by Tribhuvan University.


This program demands a very high level of commitment from students. Students are required to regularly attend all classes and presentations as required by the course. Students failing to attend 90 % of classes shall not be allowed to appear in the semester-end examinations.

In-Semester Evaluations

The in-semester (internal) evaluation shall generally have a total weight of 40 percent in each course. Students have to secure at least 50 percent marks in each subject to pass the in-semester exam.

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 2.7 or Grade B minus (B-) 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:

In–semester Evaluation : 40 Marks
Evaluation Activates Weight in %
Classroom activities
(Class presentation ,Case analysis, Group works etc) 20
Project Assignments 30
Class Attendance 10
Total 100%

Grading System

The grading system followed in the MBS program will be based on the absolute performance of a student in the in-semester evaluations and semester-end examinations. The performance of a student in the MBS program shall be made on a four point scale ranging from 0 to 4. The passing grade in the semester-end examination for an individual paper shall be grade “B minus” or GPA of 2.7.

In order to pass the semester examination the student must secure a minimum of Grade “B” or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 (60 percent). The overall grade of a student will be determined by the student’s performance in the in-semester and semester-end examinations. The following table present the Letter Grade, GPA, percentage equivalent and Performance Remarks for the MBS program:

Grade GPA Percentage Equivalent Performance Remark
A 4 90-100 Distinction
A- 3.70-3.99 80-89.99 Very good
B+ 30.30-3.69 70-79.99 First Division
B 3.00-3.29 60-69.99 Second Division
B- 2.70-2.99 50-59.99 Pass in individual subject
F Below 2.70 Below 50 Fail

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

  • Normal duration 24 months (4 semesters)
  • Maximum duration 5 years