Master of Business Studies or MBS is a two-year (four semester) program of Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University. This is one of the most sought degrees in Nepal and every year large number of students gets enrolled in this program. The courses structure of the MBS has been divided into core courses, specialization and thesis writing for giving students comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter from different perspectives. Moreover, the course also aims to make students up to date with the modern practices and changes in the field of business studies. This program is designed in order to develop skills in students for being able to take higher level managerial position in private and public sectors.

Objectives of Master of Business Studies

The main objectives of Master of Business Studies (MBS) program of Tribhuvan University are as follows:

  • The program aims to provide solid foundation of conceptual and theoretical knowledge of management and business, its functions and areas combined with technical knowledge and applications along with good communication skills.
  • The program aims to impart students willing to enter in the business field, the necessary knowledge and ideas of business and business world.
  • MBA aims to develop the capacity in students to use business studies knowledge in practice and obtain analytical and visionary skills to make conversant decisions while dealing with wide range of management issues.
  • It aims to develop research skills in students and motivate students in the lifelong learning and professional development in the field of management and business studies.

Admission Requirements in Master of Business Studies


  • Students who have passed BBS from Tribhuvan University or any university recognized by TU is eligible for Master of Business Studies program. OR
  • Students from any stream who have passed bachelor’s degree from Tribhuvan University or University recognized by TU are eligible.

Entrance exam:

  • Students joining Master of Business Studies program in Tribhuvan University or educational institutions affiliated to TU should pass entrance exam.
  • The Faculty of Management (FoM) under Tribhuvan University conducts Central Management Admission Test (CMAT) for the MBS level entrance exam.
  • The test carries full marks: 100 and time duration: 90 minutes.
  • Total question: 100
  • Verbal Ability, Quantitative Technique, Logically Answering, General Knowledge, Business and economics are of 20 marks each.
  • Merit list is published after the entrance exam and admission is done as per the merit list published.

Career and Scope

Good managers are treasure to every organization in this business-oriented world. Business is one of the key aspects of human civilization. A good management and knowledge of business studies is required to run any organization efficiently. In this scenario, MBS graduates having knowledge of business studies have very lucrative career prospects. In fact, business is that field which provides you name, fame, money and power. Master of Business Studies graduates can work in various positions like business managers, administrator, accountant, financial officers, marketing officers, analyst etc. in banks, small and big corporate houses, hospitals and hotels, factories and industries, schools and universities, etc. Every year large numbers graduates are hired by these organizations as per their academic and professional qualifications. You can also get jobs as writer, teacher, academician, researcher, editor, journalist, etc. concerned with business. There is also scope to be lecturer, government officer, business adviser, director, etc. after the graduation. This degree has good scope in the developed countries where graduates have dual opportunity to learn and earn.

Master of Business Studies Syllabus

1st Semester

MKT 511: Marketing Management
ECO 512: Managerial Economics
MSC 514: Statistical Methods
MGT 515: Organizational Behavior
MGT 519: Managerial Communication

2nd Semester

FIN 510: Financial Management
MGT 513: Human Resource Management
MSC 517: Production and Operations Management
ACC 517: Management Accountancy
MGT 518: Business Environment

3rd Semester

ACC 519: Accounting for Financial and Managerial Decision and Control
MSC 521: Research Methodology
MGT 522: International Business
MGT 524: Entrepreneurship
Group A: Specialization Course I

4th Semester

MGT 523: Strategic Management
MGT 525: Dissertation
Group B: Specialization Course II

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