Dear girls, have you graduated with a B.Com (Honors) degree but have no idea what to do next? Read on to find a wide host of career options available to you that you can pick and choose from, based on your aptitude and interests…
1. Further Studies
If you want further expertise in a field and command a higher salary, then going for a masters or an MBA, is a great option after completing B.Com (Honors). And in case you’re wondering, there are many MBA programs and masters courses, which do not require work experience as a prerequisite.
Corporate, Taxation and Business Law sent your pulse racing during your B.Com (Honors) course? Just take the entrance exam (CLAT) and apply to law colleges to pursue the three-year LLB course. Hello Future Lawyer!
If you are looking to make something of yourself in the field of Finance and Analysis, then consultancy jobs are your true calling. Pursuing a 3 level CFA course along with your investment banking, portfolio/ investment management/ banking jobs would give you a great edge in your career path.
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4. Chartered Accountancy
One of the most suited options for B.Com (Honors) graduates is taking Chartered Accountancy or CPA exams, enabling them to bag jobs in the fields of taxation, audit or accountancy.
5. Actuarial Sciences
You can get yourself registered with the Actuarial Sciences Society of India and take a set of 15 exams. Clearing those exams would allow you to chalk a bright career for yourself in public and private sector insurance companies.
P.S. A good score in Mathematics/Statistics is a prerequisite to apply.
6. Start Up
Working for a startup right after B.Com (Honors) would give you a great hands-on experience in various subjects that you studied during the three years of college. This is an excellent way to decide your ultimate career path, based on the diverse experiences gained by working at a startup.
Driven to become the next Ambani or Tata? Fret not! Being a B.Com (Honors) graduate gives you just about the basic knowledge to start a venture of your own. The broad course work and subjects in B.Com, coupled with some crazy motivation is all you need to convert your eccentric idea into a full-fledged business.
8. Marketing and Advertising Roles
Do you feel communication and persuasion are your strengths? Is your mind an atomic bomb packed with innovative ideas? Then a job profile of marketing, advertising and promotions is what you should totally go for!
9. Government Jobs
After graduating with a B.Com (Honors) degree, one also has the option of going for Government jobs by taking exams like the UPSC.
P.S. This requires a lot of dedication and hard work to get through but working for the Government surely has its perks.
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Have you come to realize that books and numbers ain’t your cup of tea? But you surely have an undying, undeniable crazy passionate love for fashion? That's totally okay! Go for a course such as Luxury Brand Management after graduation and enter the world of fashion and designing. After all, it’s never too late for anything and your knowledge will definitely help you study revenues and brand management.
11. Company Secretary
You can take the C.S. exams after B.Com (Honors) and work in the regulatory compliances sector. Also, while C.S. is a professional course but it’s considered to be easier than cracking the C.A. exams which is a definite plus if that’s what you are looking for!
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Published on Aug 17, 2016