CIIM’s Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA) programme prepares and advances students for either executive or entrepreneurial careers. It helps the graduate fulfil his/her potential for high earnings, increased responsibility and greater personal and professional development. Likewise, it gives students an edge in the job market by providing relevant professional or educational opportunities.
CIIM BBA prepares you for a variety of entry to mid-level positions in various industries and organizations and a rewarding career thereafter. Graduates holding BBA degrees commonly find jobs in marketing, finance, sales and management, but the degree can be applied to nearly any area of business.
The amount of business done over the Internet is growing, and employers increasingly prefer computer-savvy candidates with a keen sense of online business methodologies and strategies. CIIM BBA’s information technology and new media courses give you an edge over other graduates.
A professional certification is an excellent way to further enhance your skills and remain competitive in the job market. The type of certification you consider will depend on your specialization and your preferred industry in which you work. For instance, accountants pursue the ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification while financial analysts may opt for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Employers may seek CIIM BBA graduates for a broad range of positions in different areas of their business.
Positions may include:
Information manager or information systems specialist
Human resources manager
Customer service specialist
Bank loan officer
BBA graduates are also of interest to NGOs, the public administration and many other international organizations and institutions.
Therefore, CIIM’s BBA degree opens the door to a virtually limitless variety of positions, challenges and contexts. Candidates who have gained practical experience through internships or co-op work programmes may have a competitive edge and more employment options.
All graduates, but especially those that specialize in entrepreneurship, may choose to start their own business. CIIM will further support them through its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (ENTICE) and its business start-up incubator/accelerator.
Finally, CIIM’s BBA degree serves as good preparation for an advanced degree (MSc, MBA, PhD) in fields such as business administration, economics, management, accounting and finance, corporate law, and information technology, or as a stepping-stone to professional certifications in your preferred specialisation and industry.