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Commerce and science are two distinct streams for higher studies. Both come with their own set of challenges and rewards in the long run. This article deals particularly with the difference in the career scopes of Commerce and the Non-medical stream.

We will methodically approach each stream and look at its nuances and the details which will help a student make an informed decision.

The period of decision making after the 10th boards is a confusing one, and shouldn’t be procrastinated. So if you wish to explore your possibilities and know what lies ahead in each path, it’s wiser if you do a thorough research about the subjects on offer and your own strengths.

Subjects on offer in Commerce stream

  1. Accounts
  2. Business studies
  3. Economics
  4. Mathematics
  5. Statistics
  6. English
  7. Computer science/Information practices

The options on offer are varied and differ from one board to the other. The major and most preferred options are Mathematics and Computer science as they build up a base for a wide career graph which one could experiment with if they wished to.

Subjects on offer in Non-Medical stream

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. English
  5. Optional(Varies from one state educational board to another)

The most preferred options have been Computer science, Economics, Physical education, Home science and Fine arts.

Now that you have a clear understanding of the core subjects on offer, we will now discuss the higher educational and subsequent career options for each stream.

These will be divided into careers which are designed strictly for a student of a particular stream and then some which have an interdisciplinary fluidity to them. These fluid careers don’t require the expertise of a particular stream and can be pursued with the knowledge of anyone major (and common) subject.

Career options with Commerce stream

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The Bachelor of Commerce is a 3-year degree which covers most of the industrial topics related to the commerce background. It serves as a good base if one wishes to go forward in the corporate sector or pursue higher education. It also serves as a good major degree if a student pursues other professional courses (which we discuss later on) on the side

B.E/B.A(Hons) Economics

With the precarious condition of the economy of the world, the higher education of this subject has gained more importance than ever. It is a professional course which paves the way for a government as well as private sector jobs in the profiles of consultancy, analysis, banking, management, and administration.

Bachelor of Business Administration/Management (B.B.A/B.B.M)

This is a three-year course which explores core business subjects which serve as a great platform if you wish to make a career in the business development and management sector. It also provides a solid base if a student goes for higher studies such as M.B.A.

Bachelor of Management (B.M.S)

Bachelor in Management Studies is a 3-year course which is a practical degree in management practices and concepts. It consists of core managerial subjects

Bachelor of Finance and Accounting (B.F.A)

Bachelor in finance and accounting is an industry-oriented 3-year course. Along with preparing a student with expertise in the said streams, it also provides a solid structure to base your higher education on.

Chartered Accountant (C.A)

Chartered accountancy is one of the most sought-after and challenging courses in our country provided by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). This is a professional course which makes it possible to pursue careers in the field of a financial auditor, analyst, tax consultant, advisor, etc.

Cost and Management Accountant (C.M.A)

Cost and management accountancy is another professional course offered by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICWAI). It trains the students in the professional approach to cost auditing, recording, planning and controlling.

Company Secretary (C.S)

Provided by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Company Secretary is a professional course which is open to students after 12th boards. This provides expertise in the legal and regulatory framework of any organizational body.

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