While writing the last paper of your final B.Com exam, a plethora of thoughts go through your mind. A lot of these thoughts include plans about sleeping for an entire week or partying for an entire week, depending on your individual preferences. But trust us, none of that is actually going to happen because as soon as you finish your exams your parents, relatives, neighbours, and even your Facebook friends will start asking you about your future plans. And do not confuse them with your party or sleeping plans because they are referring to your career after B.Com plans. In today’s competitive world, you are offered with many career-enhancing courses. If you are not satisfied with the career or course you chose for yourself then there are many short-term yet high value – low investment courses available in the market.

 

On a serious note, just completing your graduation is not equivalent to a great career. You need greater knowledge and a better degree to face the strong competition that stands ahead of you and is present in every field. So, the most important question that you need answered is – which is the right course after B.Com for you? Since you have completed your graduation in Commerce, you must be inclined towards accounting. There are also quite a few options in the finance sector finance course after completing B.Com. Keeping this in mind we have listed the career options in the aforementioned fields to guide and help you choose a career path after B.Com:

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The Most Common Choices

  1. Chartered Accountant (CA)

  2. One of the most common careers for commerce students is CA. CA exams are conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI) and require one to clear three examinations viz. CPT, IPCC and Final CA. IPCC exam consists of two groups. After clearing one of the groups, a student is required to register for articleship with an experienced Chartered Accountant for a period of at least two and a half years. After clearing both groups of IPCC and successfully completing your articleship you can appear for the Final CA exam. Like IPCC, Final CA has two groups as well. After clearing both the groups, you can proudly affix CA before your name.

    Eligibility: Graduation + 2.5 years of work experience

    Duration: 3 years

    Top employers: HDFC, Deloitte, EY, Tata, Accenture

    Avg. salary range: 7 lacs to 20 lacs (Source: PayScale)

     

  3. Masters of Commerce (M.Com)

  4. Done with B.Com. What next? We are sure most of you said M.Com. It is very common for students to go for the master’s degree in Commerce after completing B.Com. You can pursue it from any recognized institute. M.Com is a program that focuses on a systematic study of Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Taxation, Marketing and Management.

    Eligibility: Graduation

    Duration: 2 years

    Top employers: TCS, Infosys BOP, Genpact, EY, WNS Global Services

    Avg. salary range: 3 lacs to 5 lacs (Source: PayScale)

     

  5. Masters of Business Administration (MBA in Finance)

  6. There is always someone in the family who will advise you to pursue MBA. A good career in MBA mostly depends on the credibility of the institute it is pursued at. If you are an IIM student, then success will follow you to your doorsteps but doing MBA from an ordinary or a less renowned institute, might not add much value to you resume. The first step for MBA is the CAT (Common Admission Test) exam. CAT scores determine your eligibility in almost all the top MBA institutes.

    Eligibility: Graduation and above

    Duration: 3 years

    Top employers: Amazon, JP Morgan, Microsoft, Accenture, Bank of America

    Avg. salary range: 6 lacs to 10 lacs (Source: PayScale)

     

    Let’s go International

  7. Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

  8. If you have plans of going global or working in some of the top MNCs then an international certification is the right choice for you. CMA is offered by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), USA and the content is regularly reviewed by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA). To become a CMA, a student is required to clear two examinations. CMA demonstrates your professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics – making you the preferred choice for potential employers.

    Eligibility: Graduation + 2 years of work experience

    Duration: 6 months or more

    Top employers: Cognizant, KPMG International, DHL

    Avg. salary range: 5 lacs to 8 lacs (Source: PayScale)
     

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  9. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

  10. A With 5000+ domestic jobs daily (source), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is the highest standard of professional excellence in the investment industry and a globally recognized qualification offered by CFA Institute. EduPristine is India’s market leader in training the CFA aspirants for all three levels of CFA exams. There are three kinds of curriculum offered viz. live online training, classroom training, and self-study packages. Holding a CFA charter will also help make your dream of moving abroad easier and smoother. With EduPristine facilitating placements and interviews, you’ll have nothing to worry about.

    Eligibility: Graduation + 2 years of professional work experience

    Duration: 2 years 6 months (for all three level of exams)

    Top employers: JP Morgan Chase, UBS, Citigroup, Bank of America

    Avg. salary range: 6.5 lacs to 18 lacs (Source: PayScale)
     

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  11. US Certified Public Accounting (CPA)

  12. With 7500+ jobs per day domestically (source), US Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the highest standard of competence in the field of accountancy across the globe. The exam is administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which is the world’s largest accounting body. A US CPA qualification is like the Indian CA qualification. However, a US CPA will have knowledge of the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAS), US federal taxation and business laws, which is not a part of the Indian CA qualification. This gives a great advantage to a US CPA working with US Based Financial firms or Indian firms working for US clients. US CPA consists of four exams which can be completed within a year or less. Pursuing US CPA after completing CA, M.Com, CS, MBA in finance, ICWA can also give your career a strong boost.

    Eligibility: Graduation and above

    Duration: 2 years

    Top employers: JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, UBS

    Avg. salary range: 7 lacs to 20 lacs (Source: PayScale)

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  13. Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

  14. With 6500+ domestic jobs daily (source), Financial Risk Manager (FRM) is a globally recognized certification for finance and banking professionals by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP, USA). FRM will open doors to lucrative career options in risk management, trading, structuring, modeling and more. At EduPristine we have industry professionals training you with real-life case studies of financial risks, both taken and managed. With our soft skills training and career assistance, you come out job ready, all set to take on the challenges of the financial world.

    Eligibility: Graduation and above

    Duration: 9 months (Two-part exam conducted in May & November)

    Top employers: ICBC, KPMG, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup

    Avg. salary range: 10 lacs to 18 lacs (Source: PayScale)
     

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  15. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

  16. ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the world’s leading and fastest-growing international accountancy organization with 162,000 members and 428,000 students in 173 countries. The ACCA qualification helps develop successful careers in the fields of accounting, banking, management and consulting, and is a major advantage in the competitive senior roles. ACCA is considered similar to CA, however, the program provides you with additional knowledge about UK GAAP, IFRS and laws which makes ACCA superior to CA. To successfully complete your ACCA program you will need to clear 14 papers (papers can reduce in case of exemptions).

    Eligibility: Graduation and above

    Duration: 2 years

    Top employers: EY, KPMG, Grant Thornton LLP, Deloitte

    Avg. salary range: 6 to 16 lacs (Source: PayScale)
     

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    EduPristine’s Special

  17. Business Accounting and Taxation (BAT)

  18. The biggest problem for B.Com freshers is that they require some work experience to pursue a career in either finance or accounts. Without the experience they are left with options like BPOs, back office or sales. So, what can one do? The answer is BAT. With 7500+ jobs daily (source), the course has been well researched and designed to give you a practical understanding of accounting, taxation, reporting, and compliance, all the skills that are a mandate for accounting firms (Big 4s), KPO and other hardcore finance and accounting profiles. Right from understanding the basic journal entry to final accounts and tax compliances, EduPristine’s BAT program covers it all. In addition, we also help you with your soft skills (business communication), Excel and the most essential of all – SAP, Tally and Quick Book. In the end It helps you with your overall self-confidence and the right career development.

    Eligibility: B.Com and above

    Duration: 8 weeks to 12 weeks depending on the program

    Top employers: Genpact, Bajaj, Adobe, Datamatics

    Avg. salary range: 3 lacs to 10 lacs (Source: PayScale)
     

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  19. Digital Marketing

  20. With 18000+ jobs daily (source), and 20 lac jobs by 2020, Digital Marketing is a revolution that has impacted every industry and sector possible. It is one of the hottest career choices currently because of the dearth of skilled professionals. EduPristine’s Digital Marketing Master Program is a hands-on program built to give you end-to-end career support from training to job assistance. The program also includes training sessions to enhance your soft skills to make you ready and confident for interviews.

    Eligibility: Graduation and above

    Duration: 6 weeks to 19 weeks depending on the program

    Top employers: Amazon, Accenture, Dell, Cisco, Infosys

    Avg. salary range: 4.5 lacs to 8 lacs (Source: PayScale)
     

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  21. Financial Modeling

  22. With 11000+ jobs daily (source), Financial Modelling is one of the most fundamental pre-requisites in the finance industry. It is the art of building a model to depict financial statements and provide business solutions through investment analysis. EduPristine is the market leader in training students and professionals in Financial Modeling. The program will give you an edge over other professionals in the field of investment, equity research, credit, project, mergers & acquisition, corporate finance and many more. With EduPristine’s added career services, you just need to learn with us to later earn in the biggest organizations.

    Eligibility: Graduation and above

    Duration: 6 weeks to 19 weeks depending on the program

    Top employers: Deloitte, Accenture, Oracle, Gartner, Invesco

    Avg. salary range: 5 lacs to 12 lacs (Source: PayScale)
     

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  23. Head Start in Investment Banking

  24. With 18000+ jobs daily (source), there’s a huge need of manpower in the investment banking and financial services sector and to get into that business one needs in-depth knowledge of the Finance industry. To give you a head start in your career we have proposed a combination of two programs, Financial Modeling and CFA Level I Full Time Program, which will help you both understand the way the industry functions and give you the right ethical foundation and standards. EduPristine’s provides a candidate with a 360-degree training where everything from the aptitude to soft skills and business communications is taken care of. With industry expert faculty who are adept at making aspirants market ready, this combo is everything you need to pursue your dream.

    Eligibility: Graduation and above

    Duration: Depends on the programs & combo you choose

    Top employers: JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Barclay

    Avg. salary range: 7 lacs to 24 Lacs (Source: PayScale)
     

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    This was a list of courses that we think a commerce student can take up after graduation. If you are looking out for a program to improve your salary package, then there are many courses available for obtaining a good salary as well. One small advice: the common courses in our list are too conventional and crowded with people possessing similar skills and intelligence. So, it is the smart choice to take up one of the specialized programs like CMA or ACCA. EduPristine is one institute where you can pursue any of these international courses. They are bound to take your career to new heights.

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