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BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration

BBA full form is Bachelor of Business Administration. BBA course is the gateway to a plethora of job opportunities in numerous sectors such as Sales, Marketing, Education, Finance, Sales, and Government to name a few. 

BBA is a three-year professional undergraduate course in Business Management. The course is open to students from all three streams i.e., Science, Arts and Commerce. The BBA course offers knowledge and training in management and leadership skills to prepare them for managerial roles and entrepreneurship.

Every company or organisation wants to earn profits from the business they run. For running their business successfully in the best possible way, companies require skilled professionals. These professionals / Managers, supervise the whole department they are in charge of and look after the smooth movement of the overall infrastructure of the department.

As Management lies at the centre of all companies, this makes a career in management very desirable for young graduates in the country and makes it a popular choice among them.

BBA degrees and course specialisations:

  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration

  • BMS - Bachelor of Management Studies

  • BBM - Bachelor of Business Management

  • BBS - Bachelor of Business Studies

  • DBA - Diploma in Business Administration

  • DBM - Diploma in Business Administration

Skills required:

  • Team Player

  • Professional Communication Skills 

  • Consulting and Problem Solving Skills

  • Leadership Skills 

  • Strong work ethic

  • Time management

  • Adaptability

  • Multi-tasking

  • Critical and Analytical Thinking

  • Negotiating skills

BBA Core subjects:

Principles of Management

Business Mathematics & Statistics

Introduction to Operations Research

Business Economics

Financial & Management Accounting

Production & Material Management

Personnel Management & Industry Relations

Marketing Management

Business Data Processing

Business Laws

Introduction to Psychology

Business Analytics

Introduction to Sociology

Micro Economics

Organisational Behaviour

Essentials of Marketing

Corporate Strategic Management

Human Resource Management

MIS / Systems Design

Understanding Industry and Markets

Leadership and Ethics



International Business Management

Sales & Distribution Management

Commercial Bank  Management

Security Analysis

Manufacture Planning and Control

Digital Marketing

Retail Management


Quantitative Methods

Computer Applications

Family Business Management

Export/ Import Management

PR Management

Project Management

Financial & Commodity Derivatives

Financial Modelling using spreadsheets

Industrial Relations and Labour Legislation

Consumer Behaviour


Eligibility criteria: BBA

  • Students are needed to clear 10+2 or equivalent examinations from any recognized board or school.

  • Some colleges consider the criteria of securing 50% marks in the qualifying exam.

  • The age should be between 17 to 25 years.

  • Students from all streams can pursue BBA as a course provided the required maths which may vary university to university.

BBA Entrance Exams

Popular BBA Entrance Exams for Admission

  • IPU CET BBA - IP University

  • AIMA UGAT - All India Management Association

  • CUET - Christ University

  • DU JAT - Delhi University

  • NMIMS NPAT - Narsee Monjee

  • SET - Symbiosis

How to build on the subject:

Students from all streams are eligible for the BBA after Class XII. Some of the institutes may require students to have mathematics in their Class XII. One can do various courses online to get a foundational understanding of management as a course. Such courses are available on Edx, Udemy, SimpliLearn, etc. One can make use of the free resources to get a fair understanding of the subject. Further, joining platforms like open school of Khan Academy will help you learn basic concepts in peer learning mode. Various summer camps and entrepreneurship and management workshops can always help in building interest into the field of management.

Do I need to take coaching?

Yes, if you are someone who is not familiar with commerce as a subject or feel mathematics and reasoning are your limiting points, coaching will be a great way to achieve knowledge base on the entrance examinations.

Top BBA Colleges & Universities:

  • IIM Indore

  • IIM Rohtak

  • IIM Jammu

  • IIM Ranchi

  • IIM Bodh Gaya

  • Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies Delhi

  • Christ University Bangalore

  • Shiv Nadar, Greater Noida

  • Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics

  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade-Andhra Pradesh 

  • Christ University

  • Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research Pune

Recommended books :

  • OUTLIERS, THE STORY OF SUCCESS by Malcolm Gladwell

  • SHOEDOG by Phil Knight 

  • ZERO TO ONE by Peter Thiel

  • THE 4 HOUR WORK WEEK by Timothy Ferriss

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