Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) is a four year, eight semester program. The program is offered at Thames International College by the School of Business and Technology in affiliation with the Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University. Students are required to complete 120 credit hours of course work and practicum training to graduate.

The success of an organization today, be it private or public, for profit or not for profit, in achieving its goals relies largely on its leadership, which is why the BBM program at Thames focuses on developing managers who are also leaders Students will be trained to become business managers with critical thinking skills, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems. As part of this program, you will have the opportunity to not only learn about general business management but also to focus on the area or industry you are interested in.

Program Structure

Required General Education Courses (36 Credit Hours )

Code Course Cr. Hr.
ENG211 English I 3
ENG212 English II 3
ENG213 Business Communication 3
STT211 Business Statistics 3
MTH211 Business Mathematics I 3
MTH212 Business Mathematics II 3
ECO211 Introductory Microeconomics 3
PSY201 Psychology 3
SOC201 Sociology 3
SOC202 Nepalese Society & Politics 3
IT212 Database Management 3

Required Business Management Major Courses (60 Credit Hours)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
MGT 201 Principle of Management 3
ACC201 Financial Accounting 3
ACC211 Computer Based Financial Accounting 3
FIN211 Basic Finance 3
ACC212 Accounting for Decision Making 3
FIN212 Financial Management 3
MGT202 Human Resource Management 3
MKT201 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
RCH201 Business Research Methods 3
ACC213 Corporate Taxation in Nepal 3
MGT203 Organizational Behaviour 3
MGT205 Operations Management 3
MGT314 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGT206 Business Environment in Nepal 3
MGT207 International Business 3
MGT209 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 3
IT211 Ecommerce 3
MGT208 Business Strategy 3
MGT351 Internship 6

Required Specialization Courses Bank Operations and Cooperative Management (15 Credit Hours)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
BNK 211 Banking Law 3
BNK 212 Wholesale and Retail Banking 3
BNK 213 Futures and Options Markets 3
BNK 214 Commercial Bank Operations 3
BNK 215 Capital and Money Markets 3
BNK 216 Treasury Management 3
BNK 217 Cooperative Management 3
BNK 218 Micro Finance and Rural Banking 3
BNK 219 Investment Banking 3

Required Specialization Courses Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
(15 Credit Hours)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
EED 211 Entrepreneurship Development 3
EED 212 Principles of Small Business Management 3
EED 213 Creativity and Innovation 3
EED 214 Entrepreneurial Marketing 3
EED 215 Micro-finance 3
EED 216 Small Business Planning and Creation 3
EED 217 Project Management 3

Required Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Code Course Cr. Hr.
ELE 221 Emerging Global Business Issues 3
ELE 222 Information and Technology Management 3
ELE 223 Management of Foreign Trade 3
ELE 224 Organizational Development and Change 3
ELE 225 Budgeting and Financial Forecasting 3
ELE 226 Event Management 3
ELE 227 Service Operations Management 3
ELE 228 Labor Relations Management 3
ELE 229 Negotiation Skills 3
ELE 230 Real estate Management 3

At the time of admission

FeesAmount Payable on Admission
Admission Fee
(Admission, University Registration, Induction
and Education Support Programs)

Semester wise fee breakdown

LevelNo. of Credit
Hour per Semester
Tuition per
Credit Hour
Tuition per
1 Semester15 Credit HoursRs. 6,600.00Rs.99,000.00
2 Semester15 Credit HoursRs. 6,600.00Rs.99,000.00
3 Semester15 Credit HoursRs. 6,600.00Rs.99,000.00
4 Semester15 Credit HoursRs. 6,600.00Rs.99,000.00
5 Semester15 Credit HoursRs. 6,600.00Rs.99,000.00
6 Semester15 Credit HoursRs. 6,600.00Rs.99,000.00
7 Semester15 Credit HoursRs. 6,600.00Rs.99,000.00
8 Semester15 Credit HoursRs. 6,600.00Rs.99,000.00

Early Bird Discount

Students who apply early and get their admission process complete by 31st August, 2022 will recieve a discount of Rs. 5000 per semester.

Smart Savings Scheme

Students can receive a discount of 15% should they decide to pay the tuition fees of all 4 years during the time of the admission.

Examination Fee

Students are required to pay examination fee to the university every semester. The examination fee is not included in any of the headings above and is payable at the time of examination registration.

Commencement Fee 

Commencement Fee from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 10,000 will be automatically charged on the final semester on top of the tuition and fees.

Certain academic and extracurricular criteria have to be met for applicants to enroll in a program at Thames International College. While academic competence is an important requirement, Thames International College seeks students who believe in a hands-on learning approach, who want to develop into innovative learners and professionals, and who we believe can fully benefit from the facilities we provide. Applicants will be reviewed through their applications and interviews before being admitted. Additionally, applicants at Thames must sit for the Central Management Admission Test and must meet the following academic requirements.

Minimum Academic Requirements (10+2: HSEB/ CBSE/ ISC or equivalent Boards)

  • Passed all courses of 11th and 12th grade.
  • Can be from any stream be it , Management, Hotel Management, Science, or Humanities.
  • A minimum CGPA of 1.8 in 10+2 with a minimum of D+ in all individual subjects or minimum of second division marks in any equivalent Board.
  • A minimum of 40% in CMAT.

Minimum Academic Requirements (A- Levels)

  • Should have completed 3.5 credit (GP plus 3 courses).
  • Should have been provided equivalence by Nepal Education Board.

Admission Process

Step 1: Apply Online

Step 2: Pay your Application Fee

Step 3: Appear for an interview

Step 4: Accept the offer letter

Step 5: Pay admission fee

For more information please visit our Admission page.


Thames offers scholarships to students requiring financial aid. Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, and students’ performances. For details:

Chairman’s Merit Scholarship Award
Aspiring Entrepreneur Scholarship
Thames Full Tuition Waiver Scholarship

Entrance Test (CMAT)

Central Management Admission Test (CMAT) is conducted by the Faculty of Management at Tribhuvan University for students wishing to enroll in the programs under the School of Business and Technology. CMAT contains one hundred objective questions and has a total weight of 100 marks.

The test has four primary areas and each of these areas carry a 25% weightage. Student must secure a minimum of 40% in the CMAT in order to apply for admissions to Tribhuvan University programs. Students will be tested on areas of Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness.

Thames also offer University Preparation Program from May through September. To learn more, please visit:

University Preparatory Programs CMAT Preparation Classes

What is the difference between BBA and BIM?

BBA is a pure management course whereas BIM consist of 60% IT and 40% Management.

What is the difference between BCA and BIM?

BCA is a pure IT course and BIM is a mixture of IT and Management.

What is the difference between BBA and BBM?

BBA at Thames is for those who wants to specialize in Marketing or Finance whereas, BBM at Thames is for those who wants to specialize in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development or Bank Operations and Cooperative Management.

Can I switch from one program to another after admission? How easy it to change my program after the classes starts?

Yes. You will get one-month time to shift between BBA/BIM/BBM. But for BCA, once you get enrolled, you cannot change the course.

Is there a separate entrance examination if I missed the university entrance examination (CMAT)?

No. You have to pass the university entrance exam. Once you fill up the form at Thames, our counsellors will guide through all the requirements and formalities required for entrance preparation.

Does Thames admit students to enter in the spring semester?

No. All students begin study in fall semester only. But in case of transfer student they can apply.

Does the college accept transfer student from other colleges?

Yes. Only from TU colleges.

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