Career Options After 10th in Commerce Stream- A Complete Guide for Students

Commerce is amongst the popular streams even today. No denying this fact. It also offers you with a number of career options after 10th . Which are these?

Well, for those interested, we will try to explore them in this blog related to career guidance tips.


The commerce stream opens gateways that take you to professional courses, which serve as foundations! For instance, think about B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce) course. This 3 years duration U.G. Degree programme resembles a foundation course. In the wake of completing it, one may look over a wide assortment of PG professional courses and do specialization in numerous different areas or fields!

In the event that you are good at numbers, love to analyze and managing huge chunks of information, have a liking for finance and economics, this stream is made for you!

Career options after 10th-Commerce related subjects:

Below are a few important subjects that form a part of 11th and 12th standards Commerce:

– Accountancy

– Economics

– Statistics

– Mathematics

– Organization of Commerce/Business Studies

– Information Practices

– English

Rest of the subjects happen to be optional ones. Optional subject choices may alter depending upon the educational board you are studying in. That includes the state boards as well. Some of the optional subjects are -local languages, fine arts and so forth.

Details of Commerce Stream Boards in India:

There are four major Commerce education boards existing in India. Students may opt for a board that suits them the best. The decision should be made based on difficulty level in connection with the boards and student’s aptitude. Following are the four main boards:

– International Baccalaureate: IB

– Central Board of Secondary Education: CBSE

– State Boards

– Indian Certificate of Secondary Education: ICSE

IB board is considered to be the topmost one in terms of difficulty level. Next comes the ICSE board, followed by the CBSE board. Last come the State-wise boards.

All these boards combined together, offer students with various diploma courses after 10th.

Professional Courses After 12th Standard:

In the wake of completing your 12th standard board exam, Commerce students may go for conventional Commerce (and opted subjects) based courses and in addition rest of the new courses. Some significant fields before Commerce stream students are- Law, Management courses, Education courses etc.

Traditional courses include the following:

– B.Com.

– Company Secretary (CS)

– BFA courses

– BA courses

– Charted Accountancy (CA)

– Bachelor in Economics

Technical Courses:

– B Architecture


Law Courses:

Post 12th Commerce, students become qualified to opt for Law Education in the Integrated course format. Such a Law course is of 5 years duration. Some prominent Integrated Law courses for Commerce stream students are-


– B.Com+LLB


Fashion Courses:

– Bachelor of Fashion Communication

– Bachelor of Fashion Design and Technology

Designing related Courses:

– Bachelor of Product Design

– Bachelor of Interior Designing

– Bachelor of Textile Design etc…

Courses in Education/Teaching:

– Diploma in Elementary Education

– B.P.Ed. (Bachelor of Physical Education)

– Bachelor of Elementary Education, 4 years duration course (B.El.Ed.) etc…

Management Courses:

– Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM)

– Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

and more…

Courses in Physical Education:

– Yoga Education Diploma

– Bachelor of Physical Education

Job Prospects:

Students from the commerce stream can opt for UG (Undergraduate) and PG (Postgraduate) programmes and become eligible for varied job opportunities (contingent on the professional course). Diploma courses after 10th in Commerce, is also an option. A portion of the popular job profiles are – Accountant, Teacher, Lawyer, Businessman, Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, Investment Banker and more..

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