Business Administration

Business Administration Job Family allows one to interact with people and gives the opportunity to be connected with all facets of management. Careers here involve managing people within an organisation and make decisions and policies that enhance performance.

Career Inclinations

Structural
It refers to the orientation towards managing processes that enable work to happen. It involves optimising work performance in an organisation and ensuring that any obstacles that may hinder work and prevented.
Procedural
It refers to the orientation to work within well-defined systems and processes and ensure that everything functions smoothly and efficiently.

Remuneration that an individual receives monthly for his/ her professional services

Division of an individual’s time and focus between working and leisure activities

Opportunities given to an individual to scale upwards in the organization

Opportunities given to an individual to travel and interact with experts in a professional setting

Opportunities given to an individual to innovate on new ideas and projects at work

Job Roles

1. General Manager

A General Manager is in-charge of running the main day-to-day business activities of a company or department. He/she has the responsibility of managing both the revenue and cost elements of a company's income statement, known as profit & loss.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, any combination of subjects will work. One should opt for English, Math, economics, accounting and business studies if possible. For admission in a bachelor’s degree in a top college, the candidate should have passed in class 10+2 or its equivalent exam from a recognised Board with minimum 45% marks and English as a compulsory subject.

For Graduation, students may pursue Bachelor of Business Administration/ Bachelor of Commerce followed by Master of Business Administration/ Master of Commerce if desired. Most of these courses enroll based on competitive exams such as GMAT and CAT. Click here for the top colleges.

Since the role of a General Manager encompasses all aspects of business operations, there are wide employment opportunities. They can work across all industries such as Finance, Hospitality, Telecomm, FMCG amongst others.

2. Human Resources Manager

Human Resource Managers are involved with the recruitment, training, career development, compensation and benefits, employee engagement and well-being of the employees in an organisation.

Career Road Map

  • School
  • Graduation
  • Job and Career

At school level, one can pick up any stream from Humanities, Commerce and Science. Since HR requires good interpersonal skills, taking on leadership roles in school might be beneficial. Additionally, Psychology as an elective may also be helpful.

For advanced studies, Bachelor of Business Administration/ Bachelor of Business Management is recommended followed by Master of Business Administration/ Master of Business Management. Alternatively, candidates may also pursue courses in related fields such as Labour or Industrial Relations, Organisational Development or Industrial Psychology. Click here for the top colleges.

Human Resource Managers may be employed within the HR department of a company or they may work with dedicated HR firms. He/she can specialise in payroll, recruitment, leadership and development and training & coaching.