TOP COURSES AFTER 12TH IN COMMERCE STREAM:
In this article, we will discuss about the popular traditional courses after 12th commerce as well as the hot professional courses which could be pursued by the students after completion of class 12th in commerce.
Plenty of courses are available after completing class 12th with commerce stream. Various professional and vocational courses are available for commerce students. Here are some courses which are pursued mainly by commerce students:-
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE(B.COM)
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION /MANAGEMENT(BBA/BBM)
BACHELOR OF ECONOMICS
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS STUDIES
COMPANY SECRETARY PROGRAM(CS)
BACHELOR OF LAW(LLB)
Let’s discuss the above-mentioned programs/courses in detail;
1. BACHELOR OF COMMERCE (B.COM):
It is a very conventional and generic degree opted by many students after completing their 12th class with commerce stream. It is a 3-year undergraduate degree course. B.Com can be done by regular or by distance mode. Basically, it comprises major subjects i.e
- Business laws
2. BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION /MANAGEMENT (BBA/BBM):
This is a 3-year undergraduate program which is highly demanding among the students after passing class 12th. Preferably, it is opted by many students who had done their senior secondary with commerce but it is not mandatory of having commerce as an optional subject in 12th. Anybody who has done 12th class with a minimum of 50% with any stream i.e. Arts, Science, and Commerce from any recognized board, can apply for admission in BBA/BBM. This course opens the door for unnumbered career opportunities, Since it is a professional course, it acts as a gateway to the various corporate sector of Finance, Banking, Marketing & HR Etc. For better job opportunities, a master’s in business administration i.e. MBA is a good option. There are many specializations available in MBA. Some of the major branches are as given below:-
- OPERATION AND PRODUCTION
- HUMAN RESOURCE(H.R.)
- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
3. BACHELOR OF ECONOMICS:
This course is similar to B.Com. It gives the fundamental knowledge of Economics. Those 12th passed commerce students having a keen interest in Economics should pursue this course The students exposed to various analytical and fundamentals of economic activities. It includes the principles of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. The basic eligibility criteria which one must fulfill to pursue the course is passing the 10+2 examinations from a recognized board.
4. BACHELOR OF BUSINESS STUDIES (BBS):
It is similar to BBA/BBM as it gives a comprehensive study of business activities. Those students who are passionate to open their own venture and company should opt for this course. Bachelor of Management Studies or BMS is a 3-year undergraduate program for management studies. The eligibility criteria to get admission in this course is to pass 10+2 examinations from a recognized board with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. It introduces and develops various skills which are needed to run a successful business organization. These are as follows:-
- Market management
- finance management
- Delegation of authorities
- Project management
It is better to opt for MBA after BBS for broader job opportunities and to achieve the desired position in the business organization.
5. CHARTERED ACCOUNTANCY (CA):
It is one of the most prestigious and rewarding courses in the commerce stream. It deals with the financial affairs of the business and companies are in accordance with the laws set by Government authorities. Their tasks include looking into tax affairs, look into financial transactions through auditing, creating necessary reports, etc. Any candidate who has completed Class 12th or equivalent with at least 50 % aggregate from a recognized board or university can pursue CA. Admission for the course of CA is given through the Entrance Exam and it is taken at different levels. Students have to crack the three phases, that is:-
- CA foundation
- CA intermediate
- CA final
To become a C.A., one has to pass these above-mentioned exams. This course is regulated by the ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India). You can work as a Tax Consultant, an auditor, an advisor, a financial officer, or anything based on your specialization and you can have a high salary job in any corporate sector.
6. COMPANY SECRETARY (CS):
Every big company or business organization needs a qualified company secretary (C.S) who can take care of the legal activities of the business. A Company Secretary does all the regulatory agreements of the company and they are treated as an in-house legal expert. The role of a company secretary is to keep records, advice, tax returns, and evaluate the legal aspects of the organization Company Secretary Program is the Professional course which is provided by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), is the Institute that has been tasked by the Government to conduct the course as well as examination. Any candidate who has completed Class 12th or equivalent with at least 50 % aggregate from a recognized board or university can pursue CS. The course offered by ICSI comprises 3 programs to complete this full course, that is :
- Foundation Program
- Executive Program
- Professional Program
After completing the CS program, you can work independently or you can also go for a job in the corporate world
7. BACHELOR OF LAW (LLB):
This is a great choice after passing class 12th with commerce stream(having 50% Minimum). It is an integrated course of 5 years duration. course. It is having any of the combinations of a Degree course and a traditional L.L.B. course. For example- B.Com. and L.L.B./ B.A. and L.L.B. etc. This course is governed by the Bar Council of India(BCI). Gradually, one may start up on one’s own private practice, start a consulting firm or even start an own law firm! This program entails the study of various subjects such as
- Constitutional laws
- Property laws
- Banking laws
- Environmental laws
- Company laws
- Business laws
- International laws
- Criminal laws
The above-discussed courses are the hardcore degree courses that are traditionally chosen by a commerce stream student after passing class 12th.
Now we will discuss about some of the professional courses which can be opted after the 10+2 examination. These are as follows;
1. BACHELOR OF COMPUTER APPLICATION (BCA):
Those who are passionate about the next-door technology of the computer world must do this course. This is a three-year duration course that enlightens computer-aided programs and applications. Basic eligibility for this course which must be fulfilled is to pass class 12th with any stream (science, commerce, arts)having a minimum of 50% from a recognized board. After completing the degree, one can apply for a job in any IT company.
For higher studies, one can opt for the MCA that is a Master of Computer Application.
2. BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (B.ED):
This is a 4 year integrated degree course with any one of the combinations (B.com+ B.ed, B.sc + B.ed, B.A. + B.ed). Those aspirants who have a keen interest in teaching must opt for this course. The basic eligibility criteria for this course is to pass the 12th class with a minimum of 50% (any stream )from a recognized board. After completing this course, one can apply in school as a teacher.
3. BACHELOR OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT:
This is the best course for those who are foody and like to make delicious dishes and cuisines. This is a 3-year degree course that gives the fundamental knowledge of hotel management. The eligibility for admission to this course is a class 12th passing certificate with 50% in any stream from a recognized board (preferable). There are vast opportunities after completing this course in Event management, tourism and catering management, Business development, marketing, etc are the endless job horizon.
Besides the above-mentioned main streamline professional courses after 12th commerce, there are some diploma or certification courses also available, which the 12th pass out student may plan for their future.
1. CERTIFICATE COURSE IN STOCK MARKET:
This course basically gives an idea about the financial and capital market. This course clears the concept of various trading strategies. It allows the individual to start the advisory company that gives the stock picks to the clients. Moreover, It also opens the door of a stock analyst and stockbroking. It also entails the International stock market. It is a 1 to 3 Years certification course that focuses on the Indian Stock Market knowledge. Eligibility criteria for appearing in this course is a class 12th certificate in either stream of science, arts, and commerce with a minimum aggregate of 50% from a recognized board.
2. CERTIFICATE COURSE IN FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND TAXATION:
Accounting and taxation are the essences of any business, thus it makes an indispensable part to commence any monetary business activities. Certificate Course in Finance Accounting and Taxation is a certification program in Accounting and Taxation. The course duration ranges from 1 month to 6 months, which can vary for different institutions. It compels the various aspects of finances having accounting and taxation.
3. DIPLOMA IN BANKING AND FINANCE:
The banking certificate course is a certification program offered in commerce. The course prepares students for various positions in the banking and finance sector. The course usually lasts for 6 months or 1 year. Students who wish to pursue this course should be good at performing data analysis should have basic knowledge of tax regimes and must understand business statistics. The basic eligibility criteria which one must fulfill to pursue this course is passing the 10+2 examinations from a recognized board with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks. The course is divided into several modules. The assessment of students is usually done at the end of each module.
4. CERTIFICATE COURSE IN TALLY:
This course gives an extensive study of the basic functionalities of finance and accounts. It is a 2-Year certificate-level course that enrolls all critical aspects of an organization, including payroll, inventory, manufacturing, and banking. The basic eligibility criteria for this course (10+2) or a recognition degree are required.
5. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER:
This professional course is conducted by Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB). The candidates who have a genuine interest in Financial planning should apply for this course This course certifies in various subjects that are;
- Financial planning
- Taxation planning
- Retirement planning
- Insurance planning
- Estate planning.
Apart from the above-mentioned courses or certifications, A 10+2 pass student can also choose from the below-mentioned courses;
- Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC)
- Bachelor of Fashion Designing (BFD)
- Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
- Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)
- Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM)
- Bachelor of Design (B. Design)
- Bachelor of Management Science (BMS)
- Bachelor of Event Management (BEM)
This article is written by;
Mr. Abhishek Chaturvedi
B.Pharma & MBA
(Former Production Officer – Lupin)
Email: [email protected]