Short Term Courses for a Better Career

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Posted On : 03-Feb-17

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In today’s world of tough competition being a commerce graduate is obviously not enough to land you a good job. You need to complete either your post graduation or have another job oriented certified courses under your belt to secure prospective job offers. Good professional courses can help you get a decent job. Different sectors such as banking and finance, insurance, financial planning, stock markets, accounting, capital markets, equity research etc. have lucrative job openings. But, you need to have proper planning to choose the best job-oriented short term courses according to your career goal.

Certified Bank Manager Program

This is a course that covers the banking and financial service areas as well as banking laws, banking regulations, money, credits, treasury, banking strategy and risk management. This is a two-year course.

Diploma in Banking & Finance



Another good program in banking and finance is the postgraduate diploma course. It is also a two-year course and any graduate student from any discipline having a minimum of 50% marks can take this course. However, you need to clear an interview session to get selected for the course.

Certified Financial Planner

Various institutes in India offer quality certified courses for commerce graduates. The course duration varies from six months to one year. Graduates from all disciplines can opt for these courses. Even working professional and undergraduates are eligible to enroll for it. These certified courses can be taken with specialization in Tax Planning, Investment planning, Insurance and Risk Management, and financial planning. These courses offer very good job opportunities for young students looking to have a finance career.


Project Finance Certificate Course

There are two institutes in India conducting certificate course in Project Finance. The courses give the students an advanced training on skill improvement as well as practical knowledge in the field of finance, lending, project appraisal and related subjects.

Certified Analyst Program



CCAP is a two-year course that combines job assignments, coursework and interactive seminars in a well-knit package. To be eligible for the course you must secure at least 50% marks in your graduation and qualify for CRISIL Aptitude Test, XAT or CAT. The course is really helpful for students looking to gain exceptional skills in business finance.

Certification in Finance and Accounts

Another good course is offered in finance and accounts which are only a month-long certification course. This is more of a training curriculum specifically designed to offer students sound platform by providing knowledge of business processes along with basic voice training. This is followed by specialized basic business finance knowledge and advanced voice training. The certificate is provided in Finance and Accounting.

The program can help the students provide a better understanding of the different nuances, terminologies and related works of accounts and finances that may be outsourced to third party services. So this course makes the students choosing to work for such third parties more aware of such work patterns and become more productive in their work in less time. The time required to understand specific process and tools also get minimized. The training also offers practice sessions, ERP simulations, application-based demos and exercises to build a sound concept on the work deliverables.


Program in Retail Management

The retail management program is a good option as the demand for a human resource is increasing in the retail sector. The employment potential in the retail sector is high as the requirements of manpower are expected to be over a million in the next few years. The duration of the course is about one year and it trains students on retail finance, concepts of retail store operations, soft skills and supply chains. The primary objective of the course is to give the students' idea of back-end operations, logistics and customer interface positions. Good communication skills are mandatory for candidates want to be in the front office functions.

International Courses



If you are looking to have a global career and want to work for the top MNCs in the world, then you have to pursue some International courses after completing your B. Com. A few of such courses are:

Certified Management Accountant

To become a CMA you have to clear two examinations conducted by the Institute of Management Accountants, USA. Various aspects are covered in this course, including professional ethics, financial planning, decision support, analysis, and control. Job prospects are very especially in abroad if you can successfully complete the course.

Certified Public Accountant

This is considered as the best Accountancy course available in the world. It is of very high standard and can be considered equivalent to the CA qualification of India. The course is conducted by world’s largest accounting body AICPA. Upon completion of the course, you will have accounting knowledge of IFRS, business and US laws, GAAP etc.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

If you can be a chartered certified accountant having the ACCA qualification you will be able to pursue a successful career in different fields of management, consulting, banking and accounting. Although the course structure is more or less similar to CA, your knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS & laws makes you a superior candidate compared to CA. However, you will require clearing 14 papers to complete the ACCA program.


There are various job-oriented programs available for commerce students. There are courses that can be done after completing the 10th, 12th or the graduation. Most of these programs are skill based and focus mainly on providing practical experience.

These courses are designed to make the candidates ready for the industry and do not demand a high degree of complex understanding of the theory. They are aimed to give the students an entry-level employment opportunity.

The job-oriented programs after graduation are designed explicitly for specific professional goals with the artificial division of skills and knowledge of the candidates.


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