T.A. Pai Management Institute, also known as TAPMI, has been a coveted management institute since its inception in 1980. TAPMI is among the top institutes in India and also stands among the 5% of the top international business schools to have received the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. It is considered the oldest and toughest accreditation in management education. TAPMI is both AACSB and Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredited.

BBA Honors Program at TAPMI

The Bachelor of Business Administration Honors (BBA Honors) program of TAPMI aims to transform young students into global business leaders with a multi-dimensional perspective. The structure of the program has been carefully curated, keeping in mind a need to sharpen students’ outstanding intellectual ability and develop a cross-disciplinary mindset and in-depth functional expertise in them.

This 4-year program also incorporates international tours with organized visits to world-class industries abroad. For the holistic development of students, the program also includes student-driven co-curricular activities such as the TAPMI book club (TBC) and the Technology Club. The BBA Honors program is being offered at TAPMI Bengaluru at the sprawling campus of Manipal Academy of Higher Education at Yelahanka. 

Why BBA Honors Program is a Great Choice

  • Strong Industry Connect

The program allows the students to stay connected with the industry through a dedicated corporate engagement (CE) team. A strong advisory board with industry stalwarts provides guidance and mentorship to students. Students of this program undergo three internships, four live projects, and several industry workshops, along with lectures and talks by industry leaders. 

  • International Collaborations

With MAHE having collaborations with more than 200+ universities across the globe, the kind of global exposure that the students receive is great. These collaborations can be leveraged for student exchange programs and international faculty teaching courses.

  • Strong Alumni Base

The strong and widespread base of 6500 TAPMI alumni provides students with industry connections, personal mentorships, and support during international immersions. 

  • Dedicated Career Support
    1. A dedicated corporate engagement (CE) team provides career support to students in various ways:
    2. Professional development programs for every student during the third and fourth semesters help students with personality development, communication skill enhancement, CV writing, and GD & interview skills.
    3. A career advisory support (CAS) mentor personally guides each student’s career selection. During the fourth year, students receive personalized and track-oriented career guidance and full placement support. Students graduating with BBA also get full placement support during the sixth semester.
    4. Leadership development training programs are organized by TAPMI’s renowned Leadership Assessment & Development Centre (LADC)

Year-Wise Structure of the BBA Honors Program

The BBA Honors program has been curated to offer structured learning through its 4 years duration. This program offers a multidisciplinary foundation in the first year, progressing to a highly specialized course curriculum in the fourth year with on-demand courses.

Year 1: Multidisciplinary foundation courses

Year 2: Core Business and Technology Courses

Year 3: Specialization Courses

Year 4: Honors Track with three options: (a) Advanced Specialization, (b) Entrepreneurship, (c) Research

Students are offered internships at the end of the first, second and third years with live projects every semester. After graduating from the BBA program, students can join an M.Sc Program offered by the University of Southampton. If a student wants to exit the course after 3 years of the program, they will be awarded a BBA degree. 

Career Choices after BBA Honors at TAPMI

The corporate journey of a BBA Honors graduate begins as a corporate trainee and progresses onto a career in middle management and eventually towards them leading a functional area. During the middle management phase, they get the opportunity of being a part of quality projects where they learn to be strong team player​s, develop problem-solving skills and emerge as multi-taskers. This skill development gives a strong boost to their growth in an organization. 

TAPMI BBA Honors graduates can choose from several career avenues when they lead functional areas as they demonstrate strong ethical values ​and display strong leadership. They can be:

  • Appointed as Head of Area/Division/Department/Vertical​
  • Effective Team Leaders ​

At this juncture of their career, they also have the option of joining an international MBA program from a premium/Ivy League B-school abroad

Admission Process and Eligibility for TAPMI’s BBA Honors Program

  • Students applying for the program should have cleared the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/(10+2) Examination or any other equivalent examination from a recognized board with a minimum of 60% aggregated marks in passed in 2021, 2022.
  • Applicants appearing for these exams in 2023 are also eligible for the program, provided they secure the minimum marks.
  • Applicants should have English as a compulsory HSC/(10+2) Examination subject.

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, candidates should have appeared in any one of the following entrance tests:

  • IPMAT (Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test) conducted by IIM Indore
  • JIPMAT (Joint Integrated Program in Management Admission Test) conducted by National Testing Agency
  • JEE mains (Joint Entrance Examination) conducted by the National Testing Agency, for the corresponding academic year
  • SAT examination (administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service)
  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
  • Manipal Entrance Test (MET) conducted by MAHE 
  • Applicants to this program should be at most 20 years of age as on 1st August 2023.

Shortlisting Criteria

Shortlisted students will be informed via their registered email addresses. After that, they will be required to appear for an online interview and micro-presentation round. 

Final Selection

The final selection of candidates for admission to the program would be made based on the following:

  • Xth & XIIth academic profile and English proficiency
  • Entrance Test (IPMAT/ JEE/ SAT) scores
  • Extra-curricular achievements
  • Personal interview round
  • Micro-presentation round
  • Gender diversity considerations

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