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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Alisha Mashruwala is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics

What are the career options after studying BMM

What is the difference between an MSc in Management and an MBA?   
— Neha
An MSc in Management is an in depth study of a Bachelor’s Degree in Management or Business Administration. It’s usually a yearlong program that allows you to gain an insight into fields such as marketing, finance, corporate social responsibility and human resource management. Some schools will require you to take your GMAT or GRE as part of the application. On the other hand, in the United States, the MBA is a more common form of a postgraduate business degree. Most universities do offer a master’s degree in management. An MBA is typically two years long, and you have the opportunity to explore a wide array of interests and career options. You will need at least three years of solid work experience, and to be eligible for applying to the top business schools, you will need a GMAT score of at least 700. An MBA is goal oriented because you have solid work experience and look to specialize or make a switch in your career. Students pursuing an MBA use the opportunity to travel, intern and network.

I haven't been involved in extracurricular activities in school. Can I take a gap year to add extracurricular activities to my CV to improve my college admission chances?   
— Vispi
A gap year taken before college is usually taken to explore interests which you haven't got a chance to do during high school; however your interest in that field must be shown in your high school activities. For example, if you've been a very keen environmentalists but could only do activities at a local level like beach cleaning, paper recycling etc; you could take a gap year to take your passion to a more national or global level. However, if you take a gap year to simply add activities to fill your resume, you won't be adding much value to your college applications because colleges prefer students who have been consistent with their activities.

I am considering studying BMM (Bachelor of Mass Media),  what are my career options after I graduate?   
— Parul
 A BMM degree will help you choose from a variety of options within the sphere of mass media from client servicing, digital marketing, reporting, scriptwriting etc.  The syllabus is a mix of basic Arts subjects with an addition of topics from management. Students can display his/her creativity through numerous projects and group presentations. Through the six semesters, students get a chance to learn various subjects from literature, culture studies, brand management, creative writing and even film making. Selection to this course is carried out on the basis of academic marks of the qualifying degree or on the basis of certain entrance test. One can look at applying to colleges such as St. Xaviers, Symbiosis, Jai Hind College, to name a few.

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