Commerce is a field which students who have an interest in the field of financial information/transactions, trading of economic value, etc. often consider taking up after completing 10+2. Students who are looking forward to pursuing a career in Commerce have a wide range of choices before them. Candidates can pursue the Commerce course at the undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), diploma levels as well as at the doctoral level. UG level Commerce courses offered to aspirants include BCom, BBA, CA, CS, BBA LLB, BBM, BSc, etc. At the PG level, popular Commerce programs are MCom, MBA, MPhil, MSc, etc. Generally speaking, UG courses in Commerce are of three years duration whereas PG programme are of two years duration. Among Commerce courses, students can consider selecting from specialized fields such as accounting and finance, banking and finance, accounting and taxation, actuarial science, business administration, applied economics, e-commerce, financial accounting, banking and insurance, human resources, entrepreneurship, accounting and auditing, etc.
• Candidates can pursue a UG degree in Commerce if they have completed their 10+2 or its equivalent level of education in the commerce stream. Candidates who have studied subjects like accounts, Mathematics and Economics, etc. are also eligible to apply.
• To secure admission in the PG level Commerce course, candidates should have completed their graduation degree in commerce stream from a recognised college/ institute.
• However, many colleges/universities follow the different criteria for admission in the PG level Commerce course.
Students can pursue Commerce courses at UG, PG and PhD level. The regular Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses are available full-time as well as part-time. Certificate courses like CA, CS, CFA are available in part-time mode and are very popular commerce courses in India.
If students want to make a career in the field of Commerce, there are ample career opportunities available for the students. Depending on the course selected by candidates they can pursue different job profiles. Herein some popular job profiles as per the course:
• Graduates: After completing UG level course under Commerce, the candidates can find various jobs at junior level in accounting, commerce, banking and finance and related fields such as Junior accountant, HR Manager, Business Executive, Accounts Executive, Operations Management, Data Analyst, Research and Development Manager, Information Systems Manager, Project Manager, etc.