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Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA]




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Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a professional undergraduate course in Business Management. To apply for the course, a candidate should have cleared class 12th/ Higher Secondary Examination with minimum of 50%.

BBA is a three year program and has course variants like BMS, BBM and BBS. The course is completed over the duration of six semesters. One can join the course through Correspondence/ Distant learning and Common Entrance Examinations carried out by different colleges and universities.

The average tuition fees for three years range between 1 Lakh INR to 2.5 Lakhs INR.

Armed with the intelligence on business management, a BBA graduate has range of jobs from sectors like finance, marketing, sales, management, government and education. For fresh BBA graduates, the average monthly salary would vary between 10,000 INR – 15,000 INR depending on the companies.


As mentioned, the duration of BBA course is for three years and six semesters. However, for students who are applying through correspondence or distant learning the duration of the course in minimum three years and maximum five years.

What is BBA about?

The business world is and has always been a major part for any society and this course equips you with the right knowledge and skills in business and management; principles which are perfect for a career in the corporate world. The BBA course is designed to impart the knowledge of these principles.

How is it different from its variants?

When searching for BBA, it is possible that you come across abbreviations like BMS, BBM and BBS. The difference between all of these is very minor and all of them are aimed various aspects of Business.

BMS stands for Bachelors in Management Studies. This course is directed towards developing the managerial or business management skills of the student. BMS graduates find jobs in Finance management, Operation managements departments of various companies.

BBS stands for Bachelor in Business Studies. It is a close synonym to BBA the only difference being that former teaches theoretical knowledge of business and the latter is aimed at practical knowledge of business.

BBM stands for Bachelor in Business Management. Again, almost similar to BBA, BBM helps sharpening the logical and analytical skills required for corporate world. This course focuses more on skills like leadership and management.

BBA, on the other hand, is a mix of training and practical business experience. As the name suggests, BBA is aimed at Business Administration and takes under its fold the basic knowledge of various sectors of a company. Sectors like Human Resource, Marketing, and Finance etc. BBA, BMS and BBS are sometimes also referred to being preparatory courses for MBA.

Where to study?

There are plenty of colleges which offer BBA. A small list of Top BBA colleges in India is as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Mumbai University
  • University of Delhi
  • Symbiosis International University
  • NMIMS University, Mumbai
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
  • Sikkim Manipal University

Academic Options after BBA

The obvious option which students choose immediately after BBA is MBA (Masters of Business Administration). A combination of BBA and MBA is considered helpful in gaining constant promotions and high-salary jobs in the business world.

A Masters or post-graduation in Management Studies, Human Resource Development Management, Financial Planning and Wealth Management etc. are also good options. 

Eligibility Of the Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA]

To apply for the course, the candidate should have cleared class 10, class 12/ higher secondary Examination with English as one of the subjects. Minimum percentage of marks in class 12/ higher secondary Examination varies from institution to institution but is generally between 50% or 60%.

Students who have appeared in H.S.C. examination and are awaiting results are eligible too.  

How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA]

If eligible, the candidates can apply for the course during the months of May and June.

Since most of the colleges have their own Entrance Examinations, it is advised to keep a track of the Entrance Exams for BBA.

The applicationforms, for both correspondence and the common entrance exam are easily available online and offline.

Mode of Entrance

The candidate can join the course through Correspondence/ Distant learning and Entrance Examination.


Colleges like Sikkim Manipal University, Punjab Technical University, Amity School of distant learning, University of Madras, Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India provide a correspondence course in BBA.

Admission to these universities is a ‘Direct’ one where the candidate can enrol through filling the application form and submitting the fees.

The eligibility for Correspondence, however, remains the same (as given above) irrespective of whether you apply directly or through Entrance Exam.

Entrance Test

Most of the colleges have a separate Entrance Exam for the admission to BBA course. Some of the Top colleges conducting entrance exams for BBA are as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Management, Indore
  • St. Xavier’s College Kolkata
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Symbiosis University, (Pune & Noida)
  • NMIMS University, Mumbai
  • University of Delhi

The number of questions in these entrance exams range from 100 to 150. The time allotted for the question paper is no more than 2 ½ hours at the maximum.

Some of these entrance exams also have negative marking of 0.25 and 1 mark.

The candidates are assessed on following topics:

  • Quantitative Aptitude 
  • Verbal Ability 
  • General Awareness / Business Awareness 
  • Logical Reasoning 
  • Data Interpretation  

Selection Process

If the candidate chooses to pursue the course through correspondence then there no selection process, except being eligible for the course.

The admission through Entrance Exam culminates into a final evaluation of the candidate on the basis of following: 


Weight (%)

Qualifying Examination


Entrance Test


G.D. & P.I


Lateral Entry

The lateral entry, i.e. entrance to the course in the second year, is also available in universities like Lovely Professional University and Annamalai University. The eligibility for this is qualifying the first year examination from recognised university with an aggregate of 50% at the minimum.