How to study management after 12th – Most students want to grow to up to be engineers, accountants, doctors and a host of other such professions. Then there are others who want to manage these mentioned professionals. You know you are management material if you have always wanted to be a part of the corporate world, attend high powered meetings and manage other people as well as resources. Management studies teach one to understand how people behave in organisations, and the nature of influence and leadership. Whether you aim to be self-employed, an entrepreneur, head your own company; or wish to work for an MNCs, not-for-profit organisations or government agencies, management studies will provide you the tools for success. This article on how to study management after 12th will provide you with the information to carve a successful career in this field. Read the complete article below to know more.
The initial step in this regard is taken while choosing your stream in class 11. It is preferable that you specialise in Commerce although one can become a management professional even if he opts for Science or Humanities. In fact, there are many Science students who eventually pursue management. However, if you want to learn the basics of management programmes subjects in Commerce like Accounts, Business Studies, Economics, business management are best for you.
Once you’re done with 10+2, the next step includes obtaining an undergraduate degree in management. A UG degree in business management programmes provides fundamental education in business and management principles. Programmes typically allow students to specialise in one of the multiple concentration areas including international business, finance, computer information systems, accounting etc. Such management programmes can offer practical management training that can prepare students to successfully work within a large or small organisation.
You must apply in various colleges and institutes and sit for entrance tests conducted for admission to management programmes. Different courses which offer undergraduate degree in management are:
Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelors in Management Studies (BMS)
Bachelors in Business Studies (BBS)
B.A (Hons.) in Business Economics (BBE)
Name of college/institute
Indian Institute of Management, Indore
Integrated Programme in Management
IPM Aptitude Test
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Delhi University (DU)
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, DU
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, DU
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune
NMIMS University, Mumbai
The IIM Indore Integrated Aptitude Test is the entrance test for IIM Indore’s 5 year Integrated Management Program. The exam is objective type and follows multiple choice question format. The duration of the exam is two hours. There are 2 sections namely Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability. The total number of questions would be 100. Each correct question will have 4 marks and there is 1 mark of negative marking for each wrong answer. The total marks is 400. The difficulty level will be equal to Secondary level. It is usually conducted in the month of May every year.
The University of Delhi conducts Delhi University Joint Admission Test (DU JAT) for admissions to undergraduate management programmes at Delhi University’s affiliated institutes. DU JAT is usually conducted around the month of July every year in an online or computer-based mode. The total duration of the test is two hours.The results are usually announced 10 -15 days after the exam date.
ET BBA is conducted for the admissions to undergraduate management programme at various Symbiosis affiliated institutions. The online SET application process starts in the month of January and ends in mid-April. The format of SET BBA question paper is objective and is conducted online. Each question presents four options as answers. There will be no negative marking for the incorrect answers. It is mandatory to complete all the sections to obtain the SET BBA score.
Although an undergraduate degree in management provides with the initial management education which can also fetch a job, it is advisable to study management further or go for a postgraduate degree in management i.e an MBA. An MBA or a PGDM programme will help build analytical skills and a solid foundation in the principles of management. An MBA is a useful degree to move up the corporate ladder and demand a better pay package. Students passing out from top B-schools like Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Bombay, Calcutta, Lucknow have been offered the median salary ranged from Rs.20-22 Lakh per annum for the year 2017 (source - IPRS and NIRF ranking data). For IIM Indore, Shillong and Kozhikode, the average salary was 17-18 LPA. New IIMs - IIM Ranchi, Rohtak, Nagpur, Vizag, Amritsar have been offered an average salary of Rs.10-16 LPA (source: placement reports)
Almost all B-schools in India conduct an entrance exam for admissions in its MBA programme. The programme trains students in both theoretical and practical aspects. Theoretical aspects include subjects such as economics, organisational behavior, marketing, accounting, finance, strategy, operations management, international business, information technology management, supply chain management, project management, branding and more. Practical aspects are taught through industrial training. The duration of an MBA programme is usually 2 years but if a candidate has two or more years of corporate work experience, he/she can pursue an Executive MBA which is one-year duration. Some of the top B-schools offering MBA in India are given below.
IIM (different locations)
Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGPM)
CAT and GMAT
IIM (Different locations)
Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi
MBA – Regular & Executive
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
PGPM & Executive Fellow Programme in Management
National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
Post Graduate Diploma Management
Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Master of Management
PGDM, PGPM, Executive Management Programmes
Vinod Gupta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
MBA & Executive MBA
CAT is the national level management entrance exam conducted by Indian Institute of Management for admission to 20 IIMs and more than 100 B-schools across India. The online exam is usually conducted in the month of November every year. The 3-hour exam comprises of MCQs (Multiple Choice questions) and Non-MCQs. The total score of the exam is 100 and it follows negative marking for MCQs only.
GMAT or the Graduate Management Admission Test is the international test conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council for the admission in B-schools across India and abroad. It is conducted throughout the year and one can book an appointment at a convenient test centre. The result is also available on the exam day itself.
An MBA degree opens employment prospects in different sectors. A few of them are mentioned below:
Banking & Finance
Information System Management
So, all potential management seekers must remember that you can never go wrong with an investment in education and self-development. Start planning your career as a management professional and fulfil your dream of ruling the corporate world.
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