BA vs B.Com what you should choose?
Many students sometimes are confused and do not make proper choices regarding what they should opt for after +12 is it a BBA? Or BCOM?
Due to the economic changes in our country new professional courses such as BBA and BBM are introduced in colleges and institutes, bringing in more options for the aspirants instead of BCom. The big question here is what should you choose then? or a better and rewarding career opportunities.
BBA (Bachelors in Business Management)
This is a three-year degree course at undergraduate level. It is a viable career option for someone who wishes to make a career in management sector. BBA offers in in-depth knowledge and skills in the area of Business Management and Entrepreneurship.
Topics such as International Business, Information Technology, Human Resource, Insurance, Finance, Operation Management, and Marketing are covered during the course, which students can specialize later at post graduate level.
Students after completing BBA can choose to do an MBA in order to get a more specialized skill on a particular field. This not only makes the student more competent but also increases the job opportunities for them in the corporate sector.
After BBA one can find jobs opportunities in marketing and sales division in corporate sectors or as a management trainee. If one follows up his BBA with an MBA degree from a reputed institute then they have a chance to increase their job prospects along with high salary package.
B.Com (Bachelors in commerce)
Bachelor of commerce is also three-year degree course which is taken up by commerce students wanting to make a career in finance, taxation, and accountancy.
Those opting for B.Com will learn general business principles, accounting, finance, law, Economy structures etc.
Various options are available for students who want to go for further studies after completing their B.Com.
CA (Chartered Accountancy)
Chartered Accountancy is a popular choice that students can choose as further studies for making a career in accountancy and taxation.
Professional degrees like CA, ICWAI and CFA can be chosen in order to specialize in Accountancy.
MBA (Management in Business Administration)
B.Com graduates can take up MBA which is considered as one of the best post-graduation degrees in the present scenario.
Students can appear for CAT exam in order to grab admission in the top level institute such as IIM (Indian Institute for management) in order to do MBA program which is of two years.
One can also opt for M.Com (Master of Commerce) which will further deepen your skills and knowledge in Business administration, Economics, Accounting etc.
B.Com graduates can look for jobs in private as well government sectors such as Financial Services, Insurance, Marketing, Broking, Banking, ITES, Government banking sector, Accountant Assistant, Tax Assistant etc.
Both BBA and B.Com have their own merits and de- merits. It depends entirely on the student’s areas of interest and skills before choosing either of the courses. If making a career in management is your priority then you should go for BBA as it the foundation for management and has been specifically designed for MBA aspirants.
B.Com, on the other hand, is much more diversified and has a wider scope for specialization for post graduate study.
Thus, it is advisable to first chalk out your skills, aptitude and area of interest before taking up any of the courses. Instead of looking at the money making aspect while choosing a course it is more feasible to choose a course that will give you long-term benefits rather than a short term.