Higher education in any particular field is an integral part of any student’s life. After completing 12th grade, there are several options for a student. Bachelor of Business Administration is one of those popular courses for students who aspire to venture into the world of management. It is a three years degree that is offered as an undergraduate course by many of the top colleges. It introduces them to the various aspects of effective business management and prepares them to pick specialized branches later on. Graduates can pursue several career options after a BBA degree.
Apart from a regular BBA degree, students can pursue a 5-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) from top-tier institutes like IIM Indore, IIM Rohtak, IIM Ranchi, IIM Jammu, and IIM Bodh Gaya. Aspirants need to appear for IPMAT, which is Integrated Programme in Management Aptitude Test conducted by IIMs. Also, the students can opt for a BBA or BA in FM degree at the end of the third year and pursue a career or any higher degree.
Here is a list of several career options after pursuing a BBA degree in India:
Several BBA colleges offer placement assistance after completion of the degree. If you are getting a good placement with the desired salary package in the desired role, then you should definitely take that job and have a career after a BBA degree. The profiles generally offered are financial analyst, Human Resources (HR) Manager, Marketing Executive, Sales Executive, Business Development Executive, Market Research Analyst, Associate Analyst, Executive Assistant, etc.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
If working after graduation is not your thing, then you can always go for a master’s degree to further study and develop specific skills. MBA is the best master’s degree to pursue after the completion of a BBA. After getting an MBA, you can get into leadership roles in organizations of different industries. In MBA, you learn about engagement, people’s performance, leading change, leadership, project management, strategic thinking, and many relevant topics. You can always appear for various entrance exams like CAT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP, etc. for MBA in top B-Schools in India.
If MBA is not your thing, then there are other exams you can take such as Bank PO, Defence exams, Civil Services exams, etc. You can also apply for various government jobs as several of them just require a graduating degree. PSUs also hire BBA graduates through various exams and provide lucrative salaries.
If you are a dreamer and want to own a unicorn, you can always start up your own business, just be sure to have a good idea and a good team to work with you. There are several venture funds, high net worth individuals, angel funds, incubation centers, companies, etc who are investing in early-stage start-ups. Also, with Governmental grants and the Start-Up India initiative, there is a stimulating environment for Start-up growth in India.
If you love number crunching and large data sets, you can become a data scientist with a BBA degree too. There is a myth that data science is only for tech grads, but that’s not true. Basically, data scientists gain insights from structured and unstructured data and then they use those insights to create better-informed decisions, develop plans, and help their clients in getting the best results. Data scientists also create models, analyze raw data, and visualize and find answers to difficult questions through the data. So, if you like the role of Data Scientist, go for a professional certification from an industry-recognized source and land a lucrative and challenging job in this sector.
With the rise of more and more internet-based services and products, the demand for product managers is on the rise. There are a plethora of entry-level product management roles in the market. Therefore, as a BBA graduate, it could be the perfect field for you. Product managers handle product planning, design, updates, features, and execution throughout the product’s lifecycle. They define the product’s vision and work closely with salespeople, engineers, and marketers to ensure the success of the product. The knowledge of business and management learned during BBA would help you to make a career in this field. Also, having a certification will help you gain specific skill sets relevant to this field.
If you have an inclination toward marketing, advertisement, or blogging, digital marketing is the perfect field for you. With the shift of products and services from physical to digital space, the competition to stay on top is fierce. Consequently, the demand for digital marketing experts is high. A Digital Marketer uses digital channels to reach customers, build brand awareness, and promote products and services. Because of the unique combination of planning, creativity, and strategy this role is challenging. So, if you want to venture into this space, this is the best time.
In today’s competitive world, organizations need to follow several laws and regulations to maintain order and healthy competition in the market. While introducing any product or service in the market, organizations face unique risks. Subsequently, to deal with them they require strict policies for everyone involved within the organization. Therefore, companies seek professionals with a combined knowledge of business and law for this purpose. So, if you wish to work at an intersection of business management and law, pursue an LLB degree post your BBA and venture into this career after your BBA.
There are several sectors where a BBA degree will provide an advantage for starting your career. You can have a career in tourism, hospital management, hotel management, event management, stock market, etc. A professional certification along with your BBA degree can easily give you access to these niche sectors.
So, whether you want to work, study, or even run a company, there are a plethora of career options after a BBA degree. Therefore, decide upon what suits you best and pursue it with your full effort – Purvesh
Purvesh is a bibliophile currently pursuing MBA at IIT Madras