What to do After BMS? 7 Career Options After Your BMS degree


Last Updated: September 7, 2022
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Three years have gone by. Three years of lectures, tests, studying, projects and everything else that comes with college life. You are now expected to think about your career and start building a life for yourself. 

A lot of students get into a Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) degree to either lay the groundwork for their eventual foray into an MBA or because they are unsure about which path they want to go with in the world of business. But, what a lot of students don’t know is that your BMS degree is a great way to kickstart your career!

With your expertise in accounting, finance, human resource management and marketing, you could kick the doors of the professional world wide open and take your pick. Here are seven solid careers for you to pursue with your BMS degree:

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1. Marketing Executive


As a BMS graduate, you can apply for the post of Marketing Executive. Your role would be to decode industry trends for specific products of a company and create a marketing strategy based on your findings. This is a great option for you if you chose marketing as your specialisation in your second year. While most people applying to this post have a background in only marketing, thanks to your varied BMS syllabus, you will have the edge when it comes to collaborating with the finance department and sales engineers.

Average Salary: According to Glassdoor, the average base salary of a Marketing Executive is around Rs. 2.8L.P.A which is about Rs. 25k per month.

2. Digital Marketing Executive

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We spend most of our time on our mobiles and laptops soaking in information and content, especially on social media. This is why companies are now tapping into social media platforms for marketing leads.

If you have a knack of decoding social media trends and understanding what kind of content people like to see, a Digital Marketing Executive is for you. As a BMS graduate, your understanding of how business development works will greatly contribute to your work when you plan marketing strategies for websites and manage social media campaigns. 

Average Salary: According to Glassdoor, the average base salary of a Digital Marketing Executive is around Rs. 2L.P.A which is about Rs. 19k per month.

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3. Human Resource Administrator

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If you chose human resources as your specialisation, consider working as an HR administrator. Your role here will be to assist the HR department and function as a bridge between the management and the employees. As an HR administrator, you will collect and maintain employee records that are sometimes sensitive and confidential in nature. This also involves managing employees and their benefits, as well as ensuring they are happy in their work environment. 

A strong work ethic and compassion will help you go a long way in this field.

Average Salary: According to Payscale, the average base salary of an HR Administrator is around Rs. 3.4L.P.A which is about Rs. 28.3K per month.

4. Business Consultant

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A degree in Management Studies equips you with the basic knowledge of how businesses work. These days with startups on the rise, people are always on the lookout for talent who can guide and advise them on setting up and improving their business strategies. You can step into this role as a consultant. Here, you will work in tandem with your clients on developing a strong business strategy. 

Average Salary: According to Payscale, the average base salary of a Business Consultant is around Rs. 9.5L.P.A which is about Rs. 79k per month.

5. Business Development Executive

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A Business Development Executive is a person who has the responsibility to identify new business opportunities. You will have the responsibility of ensuring that the company’s products and services meet customer needs. The main goal of this position is to increase revenues by identifying potential clients or partners. If you enjoy sales and have strong people skills, this is a must for you. 

Average Salary: According to Glassdoor, the average base salary of a Business Development Executive is around Rs. 3L.P.A which is about Rs. 25k per month.

6. Accounts Executive

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If number-crunching and tax laws are your forte, you have a bunch of options you can explore. You can start at the accounts executive level where you will be responsible for maintaining accounts, ledgers and bank reconciliation; assisting with accounts/ finance/ taxation work; preparing data for GST, TDS and other taxation related headers, etc. You could also look at pursuing a chartered account certification to further your prospects. You can skip the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) and directly apply for level two of the CA certification with your BMS degree.

Average Salary: According to Glassdoor, the average base salary of an Accounts Executive is around Rs. 2.4L.P.A which is about Rs. 20.5k per month.

7. Entrepreneur


A lot of people these days plan to and dream about starting their own business. What you, as a BMS graduate would have over the rest is your understanding of how business works. Today, the Indian economy is bubbling with startups. The first six months of 2019 has already given rise to more than half a dozen successful ventures! While most would look at entrepreneurship only after a finance or marketing specialisation, those with a human resource specialisation also have an edge. After all, skills for managing people would go a long way in a startup. 

Average Salary: According to Glassdoor, the average base salary of an Entrepreneur is around Rs. 4.5L.P.A is about Rs. 38k per month.

These are just some of the many options that await you. All you need to do is focus on your strengths and find the perfect fit for your interests and skills. If this seems a tad bit confusing, reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you find the right career fit

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