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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.
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:
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:
Students must satisfy the following eligibility criteria to get admission into a BBA program in the UK:
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.
These are the steps students will need to follow when applying for BBA programs in the UK:
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.
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):
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:
The following are details about the program at each of these five universities:
The top 5 affordable universities in the United Kingdom are as listed below:
The following are the detailed explanation of each of these university requirements for admission.
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.