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What to do after 12th Commerce? Here are 50 great careers to choose from!

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If you have landed here, then you must be contemplating a career in the Commerce stream. We bet your first move was to read up as many ‘Career options after 12th Commerce’ articles as possible. The internet must have pelted you down with one expert write-up after another. But, are you still lost? We are not surprised and neither should you be. There are simply too many great career options that you can pursue after Class 12 Commerce; all of them lucrative in their own way.


In this blog post, we will not tell you what you should do after 12th Commerce. We can’t (no one can) tell you what is best for YOU. However, we will tell you about the most important and futuristic courses that Commerce students can pursue after finishing their Class 12 board exams. Having read all the options listed in this blog post, you should be able to make a well-informed decision on which route you want to take while staying true to your aspirations.

Commerce is a versatile subject. Students who pursue the Commerce stream in Class 12 will never run out of options.

Degree Courses for Commerce Students after Class 12 Commerce

Course Option

Eligibility

Scope of Knowledge

Scope of Higher Studies

Job Opportunities

1. B.Com Honours(3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with Maths;minimum 50% in HSC

Course covers subjects like Accountancy (Financial and Cost Accountancy), Economics, Taxation, Financial Management, Company Law, Marketing Management

M.Com/MBA. Students can also pursue professional courses simultaneously.

Banking sector, teaching profession,
Financial organisations, business houses,export companies.

2. B. Sc.(H) Statistics (3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with Maths; minimum 55% in HSC; minimum 60% in Maths;

Descriptive Statistics, Probability Theory,Probability Distribution, Linear Algebra, Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis, Data Interpretation;

Professional courses like actuarial sciences / M.Stats from Indian Institute of Statistics.

Business analyst, Data analyst, research officer,investigator, lecturer.

3. B.Com Pass(3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with/without Maths ; minimum 50% in HSC

Financial Accounting, Business Maths, Business Law,Company Law, Income Tax Law, Financial Management, Auditing, Environmental Studies, Ability Enhancement, Skill Enhancement

Students can pursue professional courses like CA,CS,ICWA simultaneously

Clerical jobs; this course works best when clubbed with other courses in the sidelines or when opted for higher studies. 

4. B.A. Economics(3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with/without Maths; minimum 50% in HSC

Evolution and definition of Economics, basic concepts,Utility,Elasticity of Demand,Production,Market,Factor Pricing, Structure of Indian Economy

M.A. Economics/ M.Phil./Master in Business Economics/Appear for Indian Economic Services

Opportunities in Teaching profession, Business Journalism, Government jobs

5. Bachelors in Accounting and Finance

(3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with/without Maths;minimum 50% in HSC

Course focuses on cost accounting,auditing,taxation, business law,economics

M.Com/ MBA in Finance

Lucrative job opportunities in the field of Accounting and Finance

6. Bachelors in Financial Markets (3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with/without Maths ; minimum 50% in HSC

Course focuses on equity markets, debt markets, risk management, investment, mutual funds, concepts of micro economics, and security markets

M.Com/ MBA/ professional courses like CFA/certification courses in financial markets by NSE

Chartered Accountant, Financial Risk Manager,Chartered Financial analyst etc.

7. Bachelors in Banking and Insurance (3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with/without Maths ; minimum 50% in HSC

Course focuses on financial accounting, management,corporate laws, banking laws, business laws, auditing, and cost accounting.

M.Com/ MBA/Professional courses like. . .

Lucrative job opportunities in the banking sector.

8.B. Sc.(H) Social
Science (3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with/without Maths ; minimum 50% in HSC

Course focuses on History and Philosophy of Social work, gender analysis, rural economy in India, politic al economy of rural development and disaster management

Students can go on to do Masters in Social Sciences and pursue a PhD. later.

Advertising/ marketing, market research,business management, town planning, tourism, teaching and lecturing etc.

9. B.A (H)English (3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with/without Maths ; minimum 50% in HSC

Course focus on History of English literature, poetry,modern drama, essays, short stories, novel, philology, phonetics and modern grammar.

MA in English/ Journalism/ Travel and Tourism Management, HR Management.

Professional Writing, MBA, Mass Communication,Media, Digital Marketing, Civil services, PR, Law etc.

10. Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication (3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with/without Maths ; minimum 50% in HSC

Course focus on Fundamentals of Journalism, current affairs, Indian Political System, media laws, printing and editing, introduction to advertising, online journalism, radio/ television specialisation

Masters in Mass Communication/ Post graduationcourses in Advertising & Marketing, Journalism, PR & Corporate Communication

journalism, print media, advertising, radio journalism television reporting copy writing and editing, video editing, content writing etc.

11. Bachelors in Hospitality Management (3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with/without Maths ; minimum 50% in HSC

Course focuses on skill development, financial management, brand management, retail management, event management, baking techniques, dessert artistry, consumer behaviour

Hotel manager, fast food restaurant manager, publichouse manager, chef, catering manager, retail manager etc.

 

Management Courses  for Commerce Students after Class 12 Commerce

Course Option

Eligibility

Scope of Knowledge

Scope of Higher Studies

Job Opportunities

12.BBA (3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with Maths; minimum 50% in HSC

Course focuses on management education and entrepreneurship skills.

Students can either start working as management trainees or pursue MBA

Marketing, financial management, strategic management, operations, human resources.

13. BBS(3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with/without Maths; minimum 60% inHSC; some colleges may have an entrance exam.

Course focuses on in-depth business knowledge,education and entrepreneurship skills.

Students can either start working as management trainees or pursue MBA

Marketing, accounting, finance, academics,relationship management, business analysis, business development

14.BBE (3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with/without Maths; minimum 60% in HSC; colleges may have an entrance exam.

Course focuses on business management, development of analytical skills and accounting abilities

Students can either start working as management trainees or pursue MBA/ Masters in Business Economics

Insurance, finance, consultancy, banking, stock markets. Most sought after careers include working with RBI and the Indian Economic Services.

15.BMS (3 years full-time course)

10+2 Commerce with/without Maths; minimum 60% in HSC; colleges may have an entrance exam.

Course focuses on effective management,behavioural aspects of an organisation, leadership qualities, presentation and the problem solving skills

Students can either start working as management trainees or pursue MBA or MMS

Marketing, finance, strategic management, business analysis, human resources, business development

 

Professional Courses for Commerce Students after Class 12 Commerce

Course Option

Course Description

Eligibility Criteria

    16. CA

CA stands for Chartered Accountancy. It is divided into 3 levels. Students need to clear CA-Foundation to appear for CA-Intermediate,then clear Intermediate to finally appear for CA-Final.

The minimum eligibility criteria for students to register for Level 1 of CA/ CS in 10+2. Since these are professional courses,students can start preparing for CA/CS alongside there degree or management course.  To go on to Level 2 and 3 of CA/CS, students need to clear the level before that. There is no fixed time limit for these courses and students can take multiple attempts to clear examination. 

    17. CS

CS stands for Chartered Secretary. Much like CA, CS too have 3 levels that students need to clear: Foundation Program, followed by Executive Program and finally the Professional Program.

    18. ICWA

ICWA, also known as CMA is a professional course offered by ICAI. This course provide candidate with in-depth business knowledge and enable them to analyse financial information pertaining to all areas of a company.  

The minimum eligibility criterion for students is 10+2. Since this is a professional courses, students can pursue this course alongside their degree or management course. 

    19. LLB - LLM

Bachelors of Legislative Law is an UG course that spans 3 years. Students who pursue LLB usually go on to pursue LLM as well. The course is conducted by the Bar Council of India. UG students who pursue legal courses need to undergo the 5 year program while PG students pursuing law will be undergoing a 3 year program.

The minimum eligibility criterion for students is 10+2. Since this is a professional courses, students can pursue this course alongside their degree or management course. 

    20. CFA

In India, CFA is equivalent to the highest standard of professional excellence. Pursuing this course will enable a candidate to get placed with the most prestigious financial firms in the industry. CFA equips students with hands-on knowledge of the investment industry. It takes minimum 2 years to clear all the three levels of CFA.  

To seek admission for Level 1 of CFA, students must have a bachelor's degree or be in the final year of the program at the time of registration. Alternatively, they can have four years of professional work experience or a combination of both totals at least four years.

    21. Actuarial Sciences

The field of actuarial science is gaining precedence in India. Students who pursue actuarial sciences find themselves lucrative jobs in the areas of Life Insurance, General Insurance, Health Insurance, Reinsurance Companies, Pension Funds, Risk Management and the likes. The body that conducts the course of Actuarial Sciences and the subsequent exams is known as Institute of Actuarial Sciences of India (IASI). A student needs to clarify minimum 4 levels of exam (CT, CA, ST, and SA) before starting a professional career as an actuary. 

The minimum eligibility criterion to pursue Actuarial Sciences is 10+2 or an equivalent. Students must have English and Maths as subjects in their 10+2 course to be able to qualify for this course. Students will have to clear an entrance examination to be able to seek admission.

 

Banking Courses after Class 12 Commerce

Course Option

Eligibility

Job Options/Scope of Higher Studies

    22. B.Com / BBA in Banking & Insurance (3 years full-time course)

Like all degree/ management courses, students can pursue these banking courses after finishing their +2 under the Commerce stream. The most reputed colleges and universities grant admission to students on the basis of merit while some colleges may require students to clear an entrance exam to get admission.

PRIME RECRUTERS IN THE BANKING SECTOR

  • RBI
  • SBI
  • Central Bank of India
  • ICICI Bank
  • HDFC Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Canara Bank
  • Dena Bank
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Finance Firms
  • Investment Banking firms

JOB ROLES IN THE BANKING SECTOR

  • PO (Probationary Officer)
  • Bank Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Clerk
  • Customer Care Executive
  • Sales Executive
  • Insurance Officer
  • Loan Officer
  • Market Analyst
  • Consultant
  • IT Officer

 

 

    23. B.Com / BBA in Banking & Taxation(3 years full-time course)
    24. PG Diploma in Banking

Pursuing a Diploma Course or a Certification Course in Banking alone after Class 12 Commerce will not add much value to a student’s career. The purpose of these courses is to help attain specialisationin different spheres of Banking, and the best time to pursue them is after completing a full-time degree course.

    25.PG Diploma in Banking Operations
    26.PG Diploma in Retail Banking
    27.PG Diploma in Branch Banking
    28.PG Diploma in Banking & Insurance
    39.PG Diploma in Investment Banking
    30.Advanced Diploma in Banking & Finance
    31.Certification in Banking
    32.Certification in Banking Insurance
    33.Certification in General Insurance
    34.Certification in Health Insurance
    35.Certification in Telebanking
    36.Certification in Banking and Sales Management
    37.Certification in Investment Banking

 

Technical Courses after Class 12 Commerce

Course Option

Eligibility

Job Options/

    38.Animation & Multimedia

Technical courses endow students with hands-on skills in a particular area. After completing class 12 Commerce, a few students may not wish to stick to academics, let alone the Commerce stream. Pursuing any of these technical courses provide students with an opportunity to further explore genres that will draw their interest. The minimum criteria required for these courses is 10+2.

Advertising manager, Creative director, Media director, Graphic Designer, Animator, Publisher, Video Editor etc.

    39.Web Designing and Development

Front-end Developer, Back-end Developer, Full-Stack Developer, Web Designer, Web App Developer, Design & Layout Analyst, UI Designer etc.

    40.Game Developer

Game Tester, Game Artist, Game Designer, Game Art Director, Game Animator, Game Programmer etc.

    41.Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing Manager, Content Marketing Manager, SEO Manager, Content Writer, Social Media Marketing Manager etc.

 

Entrance Exams  after Class12 Commerce

Name of Course

Eligibility
Wondering how to prepare for these entrances? Well, these entrances are designed to test your aptitude for the field you have applied for. So, one portion of questions will be asked from the field that you are appearing for. Also, GK, English, logical reasoning and basic computer knowledge are some of the common areas tested in these kind of exams. The basic eligibility criteria for any of these exams is that students must clear their 3 year graduation course.These entrance exams are conducted on the national level and is often followed by rounds of personal interviews. Some of these entrances will have multiple levels. Once the student crack the entrance, they have to undergo a brief training period before they can join work.

    42. SSC
    43. UPCS
    44. CDS
    45. BSNL
    46. FCI
    47. Bank PO
    48. RBI
    49. Railway
    50. Insurance

For more clarity, watch this seminar by J.K. Shah, a renowned professor with over 34 years of experience in teaching CA and CS students.

As you may have already figured out by now, there are limitless possibilities open to you, should you choose to pursue Commerce during +2. The above list is in no way exhaustive. But it should give you a fair idea of what your choices are and how you can shape up your career in the future depending on the choices you make in the present moment. The only way to decide what is best for you is to do a detailed research and follow your heart.

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