The Final Choice: BMS vs BBA(FIA)

Endings are perhaps the most underrated part of a journey. The decision that most of you will be expected to make in the next few days will be of choosing the course you desire to pursue and of course, the college that you choose to do that from. The choice is imperative, and perplexing, given the nature of it and the impact it might have on your long term goals and in the shorter run, on the next three years of your life.

JAT, conducted on 9th of July, is the sole route of admission to BMS, BBA(FIA) and BA (Hons.) Business Economics. The purpose of the test was to judge your aptitude and learning abilities. Without a doubt, only the best was expected, and delivered. To the next part, the choice is crucial but do not fret, help is given at CBS to those who ask for it!

As a custom, we’ll begin by introducing the two courses that the Management Studies Department at SSCBS offers and later, proceed to discuss the intricacies and the scope of each.

BMS, or Bachelor of Management Studies, enables students to gain an insight into management studies and acquaint them with the world of business. BBA(FIA), previously BFIA, aims to specialize the students in Finance and Investment Analysis. A few subjects like Business Statistics, Managerial Economics and Fundamentals of Management are common to the two. BMS diversifies in the third year providing students with an option to specialize in Finance, Marketing or HR.

Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Investment Analysis)

BBA(FIA) was previously known as BFIA and is offered by Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences (for women). As the name suggests, BBA(FIA) is a core finance course with emphasis on investment analysis, securities market and financial statement analysis and predictions. Subjects range from Statistics to Economics, building a substantial base for a career in finance.

As a part of the course structure, it is mandatory for every student to complete a 6-week long internship after the second year (that is, the end of the fourth semester). Most students prefer to intern after the first year, though it is not compulsory.


A BBA(FIA) graduate finds a career in mutual funds and insurance sector, investment banks and the capital market. The average package is 6 lpa. In terms of post graduation, a student can pursue a master’s degree in management studies (MBA) or opt for a professional degree like CA or CFA.

Number of seats  – A total of 136 seats

Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies – 90

Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences (for women) – 46

You can refer to the complete syllabus here:


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