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I am not able to find my area of interest after 12th (Commerce). What should I do ?

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Avadhut Desai
Avadhut Desai
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Being in the state of confusion is not good for career. A kind of confusion regarding career paths may consume your time and money. This leads to frustration sometimes and the students end up having nothing productive. There are a number of career options after completing 12th Commerce. Along with academic bachelor, post graduate and master degrees, one may find the short term certificate courses and the diplomas too for further studies.

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Various Academic Courses After 12th Commerce

Let’s enlist some of the obvious academic courses after 12th Commerce.

  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.): Bachelor in Commerce is a most obvious option after 12th You will be learning the subject like Accountancy and Economics. There are number of Colleges to pursue this bachelor degree. If you really are interred to go further in commerce career path then do choose this bachelor and go up the ladder doing next the master and doctoral degrees.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA): For the student from a commerce background, the management courses would work the best. The commerce stream generally relates with finance so in turn relates with the corporate world. The management too is all related with the corporate world so any commerce student may easily excel in the management field. After BBA, you have MBA to pursue as master degree in the same field. This also is one of the promising career paths.


  • Bachelor of Arts - Economics (BA Economics): BA Economics is a degree with the same genre as of a Bachelor in Commerce. Bothe degrees may lead to same career path but the Economics seems more theoretical and commerce is more of a practical degree. For Bachelor in Economics, many reputed institutions are there like Delhi School of Economics (DSE), London School of Economics (LSE), etc.


  • Bachelors in Accounting and Finance - BAF: This undergraduate degree focuses on tax, auditing, cost accounting, economics and business law. After this course you can go for higher education in Accounting and Finance or M.Com. You have options to pursue MBA in finance.


  • Bachelors of Financial Markets - BFM: The BFM course is best for those who find interests in shares marketing. This course focuses on equity markets, debt markets, micro economics, risk management, investment, security markets and mutual funds. After this course, you can pursue some of the certificate courses offered by NSE. Those who like to do MBA and M.Com can do so confidently.


  • Bachelors in Banking and Insurance – BBI: The Banking and Insurance industry is a blooming one and you have the opportunity to reap the benefits pursuing this course. This Bachelor in Banking and Insurance would make you study for focuses on the topics like banking laws, financial accounting and management, corporate laws, business laws, cost and auditing. After BBI one can opt for M.Com or MBA.

Various Professional Courses In Commerce and Economics Field

Other than the aforesaid academic and university bachelor degrees after 12th Commerce, you can pursue some of the professional courses like CA-Chartered Accountancy, CS-Company Secretary, CMA-Cost and Management Accountant and CFP-Certified Financial Planner, etc.

  • CA-Chartered Accountancy: The ICAI is the premier statutory body for the professional Chartered Accountants in India, established by the act of the parliament for the purpose. The important functions enlisted as following are related to CA like financial matters such as accounting, auditing, consultancy to corporate management, taxation, business governance and other such financial matters.


  • CS-Company Secretary: The company secretary is a legal expert who knows corporate laws, Securities Law, Corporate Market, and Corporate Governance. A Company Secretary will be advising to the board of Directors in matters related to best practices in corporate governance. The course has been provided by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.


  • CMA-Cost and Management Accountant: The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) offers the CWA/CMA course. The professional having done this course is needed for organizations for managing financial information. These Management Accountants have become an invariable part of the corporate world to collect, collate, interpret company’s financial information so as to march ahead with the help of such records


  • CFP-Certified Financial Planner: The CFP will be in the areas of Personal finance, wealth management, insurance planning, mutual fund investing. This course is awarded by the Financial Planning Standards Board of India (FPSB India) 

This above was the brief about what different career options are there after your 12th Commerce. For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

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