Management Courses After 12th: High Salary & Scope

Do you want to become a well-paid manager? Do you want to climb the corporate ladder and become the CEO of an MNC one day? If yes, you may pursue a job oriented management course! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best management courses in India. Candidates who have passed 12th standard, Graduates and even Postgraduate candidates will benefit from this post!

 

12th Science, Commerce and Arts stream students have lots of professional courses to choose from! I’ve already published articles where I’ve listed some of the best courses that one may pursue after 12th Science, Commerce and Arts streams. Most of these professional courses are either related to Technology, Biology, Commerce and Arts. For 12th students, there are not too many management related professional courses available. Having said that let me also tell you that there exists some good management related courses, which any stream’s student may pursue after 12th. In this article, I will list those top management courses, which can be pursued by students who have completed 12th Science/Commerce/Arts stream schooling!

management courses after 12th

First of all, let us check out the list of best management courses available in front of candidates who have passed 12th standard. In the second section, we will check out the list of management courses for Bachelor’s Degree holders.

 

List of management courses after 12th

Sr No

Name of the course

Duration

Eligibility criteria

1BBA3 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
2BMS3 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
3BBA + MBA (Integrated)5 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
4BHM4 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
5B.Sc. Hotel Management3-4 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
6Diploma in Management2-3 yearsCompleted 10th/12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
7BA (Hons in Management)3 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
8BBS3 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
9BBE3 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
10BIBF3 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
11B.Com. (Honors Management)3 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
12BHA (Hospital Administration)3 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
13BSM (Sports Management)3 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent
14Integrated MBA (others)5 yearsCompleted 12th standard from a recognized board or equivalent

 

Let us take a close look at each one of the programs listed above. Here is the in-depth analysis –

 

1 BBA

BBA stands for Bachelor of Business Administration. BBA’s course duration is 3 years. There exists many Private as well as Government Institutes, which offers this course.

 

It is an Undergraduate course and even 12th Science/Commerce/Arts stream students may pursue it. After BBA, one may also go for PG (Post Graduate) course MBA. MBA will take another 2 years to complete! Some Colleges even provide BBA course that focuses on a particular discipline. For example- BBA in Airport Management and BBA in Event Management. If one pursues one such highly job oriented discipline, career prospects will sure get a boost! Some such well known BBA honors programs are-

  • Banking and Insurance
  • International Business
  • Aviation Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Event Management
  • Tourism and Travel Management

 

Talking about job opportunities, it is the private sector that offers ample job opportunities to BBA graduates. BBA graduates usually are tasked with managerial posts in MNCs, Offices and wide variety of other work places. There are Government sector jobs too, for which BBA Graduates may apply!

 

2 BMS

BMS stands for Bachelor of Management Studies. BMS’ course duration is 3 years. To the untrained eye, both BBA and BMS may look like the same course! To an extent, both BBA and BMS courses have lots of similarities too! They are basically Management related courses!

 

But upon taking a closer look, one can note differences between them. BMS is more focused on traditional management studies such as analytics. On the other hand, BBA is focused more towards core subjects related to Business studies. 12th passed students from any stream are eligible to pursue this course.

 

After completing BMS, students may go for MBA. When it comes to job opportunities, Corporate houses are the biggest recruiters. Small and medium sized companies also hires BMS freshers.

 

3 BBA+MBA Integrated course (right after 12th)

As the name suggests, this course is combination of both BBA as well as MBA Degrees. The course duration is 5 years. The biggest advantage of pursuing this course is that students won’t have to apply for PG course MBA after BBA separately. Further, only reputed Institutes are offering this Integrated course in India!

 

MBA is a PG course. One must be a graduate to pursue MBA, in the traditional PG format. Integrated course like this one is beneficial for 12th passed students, who won’t have to prepare separately for MBA admission!

 

4 BHM

BHM stands for Bachelor of Hotel Management. As the name suggests, this program deals with the domain of hotel and hospitality management. The course duration is four years. However, the duration of the program may vary slightly from one college to another.

 

This program caters to the needs of hospitality management sector. BHM program trains candidates and turn them into skilled hotel managers. A hotel manager is responsible for taking care of the overall administrative tasks in a hotel or hospitality establishment.

 

Hotel managers are not just employed by hotels. They are also hired by hospitality firms like – resorts, holiday homes, travel and tourism firms, clubs etc. BHM course belongs to the hospitality sector. It is a broad domain and encompasses other sub-domains such as – travel, tourism, food and beverages etc.

 

As a result, one will be able to find variations of BHM program in India. Some such notable programs include – Bachelor of Hotel & Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management etc. Let us find out more about these programs.

 

After graduation, one may find a good job in Tourism sector. Tourism sector is booming in India right now. Government is investing heavily in this sector and is coming up with innovative ideas such as Railway tourism, Adventure tourism, Ayurveda Tourism etc. All this means that the Hotel Management & Hospitality Business will continue creating new job opportunities!

 

Following the action of Government, Private sector is also eyeing to milk Hospitality business. They’ve already started many ventures, which have resulted in creation of lots of job opportunities. In short, Hospitality Management professionals are in demand these days. Finding a good job in Public or Private sector won’t be a difficult task for them!

 

5 B Sc in Hotel Management

This one is not your traditional management course. But at its heart, Hotel Management course can be said to be a branch of MBA itself!

 

This B Sc course is 3 years long. After completion of B Sc Degree, one may also go for M Sc or MBA. You may also check – BHM course.

 

Hotels and resorts are the prime recruiters. With experience, one may climb the career ladder slowly and steadily! One may also start up one’s own venture too, like establishing school/college canteens, opening catering service, establishing corporate canteens, setting up own hotel etc.

 

6 Diploma Management courses

Other than the above mentioned Bachelor’s Degree courses, there also exists many job oriented Diploma Management courses also! The good news is that students from all streams- Science/Commerce/Arts are eligible to pursue these Diploma courses. I’ve listed some popular Diploma management courses below. Note that some Diploma courses are related to the Degree courses mentioned above. The duration of such a Diploma program is around 1-2 years.

  • Diploma in Retail Management
  • Diploma in Organization Management
  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Fashion Marketing and Merchandising
  • Diploma in Marketing and Advertising
  • Diploma in Event Management
  • Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

 

7 BA Management courses

Most of us see BA as old and traditional course that deals with topics like Philosophy, History, Languages, Mathematics etc. But times have changed. New Disciplines and areas have been brought under the umbrella of BA. 3 years long Management courses are also now available, under the label of BA program! Not all Colleges offers these courses. Still, BA Management courses are gaining popularity in India. Some well known BA Management oriented programs are-

  • BA in Hotel Management
  • BA in Retail Management
  • BA in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • BA in Travel and Tourism Management

 

8 BBS (Bachelor of Business Studies)

BBS is a 3 years long undergraduate Degree program. 10+2 passed students from any stream (Science/Commerce/Arts), with English subject, are eligible to pursue this course. It is a good alternative to courses like BBA and BMS courses. The course focuses on traditional management subjects like HR, Marketing and Finance.

 

9 BBE (Bachelor of Business Economics)

BBE is a 3 years long undergraduate Degree program. 10+2 passed students from any stream (Science/Commerce/Arts), with Mathematics and English subjects, are eligible to pursue this course. This course suits commerce and arts stream students the most (because Economics subject is an integral part of this course). Though this course has elements of traditional business studies, much emphasis is laid on economics subject too! After completing this course, graduates may go for the PG course called MBE (Master of Business Economics), which is an advanced version of the BBE program.

 

10 BIBF (Bachelor of International Business and Finance)

BIBF is a 3 years long undergraduate Degree program. 10+2 passed students from any stream (Science/Commerce/Arts), with English subject, are eligible to pursue this course. The course focuses on International Business, latest trends and practices followed in International Business and Finance management.

 

11 B.Com. Management courses

B.Com. stands for Bachelor of Commerce. It is a Bachelor’s Degree program. Traditionally, B.Com. has been a commerce stream program. With time, colleges have managed to introduce different honors (B.Com.) programs.

 

These honors programs deal with the classic B.Com. program as well as an area of specialization. For example – B.Com. (Banking and Finance). This B.Com. program deals with traditional, core B.Com. subjects as well as banking and finance related subjects.

 

B.Com. (Business Studies), B.Com. (Business Management), B.Com. (Business Administration) – these are some such honors programs, which deal with management studies. Generally, the course duration is three years.

 

12 BHA

BHA stands for Bachelor of Hospital Administration. As the name suggests, this program deals with the administrative tasks associated with healthcare institutes.

 

Operating a healthcare institute is not an easy task. Yes, managing a single room clinic is an easy task. But managing a multi-specialty hospital requires adequate skills, knowledge and know-how. A big hospital employs a large staff (comprising of Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Cleaning staff, Pharmacists, Front office staff, Security etc). The hospital also maintains a large inventory, which comprises of medicine, surgical equipment, cleaning agents, office materials, computers, relevant equipment etc.

 

Looking from finance management’s point of view, the hospital has its fair share of expenses as well as revenue. For the hospital to function smoothly, various departments must function in tandem. In order to ensure this task, skilled hospital administrators are required. This is where a program like BHA comes handy! The program trains candidates and turn them into skilled hospital managers or administrators. This program is also known as Bachelor of Hospital Management. The duration of this program is three years.

 

13 BSM

BSM stands for Bachelor of Sports Management. It is a Bachelor’s Degree program. The course duration is three years.

 

As the name suggests, this program deals with the world of sports management. Like any other field, management principles are also applicable in the world of sports! For example, consider a mega sporting event like the IPL. To carry out such an event, strategic planning and execution of the plan is required.

 

Planning and execution includes aspects such as – selection of the venue, preparing the schedule, arranging logistics, marketing the event, selling merchandise, striking deals (broadcasting, sponsorship and more), arranging necessary security, dealing with local administrative agencies and government, recruiting staff and more.

 

In short, carrying out such an event is not as easy as it seems! Huge amount of money is also involved in the tournament. This is where sports management professionals come handy. They are adept at planning and organizing such events. They take care of aspects such as – legal aspects, personnel management, finance management, marketing, branding, revenue-generation and more.

 

BSM program trains candidates and turns them into skilled sports managers or administrators. It is a UG level program.

 

14 Integrated MBA

Integrated MBA program lasts for a period of five years. I’ve already covered the BBA MBA integrated post in this post in detail. However, it is not the only integrated MBA program that you will find in India! Other notable integrated MBA programs include – BCA + MBA, B.Sc. + MBA, B.Tech. + MBA and more.

 

Let us check out the list of management programs for Bachelor’s Degree holders now! Here is the list –

 

List of management courses after graduation

Sr No

Name of the course

Duration

Eligibility criteria

1MBA2 yearsCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
2Executive MBA1-2 yearsCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
3PG Diploma in Management1 yearCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
4PG Diploma in Management (Executive)6-12 monthsCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
5MHA (Hospital Administration)2 yearsCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
6MSM (Sports Management)2 yearsCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
7MMS2 yearsCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
8MBS2 yearsCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
9MA (Specialization in Business Studies)2 yearsCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
10M.Com. (Specialization in Business Studies)2 yearsCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
11PGCM (Certificate in Management)1 yearCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
12PGDPM (Personnel Management)2 yearsCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
13PG Certificate in Advanced General Management1 yearCompleted Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized college/university

 

Let us take a close look at each one of these programs. Here is the in-depth analysis –

 

1 MBA

MBA stands for Master of Business Administration. It is the most popular management course in India. This program belongs to the postgraduate level. Candidates who have completed Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized college or university are eligible to pursue this course.

 

Duration of MBA program is two years. The program covers core management subjects such as – principles of management, HR management, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship etc. By default, MBA means the General MBA program. Apart from the general program, one may also pursue MBA specialization program. The specialization program deals with core management subjects as well as specialization subjects. For example – MBA in Shipping Management. This program deals with core management subjects as well as shipping management subjects.

 

Based on your taste, interest and preference, you may apply for General MBA or MBA Specialization program after graduation.

 

2 Executive MBA

Executive MBA is a fast-track MBA program. This program has been crafted keeping the needs of working professionals in mind. Due to the fast-track nature of this program, the duration is relatively less when compared to a regular MBA program.

 

Course duration of executive MBA program may vary from one college to another. Further, this program is also available in flexible learning modes such as – part-time mode, online mode, distance mode, classroom mode etc.

 

3 PGDM

PGDM stands for Postgraduate Diploma in Management. It is a PG level management program. After MBA, this is the second most popular management program among the graduates in India! Candidates who have completed Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to pursue this program. The course duration is one year.

 

Like MBA, PGDM program is also available in two main formats – the regular PGDM program and specialization program. The regular or general management subject deals with core management subjects. The specialization program deals with core management subjects as well as domain-specific subjects.

 

4 Executive PGDM

Executive PGDM is a fast-track management program. Like the Executive MBA, this program is also crafted keeping the needs of working professionals in mind! The course duration can be anywhere between six to twelve months. Duration of the program may vary from one college to another. Flexible learning modes are also available (part-time, online, distance, classroom etc).

 

5 MHA

MHA stands for Master of Hospital Administration. It is a Master’s Degree program. Candidates who have completed relevant Bachelor’s Degree program are eligible to pursue this course.

 

The course duration is two years. This is an advanced version of the BHA program (discussed in detail in this post). Like BHA, this program trains candidates and turn them into skilled hospital administrators. The program will train you in areas such as – personnel management, materials management, finance management, healthcare institute operations, branding and more.

 

6 MSM

MSM stands for Master of Sports Management. This is an advanced version of the BSM program (discussed in detail in this post). The course duration is two years. Candidates who have completed relevant Bachelor’s Degree program are eligible to pursue this course.

 

The program deals with aspects such as – principles of management, event management, finance management, staff management, planning, sports marketing, branding, revenue models, business development etc.

 

7 MMS

MMS stands for Master of Management Studies. It is a Master’s Degree management education program. The course duration is two years. Candidates who have passed or completed Bachelor’s Degree program from a recognized college or university are eligible to pursue this course.

 

8 MBS

MBS stands for Master of Business Studies. It is a Master’s Degree management education program. The course duration is two years. Candidates who have passed or completed Bachelor’s Degree program from a recognized college or university are eligible to pursue this course.

 

9 MA Management courses

MA stands for Master of Arts. It is a Master’s Degree program and belongs to the postgraduate level. Traditionally, MA is a program related to the arts field. As of now, one can find MA honors programs, which are closely related to a field of specialization. MA (Business Studies), MA (Business Management), MA (Business Administration) – these are examples of MA management programs.

 

10 M.Com. Management courses

M.Com. stands for Master of Commerce. The course duration is two years. It is a Master Degree program. Traditionally, it has been a commerce stream program. But the M.Com. honors program is like a specialization program. And some such specialization programs deal with subjects such as – business administration, business management and business studies.

 

11 PGCM

PGCM stands for Post Graduate Certificate in Management. It is a PG level certification program. Being a certification program, the duration of this course is just one year. Bachelor’s Degree holders are eligible to pursue this program. If you are looking for a short-term management program after degree, this one will suit your needs!

 

12 PGDPM

PGDPM stands for Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management. This program is two years long. The program deals with various aspects of HR management. HR stands for Human Resources. In short, if you want to specialize in HR management after graduation, this program will be of help to you.

 

13 PGCAGM

PGCAGM stands for Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced General Management. It is an advanced certification program. As the name suggests, it is a general management program, which deals with core management subjects.

 

List of Doctoral Degree management programs

Sr No

Name of the course

Duration

Eligibility criteria

1PhD in Business Management3 yearsCompleted relevant Master’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
2PhD in Management Studies3 yearsCompleted relevant Master’s Degree course from a recognized college/university
3PhD in Management3 yearsCompleted relevant Master’s Degree course from a recognized college/university

 

Here’s the in-depth analysis of each of these PhD programs –

 

1 PhD in Business Management

PhD in Business Management is a Doctoral Degree program. If you are passionate about research, you may pursue this PhD program. The duration of this program is three years. And the program involves research work.

 

2 PhD in Management Studies

PhD in Management Studies is a Doctoral Degree program. If you are passionate about research, you may pursue this PhD program. The duration of this program is three years. And the program involves research work.

 

3 PhD in Management

PhD in Management is a Doctoral Degree program. If you are passionate about research, you may pursue this PhD program. The duration of this program is three years. And the program involves research work.

 

Career prospects, salary & scope

Skilled management professionals have access to different types of job opportunities. The corporate sector is their prime recruiter. Graduates passing out from premier management institutes are usually hired by –

  • MNCs
  • Business conglomerates
  • Consultancies
  • Startups
  • Banking institutes
  • And more…

 

Management graduates even have access to government jobs. PSUs, State PSC, UPSC, Railways, Other Government bodies – they are eligible to apply for various posts existing in these government organizations.

 

In the above mentioned organizations, management professionals may don the following roles –

  • Business manager
  • Business development manager
  • Assistant manager
  • Senior manager
  • Manager
  • Project manager
  • Business analyst
  • Strategist
  • Purchase manager
  • Finance manager
  • HR manager
  • Marketing manager
  • And more…

 

In short, your job profile and position depends upon factors such as – your level of education, your area of specialization, status of your college and more. For example – an MBA graduate will get a better job post or profile when compared to a BBA graduate. A candidate who has specialized in finance will stand a better chance of becoming a finance manager at an MNC. Similarly, candidates passing out from IIMs will get a better salary package and job when compared to candidates passing out from tier 2 and 3 management institutes.

 

Let us talk about salary now. Starting salary depends upon factors such as – your level of education and status of your college. An MBA holder will get a better salary when compared to a BBA or BMS graduate. And candidates hailing from premier management institutes command better salary package when compared to others.

 

On an average, a BBA graduate can expect around 30-60K INR per month. An MBA holder can expect around 40-80K INR per month. These are just average figures. For example, an IIM MBA holder can easily get a package of 100-200K INR per month.

 

When it comes to government job, the salary will be based on the rank, pay scale and grade. The scale will be revised periodically, according to the terms laid by state or central government (depending upon the job provider).

 

Let us talk about the scope part now. Skilled management professionals are always in huge demand. Corporate sector is evolving at an alarming pace. In order to thrive in these times, companies need smart and skilled managers who are capable of adapting to changing times.

 

At the same time, more and more management institutes are popping up across India. These college churn out a large number of management graduates each year. This has led to increased competition, lower salary packages (average figures) and other problems for job seekers.

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