Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi offers an MBA program in Business Economics. Admission to the only course provided by the department is done on the basis of merit in CAT exam followed by a Personal Interview. The Department has a training and placement cell that assures students with the best future indeavour with a 95% placement record.

Department of Business Economics Highlights

Official Website
Entrance Exam CAT
Types of Programs | No. of Programs PG|1
Mode of Registration Online

Facts and Figures of Department of Business Economics

Number of books in Library 2 lacs books
500 journals subscribed
Companies Visited 30
International Mentors 4
Student Placed 45
Highest Package International | 1.5 Cr p.a
National | 24 lacs p.a

Department of Business Economics Courses

Course: MBA - Master in Business Administration

Duration: 2 Years
Specialization: Business Economics
Eligibility: B.Com, BA (Economics/ Business Economics), BBE, BBS, BMS, or BBA graduates (preferred) with a minimum required marks.
Seat Intake: 88 approx
Fee: INR 12376 per year

Note: Students can choose two specializations out of the plethora of options in the second year.
Check: DBE Course and Fees in details

Department of Business Economics Admissions

Candidates seeking admission in MBA (Business Economics) in Dept. of BE, DU must register themselves on the official website of the department. 

Selection Procedure

Phase 1: Register and Appear for CAT
Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their marks/ percentile in CAT. Hence, candidates should also register themselves on the CAT exam website. 

CAT - Common Aptitude Test?
CAT is the most popular entrance exam for management studies, conducted at the national level by IIM - Indian Institute of Management. The entrance exam is divided into three sections:
1. Verbal Ability
2. DI & Logical Reasoning
3. Quantitative Ability
The selection of the candidates is dependant on CAT Results.
To know more, click: CAT Registration, Exam, and Cutoff

Phase 2: Shortlisting CAT qualifiers for GDPI Round
Post CAT Results, candidates are supposed to update their score or rank, the dept. will shortlist the candidates for GD-PI round - Group Discussion and Personal Interview round. Following os the weightage system for shortlisting candidates:

CAT Percentile – 75%
Marks in Class X – 10%
Marks (best of four) in Class XII – 7.50%
Marks in Maths in Class XII – 2.50%
Marks in Graduation – 5%

Note: Shortlisted candidates will be informed on their register email id and contact number during the time of registration procedure.

Phase 3: Final Selection
The final selection of the candidates is based on several specifications, the following is the weightage-system of the selection procedure

CAT Percentile – 60%
Marks in Class X – 5%
Marks in Class XII – 5%
Marks in Group Discussion – 7.50%
Marks in Personal Interview – 20%
Marks in Graduation – 5%

Note: The successful candidates must enroll their names after the document verification in the counseling procedure done by the University of Delhi.
Check: DBE Admissions

Department of Business Economics Placement

The Dept. of Business Economics has a Placement cell that is highly active and dedicated to providing recruitment and training assistance by collaborations and tie-ups with some renowned organizations and firms. Some of those top-companies are RBS, IMRB, American Express, Accenture, Capillary, etc. 

Placement Records 2018:

Highest Package (International INR 1.5 Cr p.a.
Highest Package (National) INR 24 lacs p.a
Average Package INR 9.47 lacs p.a
Median Package INR 9.13 lacs p.a

The following Pie-chart shows the placement record of students placed in percentage as per the sectors.

Department of Business Economics

Check: Dept. of Business Economics Placements

Department of Business Economics Faculty

Prof. Vijay Kumar

  • Designation: Assoc. Professor and Head of the Dept.
  • Qualification: M.Com, M.Phil, and Ph.D.
  • Achievements: Member of Choice Based Credit System in University of Delhi’2015

Prof. Rashmi Aggarwal

  • Designation: Assoc. Professor 
  • Qualification: MBE and Ph.D. from IIT Delhi.
  • Achievements: Two Major awards by UGC and One Major award by World Bank

Dr. Yamini Gupta

  • Designation: Assoc. Professor 
  • Qualification: MBE and Ph.D. from Clark, USA
  • Achievements: Awarded ‘Harry B. and Alice N. Sheftel Research’ Prize in Economics by Clark University

Prof. Mohan Chander

  • Designation: Asst. Professor 
  • Qualification: MBE and Ph.D. from Clark, USA
  • Achievements: Awarded with JRF by UGC in 2005

Dr. Ananya Ghosh

  • Designation: Asst. Professor 
  • Qualification: MA, M.Phil, and Ph.D. from University of Delhi
  • Achievements: Published 7 journals and edited 4 books

Check: Dept. of Business Economics Faculty

About Dept of Business Economics 

The Department of Business Economics was established under the prestigious University of Delhi in the year 1973 with the aim and perspective of combining economic analysis and practical aspects of the business. Since its inception, the department has become a reputed institution in the field of business economics imparting high-quality education and producing skilled students with professionalism. The group of faculty members having high qualifications and skilled knowledge with vast experience gives the department its distinctive image in the market of institutions.

Department of Business Economics FAQs

Ques. Is there any sectional cutoff for MBA at DBE?

Ans. Yes, there is a sectional cutoff in DBE in a way that candidates who are applying for MBA in Business Economics, must be graduates with at least 55% of total marks in aggregate for General Category. There is a relaxation of 5% in sectional cutoff for reserved categories like SC, ST, OBC, and PWS.

Ques. Are foreign national students required to have scored in CAT for admission in MBA BE?

Ans. Yes, It is mandatory to have a good percentile in CAT (Common Aptitude Test) for MBA admissions in Business Economics. Candidates are requested to refer to the admission guidelines carefully on the department website of the University of Delhi. 

Ques. How many candidates get shortlisted for the GD-PI round?

Ans. Number of candidates shortlisted for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview round totally depends upon the number of applications received by the department. The approx estimation is the number of candidates called in each category is three times the number of seats in each category. Seat intake capacity as per categories:

  • General (UR): 41
  • Scheduled Caste (SC): 12
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST): 6
  • Other Backward Caste (OBC): 23
  • Physically Handicapped (PH): 2

Ques. Can a graduate in B.Tech program apply for MBA BE at DBE?

Ans. Yes, B.Tech graduates in any specializations can apply for MBA in Business Economics. In the year 2019, DBE admitted 28 B.Tech graduates fro various specializations and most of them got placed with good salary packages in top-companies like Bank of America, HSBC, KPMG, etc.