|(57) A method of a first base station in a communication system and an apparatus therefor are provided. The method includes determining an addition mode configured to add a second base station, identifying whether to add the second base station based on the addition mode, and performing a procedure of adding the second base station based on the second base station being identified as being added. The addition mode may indicate one of a combination of at least one of a blind addition, a traffic criterion addition and a measurement report criterion addition. The method may be applied to intelligent services (e.g., smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, healthcare, digital education, retail business, security and safety-related service) based on the 5th generation (5G) communication technology and Internet of Things (IoT)-related technology. The method and apparatus propose a connection management method in a dual connectivity system.