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Is BBA good for Arts/Humanities students?

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Bachelor of Business Administration or BBA as it is more popularly known as is one amongst the most sought after Bachelor Degree Programs after 12th or equivalent education levels in today’s world. The BBA Program usually includes general business courses i.e. covers all topics of management of any general business such as Human Resource Management, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Business Law and Ethics, Economics etc.

As can be inferred, the curriculum of a BBA degree is pretty much on the same lines( just more exhaustive, extensive and vast) as the curriculum of a commerce student, which incidentally has led many students to conveniently assume that BBA is only suitable for commerce students. The truth however differs. Is it only suitable for commerce students? No. Is it more suitable for them? Yes.

There is no denying to the fact that commerce students relatively stand at a more advantageous position as they have their base quite developed for BBA. But this should not be taken to mean that only commerce students are eligible for BBA, rather, one of the biggest advantages of the BBA degree is that irrespective of your stream at +2 level, you are still eligible to pursue this program.

Therefore, If you are an Arts/Humanities student looking to empower yourself with the basics of management education then BBA is the first right step in that direction.

Also read: What are the best courses to pursue after BBA?


Why BBA?

BBA is a management course and thus more versatile in nature. It covers finance, economics, operations, marketing, basic accounting and much more. This makes it quite suitable a course for a student who is unsure of the field he/she is interested in as it covers so many areas that one is bound to find something they like.

It is beneficial to students who plan on doing an MBA. Once you have successfully completed both, you can look forward to pursuing a lucrative career in any organization; IT, FMCG, Banking, Advertising among many others.

Better Job Opportunities is another reason for doing BBA. It gives its students an edge over others as its curriculum not only imparts theoretical and conceptual knowledge but extensive practical exposure too. For Instance, the first graduating batch of IPM (5 Year Integrated Programme in Management by IIM Indore) participants bagged offers from marquee recruiters like Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Nomura, JP Morgan, HDFC, IndusInd Bank, IBM, Tata Sky among others with the average salary being 11.96 lakhs p.a, and highest domestic package being 32 lakhs p.a.

Plus, in today’s competitive world with rising number of start-ups, everyone wishes to be an entrepreneur, a BBA Degree helps one develop just the right tactical skills to build and run a business.

Also Read: Which University/College offer placement in the most reputed companies after BBA?

BBA for Humanities Students

Many Arts/Humanities students after their 12th results aspire to get into University of Delhi being one of the most prestigious institutions in India, to pursue a B.A.(Hons) Degree in the subject of their choice like History, Economics, and Political Science etc. Such admission, however, is Merit Based i.e. on the basis of your percentage in class 12th and with the surge in students scoring above 90 or 95 in recent years it has become quite difficult to secure a seat in the college of your choice with the course of your choice.

BBA provides some relief to this extent as its admission is not purely Merit based.

There are several reputed colleges in India that offer a BBA Degree, to name a few:


  • Indian Institute of Management Indore
  • Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
  • Symbiosis International University
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • Christ University
  • Xavier’s College – Mumbai and Kolkata

These colleges usually conduct an Entrance Examinations for enrolment to its courses. To name a few, there is JAT for Delhi University Colleges, GSSIPU CET BBA for Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, SET for Symbiosis International University and IPMAT for IIM Indore.

These entrance examinations usually take place in the months of May, June or July thus, giving ample time to the students for preparation after they are done with their board examinations.

The good news is that these entrance tests are mostly aptitude based, aimed to assess your Numerical Ability, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Verbal Ability. Thus, these can be attempted by a student of any stream and require no extensive coaching or preparation.

However, Arts Students should note that for Delhi University and Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, you must have had mathematics as one of your subjects in class 12th.

These entrance tests once cleared are often followed by Group Discussions, Personal Interviews in several colleges and it is only after clearing all these rounds, a student is enrolled in the respective college.


Also Read: Is mathematics mandatory for being eligible to get admission in BBA?


Therefore, all you need is a strong intent to learn and work and BBA, no matter what stream you passed 12th from can have bright prospects for you.

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

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