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What Career Options Do I Have After 12th Commerce?

Are you looking at career options that can be pursued after 12th Commerce?

The first thing for you to know is that there is no dearth of career options you may pursue as a student after 12th commerce. This is because commerce education has a huge scope, especially in India.

Given below is a list of top courses that can be pursued after 12th in the field of commerce:

B.Com (Pass)

In case you have a low percentage in class 12, you may consider pursuing simple B.Com and do professional courses like CA, CS or ICWA along with it.

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 in any stream

B.Com (Hons)

The graduation in B.Com (Hons) opens a wide array of career options for you.

Later, by pursuing M.Com or MBA, you can enhance your chances of employment in different sectors like teaching, banking, finance, export, and business houses and thus, brighten your career prospects.

You may even consider pursuing professional courses like CA, CS or ICWA along with B.Com (Hons).

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 in any stream

The cut-off in this stream is quite high and there are chances of getting through this course only if you score around 90% in 12th commerce.


You may consider the career of a Cost Accountant after doing 12th commerce.

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) is entrusted with the task of promoting, regulating, and developing the profession of Cost Accountancy in India.

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 in any stream

BA (Hons.) Business Economics/ B.Com (with specialization in Business Economics)

You may consider this option in case you wish to study trade and commerce.

This course covers subjects like Economics, Statistics, Quantitative Techniques, Finance, International Trade, Computers and Environmental Economics.

This three-year professional course opens many professional opportunities for you in corporate houses, research institutions, and NGOs.

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 with 55% and English and Mathematics as core subjects

Some universities like the University of Delhi hold admission test while there are some universities that offer admission on the basis of marks obtained in 12th standard.

B.A. Economics

The graduation in B.A. Economics is apt for you if you are interested in making a career in the field of Economics. After pursuing B.A. Economics, you may go for M.A. Eco (H). You may also pursue an M.Phil in Economics. Alternatively, you may pursue Masters in Business Economics. This course has a high reputation in the industry.

By studying Economics, you get the option to specialize in the fields of Business or Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Labour Economics, Industrial Economics and International Economics.

You may also appear for Indian Economic Services and in case you get selected you will be recruited as Grade A officer in several esteemed organizations like the Planning Commission, Planning Board, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 in any stream

Some colleges may prefer Mathematics, Economics, and Accounting as your subjects in 12th.


If Mathematics and English are your core subjects, you may consider pursuing Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) which is a three-year management degree course. You may consider doing MBA after completing this course. Different job profiles for which you become eligible after completing this course include marketing managers, financial managers, strategic managers, operations managers and human resource managers.

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 in any stream with Mathematics and English as your core subjects and a minimum aggregate of 50%

Mostly, the colleges offering BBA hold an entrance exam for granting admissions to the students.

CS (Company Secretary)

This field promises a bright career as by taking the role of a CS, you will be playing a crucial role in the management of a company.

In order to make a career in this field, you can appear for the Foundation Program for Company Secretary.

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 in any stream

BA Hons (English)

Although it’s not a conventional career choice after 12th (Commerce) but it can certainly open a number of interesting career options for you like journalism.

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 in any stream

Top Colleges like Presidency College, St Xaviers and Lady Brabourne hold entrance tests for admission to this course.

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In case you have a technical bent of mind, Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) can be a good choice for you. This three-year degree course focuses, primarily, on programming languages.

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 in any stream with a minimum of 50%

Some colleges conduct entrance tests for admission to BCA courses.


BAF stands for Bachelors in Accounting and Finance. This three-year course focuses mainly on tax, cost accounting, auditing, business law, and economics. It is a good option for you in case you wish to make a career in the fields of finance and accounting.

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 with a minimum of 50%


Bachelors of Financial Markets is a three-year course focussing on debt markets, equity markets, risk management, microeconomics, investment, mutual funds and security markets. This course is an ideal choice for you if the field of Financial Markets interest you.

In order to advance your skills in this field, you may consider pursuing certification courses in financial markets. These courses are offered by the NSE. You may also pursue CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) to gain expertise in the field.

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 with a minimum of 50%


Bachelors in Banking and Insurance course is a three-year course focussing on topics like financial accounting and management, banking laws, business laws, corporate laws, auditing, and cost.

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 with a minimum of 50%

Other career options you may consider exploring after 12th include:

  • BSc. (H) Maths
  • BSc. (H) Statistics/ B.Stat (Hons)
  • BSc.(H) Computer Science
  • Mass Communication/Journalism
  • Language Courses

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