All You Need to Know If you are Picking Commerce After 10th

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Jun 15, 2015 By Univariety

Picking Commerce after 10th is a sound choice in more ways than one. Unlike with the Humanities, all that stands between you and moderate success in the long run is hard work and a bit of passion for some or the other aspect of how money is made and circulated. With further education trending more and more towards job-oriented and vocational rather than general, undergraduate programmes such as BBA (Business Administration), BMS (Management Science), and the yet more innovative targeted ones such as BBI (Banking and Insurance), BAF (Accounting and Finance), BFM (Financial Markets), BHT (Hotel and Tourism) and more have been flooding the market, enabling students to be employment-ready without further education, should they so choose. Some of the top BBA colleges in India such as Christ University offer programmes that integrate training for professional exams such as CA, CFA, FRM, CMA etc.

Your curriculum in Commerce after 10th often covers the following subjects.

  • Accounting
  • Maths (Optional, but preferred)
  • Tax
  • Finance
  • Economics

Degree options generally include iterations of B. Com., along with a whole host of other options you can pursue if you choose to do Math after 10th. In fact, if your goal is towards a stable, well-paying job, you would be doing yourself a disservice by opting out of Maths after 10th, as so much of your other subjects depend on it, and so many of your career choices are predicated on familiarity with numbers. You can also choose to pursue avenues such as Mass Media, Performance or Applied Arts, or Law, all of which only require that you have complete grade 12 with good marks. A few universities base your acceptance on specific entrance tests.

Here are some degree options after completing 12th with a focus on Commerce.
  • B.Com
  • B.B.I. (Banking and Insurance)
  • B.A.F. (Accounting and Finance)
  • B.F.M. (Financial Markets)
  • B.M.S. (Management Science)
  • B.B.A. (Business Administration)
  • B.A. LLB (Arts – Legal Law – Integrated – 5 years)
  • LLB (Legal Law – 3 years)
  • B.C.A. (Computer Applications)
  • B.Sc. Computer Science (Science – IT)
  • B.Sc Animation (Science – Animation)
  • B.Sc in Applied Maths / Statistics
  • B.F.A. (Fine Arts)
  • B.P.A. (Performing Arts)
  • B.M.M. (Mass Media & Communication)
  • B.H.M. (Hotel Management)
  • B.H.T (Hotel & Tourism)
  • B.A. Honours – Foreign Language (Foreign Language – 5 years Integrated)

Hotel Management colleges in Mumbai, such as Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Mumbai, are some of the best in the country. Amity School of Business, one of the most sought-after B-Schools in India, is also one of the few BBA colleges in Delhi.

Moving on, while the most vaunted Master’s Degree after completing a Commerce-oriented Degree is an MBA, you can also go for Master’s programmes that provide an extension to your Degree programme, or not go for one at all. Also to be considered are Certification Programmes such as CA (Chartered Accountants), CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts), ICWAI (Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India) etc., all of which you can pursue alongside your Degree, Master’s, and work, and add massive brownie points to your portfolio. You can also appear for examinations for Civil Services to enter Government Administration.

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