BBA vs BTech: Choosing the Best Option Before MBA

by Nishi Singh Educationist
BBA and B.Tech are two undergraduate programmes that are most sought-after by students determined to enrol into an MBA programme in the future. If you are in the 12th standard to do an MBA down the road, choosing one of the two can be a difficult choice. Hence, we have created this article to help both students and parents make a more informed choice! 
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Know the Degrees
Despite the information overload, many students do not have the basic knowledge of these two degrees.

BBA provides theoretical, practical and conceptual knowledge of economics, marketing, finance, accounting and other basic aspects of the business. BBA course duration is typically three years with students receiving practical training in business, management and marketing early on in the course. However, considering the popularity of the course, some institutes offer a five-year integrated program, where students graduate with a Master’s degree.

B. Tech is a professional undergraduate degree in engineering that is awarded to students completing a four years course. Students need to clear the national-level JEE or state-level examinations to get admission in the top-ranking institutes. Many institutes also conduct individual or state level entrance examinations to allow entry into this course. Students can opt for M. Tech to conduct research or gain expertise.

Once you have understood what the two degrees mean, it is time to consider the following:

  • Understand Your Future Goals

In India, 12th standard students are expected to make a career choice to get the relevant education. So, it is time to sit down with a career counsellor and answer this question: what are your future goals? You may be fascinated with data and how it works, so you may want to do an MBA in business analysis. If your goal is to be a financial consultant, would B.Tech be better or BBA?

In the former, a B.Tech degree will give you an advantage as it will give you access to coding, languages and practical knowledge. While for the latter, you need to develop an understanding of accounts, costs, economies and more.

  • Identify Your Area Of Interest

While the path is decided in the 10th standard itself, students with PCM or PCB can easily make the switch to BBA after 12th. Unfortunately, the same option is not available to students from commerce or humanities background. Shifting from a chosen area of academics requires in-depth evaluation of interests and capabilities.

If you are not sure of what your area of interests are, go in for a psychometric test which can help identify your interests, strengths and weaknesses.

  • Learn About The Job Prospects

Job prospects for an MBA with BBA and an MBA with B.Tech will vary. Both can opt for senior-level management positions within a company. Given that all other aspects are the same, an engineer will more likely be hired for a job which requires technical experience and expertise.

Once again, a career counsellor can help identify the jobs and companies that are more likely to hire a B.Tech+MBA or a BBA+MBA.

While an MBA is a natural extension of BBA, the technical skills garnered by a B.Tech graduate see them competing neck-to-neck with their BBA counterparts. Look at the course structure as well as the B.Tech and BBA course fees before finalising the course or college.

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