Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Course Overview

Duration: 3.0 yrs | Mode: Regular / Distance / Part-time| Avg. Fees: 3,00,000 / Year

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About Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Bachelor of Business Administration, popularly referred to as the BBA course is a three-year degree course that provides theoretical and practical knowledge to an aspirant in the fields of commerce, business and administration. It helps them develop their business acumen and entrepreneurial insights so that they can become effective leaders and managers in future. Good communication skills, interest in problem-solving and an inclination towards teamwork and time management are some of the traits that can help a student during the BBA course.

Apart from a general BBA degree course, a lot of commerce/management colleges in India offer BBA with a specialization option such as BBA (Human Resources), BBA (Banking & Insurance), BBA (Information Technology) etc.

A regular BBA degree course can cost a candidate anywhere between Rs. 25,000 - Rs. 5 lakh depending on the college/university he/she enrolls into.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Eligiblity Criteria

  • Minimum Marks Required: 10+2
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50% to 60%, varies from college to college.
  • Age Limit: The age limit for general category is 22 years and for reserved category is 24 years.

BBA Admission Process

While many colleges offer admission to BBA courses on the basis of a candidate’s merit, a majority of BBA colleges in India grant admission to a candidate basis their performance and score in the BBA entrance tests.

Universities that offer BBA courses also conduct their own BBA entrance examination to screen candidates for admissions. Some of the popular BBA entrance exams include the following:

  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test for BBA, popularly known as the GGSIPU CET (BBA)
  • Delhi University Joint Admission Test (DU-JAT)
  • Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) - BBA
  • Christ University BBA Entrance Exam
  • All India Management Association - Under Graduate Aptitude Test (AIMA UGAT)
  • GITAM University Admission Test
  • Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET)

Once the BBA entrance exam results are announced, a BBA cut-off list and BBA rank list is prepared by each of the conducting body. Those who qualify in the test are then required to appear for counselling process wherein they are allotted colleges and specializations basis their score/rank.

*Please note that if you are applying for a distance learning BBA or online BBA or part-time BBA, you may not be required to appear for an entrance exam in that case.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Syllabus

First Year:

Human Resource Management 1

Principles of Management 1

Business Law 1

Financial Accounting

Principles of Management 2

Quantitative Methods

Computer Applications

Effective Communication 1

Managerial Economics


Second Year:

Business Law 2

Effective Communication 2

Financial Management 1

Family Business Management

Managerial Economics 2

Quantitative Methods in Business

Business Environment

Human Resource Management 2

Project Work


Third Year:

Retail Management

International Management

Market Research

Rural Marketing

Public-Relations Management

Global Business Management

Supply Chain

International Marketing

Market Research

Brand Management

Management Control

Project Work

Popular Specializations of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Career Options and Job Prospects

After pursuing a BBA, one can seek jobs in corporate firms as well as industrial organisations. Since BBA is a general course you can apply for business profiles in different fields such as marketing, finance, sales, HR, etc. Although it is essential to pursue MBA in order to ensure a lucrative career at managerial level, few candidates will exceptional talent are also offered management profiles right after BBA. Following are the job profiles that you can seek after completing BBA:

  • Sales Executive
  • Research Assistant
  • Office Executive
  • Assistant Manager
  • Human Resource Executive
  • Business Consultant
  • Information System Manager
  • Research and Development Executive
  • Financial Analyst
  • Marketing Executive

Salary options after BBA will depend on the type of jobs that you are targeting. For example, trainee and executive profiles will offer less salary packages than management profiles. Salary package also depends on your performance in the BBA programme and overall percentage. Starting salaries vary from Rs. 1 lakh to 2 lakh per annum. After gaining experience of a year or more, candidates can expect salary packages of Rs. 2.5 lakh to 4 lakh per annum.