Commerce has been gaining popularity today as it has created number of career opportunities for commerce related skills and specializations. However, BFSI sector is the top sector for commerce graduates as it creates number of job opportunities across key sectors such as IT, healthcare, BPO/ITeS and even e-commerce and startups. Here are some of the emerging career opportunities for commerce graduates.
Financial analysts: Recruiters across sectors such as IT, manufacturing, banking, consulting, BPO and KPO seek financial analyst profiles. The job profile includes managing accounting transactions and system interfaces into the general ledger and providing analytic support to business initiatives. Having analytical and problem-solving skills along with basic knowledge of SAP is required.
Financial planners: BFSI sector is looking for the financial planners in the sectors of banking, insurance, financial and investment consulting services. The job profile requires preparation of financial plans and coordination with sales teams to understand the client requirements/goals to create the suitable plans and also coordination with the research team to understand the market and various products that are offered to the organization’s clients. Required skills are financial planning, communication and leadership.
Market research: Market research job profile includes conducting secondary research, compiling, managing data, analysis and reporting. Numerous job opportunities are available across the sectors such as IT/telecom, BFSI, manufacturing and healthcare. Required skills are Logical and analytical skills, creativity (in terms of presenting data in a graphical format), proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint.
Digital media: Many companies are promoting their brand through digital media tools. One can do a short course in digital media along with the graduation for a promising career as a digital media strategist. Required skills are creative skills to design, create and manage digital media promotions and ad campaigns with research and analytical competencies.
Data analytics: IT and Non IT sectors are looking to hire data analysts, job profile includes collecting data, interpret data, analyzing results and creating reports.