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Difference between BA Economics Hons and BBE offered by Delhi University

January 9, 2015,
BA Eco Hons vs BBE

Delhi University offers two very good courses related to economics at undergraduate level. Both the courses are of three year duration. While admission to BA Eco Hons is through the class 12th marks one has to appear for an admission test for admission to BBE. For both BA Eco Hons and BBE, English and Mathematics at class 12th is compulsory. Both the courses lead to many good career options. Like after BBE you can go for MBE or can go for MBA in finance or can go for Masters in Finance and control (MFC offered by Delhi University). After Economics Hons you can go for career as an economist after taking MA in economics or can go for MBA. You can also go for teaching and of course finance field is also open for you. Here is a brief comparison of various courses that you will have to do as part of the courses at Delhi University.

Courses of Study for BA Economics Hons offered by Delhi University


Semester I

BA Economics Hons

  • Paper 01 – Introductory Microeconomics
  • Paper 02- Statistical Methods in Economics-I
  • Paper 03 - Mathematical Methods for Economics-I
  • Paper 04 - Concurrent – Qualifying Language

BBE

  • Micro Economics – I
  • Statistics for Business Economics
  • Fundamentals of Business & Accounting
  • Business Communication

Semester II

BA Economics Hons

  • Paper 05 – Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Paper 06 – Statistical Methods in Economics-II
  • Paper 07 - Mathematical Methods for Economics-II
  • Paper 08 - Concurrent – Credit Language

BBE

  • Micro Economics - II
  • Mathematics for Business Economics
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Marketing Management

Semester III

BA Economics Hons

  • Paper 09 – Intermediate Microeconomics-I
  • Paper 10 – Intermediate Macroeconomics-I
  • Paper 11 - Economic History of India: 1857-1947
  • Paper 12 - Introductory Econometrics
  • Paper 13 - Concurrent – Interdisciplinary

BBE

  • Macro Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Business Finance
  • Basic Econometrics

Semester IV

BA Economics Hons

  • Paper 14- Intermediate Microeconomics-II
  • Paper 15 - Intermediate Macroeconomics-II
  • Paper 16 – Economy, State and Society
  • Paper 17 - Indian Economic Development since 1947 - I
  • Paper 18 - Concurrent – Discipline Centered I

BBE

  • Macro Economics - II
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Quantitative Techniques for Management
  • Indian Financial System

Semester V

BA Economics Hons

  • Paper 19- Indian Economic Development since 1947 - II
  • Paper 20 – Development Theory and Experience-I
  • Paper 21 – Public Economics
  • Paper 22 – Option -I (any one from List of Group-I)
    Group-I
    22A - Economics of Health and Education
    22B - Political Economy
    22C - Topics in Microeconomics-I
    22D - Advanced Macroeconomics
    22 E - Money and Financial Markets3

BBE

  • Indian Economy
  • Computational Techniques for Business Economics
  • 511: Option FI: Investment Management 4 1 3 75 25 100
    521: Option M l: Consumer Behaviour 4 1 3 75 25 100
    531: Option Q1 : Advanced Econometrics 4 1 3 75 25 100
    541 : Option El : International Economics 4 1 3 75 25 100
    551 : Option PI : Project Management 4 1 3 75 25 100

Semester VI

BA Economics Hons

  • Paper 23 – International Economics
  • Paper 24- Development Theory and Experience-II
  • Paper 25- Option-II (any one from List of Group-II)
    Group – II
    25A - Comparative Economic Development: 1850 - 1950
    25B - Applied Econometrics
    25C - Topics in Microeconomics-II
    25D - Financial Economics
    25E - Environmental Economics
  • Paper 26 - Concurrent – Discipline Centered II

BBE

  • 601: Environment Economics
  • 602: Business Strategy & Ethics
  • 611: Option F2: International Finance
    VI. 621: Option M2: Advertisement & Brand Management
    631: Option Q2 : Advanced Mathematical Techniques
    641: Option E2 : Economic Growth & Policy
    651 : Option P2 : Entrepreneurship and Family Business

As you can see from the above comparison both are well designed courses and offer a lot of things to learn in the field of economics. BA Eco hons covers more papers related economics and has a lot of theoretical papers as well. BBE course on the other hand is more focused on application in business scenario. A word of caution. Before you choose any of these courses you must see how well your aptitudes match in this field. As aptitude helps you to learn and will help you perform better in your future job. Good Luck !!

 
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