B.Com. in Capital Markets is a 3-year undergraduate course, the minimum eligibility for which is a 10+2 qualification. The discipline of Capital Markets, also called Financial Markets, is essentially about the mechanism whereby people trade bonds, commodities, stocks, and other financial securities in the market.
Major subjects of study that form part of the program are:
The average tuition fee charged in India for the course ranges between INR 40,000 and 1 Lakh. Admission to the course is based on the student’s performance in a relevant entrance exam conducted for admission to the course, such as BHU-CET.
Successful graduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Chief Accounting Officer (CAO), Finance director, Audit Manager, Accounting Firm Partner, etc.
They are hired in industries such as marketing organizations, banks, educational institutions, business consultancies, MNCs, financial organizations, and export companies, etc. The average annual salary offered to such postgraduates in India ranges between INR 2 and 6 lacs.
Organizations such as TCS, Genpact, Deloitte, WNS Global, HEC Ltd., NSIC, Wipro, Tata motors, Citi Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and BSNl, etc. hire such postgraduates.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 with Commerce subjects|
|Admission Process||Based on counselling after qualification of entrance tests such as BHU-CET|
|Course Fee||INR 40,000 to 1 Lakh|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 6 Lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Genpact, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, WNS Global Services, Wipro Technologies Ltd., Tata Motors, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC), Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited (HEC Ltd), etc.|
|Job Positions||Chief Accounting Officer, Accounting Firm Partner, Finance Director, Audit Manager, and such.|
The course has been designed to offer to eligible candidates advanced lessons in the market of finance, concepts of stocks, commodities, bonds, and other financial instruments in the market, stock exchange for the investors willing to trade, and transaction of financial securities.
The program’s focus is on familiarizing candidates with financial markets and how a country’s economy is affected by them, along with imparting an advanced understanding of computation of stocks and bonds prices. Other finance-related concepts included in the course’s curriculum are:
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|Sri Krishna Arts and Science College||Coimbatore||INR 80,500 (course)|
|Bharathiar University||Mumbai||INR 60,000 (course)|
|Jain University||Bangalore||INR 50,000 (course)|
|Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi||Varanasi||INR 75,500 (course)|
|Chandrabhan Sharma College of Arts||Mumbai||INR 83,000 (course)|
The minimum eligibility criteria needed to be met for admission to the course are:
Admission to the course at some of the top institutes in India is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, such as the national-level BHU-CET. Rounds of group discussion and personal interview follow, based on performance in which, admission is granted to qualifying candidates.
A few institutes offering the course in India, however, admit students to the course based on the merit obtained at the 10+2 level
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Principles of Investment||Environment of Financial System|
|Micro – Economics||Macroeconomics|
|Basic Statistics||Statistical Applications|
|Basic Computer Skills||Communication Skills|
|Financial Accounting||Management Accounting|
|Business Environment||Principles of Business Management|
|Debt Markets||Commodities Markets|
|Corporate Finance||Corporate Finance-II|
|Equity Market-I||Equity Market-II|
|Banking in Financial System||Financial Services|
|Computer Application in Investments||Taxation for Investments|
|Business Ethics||Security Analysis|
|Organizational Behavior||Business Law|
|Global Capital Markets||Risk Management|
|Regulation of Securities Markets||Corporate Governance|
|Insurance-Fund Management||Computer Applications in Financial Services|
|Derivative Markets||Marketing of Financial Services|
|Foreign Exchange Markets||Mutual Fund Management|
|Portfolio Management||Customer Relationship Management in Financial Services|
Career opportunities for such graduates abound in areas such as share broking, banks, PE funds, SEBI, Forward Market Commission, finance companies, and stock exchanges like NSE, Currency, BSE, and derivative exchanges.
Successful graduates of the course interested in pursuing higher research in the discipline may go for scholarly research in sub-fields like Operations, Treasury and Arbitrage, Legal, Compliance, Secretarial Accounts, Marketing in institutions, Retail, Portfolio Management, Risk Management and Dealing, etc.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Accounting Associate||They help Auditors and Accountants in tasks such as clerical duties, bookkeeping, and management of accounts. They also resolve outstanding payments through communication with vendors, clients, and departments. They pay invoice bills, and transactions, and process records.||2,30,410|
|Directors (Accounts)||The Director of the Accounts Department is responsible for supervision of executives looking for guidance and counselling. They oversee the overall growth of the accounts department.||13,00,000|
|Accountant||Accountants help in preparing liability, asset, and other entries by analysing and compiling account information. They also recommend options for analysing accounts information.||2,34,080|
|Accounts Receivable Clerk||They are responsible for the cash, credit card, and checks transactions and such records of customer payments. They also help in posting of revenues by entering and verifying transactions from local deposits and lockboxes. They update receivables by totalling the paid and nonpaid bills. Also, they maintain records for credits, debits, and invoice bills.||2,38,941|
|Bookkeeper||Bookkeepers are responsible for establishing account charts of financial transaction by developing relevant accounting systems. They also define the policies and procedures of bookkeeping, and maintain subsidiary accounts by allocating, verifying, and posting transactions, and also ensuring that entries are balanced for subsidiary accounts.||4,55,286|
|Chief Accounting Officer||Chief Accounting Officers oversee the entire Accounts Department of an organisation. They oversee accounting operations, reporting of finance-related functions, and the whole accounting and administrative staff.||3,335,902|
|Accounting Firm Partner||Accounting Firm Partners perform auditing and accounting to estimate the status of an organization in financial terms. They help in transparently recording and displaying transactions towards helping the organization build its reputation.||1,250,000|
|Audit Manager||Audit Managers are responsible for overseeing and organising the audits of an organization internally, with respect to the annual audit plan, and managing the organization’s team of auditors.||1,030,433|
|Forensic Accountants||They are responsible for investigating and auditing to analyse the Statements of Finance to investigate possible cases of fraud. Forensic Accountants possess specialised skills in accounting.||4,00,000|