Makers Undergrad - BBA: Graduate with a
Startup

Introducing India’s 1st Undergraduate Program in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology. Crafted for the makers of the 21st century who aspire to be at the forefront, shaping the future. Embark on your journey as Makers for Today & Shapers for Tomorrow. Start Your Makers Journey.

DURATION

4 years

DEGREE

BBA

ELIGIBILITY

Grade 12

FORMAT

Residental

TUITION FEE

4.2 LPA

Overview

Immerse in a practice-based curriculum, doing business from Day 1. Benefit from 1:1 mentorship by global business professionals, a 6-month paid internship, and learn from global faculty. Embark on business treks to the USA, Singapore, Israel, London. Access a $5M incubation fund for your entrepreneurial journey.

Program Highlights

Rishihood’s BBA program: Business from Day 1, global faculty, 1:1 mentorship, international treks, paid internship, $5M incubation fund – Your global business journey begins here!

Practice-based curriculum – Do business from Day 1

Global faculty from top universities and industry

1:1 mentorship by professionals in global businesses

Global business treks in the USA, Singapore, Israel, London

6-month paid internship

$5M incubation fund

Coaches and Mentors

Resident coaches from IIT, ISB, IIM, HEC, and ex-founders to guide you on the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship. Mentors from 5+ countries

Startup Summer

Get 1 lac seed money to build your startup. No option to graduate without getting your hands dirty

Opening Balance of 10k

Invest in equity from Day 1 through a 10k opening balance

Global Study Treks

Immerse in global business hubs like Singapore, Israel, Silicon Valley, and London

$5M Startup Fund

Apply to Rishihood’s fund and scale your startup

4 New Age Concentrations

For the first time in India, take courses in: Startups and Founders Office; Venture Finance and Private Equity; Tech-Business Management; Family Business and SMEs

Coaches and Mentors

Resident coaches from IIT, ISB, IIM, HEC, and ex-founders to guide you on the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship. Mentors from 5+ countries

Startup Summer

Get 1 lac seed money to build your startup. No option to graduate without getting your hands dirty

Opening Balance of 10k

Invest in equity from Day 1 through a 10k opening balance

Global Study Treks

Immerse in global business hubs like Singapore, Israel, Silicon Valley, and London

$5M Startup Fund

Apply to Rishihood’s fund and scale your startup

4 New Age Concentrations

For the first time in India, take courses in: Startups and Founders Office; Venture Finance and Private Equity; Tech-Business Management; Family Business and SMEs

Mentors That Come From:

Learn from the best

Immerse in wisdom from global researchers, entrepreneurs, and business pros. Meet faculty and explore courses shaping your transformative learning journey.

Prof. Ravinder Pal Singh

Co-Founder, School of Entrepreneurship

Prof. (Dr.) Kirti Dutta

Dean Research, Research Cell,
Dean and Professor, School of Entrepreneurship

Prof. Vasudev Murthy

Executive Director, School of Entrepreneurship

Prof. (Dr.) M. Chitra

School of Entrepreneurship

Prof. (Dr.) Kavita Gupta

School of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Bhumika Gupta

School of Entrepreneurship

Puja Singh

School of Entrepreneurship

Ritesh Dahiya

School of Entrepreneurship

Visiting Faculty

Akshay Chopra

Managing Partner, Investor

Chirag Gujarati

Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Strategy

Dr. Mridula Dwivedi

Business Research

Prof. Bart Norre

Visiting Professor, Rishihood University

Dr. Umesh Menon

Sr. International Investment and Finance Expert at UNIDO

Dr. Kavita Saxena

Faculty at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

Dr. Vetri Selvi

Associate Professor, Department of Management, Mettu University

CA Sandeep Kapoor

Chartered Accountant and visiting faculty at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

CA Rajeev Puri

Chartered Accountant and visiting faculty

Muthuraman Thirunavukkarasu

Visiting faculty, Rishihood University

Dr. Ferojuddin M. A. Khan

Director at S&F Commerce Academy

Dr. Radhika Lunawat

Associate Professor
Accounting, UCI Paul Merage School of Business,
University of California

Dr. Ramakrishna Dantu

Assistant Professor,
California State University,
Sacramento College of Business Administration

Learning Journey and Curriculum

Dip into innovation! Makers Grad at Rishihood unveils a dynamic syllabus, shaping creators with hands-on learning and real-world projects.

  • Semester I
  • Semester II
  • Semester III
  • Semester IV
  • Semester V
  • Semester VI
  • Semester VII
  • Semester VIII

Semester I

Business Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Data Science and Business Analytics
    Transform information into action
  • Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
    Understanding how organizations work and what makes them a great place to work
  • Foundations of Finance
    Learn how money flows in the financial world
  • Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship
    Learn about taking risks, solving problems and being rewarded

Rishihood Foundation

  • Self and Society – 1
    Travel | Understand yourself and the society
  • Understanding India
    Connect with the heartbeat of the country
  • Global Grand Challenges
    The meta-forces that shape our world

Sprints

  • Negotiation Skills
    Creating a win-win situation

Skills

  • Social Media for Entrepreneurs
    LinkedIn, Hootsuite, and Buffer

Projects

  • Launch your Financial Portfolio
    Get going with the idea of wealth creation with a 10K opening balance

Semester II

Business Fundamentals

  • Generative AI and LLMs for Business
    Get skilled with the Python fundamentals and nextgen AI tools
  • Marketing & Communications Strategy
    Learn how to find a customer for your idea and drive business growth
  • Managerial Accounting
    Get a hands-on understanding of financial documents

Rishihood Foundation

  • Self and Society – 2
    Know yourself: emotions, relations and communities
  • Principles of Design
    Why great design is the foundation of problem solving
  • Systems Thinking & Environment
    Doing business in the context of planet and society
  • Technology and Policy
    How tech shapes society and can we control it?

Sprints

  • Personal Branding
    Create your online presence that tells your story

Skills

  • Design Tools for Businesses
    Figma, Canva

Projects

  • Create a Digital Brand
    Go asset-light and build a digital-first brand

Semester III

Business Fundamentals

  • Corporate Finance
    The working of banks and financial institutions
  • Sales and CRM
    Finding and onboarding customers
  • Microeconomics
    Deciding why, where, and how to allocate resources
  • Corporate Governance & Startups
    Governance and rules, when you are small vs when you are big

Concentration

  • Raising Money: Seed fund, PE/VC
    Money saved is money earned. Money invested is money grown?
  • Wealth Management
    Bootstrapping to IPO – what can we learn from successes and failures

Sprints

  • Understanding Equity
    Ownership, Captable, dilution, options

Skills

  • Creator Tools for a Digital World
    LinkedIn, Youtube, Instagram, and Midjourney

Projects

  • Solve A People’s Problem
    2x the city’s biodegradable compost

Semester IV

Business Fundamentals

  • Macroeconomics
    What happens if the rates change?
  • International Business Laws
    Why do countries negotiate at the WTO?
    Why do companies register at the cayman islands?

Concentration

  • Business Valuation
    What is valuation and why are people confused about BYJUs
  • Technology, Policy, Business
    How policies encourage or discourage business ecosystems
  • Fundamentals of a D2C Business
    What do boAt, chaayos, and lenskart have in common?
  • Succession Planning
    Why most business fail beyond 3 generations, and what to learn from those that don’t

Sprints

  • Business Brand Story
    How tesla sells its story without marketing

Skills

  • Tech Tools for Teams
    Slack, Nation, Asana, and G suite

Projects

  • Launch a D2C Business
    Convert a dying pond into an eco-tourism business

Semester V

CAPSTONE / INTERNSHIP / STARTUP / RESEARCH

Semester VI

Business Fundamentals

  • Project Management
    From conception to delivery – getting things done
  • Taxation Laws
    The tax regulatory framework and how policies influence business decisions

Concentration

  • Understanding Term Sheets
    The fine print of valuations, investments, and dilutions
  • Effective Office Operations
    Structure in chaos – how founders offices make or break a business
  • Change Management
    What brought you here won’t take you there

Sprints

  • Handling Stress and Uncertainity
    Making decisions in tough times

Skills

  • UI/UX for Business
    Miro, and Flutterflow

Projects

  • Make Something People Need
    Create a product prototype in the Rishihood makers space & design labs

Semester VII

Business Fundamentals

  • International Trade Operations
    How many countries work together to Ensure your morning coffee?

Concentration

  • Management of Funds
    The working of funds and how they create returns
  • Business Intelligence
    Make intelligent decisions through ERP, data warehousing, knowledge management, and CRM

Sprints

  • Founders Kit
    Registering a company, opening bank accounts, compliances, credits

Skills

  • ECommerce Tools
    Get on platforms like Shopify and WOO COMMERCE to run e-commerce operations

Projects

  • Investment Thesis
    Converge real pitch decks and macro-business environment to create your personal investment thesis

Semester VIII

CAPSTONE / INTERNSHIP / STARTUP / RESEARCH

Maker’s Undergrad + Minor in Computer Science & AI

India’s First Interdisciplinary Bachelors in Entrepreneurship, Computer Science, and AI

Makers Undergrad at Rishihood University along with a Minor in CS and AI prepares students to succeed in business and technology.

  • Extensive practical experience and industry connections
  • Entrepreneurial support and venture funding
  • Tech labs, makers space, and co-working space
  • Complimentary Apple MacBook – Your Walking Lab
Feature Makers Undergrad with CS and AI Minor Regular B.Tech CS and AI Regular BBA
Focus Entrepreneurial Mindset and Startup Creation Technical and Theoretical Computer Science and AI General Business Administration
Curriculum Combines business, entrepreneurship, and technology Primarily focused on computer science and AI courses Broad business management courses
Faculty Taught by industry experts and experienced faculty with high industry exposure Taught by academic faculty with low or average industry exposure Taught by academic faculty with occasional guest lectures from industry
Internship Semester-long paid internship Summer internship (paid or unpaid) Summer internship (paid or unpaid)
Interdisciplinary Approach Blends business management, technology, and design thinking Focuses on technical aspects with some interdisciplinary electives Focus on business disciplines with limited technical exposure
Entrepreneurial Support Access to a $5M startup fund, incubation, mentorship, and networking events Limited entrepreneurial support, mostly theoretical knowledge Some entrepreneurial courses, but limited practical support
Skill Development Emphasizes soft skills, leadership, negotiation, personal branding, and design thinking Emphasizes technical skills in programming, machine learning, and AI Emphasizes management skills, marketing, finance, and HR
Career Outcomes Equips students to become entrepreneurs, startup founders, and innovative leaders Prepares students for roles in tech companies, research, and development Prepares students for roles in management, marketing, finance, and consulting
Unique Courses "Social Media for Entrepreneurs," "Design Tools for Businesses," "Tech Tools for Teams," " Courses related to Computer Science Courses related to business management
Real-World Application Strong focus on applying knowledge to real-world challenges and building businesses Focus on technical problem-solving and applications in the tech industry Focus on business strategy and management practices
CS&AI Courses Enhances business curriculum with technical expertise in CS&AI, making students versatile The central focus, but lacks business and entrepreneurial integration Optional or elective, limited integration with core business curriculum

Prof. (Dr.) Kirti Dutta
Dean, School of Entrepreneurship
Dean Research,Rishihood University

Dean’s Message

Welcome to a journey of growth at Rishihood University!

In today’s digital era, data drives business decisions. Analytics extracts actionable insights, enabling informed decisions and sustainable growth. Our Entrepreneurship School offers a cutting-edge program, led by industry experts, blending theory with real-world applications. With hands-on projects and vibrant campus life, we prepare students for success in the competitive job market. 

FAQs

What is this eligibility criteria for this course?

  • Students require a minimum of 50% or 5 CGPA in Grade 12 or equivalent qualifying examination from any recognized board.
  • Students must submit any of the following aptitude test scores: RSAT / SAT / ACT / CUET.

*Students can directly apply through their SAT scores. Rishihood University’s DI Code for SAT applicants is 9208. All applicants applying with the SAT score need to upload their official transcripts on the Rishihood Application Portal.

What are the ways in which a student can exit this program?

Students can exit the course at the end of the following years with:

  • First year- Award of Certificate
  • End of Second Year – Award of Diploma
  • End of Third Year – Award of Bachelor Degree
  • End of 4 years – Award of Honours Degree

What is the eligibility criteria for getting the honors degree?

Completing the 4 year course as per NEP norms.

Are there any scholarships available?

We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to create the India of our dreams. If you are ready to build something for the country, we are ready to remove all financial barriers. Up to 25% tuition scholarship for:

  • Bharat Ki Beti: Girl students from the Indian Hinterland wanting to be a pioneer
  • Fauji Kid: Children from the armed forces who demonstrate business acumen
  • Vanvaasi Dreamer: Students from tribal communities who aspire a high-quality education
  • Distant Doer: Students from remotest areas like Andaman, Lakshadweep, and border areas
  • Khiladi: Sports achievers who make their families and country proud
  • Dexter, the Child Genius: Science and technology geniuses who want to make it big in business
  • Teenage Lalaji: Child prodigy in a small enterprise wanting to become a large enterprise
  • Front Bencher: Academic achievers who want to remain at the top of their studies

Why is this a 4-year program?

This is a 4-year program for some important reasons:

  • The learning outcomes are such that you are ready for the workplace when you graduate. You should not need an MBA. So you are saving 2 years of MBA.
  • We have one semester dedicated to building your startup or being an entrepreneur in residence. We also give options of a minor in career-oriented fields like Computer Science and AI, or Economics. It is not feasible in a three-year curriculum.
  • 4-year is an internationally recognized undergraduate which is now also recommended by NEP in India.
  • Yet, if students want to exit after three years, they will get a BBA degree that is UGC-recognized.

I don’t want to build a startup. I want to get a job. Is this program for me?

Today’s job market is actively looking for graduates who have the right skill sets for problem-solving, teamwork, thinking innovatively, taking responsibility, and being accountable. These are the attributes that a typical BBA program won’t

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