Business Administration Careers

Sunday, 25. October 2009

Business Administration is all about managing business functions such as Finance, Marketing, Retail Management, Human Resources and other services. Indeed, Administrators in business management are needed in all spheres of modern activity and global enterprise.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses Offered

An MBA degree from a reputed college or Business School goes a long way in getting top management positions in the corporate world. Only courses approved by the All India Council of Technical Education from recognized universities are valued by business organizations. .

The basic qualification for MBA Course is graduation in any discipline such as B.Com, BA, B.Sc., BE/B.Tech etc.

Business schools have a three stage selection process for the students comprising of the written examination followed by a round of group discussions and then a personal interview.  The written examination covers aspects like Basic mathematics (Quantitative Analysis), English language (Verbal Analysis), Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation, logic, general knowledge etc.

Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by Indian Institutes of Management; Management Aptitude Test (MAT) by All India Management Aptitude Testing Service New Delhi; Xavier Admission Test (XAT) by Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur, Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT); ATMA by the Association of Indian Management Schools are the major national level entrance examinations for admission to management courses. For details, see the websites of the above institutes.

The Integrated Common Entrance Test (ICET) is conducted in Andhra Pradesh. Ranking candidates of ICET can apply for MBA courses in various universities and institutes of Andhra Pradesh. For details, see website <>

Top Colleges Offering Courses in Business Administration.

  • Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore– Provides Post- graduate programs in Management, Software Enterprise Management or Public Administration.
  • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow – Offers Post Graduate Program for Management students and working professionals.
  • Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur-Provides scope to pursue  PG diploma in Business administration or Personnel Management and Industrial Relations..
  • Indian School of Business, Hyderabad- Candidates may apply for the Post- Graduate Program in Management here. ISB also offers a Pre-doctoral program.
  • SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai-Offers several programs in PGD courses.
  • Sultan-ul-Uloom College of Business Administration, Hyderabad-Offers specialized Management Programs in Business & Public Administration.
  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (AP)-Provides wide-ranging advanced courses in all fields of Administration.

Business Administration Career Opportunities & Job Prospects

Bright career options are open in the following major arenas:-

  • Marketing Manager- Applies the different marketing techniques to increase sales and to reap profits.
  • Finance Manager –Manages the capital of the organization and allocates proper budget to all the other departments .
  • Human Resource Manager- Handles Recruitment, training, induction, employee benefit administration, performance appraisal and plays a pivotal role in an organization
  • Operations Manager- Takes care of the resources, goods and services.

Also, there are several specialized areas like Information Technology, Hospitality, Tourism and Pharma Management, including teaching jobs in Big B-Schools.

Business Administration Salaries

However, a word of caution—the field of business & commerce is no longer an El Dorado, post-Recession! A fresh MBA degree holder starting as a Management Trainee can expect a salary of Rs. 8,000 to 10,000/- per month. It may go up to Rs 40,000 to 50,000 per month for exceptionally gifted employees. The sky is the limit for those who reach the Senior Management level.

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