9 Best Career Options in Commerce Without Maths? Pro Tip Alert!

9 Best Career Options in Commerce Without Maths? Pro Tip Alert!

“Do I opt for maths with commerce or not?“ Stressing out on this?

Don’t worry; you are not alone in this! Most of your fellow students opting for commerce are in this dilemma right now.

I am a commerce student, and I’ve been through this situation. 

I opted for maths as an additional subject, but some of my friends chose it as a core subject, and some did not take it on. This means I have experience with all three options.

So, I can assure you that I’ll guide you through this topic properly with all three perspectives in mind in this blog.

Just follow along and stop worrying!

Subjects in Commerce Without Maths (And the PRO TIP!)

Subjects in Commerce Without Maths (And the PRO TIP!

First, let’s see what subject options you will have in commerce.

Compulsory Subjects:

You do not have any choice in the following four subjects. These are mandatory for you to study when opting for commerce.

  1. English
  2. Accountancy
  3. Economics
  4. Business Studies

*BYJU’S website lists maths and information practices as a mandatory subject in commerce for all. Well, generally you have the choice to opt for it or not. To confirm the status of the subject’s availability, I will suggest you reach your mentors.

Optional Subjects

This list of optional subjects you can opt for, along with the four core subjects. But, you may have to check the availability of the subject you want in the school you are applying to for admission.

  1. Physical Education
  2. Fine Arts
  3. Psychology
  4. Informatics Practices
  5. Computer Sciences
  6. Mathematics**

**Additional Subject

Now, being a commerce aspirant, you must know that you can opt for six subjects instead of the usual 5!

This might sound a little upsetting at first. 

Why would anyone want to increase their burden? Right?

Well, then read this carefully!

You have the option to opt for mathematics as a sixth or additional subject along with the four compulsory and one optional subject. E.g. you can go for fine arts as an optional subject and mathematics as an additional subject.

Now, the secret is that your score in Maths (additional) will not be added to your total percentage. But, you will be marked as a maths student on your Detailed Marks Certificate.

You just need to clear the exam merely! 

And for this, some universities/colleges also give extra weightage to their merit list during the admission process. 

I’ve discussed this topic in detail in one of my other blogs. Head out there to learn about it.

Top Career Options in Commerce Without Maths With Salary | Best Courses After 12th Commerce Without Maths

Career Options in Commerce Without Maths With Salary

Following is the list of career options in commerce without maths after 12th and the best courses after 12th commerce without maths.

1. Commerce

Commerce basically means the auxiliaries to trade, which means that it is an umbrella term including various positions and responsibilities. It involves occupations under finance, marketing, sales, taxation, accounting, human resource management, etc.

You can go for various career options that act as auxiliaries to trade without opting for mathematics.

Academic Path(s)

The academic paths in commerce are extensive. Different courses are distinguished depending upon the career you want to pusue. 

For graduation, you can pursue a B.Com or B.Com (Hons.) degree. 

Then maybe post-graduation in an M.Com or MBA.

Salary in Commerce

The average salary in commerce varies hugely with the area of specialisation that you decide to pursue.

2. Management


Management is the art as well as the science of getting things done through others. The job of a manager is an ongoing continuous process involving planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling of resources as well as processes in an efficient manner.

Management is not limited to a particular area or field of specialization. Instead, it has a very vast scope like HR management, marketing, international business, operations, finance, and many more.

And, you do not need mathematics to opt for management.

Academic Path(s)

To pursue a career in management, you can pursue B.Com/ BBA/ BMS course for graduation and then an MBA in whichever field of management your interest lies in.

Salary in Management

According to research conducted by payscale.com, the average salary of a manager in India is around Rs. 8.6 lac.

Click here to learn about the Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission to management courses.

3. Law

Law is an excellent career option after commerce. It may seem unusual, but it’s not. You can go for a career as a legal advisor or a financial advisor in the corporate sector. You can also apply for jobs in the government sector.

Academic Path(s)

You can go for an open course in Law (LLB) or an integrated course like B.Com LLB, BA LLB, or BBA LLB for graduation.

You can then pursue a master’s as well. Again, you can go for either an open course or an integrated one.

Salary after Law

The average salary of a legal advisor in India is around Rs. 5.9 Lac. This can be much more depending on the nature and type of organization, your experience, etc.

4. Chartered Accountant (CA)

4. Chartered Accountant (CA)

Chartered Accountancy is one of the most popular and without a doubt, extremely tough courses for commerce students. It is one of the most competitive exams in India. The exam is organized by ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) twice a year.

A CA aspirant doesn’t need to study maths in class 12. 

Academic Path(s)

Other than passing the CA exams, you need a graduation degree to be a qualified CA. You have the option to either go for a full-time course in commerce or correspondence. 

You need a registration with the ICAI and then pass the foundation exam.

Next is a 2.5-3 year-long article-ship under a practising C.A. or any C.A. associates firm.

The last step is to clear the C.A. Final to gain your C.A. certification.

Salary of a C.A.

The average salary of a C.A. in India is around Rs. 7.36 lac. Although it varies with your experience, the company you’re working with, etc.

5. Company Secretary (CS)

The job of a company secretary is to take care of the administration of a company efficiently. This involves ensuring legal and statutory compliance and governance-related issues in a company.

This ICSI (The Institute of Company Secretaries of India) manages the course. You can work in India’s public and private sectors and set up your own CS firm.

This course does not require a mathematics background.

Academic Path(s)

Following is the list of programs/internships that you need to complete and pass to be a qualified C.S.:

  • The Foundation Program
  • Executive Program
  • A 15 months training period
  • A Professional Program to get certification and join ICSI as an associate member.

Salary of a C.S.

According to Payscale, the average salary of a Company Secretary in India is around Rs 5.9 lac per year.

6. Foreign Trade

Foreign Trade

Foreign Trade is a great career option to choose after commerce without maths. It involves the study of logistics, export, import, law policy, packaging, and supply chain management.

Academic Path(s)

You can go for a Bachelor’s in Foreign Trade which is a 3-year long course. This will help you get a job in both private as well as government sectors. Although, you can even establish your own business in the field. The scope for Foreign Trade is vast in India.

Salary in Foreign Trade

The average salary in the foreign trade sector in India is approximately Rs. 10.9 Lac as per glassdoor.co.in.

7. Travel and Tourism

The leading roles in the travel and tourism industry include Holiday/Travel Agent, Tourism Manager, Travel Officer or Travel Agency Co-ordinator, Travel Counselor or Travel Consultant, Airlines Staff, Tourist Guide, and Transport Officer etc.

Academic Path(s)

You can go for a BBA in Travel and Tourism Management, a Bachelor of Travel and Hospitality Management, or a BA in Travel and Tourism for graduation after commerce to pursue a career in the Travel and Tourism industry.

Salary in Travel and Tourism

The average salary in the travel and tourism industry in India is around Rs. 3.5 Lac.

8. Event Management

The job of an event manager can be very clearly understood from the name only. As an event manager, you get to plan, organise and coordinate events. These events vary from cultural events to weddings to birthday parties.

Again, a booming career option in India, event management offers excellent scope. You can start your own business as a freelancer or work with other firms.

Academic Path(s)

You go for BBA in Event Management, a Bachelor of Event Management or a BA in Event Management for graduation.

You can even opt for it as a diploma course along with B.Com. But, for this, you will have to check the availability of this course in the college you are applying to.

Salary in Event Management

The average salary of an event manager in India is around Rs. 4.5 Lac as per payscale.com.

9. Hotel Management

Hotel Management

Hotel Management is a job-oriented career option that you can pursue after commerce. It offers a variety of career options like a manager, a chef, a production manager etc.

The industry is booming in India and has an excellent scope both in India as well as abroad.

Academic Path(s)

You have various courses to choose from if you want to pursue a career in the Hotel Management industry.

These courses include Bachelor of Hospitality and Catering Technology, BA in Hotel Management, Bachelor of Food and Beverages Production, BBA in Hotel Management, Bachelor of Catering Management, and BA in Culinary Arts.

You can apply for the NCHMCT-JEE entrance test for admission in the top public Hotel Management institutes like IHM-Delhi, IHM-Bombay etc.

Salary in Hotel Management

The average salary in this field varies mainly with the profession that you get in. As this field offers a variety of courses and thus a variety of occupations are available.

Is Commerce With Maths a Better Option?

Is Commerce With Maths a Better Option?

This is a very debatable question. And to be honest, I can not give a Yes/No answer for it. However, I can support the statement in a few contexts from both perspectives.

YES, commerce with maths is a better option because it will help you develop specific analytical skills, which are very useful for competitive exams.

Also, it will widen the career choices. For instance, you need maths to apply for economics courses in many colleges/universities.

Moreover, it will help you get priority in the admission process in some colleges/universities.

And, NO, commerce without maths is as good as with maths because it will not limit your career choices to a great extent. When I say maths is necessary for economics courses, I don’t mean that you can not get admission to any college. 

Furthermore, even if you go for maths as an additional subject, you still have to prepare the syllabus that a core maths student would prepare. This means you have to devote your time to maths even if you just want to clear the exam.

Now, I would not recommend doing this if you are a below-average student as it might affect your core subjects result. I don’t see a point in opting for an additional subject at the cost of losing marks in core subjects.

So, you must take a reasonable time to think about it, talk to your mentors and then make a wise decision as it is crucial for your career.


  1. Is commerce without maths a good option?

    Yes, commerce without maths is also a good option as it still provides an ample number of career options in a wide variety of fields.

  2. What can I become if I take commerce without maths?

    Well, the answer to this cannot be given in a particular word. As discussed in the blog, you have an ample number of choices, and you can practically choose any career as you please.

  3. Is commerce without maths useless?

    No, commerce without maths is as good as with maths! You are advised to opt for maths to widen your career options and develop some additional skills and knowledge.

  4. Which are the best career options in commerce without maths with salary?

    Chartered Accountancy is one of the highest-paid careers after commerce, and you can choose it even without maths. The average salary of a CA in India is between Rs. 6-30 lac.

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