Sahil Gupta

Confusion between science and commerce stream?

I am confused between commerce and science stream? Actually I m interested in both the streams but don't know about the future! also I want to open my own business afterwards after saving enough amount! So m confused that I should pursue with CA+MBA or Engineering+MBA?

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RE: Confusion between science and commerce stream?

Vaibhav Bhutra
Vaibhav Bhutra
Verified Career Expert
Career Counselor/ Director at Educomp Vidyamandir Classes
  • Surat

Dear Friend,

Greeting of the day!!!

Thanks for choosing!!!

Its always a tough task for any individual to decide the subject one need to consider for a stable career.

for you to select a subject i.e. where Commerce and Science decision is based on following points

Interest : If you have interest in subjects like Physics and Maths it would be better to go ahead and take science as subject if you feel that i would be good in understanding numbers and accounting you can think of going ahead with commerce

Future plans : As you have already highlighted that you want to do business, now the next step is that you need to decide on which kind of business you would be planning to get in to. In case you are planning to some manufacturing and there your knowledge of science or engineering.

Time Horizon : Every field of education has different time period and thus if you are thinking to do graduation and then MBA you can consider Science or Commerce any thing but option like CA would be too lengthy, since it require minimum 5-6 years to complete the course

Let me tell you that in business what you need is belief on your self also i myself took commerce since i wanted to start a business so i completed my MBA and did 4 years job before starting a business in education.

Commerce helps you to know the details of setting up of business but science gives you technical knowledge and if you plan to do MBA then you would get to know lot of basic things of business in MBA.

So my advice would be follow what you want to do in Graduation and then do MBA which would be helpful for you to understand business

Wish you all the best !!!!

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RE: Confusion between science and commerce stream?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai


Thank you for visiting at!!!

Wow... Interesting You already have the future set, but seemed to be confused at the beginning.

Since you are interested in both, I assume, you are good with both the subjects too.
So here few crieteria you need to keep in mind is:
Time you can put in for your education
Costs you can put in
Which business are you planning for in future.

In terms of time, please note that engineering requires a minimum of 4 years to complate grdaution and then MBA would be another 2 years.
Whereas commerce would be aroound 3 years after 12th and CA preparations and exams can be done simultaneously done with 12th and during graduation. MBA another 2 years. So a total of 5 years.

Also note that engineering would require you to clear entrance exams post 12th, and then there is a lot of hassle due to reservations.

Similairly the costs, enginnerring is a bit more financially costly rather than the regualr commerce course. CA has a basic minimum fare.

In-case you are planning for setting up a business into production, then knowledge on machinery is important and that requires engineering. But if it is a regualr business like retail or education, then knowledge of Finance mangemnt or accounts as well as man-management is important.

For any kind of business, mainly knowledge on finances are very important.

And since you have already decided on setting p a business, so best is to get basic degree and nothing better than commerce and CA, which takes care of the major aspect of business that is finance, and since you have also decided MBA qualification, so why waste time in engineering, whereby there would be no connection between an engineering and an MBA degree, as you would be having barely any industrial experience and you wont be continuing in the industry.

SO as far as I was to choose, Commerce along with CA and MBA would be my choice.

I am stressing on B.Com, because CA requires longer hours of study and if you select BBA or BBI or any other grdautaion, your time would be involved in project work and attending lectures and classes. Also at the same time, opt for a nearby college, which would ave your travelling time too.

Hope this answers your query.

Wish you good luck..........

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RE: Confusion between science and commerce stream?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear Aspirant,

Thanks for approaching us at!!! I appreciate your detailed query.

Confusion between science and commerce is very common. If you are inclined towards family or own business, then admission to the commerce field is the most suited.

Doing Engineering and then MBA, will be an insult to your engineering, since after MBA, no company will ask for your engineering knowledge practically. However if you do engineering and then MBA Operations, then it is only useful and not other MBA specialisations like Finance, HR, Marketing, etc.

To be best sure of what suits you for your career, I would suggest you to undergo a Online Psychometric Career Assessment Test from!!! which will help you understand yourself in respect of your strengths, weaknesses, emotional quotient, etc. and wil lexactly tell you which stream is good for you.

Best wishes,

Dr. Anand Wadadekar

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