Gone are the days when students with arts as a subject had very limited Career options and those with very less score opted for arts stream .Now a days Arts /commerce stream has also emerged with exciting Career opportunities. After passing 12th commerce we often get confused that what to do and what not to be and often overloaded with information with Career advice from friends, teachers and relatives.
Few degree courses for commerce & Arts graduates are B.com (bachelor of commerce), B.BI (bachelors in banking and Insurance), B.AF (Bachelor in Accounting and Finance), B.FM (bachelor in fina
B.Com, B.Com (Honors) and B.BA are the most popular undergraduate courses available in commerce stream after 12th. Bachelor of Commerce course is the most popular undergraduate course for commerce students after 12th. This course will enable the candidates to find lucrative Career opportunities in the field of Banking, Insurance, Accounting and Finance.
Commerce graduates can get into the post of Income Tax Officer in Income Tax Department of State/Central government. For that, they should qualify the Income Tax Officer’s examination held by Staff Selection Commission. They can also pursue professional certification courses like CPA, CFA, CA, ICWA, CS, etc. These courses will enable the candidates to enter into the profession of Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Analyst or Chartered Accountant. Some job profiles for Commerce graduates are Account assistant, balance sheet reconciliatory, account analyst, accounting coordinator, accounting clerk, financial consultant, Auditor, Those who possess BBA degree can look for managerial level jobs in reputed organizations like Delhi State Cancer Institute, Gujarat Livelihood Promotion Company Limited etc.
After completion graduation, the students can either do post-graduation in their selected field or they can opt for professional courses. The Arts / commerce graduates have immense Career opportunities with public sector and private undertaking. They can test their aptitude with various public sector tests like UPSC, combined defence services exam, Air force exams, Bank exams, etc.
The Arts/ commerce graduates have option for short term courses such as Export-import and foreign trade, Export -import management, event management courses, fashion designing courses, Visual media etc. If a candidate wish to pursue their Career with non-banking financial companies, or in stocks and securities, there are several courses in securities and capital markets (NCFM).
These graduates can opt for computer courses from recognized universities to enhance their profile. Courses with computer application, ERP, ORACLE, SAP (module & implementation), Tally, CCNA, CCSS, Languages like C, C++, MS office, Java, HTML, web designing etc.. These courses will be an added advantage for candidates in future. They have a choice of doing professional courses from foreign university or from TOP B schools in India. They can test their aptitude through entrance tests such as CAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP, TANCET, JMET, IBSAT, IIFT etc. TOFEL, GATE exams gain entry for foreign countries to pursue their career.
In order to get rid of all the confusions, what you need to do is to analyse your interests, personality and aptitude. It is said that a proper Career planning based on your aptitude, interest and personality type, will have a very high the success rate as well as satisfaction rate.
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