Hello Mayank. My son is currently in Class 12th Commerce (ISC). He has been an average student throughout. Basis of this we realise getting admission into any good college in India for BBA may be difficult. So we thought of sending him abroad, though we are a middle class business family. But i feel BBA is a very general degree to pursue in US, UK or Canada. We are confused. His SAT score is 1360 and IELTS 8.0. Predicted 12th scores would come around 80%. Pls guide whether we should think of abroad. Thanks.
Ans: Thanks for writing to me, Vikas. Congratulations on your son's SAT score. As a general rule, a BBA with a specialisation is substantially sought-after across global markets, especially because of emerging specialisations, majorly tech-infused. In fact, most skilled migration lists for major study abroad destinations prioritise accounting, project management, business analytics, etc. and promise an expedited integration into their country's workforce. That said, your son's academic and career aspirations remain a cornerstone for my final advice. Overall, a high school score of 75% and above along with this SAT score should get him into the Top 50 US Schools. Alternatively, to help your son ease into academic rigour, you can also try and connect with our Study Abroad team at upGrad before making a sound decision. They can help you understand how can your son pursue the initial year of undergrad coursework in India and move to higher-ranked schools in the subsequent year.