Updated On : January 6, 2023
Summary: Did you know that there are over 90 Management courses in India that you can pursue after your 12th? But which ones do you think you/your child should go for? Let’s solve this dilemma with the list of top 20 management courses after 12th!
When we say Management courses, the first thing that strikes your mind is either BBA or MBA, isn’t it?
When we ask what you would become with a management degree, isn’t the answer as simple as saying “a Manager”?
But the term “Management courses” has much more than just becoming a manager or holding a BBA or MBA degree.
Management as a career opens doors for you/your child to enter into finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, banking, business management, business analytics, tourism, information technology, e-commerce and many other sectors.
For a career that offers interesting problems to solve, respectable status and a satisfactory job profile, all you need is a “management degree/diploma/certificate”.
Let’s break the ice and discuss different management courses after the 12th:
Join the league of choice of 43% of students in India– Management career! What sets these courses apart is the average salary, the scope & growth through each course; many such interesting facts about them are listed further below.
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Making a choice amongst so many options is difficult, and we know it! To ease it for you to decide which course to pick, we have hand-picked some envisioned management courses for you!
Scroll and Select the one you’d like to choose for yourself! Do let us know if this helped you make a wise decision.
We bet you didn’t know about this one! IPM stands for Integrated Program in Management which helps you seek admission to 5 IIMs in India.
Imagine IIM right after your class 12th! Isn’t this amazing?
This is a 5-year integrated program offered in the management field and is considered equivalent to or even better than an MBA.
20000 students appear for the exams annually for just 120 seats. IPM admissions are offered through IPMAT exams conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM).
The list of IPMAT Colleges that provide admission to a 5-year integrated program in management is as follows:
What is the eligibility to take the IPMAT exam?
The upper age limit for it is 20 years, with a relaxation age of 5 years given to the SC/ST/ PwD candidates.
You must have passed XII/HSC or equivalent examination with a minimum of 60% marks and 5% relaxation offered for the SC/ST/ PwD candidates.
Average Salary and Placement:
The table below shows the IIM Indore 2022 placements:
|Highest CTC (Cost to Company) offered||Rs. 50 LPA|
|Average CTC (Cost to Company) offered||Rs. 22.92 LPA|
|Median CTC (Cost to Company) offered||Rs. 22 LPA|
|Number of Recruiters||160|
|Number of First-Time Recruiters||45|
BBA in Tourism and Travel Management is a 3-year undergraduate program offered in six semesters.
The program is offered in various specializations like Tourism Management, Airline Management, Airline Ticketing, Travel Administration, Hospitality Accounting and Human Resource Management
Amity university, University of Lucknow, GD Goenka University, and Gurgaon are some of the renowned colleges offering Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management.
Once you graduate with this degree, you can work as a Tourism Manager, Transport Administrator, Travel Consultant, Recreation Manager, and Travel Agent with an average package of Rs. 1.8 lakhs to Rs. 6 lakhs.
Diploma in Business Management is a 1-year program offered to students with a bachelor's degree.
Top universities like Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, and MET Mumbai offer this course with an average placement package of 15 Lakhs.
Top recruiters are Deloitte, Amazon Kindle, Cognizant, TCS, Birla Sun Life, Deloitte, Kotak, IBM, etc.
The diploma course is again offered for 1 year offered to 12th graduates with 50% marks. Top universities like Lovely Professional University, BIT Meerut, Bhagat Kabir College of Education etc., offered this program to eligible candidates.
With the Diploma in Retail Management degree, you can work as a Retail Accounts Manager, Retail Banking Manager, Key Accounts Manager, Regional Business Manager and Assistant Department Manager.
Certificate in Tourism and Travel Management is also offered for 1 year.
Candidates with 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent level examination are qualified to take the diploma.
Once you achieve the Diploma with excellent scores, you can work as a Tour operator, Travel consultant, Tour manager, Travel Analyst, Travel planner, Program analyst etc., with an average salary of Rs. 3,15,000 per annum.
Mumbai University, IIEM Delhi, Apeejay Institute of Mass communication, New Delhi are renouned colleges offering admissions in Diploma in Event Management for 1 year.
The minimum eligiblity criteria you must satisfy to study at the college is to have 50% marks in class 10+2.
You to get your diploma, you can start working as a Event Manager, Marketing Manager, Event accounts manager, Business development executive with an average package of 4 - 5 LPA.
Diploma in Travel and Tourism offers in depth knowledge in International tourism industry with a course duration of 1-2 year.
With Diploma in Travel and Tourism top recruiters like Bosch, Microsoft, Infosys, Verizon, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Southern travels and many more will hire candidates for the positions of Tour Operator, Travel Analyst, Management Trainee, Travel Consultant, Travel Agent, Travel Sales Consultant, etc.
You can expect an average starting salary of INR 25,000.
Diploma in Front Office can be offered with a course duration of 6 months to 2 years to 12 pass out students with 55% marks.
Recruiters from Multi-National Organizations, resorts, hotels, travel agencies, hire the diploma holders for job roles like Front Office Manager, Hotel Manager, Front Desk Operator, Customer Service Executive, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, Accounts Manager, etc.
Diploma in Financial Management is offered with a course duration of 1 to 3 years for 12th pass out students with an average salary of 20000 - 35000 per month.
On recieving the diploma you can start your career as Administrative Officer (AO), Equity Research Analyst, Business Analyst, Investment Banker, Loan Counsellor, Corporate Analyst and so on.
You get to work in Colleges & Universities, Corporate Companies, Banking Sector, Self-employment etc.
Like every other certification program, Diploma in Human Resource Management is offered to 12 pass out students with a course duration of 1 year.
Top colleges like Madras Christian College, Chennai, Sai Nath University, Ranchi, Apex Institute of Management, Nagpur, Avagmah Business School, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Commerce and Trade, Lucknow offers Diploma in Human Resource Management to eligible candidates. The eligiblity requirement might vary, we encourage you to visit the official website of the respective colleges to learn more.
Top Recruiting Companies like TCS, Honeywell, HCL, Samsung, Jubilant food works hire students with this Diploma for the positions of HR manager, HR trainee manager, Domain expert, Performance analyst.
Like most Diploma courses, Diploma in Export and Import Management is a foundation course with course duration of 1-2 years for students have to cleared class 10. However, there are colleges who look to admit 12th pass out students.
Average Annual Salary for Diploma in Export and Import Management graduates are INR 2,00,000 to 5,00,000.
You obtaining the degree you can work as a Export Manager, Import Manager, Consultant, Merchant Exporter.
Advanced Diploma in Business Management is a one-year offered as a full time or a distance learning course.
Students who have a diploma degree in any relevant area with a minimum of 50 percentage of marks are eligible to apply.
The average salary range between INR 6 lacs to INR 9,00,000 with top recruiters like Wipro, Infotech, BPL, Bajaj Auto, ICICI Prudential, ICICI, Andhra Bank, 3i Infotech, ADP hiring candidates for Production Manager, Entrepreneurs, Finance Manager, Marketing Manager, Business Analyst, positions.
Diploma in Entrepreneurship is usually offered with a course duration of 1 year, although it varies from college to college.
With Diploma in Entrepreneurship you can work as a Marketing Executive, Marketing Manager, Business Reporter, Business Consultant, Faculty, Administrative Officer, Fundraiser in Colleges, Universities, Administration Offices, Consultancy firms, Accountancy firms, Sales, Business, Marketing Companies with a starting average salary of INR 3-9 LPA.
A diploma in supply chain management is mainly a one or two-year program preparing students for a career in supply chain to handle financial and human resources.
The course is offered with a starting average salary of 3.6 Lakhs with various job opportunities in Operations Manager, Logistics Analyst, Supply Chain Management, etc.
Diploma in International business aims to impart knowledge in the export and import management, Logistics, Finance and Foreign exchange and more.
This diploma can offer you an average salary of 15lakh - 25 lakh pert annum with recruiting companies like Microsoft corporation Jp Morgan, Deloitte consulting, Mc-Kinsey etc.
With excellent scores in Diploma in International business, you can work as a International Financial Analyst, International Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager.
B.Com (Management) is a UG program offered for 3 years to students with 50% marks in class 12.
You study various business and management concepts like Business statitics, Industrial law, Management accounting etc.
You can work as a Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Management analyst etc with this degree.
Bachelor in Business Economics is an UG program offered with a course duration of 3 years.
Renouned colleges under DU offers the course imparting knowledge in basic subjects like Statistics, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Econometrics etc.
Seat matrix for Bachelor in Business Economics at DU is as follows:
You can apply for this program if you have a minimum of 50% marks in class 10+2.
Recently, DU has adopted CUET as its admission process. Several colleges offer the course to eligible students and on achieving the degree, you can work as an Economics Business Analyst, Business Development Executive, Economics Business Manager etc.
Been to party and were you amused by the decorations at the event? If you would like to collaborate with people and have a taste for good design, event management can be a good career option.
Event Management is one of the top trending careers amongst the youngests in India.
There are various event management courses including BBA Event Management, BA Event Management, and Diploma in Event Management etc that imparts skills to plan an event.
This course is a part of hospitality and mass communication courses taught at the UG and PG level.
List of Event Management Courses are as follows:
Candidates who have completed class 10+2 with 50% marks preferably from the commerce stream are eligible to apply.
The course helps students with planning, designing, and organizing different types of events at coperate offices, concerts, and marriages.
Top colleges like MIT world Peace University, Pune, GEMS B School, Bangalore, RIMT university offers BBA Event Management to eligible candidates. We encourage students to visit the official website to understand the respective eligibility requirements.
BBA event management is offered as a full time degree with a course duration of 3 years. Top recruiters like Pecept D Mark, Cox and King, E-Factor, Sercon and Tafcon Group hire candidates for job roles like Business Development manager, Operations manager, Graphic designer and so on.
Renowned college like Amity University offers MA PR and Event Management as a full time course with 2 years of course duration.
The course is offered in 4 semesters with core subjects like Public relations, Event planning, product and brand management, Consumer behaviour.
If you have your bachelors degree in relevant field with 50%, you are good to apply for MA PR and Event Management.
On completing the degree you can work as a Conference centre manager, Event manager, Hotel manager, Outdoor activities/education manager, Public house manager and Restaurant manager
The starting average salary for MA PR and Event Management degree holder ranges from INR 3,00,402 - INR 50000.
MBA in Event Management is a two year post graduate program that helps students to aquire skills to organise different kinds of events such as coperate offices, political rallies, fashion shows, official events.
If you have a bachelors degree with 50% marks from a recognized university to are eligible to apply for the program.
If you are looking to study at top colleges like PIMR, Bhopal, Amity Global Business School, you must clear the CAT/MAT/CMAT, entrance tests.
Both private and government sectors offers jobs for MBA Event Management degree holders.
Companies like CEIL, CDRI, IRFC MBA in Event management every year with an average salary ranging from 4,00,000 - 9,00,000 per annum.
You can also work at private firms like IDIB, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd, Sita Conferences TCI Consultancy Services and 'e' Events with a average salary of INR 4.5 - 15 LPA.
This program focus on imparting skills like strategic management, events, advertising and promotion to organize successful events.
Masters in Event Management requires the candidate to hold a bachelors to relevant field with a minimum of qualifying marks as prescribed by the college.
Event Manager can earn an average of INR 15lakh per annum. The top recruiters are Just dial, India Mart, Tafcon Group, TCI Consultancy Services and 'e' Events etc.
Diploma in Event Management is offered with a course duration of a year for students with 50% marks in class 12.
Some of the main institutes that offer diploma in Event management are:
With this diploma you can work at companies as Event Manager, Marketing Manager, Event accounts manager and Business development executive.
BBA is a bachelors degree offered in various specializations as follows:
Basic eligibility requirement is to complete class 10+2 to 50% to be eligible to apply for the course.
BBS also known as Bachelor of Business Studies is an UG program offered in 3 years. This course is a leading and most preferred courses opted by many undergraduate students.
BBS is offered in the following specializations.
If you have 50% marks in class 12, you can apply for BBS course. The best career options for BBS graduate are General Management , Fashion Designing , Business Economics , Business Studies , Export Management.
BMS is a three-year undergraduate program that offers studies in the field of management.
The course can be obtained as a full-time, part or an online course. The average salary offered for the course differs for each specialization ranging anywhere from INR 3,00,000- 5,00,000
Top recruiters for BMS include Hindustan Unilever, YES Bank, TCS, IBM Corp, ICICI banks, Vodafone, Reliance, etc.
BBM is an UG program offered for 3 years to enhance a student’s critical and logical skills.
Top recruiters of BBM course are Accenture, TCS, HCL Technologies etc for job roles like Financial Analyst, Operations Manager, Marketing Manager, Marketing Executive, Executive Assistant etc.
BHM or Bachelor of Hotel Management course is a 3-4year undergraduate degree in hospitality management
If you have a minimum of 50% in class 12, you are eligible to apply for the course. Renouned colleges offering BHM are WelcomGroup Graduate School of Hotel Management, Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, and others.
The average salary offered for BHM is 6 Lakhs per annum for job profiles like Kitchen Chef, Front Desk Officer, Receptionist, Cabin Crew, Event Manager, Hotel Manager at top hotels like Taj Group of Hotels, Oberoi Group, Qatar Airways, Dominos, ITC
Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology is a 4-year undergraduate course offered to students with 50% marks in class 12.
Top colleges like LPU Jalandhar, Osmania University, Hyderabad offer the course through entrance exam like LPUNEST, MAH BHMCT CE.
The starting salary for BHMCT is INR 2-5 Lakhs for job roles like Steward, Front Office Manager, Bartender, Receptionist, Housekeeping Supervisor.
B.Sc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration is a UG program offered with a course duration of 3 years for students with qualifying scores in class 12.
Top colleges offering the course is IHM Pusa, IHM Goa, IHM Mumbai and many more.
Average salary for BSc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration graduate ranges from INR 2 to 10 lakhs. With qualifying marks in the degree, you can work as management trainee, customer relation executive, Kitchen management trainee, Cabin crew etc.
Bachelor of Business Administration is a UG program offered with a course duration of 3 years. The syllabus covers Management, Finance, Hotel Operation, Food and Beverage.
Students with a minimum of 55% in class 12 can take the qualifying entrance exams like AIMA UGAT, NCHM JEE, CUET etc to get admissions.
Average salary for a BBA hotel management graduate ranges from INR 4,00,000 to 7,00,000.
BA in Hotel Management is a 4 year UG program offered to students with 50% marks in class 12.
Colleges like NIMS university, MGU, Chandigarh University offers BA Hotel Management and train students to be Housekeeping Manager, Restaurant Manager, Customer Service Executive, Flight Attendant and Beverage and Food Manager.
The average salary of BA Hotel Management graduate is INR 2-4 LPA
|IIM Bodh Gaya||IPM||60|
|Christ University||Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM), BBA||400+|
|St. Xavier’s College Mumbai||BMS||120|
|Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies||BBA, BSc, B.com, and other integrated management programs||120|
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Here is a list of top management entrance exams conducted for entry into UG and PG management programs in various reputed B-schools in India.
The following are some of the most popular entrance exams after the 12th.
|S.No||Exam Name||Course||Duration||Exam Duration||Total No. Questions||Sections|
|1||IPMAT Indore||Integrated Program in Management||5 years||120 minutes||120||3 Sections - Quantitative Ability (MCQ), Verbal Ability (MCQ), Quantitative Ability (SA)|
|2||IPMAT Rohtak||Integrated Program in Management||5 years||120 minutes||120||3 Sections - Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability|
|3||JIPMAT||Integrated Program in Management||5 years||150 minutes||100||3 Sections - Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability|
|4||CUET||BBA||3 years||120 minutes||120||6 sections - Fundamental Accounting, English Language, General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Fundamental Mathematics, Reasoning and Data Interpretation|
|5||SET||BBA||3 years||150 minutes||75||4 sections - Analytical & Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative English|
|6||DUJAT||BMS||3 years||120 minutes||100||4 sections - Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Analytical Ability, General English Business and General Awareness|
|7||NPAT||BBA||3 years||120 minutes||120||3 sections - Quantitative Ability, Reasoning, English Language|
IIM Indore conducts the Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) nationally for admission into the five-year Integrated Program in Management (IPM).
Students who wish to enrol in the 5-year Integrated Program in Management must pass the IPMAT Entrance exam to study the IPM program.
For those interested in pursuing a career in management, IPM Indore is one of the best choices.
Check out the detailed IPMAT Exam Pattern.
|Section||Duration||No. of Questions|
|Quantitative Ability- MCQ||40 minutes||40 questions|
|Verbal Ability- MCQ||40 minutes||40 questions|
|Quantitative Ability- SA||40 minutes||20 questions|
IPMAT Indore Eligibility Criteria
To be considered for admission into IIM Indore's 5-year IPM program, all applicants must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
IIM Rohtak conducts the Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT) nationally for admission into the five-year Integrated Program in Management (IPM).
Students who wish to enrol in the 5-year Integrated Program in Management must pass the IPMAT Rohtak exam, which determines if they are qualified to study the program.
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|Section||No. of Questions||Time Duration|
|Quantitative Aptitude||40||40 minutes|
|Logical Reasoning||40||40 minutes|
|Verbal Ability||40||40 minutes|
All applicants must satisfy the following IPMAT Rohtak eligibility criteria:
NTA is the conducting body of JIPMAT for admitting students into IIM Jammu and IIM Bodh Gaya's newly introduced IPM program.
For IIM Jammu, the result of the JIPMAT Exam will account for 60% of the merit score and 70% for IIM Bodh Gaya.
JIPMAT Exam Pattern
IPM Jammu Selection Process
A cumulative score based on an aptitude test and previous academic scores will be used to prepare the merit list.
Candidates will be required to take an Aptitude Test (JIPMAT) administered by NTA as a part of the selection process, assessing the candidate's Aptitude, Logical Reasoning Skills, and English Language proficiency.
The final Merit List will be generated based on the composite score as mentioned below:
|Class 10 Marks||15|
|Class 12 Marks||15|
A cumulative score based on an aptitude test and previous academics will be used to prepare the merit list, similar to that of Jammu.
The final merit list will be generated based on the composite score as mentioned below:
|Class 10 Marks||15|
|Class 12 Marks||15|
All applicants must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
The Christ University Entrance Test is held to select applicants for admission to Christ University's management programs, such as BBA, BBA (Hons), BBA (Finance and International Business), BBA (Finance and Accountancy), B Com (International Finance), B.Com (Professional), and others.
If your desire to study at Christ University, target the Bangalore Campus for the best placement opportunities with affordable fees. Other campuses are quite new and are yet to gain recognition.
The selection process for these courses consists of Christ University Entrance Test, Skill Assessment Test, Micro Presentation, and Personal Interview.
|Subject||No. of questions||Marks|
|Fundamental Accounting||10||10 marks|
|English Language, Comprehension Skills, Verbal Reasoning||25||25 marks|
|General Knowledge, Current Affairs||20||20 marks|
|Quantitative Aptitude, Numerical Ability, Fundamental Mathematics Operations||20||20 marks|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||20||20 marks|
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University) to enrol students in their management programs like B.Com, BBA (Management), BBA (H), etc.
SET Entrance Exam is a common entrance exam for admission to various undergraduate programs in Mass Communication, Economics, Law, Engineering, Computer Studies, Liberal Arts, Design, Management, and Culinary Arts.
Candidates applying for the Symbiosis International University BBA program must appear for SET.
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||15||15|
To be considered for admission to the SET BBA program, all applicants must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
St. Xaviers' College, Mumbai, conducts the St. Xaviers Exam annually and offers admission to Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) programs. The final selection is based on a merit list prepared by a cumulative entrance test score and class 12th exams.
60% weightage is given for the entrance test scores, and the other 40% is given for the 12th board exams.
As a Catholic Minority College, St. Xavier's College is an autonomous college under the University of Mumbai, with 50% of seats designated for Catholic Minority students. Students are admitted to St. Xavier College's BMS/ BBA and BMM programs through the entrance exam and an interview process.
Before filling out the application form, candidates must ensure they meet St. Xavier's BMS eligibility requirements. The following are the BMS eligibility requirements at St. Xavier college:
|Category||Minimum passing marks (class 12 or equivalent)|
St Xavier BBA/BMS Exam Pattern
|Mode of examination||Offline|
|Nature of questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Paper pattern||OMR Sheet|
|Negative marking||No negative marking|
|Number of sections||Five: Data Interpretation, General knowledge and current affairs, English language and comprehension skills, Mathematics, Logical and Visual Reasoning|
Weightage for each section
|General knowledge and current affairs||20%|
|English language and comprehension skills||20%|
|Logical and visual reasoning||20%|
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To select students for the BMS program, the St. Xavier's Entrance Exam is administered in two stages:
Stages of Test:
The final result includes:
|Class 12th score||40%|
|St. Xavier’s BMS entrance test||60%|
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, or NMIMS University, conducts the NPAT Entrance Exam annually for admissions to UG management and integrated management programs like BBA, BSc, B.com, and other integrated courses.
You are eligible for the exam only if you satisfy the NPAT Eligibility Criteria set by the exam conducting body.
The eligibility criteria to apply for NMIMS through NPAT are given below:
No. of Questions
Time (in minutes)
Quantitative & Numerical ability
Reasoning & General Intelligence
Proﬁciency in the English Language
Achieve your dream of being a manager in a Top corporate company much faster by completing any of these programs with excellent scores. All these colleges have good placement opportunities to help you land a high-paying job right after your graduation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I am from Commerce background. Can I opt for management course after 12th standard?
Which stream is best for pursuing Business Management Course?
Is entrepreneur a good career to choose?
Why should I choose IPM after class 12th ?
IPM is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in management. The curriculum will assist you in establishing a brand name in the field of management far sooner than you would have been able to do through the more traditional route of post-graduation.
What is the admission process of IIM IPM Indore?
The selection process of the IPMAT Exam includes Registration, IPMAT Aptitude Test, Written Ability Test (WAT) & Personal Interview (PI), Merit list generation, and selection on the basis of the final merit list.
What are the Career Prospects after BBA?
After post-graduation, a BBA student can enter the management profession or the corporate workforce to undertake the following tasks in a firm. All career routes following an MBA can lead to well-paying jobs in reputable firms. Top positions offered are HR Manager, Consultancy, Operations Team Leader, etc.
How to make the career decision after 12th?
Firstly, Understand the required skills of that particular career choice, and understand your Interests and analyze them. Know your skill sets and match them with the career you are interested in, then identify your weaknesses and ask yourself whether you can overcome them for the chosen career choice. Finally take a decision based on your study, your interests and your strengths