Commerce is an incredible field of education with a plethora of career opportunities. Students interested in statistics, commercial studies, data analysis and related genres find themselves being drawn towards taking up a career path in the field of commerce. Commerce pass outs can take up numerous fields based on the ground of their interest and the area of practice they wish to take on.
Being the backbone of the corporate world, commerce is a diverse field when it comes to choosing a path in higher studies. Students have uncountable options to choose from, something which can often result in a state of dilemma on the student's part. It is wise to choose your field of concern only after thoroughly analysing all the prospects available.
You can go on for a degree, diploma or a professional program like CA.
Major career options for commerce students after 12th can be summarised under the following wings:
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
B.Com is one of the most sought after courses that commerce pass outs opt for. Completing PG in B.Com can lead you onwards towards pursuing professional programs such as Chartered Accountancy (CA), Company Secretaryship (CS) and Cost and Work Accountancy (ICWA). The course duration for this UG course is 3 years.
Major Colleges in India: Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi (New Delhi), Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (Mumbai), St Xavier's College (Kolkata).
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
The Bachelor of Business Administration, a degree program, comprises of devising corporate expertise in students necessary for thriving in the business world. Akin to B.Com, BBA also comprises of 3 years. This professional degree combined with MBA can be a lucrative amalgamation for giving a kick start to your corporate career.
Major Colleges in India: Loyola Institute of Business Administration (Tamil Nadu), Madras Christian College (Chennai), Mount Carmel College (Bangalore), Christ University (Bangalore), Department of Business Administration - SRM University (Chennai), Institute of Management Studies (Noida).
Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)
A BBS degree apprises the students of the basic nuances of the business world. This three year course aims to fabricate a decisive assessment and analyzing temperament in the graduates so that they can go on to deal with various shades of the corporate world which they'll enter.
Major Colleges in India: Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (New Delhi), Jamia Milia Islamia University (New Delhi).
Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
BMS is another 3 year course that deals majorly with the subjects of business mathematics, managerial economics, business ethics and corporate social responsibility and human resource management. BMS graduates are scattered all over the industry in certain significant business fields such as human resource management, sales and marketing, finance and research & development.
Major Colleges in India: St Xaviers College (Mumbai), SNDT Women's University (Mumbai), SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Mumbai), Sydenham College (Mumbai).
Another major career option considered by thousands of commerce pass-outs is Law. BA-LLB and BBA-LLB courses are gaining fast popularity amongst students. While earlier commerce students used to stick to the conventional 3 year courses, the trend is changing very rapidly with more and more students appearing for CLAT every year.
Major Colleges for Law in India include all government NLUs.
Diplomas range from the duration of a few months (likely 6 months) to around two years in span. Major diplomas are opted in the fields of-
"· Diploma in Travel & Tourism
"· Diploma in Air Hostess & Flight Steward
"· Diploma in Hotel Management
"· Diploma in Education
A number of commerce pass outs make a significant mark in their career with diploma degrees which later give good returns in terms of job opportunities. A number of unconventional career options are available to be chosen by commerce graduates!