BBA – FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions – BBA

 

  • Q.What is BBA Program?
  • A.VIT-AP School of Business (VSB) builds on VIT’s long history of excellence in technical education with liberal arts and humanities with best of the management courses, to offer a world class BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) program. VSB believes that every manager should be strongly grounded in the fundamentals of management, thus, the BBA programme is designed to provide breadth and suitable depth with well-designed curriculum built on the liberal education foundation and exposure to engineering and technology. The BBA programme consists of courses designed in collaboration with industry experts and academicians from IIMs and international universities.
  • Students can choose Business Analytics, Digital Marketing, Fintech or General Management as specialisation. As part of the specialisation, students will undergo practice oriented skill building courses leading to certifications in Business Analytics, Digital Marketing or Fintech.
  • VSB has International Credit Transfer Agreements with University of Michigan, Dearborn, USA (UMD) and Arizona State University, USA (ASU) leading to BBA from UMD and BS Business Data Analytics from ASU.
  • What are the different programmes under BBA?
  • A.The school offers the following programmes:-
    • BBA (Specialization in Business Analytics, Digital Marketing, Fintech, General Management)
    • BBA from University of Michigan, Dearborn (UMD), USA – 2 years at VSB + 2 years at UMD (Majors in Accounting, Digital Marketing, Finance, HRM, IS Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management)
    • BS Business Analytics from Arizona State University (ASU), USA – 2 years at VSB + 2 years at ASU
  • Q. What are the Specialisations in BBA?
  • A student joining the BBA program in VSB can choose any of the following specialisations after the completion of first year.
  • BBA with specialisation in Business Analytics
  • BBA with specialisation in Digital Marketing
  • BBA with specialisation in FinTech
  • BBA with specialisation in General Management
  • Q. What are the International Credit Transfer Programs?
  • Students can opt for a degree from our partner university in USA. The student will have to fulfil the requirements of the partnering university and may have to take additional courses during the summer semesters.
  • Student opting for 2+2 UMD and ASU program need to inform after first semester
  • BBA from University of Michigan, Dearborn (UMD): 2 years at VSB + 2 years at UMD Click here for more details
  • BS Business Analytics from Arizona State University (ASU): 2 years at VSB + 2 years at ASU Click here for more details
  • University of Michigan Dearborn offers the following Majors in their BBA program Click here for details
  • Q. What is Business Analytics?
  • A: Business Analytics is a field that drives data-driven decisions-making in the businesses. It is the practical application of statistical techniques that focuses on providing actionable recommendations to the businesses based on data. It harnesses the power of information technology to process and analyse ever-increasing amounts of data available to businesses. Business Analytics as a field requires skills and competencies in the domains of business & management; mathematics & statistics, and IT & computer science.
  • Q Why should I choose Business Analytics?
  • A: You should choose Business Analytics, if
  • You have a flare for numbers and data,
  • You are comfortable with Mathematics and Statistics,
  • You like working with Information Technology and have interest in the latest developments in Computer Science,
  • You are comfortable working with the latest tools and technologies available in the market,
  • You like to do coding and programming in various programming languages.
  • Q. What is unique about the BBA Curriculum?
  • A: Liberal Arts Courses– Anthropology / Sociology, Psychology / Social Psychology, Theatre and Literature.
  • Critical thinking – How to think
  • STEM Courses – Environmental Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Python, Mechanical Workshop.
  • Unique Courses – Ethics & Values, Systems Thinking & Dynamics and Design Thinking & Innovation. All BBA students will have the option of joining Discovering Self and Globalisation and Culture workshops (highly acclaimed courses from IIM Kozhikode).
  • Other than these, innovative workshops are planned every semester on culture, development, ecology, economy, gender, global issues, innovations, rural India, start-ups, technology, theatre and so on.
  • Field work every year– Students will go on field work on variety of themes such as
    • ☆Cultures of India
    • ☆Appreciating Rural India
    • ☆Heritage and Current Social Reality
    • ☆Dynamics of Entrepreneurship.
  • Q. What are the key features of the program?
  • Industry recognised certification
  • Co-Opt project during the 6th Semester
  • Curriculum benchmarked against US Universities
  • Liberal Arts Foundation + Exposure to Technology
  • Visiting faculty from US Universities and IIMs
  • Q. What is the eligibility criteria for each program?
  • Programme

    Eligibility

    BBA (Specialization in Business analytics, Fintech, and Digital marketing, and General management)Minimum 50% aggregate marks in 12th Std. or Equivalent Candidates awaiting results can also apply
    BBA from UMD
    2 years at VSB + 2 years at UMD
    Minimum 50% aggregate marks in 12th Std. or Equivalent
    IELTS / TOEFL score (valid at the time of application to UMD)
    Candidates awaiting results can also apply
    BS Business Analytics from ASU
    2 years at VSB + 2 years at ASU
    Minimum 50% aggregate marks 12th Std. or Equivalent
    Minimum 50% in Maths in 12th Std. or Equivalent
    IELTS Score / TOEFL Score + SAT Score
    Candidates awaiting results can also apply
  • Q. What is the Admission process
  • Step 1 – Apply Online (Click here)
  • Step 2 – Take computer based Management Test (MT) on the specified date (to be announced) at the VITAP campus
  • Step 3 – Attend Personal Interview – eligible candidates will be informed by email
  • Step 4 – Merit List & Scholarships will be announced – Students pay full academic fees within last date and take provisional admission.
  • Step 4a – If hostel accommodation is required, apply and make an online payment for Hostel+Mess fees
  • Step 5 – Join VSB on the specified date for joining formalities and orientation program (date to be announced)
  • Q. What are the important dates related to BBA admission 2021?
  • Last date for BBA Applications – 31st May 2021
  • BBA entrance test: 16th June 2021
  • Q. What is the Admission Test for BBA ?
  • There will be one day computer based test at the VITAP campus
  • There will be MCQs related to basic English, maths and data interpretation and logical reasoning
  • Total time for the test will be 90 minutes
  • There will be no negative marking for wrong answers
  • Q. How to Apply?
  • Register online to apply – Click here
  • You will get login id and password in the registered email and mobile number
  • Log in, change the password and fill in all the required details and upload scanned copies of 10th and 12th Std. Mark sheets. Submit the form. Make a payment of Rs.900 for application fees
  • Eligible candidates will be informed about the Management Test by email.
  • Q. What is the Merit Scholarships?
  • We have created merit scholarships, which reduces the academic fees substantially. The various categories of the scholarships and the Academic Fees payable are given below. A merit list will be created based on the 12th marks and performance in Management Test and Personal Interview (MTPI). Co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements at the state and above
    levels will also be given consideration. Only selected candidates will be considered for scholarships.
  • @ Students opting for 2+2 International Credit Transfer to UMD or ASU will have to pay the full academic fees.
  • ☘ One time, caution deposit of ₹ 3,000 has to be paid in addition to the academic fees.
  • Fees
    • Tuition Fees (Per Annum) INR 2,72,000
    • Caution Deposit (Refundable) (One time payment) INR 3,000
    • Total fees to be paid for the first year INR 2,75,000
    • Hostel & Mess Fees – We suggest all BBA students to enroll in the hostel, to fully benefit from the curriculum. The hostel+mess fees will be intimated shortly. For the current year this was between Rs. 95,000 and Rs. 1,95,000 depending on the type of room and mess.
  • S.No.ConditionsRefund Rule
    1For Not Eligible CandidateThe entire academic fee after deducting INR 1,180/- (including GST) may be refunded
    2For Withdraw request *before the commencement of the programme (Orientation/Class whichever is earlier)The entire academic fee after deducting the counselling processing fee of INR 7,080/-(including of GST) may be refunded
    3For Withdraw request * received within 25 days from the commencement of the programme (Orientation/Class whichever is earlier)The entire academic fee after deducting 10% may be refunded (including GST at 18%)
    4For Withdraw request *received after 25 days and within 40 days from the commencement of the programme (Orientation/Class whichever is earlier)The entire academic fee after deducting 20% may be refunded (including GST at 18%)
    5For Withdraw request *received after 40 days from the commencement of the programme (Orientation/Class whichever is earlierNo refund of any fees except Caution Deposit
  • Q. What are the career opportunities after BBA ?
  • BBA students have great opportunities in Indian corporates, start their own business or join the family business. Startup incubation support is given by the university. Industry recognised certifications will give VSB students a competitive advantage over others in the Job Market.
  • Students aspiring for higher studies, join family business or start their own companies can go for specialisation in General Management
  • Business Analytics

    Digital Marketing

    Fin Tech

    General Management

    Associate Consultant – Analytics
    Associate Business Analyst
    Associate Retail Analyst
    Associate Insurance Analyst
    Associate Market Research Analyst
    Associate Competitive Intelligence Analyst
    Associate Financial Analyst
    Associate Marketing Analyst
    Associate Campaign Analyst
    Associate Customer Care Analyst
    Associate Operations Analyst
    Associate Store Analyst
    Associate Logistics and Supply Chain Analyst
    Associate HR Analyst
    Social/Search/Digital Marketing Analyst/Executive
    Search/Social/Digital Marketing Specialist
    Social/Search/Digital marketing strategist/Team lead
    Search/Social/Digital marketing account manage

    Blockchain Experts & Developers
    App Developers. Skills/experience required include
    Quantitative Analysts & Data Scientists
    Financial Analysts
    Product Owners/Managers
    Cybersecurity Analysts/Experts
    Risk Control Managers
    Compliance Experts
    Management Trainee – Marketing
    Management Trainee – Service Operations
    Management Trainee – Sales
    Management Trainee – HR
    Graduate Trainee – Store Operations
    Graduate Trainee – Retail Sales
    Graduate Trainee – Institutional Sales
    Graduate Trainee – Business Development
    Graduate Trainee – HR
    Associate Recruiter
    Associate – Sales
    Associate – Store Sales
    Associate – Business Development
    Associate – Service Operations Management
    Associate – Retail Stores Management
    Associate – Procurement
    Associate – Logistics Operations
    Associate – Supply Chain Management
  • Q. What is the Eligibility criteria ?
    • Candidate should have born on or after 01.07.2001
    • Candidates who have studied in Regular, Full time and Formal Education are alone eligible to apply
    • 50% aggregate or equivalent grade in 12th Std.
    • Candidates studying 12th Std. in any group are eligible
    • Candidates awaiting 12th Std. results can also apply
  • BBA @University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
    • Complete the BBA Prerequisite courses
    • Establish a minimum grade point average of 2.80 in a minimum of four upper level COB courses at UM-Dearborn, including at least one from FIN 401 or BE 401
    • Fulfill the writing requirement
    • English Language Proficiency: Minimum of 6.5 in IELTS or 80 in Internet-Based TOEFL
  • BS Business Analytics @ Arizona State University, USA
    • CGPA of 3.00 in the first two years coursework at VIT-AP
    • 1160 (prior to March 2016) or 1230 SAT Reasoning (after March 2016), or 25 ACT score.
    • English Proficiency: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum 61(iBT), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum 6.0, or Pearson Test of English (PTE): minimum 53

  • ProgrammeEligibility
    BBA (Specialization in Business analytics, Fintech, and Digital marketing)Minimum 50% aggregate marks in 12th Std. or Equivalent
    BBA from UMD
    2 years at VSB + 2 years at UMD
    Minimum 50% aggregate marks in 12th Std. or Equivalent
    IELTS Score / TOEFL Score
    BS Business Analytics from ASU
    2 years at VSB + 2 years at ASU
    Minimum 50% aggregate marks 12th Std. or Equivalent
    IELTS Score / TOEFL Score + SAT Score

     

  • Details about 2 + 2 BBA Programme with University of Michigan, Dearborn (UMD), USA
  • Details about 2+2 BS Business Analytics from Arizona State University (ASU), USA

 

International Collaboration 

 

BBA from UMD

  • Q. Will all VSB BBA students be transferred to UMD?
  • Students will be given the option of transferring credits to UMD and complete the BBA programme there.
  • Students will be given the option of transferring credits to UMD and complete the BBA programme there.
  • Only students fulfilling the UMD criteria will get admission
  • UMD admission criteria
    • English Language Proficiency – Expected Scores – TOEFL 80 (internet based), IELTS 6.5, or MELAB 76
    • Complete all BBA prerequisite courses as given in agreement
    • Should have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 (out of a scale of 4.0) in minimum of four upper level COB courses
  • Q. What will be the fees at UMD?
  • For the academic year 2017-18 the fees
  • Annual Fees @ 15 credits / semester ~ $29000 / year
  • All other expenses ~ $ 13500 / year
  • Total Expenses ~ $ 42500 / year
  • Scholarship ~ $ 9500 / year
  • Total Cost ~ $33000 / year
  • Other expenses details
  • Books – 1500
  • Health Insurance – 1000
  • Room & Board – 8000
  • Personal & Miscellaneous – 3000
  • Check University of Michigan, Dearborn website for up to-date fees.
  • The fees provided here is tentative. It will be based on the fees fixed by UMD for that specific academic year.
  • Q. How much do I have to spend totally?
  • Total Cost ~ $33000 / year
  • This is tentative and will change with the changes at UMD and includes tuition fees and living expenses.
  • Q. All students will be given scholarship?
  • All VSB students who get admission will be provided the scholarship. Students need to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 grading scale, calculated only on courses taken at UMD) to avail the scholarship. The exact amount of scholarship will depend on the fees fixed for that academic year.
  • Q. Will UMD help in getting Visa?
  • Accepted students will be provided with an admission letter and initial Form I-20 to assist students in processing F-1 visa application process.
  • Q. What visa category should I apply for?
  • Students will apply for F-1 Visa.
  • Q. What are the academic requirements?
  • Complete all BBA prerequisite courses as given in agreement
  • Should have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 (out of a scale of 4.0) in minimum of four upper level COB courses
  • Q. Will I get BBA from VSB also if I go to UMD?
  • A student can apply for transfer of UMD credits to VSB, it will be dealt with on a case to case basis.
  • Q. Can I apply for MBA / MS at UMD?
  • VIT-AP students will get preference for admissions at UMD masters level courses, including scholarships.
  • Q. What is the rank of UMD?
  • Please check UMD website and internet.
  • Q. Will I get placements from UMD after completing BBA?
  • All VSB students studying BBA/MBA/MS in UMD will get the same support and opportunities that all international students get. Refer to UMD website for latest information.
  • VIT-AP students will get preference for admissions at UMD masters level courses, including scholarships.
  • Q. Which are the UMD web pages which have info on the program costs?
  • COST of the 2 years at UMD for BBA
  • https://umdearborn.edu/cob/undergraduate-programs/admission/international-students/psut-undergraduate-programs/psut-bachelors-program-and-guest-student-costs
  • The costs given above are indicative and will vary with the changes in the UMD fees.

 

2 + 2 Curriculum guide

 

About UMD BBA, Majors and Minors

 

Writing Requirement