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Top Universities in UK in BBA • AdmitAbroad

Top Universities in UK in BBA

Top Universities in UK in BBA

Table of contents:

1. Careers After BBA

2. Eligibility Criteria and Documents

3. Tuition Fee and Living Expenses

4. Application Process and Timelines

5. How To Get PR after BBA

6. Top 5 Universities for BBA in UK

The United Kingdom is a highly sought-after destination for international students, with approximately 160 universities, 90 of which have achieved global recognition in the QS rankings. UK universities are renowned for their academic standards and unique teaching approaches, offering a comprehensive learning experience. The educational system in the UK emphasizes a combination of academic and practical exposure, preparing students for the expectations of the corporate world. Graduating from a UK university has several advantages, including the opportunity to complete a degree in just one year, saving time and money. Additionally, students benefit from a 2-year post-study work visa, allowing international work exposure and increasing their employability.

Career Paths after BBA

London has been a prominent financial center since the 19th century, serving as a hub for lending, investments, and international finance. Thus, pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is highly sought after in the country, providing numerous career opportunities. Graduates with a BBA degree can pursue careers in administration, banking, finance, marketing, sales, and more. The BBA program offers deep management knowledge, combining theory with practical internships and business exposure to enhance students’ communication skills and confidence levels.

The following are some roles a BBA graduate can immediately get a job in after graduation:

  1. Sales Advisor

  2. Marketing Executive

  3. Management Consultant

  4. Financial Project Manager

  5. Financial Analysts

  6. Investment Advisor

  7. Chartered Accountant

  8. Internal / External Auditor

  9. Charted Financial Accountant

  10. Forensic Accountant

Most students start with a salary of Rs 30 – Rs 40 lakhs after completing the BBA program. Alternatively, students can also choose to study further by pursuing any one of the following programs:

  1. MBA (Master of Business Administration)

  2. Masters in finance

  3. Masters in marketing

  4. Masters in international business

  5. Masters in accounting

  6. Masters in management

Eligibility Criteria and Documents

Students must satisfy the following eligibility criteria to get admission into a BBA program in the UK:

  1. A valid passport

  2. Proof of finances to cover expenses

  3. At least 50% in 12th standard exams with marksheets, transcripts and passing certificate

  4. SAT / ACT scores are optional

  5. IELTS Score of band 6 (min 5.5 in each band) or a TOEFL score of 80

  6. Two letters of recommendation from teachers

  7. Statement of Purpose stating why they wish to study BBA and at that university

Tuition Fee and Living Expenses

Studying in the UK is generally cheaper than in other countries like the USA and Australia because most BBA programs are shorter in length. For example: In the UK, most BBA programs are three years in length whereas in the USA, most programs are four years in length. Some universities in the UK may also allow an additional 4th year of education to allow students to participate in international study or work placements.

The exact tuition fee depends on the university but most BBA programs cost between Rs 15 lakhs – Rs 30 lakhs per year. Students can apply for scholarships though.

Living expenses cost between Rs 8 lakhs – Rs 12 lakhs per year. London is more expensive than other cities.

Application Process and Timelines

These are the steps students will need to follow when applying for BBA programs in the UK:

  1. Check the eligibility criteria of the universities you wish to apply to

  2. Collate all documents required for application

  3. Apply directly on the university website – or submit one application to multiple universities through UCAS

  4. You may be invited for an interview after submitting the application

  5. Wait for the application decision

  6. Apply for finances and visa

In terms of timelines, most universities accept students in two intakes – September/October or January/February. The detailed timelines are as follows:

Stage September / October Intake January / February intake
University Applications Open September / October July / August
University Application Deadlines January / February October / November
Receive Admits By March / April December
Apply for Visa By May / June December / January
Fly Abroad By September / October January / February

If you are applying through UCAS, then the application deadline in most cases is mid to end January. For example, in 2023, the deadline for 2023 intakes was 25th January.

How to Get PR in UK after BBA

Step 1: Get a Graduate Visa

Students are eligible for a two-year Graduate visa after completing their BBA program. With this visa, students can look for jobs; work part time or full time. If students fail to secure a job within two years, they can pursue their master’s degree and switch back to a student visa.

To know more about the UK Graduate Visa, click here.

Step 2: Obtain a Skilled Worker Visa

After securing a full time job, students can get a Skilled Worker Visa. The minimum eligibility criteria for this is to have a job paying at least GBP 25,600 per year or GBP 10.10 per hour (whichever is higher). This rate is just an average and can be higher or lower for other jobs.

To know more about the UK Skilled Worker Visa, click here.

Step 3: Get your PR (i.e. Indefinite Leave to Remain in UK)

If you have stayed in the UK for 5 years and have completed any one of the following conditions, you are then eligible to receive a UK permanent residence status (i.e. Indefinite Leave to Remain):

  1. You should meet the minimum salary requirements

  2. If you are between 18 and 64 in age – you will need to pass the “Life in UK Test”

To know more about how to apply for a UK PR, click here.

Top Universities in the UK for BBA

It is important to note that the term “BBA” i.e. Bachelors in Business Administration is very specific to India. In the UK, this program goes by many names, such as bachelor’s in economics and management, BSc in Economics, Management Studies etc. So while you may not find the exact term “BBA” in the programs listed below – the curriculum is the same as a BBA program.

The Top 5 Universities in the United Kingdom for pursuing a bachelor’s in business administration by ranking are:

  1. University of Cambridge

  2. University of Oxford

  3. Imperial College London

  4. University College London

  5. The University of Edinburgh

  6. London School of Economics and Political Sciences

The following are details about the program at each of these five universities:

  1. University of Cambridge

  • QS Rankings: #2

  • Program Name: Management Studies Part-II course

  • Annual Tuition Fee: 3335560 INR

  • Program Length: 4-5 years

  • For Details click: here

  1. University of Oxford:

  • QS Rankings: #4

  • Program Name: Bachelors in Economics and Management

  • Annual Tuition fees: 3334398 INR

  • Program Length: 3 years

  • For Details click: here

  1. Imperial College London:

  • QS Ranking: #6

  • Program Name: BSc in Economics , Finance and Data Science

  • Annual Tuition Fees:

  • Program Length: 3 years

  • For details click : here

  1. University College London:

  • QS World Rank: #8

  • Program Name: BSc in Management Science

  • Annual Tuition Fee: 35,00,000 INR

  • Program Length: 3 Years

  • For details Click: here

  1. University of Edinburgh:

  • QS World Rank: #15

  • Program Name: MA Business Management

  • Annual Tuition Fees: 2191966 INR

  • Program Length: 4 years

  • For details click: here

VII. Top 5- Affordable Universities


The top 5 affordable universities in the United Kingdom are as listed below:

  1. De Montfort University

  2. Leeds Trinity University

  3. Liverpool Hope University

  4. University of Bolton

  5. Queens Margaret University

The following are the detailed explanation of each of these university requirements for admission.

  1. De Montfort University:

  • Program name: Business and Marketing BA (Hons)

  • Annual Tuition Fees:   1364387 INR

  • Program Length: 4 years with a placement

  • For details click: here

  1.  Leeds Trinity University:

  • Program Name: Business Management with placement

  • Annual Tuition Fees: 1073616 INR

  • Program Length: 3 years

  • For Details: here

  1. Liverpool Hope University:

  • Program Name: Business Management BA (Hons)

  • Annual Tuition Fees: 1118350 INR

  • Program Length: 3 years

  • For Details click: here

  1. University of Bolton:

  • Program Name: BSc (Hons) Business Management

  • Annual Tuition fees: 1194398 INR

  • Program Length: 3 years

  • For details click: here

  1. Queens Margaret University:

  • Program Name: Business Management BA (BA Hons)

  • Annual Tuition fees: 626276 INR

  • Program Length: 3 or 4 years

  • For details click: here


If you have further questions about studying in the UK, or about the study abroad process in general – do contact us; our counsellors would be happy to help.