BBA is a bachelor’s degree in business administration.Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is an undergraduate course for management and is considered to be the foundation to MBA. However, BBA is not a mandatory obligation to pursue Management at higher level, it undoubtedly forms a platform for MBA better than any other course at Bachelor’s level. It is a professional degree that familiarize students with the fundamental features of business management by teaching management skills, organizational behavior, market trends, business strategy, financial accounting, competition, entrepreneurship development, finance and capital management, eCommerce, retail, marketing and communication. These topics forms the basic foundation stone of BBA and also MBA/PGDM.
Based on the popularity of the course, BBA is offered at almost all the universities and institutes in India and it is not restricted only to regular colleges, this course is also made available at open universities for distance education in the country. Indira Gandhi national Open University (IGNOU) being one of the open universities. IGNOU is one of the reputed university known for its distance education. It is a UGC approved and NAAC ‘A+’ accredited Central University. It offers many courses through distance learning and online classes. It offers BBA courses in Retail and offers its students to choose the mode of education i.e. in Hindi, or in English. The BBA course follows a modular method, i.e. the candidate will be awarded with different certifications with the completion of each stage of the course. If the candidate successfully completes first year then they will be awarded with a Diploma in Retailing certificate. In successful completion of second year, they will be given an Advanced Diploma in Retailing certification. Finally upon completion of third year of the course, they will be given the Bachelor of Business Administration certificate.
Educational Qualification :Candidate must have completed 10 +2 or equivalent degree from any recognized institution.
Age Requirements:The minimum age of the candidates must be 18 years and maximum age up to 24 years can apply for the course. There is 1 year relaxation in the maximum age for highly skilled and talented students.
Course Duration and Fee
Duration : The minimum course duration is 3 years and the maximum course duration is 6 years .
Fee structure: The total course fee for 3 years BBA program is Rs.27,000.
There are two types of admissions to the BBA Distance Education from IGNOU.
- Direct Admission
- Sponsored Admission
The university provides reservation of seats as per the Government of India rules. Prior to the selection of candidates, personal interview will be conducted at the concerned regional centers of IGNOU. The interview will be conducted by the Regional Director, in consultation with the Program Coordinator. The scoring of the candidates will be done based on their appearance, ability to communicate, attitude, mental alertness, general awareness. Each of these shall carry maximum of 10 marks. A candidate must score at least 25 marks out of 50 to qualify.
If the candidate is an employee of a retail company, then the employer can nominate the candidate for the program. The employer here is called the sponsor of the candidate. The sponsor will have to submit a letter on the company’s letterhead issued by a competent authority along with the nominated candidate’s individual application form with the course fee through a Demand Draft drawn in favor of IGNOU payable at New Delhi.