The common dilemma: BBA or B Com

It is that time of the year, when graduation aspiring students are not only busy preparing for their 12th or HSC examination but also sub consciously worrying about their life after 12th. Especially students who are inclined to the world of business management, they grapple with this common dilemma, Does one choose B Com or BBA?

This is not an easy decision though. Because the graduation course is not about education alone but it is more about making a career choice in life. Making a choice now has serious repercussions for one’s career ahead and it’s like an irreversible decision.

Realizing the gravity of this problem and dilemma the students face during admission season, we at IIMP, took it upon ourselves to dissect both the courses (BBA and B Com) and give relevant information to the students and their parents so that they take an informed decision which is so critically linked to life and career.

Well to begin with, after HSC/12th whether you choose B Com or BBA, you devote 3 years in each case to complete the course. B Com is Bachelors of Commerce which is a very traditional course being offered since decades. On the other hand, BBA is Bachelors of Business Administration, is a contemporary course which has really picked up in the last decade.

With the growth of business and economy in the country, there was a serious need for more skill oriented courses like MBAs and BBAs. Only few Institutes like IIMP and few universities in India offer BBA courses. This is a business oriented course which teaches about how business is run and managed professionally.

The BBA course assures you of a graduate with an industry-relevant degree and exposure. BBA students get to attend sessions by speakers from Industry real life business experience, read case study materials, visits industries. All these focused inputs enhance the employability of graduates after BBA degree. Unlike B Com course which majorly focusses on finance domain, BBA focusses on all functions of business. After BBA, one can pursue MBA course to develop mastery in Business administration with various specializations. Those who are not interested in higher studies can look forward to getting hired by companies for working in the areas of Sales and Marketing, HR, Operations, System, project management etc.

In addition to imparting knowledge of business management, BBA course equips the students with various managerial and leadership skills and makes them job worthy in diversified business sectors. The BBA program at Indira is designed in such a way that it not only enables the students understand the basics of business but also enhances their employability in the world of business management.

On the other hand, the B Com course is a traditional course which allows students to study subjects such as Accountancy, Business Administration in not so great depth, Finance, Economics and Industrial Policies. This course equips the students with the logical, correspondence and critical thinking aptitudes. After B Com the students can opt for post graduate courses like MBA, LAW, International studies, M. Com, Finance, Economics and so forth. The career prospects after are not as diversified as BBA.

BCom course opens up career opportunities in various sectors like CA, CS, ICWA, Financial Management etc. Students after B Com also get employed in tax consultancy farms, accounting department of companies and companies in banking and financial sector.

Finally, the selection of course is also decided based on the students’ interest, aptitude and attitude. As a matter of fact, B Com course involves lot of data analysis and it requires a certain level of aptitude for numbers. Therefore, it has been seen students who are good in number crunching tend to choose B Com and others choose BBA instead of enrolling for traditional graduation streams.


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