Why BBA is a Good Career Option

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May 18, 2015 By Univariety

The merits of studying Business Administration are clear to anyone who had to get an MBA on top of their BTech and MTech in the wake of the IT boom going bust all over the world. An education in Business Administration is a good, solid career choice that leaves open a wide array of options for the cautious and the adventurous, the assiduous and the footloose, the opportunist and the idealist. The question, then, is if you should jump onto the bandwagon of professional business-related programmes straight out of school, and sign up for that expensive BBA that colleges assure us will have us rolling in money to burn. This, in turn, begs the other question of...

  • What exactly is BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)?

Started as a foundation course for those wanting to pursue a Master’s in Business Administration, BBA tends to be a bit of a halfway house between BCom and MBA. You can think of it as a more generalised form of MBA, or a more professional form of B.Com. Your average BBA is spread out over three years, which are split into six semesters. A few institutes also offer four-year-long Honours programmes. BBA programmes generally have the following subjects in various permutations and combinations:

  • Business Economics
  • Company Law
  • System Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Project Planning
  • Insurance
  • Operation Research
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Information Management
  • Computer Application
  • Management Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship Management
  • Business Organization
BBA programmes also tend to be more expensive than B.Com, and come with value additions such as industry guided curricula, professional projects, projects that you can put on your resume as work experience, and targeted training for an MBA. Lately, institutes also offer specialisations in BBA, such as Finance, Marketing, Travel and even LLB, similar to what you would find with MBAs.
A little bit of research will reveal that BBA programmes are very similar to MBA ones. They are also slowly becoming just as specialised, getting you that much closer to being job-ready within that much lesser time. Which bring us to...

  • Why you should do a BBA.

A BBA works best for those rare souls who know exactly what they want in life right after school. While it doesn’t close off your options in precisely the way some purely professional programmes, such as medicine or law or engineering do, it does somewhat limit them, especially if students choose to specialise at the undergraduate level. However, a general BBA also enables you to be better prepared for an MBA, and specialise further at that level. A lot of BBA programmes also integrate training for CAT, IIFT and other MBA entrance exams. There are 5-year integrated programmes too that give you direct entry into MBA, such as the one provided by New Delhi Institute of Management, one of the Best BBA Colleges in Delhi. Now that you are clear about why you’d want to do a BBA, based on your interests and abilities, let’s talk about...

  • Where to do a BBA.

While a BBA is a great idea in theory, the theory does not translate well into practice. The government does not require institutes to register their programmes, and so several institutes offer alarmingly expensive programmes that might be high in quality, but offer little to no assurance of whether you’ll be able to monetise on your degree. You will, therefore, need to ensure that the programme being offered by the institute is accredited by a reputed university. On that note...

  • Here is a list of the top BBA colleges in India.

  1. Christ University, Bangalore
  2. Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (NMCCE), Mumbai
  3. St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  4. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  5. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Delhi
  6. Institute of Management Studies, Noida
  7. Alliance School of Business, Bangalore
  8. Institute of Business Studies and Research (IBSAR), Mumbai
  9. Madras Christian College, Chennai

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