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Professional Courses – After 12th, Short Term & Master Course

Written by  Rachit Agrawal, MBA

Published on Wed, February 19, 2020 8:42 AM   Updated on Wed, October 21, 2020 1:58 PM   12 mins read

In the past, students who possessed a graduation degree had a lot better chances to get job opportunities. But in the current competitive world, graduation degree has lost its demeanor. The merits of having a graduation degree are not enough.

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Therefore, a lot of students nowadays are considering enrolling for a Professional course to improve their odds of getting a job opportunity. Opting, for Professional Courses after Graduation, allows students to delve deeper into their discipline of choice. These courses also help the subscribers to get acquainted with practical aspects of the fields rather than just theory.

The blog aims to list down some of the most sought Professional Course after Graduation available in the market and would educate on which one to choose in which situation.

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Short Term Professional Courses

A lot of students wish to pursue short term professional courses after graduation to start their careers. There are a number of short-term courses available in various fields and they are listed below:

  1. Accounting 
  2. Business Analytics
  3. Data Visualization 
  4. Diploma in Food and Beverage Services Management
  5. PG Diploma in Environmental Studies
  6. PG Diploma in Software Engineering 
  7. Tally 
  8. PG Diploma in Instructional Design 
  9. Diploma in Human Resources Management 
  10. Diploma in Graphic Designing 
  11. Diploma in Digital Marketing 
  12. Diploma in Education 
  13. Diploma in Game Designing 
  14. PG Diploma in Hotel Management 
  15. PG Diploma in Chemo-Informatics
  16. Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management
  17. Radio Jockeying & TV News Reading
  18. Diploma in Teaching English (DTE)
  19. Diploma in Digital Marketing 

Professional Courses After 12th Commerce 

Students who have pursued Commerce in the 12th standard can opt for the following professional courses. The choice should depend on the student’s field of interest, and the college they are applying to.

  • B.Com LLB
  • Bachelor’s in business administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor in Commerce (B.Com)
  • Bachelor in Commerce Honors (B.Com Hons.)
  • Bachelor’s in science economics Honours (B.Sc. Economics Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA- Economics)

Professional Courses After 12th Commerce without Math

Students who have opted for Commerce without Math have the same options as compared to those who have opted for Math. However, there may be some colleges that make Math mandatory to pursue a specific course.

The professional courses that a student can opt after 12th with Commerce without Math are:

  • B.Com LLB
  • Bachelor’s in business administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor in Commerce (B. Com)
  • Bachelor in Commerce Honors (B. Com Hons.)
  • Bachelor’s in science economics Honors (B.Sc. Economics Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BA- Economics)

Professional Courses After 12th Science

Science is the most opted field in the country. Over 70% of the students opt for Science in the 12th. A student can take either PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Maths) or PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology), or in some schools both. There are numerous professional courses that are offered to students who have opted for Science in the 12th standard. 

  1. Animation, Graphics, Multimedia
  2. BA/BSc- Liberal Arts
  3. Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
  4. Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
  5. Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  6. Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharma)
  7. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)
  8. Bachelor of Science in various fields (BSc)
  9. Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech)

Professional Courses After 12th Humanities

A misconception of not having a wide scope after pursuing Humanities in 12th has been prevailing since ages. This misconception often leads to students taking a stream they are not entirely interested in.

However, there are a lot of professional courses that can be opted after 12th with Humanities.

List of these courses has been mentioned below.

  1. B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration 
  2. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History 
  3. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  4. Bachelor of Business Studies- BBS
  5. Bachelor of Design (B. Design)
  6. Bachelor of Event Management (BEM)
  7. Bachelor of Fashion Designing- BFD
  8. Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  9. Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication- BJMC
  10. Bachelor of Management Science (BMS)
  11. Bachelor of Performing Arts
  12. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)- Interior Design 
  13. Bachelor of Social Work- BSW
  14. Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management- BTTM
  15. Integrated Law Course- BA + LLB

Professional Courses After 10th 

There are a lot of professional courses that can be taken after the 10th in all streams. They are usually a two-year or a three-year full-time course. Some of the courses also last for 6 months or a year. The diploma courses that can be opted after the 10th standard is listed below. 

  1. Certificate Course in Functional English 
  2. Certificate Course in Spoken English 
  3. Certificate in Animation 
  4. Certificate in Diesel Mechanics 
  5. Certificate in Hindi
  6. Craftsmanship Course in Food Production 
  7. Diploma in Civil Engineering 
  8. Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering 
  9. Diploma in Dental Hygienist 
  10. Diploma in Dental Mechanics
  11. Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  12. Diploma in Electrical Engineering 
  13. Diploma in Fine Arts
  14. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 

List of Professional Courses after Graduation in Science 

The following professional courses can be taken up after Graduating in Science.

  1. Animation and Computer Languages
  2. B.Ed. 
  3. Diploma in Computer Science 
  4. Hotel Management
  6. LLB
  7. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  8. Master of Commerce (M. Com)
  9. Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  10. Master of Science in the field of choice (M.Sc.)
  11. PG Program in Management (PGPM)
  12. Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PDGM)

Professional Courses after Graduation (Arts)

In spite of the old school thought, and the misconception that Arts is a field with no scope and promised future, a lot of students have started pursuing their graduation from the field Arts and have flourished. There are several courses for these graduates to pursue which opens a wider field of work than they have.

A list of the courses that can be taken up by the graduates of Arts is: 

  1. Animation 
  2. Design 
  3. Digital Marketing 
  4. Diploma in Education 
  5. Hospitality and Travel 
  6. Interior Designing 
  7. Law
  8. MA in Arts
  9. MA in Economics 
  10. MA in English 
  11. MA in Humanities and Social Sciences 
  12. MA in Languages
  13. MA in Political Science
  14. Master of Fine Arts 
  15. Master of Journalism & Mass Communication 
  16. Master of Journalism (BJ)
  17. MBA 
  18. MCA (IT and Software)

MBA (Masters in Business Administration)

MBA is one of the most opted courses after Graduation by students of all streams. As possessing an MBA degree provides a lot of industry exposure, MBA specializations are required in almost all industries.

Added to this is the fact that a plethora of universities/colleges is providing MBA courses on different subjects for students of different tiers.

Professional Courses After MBA Finance

After receiving a degree in MBA Finance there are a lot of courses that can be done. The courses that can be opted are:

  1. Chartered Accountant
  2. Chartered Financial Analyst
  3. Company Secretary 
  4. Cost and Accounting Management 
  5. Diploma in Derivative and Risk Management 
  6. Diploma in Global Financial Market
  7. Diploma in Innovation Management
  8. Diploma in International Business
  9. Diploma in Investment Management 
  10. Diploma in Retail Management 
  11. Diploma in Talent Management
  12. National Institute of Securities Markets from SEBI 
  13. NSE Certification in Financial Markets
  14. Ph.D. in Business Management

M.Tech (Master in Technology)

M.Tech is one of the must opt courses by Engineering graduates. The reason for the high demand for M.Tech is that it helps the students to choose a subject of their choice and master it, rather than getting acquainted with all subjects(as in Graduation).

This allows for a lot more streamlined process of finding job opportunities as now students know what their focus must be towards. A large number of Colleges/Universities providing M.Tech as a course eases the process of opting for M.Tech discipline.

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PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)

PGDM is one of the alternatives for an MBA for students belonging to management discipline. PGDM courses contain an updated syllabus similar to an MBA, under which students are acknowledged about subjects of recent times.

It gears up the students with essential knowledge of Business and Management concepts. Due to the updated syllabus, enrollees are a lot more aware of the current world, which in turn increases job opportunities such as Marketing/Sales Executive and Market Analyst.

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PGD in Hotel Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management is a PG course which is aimed towards students specialization in a wide array of eatable and food skills, while at the same time building competence in their area of interest.

Students who have opted for this course, have an increased chance of getting career opportunities from abroad, such as being a Chef, Restaurant Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, etc. It is one of those courses where enrollment isn’t hard, and the career opportunities branching off of it is enormous.

PGD in Project Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management is a PG course in which students have imparted knowledge on processes such as Project Initiating, Planning, Executing, Closing, etc., and about numerous concepts into their future work environment.

In Project Management, the students are taught to achieve the goal in a particular period and with a limited number of resources. This allows for the students of this course to work efficiently and within a given timestamp. Project Management Professionals are always in demand in areas such as Informatics, Manufacturing, Large-Scale Development, Financial Firms, etc.

I hope this blog has provided you with insights on the topic of Professional Courses after Graduation and would have aided you in deciding the course of choice after Graduation.

List of Professional Courses After Graduating from Commerce

There are a number of professional courses that can be pursued after graduation from Commerce. Some of them have been listed below.

  1. Bachelor of Legislative Law (LLB)
  2. Business Accounting and Taxation 
  3. Certification in Finance and Accounts 
  4. Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  5. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  6. Chartered Accountancy (CA)
  7. Company Secretary (CS)
  8. Foreign Language Courses 
  9. Game Design 
  10. Masters in Commerce (M. Com)
  11. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  12. PGD in Hotel Management 
  13. PGDM in Banking and Financial Management 
  14. PGDM in Digital Marketing 
  15. PGDM in Finance 
  16. PGDM in Financial Management 
  17. PGDM in Hospitality Management 
  18. PGDM in Marketing Management 
  19. PGPM 
  20. Tally 

Professional Courses After B. Com 

Commerce is a wide field as a career option. After B. Com, there are a lot of professional courses that can be opted for further education.

Few courses that can be taken after B.Com are:

  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Masters of Commerce (M. Com)
  3. Chartered Accountant (CA)
  4. Company Secretary (CS)
  5. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  6. Business Accounting and Taxation (BAT)
  7. Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  8. Actuarial Science
  9. Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Professional Courses After M. Com

Professional Courses which can be pursued after M. Com are:

  • Certificate Course in Accounting 
  • Certificate Course in Applied Managerial Economics
  • Certificate Course in Banking 
  • Certificate Course in Central Excise 
  • Certificate Course in Derivatives 
  • Certificate Course in Financial Accounting & Taxation 
  • Certificate Course in Income Tax
  • Certificate Course in Micro Finance 
  • Certificate Course in Office Automation 
  • Certificate Course in Operations Research 
  • Certificate Course in Stock Market 
  • Certificate Course in tally 
  • Certificate Course in VAT
  • Certified Management Accounting 
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chartered Financial Analyst 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Banking & Finance 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Economics 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Corporate Secretary Ship 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Financial Studies 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics 
  • IFRS Certification – ICAI 
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Investment Banking 
  • Professional Education 

Professional Courses After Graduation in B.Sc. 

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) is one of the most opted programs in the country. The course duration of the same is usually three years. Although there are a lot of career opportunities available after completing a B.Sc. in any field, there are a lot of professional courses that one can opt for higher studies.

The courses that a student can opt for after Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in any subject are:

  1. Data Science
  2. Machine Learning 
  3. Management Courses
  4. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  5. Master of Computer Application (MCA)
  6. Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Professional Courses After Graduation in B.Sc. : Botany

The following are professional courses that can be opted after completing a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Botany.

  1. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agronomy 
  2. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Ecology and Environmental Studies 
  3. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Molecular Biology 
  4. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Botany 
  5. Courses in the field of Horticulture and Flower Production 

Professional Courses After MBA 

Master of Business Administration (MBA) gives a lot of career opportunities and new perspectives about careers. However, there a few courses one can pursue after an MBA to improve his/ her career trajectory and boost the earning potential.

The courses that can be opted for are mentioned below:

  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Chartered Accountancy (CA)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Company Secretary (CS)
  • Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Professional Courses After Engineering 

After Engineering, there a lot of professional courses that can be opted for. These courses are not only science-related but also business-related. Some of these courses are:

  • Master of Technology (M. Tech)
  • Master of Science in the chosen field (M.Sc.)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • PGDM 
  • Software Courses
  • Merchant Navy (Maritime) Courses 
  • Animation, Graphics, VFX

Professional Courses after Graduation in Zoology 

Zoology is a wide field with a number of sub-branches. After completing graduation in Zoology, the following courses can be taken up for a Master’s program:

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)- Zoology 
  • Master of Science Honours (M.Sc. Hons.)- Botany 
  • Master of Science Honours (M.Sc. Hons.)- Microbiology 
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)- Biotechnology 
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)- Bioinformatics


✅ Which course I can do after graduation?

Ans. The Most common and Good courses to pursue after Graduation are:
Management, Technology, and Medical Care, they are professional courses

✅ What is the best professional course?

Ans. Some of the Best Professional courses after graduation are:

1. Certified Financial Planner
2. Journalism and Mass Communication
3. Bachelor’s in Law
4. Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations
5. Courses in Hospitality
6. Bachelor’s in Business Administration
7. Courses in International Trade

✅ What are the best short term careers?

Ans. Some of the Good Short term Courses are:

1. Dental Hygienist
2. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
3. Registered Nurse
4. Web Developer
5. Respiratory Therapist
6. Cardiovascular Technologist
7. Electrician

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About the Author & Expert


Rachit Agrawal

Author • MBA • 20 Years

Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.

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