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Careers after B.Com


Career after B.Com

The B.Com programme pro­vides a good base for a range of careers. These are broadly of two types — those related to business and finance such as chartered accountancy, company secretaryship, and cost and works accountancy (CWA), banking and so on, and the non-finance fields such as law, civil services, mass communication, hotel management and so on.

There are many diploma courses open to you. To enhance your qualification in accounts, you may consider courses such as CWA, or oth­ers related to finance and banking such as a diploma in banking and finance offered by a number of institutes, including the Aligarh Muslim University and University of Rajasthan.Annamalai University offers PG diplo­ma in banking law and prac­tice, which may be helpful if you wish to go for CS or law.

Other courses in banking and finance include a PG diploma in banking opera­tions offered by the Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance, New Delhi, a col­laboration between NIIT and ICICI Bank, as also the PG programme in banking and finance offered by the National Institute of Bank Management, Pune, for which admission is through the IIM Common Admission Test (CAT). If you wish to work with non-banking financial compa­nies, or in stocks and securi­ties, there are several cours­es in securities and capital markets.

The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) conducts PG diplo­ma programme in treasury and forex management and a PG diploma in merchant banking and financial servic­es. These will enable you to get into financial consulting and finance-related services.

There are a few other short courses in capital mar­kets offered by institutes such as the Indian Institute of Capital Markets. Navi Mumbai: the International College of Financial Planning, New Delhi; Mumbai Stock Exchange training Institute and the National Stock Exchange. The Institute of Financial and Investment Planning offers a one-year correspondence-cum-lecture course leading to a diploma in financial and investment planning.

There are also short cours­es in export-import and for­eign trade offered by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi; National Institute of Export Management, Chennai and KC College of Management Studies. Mumbai, which offers diplomas in export -import management through correspondence. Indira Gandhi National University (IGNOU) also offers several diploma and certificate courses.

You may look at a PG diploma in Insurance Management as insurance and risk management is another growing field for which a B.Com degree is useful.Further, if you are interested in non-finance related courses, there are any number of diploma programmes in mass communication, event management, travel and tourism and soon. Much depends on your areas of interest and the field of work you wish to focus on.