The field of commerce is a vast ocean in itself and is very dynamic in nature. It is so rapidly developing by the day that only the keenest of its students can keep pace with it. This challenging facet of this stream is what attracts more & more students towards a career & life associated with commerce and the number of such people is increasing by the day.
- ABEBm (Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics & Basic Maths)
- ABECs (Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics & Computer Science)
- ABES (Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics & Statistics)
Here is a review of some of the career options that present themselves before the students in commerce after 12th Standard.
- Business Manager (B.Com, BBM, MFM, and MBA – Finance): Management implies the qualities of leadership and the capacity to motivate people to work in order to achieve clearly defined objectives. It involves taking decisions based on innumerable economic and other factors. Planning, scheduling, decision making, controlling, etc., requires information whereas evaluation of technical, economic and other factors make management techniques important. Management education leads to specialization in marketing, sales, human resources and financial divisions of most corporations and financial institutions.
- Marketing Manager / Marketing Research Executive (MBA – Marketing): Marketing jobs entail identification of the needs of the customer, employing marketing strategies with profit objective in mind. Market researchers make quantitative and qualitative analysis of customer choices and needs, locate potential customer population, assess the need for a new or improved product, and collect relevant information about competing products, suitable location of sale outlets, price of the product and profitability.
- Company Secretary (CS): Company Secretaries deal with legal aspects in the management of a company. They keep company’s records; complete tax returns; advice the Board of Directors.
- Chartered Accountant (CA): Chartered Accountants deal with the management of money and provide financial advice. They maintain records of financial transactions which every organization is required to keep by law and also carry out company audits.
- Certified Financial Analyst (CFA): A Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) is trained in financial analysis which involves a thorough understanding of the company’s finances, investments, growth plans etc. CFA’s are trained in corporate finance, financial services and investment management.
- Finance Manager (MBA – Finance): Financial managers prepare financial reports, advice on investments and are involved in financial management strategies and planning for business viability.
- Banker (MBA – Finance & Banking): Banking professionals handle client’s money – In simple terms, they help individuals & corporates with their investments, loans and all other money related issues.
- Hotel Management (MBA – Finance / Marketing / Hotel Management): Hotel management is a service industry which focuses on serving the needs of its clients. Training in hotel management has wide applications which can be used in several service industries. Hotel Managers are responsible for the efficient and profitable operation of their establishments.
- Public Relations Officer (PRO) – Public relations (PR) personnel present their organization in the best possible light, so their objectives, policies or services have positive appeal. They are responsible for corporate communication to maintain a balanced public image of the corporate’s performance. Corporate communications departments play a vital role in policy planning as well as in maintaining mutual understanding within the organization.
- Travel Counselor (MBA – Travel & Tourism): Travel counselors make tour plans for tourists and clients, plan the itinerary, suggest best travel options and advise about destinations. They operate within the infrastructure set up by the tourism departments of the government and the ancillary services which support the tourism industry.