Students who have taken up commerce stream, have a good future in banking and financial institutions. There are various subjects studied under commerce stream some being theoretical like Business Law and others being practical like Financial accounting, Business finance, Auditing, Taxation etc. Every subject deals with different category of functioning of business. Commerce streams are offered in 12th grade with and without Mathematics.
+2 commerce students are eligible for clerical post in government offices, banks and defence services. For these post must have to clear the clerical examinations conducted by PSC, IBPS etc. But it is always advisable to complete your graduation before applying to these posts. Career options are available in fields of defence and government services.
10+2 Commerce students planning for further studies can take up careers in professional fields such as Company Secretary , Chartered accountancy (CA),Actuarial Science, ICAI and so on. CA is considered as one of the toughest examination and while doing CA, students should be aware of the fact that every year only a marginal percentage of candidates qualify for these examinations. It is better to pursue professional programs along with graduation or after graduation so as to fetch lucrative job opportunities. Therefore a lot of students choose to do B. Com with a specialization in computers before going for CA degree.
Others can take up bachelor’s degree in commerce (B.Com), followed by M.Com, PhD and M.Phil. There are wide range of career opportunities for B.Com graduates. Financial & Investment services, banking, marketing, insurance, stock broking, business process outsourcing etc. offers employment opportunities for these graduates. Accounts Officer, Budget Analyst, Finance Officer, Bank Officer and Accounts Executive are some of the job profiles available for B.Com graduates. Those interested in teaching field can go for B.Ed. But one can go for B.Ed in Commerce only after their post graduation in Commerce i.e. M.com. Other career avenues for commerce students are MBA, Computer studies and Banking.
Students who have taken commerce with maths can take up careers in BCA or B.Sc. Apart these, there are several diploma, certificate and vocational courses which provide entry level jobs in the field of commerce.
Career chart for 10+2 Commerce
1. Diploma Programs : (Duration : 6 months – 2 years)
- Diploma in Travel & Tourism
- Diploma in Hotel Management
- Diploma in Air Hostess & Flight Steward
- Diploma in Education
2. Degree Programs : (Duration : 3 to 5 years)
- B.Com (Honors)
- BBA- LLB
- BA – LLB
- B.Com (Computer)
3. Professional Programs : (Duration : 3 years & above)
- CA Program
- ICWA Program
- CS Program
- CFA Program