Shweta Tiwari

Should I do CS course when I'am doing BFM?

I'am an student studying BFM .I'am in second year and thinking about doing CS along with my BFM stuidies side by side.Is it going to be beneficial for me and would it be too hard to do both the courses at a same time?

by Shweta Tiwari
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RE: Should I do CS course when I'am doing BFM?

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

Hello My Dear,
BFM along with Company Secretary would be very much fine as a combination since you will be exposed to finance in BFM and in CS to law/secretarial.

I am glad that you approached the right platform of CareerGuide at the right time for seeking guidance to your query.

The decision to pursue a professional course like Company Secretary ship is a very good decision and will definitely go a long way to make you successful.Pursuing BFM and Company Secretary course together would not be of any problem study wise and time wise. Just you need to schedule your studies so that no course is left back or unattended or less focused.


A word of caution here to my Dear, that generally we lose the focus on your graduation studies while studying for a professional course. This should not happen with you, see to it that graduation studies are equally important and is the basic foundation qualification which one should do seriously.

Also another option I would like to just suggest for your thinking...

If you are interested in finance since you have opted for BFM, then why not go for Chartered Accountancy course instead of Company Secretaryship course?

CA course and BFM course are compatible and the studies initially are very much related. Doing these two courses alongside, will help you either ways in the course and also not make it hectic and there will be equal focus too. Just think about it!

However BFM and CS course can surely be done with ease.

Best Luck

RE: Should I do CS course when I'am doing BFM?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane


Greeting's for the day!!!
Everybody has some career goasl in mind. Something they are thinking of doing or becoming. For Commerce students, thereare many avenues where they can build up a good career in future. Company Secretary course is one such course which can be taken as a profession.

It is a good choice to pursue " Company Secretary" along with Graduation. You can pursue CS along with your BFM studies side by side. Both are inter-reated fields which will help you to have good job opportunities. It will not that tough to complete the CS Course, with some focus on studies you can be able to complete both the courses successfully.
Stages to become a Company Secretary(CS):
The student who would like to join the course after 10+2 pass or equivalent has to undergo three stages to pursue the company secretaries course i.e.
The student who would like to join the course after passing the Graduation has to undergo two stages of the Company Secretaryship. i.e.
1. Executive Programme
2. Professional Programme.
- Foundation Programme which is of eight months duration can be pursued by 10+2 pass or equivalent students of Arts, Science or Commerce stream (Excluding Fine Arts)
- Executive Programme can be pursued by a Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts.
- Professional Programme can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course.
Roles and Responsibilites:
1. An expert in Company, Corporate, and Security Laws.
2. A Vital link between the company and its Board of Directors, Shareholders, Government and Regulatory Authorities.
3. A conscience seeker of the company
4. A compliance officer of the company
5. Corporate Planner and Strategic Manager

Scope of the CS:
The CS has very wide scope in the Industries now a days.
A Qualified Company Secretary has openings in industry and also has scope for practicing as an Independent Professional.
CS course offers lucrative career options. After successfully completing this course, you can get into multi national companies for jobs. CS acts as a compliance officer who may provide legal advises in area of Corporate Laws, Capital Market, Corporate Governance, etc.
Job Opportunities exists in both private and public sector companies. Some of the areas where you have chances of jobs are SEBI, Stock Exchange Markets, etc. A qualified CS can also practice inndependently. Many government companies also employ CS such as AAI, ONGC, State Infrastructure Development Corporation etc.
Opportunities also exists in banks. Some of the other areas where in one can work are government financial institutions, bureau of public entreprises, accounts branch of government law service.
Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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