BBA is one of the most asked after degrees in the country today. However, doing an undergraduate degree in BBA guides in a range of interesting questions to reflect on. While pure subjects have rather natural progress from bachelor's to master's and then Ph.D. (if you opt for it), the same cannot always be said for BBA. For instance, given the highly career-oriented approach of this degree, it poses a stinging question upon completion: Should I go for an MBA or do I get into a job straight away?

Our constant societal pressure and partial understanding force us to bounce head-first into higher degree programs even when they do not align with our goals. So, many decide to get to the bottom of this and address some of the frequently asked questions. Please note that there is no clear-cut answer to the questions; rather, this is a guideline that can make your decision-making easier.

What is an MBA degree?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally-recognized degree intended to develop the skills required for careers in business and management. The value of the MBA, however, is not limited strictly to the business world. An MBA can also be useful for those pursuing a managerial career in the public sector, government, private industry, and other areas.
Most MBA programs include a “core”00 curriculum of subjects, such as accounting, economics, marketing, and operations, as well as elective courses that allow participants to follow their own personal or professional interests. The degree generally takes 2 years to complete and is offered worldwide.

Should I pursue an MBA or go for a specialized master's?

This completely depends on your goals. MBA is a highly professional degree; so, if you plan to run your own business or be in a managerial position at any company, you should go for an MBA over a specialized master's degree. It is especially necessary for students willing to switch from research-based careers to a managerial or entrepreneurial career.
On the contrary, if you want to pursue a career in research or academia, or if you want to work for research and development in financial research firms, then a specialized master's degree is required.

Does an MBA set me apart from BBA graduates during job interviews?

A lot of people often believe that doing an MBA gives one an edge over BBA candidates. That is mostly not the actual outline in jobs that ask for a minimum of BBA in the circular. Once you meet the criteria, what matters is how you begin the next stages.

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