Eligibility criterion to make a career in the field of Business Administration

What is the eligibility criterion to make a career in the field of Business Administration?

There are several diploma courses, under graduate and post graduate programmes in management. MBA is a post-graduate course. But MBA is considered to be the prerequisite for top management positions in the corporate world. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Business Management (BBM), Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) are some of the under graduate courses. To apply into any of the Bachelor’s degree a candidate should have 10+2 or equivalent qualification. Normally Bachelors programmes are of 3 years duration, but it varies depending on the institutes.

The basic qualification for MBA is a graduation in any discipline such as B.Com, B.A., B.Sc., BE/ B.Tech etc. However, subjects such as commerce, economics and mathematics would prepare a candidate better for pursuing business studies as it acts as a foundation for students to learn the thorough knowledge of Business Administration.

There are full time and part time post graduate programmes in management, i.e. full time/ part time MBA and PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management/ Business administration) programmes. For better career prospects, fresh graduates are required to enroll for 2 year full time programmes. Technically there is no difference between 2 year full time MBA and PGDM programmes. MBA programmes are awarded only by the universities or university affiliated colleges whereas PGDM programmes are honoured by independent colleges. 2 year full time PGDM programmes are considered equivalent to MBA. 1 year / part time PGDM programmes which are meant for working executives are not equivalent to MBA. But there are exceptions for some top B Schools where their 1 year programmes are considered equivalent to MBA. So students must be very careful while choosing the programmes. Doctoral degrees in business administration are generally only for those who wish to pursue the academic or research sides of the field.
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