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With so many business programmes on offer, it’s difficult to know which of them is right for you and your personal circumstances. While you may think that the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is your best option, some will find that the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) could provide a better breadth of knowledge for them – and vice versa. We will breakdown the key points of the programmes to highlight the similarities and differences. Whether your search criteria includes a particular time frame or certain course content – we’re confident you’ll find a match in either the MBA or BBA programme at SDMI.
1. Holistic Business Knowledge
For those of you looking for a well-rounded knowledge of business administration, you’ve come to the right place. Both the MBA and BBA provide this, with each of them covering specific subjects relevant to the applicable Bachelor or Master level. Both programmes will provide you practical knowledge to prepare for current and future business roles. The MBA will take it one step further as it caters for emerging or existing leaders. On the other hand, the BBA is more suited for those early into their professional careers, but looking for knowledge that will help to guide them in their next steps.
2. Means of gaining entry
SDMI caters for the working adult, so we understand that not everyone has taken the conventional path to where they are today.When considering the MBA or BBA, chances are there will be a means of gaining entry that is suitable to your existing qualifications and experience.For the BBA, an entry criterion is a qualification equivalent to Euroepan Year 12th, with a minimum score, or Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree. If education is not part of your CV, there is also the possibility of gaining entry based on relevant work experience, which can be assessed by a SDMI Course Advisor.For the MBA, managerial experience can be considered for entry, as well as a completed Bachelor degree or Advanced Diploma, when coupled with relevant work experience. Each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis, so if you’re wondering whether you’re suited to the MBA or BBA based on entry criteria, contact SDMI today.
3. Time taken to complete
One of the key differences between the two programmes is the time taken to complete the required courses. When studying, the SDMI MBA can be completed in as little as 24 months, whereas the SDMI BBA will take a minimum of 3 years. As the BBA is a Bachelor’s programme, it is important to note that more subjects are undertaken throughout the BBA, and of course a different education is gained. That being said, whether you choose the MBA or BBA, both programmes follow SDMI’s unique monthly learning model. This model sees students complete the degree intensively, undertaking one subject per month, and planning timetables to suit their lifestyle.
4. Modes of delivery
There is good news for those whose preferred method of studying is distance learning – both the MBA and BBA are offered via this mode. Distance learning is perfect for the working adult as you can study anywhere, anytime. Study can be completed around existing personal commitments and be undertaken anywhere in the world.
5. What do you think?
Have you made your decision ? Will it be the SDMI MBA or BBA? Both programmes are well respected by both the public and private sectors, and will be of great benefit to those in business-centric roles. Ultimately it comes down to where you are at in your career and your study preferences.
Interested to find out more about our MBA and BBA programmes?
Get the 2 years MBA information pack or the 3 Years BBA information pack.