Commerce courses after 12th

Students who wish to pursue Commerce stream, after 12th Commerce / Science / Arts, can choose the following courses to pursue their graduation in the Commerce field –

Degree Courses


B.A.F. (Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance)

Students who wish to get an in-depth knowledge on all accounting and finance methods, and focussed of making a career in accounting and finance field can opt for this option. The major topics covered are:-

  • Financial accounting
  • Cost accounting
  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Business communications
  • IT etc.,

B.Com (Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce)

Students interested in getting the basic accounting and finance degree, along with other options viz., economics, hr, export-import, can take up B.Com. The major topics covered are:-

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Cost Management
  • Economics
  • Human Resource
  • Export Management
  • Industrial Psychology etc.,

(Read comparison between BAF & BCom – HERE)

B.B.I. (Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Insurance)

Students focussed on getting into the banking and insurance sector can take up this degree course. The major topics covered are:-

  • Financial Accounting & Management
  • Banking laws
  • Business laws
  • Corporate laws
  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Cost accounting
  • HRM
  • Insurance etc.,

B.F.M. (Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Markets)

Students who wish to get an early start in understanding and making a career in the financial markets (stock/share markets) can opt for the BFM degree. The following important subjects are covered in the curriculum:-

  • Debt markets
  • Equity markets
  • Capital markets
  • Commodities markets
  • Security markets
  • Investments
  • Mutual fund
  • Micro economics
  • Financial accounts
  • Taxation
  • Statistics
  • Risk management
  • Communication Skills etc.,

(Read comparison between BBI & BFM – HERE)


B.M.S. (Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science)
B.B.A. (Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration)

Students who wish to make a career in management cadre of the industry overlooking strategy and planning works of various departments that impacts business, can opt for BBA / BMS. The major topics covered are:-

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human resource
  • Business & Industrial law
  • Business mathematics
  • Business ethics
  • Management
  • Operations & Research
  • International business
  • Public relations management
  • Export-Import business
  • Retail management etc.,

(Read comparison between BBA-BMS vs BCom – HERE)


B.A. LLB (Bachelor’s Degree in Arts – Legal Law – Integrated – 5 years)
LLB (Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Law – 3 years)

Students who wish to make a career as a lawyer in various disciplines can take upLLB or B.A. LLB with the following specialisations:-

  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
  • Industrial law
  • Environmental law
  • Human rights law
  • IPR law etc.,


B.C.A. (Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Applications)
B.Sc. IT (Bachelor’s Degree in Science – IT)

B.Sc. Computer Science (Bachelor’s Degree in Science – IT)

Students who wish to get into development of computer software programs, and who have taken maths and/or computers till 12th, are eligible for BCA / B.Sc IT / B.Sc Computer Science. The following major subjects and areas of computer programming are covered in these two degrees:-

  • Computer fundamentals
  • Mathematics
  • C, C++
  • System analysis and design
  • Database management
  • Visual basic
  • Oracle
  • Java
  • Multimedia
  • Networking
  • Web design etc.,


B.M.M. (Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media & Communication)

Students who have a flair for oral or written communication, who are good at multi-tasking, have a logical and creative mind etc., wishing to be associated with a career in media, can take up a degree in mass media and communication. They can opt for the following choices:-

  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Media & Television
  • Event Management
  • Book Publishing etc.,

B.Sc Animation (Bachelor’s Degree in Science – Animation)

Students who are fairly good at drawing coupled with a creative mind and a general likeness for designing in computers, can take up a career in the booming field of animation. The major areas of study includes:- 

  • Digital Art
  • Animation and animation techniques
  • 2D & 3D animation
  • Studio design and management
  • Lighting and camera etc.,

B.F.A. (Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts) /
B.P.A. (Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts)

Students with creative talent in various fields and also looking to work for social causes can opt for a professional degree in Fine Arts. The following are some of the areas covered under the same:-

  • Drawing
  • Dance
  • Painting & Sculpting
  • Fashion design
  • Textile design
  • Applied art
  • Social work etc.,

PS: some of the courses would require one to clear the aptitude and entrance exams. Please check the universities/colleges that you apply to.


B.H.M. (Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management) /
B.H.T (Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Tourism)

The hotel management and tourism industry is a booming sector in the country. Students with a likeness for hotel and tourism related career can opt for this growing field, by opting for BHM / BHT degrees. The following area of study is covered under these degrees:-

  • Food and beverage service
  • Tourism & hotel engineering
  • Business communication
  • Food production & patisserie
  • Catering
  • Accounts & HR
  • Sales & marketing
  • Hotel & tourism laws etc.,


B.P.E. (Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education) – 3 years/
D.P.Ed (Diploma in Physical Education) – 2 years

Students interested to take up a career in physical education can opt for BPE / D.PEd courses.


D.Ed (Diploma in Education)

Students interested in the noble profession of teaching can make an early start by opting for Diploma in Education.


B.A. Honours – Foreign Language (Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Language – 5 years Integrated)

With globalisation the country is witnessing an association of business and culture with different countries worldwide. The business and cultural ethics are different in these countries. Hence, a degree in foreign language, coupled with a professional degree in business/culture among others, becomes a good career choice for many, to bridge a gap in understanding these differences.

Students who wish to get a degree in foreign languages can take up the B.A. (Honours) Degree with their choice of foreign language offered by institutions/universities viz., French, German, Finnish, Russian etc.,

Students with degree in foreign language may later take up higher studies in business / journalism / literature etc., for a career related to their language of choice.


B.A. / B.Sc in Applied Maths / Statistics

Students who wish to specialise in maths or statistics as a career option can choose B.A / B.Sc degrees offered by respective universities for the same, provided they have taken Maths / Statistics as one of the subjects in 12th.


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