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Confused between BBA or BCA…?

Confused between BBA or BCA…?

After 10+2, there are only a few job-oriented courses offered. Among these, two courses have become popular – BBA and BCA – as they lead to a good career path and have excellent placement opportunities. Often students become confused between the two and cannot make up their minds regarding which of these to pursue.

Field of Study

BBA or Bachelor of Business Administration aims at education in business, commerce, and management. It allows students to specialize in areas such as international business, finance, real estate, computer information systems, marketing, accounting and more.

BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications) often considered equivalent to BE or B.Tech in Computer Science deals with Computer Science and Information Technology domains. It includes knowledge of software development, hardware, and computer networking.  

Duration

Both BBA and BCA are generally of 3 years duration. They have a yearly or semester pattern, depending on the institution.

Syllabus

BBA typically includes the following subjects (not an exhaustive list): Principles of Management, Human Resource Management, Business Communication, Managerial Economics, Management Accounting, Business Law, Computer Applications, Operations Management, Marketing Management, International Marketing, Market Research, Project Management, and Rural management.

BCA subjects typically included are(not exhaustive list): Foundational Mathematics, Statistics, Operating Systems, Computer Fundamentals, Data Structures, Programming Using C, Introductory Algebra, Computer Networks, Software Engineering, Programming In Java, Database Management Systems, Object Oriented Programming Using C++, Web Technology, Oracle, Unix Programming, Client-Server Computing, Computer Architecture, Graphics And Animation, Cloud Computing, Multimedia Applications, Business Intelligence and Web Designing.

Career

BBA graduate can get medium- to entry-level positions in national and multi-national Corporates, Small-Medium Enterprises or gives the tools to become an Entrepreneur. Graduates can look for jobs in Marketing, Human Resource Management, Operations Management or Finance, among other areas. Graduates usually require an MBA after some time to move up the corporate ladder.

BCA Graduates can get roles in a variety of domains as Systems Engineer, Software Developer, Web Designer, Junior Programmer, System Administrator, Software Tester, Systems Analyst and more. For future growth, having M.Sc. (Information Technology) or MCA (Masters in Computer Applications) degree offers an advantage in career growth.

Skills Required

A career in Management after BBA requires soft skills such as good communication, teamwork, negotiating and ability to handle deadlines.  They also need good leadership, planning, decision-making, and motivational skills.

A BCA graduate needs to have good coding/programming skills, logical and analytical aptitude, ability to work alone or in teams and understanding of both technical and business aspects.

So depending on your skills set, preferred subjects, the field of study and career plan, you can weigh the pros & cons of these two courses and decide the best course of action. 

Apply your heart and mind to your decision, stay focused and you are bound to achieve your dreams!!

Poddar International College (affiliated to University of Rajasthan and approved under UGC Act), is one of the premier institutions in India offering both the BBA and BCA courses. 

The college has been accredited by NAAC and is a recipient of numerous awards including ‘Best Upcoming Higher Education Institute of Rajasthan’ and ‘Best Private College in Rajasthan Award 2019’ by ICCI, New Delhi.

Poddar International College has signed MoUs for student exchange programs, internships, and training with top Institutions and MNCs. With a focus on skill enhancement based on research-oriented learning, BBA focuses on enhancing self-confidence, motivation, and ability to communicate, analyze situations, take decisions using quantitative and qualitative factors and develop a holistic view of functional areas of business.

The BCA programme at Poddar International College has a sharp focus on sound knowledge in key areas of Computer Science. This programme helps students to grasp conceptual and practical aspects of computer applications providing a perfect launch pad for a vibrant career in the field of information technology. The focus is also on value-added courses such as web design, app development, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics.

 

Mr. Abhishek Sharma
Assistant Professor
Poddar Management and Technical Campus

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