Is a B.Com graduate eligible for doing further studies in Advertising? If yes then what kind of course?

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RE: Is a B.Com graduate eligible for doing further studies in Advertising? If yes then what kind of course?

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

Dear Aspirant,

Definitely Advertising as a career is for any graduate. Hope you are however very confident and confirmed that after BCom you wish to go to Advertising.

There are PG Diplomas / Master degree courses in Advertising / Mass Communication / Media Studies / Media Management. These courses are from one year to two year full time / part time.

You need to check with the Institute in your city which offer university recognised or private courses in Advertising.

Best wishes

RE: Is a B.Com graduate eligible for doing further studies in Advertising? If yes then what kind of course?

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Consulting Psychologist
  • Delhi

Dear Geeta,

Thanks for posting your query to!

Well, any graduates are eligible to do further study in advertising. Admission in masters course are usually though entrance exam and interview.

You can do courses in adertising, journalism and advertising, media studies, mass communication, and communication management.

Following levels of courses exist in the field of advertising:
Bachelor level courses
Masters level courses
Post graduate dimploma

Various masters courses offered by different instituttions as follow:

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, Mumbai
Bhavan's Harilal Bhagvati College of Mass Communications, Bangalore
Bhavan's Institute of Communications and Management, Calcutta
Indian Institute of Mass Communication,New Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology,Mumbai
Mass communications Research Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
Sophia College, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai
University of Mumbai's Garware Institute of Career Education and Development,Mumbai
Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management,Pune

Choose the course based on your area of interest. If you want to get into advertising then courses related to advertising and communication management would be most appropriate. The decision of the course will determine the institute you would like to opt for study.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have more query, feel free to write back to us.

With Best Wishes for bright career,

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

RE: Is a B.Com graduate eligible for doing further studies in Advertising? If yes then what kind of course?

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

Hi Geeta,
Though any Graduate is eligible for pursuing a course in Advertisement.

But my question to you is Why do you wish to pursue advertisement now???

Please note that being a Commerce graduate, you have completely no background of media or creativity.

Though both can be developed, but building a base at this stage gets difficult.
Please note that at the PG level, you would meet Graduates who are media qualified and you may face hassles to establish yourself.
But if you are passionate and hardworking then there is no looking back.

At the same time, be aware that Advertisement or Media field takes longer to settle than just any Graduate and especially with a commerce background.

So make a calculative decision.

Wish you good luckkk...

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