Looking for a BBA – MBA Integrated Course – Here’s all the info you need

BBA – MBA Integrated Course, Colleges India

A good number of universities and colleges offer a BBA - MBA Integrated Course to the interested students. However, a program like this will help you only if you do it from a reputed business school. Else, you’d be better off getting a graduation degree first, then get some experience under your belt and thereafter aim for an MBA degree from a good business school. The primary focus of a BBA - MBA Integrated Course is to cultivate well-rounded administrators from different branches and equip them with solid management schools.

A student passing out from one such course can be termed as industry-ready with the requisite managerial skills. A BBA - MBA Integrated Course not only enhances the business skills of the students, but also gives them valuable expertise in the fields of their choice.

Advantages of BBA – MBA Integrated Course

In most cases, it is a 5 year integrated course which can be taken up right after class XII. Many people argue why should they opt for a BBA - MBA Integrated Course when they can graduate in any stream and then pursue business management afterwards? While it’s okay to have any undergraduate degree and then pursue MBA, opting for a BBA - MBA Integrated Course has some unique advantages that can’t be overlooked. Students pursuing such integrated course have an edge in terms of syllabus. As none of the subjects are repeated over the course of 5 years, students are normally able to progress onto the advanced level management education after the second year itself.

In addition, opting for a 5 year BBA - MBA Integrated Course saves the students the trouble of appearing for entrance examinations and selection procedures twice (both at undergraduate and postgraduate level). You might also save an extra year that often goes into preparation for GMAT, MAT, XAT, CAT and other entrance exams.

Please keep in mind that different universities and colleges have different selection procedures for their BBA - MBA Integrated Courses. While some might conduct their own entrance examinations, others might be open to accepting scores of centralised entrance exams. Some institutions offer seats solely based on merit.

BBA – MBA Integrated Course - Points to keep in mind

Anyone planning to pursue a BBA - MBA Integrated Course must keep some important points in mind. They are:

  • You must have absolute clarity about your interests and career goal right from the start, as a BBA - MBA Integrated Course would normally be of 5 years and all that you will study for 5 continuous years might be about business administration and management.
  • There are very few reputed colleges and universities that offer such BBA - MBA Integrated Course as of now. As it would benefit you only if you pursue such course from a reputed institution, you must select the college/university with great care.
  • You must check out the complete syllabus of the program, for all the 5 years, to gain better understanding about what all you will study, and that nothing is repeated at the post graduate or undergraduate level.
  • While opting for one such course, you must make sure that you don’t have to go through the admission process the second time after completing your graduation degree.
  • Many engineering institutes, including the reputed IITs offer a similar combination of B Tech and MBA, which is really sought after in the job market. Anyone pursuing such dual program will always have an edge over others.
  • Please also note that there are few institutes that offer BBA - MBA Integrated Course that can be completed in only 3 years. It’s a new, industry-oriented approach aiming to develop management skills right from the grassroot level. If this is what you want, you must explore such opportunities too.

Core topics studied in BBA - MBA Integrated Course

BBA

  • Economics
  • Quantitative techniques
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Human resource
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Strategic behavior
  • Business law and ethics

  MBA

  • General management in the first year
  • Specialisation in fields like HR, operations, finance, marketing etc. in the second year

Career prospects after finishing a BBA - MBA Integrated Course

As you’ll be covering both BBA and MBA over the course of this program, it would be easier for you to land mid-management level jobs in industries like: banks, export and trading houses, multinational corporations, NGOs, finance companies, PSUs and manufacturing companies

Institutes offering BBA - MBA Integrated Course

Some of the well-known institutes are universities offering BBA - MBA Integrated Course are as follows:

Institute / University

Course Name

Fees

Eligibility

IIM Indore

Integrated Programme in Management

₹ 4 lakh per annum for the initial 3 years. The MBA fee is same as that of the institute’s regular PGP

Class XII + IPMAT (their entrance exam)

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

BBA + MMS

n/a

Class XII + NPAT (their entrance exam)

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

Integrated MBA in Sustainability Management

₹ 8.58 lakh

Class XII

Jindal Global Business School, Sonepat

Integrated BBA + MBA

₹ 3.5 lakh per annum

Class XII with min. 60% marks + JSAT/UGAT/SAT scores

Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

BBA + MBA Integrated

₹ 1.88 lakh per annum

Class XII + UGAT score

Lucknow University

MBA (5 years integrated)

₹ 30,000 per semester

Class XII + Entrance exam

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

MBA (Integrated)

₹ 1 lakh per annum

Class XII

Kurukshetra University

MBA (5 years integrated)

n/a

Class XII + Entrance Exam + Personal Interview

Mumbai University

BMS + MBA

n/a

Class XII + MUCMET (their entrance exam)

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