B.Com. is one of the most famous degree of graduation in India and comes with a wide variety of options for higher studies. The degree is the base of various fields such as Finance, Marketing, Management, Commerce, etc. In many cases the degree is considered enough to start working immediately. But in today’s competitive environment is it a good move? Should the students go for higher studies after B.com or straight away jump into the job world? While a job can give you experience, higher studies may give you competitive advantage over your peers. Share your thoughts here.
- Akshay asked 12 months ago
- last edited 10 months ago
As you mentioned yourself, the competitive spirit is ever increasing with limited jobs and a plethora of talent.
Hence, a simple B.Com Graduate can not rely on this degree and must either go for post graduation, professional degrees like that of CA, MBA, CFA, Actuarial Science, etc. or high work experience through internships. These are the viable options if you do not want to settle for mediocre, earn high and learn the maximum.
So I suggest that you continue with higher studies instead of looking for job right after graduation.
Scope for Higher Studies after B.Com
After completing graduation in commerce, aspirants have a wide range of options for higher studies. They can do post graduation in any of the streams like
- International Studies
Other professional programs of study include MBA and MCA. Those who are interested in research can do the PhD programs with various specializations.
Other Certification Courses after B.Com
There are many certification courses in Commerce that the aspirants can opt for on completion of their graduation in Commerce. Chartered Accountancy (CA), Certified Financial Analyst (CFA), ICWA, CFP and Company Secretary Ship (CS) are some of the available courses. They can also choose among Stock Broking or the relevant Computer courses like Tally and accounting softwares. Chartered Accountancy is a very respectable profession in commerce stream. Their work mainly involves auditing, accounting and tax related matters. Stock Brokers’ work profile includes transactions of securities for individuals or institutions in stock exchanges.
Career Opportunities after B.Com
There are plentiful job opportunities for the commerce graduates in India and abroad. On successful completion of B Com, aspirants can seek out for career in public and private undertakings. Various tests are conducted in public sector for the recruitment of these graduates. They can attend the U.P.S.C. exams, Combined Defense Services exam, Air Force Accounts exams and so on. Aspirants can also apply for the banking sector jobs like clerical and Probationary Officers jobs. Those who wish for a career abroad should write the GRE/GMAT exam. Professionals can apply for jobs in industries, media and communication and in multi national companies. They can also work in health care, educational institutions, and in financial service sector.
P.S.: choose what you think would be better for you after reading the above! 🙂