What are the Career Options After BBA?

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Career options after BBA

As a career mentor with several years of mentoring in international universities, I am always on the lookout for blog topics that either cover a unique career or reach out to a wide number of students because they are in that situation.BBA is one of the most popular undergraduate degree programs which Indian students are currently opting for! Many students believe that doing a BBA provides a more structured path toward employability. Many believe that BBA has better prospects than an undergraduate program in the Social Sciences or Humanities. I do not believe that this is always the case However, BBA is indeed a flexible degree that prepares you for a broad range of opportunities. Hence, in this blog I am reaching out to all of you who are BBA students,  have finished a BBA degree or are considering doing this program.  I will discuss career opportunities as well as, advanced study programs after the undergraduate BBA course.

What Should I do During my BBA to Improve my Career Prospects?

If you are a BBA student now or have a friend who is doing that program try to do the following:

  • Adding some certifications is always a plus. Online courses will do. Find courses related to business, marketing, HR, product design, data or anything related to your BBA syllabus. In short, learn some extra and upskill yourself.
  • Doing internships while you are doing BBA is essential. Internships add additional layers to your credentials. At the end of the BBA, your resume will not only show your college qualifications but also contain a few lines about the additional work-related experience that you have gained during your undergraduate program.

Also Read: What Are Micro-Internships?

Is it Better to do a Master’s Degree / MBA After BBA or Take Up a Job?

Today, a basic undergraduate degree does not bring high-paying employability we all know that! So, after BBA there are two main choices :

  • Get an entry-level job and gain work experience before applying for a master’ program.
  • Head straightaway for the Post-grad program whether in India or as a study abroad student, choosing a Master’s in business, marketing or any other related subject.

Anyone who has been tracking enrollments and acceptance rated to the best institutions (which lead to high job placements) would know that work experience is highly regarded by B-schools. Applications to the top B-schools contain questions which relate to experience and students who have no job-related (or entrepreneurial ) experience are at a disadvantage compared to those who can showcase their exposure to problem-solving and decision-making. In short, your choice would depend on your circumstances and the finances you have planned for your education.

Must Read: How to find Internships as an International Student

Best Study Abroad Degrees After BBA

Below is a short list of degrees that a student can apply for after a BBA. There is some excellent study abroad programs available: in the UK, Canada, Australia, USA and Europe. For more info DM us at Leverage Edu for a Free counselling session.

  • Master of Commerce
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management.
  • Master of Finance.
  • MSc in Management
  • MBA.
  • Master of Accounting.
  • Master in International Business.

Also Read: Top Tips to Build a Strong Profile

Professional Careers Available After BBA

This is the final question because this is about goal-setting. As a career mentor, I highly recommend all students create a career map. Below is a short list of professional positions that a student can work towards after a BBA background:

  • Business analyst,
  • Accounting manager,
  • Business development manager,
  • Financial analyst,
  • HR manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Bank Examiner
  • Commodities/Stock Broker
  • Economics Forecaster
  • Securities Analyst
  • Industry Analyst
  • Foreign Trade Analyst
  • Tax Administrator
  • Budget Officer

The above professions exist in a variety of sectors: corporations, start-ups, government agencies, United Nations agencies, Non-profits, and large foundations (many of the latter are very well-funded!). There are a lot of scopes for careers in Healthcare, Ed-Tech, Fintech and other emerging industries

Whether you are a fresher or are almost done with your BBA, it is very important to have a career map. You can always change it along the way and adjust as per your altered circumstances or market changes. But, you need to have the vision to strive for! We will be back next Friday with another amazing blog from Dr.Maina Chawla Singh. Till then, if you have any questions or suggestions, just drop us a comment and we will get back to you. Want to study abroad? Our Leverage Edu experts are ready to assist you in narrowing down the best course and university options according to your interests and preferences.

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