Career Options For Commerce Graduates
28 Dec, 2011 2 Comments
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Commerce is among the most popular subjects as it is providing lucrative job opportunities to graduates. Many of the students, nowadays opt for commerce over other two fundamental academic streams, that is science and humanities. Commerce stream is quite wide as one would learn fundamentals of accountancy, economics, business administration, marketing, e-commerce, finance, etc. There are a lot of career opportunities for commerce graduates in various sectors such as banking, finance, insurance, etc. Commerce has gained much popularity within last decade, and it has been a choice of many students due to the growing job opportunities in this sector.

Students who love to play with numbers and have a keen interest in economy can become really successful in their field of interest while pursuing their academics in the commerce stream. Students who choose commerce have several options for higher studies. A commerce student after XII can study the related courses at any college and join organizations dealing in finance.

Courses at graduate and post-graduate level: Students at the graduate level can enroll in B Com. B Com(Bachelor of Commerce)  is a three year full time undergraduate course. For higher education students can enroll in M Com(Masters of Commerce). To take admission in the undergraduate courses, students should have passed class XII in the commerce stream with a good percentage of marks from a recognized board. Students seeking admission in post-graduate courses should  have completed B Com from a recognized university or college.

Job opportunities: After doing graduation or post-graduation in the commerce stream, one can form his career in various sectors such as banking, auditing, insurance, or stock market. Young and fresh commerce professionals can become chartered accountants, company secretaries, cost accountants,  accounts executive, etc in government or private organizations.

Remuneration: Well, the salaries are highly dependent on one's knowledge and field he choose. Experienced professionals, however get better packages. Remuneration depends on many factors such as area of specialization, type of organization, etc.      

Some institutes offering undergraduate and post-graduate courses in commerce are:

--Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
--St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
--Loyola College, Chennai
--LSR College for Women, Delhi
--St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore
--St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
--Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai
--Hindu College, Delhi
--Indian Institute of Management & Commerce, Hyderabad
--HL College of Commerce, Ahmedabad

Due to the strong economy of India, there are ample job opportunities for commerce graduates. The above listed institutes impart quality education to commerce students so that they can serve the purpose with exceptional skills. Students seeking admission to top notch commerce colleges must have an excellent academic background. Students who dream of becoming finance experts should have a great knowledge of their subjects and must have a great academic record. One can even think of studying abroad. With high competition prevailing in this stream, students  should have an analytical bent of mind along with strong academic knowledge. Banking and insurance industry is soaring and to meet the demands of the growing needs, they need skilled professionals who can achieve the targets well.

User Comments(2)


30 Jul, 2012
give me brief information about company secretaries (CS) course. Also the fee structure including tution fees.

27 Aug, 2014
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