Top 10 career choices after Bachelor in Arts or Commerce

by Tina Singh Professional Content Writer

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce are one of the most popular degrees in India. The very fact that there are over 3600 colleges in India that offer Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Commerce or both. And these colleges are spread across India which makes them accessible to all. For example, an art college in Patna like CVRU Bihar easily caters to the students within 100 kms of its radius. And there are over 20 such colleges within Patna itself. 

Being a graduate is mandatory for many of the private and government job opportunities. And with Arts or Commerce, students get the option of many streams to graduate from. 

Let us look at some of the career choices students have after doing B.A. or B.Com. 

  1. Chartered accountant/ Company Secretary/ Cost and Work Accountant – Students can start foundation courses for these exams as soon as they pass out the 12th. Many subjects taught during graduation like accountancy, help prepare for these exams too. 
  2. UPSC/ PSC – The Union Public service commission and State Public Service Commission conduct exams every year to recruit for services like IAS, IPS, State Police and such. All graduates are eligible to apply for these exams. Arts students are at an advantage appearing for these exams since many of the arts streams subjects are in the optional subject category for these exams.  
  3. Other state govt. and central govt. jobs – Governments are recruiting graduates regularly for various positions in their offices. Having a B.A. or B.Com makes one eligible to apply for these jobs. 
  4. Private sector – A B.Com degree gives one a good knowledge of the basics of business finance. Most companies from small-scale offices to big organizations need commerce graduates for various positions. This also helps students find jobs without relocation. For example, a student of a college of commerce in Patna would be able to find a job in a firm in Patna itself. 
  5. Teaching – After graduation, students can either start teaching as home tutors or in teaching centers. If they complete a B.Ed. they can also look for teaching jobs in govt. and private schools. School subjects like history, geography, political science, English literature, Hindi literature, languages, are B.A. streams that make one expert in these subjects. 
  6. M.A. or M.Com. – If students are interested in further studies, they can continue further specialized studies with a master’s degree. Usually, students can easily get admission in the same college where they studied. For example, a college of commerce in Patna like Dr. CV Raman University Bihar will give preference to its students for M.Com admission.
  7. MBA – Many students appear for MBA admissions after their graduation. Having studied subjects like public administration, business economics, accountancy and business law, helps students of B.A. and B.Com in their MBA studies as well. 
  8. Study abroad – Students can also appear for GMAT or GRE and pursue higher education abroad in M.S. or MBA. If a student performs well, he/she can even get good scholarships that greatly reduce the financial burden.
  9. Entrepreneurship - Govt. of India has many on-going schemes to encourage individuals to start something on their own. With basic knowledge of running a business from subjects studied during commerce graduation, B.Com students may be better skilled to start-up.

Social activism and NGOs – This is another sector that looks for subject-specific experts like in social sciences, public administration, etc. and arts graduates can make the most of these opportunities.

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