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BBA Vs BBM Vs BMS: Syllabus, Top Colleges, Course Fee, Average Salary

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: July 21, 2021

Students who wish to get admission to an undergraduate management course after 12th have several options available to them including BBA, BBM and BMS. However, many students are confused between the difference between these courses. Let's take a look.


When it comes to choosing a course after 12th in Commerce, management aspirants mostly go towards a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) course. While BBA does have great career prospects and is one of the most popular undergraduate management courses in India for a reason, there are other great courses that a student can take up as well. These include Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) and Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS).

BBA, BBM and BMS are very similar courses in many aspects but each has its own unique flair and salient features that make it apt for a certain type of student only. All of these courses are good for students who wish to make a career in the field of business management. Plus, these are good courses for those who wish to take up a postgraduate course in management such as an MBA or a PGDM.

Since there are many similarities between these courses, students are often confused about whether to go for BBA or BBM or BMS after class 12th. The trick when you have to choose between BBA, BBM or BMS course is to look at the differences between the courses and to select which course will be the best for your career goals. In this article, we compare these three courses and take a look at what makes each of these courses unique.

Also Read:BBA Admission Process in India

BBA vs BBM vs BMS: Overview

Refer to the table below for a quick comparison of BBA, BBM and BMS courses. The overview of BBA vs BBM vs BMS provides a look at the similarities and differences between these courses.





Full Name

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Management

Bachelor of Management Studies





Focus Area

Overall administration and management of businesses.Taking key managerial decisions and personnel management.Development of logical and analytical skills concerned with business management.


3 years divided into 6 semsters


10 + 2 / Intermediate

Top Colleges

See All Colleges Offering BBA in India

See All Colleges Offering BBM in India

See All Colleges Offering BMS in India

Average Course Fee

Rs. 2 - 5 lakhs

Rs. 1 - 5 lakhs

Rs. 1 - 5 lakhs

Average Starting Salary

Rs. 3 - 6 LPA

Rs. 3.5 - 5 LPA

Rs. 3 - 5 LPA

Also Read:List of BBA Entrance Exams in India

The table gives a basic idea of each course and how it compares with the other two. Now, let us take a look at each of the courses individually in a little more detail. This will help a student get more clarity about the differences between the courses of BBA, BBM and BMS.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

As the name suggests, BBA focuses on teaching the student the basic aspects of business administration. The course covers all core areas in the operation and functioning and management of a business. Study in a BBA course involves subjects such as human resource management, marketing, operations etc.

BBA Specializations

A number of specializations in BBA are available for students with different requirements. Some of the popular BBA specializations can be found below.

BBA Syllabus

BBA has a broader course curriculum and career scope than the other two courses. This is because BBA is a more general course. However, this may change depending upon the specialization chosen by a candidate. Some of the subjects included in the course curriculum of BBA include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Economics

  • Business Environment

  • Retail Management

  • Brand Management etc.

Also Read:BBA Salary in India - Average Salary for Top Specializations, Job Profiles, Companies

Bachelor of Business Management (BBM)

The focus of the BBM course lies more on the managerial aspects of businesses. Students enrolled in this course are provided management training with a focus on managing teams, deadline with clients and staff members, taking decisions at the managerial level and so on.

BBM Specializations

Some of the popular specializations of the BBM course can be found given below.

  • Business Law
  • Finance

  • Management Information Systems etc.

BBM Syllabus

The syllabus of the BBM course is more inclined towards topics related to management and analysis to aid in decision making. Some of the subjects included in BBM course curriculum include:

  • Principles of Management
  • Cost Accounting

  • Micro and Macro Economic Analysis

  • Business Statistics

  • Auditing

  • Human Resource Management etc.

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Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)

The course of BMS majorly focuses on the development of the analytical and logical skills of a candidate through the study of related topics and subjects. BMS is also closely related to the management and operations of businesses but is more narrow-focused than the other two courses.

BMS Specializations

Some of the top specializations in BMS include:

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Finance

  • Marketing etc.

BMS Syllabus

The following subjects are included in the course curriculum of BMS:

  • Accounting
  • Organizational Behaviour

  • Business Planning

  • Business Laws

  • Finance Management etc.

Given below are some other articles to help you choose the best undergraduate course for your career goals.

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Students who are confused between whether to go for BBA, BBM or BMS must take a look at details concerning these courses such as the syllabus and colleges available. This will help them make the right decision. If a student has any doubts, they can ask our experts on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone.

If you need help getting admission into your choice of management colleges in India, please fill our Common Application Form (CAF) or call our toll-free student helpline number 1800-572-9877. Best of luck!


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Dear Student,

NIFT Bangalore does not offer a Bachelor of Fashion Management course. The UG courses available at the institute are:

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Dear student,

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