Commerce is an incredible field of education with a plethora of career opportunities. Students interested in statistics, commercial studies, data analysis and related genres find themselves being drawn towards taking up a career path in the field of commerce. Commerce pass-outs can take up numerous fields based on the ground of their interest and the area of practice they wish to take on.

Being the backbone of the corporate world, commerce is a diverse field when it comes to choosing a path in higher studies. Students have uncountable options to choose from, something which can often result in a state of a dilemma on the student's part. It is wise to choose your field of concern only after thoroughly analysing all the prospects available.

You can go on for a degree, diploma or a professional program like CA.

Major career options for commerce students after 12th can be summarised under the following wings:


Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

B.Com is one of the most sought after courses that commerce pass-outs opt for. Completing PG in B.Com can lead you onwards towards pursuing professional programs such as Chartered Accountancy (CA), Company Secretaryship (CS) and Cost and Work Accountancy (ICWA). The course duration for this UG course is 3 years.


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The Bachelor of Business Administration, a degree program, comprises of devising corporate expertise in students necessary for thriving in the business world. Akin to B.Com, BBA also comprises of 3 years. This professional degree combined with an MBA can be a lucrative amalgamation for giving a kick start to your corporate career.

Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)

A BBS degree apprises the students of the basic nuances of the business world. This three-year course aims to fabricate a decisive assessment and analyzing temperament in the graduates so that they can go on to deal with various shades of the corporate world which they'll enter.

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)

BMS is another 3-year course that deals majorly with the subjects of business mathematics, managerial economics, business ethics and corporate social responsibility and human resource management. BMS graduates are scattered all over the industry in certain significant business fields such as human resource management, sales and marketing, finance and research & development.


Another major career option considered by thousands of commerce pass-outs is Law. BA-LLB and BBA-LLB courses are gaining fast popularity among students. While earlier commerce students used to stick to the conventional 3-year courses, the trend is changing very rapidly with more and more students appearing for CLAT every year.


Diplomas range from the duration of a few months (likely 6 months) to around two years in a span. Major diplomas have opted in the fields of-

"·Diploma in Travel & Tourism

"·Diploma in Air Hostess & Flight Steward

"·Diploma in Hotel Management

"·Diploma in Education

A number of commerce pass-outs make a significant mark in their career with diploma degrees which later give good returns in terms of job opportunities. A number of unconventional career options are available to be chosen by commerce graduates!