If you’re trying to study Business/Management after +2, deciding on a course might be confusing, especially deciding on BBA and BBS. These two courses seem to be very similar to each other. Taking opinions from others might not work well because some might say BBS is better, whereas others might prefer BBA.
Therefore, this article is all about clearing out your confusion on BBA and BBS to decide what might be better for you to study.
About Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)
BBS stands for Bachelor of Business Studies. This course is of 4 years duration. Similarly, it’s an annual exam-based program, which means that the examination is taken at the end of the year for 4 years. Currently, out of 10 running universities in Nepal, 4 of them offer BBS courses, and the names of those universities are:
- BBS – Tribhuvan University (TU)
- BBS – Far-Western University (FU)
- BBS – Mid Western University (MU)
- BBS – Nepal Open University (NOU)
Note: The BBS course at Nepal Open University (NOU) stands for Bachelor of Business Science, similar to the Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) course.
BBS Course Objectives:
- Develop managerial quality in the students
- Develop attitudes, abilities, and skills related to business and management in the students
- Provide a robust foundation in business and management to prepare students for further education
- Prepare students for the real world managerial work
About Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
BBA stands for Bachelor of Business Administration. It is a four-year, 8-semester course. Unlike BBS, BBA runs semester-wise, and at the end of each semester, one exam is held, i.e., every six months. The universities offering BBA courses are:
- BBA – Tribhuvan University (TU)
- BBA – Kathmandu University (KU)
- BBA – Purbanchal University (PU)
- BBA – Pokhara University (PoU)
- BBA – Mid Western University (MWU)
- BBA – Far-Western University (FWU)
BBA Course Objectives:
- Create socially responsible, creative, and result-oriented management professionals
- Provide knowledge of professional and computer management
- Prepare the students for further studies
- Equip object-oriented business management and problem-solving abilities that help students to tackle practical business problems in a creative manner
What’s with BBS and BBA curricula, then?
The Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) is a 4-year annual-based course irrespective of the universities that offer this academic program. And because of this, the number of courses is less. Now, lesser courses don’t mean they are not enough to cover what the whole BBS program is meant for. We’ll get into this soon.
Talking about the Bachelor of Business Administration, a.k.a., BBA, it’s a semester-based program. The number of universities offering this course is more than that of BBS. Similarly, a lot of subjects are similar to the BBS in BBA, the only difference being that a subject is divided into two to complete a year (e.g., a single English subject is divided into English I and English II in the first and second semester, respectively within the first year of BBA). Also, additional subjects like Computer and Information Technology Applications and Psychology are nowhere found in BBS.
Let’s get back to what the BBS course is designed for.
As the course name suggests, BBS is designed to equip knowledge and skills related to business and management. And there seems no difference in BBA because it too carries the same objectives.
Here, we’ll deliver some unique similarities and differences in both courses.
- BBA and BBS both are business management course
- Both of the courses run for four year
- Almost all of the subjects are the same
|Seats||Limited seats||Unlimited seats|
|Fee Structure||Expensive than BBS||Cheaper than BBA|
|Marks||60 marks from the theory
40 from practical
|Not divided into theory and practical. (Full mark:100)|
|Attendance||At least 80% required||Not fixed|
|Content||Regular assessments, project works, and semester exams||Annual exams are more prioritized|
|Subjects||A Subjects like Computer and Information Technology Applications, Psychology, Introductory database, etc., are in the course.||Subjects like Computer and Information Technology Applications, Psychology, Introductory database, etc., are not in the course.|
|Class||Almost all classes are available during the day.||Flexible classes. Available both in the morning and day|
|Popularity||More popular||Less popular|