10 career choices all BBA graduates must know about
What you decide as your career option is what shapes your future lifestyle and luxuries and this decision becomes more crucial when you have already completed your graduation. Sometimes, people tend to take courses after their High school without giving much thought to what they actually want to do or have an interest in just by following the herd. This scatterbrained thinking puts them in dilemma after realization hits. This read is suggested for such people who want to explore the available options and not just follow the herd. BBA is one of the most chosen bachelor’s programs for students who opt for commerce as their main subject after High school. But, usually, they seem to neglect the question of what after it? The answer lies below.
Let’s take a look at what are the major options available for BBA graduates. The silver lining for BBA graduates is that they have a variety of options available to kick start their career. Be it Management, Finance, Law, or Administration, the skill set possessed by BBA graduates is an added advantage for them to outshine every contemporary.
Job Opportunities after BBA:
Popular sectors to work in just after your graduation are as follows-
- Finance Sector- Financial Advisor, Accountant, Trader, Investment Banker, Loan Officer, etc
- Management Sector- Human Resource Manager, Information and Systems Manager, Research and Development Manager are to name a few.
- Real Estate Business
- Sales Executive
- Digital Marketing
The above-mentioned areas provide the highest paying jobs in India as well as abroad. Management Trainee, Business Development Analyst, HR Associate, Operations Analyst, Back Office Operation Officer, and the most common Bank Officer are few other jobs available after BBA apart from Government Opportunities that will be discussed separately. Every aspirant should know that management and administrative skills are a must for growth in all the above sectors. To make maximum utilization from limited resources is what should be the goal of every professional seeking these jobs or already working, managing your finances and accounts being the most important.
The most selected option for BBA graduates is to opt for doing Masters in their graduation stream. Masters in Business Administration is personally the best option too for those who want to stick to their field. MBA becomes essential for those people who want to start and manage their own business or continue to work for their family business. MBA is preferred above other programs as it gives you scope to narrow down your area of focus as to which field interests you the most and also widens your chances to land up in a better job at the same time. The present trend suggests that MBA students get placed with the highest salary packages in India and also major firms offer top salary packages to BBA+MBA profile holders as they have greater expertise and knowledge than their contemporaries. The scale of salary increases after MBA but the job sectors remain more or less the same as discussed above.
MBA aspirants can opt for various competitive exams that are conducted by the top institutes of the world. A point of advice for all the aspirants is that it is better to do as much research about the top B-schools out there and prepare well in advance for the ones that match their interests. Some entrance exams for MBA in India are CAT, XAT, MAT, NMAT, CMAT, SNAT, etc. Also, for those who aspire to pursue MBA from abroad, you have GMAT and GRE as the available options. Also, you should learn about language exams such as IELTS, TOEFL which are a necessity for you if MBA abroad is what you wish for.
PGDM(Post Graduate Diploma in Management)is an alternative to an MBA. PGDM is a diploma course offered by autonomous institutions. In some colleges, PGDM courses of 1year are also offered. As it is really tough to get admission to IIMs and XLRIs, students can go to PGDM courses offered by mid-level MBA colleges. PGDM courses to have a well-structured curriculum and are acknowledged by companies for jobs.
Government Job Opportunities:
There are many Government jobs available for graduates in India. Though the salary package is not as much as what you will get in private sectors like Investment banking stability is the go-to aspect here. Regardless of what field of graduation you are from, these jobs are universal in nature and are also worth putting effort into.
Let us go through a few of them:
- STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION:
SSC Exams are there for the ones who want to have a job under the Central Government and ensure job security for them. SSCCGL, SSC CPO, SSC JE, SSC IDM, SSC FCI are the exams for the ones who have completed their graduation.
Railways are one of the topmost rated government jobs to look for. From the benefits available to the employees in the form of various allowances to the decent salary package without much workload is what an ideal Railways job gives you. For getting into Railways, you must clear the Railway Recruitment Board Exams that include Railway Ticket Checker Exam, Assistant Loco Pilot Exam, Railway Officers Exam, etc.
- BANK PO:
PO is an assistant manager or Scale I Officer. Banking exams that are available for getting this job are SBI PO, CWE, IBPS PO, Canara Bank PO, Indian Bank PO, RBI Assistant, etc. Every bank conducts its own exam and hence aspirants have various opportunities to get themselves a job. The advantage of attempting PO exams is that for some you do not have a limit to the number of trials you give, but the age limit is set to 28 years.
Bachelors in Law (LL.B.) is a graduation course available for law aspirants. LL.B.can be pursued after having a graduation degree in any discipline which makes it an option for BBA graduates too. CLAT LLM, DU LLB are some of the entrance exams that students give for taking Law as their discipline further.
The BBA students who have developed an interest in accounts, economics, and law, CA is the best possible option for you all. CA comes with the tag of being one of the best jobs in India. Though it requires 5 years of hard work and patience,it also gives the results that will sublimize the efforts and make you feel that it was worth all the pain. The age criteria is also quite flexible and is up to 50 years.
Start-Up or Entrepreneurship:
For those who do not want to continue their education and also not work in the monotonous office environment and enjoy their flexibility.
Entrepreneurship is the ideal soup for you. Leadership skills, communication flow, an innovative and planned idea and a smart team sums up the ingredients for this career recipe. For those who do not have financial backup to support their seedling, funding can be made available by various methods too. It is always advisable to work in a successful start-up or corporate environment before planting the seed for your start-up.Experience teaches you what books and journals won’t and it is always best to be ready with all the possible ammunition before entering the war field. Also, having a MBA degree is also a plus point for those who want to set things their way as it makes you well versed with the technicalities.
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