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Career in Business Administration

Sep 6, 2018 14:23 IST
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Career in Business Administration

There are various career options for Business Administration graduates across various verticals of the industry. Be it banking sector, financial sector, marketing companies, BPOs, or research organization, the need for Business Administrator is evergreen and organisations are keen on hiring these professionals.

What is Business Administration all about?

Business Administration courses allow the candidates to enter in the field of management, especially in the corporate world. This degree imparts the skills required to effectively run business administration and managerial functions. Courses in Business Administration also gives you a platform for pursue courses like BBA and MBA which offer lucrative career opportunities that open gates for job opportunities in various avenues. To do well in this field, students must possess leadership qualities, decisional making skills, and good communication skills


Business Administration Subjects and Syllabus

Top Business Administration Colleges in India

Choosing a B-school that will fulfill your career objectives is one of the toughest decisions for a management aspirant. Among various B-schools and universities in India that offer courses in Business Administration specialisation, here are a few best institutes that you can target to pursue a promising career:

  1. IIM Ahmedabad
  2. IIM Bangalore
  3. IIM Calcutta
  4. IIM Lucknow
  5. XLRI. Jamshedpur
  6. IIFT, Delhi
  7. Symbiosis International University
  8. ICFAI University
  9. JBIMS, Mumbai
  10. NMIMS, Mumbai

Courses in Business Administration

Business Administration course can be pursued after successful completion of academic studies at 10+2 level. This stream will sharpen the skills of the candidates to understand the overall dynamics of an organization. Let us take a look at various types of courses designed for the aspirants:

Undergraduate Courses

An undergraduate degree in Business Administration stream is popularly known as B.B.A. or Bachelor of Business Administration. The duration of this degree is maximum three years and is spread across six semesters.

Postgraduate Courses

Postgraduate degree/diploma in the Business Administration domain is known as Master of Business Administration (MBA). This academic degree is conducted in the time span of 2 years and is sub-divided into 4 semesters. MBA is a very popular course that further enables a candidate to pursue niche specialization such as finance, operations management, supply chain management, marketing management among other domains.

Doctoral Programmes

The doctoral program in the field of Business Administration is known as Ph.D. in Business Administration. Universities and institutes conduct this program for the time span of three to five years.

Job Opportunities for Business Administration

As per the level of qualification and the experience gained in the industry, there are various job titles that are given to a Business Administration graduate. Some of them are as under:

Job Profiles Available after Graduation

  • Assistant Business Administrator
  • Manager
  • Consultant
  • Analysing Business Analyst
  • Accountant

Job Profiles Available after Post-graduation

  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Administrator
  • Finance Manager
  • Accounting Head
  • Management Consultant


Job Profiles Available after Ph.D. Degree

  • CEO
  • CFO
  • CMO
  • Strategic Business Head
  • Business Consultant


Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Business Administration

Let us find out the general eligibility criteria and conditions that an aspirant needs to fulfill in order to apply for the courses in Business Administration specialization:


In order to get admission in BBA course, an aspirant must either appear or have passes the 10+2 (or equivalent) examination with aggregate 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/WW/Physically Challenged Categories) with English as a compulsory subject.

Postgraduate course

To pursue MBA, a candidate must either be in the final year or have passes graduation from a recognised university or institute with minimum 50% overall percentage.

Doctoral course

To pursue doctoral degree, an aspirant must have completed Post-Graduation with at least 50% aggregate marks in relevant discipline.

Business Administration Entrance Exam

Entrance exam is the first step in the admission process to become eligible for applying in the B-school from where the course can be pursued. Here is a list of entrance exams in which an aspirant can appear to seek admission at various levels.

For Under-graduate Courses:

  • IPM Aptitude Test: Indian Institute of Management Indore Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test
  • NMAT(UG): NMIMS Management Aptitude Test Undergraduate
  • GGSIPU CET: Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test
  • DU JET: Delhi University Joint Entrance Test
  • SET: Symbiosis Entrance Test
  • UGAT-AIMA: Under Graduate Aptitude Test-AIMA

For Post-Graduate Courses: 

  • Common Admission Test (CAT)
  • Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Exam (IIFT)
  • AIMA Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
  • Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
  • NMIMS Management Admission Test (NMAT)
  • Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
  • IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT)
  • Institute of Rural Management Anand Social Awareness Test (IRMASAT)

For Ph.D courses

  • Department of Management Studies IIT Delhi Entrance Exam
  • Management Development Institute Entrance Exam
  • University of Delhi, Faculty of Management Studies Entrance Exam
  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering Entrance Exam
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Entrance Exam

Top Recruiters for Business Administration

Some popular brands that offer lucrative roles in the domain of general management are as under:

  1. Capgemini
  2. Aditya Birla Group
  3. Tata Administrative Services
  4. Tech Mahindra
  5. Reliance Industries
  6. Nestle
  7. Reckitt Benckiser 
  8. Deloitte
  9. Boston Consulting Group 
  10. SBI

Role of a Business Administrator

The primary job of a Business Administrator is to ensure the business runs efficiently and effectively as per the resourced that are allocated to the firm. Business administrator acts as a connecting link between senior management and the grass-root level of the organization. He/she oversees business and its operations to ensure that the business meets its goals and objectives in a timely manner.

Why pursue Business Administration courses?

In any business or firm that you see in the contemporary times, there are key functional departments such as finance, marketing, operations, human resource, and logistics among others. The Business Administration course aims to develop overall understanding towards the operations of these departments so that when the candidate enters the corporate world he/she is aware of the mechanics on which an organization runs. The Business Administration includes all aspects of supervising business operations and related field that have direct or indirect implications for the profitability and growth of the business unit.

Salary after Business Administration

Salary is directly linked to the educations qualification which a candidate earns and the experience in the relevant industry. As far as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) graduate is concerned, a fresher is offered around Rs 234,275/-  and the salary statistics show that with experience of 5-9 years a BBA graduate can expect his/her salary to reach Rs 571,510. Whereas, an MBA graduate is offered approximately 3-4 lakhs at the start of his/her career. With 5-9 years of experience, they can expect 7-10 lakhs salary in the industry.