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Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    MANAGEMENT

  • DURATION

    3 YEARS

  • COURSE

    General

  • COURSE TYPE

    Graduation

Updated On - November 2nd 2018

Bachelor of Business Administration or BBA is a 3-year professional undergraduate course in Business Management, the minimum eligibility for which is class 12th from a recognized educational board with minimum score of 50%.The course is divided into six semesters andcomprises variants like BMS, BBM and BBS. It can also be pursued through Correspondence/ Distant learning modes and admisison to the same is based on entrance tests carried out by different colleges and universities.

Some such entrance tests conducted by respective universities for admission into BBA course are:

BBA course equips you with the right knowledge and skills in business and management and impart knowledge of the principles which are perfect for a career in the corporate world. A degree in Business Administration solidifies your base for your future Business and management career goals. Successful graduates of this course can opt for a range of jobs from sectors like finance, marketing, sales, management, government and education.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in india ranges between INR 1 lakh to 2.5 lacs. Some of the top institutes which provide admission to candidates into the 3-year program are as follows:

Financial Analyst, Business Development Executive, Project Manager (IT), Data Analyst, Human Resources (HR) Manager, Marketing Executive etc. are some such profiles which successful graduates interested in pursuing job can opt for. The average monthly salary offered to them would vary between INR 10,000 – 15,000 depending on the organization and candidate’s expertise in the field. 

BBA: Course Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the course have been mentioned below. 

Course LevelUndergraduate
Duration3 years
Examination typeSemester
Eligibility10+2 from a recognized educational board
Admission ProcessEntrance exam based
Course FeeINR 1 to 2.5 lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 1.5 to 2 lacs
Top Recruiting CompaniesEY, HP, ICICI Bank, Microsoft, Mc Kinsey and Company, IBM, Sony, Deloitte, Nokia and others such
Job PositionsFinancial Analyst, Business Development Executive, Project Manager (IT), Data Analyst, Human Resources Manager, Operations team leader, SAP Consultant etc. 

BBA: What is it about? 

Bachelor of Business Administration is one of the most sought after bachelor degree programs after class 12th. It includes complete knowledge of leadership and management. The course can be pursued either Full-Time or Part-Time i.e. through Correspondence or Distance Education, depending on one’s preference. The maximum duration of the course is 5-years for those who wish to pusue it through correspondence or distance-learning mode.

BBA degree allows candidates to enter into the field of management and teaches them various aspects that are necessary for effective business management. The course is designed in a way to train students effectively in management education and communication skills which further inculcates entrepreneurship skills. It also gives you a platform for pursuing courses like MBA. To do well in this field, students must possess leadership qualities, decisional making skills, good oral and written communication skills.

The course methodology involves training through practical experience in the form of case studies, projects, presentations, industrial visits and interaction with experts from the industry. Hence, BBA graduates have an edge over other graduates and get direct entry into the corporate world. 

Top Institutes offering BBA

Following is a list of top institutes offering Bachelor of Business Administration course along with their location and average annual fees. 

College NameCityAverage Annual Fees in INR
Indian Institute of Management (IIM)Indore4 lacs
Christ UniversityBangalore4.5 lacs
University of DelhiDelhi75k
NMIMS UniversityMumbai6.75 lacs
Symbiosis International UniversityPune2.5 lacs
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha UniversityDelhi50k- 75k
Sikkim Manipal UniversitySikkim1.5 lacs
Lovely Professional UniversityJalandhar3 lacs
Bharti Vidyapeeth UniversityPune2 lacs
Amity UniversityNoida12 lacs

Eligibility for BBA Course  

Interested aspirants for the course need to fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria.

  • Completion of HSC (10+2 level) from a recognized educational board

  • English as one of the subjects at HSC

  • Minimum aggregate score of 50% to 60% at 10+2 level of education

Students who have appeared in HSC examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. 

BBA Course: Admission Process 

Admission to the course is generally entrance exam based.The entrance tests are organized at national, state or university level by various authorities. A merit list is prepared on the basis of qualifying examination or entrance examination. 

Most of the colleges conduct separate entrance exam for admission to BBA course. Some of the entrance exams conducted for BBA course are as follows:

  • AIMA UGAT – AIMA Under Graduate Aptitude Test (UGAT) is a national level examination conducted annually by All India Management Association (AIMA). It is conducted to screen capable candidates for admission in various courses such as BBA, BCA, Integrated MBA, BHM, B. Com etc.
  • SET – SET or Symbiosis Entrance Test is a common test conducted by Symbiosis International University for admission in undergraduate courses in the fields of Law, General, Design, Engineering and Health Science. 
  • IPU CET – IPU CET 2019 (IP University Common Entrance Test) is a university level entrance exam conducted for admission to 60 undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses.

Admission to BBA course is also done on the basis of Lateral entry i.e. entrance to the course in second year. Universities like Lovely Professional University and Annamalai University provide this option. The eligibility for this is qualification of first year examination from a recognised university with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.  

BBA Specializations: 

BBA can be done in various specialization which are listed below:

BBA Course: Selection Process

There is no such selection process for candidates who choose to pursue the course through correspondence mode. The admission through entrance exam culminates into a final evaluation of the candidate on the basis of following: 

Criteria

Weight (%)

Qualifying Examination

50

Entrance Test

40

G.D. & P.I

10

BBA Syllabus and Course Description

Bachelor of Business Administration course is designed to impart knowledge of skills in business management and administration.Throughout the duration of the course, students are regularly assessed through quizzes, class tests, viva, presentations, submission of assignments, performance in computer lab and practical. Most colleges also emphasize on a local project/ internship which is usually carried out after fourth semester and this becomes a practical training project for the students.The final assessment for the course includes a minimum CGPA of 5.0 in all semesters, completion of the project work and lab practical. 

The syllabus of the course may vary from college to college, however, the structure and topics covered, remain the same. The program comprises foundation, core, elective, skill courses. A detailed syllabus of the same is as follows:

Type of Course

Subjects

Description

Foundation

Micro Economics, Mathematics for Business, Introduction to Psychology, Micro Economics, Business Analytics, Introduction to Sociology, Business Economics

The subjects under foundation courses focus on revising the basic knowledge which might have been pursued in high school by the students. These courses, as goes the name, form the base of BBA course with subjects that del with basic principles.

Core

Business Organisation and Principles of Management, Environmental Studies, Accounting, Organisational Behaviour, Essentials of Marketing, Business Law, Operational Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Understanding Industry and Markets, MIS / Systems Design, Leadership and Ethics, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, International Business Management

The core courses subjects are designed to impart knowledge on business fundamentals and factors involved in the functioning corporate sector.

Electives

Advanced Sales & Distribution Management, Marketing and Operations Research, Commercial Bank  Management, Security Analysis, Manufacture Planning and Control, Digital Marketing, Retail Management, E Commerce, Financial & Commodity Derivatives, Financial Modelling using spreadsheets, Industrial Relations and Labour Legislation, Managing Family Business

 

The elective courses include a pool of courses out of which candidates can choose one or many. These courses are designed outside the content of Core courses but within the umbrella of Business Administration.

Skill

Writing Skills, Etiquette and Conversational Skills, Problem Solving and Consulting Skills, Resume Writing and Career Skills, Conflict Resolution, Selling, Negotiating, and Persuading Skills, Personality Development and Communication Skills

Apart from having knowledge about the business and corporate sector, it is equally important for candidates to have aces of skills up their sleeves. These practical skills are extremely crucial in the workplace. The subjects under Skill courses would help students in sharpening those skills.

BBA Career Prospects

After successful completion of Bachelor of Business Administation course, graduates can either opt for higher education or seek employment in different sectors. Generally, students pursue an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) course and specialize in a particular department or field of study. Masters or post-graduation in Management Studies, Human Resource Development Management, Financial Planning and Wealth Management etc. are considered to be good options. A combination of BBA and MBA is considered helpful in gaining constant promotions and high-salary job in the business world.

BBA course opens up a spectrum of job opportunities in the fields of Advertising, Academic Institutes, Banking, Consultancies, Foreign Exchange, Hotel Management, Manufacturing Industry, IT and ITES, Urban infrastructure & real estate management and various Government services. Top recruiters for BBA graduates are Accenture, Genpact, TCS, HCL Technologies, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp to name a few.  Some of the major job profiles associated with BBA degree are as follows:        

  • Financial Analyst
  • Business Development Executive
  • Project Manager (IT)
  • Data Analyst
  • Human Resources (HR) Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Operations Team Leader
  • SAP Consultant

Below is an average salary graph for various job profiles of a BBA graduate. 

salary graph for BBA

 

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