(Open Discussion) Career Option after 12th in Commerce

Saina wrote this question “How to do decide my course for undergraduation. I am not able to decide and course and the college as well … can I get certain advice if I want to join a course related to accountancy /commerce/banking?” on this article.

My Answer: if you are pre-minded over the above-mentioned course then you should choose your prefered course over college, which means if you did not get top college for this course, you can go with average college (Make sure education must be good in the institution).

Brief info about Commerce: 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.

Student 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 is 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.

Best courses for You:

  • B Com
  • Chartered Accountancy
  • BA Economics

Courses After 12th Commerce

Check out this list of courses to pursue after graduating from commerce stream in class 12th. Learn more about the course, their eligibility and the colleges that offer such courses. Some of the following programmes require candidates from Mathematics background, whereas some accept candidates from any educational background. For your convenience, we have mentioned the eligibility for each course below as well.

Name of the Course Duration Eligibility About the Course List of Colleges
B.Com (Hons.) 3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream
  • Candidates must have secured at least 50% marks in Class 12.
This is probably one of the most popular courses amongst commerce aspirants. The course allows you to specialize in a specific domain of commerce. B.Com (H) Colleges in India
B.A (Hons.) Business Economics/ B.Com.(with specialization in Business Economics) 3 years
  • 10+2 with English and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • Candidates must have secured at least 55% marks in class 12 board exams.
These courses are not directly related to commerce but have a great scope in the field of business and financial management. Business Economics Colleges in India
B.Com (Pass) 3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream
  • Cut-offs for this course might range from 80% to 95% depending on the university/ college.
B.Com (Pass) is a good option if you were not able to secure good marks in class 12 board exams and want to pursue a UG commerce programme. The course focuses on an overview of the field of commerce. B.Com (Pass) Colleges in India
B.A. Economics 3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream
  • Candidates must have studied Mathematics, Economics and Accounts (for some colleges)
This programme covers all the basic concepts of economics to prepare you for higher studies in the field. Doing an MBA in Finance of M.A in Economics can be a great option thereafter. B.A. Economics Colleges in India
B.A Hons (English) 3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream with English as a compulsory subject.
  • Many institutes may conduct their own entrance exam for admission to this course.
English being a versatile subject can be very beneficial if you want jobs in the media, entertainment as well as teaching sector. B.A. English (Hons) Colleges in India
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream with Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects.
  • Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2.
BBA can be a very beneficial programme for business and management aspirants. You can strengthen your qualification by pursuing an MBA after completing the programme. BBA Colleges in India
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) 3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream.
  • Minimum 50%. Aggregate in class 12 board exams.
  • Institutes may also conduct entrance exams for admission to this course.
A BCA degree will enable you to enter the IT world and pursue high-paying jobs in consulting as well as Information Technology domains. BCA Colleges in India
Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (BAF) 3 years
  • 10+2 with minimum 50% marks in any of the streams.
  • Students must have studied Accounts and Finance in Class 12.
BAF is a programme that focuses on subjects like tax, auditing, cost accounting, business law, and economics. The course offers great scope in the finance and accounting fields. BAF Colleges in India
Bachelor of Financial Markets (BFM) 3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream
  • Candidates who have studied Mathematics and economics are given a higher preference.
If you are interested in the stock market then this is the course that you must pursue. The course focuses on subjects like debt markets, risk management, equity markets, microeconomics, mutual funds, investment and security markets. BFM Colleges in India
Bachelors in Banking and Insurance (BBI) 3 years
  • 10+2 with minimum 50% marks in any of the streams.
Banking and finance aspirants can pursue this course. An MBA in Finance after this course can improve employability chances. BBI Colleges in India
Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) Depends on examinations
  • Students from all streams can apply after passing 10+2.
The institute is a professional account body that checks your proficiency through various examinations in the field of cost accountancy. The certificates provided by the institute opens up great opportunities in the accounting management domain. -
B.Sc (H) Statistics/ B.Stat (Hons) 3 years
  • Students must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% marks.
  • Students must have studied Mathematics till class 12.
This is yet another course that can prove to be beneficial if you aspire to work in the stock market. Statistics Colleges in India
CS (Company Secretary) 2 years and one month
  • 10+2 with any stream.
  • Foundation Program for Company Secretary.
Company Secretary can be a great opportunity to work in corporate environments. You will have to clear the exams conducted by the organising authority. -
Mass Communication/ Journalism

Certificate: 6 months or 1 year

Diploma: 2 years

Degree: 3 years

  • 10+2 with any stream.
  • Candidates must have studied English till class 12.
This is a great course if you want to enter the entertainment media or advertising world. There are great opportunities in creative agencies, news agencies, etc. after pursuing this course. Mass Comm Colleges in India
Language Courses

Diploma: 2 years

Degree: 3 years

  • 10+2 with any stream and English as a compulsory subject.
French, German, Chinese and Spanish are some of the popular languages that you can pursue. These languages also offer some bright opportunities overseas.
  • Spanish Colleges in India
  • German Colleges in India
  • French Colleges in India

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There are lots of career opportunities are available after 12th in commerce. If you are looking option in only commerce sector, then you can pursue B.Com from Sanskriti University. Other options are chartered accountancy, company secretary, financial analyst and many others are available.

Hey everyone, commerce itself a diversified stream, anyone can do a lot growth and earn more than a science student as well, no surprise in it. Sanskriti University basically provides B.A(various subjects), B.Com, BBA for commerce students specially.