BBA Foreign Trade

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Mar 13, 2023 19:31PM IST

About BBA in Foreign Trade

BBA in Foreign Trade is an undergraduate degree course in business management. The course can be taken up by eligible candidates after Class 12th. BBA in Foreign Trade, as the name suggests, focuses on the aspects related to foreign trade i.e. goods and services exchange across two countries. Students of this course develop an understanding of how foreign trade works and the impact that it has on the economy of a country.

The duration of BBA in Foreign Trade course is 3 years, which are divided into 6 semesters. Each semester is 6 months long and involves the study of different subjects and topics related to foreign trade. Students enrolled in this course get to learn about topics such as international trade bodies, logistics, procedures involved in foreign trading, EXIM policies etc.

BBA in Foreign Trade is an excellent choice of course for any candidate who has an interest in the functioning of international businesses and trading policies of a country. The course is suited for students who have good numerical and mathematical skills. Students who are interested in the laws involved with trading and functioning of international trading bodies must also consider this course.

BBA in Foreign Trade Highlights

Full Name Bachelor of Business Administration in Foreign Trade
Degree Level Undergraduate
Examination Type Semester
Average Course Fee Rs. 4.5 - 6 lakhs
Average Starting Salary Rs. 5 - 10 LPA
Popular Entrance Exams AIMA UGAT, SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test), GGSIPU CET etc.
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BBA in Foreign Trade Syllabus

First Year

Business Management Business Economics
Business Accounting Financial Management
Business Mathematics Business Statistics
Business Communication Corporate Social Responsibility

Second Year

International Business Trade Documentation
Trade Logistics Trade Routes
Indian Economy & EXIM Policy Risk in International Business
Global Business Environment Organizational Behaviour
WTO Agreements Research Methodology

Third Year

Business Law Environment Studies
International Marketing International Trade Finance
Custom Clearance Executive Communication
Contracts in International Trade Dissertation
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BBA in Foreign Trade Career Options and Job Prospects

The course of BBA in Foreign Trade opens career opportunities for a student in organizations and companies related to commercial activities, economics, international trading and other related operations etc. Graduates of this course can also opt to go for higher education such as an MBA and assume a teaching or research position at an academic institution.

Students who have completed a BBA in Foreign Trade mostly find job opportunities in financial organizations such as banks, companies that involve foreign trading operations such as manufacturing firms, companies that handle exports and imports etc. The course also opens up career opportunities in government agencies involved in trading operations.

Some of the popular places that hire BBA in Foreign Trade graduates include:

  • Textile Manufacturing Companies

  • Electronic Goods Manufacturing Companies

  • Logistics Industries

  • Shipping Firms

  • Shipment Quality Control Firms

  • Financial Institutions etc.

Given below are the positions open for a student who has completed a BBA in Foreign Trade course:

  • International Business Manager
  • Foreign Trade Analyst

  • Export Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Business Development Manager etc.

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FAQs about BBA FT

What are the popular specializations related to BBA in Foreign Trade ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration) are : Healthcare & Hospital Management , Business Studies , Corporate Secretaryship , Catering Science & Hotel Management , Finance Management.

I want admission in BBA in Foreign Trade. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Delhi University-Joint Admission Test , Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Engineering Entrance Exam , Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test , Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test , Institute of Engineering & Management Joint Entrance Examination are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in BBA in Foreign Trade courses.

What are the top colleges offering BBA in Foreign Trade courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Management courses : Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (New Delhi) , Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad) , Department of Management Studies - IITR (Roorkee) , Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) , Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (Ahmedabad). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer BBA in Foreign Trade or not.

What is the duration of the course BBA in Foreign Trade ?

BBA in Foreign Trade is a 3 year course.

What is the average fee for the course BBA in Foreign Trade ?

The average fee for BBA in Foreign Trade is INR 5,00,000 per year.
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Related Questions


riya, Student / Alumni

In my opinion there is nothing like famous or best specialisation but it’s all depend upon your area of interest, if you are interested in what you wanted to do. In LPU students can opt two specialisations it is dual specialisation course. So, students can opt any two specialization from almost 24 or + options. It is two year programme, in which first year in general and in second year specialisation come. There is related programmes are like, tie- up programmes, international credit transfer programmes and you can opt MBA in specific specialization like hospital and healthcare management, international business and tourism and hospitality.

riya, Student / Alumni

BBA is a 3-year graduate program. Those who are inclined towards management studies can opt for BBA. The course is one of the most popular courses and is renowned as a well-known course among the students. The students who graduate with a degree in BBA from LPU are qualified to give competitive exams, apply for the post of process managers, risk analysts, development executives, human resource managers, and many others. After completing BBA, you can apply for higher studies by joining dual or integrated programs. Placement companies: Various companies like Amazon, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, HCL, etc., offer on-campus job opportunities. Cognizant has a placement record of placing over 600 students in a single day. So, you should not worry about the placements. Students also get trained in the same company in which they are placed. After completing your BBA degree, you can pursue higher studies like MBA which is in the management field, again.

Baljinder Dhaliwal, Student / Alumni

No dear mathematics is not a compulsory subject to take admission to BBA. LPU is the best option to pursue BBA. LPU is a multi-faculty institution and is well known for its state-of-the-art hi-tech campus of global standards, internationally benchmarked curricula, innovative pedagogy for participative and experiential learning, focus on research, innovation and entrepreneurship, foreign tie-ups, experienced faculty, active academia-industry interface and Placements of the students. To take admission to BBA at LPU the candidate is required to pass with 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 (with English) or equivalent. The Mittal School of Business is accredited by ACBSP (USA). Students may avail an option to go for 4 weeks study tour to USA/ European countries or any other country as decided by the University subject to conditions. There is also an international credit transfer programme that allows an LPU student to transfer to a foreign partner university after spending generally half the program duration at LPU. Apart from placements, LPU also provides rich support to its students to focus on their entrepreneurship projects that can help the student set up their own businesses. Lovely Professional University (LPU) has got 47th National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings 2022 among all govt and private universities in India. LPUs School of Management is ranked among the top 34 institutions in India. In 2023 90% of the BBA students from Lovely Professional University got placed with a maximum package of 45.19 lakh per annum and an average salary of 6 LPA. The BBA students of LPU are placed with all these leading firms like Federal Bank, Trident Group, Colgate Palmolive, Phonepe, Marico Ltd., Ernst and Young, Accenture, Flipkart, Wipro, Hindustan Unilever, Godrej Consumer, McKinley & Rice, ITC Limited, Bajaj Allianz, MRF, Naukri, Rallis India, Ceat, Luminous Power Technologies, Voltas Beko and many more. LPU conducts a national level entrance test LPUNEST (Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test). The aim of conducting the test is to check how far the concepts are clear to the student. LPUNEST is considered for offering Scholarship as well as determining Eligibility for admission in various programmes. Though it is not mandatory to qualify LPUNEST for admission to BBA, one can appear for it to avail scholarship on the basis of LPUNEST score that is applicable throughout the course duration. Moreover, LPU offers integrated BBA-MBA course. This program is designed to give students the knowledge, hands-on skills, and analytical and leadership abilities they need for fast-track global careers in blue chip companies with one year less span of time in comparison to BBA and MBA separately. The eligibility for Integrated BBA-MBA is pass with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 (with English) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST or CUET and Interview. LPU also offers BBA (Hons) and BBA with different scpecializations. You can have a look at other courses at lpu website. good luck