You are on the right track to make your career in business management if you are pursuing a BBA degree. This is the time to learn as much as you can about various business management concepts. If you’re pursuing BBA, most probably you may end up doing MBA further or find yourself a suitable job. To get selected into a good MBA college or a well-paid job demands not only an overall excellence in academics but also a strong profile. The courses which you choose should be in tune with what you want to do. Some of the best side courses available are as follows:
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
To fulfill the eligibility criteria, you need to be in the final year of BBA and then you are eligible for taking CFA Level I and you will be able to do both your BBA and CFA Level I together, but for Level II you need to hold a graduation degree.
Actuarial Science deals with the combined use of mathematics, statistical methods, economics and financial knowledge to assess risk in finance, insurance, and other industries. One can become a Licensed Insurance Surveyor, Development Officer, or a Zonal Manager in areas such as pensions/employee benefits, reinsurance companies and risk management consultancy. One needs to clear the Actuarial Common Entrance Test (ACET).
Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
Certified Financial Planner [CFP] is a financial planning program and is a 1-year Certificate course. One can be hired in in areas such as Financial Services, Research Analyst, Debt Management Specialist etc.
Company Secretary (CS)
In Company Secretary course, a student learns about the aspects of organization such as financial, management and legal matters. If you have an inclination towards law study then CS will definitely be an advantage in the corporate world.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
ACCA is all about accounting, finance, audit and tax. Along with BBA, it will be a strong combination if you want to excel in the field of financial management and audit.
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
CIMA is about Cost and managerial accounting. CIMA is a fusion of Business and Accounting aspects and will give you a broader range of management skills, project management, strategic management, HRM, risk management etc.
Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
FRM is a prestigious certification in fields of risk management. Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is the international body which offers this certification. A Final Year of Graduate is qualified to give the FRM exam. After you pass both the levels of FRM, you need to have two years of work experience in field of Financial Risk Management to earn the certificate.