I have PCM and economics as subjects. I wish to earn an honours degree in economics and follow it up with an MBA so that I can find a job in a foreign bank. But will I get admission to the economics or commerce stream at the degree level since I am not a commerce student? What are the other career options I could consider after obtaining a degree in economics and MBA? Would you recommend any post-graduate study other than MBA?
Science students do take up commerce and economics after class XII. Depending upon the university, a few percentage of marks are slashed from a science student’s mark sheet to bring him on par with students from the other disciplines.
In terms of subject options after class XII, science students are at an advantage because all the three streams – science, commerce and arts – are open to them. Job options after economics and MBA range from academics and research to joining the corporate world. Or as you are saying, you can work in a bank. It will depend on the kind of work atmosphere you like to work in, your interests and aptitude. Whether you like planning, whether you like statistical work or research work, or whether you like the hurly-burly of a corporate office, it will help you zero in on your career. You can even appear for the civil services examinations after graduating in economics.
As regards MBA and post-graduation, you should do a post-graduation if you are academically oriented and want to take up a career in academics or research. But if that is not the case, and if you want to join a foreign bank, an MBA would be a better-option.
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