Master of Business Studies (MBS) is an interdisciplinary admixture comprising accounting, marketing, finance, and general management that helps to meet the market demand for high level managers in varied organizations, particularly those in functional areas. The programme enables postgraduates to work as competent managers in all business, industry, government and non government sectors, here or abroad. Deep knowledge of the local or global business & economic environment and the development of entrepreneurial capabilities professionalize our students. They get transformed into agents of effective change in society.
Master of Business Studies (MBS) provides broad and deep knowledge of the business and economic sectors alongside a sense of business ethics. It provides fundamentally important professional inputs covering functional areas of management like accounting, financing, marketing, general management, & human resources during an action packed academic period.
The programme also develops vitally needed entrepreneurial capabilities. After doing MBS, postgraduates can choose to be self employed as well as create job opportunities themselves for others by setting up and running their own business ventures.
Because of all the professionally valuable features of the MBS, postgraduates have a wide range of career & job opportunities in business, industry, government and non government sectors. This ensures that they work as agents of change in whichever society they wish to work or live.
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: (1) core courses, (2) specialization courses, and (3) a dissertation.
1. 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.
2. Specialization Courses
There are four areas of specialization offer for the students 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. Students have to choose one specialization area and study one course from group ‘A’ in the third semester and 2 courses from group ‘B’ in the fourth semester.
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 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.
Students applying for the MBS program must fill in the application with all details of their personal information and past academic records. The selection of students shall be based on CMAT. The test shall be based on the GMAT and GRE format. The admission test shall be concentrated on testing verbal ability, quantitative ability, business and economics and general awareness.
There shall be altogether 100 questions in the CMAT containing 25 questions in each section. Students must secure a minimum of 40 percent in the CMAT in order to qualify for the admission.
Credit Transfer and Withdrawal
- The program allows students to transfer the credits earned by them in similar program of other universities as recognized by TU.
- Students willing to transfer credit from accredited university/college or recognize by TU have to apply at the FOM paying a sum of amount for each credit to be transferred.
- Concerned faculty or institute will review all previous university/college level grade sheet to determine what credits may be eligible to transfer.
- The FOM will review every course taken by a student to another university/college.The student should complete the first semester duration in the master program to be eligible for credit transfer.
FIRST SEMESTER 15 Credit Hours
MKT 511 Marketing Management 3 Cr.
ECO 512 Managerial Economics 3 Cr.
MSC 514 Statistical Methods 3 Cr.
MGT 515 Organizational Behavior 3 Cr.
MGT 519 Managerial Communication 3 Cr.
SECOND SEMESTER 15 Credit Hours
FIN 510 Financial Management 3 Cr.
MGT 513 Human Resource Management 3 Cr.
MSC 517 Production and Operations Management 3 Cr.
ACC 517 Management Accountancy 3 Cr.
MGT 518 Business Environment 3 Cr.
THIRD SEMESTER 15 Credit Hours
ACC 519 Accounting for Financial and Managerial Decision and Control 3 Cr.
MSC 521 Research Methodology 3 Cr.
MGT 522 International Business 3 Cr.
MGT 524 Entrepreneurship 3 Cr.
Specialization Course (Any One from Group A) 3 Cr.
FOURTH SEMESTER 15 Credit Hours
MGT 523 Strategic Management 3 Cr.
Specialization Courses (Any Two from Group B) 6 Cr.
MGT 525 Dissertation 6 Cr.
Group ‘A’ Specialization Courses
FIN 687 Financial Derivatives and Market 3 Cr.
FIN 688 Corporate Finance 3 Cr.
ACC 685 Corporate Taxation 3 Cr.
ACC 686 Cost Management 3 Cr.
MGT 687 Recent Trends in Management 3 Cr.
MGT 688 Organizational Theory 3 Cr.
MKT 691 Advertising and Promotion Management 3 Cr.
MKT 692 Rural Marketing 3 Cr.
Group B Specialization Courses
FIN 685 Financial Markets and Institutions 3 Cr.
FIN 686 International Financial Management 3 Cr.
FIN 689 Investment Management 3 Cr.
FIN 690 Insurance: Theory and Practice 3 Cr.
FIN 691 Commercial Bank Management: Theory and Practice 3 Cr.
MKT 685 Consumer Behavior 3 Cr.
MKT 686 International Marketing 3 Cr.
MKT 687 Brand Management 3 Cr.
MKT 688 Sales Management 3 Cr.
MKT 689 Retail Management 3 Cr.
MKT 690 Services Marketing 3 Cr.
ACC 687 Contemporary Auditing 3 Cr.
ACC 688 Accounting Theory and Financial Reporting 3 Cr.
ACC 689 Management Control Systems 3 Cr.
ACC 690 Balance Scorecard: A Tool for Performance Measurement 3 Cr.
MGT 685 Organizational Development and Change 3 Cr.
MGT 686 Quality Management 3 Cr.
MGT 689 Performance Management 3 Cr.
MGT 690 Leadership and Communication 3 Cr.