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How to plan your career after BBA

Make sure to take a quick certification course in MS Office and MIS (Management Information System) right after doing BBA to make your future bright and demanding. Knowing these software along with a BBA degree would boost your trust and prepare you to enter the corporate world. This will also improve your skills and make you effective in the future challenges of the market. You also need to make it a habit to read newspapers, participate in group interactions with your peer group, and stay up-to-date with recent market trends.

You should learn the art of communication and work as a student in management according to the pace of recent market developments. This will not only make your resume strong, but also enable you to pursue your management postgraduate with a clearer process of thinking. In addition, BBA graduates can also choose a short-term Mass Communication, Event Management, Animation and English Speaking course based on their passion, interest and ability.

The scope of BBA

BBA Graduates have plenty of job opportunities. To be specific, as management trainees, BBA graduates can look for jobs in the company’s sales and marketing department. A BBA degree along with a few years of work experience will surely take you to any organization’s leadership position. In this profession, the initial salary begins at Rs.12, 000 to Rs.18,000 per month. It depends on the value of the company in the market, however, as well as your skill and talent.

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Courses to pursue after BBA

There are many courses options you can pursue after completing your Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Depending on your area of interest, passion, skill set and aptitude, you may choose to take the following Post Graduation Level courses:


MBA (Master of Business Administration) is the most common yet the most popular and sought-after postgraduate course after BBA. Not only does it help you get a respectable management position and a lucrative salary, it also enables you to become your own boss. MBA’s duration is 2 years, and you need to clear entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, SNAP, and MAHCET to be admitted to top MBA college. MBA courses come with a variety of Marketing, Finance, HR and International Trade specializations that you can choose based on your passion and ability.

This means that you can find jobs in different industries and in areas such as technology, health care, manufacturing, government agencies, non-profit organizations and FMCG businesses after doing MBA. If you’ve done MBA from a prestigious college and have great communication and management skills in this age of rigid market competition, you’re bound to go ahead in your career.

Some of India’s top MBA schools are IIMs, FMS, IIFT, JBIMS, MDI Gurgaon, IMT Ghaziabad, MICA Ahmedabad, and XLRI Jamshedpur.


The alternative option to MBA is PGDM (Postgraduate Diploma in Management). There is not much, however, between MBA and PGDM. While MBA is a university-based degree course, PGDM is a diploma course that autonomous institutions offer.
PGDM courses of 1 year are also offered in some colleges. Students can take PGDM courses offered by mid-level MBA colleges because it is really hard to get admission to IIMs and XLRIs. There is also a well-structured curriculum for PGDM courses and companies recognize them for jobs.


An alternative option for MBA is also the Master in Management Studies (MMS). The duration of the MMS course is also 2 years and is offered by recognized universities from the government. A graduation degree in any discipline with 50 percent marks is the basic eligibility criteria to join this course. Students may also apply for this course in their final year of graduation.

MMS as a course helps students at different levels to learn management skills and control business activities. This course is also intended to develop entrepreneurial skills. You can hold respectable management positions with lucrative salary packages after the successful completion of this course.

Jobs and career opportunities after BBA

Any aspiring professional in management should bear in mind one thing that managerial and administrative skills are primarily for growth. As an MBA graduate, you also need to know how to make optimal use of available resources and help the respective business grow exponentially.

On the one hand, you need to know how to handle a company’s accounting, finance, marketing and technology aspects, and on the other hand, you need to know how to make key strategic decisions along with exceptional people management skills.

Private sector companies have the competitive edge, whereby with your quick problem-solving and decision-making skills you will have to deal with daily market challenges. In addition, the salary package offered to management professionals by private companies is too high

Some of the industries where an BBA graduate can work are as follows:

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Government sector jobs after BBA

Although management professionals ‘ salary package in the government sector is not as high as private sector, there is minimal work pressure, job security, and stability in the government sector. The scope for government banking professionals is highest compared to any other domain.

Many government agencies are running accountancy and financial institutions are always looking for young BBA graduates. If you’re a BBA graduate who’s good at analyzing key issues, planning and managing resources and data crunching, you’re going to have a bright future in government.

Areas of work for BBA graduates

After doing BBA, depending upon your aptitude, interest and skill set, you can work in the following areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance & Accounting Management
  • HR Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tourism Management

One last thing to remember while jumping into the profession of management is that you must develop exceptional communication skills, problem-solving skills and quick decision making skills. With these skills you will be able to grow in this field multifold.

Megha Bali
Megha Bali
I am a carefree person...who loves to read and write and explore new things in life.... I feel the world is my canvas and I can paint it with the colors of my choice.


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