Bachelor of Management Studies – BMS Course Details

Bachelor of Management Studies popularly known as BMS is an undergraduate program for management studies offered by many universities throughout the world. The University of Mumbai introduces this course in the year 1999-2000. The duration to complete this undergraduate course is of 3-years.  The three year course is sub divided in to six semesters having theoretical and practical sessions. The main objective of the course is to generate trained managerial professionals in the global market. In addition to business management course, it also helps us to understand how organizations work, how they are managed, and how they interact with local, national and international environments. In the first and second years, students have a variety of choices with an understanding of the role of the core business disciplines and in third year, students will study Organizational Strategy and they will have a choice of subjects from a list of options, based on their own interests and career aspirations like Finance or Marketing. Due to the growing demand of qualified management executives in the corporate world BMS course has a extensive scope in India. Over the years, the program has grown in popularity among Indian students.

Eligibility for BMS Course

Applicants are eligible for the examination only if they satisfy following condition:

  • Applicants must pass with an Intermediate/ HSC Exam with specialization in any of the areas of Arts, Science or Commerce from the University can apply for this course.
  • Applicants should be passed from the Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination or Diploma course in any Engineering Branches to apply for the admission.
  • Applicants must score an aggregate of 45% marks in the exam to apply for the admission.
  • Students will get admission in various colleges on the basis of the marks scored in HSC exam where as some others carry out entrance exams for the purpose. In case of institutions that carry out the entrance test, the marks obtained in the same are also counted under eligibility for admission.

BMS Course Syllabus

First Semester

  • Foundation of Human Skill-l
  • Finance and Cost Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Quantitative Methods for Business-1
  • Effective Communication-l
  • Principles of Management-l
  • Introduction to Computers

Second Semester

  • Foundation of Human Skill-ll
  • Industrial Law
  • Computer Application in Business;
  • Business Environment
  • Managerial Economics-l
  • Production Management
  • Environmental Management

Third Semester

  • Management Accounting
  • Managerial Economics-ll
  • Marketing Management
  • Materials Management
  • Effective Communication-ll
  • Principles of Management-ll

Fourth Semester

  • International Marketing
  • Elements of Direct and Indirect Taxes
  • Export-Import Procedures and Documentation
  • Management of Small Scale Industries
  • Productivity and Quality Management
  • Public Relations Management

Fifth Semester

  • Human Resource Management
  • Service Sector Management
  • Financial Management
  • Elements of Logistics Management
  • Management of Co-operatives
  • Rural Marketing
  • Project Work-1

Sixth Semester

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Quantitative Method of Business-ll
  • Marketing Research
  • Indian Management Thought and Practices
  • Econometrics or International Finance (Elective Paper – l)
  • Special Study in Finance or Special Study in Marketing (Elective Paper – ll)
  • Project Work-ll

BMS Course Exam Pattern

Credit Based Evaluation System

Scheme of Examination

The performance of the learners will be evaluated in two Components. One component will be the Internal Assessment component carrying 25% marks and the second component will be the Semester-wise End Examination component carrying 75% marks. The allocation of marks for the Internal Assessment and Semester End Examinations will be as shown below:-

  1. a) Internal Assessment–25% (25 Marks)

For Courses with Practical

Sr. No.ParticularsMarks
1One class test *20 Marks
2Active participation in routine class instructional deliveries and overall  conduct  as  a  responsible  learner,  mannerism  and articulation  and  exhibit  of  leadership  qualities  in  organizing related academic activities05 Marks

For Courses without Practical

Sr. No.ParticularsMarks
1Semester End Practical Examination20 Marks
Journal05 Marks
Viva05 Marks
Laboratory Work10 Marks
2Active participation in routine class instructional deliveries and overall  conduct  as  a  responsible  learner,  mannerism  and articulation  and  exhibit  of  leadership  qualities  in  organizing related academic activities05 Marks

b) Semester End Examinations – 75% (75 Marks)                             

1.Duration–These examinations shall be of 2.5 Hours duration

2. Theory question paper pattern

  • There shall be five questions each of 15 marks.
  • All questions shall be compulsory with internal choice within the questions.
  • Question may be subdivided into sub-questions a, b, c… and the allocation of marks depends on the weightage of the topic.

Passing Standard

Applicants must obtain a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate for each course where the course consists of Internal Assessment and Semester End Examination. The distribution of 40% marks (i.e. 10 out of 25) in the Internal Assessment and 40% marks in Semester End Examination (i.e. 30 Out of 75) separately, to pass the course and minimum of Grade E to pass a particular semester. Applicant will be said to have passed the course if the applicant passes the Internal Assessment and Semester End Examination together.


Question Paper Pattern for Periodical Class Test for Courses at UG Programmes Written Class Test (20 Marks)

1.Match the Column / Fill in the Blanks / Multiple Choice Questions05 Marks
(½ Marks each)
2.Answer in One or Two Lines (Concept based Questions)05 Marks
(1 Mark each)
3.Answer in Brief (Attempt Any Two of the Three)10 Marks
(5 Marks each)

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Top 10 BMS Colleges in Mumbai

  1. Xavier’s College.
  2. Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics.
  3. HR College of Commerce and Economics.
  4. Jai Hind College.
  5. Mithibai College.
  6. KC College.
  7. Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management.
  8. RA Podar College of Commerce and Economics.
  9. SIES College.
  10. J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce.

Courses after BMS

1Master of Commerce (M.Com)2
2Master of Management Studies2
3Master Degree in Marketing Management (M.M.M.)1 (part time)
4Master of Financial Management (M.F.M.)3 (part time)
5Master of Human Resources Development Management (M.H.R.D.M.)3 (part time)
6Master degree in Information Management (M.I.M.)3 (part time)
7Master of Financial Services Management (M.F.S.M.)3 (part time)
8Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Indian Navy)4 months (full time residential course)
9Post Graduate Diploma in Management of Insurance Sector2
10Post Graduate Diploma courses in (marketing management/financial management/ materials management/ human resources management)10 months
11Diploma in Marketing Management (D.M.M.)1 (part time)
12Diploma in Marketing Studies (D.M.S.)2
13Diploma in Systems Management (D.S.M)1 (part time)
14Diploma in Operation Management (D.O.M.)1 (part time)
15Diploma in Computer Management (D.C.M.)1 (part time)
16Diploma in Administrative Management (D.A.M.)1 (part time)
17Diploma in Administration1 (part time)
18Diploma Course in E-Commerce and Financial Accounting Management

  1. a) E-Commerce Technician
  2. b) Computerized Office Technician
  3. c) Computerized Financial Accounting Technician
4 months3 months2.5 months
19Certificate Course in Crucial Issues in Disaster Management3 months
20Certificate Course in Environment Management and Disaster Mitigation5 months
21Certificate Course in Gardening and Nursery Management6 months
22Certificate courses in Accounting1
23M.A. in History, Politics, Sociology, Economics, Philosophy, English, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit2
24M.Com (Account or Management Group)2
25Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management2
26Post Graduate Diploma in Operational Research Management2
27Certificate course in Net programming6 months
28Certificate course in Insurance Marketing3 months (part time)
29Certificate course in Hospital Management3 months (part time)
30Diploma in Customs Clearance and Freight Forwarding(DCC & FF)1.5
31Diploma in Tour Management1
32Diploma in Tourism and Travel Industry Management2
33Post Graduate Diploma Course in Tourism and Travel Industry Management –  18 months18 months
34Post Graduate Diploma Course in Retail Management1
35Post Graduate Diploma Course in Management and Insurance Sector2
36Post Graduate Diploma in Agriculture-Business Management2
37Post Graduate Diploma in Insurance Administration2
38Post Graduate Diploma in Management and Insurance Sector (PGDMIS)2
39Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Logistics/Retail2 (part time)
40Stock Market Operation Management Course3 (Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma)
41Family Business Management Course3 (Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma)
42International Business(Export Management Course)3 (Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma)


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