18 years of Academic Excellence

BDFin Course Summary

First Year, First Semester Courses: Briefs

 

ECON101 Introductory Economics

The course covers the basic economic principles and phenomena as well as theories of demand & supply and factor pricing. It also covers the concepts of national income accounting, Gross National Product, and macro economics such as consumption, saving & investment functions, trade balance, exchange rate etc. Field studies cover interpretation of theories and calculations of pertinent indices.

ENGL105 English �I

Emphasizing on interactive study of texts development activities and Nepalese society, the course seeks to develop creative and pragmatic ability through intensive reading of interdisciplinary texts, reading portfolio, writing and reporting assignment such as oral & written presentations and group discussions, debate, drama on contemporary topics.

COMP 102

Computer Application and Programming The course provides the basic knowledge of computer system from the perspective of information system users, and of computer programming concept based on C programming, Data Communication, Computer Networking, and Data Base Management System. Practical sessions cover more than one third of the total lecture sessions.

 

MATH115 Mathematics � I

With the objective of equipping the students with basic mathematical tools and skills applicable in the field of development studies including economics, social & environmental studies, the course will cover Sets, Relations & Functions, Differentiation, Integration and Linear Algebra. It also covers application of Derivatives. It links with the numerical and statistical techniques in business or research.

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FACC101 Financial Accounting

The course familiarizes students with the function and process of financial reporting system from a user and system design perspective. The topics included are Accounting Assumptions, Double Entry System, Recording of Business Transactions, Sub � division of Journal, Cash and Banking transactions, Trial Balance, Accounting for Fixed Asset, Reserve and Provision, Capital & Revenue Concept, Financial Statement and Government Accounting

First Year Second Semester Courses: Briefs

 

FMGT101 Financial Management I

The course provides the basic understanding of the concept of and techniques of financial management, and develops basic skills required in applying them in financial analysis in real life situations. It includes Financial Statements, Financial Environment, Cash-flow and Time Value of Money, Cost Behavior and BEP, Target Capital Structure and Cost of Capital, Long-term Financing, Basics of Capital Budgeting, working Capital Management and Dividend Policy

ECON102 ECONOMICS II (Microeconomics)

The course contains introduction to micro economics and its scope and uses. It deals with theories of consumer's behaviors (cardinal approach, Ordinal approach, price effect, and income effect), theory of firm (Iso-quants, least cost combination of factors, Cobb Douglas production function, linear programming, short run and long run costs), theory of product pricing (Perfect competition, and Oligopoly). It also deals with employment and pricing of inputs including modern theory of wages.

ENGL106 English II

In continuation with ENGL 101, it enhances study skills through activity based exercises on general and professional communication. It includes interdisciplinary texts selected for developing interactive, creative and critical abilities through oral presentation, group discussion and seminars. Reading materials include general and technical articles from various magazines.

STAT105 Statistics

The course inculcate the basic knowledge of statistics, techniques of collecting data and handling the through versions statistics tests. It acquaints the students with the descriptive and inferential statistics, general principles of statistics, possibility theory, and time series analysis. The topics included are Data collection, Measures of central tendency, Measure of dispersion, skewness and kurtosis, Correlation and regression analysis, Time series analysis, Index numbers, Elementary probability theory and normal distribution and Concept of estimation and test of hypothesis.

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DEVS101 Concepts and Theories in Development It includes fundamental concepts of development covering definitions, Human Development Index, approaches and measuring poverty & deprivation, along with various schools of thoughts on economic growth. It covers selected themes on contemporary development and major development partners (inter-governmental, non-governmental, bilateral and national). Covering on global history of human development such as ancient civilizations, industrial revolutions, and post World War II international development, it analyzes Nepal�s development process as a case study.

Second Year, First Semester Courses: Brief

 

FMGT201 Financial Management II

The course provides the basic understanding of the concept of and techniques of financial management. The topics are Present Values in Bank Installments, Concept of Risk and Return, Stock Valuation, Bond Price and Yields, Financial Ratios, Capital Budgeting, Lease Financing and Value Based Management. The course aims to develop basic skills required in applying them in financial analysis in real life situations.

PMGT 201 Principle of Management

The course provides comprehensive knowledge about organization and its functions, principles and techniques of management. The topics contained in the course are Introduction to Management and Manager, Historical Evolution of Management Thought, Business Environment, Planning and Decision Making, Organization and Structure, Leadership, Control (including MIS and DSS, quality control etc), Motivation, and International Management.

ECON205 Economics III (Macroeconomic)

This course on intermediate macroeconomic theory and policy analysis deals the measurement and structure of national economy; labor market issues (productivity, output and employment); consumption, savings & investment, market equilibrium; Long run economic growth (Harrod-Domar, Slow growth, Endogenous growth); Money market (Money, Money Supply & Demand, Equilibrium); Deriving the IS, LM and As-AD curves; Neo-Keynesian Synthesis; Business cycle analysis; Keynesian Macroeconomics; Unemployment and Inflation; and Macroeconomic issues relevant in contemporary Nepal.

PSYC205 Human Behavior and Development

The course covers the fundamentals of human behavior (growth of human behavior in and out of organization, social system, learning and cognition), behavioral science (Research methods, Theory X and Theory Y, Behavioral techniques such as Stimulus response and Stimulus-organism-response), Motivation (psychological process, Maslow's, Herzberg's and Alderfer's models), Micro Approach (social process, and group dynamics), and Communication (concepts, types, problems, barriers and implications in development). It also covers the topics of conflicts and leadership in development process.

STAT 205 Statistics II

The course covers various types of statistical methods for information extracting and trend forecasting. It also includes study of various statistical tests such as z-test, t-test, chi-square test, ANOVA (one way, two way, three way), correlation and regression analyses. It covers skill development in handling the statistical computer packages such as SPSS, Minitab, T etc and drawing inferences therein.

Second Year Second Semester Courses: Briefs

 

DEVS204 Introduction to Development Communication Primarily based on the roles of communication in development, the course gives introduction to Development Communication (definition, components, and functions). It includes communication models and theoretical perspectives, along with Communication Planning Framework, Participatory communication. It covers mass communication, development journalism, community radio, media and contemporary issues, street theater, audio-visual, communication technology, advertisement and commercials. It also includes political, economics, and sociological aspects of Nepali media, and critical reflections on development communication.

 

ECON 202 Introduction to Econometrics

The course intends to familiarize the students with econometric models and tools necessary to analyze economic data and to build foundation for learning advanced courses in econometrics. The course contains five units covering the main topics such as models & linear regression, multiple regression, multicolinearity, residual & time series analysis, and model specification.

FINS 202 Financial Market & Institutions

The course provides an overview of financial institutions and markets with special emphasis on the functions of various financial institutions of Nepal. It deals with concepts, tools and techniques of managing financial institutions and develops skills to apply them in real life situations. The topics included are Traditional and Indigenous Financial Institutions of Nepal, The Money Market, Banks, Thrift Institutions and Credit Unions, Regulations of Depository Institutions, Operations of Commercial Banks, Asset and liability Management of Commercial Banks, International Banking, Financial Conglomerates and subsidiaries, and Insurance Companies.

FINS 205 Investment & Financial Instruments

The course provides concepts, theories and modules of valuation of securities required for investment analysis and develop skill to apply them in real life situation by analyzing opportunities and threats with appropriate polices and strategies. The major topics include the Nepal Rastra Bank, Bond & Its Valuation, Stock Valuation, Earning Per Share, Alternative Investments, Investment Decision Making, Portfolio Selection, and Capital Assess Pricing Module.

MMGT 202 Marketing Management

Aiming at developing knowledge and skills pertinent to marketing management, the course covers from introduction to Marketing to Decision Making. The other topics are Marketing Process & Environment, Buyer Behavior & Management Information System (MIS), Market Segmentation, Analysis of Product and Needs Fulfilled, Product Development, Pricing, Promotion and Packaging & Distribution.

SMGT 201 Strategic Management

With the objective of familiarizing the students with the fundamental knowledge of strategic management and develop their skill to make strategic choice, the course has been designed to cover meaning & concepts of Strategic Management, External Environment Analysis, Industry Analysis, Competitive Analysis, Evaluating Company Resources and Capabilities, Strategic Analysis and Choices, Establishing Company Direction, and Applying Concept to Cases of Nepal. Third Year First Semester Courses: Briefs

DEVS301 Human Resource Management & Development

The course gives an overview of human resources management including personnel management, organization culture and equal employment opportunity. It covers the human resource planning with job analysis, job description, recruitment and selection. It includes compensation planning, as well as communication and training for human resources development, and practices of industrial relations (employment rights, bargaining, performance in work systems etc).

ECON301 Public Finance and Financial System

The course covers the classical and modern concepts of public finance including fiscal policy, development versus regular budgets, macro-economics stability, deficit financing, financial system, and economic development. It covers the concepts of public expenditure, principles of banking system including assets and liabilities, portfolio management and credit creation. The other topics are public revenue, tax and non tax revenue, principle of taxation, direct and indirect taxes, impact incidence and shifting of taxation, public borrowing, internal and external borrowing effects of public burrowing, debt management. It covers the roles of a central bank, development banks, insurance and finance companies.

ECON 303 Monetary Economics

The objective of the course is to disseminate a thorough understanding of monetary theory, the effects of monetary policy (variables) on the macroeconomic system including the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of the monetary policy analysis, the role of the Central Bank and the conduct of monetary policy in closed and open economies. The course includes Portfolio Selection and the Term Structure of Interest Rates, FOREX, Determinants of Money Supply and Demand, IS/LM framework, Inflation, The Rational Expectations Hypothesis, Monetary Policy Rules, Alternative Monetary Policy Regimes, and Optimal Monetary Policy for Closed and Open Economies.

ECON 304 Micro Finance and Credit

The course covers a range of topics in Micro Finance and Credit such as Poverty Scenario in Nepal, Micro Finance products, Micro Finance Models (e.g. Grameen replication, Cooperative, FINGO and SHGs approaches), Micro Finance policy environment (including projects like PCRW, MCPW, PAPWT, RMP, TLDP and CGISP), Institutional Infrastructure, Development in Micro Finance Sector in Nepal, Regulation of Micro Finance, Development Banks, Micro Insurance, Performance Management and Indicators, Interest rate setting, Corporate governance, Business planning, Monitoring and Supervision, Sources of fund (RSRF, RMDC, SKKB, NCDB, BFIs, and Donor Agencies), Micro Finance Networking and regional Association (APRACA, CICTAB, CGAP, Grameen Trust, MIFAN, EMN, AMFIN, GNN,CMF, INAFI, SEEP, BWTP, MIX Market), Issues & Challenges, and Research & Training.

FINS 301 Nepalese Financial System

The objective of the course is to familiarize the students with the basic concepts and structures of the financial markets and institutions of Nepal as the major components of the financial system. It covers the areas of Central banking and commercial banking, Development banking and other non-banking financial institutions (Employees� Provident Fund, Insurance companies, Rural Development Bank, Cooperatives), and Money markets and capital markets (securities and non-securities), financial regulations in Nepal. Third Year Second Semester Courses: Briefs

DEVS305 Research Methodology

The course covers various aspects of research methodology. The topics on sampling design include census, sample survey, criteria for sample selection, sample size, sampling theory, standard errors, and types of sample designs. The other topics are measurement & scaling techniques (scales, errors, tools etc), data collection (primary & secondary, questionnaire, case study, participatory rural appraisal, interview, focus group discussion etc), data processing and analysis (operation, elements & types, central tendency and dispersion, regression and correlation), and hypothesis testing (z, t and F tests, non-parametric tests etc). It also includes interpretation and report writing, and use of computer in research.

DEVS 307 Private Sector Development

The course highlights on the roles of private sector in poverty reduction, and new models of private sector development. It covers on favorable investment climate, and employment generation. The other topics includes public Intervention to promote private sector, pro-poor policy design, Policy and Regulatory Framework for Private Sector Development, Privatization, and Post-Privatization Issues, Corporate Social Responsibility (focus on Nepal context), Entrepreneurship (practice and Innovation).

DEVS 406 Project Implementation & Management

The course aims to cover the in-depth knowledge of project implementation, management and control along with field exercises. The details of the course include Introduction to Project Management and Computer Program MS Project, Project Implementation and Control, Project Organization and roles of project manager, resource management (Cost, quality, time), Procurement and contract, Project management Information System. The course also includes Project Management in Nepal.

ECON 305 Nepalese Economy & Foreign Aid

The dual objective of the course is to provide comprehensive exposure on the current status and challenges of the Nepalese economy, including the current policy responses for addressing the economic problems, and to provide an in depth understanding of the history, role, impact and conditions of foreign aid in Nepal. The course will also cover the topics on Assessment of Poverty in Nepal 1995-96 and 2003-04, Nepal Critical Development Constraints, Nepal Millennium Development Goals and Human Development, and Foreign Aid in Nepal.

ECON 403 International Trade

The course aims to familiarize students on the theory of international trade with applications to current policy issues and the trade regulation mechanism both at national and International Level, by also covering i) the basic tools to understand what determines the flow of goods across countries, i.e. international trade, along with what determines the flow of savings and investments from one country to another, and ii) applications to a number of topics of current interest, including the debate on globalization, free trade agreements, and the crisis in developing countries along with prospects of reform.

FINS 302 International Finance

The objective of the course is to help understand: (i) international monetary system, (ii) foreign exchange markets, and (iii) capital movements, exchange controls and international monetary organizations. The topics will include Foundations of International Financial Sectors, International Monetary System, Foreign Exchange Market, Derivatives Markets, Foreign exchange exposure and management, International Parity Conditions, Financial Instruments, Institutions, Intermediation and Markets, and Financing International Trade. Fourth Year First Semester Courses: Briefs

DEVS 407 Project Evaluation

The course aims to endocrine students with project management through conceptual knowledge and field exercise. It covers various aspects of project management such as Monitoring and Evaluation (including international approaches e.g. UNIDO, World Bank, UNDP, ADB), Logical Framework Approach, Project Evaluation Techniques (shadow Pricing techniques, PERT, CPM, Slack time), Utilization of Evaluation Results, Current Issues and practices. It will also include presentation of Field Exercise on Project Management and Analysis.

FINS 401 e-Commerce

The objectives of the course include understanding theories and concepts of e-commerce, its application, in the real world, and improving familiarity with current challenges and issues. The topics include Introduction, E-commerce business models and concepts, Security and Payment, E-commerce in Action, Other E-Commerce Models and Applications, E-commerce strategy and implementation, Building an E-commerce Web Site, Understanding e-finance, e-trading and e-banking, and Project Work: Preparation of E-Commerce Business-Plan.

FINS 404 Risk and Insurance

The objectives are to impart theoretical knowledge of Risks & Insurance (Life & Non-Life), familiarize students with general principles of insurance and its technicality, and develop insight into international practice of insurance. The topics include Concept of risk, Introduction to Insurance and Risk Management, Principle of Insurance, Life and Non-life insurance , Underwriting and Claim settlement, Intermediaries in insurance Market, Insurance proposal and policy, and Nepal perspectives such as Globalization and Insurance Business, Insurance Laws, Insurance Supervision and Issues, and Related Organizations.

DFIN 401 Internship

For minimum two months, each student will be placed for first hand work experience in corporate, financial and development organizations in order to be familiarized with the professional working environment. Under the supervision of a mentor an internee student will make a deeper study on the specified areas, and write an operational report on practical exposure with corporate and organizational systems. Fourth Year Second Semester Courses: Brief

DEVS405 Project Work (6 credit hours)

Based on the knowledge and skill developed through the previous seven semesters, students will develop a project proposal for independent research work. Upon finalizing the proposal, students will conduct field works under the supervision of experts, and make presentation in front of an external examiner.

FINS 403 Regional Financial System & Services

The course covers on various kinds of domestic and regional financial services as well as financial system prevailed in developed and developing countries. It deals on the global Financial System along with the systems in US, UK, Germany, Japan, China, India and the Islamic countries. The topics of financial services cover on Credit Rating, Consumer Finance, Merchant Banking, Public Issue Management, Mutual Fund, Infrastructure Financing etc. The topics of ethical issues cover behavior of individuals and society as a whole and social responsibility of financial institutions, and AMI. The strategies for financial services will be on marketing strategies of financial institutions.

Elective (anyone)

DFIN 402 Project Financing & Value Based Management The course aims to provide introductory knowledge about concepts, theories and practical aspects of project financing and capital budgeting. The specific topics included in the course are Measures of Project Worth, Time Value of Money, Project Financial Planning, Capital Budgeting Techniques of Project Financing, Project Working Capital Management, Short and Long Term Project Financing, Cost of Capital and Project Capital Structure, Corporate Valuation and Value-Based Management, Earned Value management, and Public Private Partnership

FINS 303 International Financial Market & Institution

The course covers three major domains of finance, namely (i) international financial market (ii) international institutions with their behavior and (iii) international regulatory organizations. Along with the historical background of the subject, the topics are on International Financial Institutions (such as The World bank, Asian Development bank, International Monetary Fund, International Finance Corporation, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, International Development Association), World Trade Organization and GATT, Operation of International Commercial Bank, Short-term & Long-term Financing, International Financial Market including foreign exchange and Euro market, and assessment of International Marketing. ------------