While studying to become successful, whether at law, engineering or journalism, we all have to study and pass the 11th standard. Thus, choosing the right stream in class 11th is extremely important as it sets the path for our future courses in education. Streams that you can choose include Commerce, Arts and Science. There are various reasons to choose any of commerce, arts or science stream. Here are a few reasons why you should choose Commerce in class 11.
What does Commerce Include?
The Commerce stream offers subjects like Business Studies and Accountancy with English as the compulsory subject. Commerce deals with areas like business and trade. The optional subjects include Math, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Law and other subjects depending on the school or institute the student studies in.
What are the pros of taking Commerce?
The pros of taking Commerce include-
The subject matter deals with the business world, management, accountancy, economics, etc. It is in great demand given the ever-rising businesses and demand for trained people in this field. It also opens global opportunities with high-salaried positions along with the opportunity to start their ventures.
What are the cons of taking Commerce?
The subject demands business, management and economic skills along with the ability to be updated with the recent market or business changes. The students also require a good knowledge of Mathematics and should be comfortable with crunching numbers. Another con of taking Commerce includes the fact that students taking Commerce will not be able to switch to science.
Courses available after 12th in Commerce?
The Courses available under Commerce after 12th include Bachelors in Commerce (B. Com), Economics (B. Eco), Law (BBA LLB, B. Com LLB) and Chartered Accountancy (CA). In addition to this, students also can study courses in Company Secretary (CS), Business Administration (BBA), Business Management (BMS), Chartered Financial Analyst and Finance and Accounting (BFA). Further, courses in Business Studies (BBS), Event Management (BEM) and Hotel Management (BHM) are also available to students.
What are the career opportunities in Commerce?
Every field or stream offers various different and interesting career choices along with it. A lot of times many students end up doing courses associated with different streams or a combination of two so that they get better job opportunities and learning different skills. The career choices are plenty but you should try to opt one which you feel more inclined towards.
The careers open to students of Commerce include jobs in Business, Banking, Accounts and Finance. They can also become a Chartered Accountant, Management Executive, Company Secretary, Corporate Lawyer, Finance Analyst, Finance Planner and an Investment Banker. Further, jobs like those of a Manager, HR Executive, Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Officer, Portfolio Manager, Tax Auditor, Tax Consultant, Economist, Statistician and Account Executive are also available. Jobs in Stock Broking, Foreign Trade, Foreign Investment, Auditing as well as jobs at MNC’s are open to students of Commerce
Colleges offering courses in Commerce
There are various top colleges recognized by the UGC that offer commerce, they include:
Shri Ram College of Commerce.
Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR)
Department of Commerce, Christ (Deemed to be University)
Kirori Mal College.
Madras Christian College.
St. Joseph’s College of Commerce.
Mithibai College of Arts.
What are the pre-requisites to take Commerce?
There are no major pre-requisites to taking Commerce in the 11th standard. Students must only be interested in the subject and the fields they can enter into. One thing must be remembered though, and that is the fact that Commerce involves mathematics. Thus the students will require a good knowledge and interest in math.
In short, we can provide five concrete reasons as to why you should choose Commerce in class 11.