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  • After BCA, which course is the most preferable – PGDM, MBA or MCA?

    • January 14, 2020
    • Posted By : Muskan Sehgal
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    After BCA, a student has a variety of choices, these are as follows:

    • PGDM
    • MBA
    • MCA
    • Job

    But to understand for which course is the most preferable, lets dig some information about BCA first:

    BCA is a three year under graduation degree course. BCA is Bachelors in Computer applications; from computers you can pretty much tell that it leads to the career in IT sector.

    BCA teaches many languages to the students at a beginner level. Not just that, BCA also teaches about all those disciplines that can be effective for a student’s career growth.

    The following are the subjects taught in BCA:

    • System analysis & Design
    • Computer fundamentals
    • C- Programming
    • Visual Basis
    • Organisational behaviour, etc.

    Now let’s talk about the various options that a student can opt for, after pursuing BCA:

    1. PGDM

    PGDM is Post Graduation Diploma in management, which is a two-year course focusing the area of management.

    There is a separate course on management because management is like the backbone of every organisation. Management is a very important discipline to study because it is present everywhere. There is no such activity that cannot be without management.

    So, if a student wants to study about management after BCA then PGDM is the best option for it. Also, one can choose the specialization in IT which will be a career advancement opportunity for the student. Because choosing IT as a specialization would be a wise choice for a BCA student. He or she would study about the two most important subjects, management and Information Technology (which he or she chose).

    So, if a student wants to pursue management in IT, PGDM is the best option for the same because every organisation expects a candidate to have keep knowledge about how the management works and the importance of the same. Because knowing management defines efficiency!

    2. MBA

    MBA i.e. Masters in Business Administration is a 2-year degree course focusing the area of administration. This is the biggest difference between PGDM and MBA. PGDM focuses on Management of an organization and MBA focuses on business administration.

    Business administration is the structure of an organisation and how business is commenced in the same. Management comes under administration. Administration basically beomes the roots of an organisation. Without an effective administration, it is nearly impossible to run an organisation.

    Administration defines the structure of an organisation; it provides a systematic order to be followed. So, if a student who has interest in business administration can definitely pursue MBA. Also, MBA provides numerous specializations. So, a student can always opt for MBA in IT after BCA, it will always help him or her in career growth and will open wide job opportunities for the same.

    3. MCA

    Masters in Computer Application is like the father of BCA, or in other words it’s the next level of BCA. If you want to stay focused on subjects related to BCA only and want to excel in those skills only, like that of languages, then MCA is the best choice for you.

    MCA is a two-year post-graduation degree program which helps the student sharpens his or her skills in the field of computer application. MCA is basically the upgrade level of BCA.

    MCA basically helps a student to gain knowledge in the field of computer science and sharpen the skills that can help him in coding in the near future.

    MCA is a very effective degree as it’s the next upgraded level of BCA, so students feel comfortable of choosing MCA right after BCA. So, going for MCA is like studying the same subjects but on a next level, this brings hope among students as it opens the option of learning more and more about their favourite subjects. There is a wide scope of job opportunities after pursuing MCA, one can find jobs related to:

    • Software developer
    • Program developer
    • Software manager
    • Staff correspondent
    • Programmer
    • System architect
    • Website developer, etc.

    4. Job

    After BCA many students go for job opportunities. This option is also good. But if you have the time then try to get a post-graduation course because a PG helps you to enhance in your career not just that PG helps you in your self-growth.

    But if we talk about the positive perspective of pursing job right after BCA then a student gets to learn from his or her experiences and that’s all that matters.

    One can find the following type of job opportunities after BCA:

    • System engineer
    • Software tester
    • Junior programmer
    • Web developer
    • System administrator
    • Project manager
    • Software manager
    • Software developer, etc.

    So, as you can see, there are 4 options after pursuing BCA. Sure, there are many more, like cracking competitive exams, joining armed forces (which is awesome by the way!)

    Coming back to the question, a student can pursue PGDM after BCA if he or she wants to indulge a career in management. And as I have elaborated above the importance of management, so you can pretty much understand the importance of management in any sector or in any industry out there.

    If a student wants to pursue a career related to business administration and is hoping to join the top management of a corporation, because every top management includes at least one IT professional then MBA in IT is the choice for the following student. Because you see every organisation requires a structure to rely on. And that structure is what we call as the business administration.

    And coming to the point of job, then every student is eligible for a job after doing BCA so its your call if you want to go for further studies to excel or sharpen your skills or you want to gain experience.

    Overall, I would say that this your call. It totally depends on you for what you prefer after BCA.

    My work was to clarify the difference between the various options but your work is to find your interest and indulge yourself in the same.