BBA after class 12th

An article exploring BBA course as an option after class 12th.
BBA after class 12th

BBA after class 12th

BBA full form is Bachelor of Business Administration. BBA is one of the most popular and sought-after bachelor's degree programmes pursued by students after Class 12. The 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. It 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. There are about 4900 BBA colleges in India. Students who wish to land a career in the field of management can pursue the BBA course after completing Class 12. The course will help the students learn various aspects of business administration and management through classroom lectures and practical projects like internships. The course will acquaint the students with various aspects of business administration, market, marketing trends, etc.

BBA is a general management course covers basic topics like HR management, organizational behaviour, business communication, management skills, office/organization administration, finance management, business laws, business ethics, accounting, planning, international business, retail management, supply chain management, marketing and operations management. Exceptions do exist though! Many institutes are known to offer BBA Honours programs. Honours program can be considered to be ‘specialization’ course. Honours course is designed in such a way that apart from covering basic management subjects, it focuses exclusively on a particular discipline (within the field of management). Most institutes offer general BBA course. Some institutes are known to offer BBA Honours courses. While securing admission, students are advised to give attention towards the nature of the course. In short, based on the course content, BBA programs available in India can be classified into two main types – BBA (General) program and BBA (Specialization) program.

Skilled management professionals are in huge demand these days. They are hired by different types of firms/companies/establishments. Almost all businesses, industries, establishments and firms need managers. They need managers to take care of administrative tasks. Managers are usually hired to carry out high-stakes tasks such as – planning and strategizing, man-management, finance management, materials management, operations management, marketing etc. These tasks are crucial to a firm/company/establishment/industry’s success!

BBA Course Overview: -

The table below consists of the features of the BBA program: -



Course Name


Full Form

Bachelors of Business Administration

Course level


Types of BBA

Full-time BBA, Part-time BBA, Distance/Correspondence BBA, Online BBA etc..

BBA course fee

Rs 50,000 to Rs 6 lakh & above

BBA admission process

Entrance Based & Merit-Based

Top BBA Entrance Exams


Number of Colleges

There are about 4900 BBA colleges in India

Top BBA specialisations

Sales and marketing, Finance, HR, International Business, Entrepreneurship


Eligibility Criteria: -

10+2 passed (any stream- science, commerce or arts) from a recognized board (or equivalent) is the minimum educational qualification required. Minimum aggregate marks criteria, if exists, could be anywhere between 45-55% aggregate marks.

Top BBA Colleges in India: -

As mentioned above, BBA course is one of the most sought-after undergraduate courses in India. India is home to many popular and esteemed institutes to pursue BBA such as NMIMS Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce – Mumbai, Christ University – Bengaluru, Mount Carmel College – Bengaluru, Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research – Pune, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS) – Delhi, Madras Christian College (MCC) – Chennai, etc. There are about 4600 colleges in India which offer BBA course. Check out the table below to know some of the top BBA colleges in India along with their rank and fees.

Top BBA Entrance Exams: -

 Generally, admission to BBA is granted on the basis of an entrance test conducted by the institute/university offering the course. Also, few institutes conduct Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds after the entrance exam. Some of the most important BBA entrance exams are: Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET), DU-JAT, IPMAT, CUET, AIMA UGAT, IPM Aptitude Test, NMIMS NPAT, FEAT etc.

Career Path After BBA: -

 Management professionals are hired by wide variety of industries, MNCs, offices and organizations. Both government and private job opportunities are available in front of them.


Corporate houses, MNCs, NGOs, Educational Institutes, Healthcare setups, Government organizations, Industries, Finance institutes (banks, private enterprises etc) etc are known to recruit BBA graduates. Actually, the list of recruiters could go on and on, management professionals are needed by many firms!


Under the above-mentioned work setups, BBA graduates may take up any of the following job posts –

  • Associate
  • Assistant Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Analyst
  • Finance and Accounts Manager
  • Banker
  • Trader
  • Sales and Marketing professional
  • Auditing Assistant
  • Executive (Sales, Marketing, Advertising etc)
  • Office Assistant/Executive
  • Research Assistant


Completing MBA or PG Diploma course will be good, since it will add more value to the CV of a BBA graduate. Pursuing relevant PG course will help one land a better job or climb up the career ladder more efficiently! Talking about Government jobs, BBA graduates may apply for any government job that required basic ‘graduation’. Banks, Armed Forces, PSUs, Indian Railways, Municipal Corporations etc are places where one may land a job (after clearing relevant entrance test). Other than that, graduates may also appear for Civil Services examination and land administrative roles in the Government. Other than office job, self-employment is another opportunity available in front of BBA graduates. If you are an entrepreneur at heart, you may start your own venture or business. Other than that, working as an independent consultant is another excellent option!

So, this was all about the BBA course and how one can choose the course post class 12th in order to give wings to one’s career.

All the Best!