This is the time to make career decisions. A lot of students who want to opt for an undergraduate programme get confused about which programme is better – BBA or B.Com.
BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce) are both undergraduate business and commerce degree programmes. While both programmes share some similarities, they also have significant differences. The BBA programme is largely concerned with the development of management and leadership abilities. It covers a wide variety of business administration topics, such as finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, the B.Com programme gives a comprehensive understanding of different commerce-related courses such as accounting, economics, business law, taxation, finance, and business management. It provides a broader grasp of trade and business fundamentals.
A BBA degree is frequently seen as a stepping stone to managerial and leadership positions in organisations. Graduates can work in marketing, sales, finance, human resources, operations management, and consulting. They may also decide to establish their own business or extend their studies by pursuing an MBA. Accounting, banking, finance, insurance, taxes, consultancy, and government agencies are all opportunities for B.Com graduates. They can work as accountants, auditors, financial analysts, or tax consultants, or they can pursue postgraduate courses such as an M.Com or professional certifications like CA, CS, CMA, CFA and other aligned courses.
BBA programmes offer specialisations that frequently allow students to gain expertise in areas of business such as finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, or international business. This enables students to gain extensive knowledge and abilities in their chosen subject. B.Com focuses more on the finance discipline and offers a wide range of specialisations.
Ultimately, the choice between BBA and B.Com depends on the interests and career goals of the student.
Dr. Ashima Saxena
Assistant Professor, Department of SOM & LS
The NorthCap University, Gurugram