The rising number of students enrolling for commerce clearly indicates the competitive job market that lies ahead in front of every student who plans to build their career in the finance or commerce sector. Only 10 courses (mostly related to commerce) out of 180 courses in India have 83% students enrolled in them. The number of students enrolled in Commerce stream is 38.6 lakh at undergraduate level. These latest reports (2015-16) by MHRD present the dense occupancy of commerce students in India.
Now given these numbers, where do you see yourself with a plain commerce degree? In a competitive job market scenario, do you really think that you can climb up the ladder without a professional degree? You will definitely need to pursue professional courses after 12th Commerce in India.
As much as your experience and knowledge matters, a professional degree enhances your actual job related skills and positions you in a better standing to get promotions. You need to combine your theoretical knowledge (from B.com) with practical skills acquired from professional degrees (like ACCA, CA etc).
Some of the options available for professional courses after 12th Commerce in India include CA, CMA, CS, CPA (US, CANADA) CIMA, and ACCA.
One of most prominent courses after 12th commerce in India includes ACCA. ACCA stands for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. It is a UK based accountancy body with recognition in 181 countries. To put it simply, after pursuing ACCA you are a GLOBAL CA!