Business Studies

Business Management

Business courses have become very popular due to the rise in demand of business managers. Business Management goes beyond classroom teaching. Basically soft skills like leadership, ethics, team work and communication is taught in this course which helps in the holistic development of an individual.
Business courses in India are offered under the following names:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
  • Bachelor of Business Management (BBM)
  • Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)


A student can enroll in a business management course after class 12th with minimum of 50% marks. While this is the minimum requirement, students with a much higher percentage are preferred for top institutes. Most of the top institutes offering business courses, conduct entrance exams and admissions are further based on the marks scored in class 12th and entrance exams.

Although students from any subject stream can go for a business course, a student who has taken mathematics in their class 12th is bound to have better chances of securing admission in top colleges.

BBA : BBA or a Bachelor’s in Business Administration is basically designed to give students a basic knowledge of all the functions that are involved in a company for example marketing, finance, human resource management, etc. The subjects studied are Accounting, Business law and Ethics, Economics, Financial management, Human resource management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations management, and Organizational behaviour. Quantitative techniques (business statistics, financial mathematics, operations research) and Strategic Management.

BBM : B.B.M. is a Bachelor’s in Business Management. It aims at developing the individual’s managerial skills and creating well rounded individuals by educating them in a range of diverse subject areas so that students are able to apply the knowledge imparted in real life situations. Some of the specializations in BBM are Finance, Operations Management, and Management Information Systems and so on.

BBS : B.B.S. is a Bachelor’s in Business Studies. Majorly its focus is giving practical exposure rather than a theoretical study. In this degree various business courses are integrated with a realistic and industry-based business ideas for the aspirants. Specialization can be in management, accounting, marketing and information systems.

BMS : BMS is a Bachelor’s in Management Studies. This course concentrates mainly on analytical and logical oriented studies and how to develop the analytical and logical skills that are required. Students can specialize in Marketing, Finance, HRM, Management of Services, and Management of global Business & Tourism Management etc.

Career Opportunities

In all of the above courses, students study a set pattern of syllabus in their initial years, however, the option to specialize in a specific subject usually comes in the later years of the course. These specializations include :

Entrance Exams

Top universities which offer courses for Business Management:

Delhi University

Delhi University is one of the most sought after institute by students for admissions for business programs. Three most renowned colleges are Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Deen Dayal Upadhyay College and Keshav Mahavidyalaya

Admission process for these are
  • Written entrance test called the JAT (Joint Admission test)
  • Group Discussion and Interview round
  • Final Selection

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) is a private university located in Mumbai. It has campuses in Mumbai, Shirpur, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The institute provides two business courses at the UG level, namely, the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and a dual degree BBA. MMS [Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)- Masters in Management Studies (MMS)] programs.

NMIMS-NPAT (National test for Programs after Twelfth) is the official entrance test for admissions to Undergraduate Degree and Integrated Degree Programs. All eligible candidates who are registered successfully will be called for the online test. The NPAT is conducted in 16 states and is an objective type multiple-choice test and has 3 major parts.

Christ University- Bangalore

Christ University is listed as one of the best in most of the educational Surveys.

The university offers different business programs like
  • BBA (Tourism & Travel Management)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Admission at the Christ University can be done online. The university has its own entrance exam which is known as Christ University Entrance Test.

Selection Criteria- Students are admitted to the university based on 5 parameters/rounds.

  • The Entrance Test
  • Skill Assessment
  • Micro Presentation of 90 seconds per student during the selection process
  • Personal Interview and
  • Academic performance (of class 10, class 11/12, during the Personal lnterview)The cut off will range from 85-90% and it will vary from year to year.

St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai is an Autonomous College. The college offers Bachelors in Management Studies program. The admission to the BMS degree course will be via an Admission system which consists of an entrance exam (60%), and the marks obtained in the Std. XII Exam (qualifying exam- QE) (40%).

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies- SCMS

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune, specialises in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with six streams- Human Resource Management, Marketing Manage- ment, Accounting & Finance, International Business, Environmental Management and Entrepreneurship. Admissions are provided through the Symbiosis Entrance test (SET) conducted by Symbiosis International University.

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