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BBS vs BBE - Which is better?


The Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) is a three-year undergraduate degree course which facilitates the integration of academic knowledge of business and related subjects like accountancy, finance, marketing, etc., 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 focused on business studies and trains students to develop intellectual and interpersonal skills. The in-depth knowledge of business- and administration-related fields gives these students a vastly different and insightful perspective. This degree supplicates broad based knowledge of business along with the specialist knowledge of a particular area of business. The course is suitable for students looking to specialize in accounting, marketing, or management.

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.
  • Some colleges have an entrance exam which the applicants need to pass in order to be eligible for a spot in the BBS course.

There are several college across the country that offer the BBS program.


After finishing BBS, students can expect to receive career opportunities in sectors like accounting, marketing, finance, project management, relationship management, business analysis, academics, business development, etc. Many students opt to study further and do an MBA to solidify their education and get better career opportunities.

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. Many of the subject taught in the course are also unique, like Industrial economics and Environmental Economics, which makes students job ready.

BBE Eligibility Criteria

Most universities like DU conduct an entrance exam for candidates who want to take admission in the Bachelor of Business Economics courses. These exams tests students on their aptitude in quantitative ability, reasoning and analytical ability, general English, and business and general awareness.

There are also colleges who offer admission to students based on the marks the students secured in their 10+2 examinations.

Jobs After BBE

After pursuing a Bachelors in Business Economics, graduates can seeks jobs in fields like insurance, finance, consultancy, banking, stock markets etc.. The Indian Economics Services and Reserve Bank of India are most sought after career options for Economics graduates.

The average initial salary of a BBE graduate is around Rs.12000. With a Master’s degree and a PhD, students can boost their chances of receiving a higher salary.

BBS is a good option if you are focused on a business management career. 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 an inclination towards economics, then a Bachelors in Business Economics can be a great option for you.

Both the courses are great courses to pursue but take your choice and inclination into account before making a decision.

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