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How to Choose a Suitable B.Com Specialisation for Yourself?

Upon completing 10th class, students have to choose from Science, Arts, or Commerce stream. Over the past few years, these subject categories have finally started to emerge out of the ‘labels’ given to them. Science is no longer opted only by the ones who topped their class, and Arts are not to be a forced option anymore. Thanks to multiple job avenues available for today’s generation, students are more open to interesting options, and commerce is gradually becoming one of the most popular study streams. What if you realise you want to study Commerce after you have completed your 12th with Arts or Science? If so, B Com or B Com (H) UG degree is the best option for you.

With the rise of business, entrepreneurship and the financial market in India, students are more persuaded to study Commerce, and B Com is the finest choice available. In this article, we will look into what the B Com degree, with and without specialisation, can offer you. And on top of that, we will also help you choose your B.Com specialisation. But before that, let’s do a quick tour of the B Com degree and everything that goes along with it.

About B Com and B Com (Honours)

B Com is the acronym for Bachelors in Commerce. It is a 3-year UG degree and the most popular choice for a commerce undergraduate degree among students. The course deals with the fundamentals of accounting, finance, economics, business and taxes. Any class 12 pass who opted for Arts, Commerce and Science streams can go for the B.Com course. When it comes to B.Com (Honours), it offers a similar course curriculum as B Com, with a twist. A B.Com specialisation entails a deep curriculum for a chosen specialisation subject, along with some common B Com subjects. This specialisation option is intended to give students a thorough understanding of a particular commerce domain or subject.

If you are wondering what colleges offer B Com and B Com (Honours) Degrees, thankfully, almost every college and university in India offers them. Many colleges also provide integrated courses like B Com or B Com (Honours) with CA and B Com or B Com (Honours) with LLB.

Eligibility for B Com

To get admission to B Com or B Com (Honours) in any Indian college, you must reach some benchmarks.

  • 12 class pass with a minimum of 50% or 60% (dependant on the minimum criteria and the college cut-off)
  • Maths as a compulsory subject in 12th class
  • An acceptable entrance exam score (varies depending on the college)

Entrance exam for B Com specialisation

Most colleges do not take an entrance exam, but some top colleges do have it. The common entrance exam for getting an admission to a B Com course or B Com (Honours) in India are:

  • Delhi University Entrance Exam DUET
  • Jamia Millia Islamia Entrance Exam
  • Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Exam
  • Chandigarh University Entrance Exam
  • Narsee Monjee Institute for Management Studies NPAT

What are the different types of BCom specialisations?

Before heading to the tips for picking the right B Com (Honours) or specialisation course, let’s see what BCom specialisations are available in our country. The specialisation courses are generally divided according to the following domain. Students can choose anyone according to their choice. The courses offered on B Com (Honours) are:

  • B Com Banking and Finance
  • B Com Banking and Insurance
  • B Com Economics
  • B Com Business Economics
  • B Com Accountancy
  • B Com tourism and travel management
  • B Com Statistics
  • B Com Accounts and Finance
  • Bcom Financial Market
  • Bcom Information Technology
  • Bcom Computer Application
  • Bcom Foreign Trade

How to choose the best BCom specialisation? 

If you are curious about which specialisation is best for BCom. Let me tell you, there is no such thing as the “best” specialisation course. It is subjective from student to student. The best course for you might not be the best for your friend. So, here are some tips for finding your best  B Com specialisation course for a promising career path ahead.

  • Explore
    Explore all the available options, read about them, and get to know more about them. This will help you evaluate what subject you might like studying and what might not work for you.
  • Tap your interests
    According to your exploring venture, pick on a few specialisation courses. To refine the options, think about which course aligns with your liking and interest. Because studying what you already love can lead to outstanding academics and a career ahead.
  • Career scope
    Along with liking what you should look for in a specialisation course is— its career scope and what the average salary for its job roles is. Having a good idea of what you are signing for will help you avoid landing a low demand course and pay.
  • Know your strengths:
    Lastly, know your strengths. Because even if you deem some subjects to be enjoyable, you might not be very proficient in them compared to the subjects you are really good at. Therefore it is important to know your superpowers. You can also define your strengths based on your previous projects, internships or experiences.

Conclusion

A Commerce degree is a rewarding career path, but you must select the right specialisation to make it more lucrative and stellar. With a B Com (Honours) degree, you can learn the fundamentals of a particular commerce domain like business, financing, and accountancy and that also in-depth. The cherry on the top is the career options after a B Com specialisation are immense. A B Com (Honours) graduate can work in Banks, Accountancy Agencies, and top MNCs of India, plus even in the government sector.

About Sunstone

To get professional guidance on selecting a B Com specialisation or for all your queries and concerns, you can also get in touch with us at Sunstone. We will be with you, every step of the way and get you future-ready through fluid skill-development experiences.

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