BBA Applied Economics & Finance


According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research, a think tank based in United Kingdom, India is set to become the world’s third largest economy by 2030, overtaking the U.K. in 2025, Germany in 2027 and Japan in 2030.[1] By 2025, one-fifth of the world’s working age population will be Indian. By 2030 there will be over 850 million internet users in India. By 2035 India’s five largest cities will have economies of comparable size to middle income countries today. There is no market over the next 20 years which offers more growth opportunities for domestic and foreign investors than India. These statistics show immense potential of candidates graduating with a degree in Economics and Finance, because there will be corresponding growth in a number of sectors where these graduates will be in high demand –

  1. Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI),
  2. Consulting,
  3. Research institutions,
  4. Fast moving consumer goods,
  5. E-Commerce, and
  6. Manufacturing, among others.

[1] India May Become Fifth Largest Economy By 2025; Third Largest By 2030: CEBR

BA LLB Program
BBA in Applied Economics and Finance Program Highlights
BBA in Applied Economics and Finance: Program Highlights
  • Comprehensive business foundations (in finance, accounting, operations, marketing, OBHR, strategy)

  • Specialization in Economics and Finance (with focus on Indian Economy, econometrics, game theory, corporate finance, financial accounting, banking sector, stock markets, digital marketing, ecommerce, and data analytics and visualization)

  • In the near future there would be Great demand among the UNICORNs (young companies with valuations exceeding US$ 1 billion) and “FAANG” of the world (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Alphabet (formerly known as Google)

  • 3 week international immersion in Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Program outcomes

Building on the foundation of Mathematics and Statistics in high School, the student, at the end of the program, will have developed

  • solid knowledge in the domains of Economics and Finance

  • ability to collect, interpret and analyze both primary and secondary data,
  • good analytical, statistical and problem-solving skills,
  • the ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders, and, in particular act as a bridge between the data scientists and industry leaders,
  • decent knowledge and understanding of coding with a good grasp of programming language such as R, Python, Eviews, etc,
  • the ability to make recommendations on what decisions to take based on the real time macro and micro-data

Who should

take this program?

  • Students with PCM majors
  • Those majoring in Commerce with Mathematics as a subject, and/or students specializing in Economics and Statistics with Mathematics as a subject
  • Useful to those students who aspire to join Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Economics, Finance and related fields

Why BBA in Applied Economics and Finance? Key Differentiators

  • One of the very few programs of its kind in India (and, to our knowledge, only one in South India) – a BBA with a specialization in Quantitative Finance and Economics

  • Only Program with IVY LEAGUE collaboration – Cornell faculty will not only help design the program, but will also teach the program.

  • Focus is on creating industry-ready graduates (application of finance and economics theories in the real world)
  • Students trained in this program will master the ability to think critically and develop problem solving capability which is a requirement to work in the consultancy domain.

  • They will also have an advantage to apply and get selected in premier institutes for postgraduate studies, such as Delhi University, JNU, and IIMs and international academic institutions.

Important Details

Eligibility Criteria
  1. Mathematics as a subject in +2 level is a prerequisite for this course.
  2. Students having Economics and Statistics as supplementary subjects will have an added advantage.
  3. Good communication skills (verbal and written) will be helpful
Tuition Fee 3.5 Lac/Annum; food, accommodation and international immersion will be extra

Curriculum Outline

Year 1: Semester 1 Year 1: Semester 2
Financial Accounting Corporate Finance 1
Introduction to Statistics Database Management Systems with SQL
Microeconomics Macroeconomics
Principles of Marketing Spreadsheet Modelling for Decision Making
Earth and the Environment* Basics of Computers and Computing
Business Communication Ethics and CSR
Principles of Management Entreprenuership & New Venture Creation*
Entrepreneurship Lab
Year 2: Semester 3 Year 2: Semester 4
Basic Econometrics with R Programming with Python
Corporate Finance 2 Management Consulting Methods
Managerial Economics Investments
Management Information Systems Banking and Financial Services
Financial Markets and FinTech Principles of Ecommerce & Marketplaces
Digital Marketing & Social Media Engagement Management Accounting
Year 3: Semester 5 Year 3: Semester 6
Game Theory and Business Applications Global Business
Time Series Econometrics and Forecasting Capstone Course
Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring Computational Finance
Institutional Economics Development Economics
Industrial Economics and Labor Market Behavioral Economics and Finance
Financial Risk Management Environmental Economics and Sustainable Finance
Year4 (Voluntary): Student skill portfolio and Research Project