“You have to work on the business first before it works for you.” ― Idowu Koyenikan.
What is BBA in International Business?
Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business is a three-year under-graduate course pursued by students who want to learn the business skills required to deal with international clients and businesses. This course prepares individuals with leadership skills, communication skills, and decision-making power for them to rule the business world.
An individual with a degree with BBA in International Business works for companies who deal with import-export from foreign countries. The course gives an individual detailed, theoretical and practical knowledge of trading and business. An organization or firm works under some policies and strategies. The functional decisions of an organization is divided into:
The multi-domestic company which has independent subsidiaries that act as domestic firms
Conducting operations across the globe with integrated subsidiaries
Combination of domestic and global.
The Eligibility Criteria for getting admission to BBA Course is:
A student must be 12th passed from any stream i.e- science, arts, or commerce. Getting your 12th from a particular stream is not required.
A student must have scored 50-60% in 12th grade. English must be a passing subject.
The Age limit provided is different for students who fall under General Category and for those who fall under the Schedule Category.
Age Limit- 1. General Category: 17 to 22 years
2. Schedule Category: 17 to 24 years.
Some Colleges do ask for Maths as a subject in 12th grade, but such colleges are few in numbers.
Admission is done on two bases: Merit List and Entrance Exam.
WAYS TO GET ADMISSION
There are two ways:
Merit List- Some colleges offer admission to this course based on 12th grades.
Entrance Exam- Most of the colleges give admission on basis of entrance exams like-
CUCET- CUCET is a national level entrance exam conducted by ten central universities jointly
DSAT- It is a universal level entrance exam conducted by Dayananda Sagar University.
BUMAT- It is a national-level entrance conducted by Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University.
Some colleges accept the score of Entrance Exams but they decide which entrance paper to consider for the admission process
Many colleges conduct their Entrance Exams as well.
IPU, CET, DU, JAT, NPAT are also some of the entrance exams.
The Fee Structure can easily range from 25,000 to 2 lakh per annum. Some colleges may charge more.
NAMES OF COLLEGES
Many reputed colleges offer Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and many other specializations:
D Y Patil University School of Management, Mumbai
Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, Mumbai
ASM’s Group of University, Pune
Jagannath University NCR Haryana
Christ College, Pune
Sandip University, Nashik
Vishwakarma Institute of Management, Pune
SUBJECTS OF BBA in International Business
Foreign Languages like French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese – as you have to interact a lot with foreign clients.
International Financial Management
Taxation Laws and Fixation
Fundamentals of Marketing
Global Supply Chain Management
Foreign Exchange Management
International Trade and Policy
Globalizing Indian business
International aspects of Business Operations
The average salary an individual can expect can range from five to ten lakh per annum. Though once you get to experience your career can exponentially grow with time.
The various domains an individual can get jobs as Management Analyst, Executive, Economist, Marketing Manager in Marketing and Finance, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, etc. Multinational Companies look for well-skilled employees to recruit as managers in different domains for global operations.
TOP RECRUITING AREAS
The top area of recruitment are as follows:
Custom Clearing House
Special Economic Zones
State Trading Corporations
Marine Insurance Companies
COMPANY WHO RECRUIT
The job availability for students of BBA IB is less as compared to other streams. Companies like Amazon, Oracle, Microsoft, Adobe, Airtel, Vodafone, BPO, Fed-Ex, S & P Global, Barclays, and many more hire employees from this profile. Banks like HDFC Bank, HSBC, Citi Bank, and ICICI Bank also have vacancies for students with this degree.
STUDIES AFTER BBA IB-
After completing BBA IB, one can either work as an employee in a government or private company. Applying to government examinations for government sector organizations is also a popular option. The pay for such posts is very high.
Students can also pursue a Master’s degree after getting the degree. Getting an MBA degree along with BBA IB turns out to be very fruitful for an individual as it makes his/her profile very strong. Here are some of the options to consider:
Master of Business Administration (MBA)- It is done to study a specialization in a particular subject. It increases your market value and opens new opportunities for an individual. MBA can be done in more than fifty specializations.
Post Graduate Degree Management(PGDM)- This course shares a common curriculum as MBA, though its subjects offer dynamic knowledge than MBA.
Bachelor of Law(BLL)- Pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Law is also a very good course if an individual wants to build a career in law.
Bachelor of Education(BEd)- The eligibility criteria for an individual who wants to have a career in the teaching industry is this degree.
Chartered Accountant (CA)- A BBA under-graduate is a good candidate for Chartered Accountant.
TIPS- Doing an additional course in subjects like Management Information System(MIS) and Microsoft Excel can do wonders for a good resume and boost your career opportunities.