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BBS vs BBE - Which is better?

bbe or bbs
The Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) is a three years undergraduate degree course which facilitates the integration of academic knowledge and practical work experience.

BA (Hons.) in Business Economics is a three year undergraduate degree course which offers a mix of intellectual growth and corporate exposure with an inherent affiliation to developing world class professional.

Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)

The program is basically business studies centric and it helps to develop intellectual and interpersonal skills, as also to produce creative and innovative graduates. This degree supplicates broad based knowledge of business along with the specialist knowledge of a particular area of business.

BBS Eligibility Criteria

Passing score in 10+2 (or equivalent) examination with aggregate 60% marks (55% for SC/ ST/ WW/ Physically Challenged Categories) in four papers including English.

Applicants will be called for an objective type written examination, followed by Group Discussion and interview, purely based on the performance in the written examination.

DU conducts an entrance exam in which 50% weightage will be given to the performance in the written entrance examination. The remainining 50% weightage constitutes of- 20% weightage to the performance in the Sr. Secondary/equivalent examination; 20% weightage to the interview; and 10% weightage to the group discussion.

BBS Colleges

BBS Courses are offered only by University of Delhi through 3 colleges only:

  • Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies

  • Keshav Mahavidyalaya

  • Deen Dayal Upadhyay

Jobs After BBS

There are numerous career opportunities for BBS. A candidate may either go in for middle order jobs or managerial jobs in corporate sector, or compete for the civil services. A person may also opt for an MBA education to boost his/ her career.

A BBS degree is job-oriented as individuals can take up jobs after the completion of BBS. It is also a step towards higher management education. Most students prefer to work after graduation but present circumstances as there are limited jobs, a student with a professional degree will have a head start in his/her career with a professional degree such as BBS.

Besides, as BBS mandates summer training to develop high level of professionalism among its students, so BBS graduates are likely to be assets to their respective organizations.

Bachelors in Business Economics (BBE)

BA (Hons.) in Business Economics is a course, designed to create a strong orientation towards application of economics and related tools at various functions of an enterprise.

BBE Eligibility Criteria

DU conducts an entrance exam for candidates who have scored minimum 60% (55% for SC, ST, CW and PC categories) marks in 10+2 in four papers including English and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

A student can apply for this course after finishing Senior Secondary, in which a minimum of 55% is required and subjects like Economics and Mathematics are mandatory.

BBE Colleges

BBE or Bachelors in Business Economics is offered by the Delhi University by 12 of its colleges as mentioned below:

  • Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Yamuna Vihar

  • Shivaji College, Raja Garden

  • College of Vocational Studies, Sheikh Sarai

  • Gargi College, Siri Fort Road

  • Lakshmibai College, Ashok Vihar

  • Maharaja Agrasen College, Mayur Vihar

  • Ram Lal Anand College (Evening), Dhaula Kuan

  • Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Pitampura

  • Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College, Dev Nagar, Karol Bagh

  • Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Mall Road, University Enclave

Jobs After BBE

For B.A. in Business economics graduates, jobs in fields like insurance, finance, consultancy, banking, stock markets are available. The Indian Economics Services and Reserve Bank of India are most sought after career destinations for Economics graduates.

Average initial salary of a BBE graduate is around Rs.12000. Career can be boosted if the candidate chooses to pursue Master's degree or PhD in specialized fields of economics.

A Comparison Between BBS and BBE

 CATEGORY  BACHELOR OF BUSINESS STUDIES  BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS
Admission Criteria A written examination followed by an interview and a group discussion as well as performance in XII class will be used to select candidates for Bachelor of Business Studies. A written entrance examination for students who have scored minimum of 60% marks in 10+2 in four papers including English and Mathematics as compulsory subjects will be used to select candidates for Bachelor of Business Economics.
Core Subjects The core disciplines in BBS are Economics, Quantitative methods, Organization Behaviour and subjects relating to functional areas of Management like Accounting, Finance, Production, Marketing, Computers, and Human Resource Management. For BBE,the core subjects include, International Trade and Business, Marketing, Business Law, Mathematics for Business  and the like.
Job Scenario BBS program usually mandates summer training programme to prepare professionals of high. Usually, an 8 to 10 week placement for students in business establishments during the summer vacations is integrated into the academic curriculum. Students usually work on projects under the supervision of middle and senior level managers and a performance appraisal by the immediate superior in the company is also obtained, which is used to assist companies during on-campus placements. BBE graduates, find jobs in fields like insurance, finance, consultancy, banking, stock markets etc. Most colleges conduct on-campus placements for students and many deserving students have secured jobs in reputed firms, in the past.
Suitablity BBS is a good option if you are focused in business management career. This degree deals with the bachelor’s level study in management. In this program, business courses are integrated with a practical and industry-based focus. This degree enables students to specialize in academic areas like accounting, management, marketing and information systems. There is a broad range of career opportunities for the graduates of BBS degree in the dynamic and competitive environment of today’s business world. If you have great analytical skills and inclination towards economics, and are interested to gain exhaustive knowledge in diverse fields spanning beyond economics, in the realms of business, then B.A. in Business Economics can be a great option for you.

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