Bachelors of Commerce Honours (Bcom hons) is one of the most commonly sought after
course for anyone that is pursuing a career in the field of commerce. Bcom hons is a 3 year
graduation course designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the principles and
practices of commerce and business, enabling them to understand the complexities of the
The course curriculum of B.Com (Hons) is broad and includes subjects such as accounting,
taxation, finance, business laws, audit, economics, marketing, human resource
management, and organisational behaviour. The course can provide a wide variety of future
opportunities and a lot of opportunities to pivot your career but a lack of awareness about
this usually leads to students taking very conventional options such as a MBA, which
although a great option is not the only option and may not be everyones calling.
Options for higher studies
(M.Com)Masters of commerce is a 2 - years postgraduate course for candidates who
want to pursue a career in accounting, banking, investment, financial service, investment as
well as economics and marketing.
MCom course allows the students to work in almost all sectors of the economy and remains
one of the most versatile courses in India. The insurance sector, one of the main sectors that
employ MCom graduates of the economy
Master of Business Administration (mba) and is one of the most popular post-graduate
courses in India and abroad. MBA is a two-year postgraduate Management course which is
opted for by candidates who wish to pursue their career in the Management field. MBA
courses are designed to equip individuals with advanced skills and knowledge in various
aspects of Business and Management. MBA courses provide an opportunity for individuals
to enhance their leadership abilities, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Masters in Management MIM is a two year postgraduate management program that deals
with the way a company or organization operates and functions while providing advanced
general management knowledge. This includes the financial, administrative and marketing
aspects of the business. MIM jobs after graduation include Project Manager, Production
Manager, Operations Assistant, General Manager, CEO, Assistant Manager, Corporate
Officer, Executive Director, Assistant to CEO, etc.
Certifications and Charters
Most aspirants because of their unawareness and lack of knowledge end up opting for the
most cliché career choices following the herd like CA, while a CA charter is highly reputed
and prestigious, CA just like MBA may not be everyones calling and jumping into the rat race
of becoming a CA without proper knowledge and interest may lead to disappointing results
and unfulfilment of personal desires.
Therefore we have listed a various number of charters below, figure out what you’re
interested in and start your journey.
A chartered financial analyst (CFA) is a globally-recognized professional designation given by
the CFA Institute, that measures and certifies the competence and integrity of financial
analysts. Candidates are required to pass three levels of exams covering areas, such as
accounting, economics, ethics, money management, and security analysis.
Company Secretary is a 3-year course that trains students to handle the legal aspects of a
firm including tax returns and record keeping. The Company Secretary is directly involved in
a company’s strategy, decision-making, and ensuring all the activities comply with legal,
ethical and regulatory requirements. CSEET exam
Cost and Management Accounting, is a certificate course providing CMA designation to the
qualifiers. The designation is a gateway to a lucrative career in business accounting.The
Institute of Cost Accountants, commonly known as ICMAI, offers CMA course
certified Public Accountant (CPA) is an accounting qualification license granted by the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to practice accountancy in the
USA. CPAs are certified accounting professionals who are hired by a company or firm to
handle their accounts department.
Certified Financial Planner or CFP is a professional certification course offered at a duration
of 6 months to 2 years. It imparts the knowledge in the field of Financial Planning and it is
offered by the Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB).
The basic CFP eligibility is passing class 10+2 from a recognised board. The Certified Financial
Planner or CFP professional certificate is widely recognized and accepted across the globe
for its standard for financial planning professionals worldwide. It will teach you how to build
trust and assist customers in an increasingly complex advice world.
ACCA stands for the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, which is a global body
that provides students with a ‘Certified Chartered Accountant’ certification. ACCA subjects
include Business & Technology, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate
and Business Law, Taxation, Performance Management, Financial Reporting, Audit and
Assurance, Financial Management, Strategic Business Leader, Strategic Business Reporting,
Advanced, Financial Management, Advanced Performance Management, Advanced
Taxation, Advanced Audit and Assurance.
The CAIA exam is conducted by the CAIA Association which is a world leader in education in
the domain of alternative investments. Candidates who want to obtain the Chartered
Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation are required to clear both levels of CAIA
exam in order become charterholders. The CAIA charter is one of the most desired
professional designations for individuals who want to validate their expertise and advance
their career and professional standing in the area of alternative investments.
FRM stands for Financial Risk Manager. The FRM Program is a course offered by the Global
Association of Risk Professionals (GARP, USA). This course is designed to help professionals
better equip themselves to understand and manage risks faced by businesses which leads to
a career specialized in Risk Management.
The Certified Investment Management Analyst certification or CIMA is an internationally
recognised certification which is awarded by the Investments and Wealth Institute, formerly
known as IMCA. CIMA is one of the most-in-demand finance certifications and is known to
be the best technical portfolio creation program for analysts, investment consultants and
Certificate in Investment Banking (CIB)
Investment Banking is considered to be one of the highest-paying jobs in the world.
Therefore, going for a world recognised Certification in Investment Banking after BCom can
do wonders for your career.
During the course, you will learn various concepts of the investment world such as Financial
Statement Analysis, Corporate Actions and Restructuring, Asset Class Valuations, Listing and
FundRaising, Transactions Analysis, Mergers and Acquisitions, Leverage Buyouts (LBO) and
In today’s day and age, getting a B.Com degree is common for a commerce student, but it
is not enough. It is not easy to find high-paying jobs for B.Com graduates if one has not
chosen the right courses after B.Com. Completing a degree can’t promise you a great
career after b.com. One has to take up a post-graduation or professional certificate to
have a well-established career after a B.Com degree. The following are the career options
and higher study options available to a bcom graduate.
Jobs right after Bcom
Human Resources manager
Padma Vibhushan awardee, Late Arun Jaitley is the epitome of all things commerce and finance. An irreplaceable member of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), he was a famous politician as well as an attorney. He was made in charge of handling numerous vital cabinets like Finance and Corporate Affairs, Defence, Law, and Justice, etc. It comes as no surprise that he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce in 1973. No wonder, he went on to make a name for himself in the field of finance by being appointed as the Finance Minister of India from 2014 to 2019!
One of the biggest names in the Indian Industry sector, Naveen Jindal is the chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited, and Chancellor of O.P Jindal Global University. He has also served as a former member of the Parliament, and Lok Sabha from Kurukshetra. Apart from his valuable contributions in the field of commerce, he has also immersed himself in the welfare of society. He is known for bagging a whooping ₹73.42 crore package for the fiscal year of 2011-2012, which only went to increase even further! He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Delhi University, and an MBA from the University of Texas in 1992.