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Why is BMS/BBA hotter than other courses?

Bachelor of Management Studies, was introduced by the University of Mumbai in 1999-2000. With the growing demand for professionally qualified management executives, the course has been designed to create junior and middle cadre management.The course is spread over three years- two semesters each year. In order to pass a semester a person has to score a minimum of 50% marks in each subject.

The final exam is of 60 marks while the remaining 40 marks are covered internally by the college through projects, practicals, presentations, etc.
In the entire three year period, students appear for a total of 38 theory papers and 2 projects (both of which are in the last year). This is what makes the course better than a BA or a B.com.


FY BMS Sem. 1
Foundations of Human Skills
Introduction to Financial Accounts
Business Law
Business Statistics
Business Communication
Principles of Management

SY BMS Sem. 3
Management Accounting
Managerial Economics II
Marketing Management
Business Aspects in Banking
& Insurance
Production Management
& Materials Management
Strategic Management

TY BMS Sem. 5
Human Resource Management
Indian Management Thoughts
and Practices
Financial Management
Operations Research
International Marketing
Elective I
Special Studies in Marketing OR
Special Studies in Finance OR
Project Work

FY BMS Sem. 2
Business Environment
Industrial Law
Computer Applications in Business
Managerial Economics I
Business Mathematics
Introduction to Cost Accounting
Environmental Management

SY BMS Sem. 4
Productivity and Quality Management
Direct & Indirect Taxes
Export Import Procedure
& Documentation
Cooperatives & Rural Markets
Research Methods in Business
Public Relations Management

TY BMS Sem. 6
Entrepreneurship & Management
of Small and Medium Enterprises
Elements of Logistics &
Supply Chain Management
Service Sector Management
Business Ethics &
Corporate Social Responsibility
International Finance

Elective II
Retail Management OR
Investment Analysis and
Portfolio Management OR Econometrics

Practical training and Job orientation
The BMS/BBA course provides comprehensive and practical management training to students by way of interaction, projects, presentations, industrial visits, lectures by professionals, job orientation and placements. It is a perfectly structured course for budding managers, entrepreneurs and CEOs of tomorrow.

It is a known fact that managers are synonymous with perfection. Expectations are high and the tact of getting work completed, and through others in the appropriate manner is what defines the capabilities of a manger. Such are the people who are in demand in today’s globally competitive market .

A step ahead of Traditional Courses:
Unlike other courses like a B.Com, BMS/ BBA is not just a degree course that involves regular lectures that are taught the traditional way through prescribed text books and timed lectures.
Industrial visits, regular interactions with professional visiting faculty help the student go beyond the walls of a classroom and to study the various aspects of how an industry works.

Course initiated by Reputed colleges:
Almost all the top city colleges have their own BMS department. A special faculty department that meets the learning and teaching demands of the course looks after the entire operation of the course within the college/institute.

Graduating from any of these institutes further cements the students’ future to pursue a post graduation degree like an MBA.

Brighter job opportunities are more likely after having passed out from such institutes.

Colleges seem to be going with the flow – the best teachers and maximum attention is being given to the BBA/BMS.

Well designed framework of study: BMS/ BBA course covers the same subject areas as that of an MBA programme and caters to more or less of the same syllabus. Common subjects in the fields of Finance, Marketing, H R, Operations are also tackled during the six semester layout of the BMS course. Each semester is well designed to cover various subjects from different fields of business.

In the final year the students can opt for a specialization subject of their choice. This in turn helps them in getting placements directly to the field of their interest.

Domination over other undergraduate courses:
In a time span of being just 10 years , the BMS/ BBA course has turned out to be one of the most sought after. It is only but natural then that admission cutoffs for a seat is highly competitive. Limited seats means that you need to secure very high scores in grade 12.

Cutoff marks for admission to BMS
last year for top colleges in Mumbai (2008)

St Andrews: 68%
Bhavans: 79%
G.N.Khalsa: 78%
H R College 89%
Jai Hind: 85%
K P B Hinduja: 79%
MMK: 80%
Mithibai: 83%
Nagindas K(NL): 72%
N M: 87%
Patkar: 72%
Raheja: 74%
R A Podar: 80%
Sathaye: 69%
SIES (Sion east): 78%
Vivekanand: 78%
Wilson: 82%
St. Xaviers: 85%

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