Monday, September 22, 2014

    BBA: Developing business management skills

    Managers are required in any sector and in any field. This is why, BBA graduates have multiple CAREER Choice

    If you have just completed your plus two and want to pursue an undergraduate degree in management but are confused with which subject suits you the best, then the Bachelor’s
    in Business Administration (BBA) course is an option you should consider.

    With the liberty for students from any stream — science, management or humanities to join the course, broad career prospects and recognition from foreign universities has added charm to this four-year programme.

    The BBA course is designed to produce professional managers and entrepreneurs. It provides students basic knowledge of business concepts, procedures and methodologies to operate an organisation. Moreover, it enables students to have a sound conceptual foundation and practical skills in various areas of business with analytical and operational skills to resolve business problems.

    After completing her ‘A’ Level management course, Bhagyashree Adhikary, joined the BBA course in Apex College. An undergraduate, Adhikary said, “I have always had a keen interest in the management sector and knowing that the BBA course includes improved and advance curriculum, I joined the course.” Moreover, she said that as the BBA is a four-year programme, it is internationally accepted for Masters degree in universities across the world. According to her, the course enables student to handle basic managerial work at any organisation or company.

    “Managers are required in any sector and in any field. This is why, BBA graduates have multiple career choices,” said Ashish Tiwari, Principal and Director of Ace Institution of Management. He informed that Ace has BBA-BI course for students who opt for specialisation in banking and insurance. According to him, the primary requirements for studying BBA are Plus Two from any stream, basic knowledge about English, quantitative aptitude and the right attitude.

    “Deciding a career is not an easy task nor is it too difficult,” Tiwari said. “Students need to consult and get opinions from all but at the end they should decide what is best for them,” he added. Citing that there are many choices in the management sector, he said, “Unlike a decade ago, choosing your career should not be accidental or forced. It depends upon individuals and there is wide scope in every sector.”

    The BBA programme usually includes general business courses and advanced courses for specific concentrations. This course enables student to learn fundamentals of hardcore business subjects like accounting, marketing, finance, economics, organisational behaviour, human resource, information management, et cetera. Besides these, subjects of social sciences which help students learn about their society are also included. The programme is available under Tribhuwan University, Purwanchal University, Pokhara University and Kathmandu University. Besides domestic universities, colleges affiliated with foreign universities are also offering courses with specific concentration in banking and insurance, entrepreneurship, et cetera. The selection process to join a BBA course differs from college to college. But generally, students need to appear for computerised entrance tests, presentations and interviews.

    Narottam Aryal, Executive Director and Principal of King’s College said, “The syllabus of BBA is different for different countries and universities. Basically the course is designed to develop mid-level managers after completing the programme.” Informing that it is appropriate for students to have experience in the job market right after the completion of the undergrad programme, he said, “As this programme is a professional course, students learn necessary skills in technology, business operations, communications, marketing among others to work in managerial level positions in any organisation.” He quickly added that the development of skills in students again depends upon delivery mechanism of colleges.

    According to him, the popular specialisation subjects in BBA are marketing, finance and human resources management. After completion of the BBA course, students can join MBA course, developmental subjects, economics, information technology and any other humanities subjects for further studies.

    source: the himalayan times, 22 sept 2014