A relatively recent degree programme, the Bachelor of management studies or BMS is a full-time, three-year undergraduate course with a special emphasis on management studies. It is open to all students who have completed 10+2 and admission is based on merit. Some institutes tend to give preference to students who took up commerce in class 11 and 12.
The course aims to help students explore new opportunities in the management profession, provide them exposure to the operational environment in the field and inculcate knowledge in modern technology being used by managers. The course begins with introductory modules, such as business communication, cost and financial accounting, industrial and business law, business statistics, introduction to computers and computer applications, and principles of management. In the second and third year students gain insights into different forms of management, such as strategic management, public relations management, marketing management, human resources management, service sector management, financial management, and entrepreneurship and management of SME. In the final year, they also take up electives in marketing, finance, retail management, e-commerce, or portfolio management, based on their interests and aptitude. The course also includes a practical component based on research and project work.