B.Com, Bachelor of Commerce can be pursued either part time or full time. The duration is 3 years and along with Commerce as the main course lot of electives is available depending on the college. Based on interest and future career plan the electives can be chosen and can be specialized accordingly. Some common specializations are
- com – Computer Applications
- Foreign trade
- Office Management
- Tax Procedure
- Advertising and Sales Management etc..
There are some courses that can be performed in parallel with B.com. The most common courses are CA, CS, CWA, MBA, and MCom.
Parallel courses and specializations
There are some special high demand courses offered only in specific colleges
- Bcom – Banking and Insurance (BA – Bank Management)
- BCom – Travel and Tourism (BTS Bachelor of tourism studies, BTM – Bachelor of tourism management)
- Industry certified training programs can be pursued along with BCom
- Bcom + Insurance courses
- Certificate in Insurance salesmanship (www.insuranceinstituteofindia.com)
- Certificate from Institute of Actuaries of India(www.actuariesindia.org) in Risk analysis, retirement planning, tax planning and lot other things related to finance
- A certificate program in capital market (bseindia.com)
Career in the Legal background is an interesting option to look into. You can do a LLB (5 years course) and start your career in the law field. You can also opt for company and corporate law which will enable jobs in corporate organizations.
Any degree in Business Management and Administration can be pursued with a commerce a background. BBA, BBM or BMS (3 years) can be a UG degree followed by MBA. Lot of career options are available if the degree is backed by right attitude and enthusiasm.