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Check out this article to know about various undergraduate courses after 12th Commerce, their eligibility criteria and career options after 12th Commerce!

After toiling hard in 12th board exams, commerce students often face a dilemma choosing courses after 12th commerce. The confusion only aggravates with the plethora of options on offer, which include accounts, finance, commerce, business studies and more. For all those who’re worrying about their future after completing 12th with commerce stream, here is the career guidance after 12th Commerce-

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Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

B.Com (General) is an undergraduate course that educates candidates in the field of commerce. Candidates who enroll in B.Com after 12th commerce, gain ample knowledge in the field of accounting, account ledges, profit and loss statements, maintenance of accounts, taxation, laws of accounting and calculation of different taxes.

Bachelor of Commerce (Honors)

B.Com (Honors) is a three year degree program, where candidates gain ample knowledge of their chosen specialization in the third year. Specializations in Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) program include, Marketing Management, Accounting and Financial Management, International Trade and Finance etc. One of the biggest advantages of choosing an Honors program is that it allows candidates to gain deep knowledge in their chosen specialization, unlike General B.Com programs where summarized knowledge of all specializations is imparted.

B.Com Eligibility Criteria (All Boards)

  • - To take admission in the Bachelor of Commerce program, Candidates from Commerce stream need to have minimum 60% aggregate and 55% in Accountancy subjects.

  • - For Science Stream- Minimum 60% aggregate and 60% in mathematics

  • - Candidates who have, Statistics and Mathematics subjects in Class 12th needs to have minimum 60% aggregate and 60% in mathematics.

Career Options after B.Com Program

  • - Accountancy

  • - Banking Sector

  • - Air Force Accounts exams

  • - Stock Market

  • - Accounts Consultant

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)

BMS is a three-year undergraduate program. However, some universities like Delhi University imparts 4 years BMS program. It is considered as one of the best courses after 12 Commerce as the program provides deep knowledge in management and commerce subjects like human resources, employee relations, research methods and accounting and prepares learners for the top-notch business firms. St. Xavier’s College, University of Delhi, Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics etc. are some of the prominent colleges for this program.

BMS Eligibility Criteria

To take admission in the BMS after 12th commerce, candidates need to qualify the joint entrance test for BMS, which is conducted by various universities and colleges. Other than this, candidates should also have passed the 12th from a recognized board.

Career Opportunities after BMS

  • - Sales and Marketing

  • - Management (MBA)

  • - Entrepreneurship

  • - CS/ CA/ CFA/ CWA

  • - Mass Communication & Journalism/ Advertising

  • - Hotel Management

  • - Travel and Tourism

Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)

BBS is a three to four-year undergraduate program. The program is an amalgamation of business knowledge and practical, and enhances students’ analytical and conceptual skills, thereby training them to make a career in the corporate world.

BBS Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board. Some universities conduct entrance exam for admission to BBS program too.

Career Prospects after BBS

  • - Information Analyst

  • - Risk Analyst

  • - Economic Statistician

  • - Share Broker

  • - Market Researcher

  • - Property Manager

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance (BAF)

BAF is one of the best careers after 12th commerce. It is a three-year full-time undergraduate program, which imparts knowledge in subjects like financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, taxation, business law etc.

Eligibility Criteria for BAF

A candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board. Candidate must secure minimum 50% marks at 10+2 level in order to be eligible for BFA program.

Career Option after BAF Course

  • - Chartered Accountant (CA)

  • - Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

  • - Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

  • - MBA in Finance

Some Professional Courses after 12th Commerce

C.A. – stands for Chartered Accountancy. Duration depends on how you take training and clear exams.

Company Secretary is a professional course administered by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

Actuarial Science: This course deals with calcutaion of insurance risks & premiums.

Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI): In erstwhile known as Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI). This institute is best known for providing coaching and training in the subject of Cost & Management Accountancy.

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