Every student select a course that they believe will help shape their careers and build a solid future. The best courses to study in the world guarantee one stable employment and great career life. So, if you are from commerce background and seeking help to choose a path, here are the three best professional courses for you after 12:
1.Chartered Accountancy (CA):
Chartered Accountant is a designation given to an accounting professional who has received certification from a statutory body that he/she is qualified to take care of the matters related accounting and taxation of a business, like file tax returns, audit financial statements and business practices ,maintaining record of investments, preparing and reviewing financial reports and documents. A CA is also qualified to offer advisory services to clients which include companies and individuals. A CA is considered to be one of the most respectful & high earning course in the world.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN), is a statutory body which regulates and maintains the professional of charted accountancy in Nepal.
Chartered Accountancy course:-
Chartered Accountancy (CA) course is challenging. You need to go through the depth practical and theoretical knowledge. The course is divided into :
CAP I: Six months
CAP II : Nine months
CAP III : Three years (including practical training).
How to enter into a course after +2?
This is basically for the students willing to join professional course after completion of +2.
- Students who completed higher secondary (10+2) or certificate level from recognized Educational Institution with minimumD+ grade in every subject are eligible to join.
- Students those appeared for the final exam of +2 and waiting their result may register their names provisionally.
Registration needs to be done at ICAN, Satdobato or any of its branch at different cities like Butwal, Pokhara,…..
Fee structure for CAP I :
The total fee of CAP I is Rs.27,500. It can be paid fully at the time of registration or in installment basis:
- 15,000 at the time of registration
- 12,500 within 3 months from the date of registration.
However, this fee is to be paid to the Institute. If you are planning to take coaching classes you need to pay the coaching institute.
The CAP I level contains 3 papers:
- Fundamentals of Accounting
- Mercantile Laws and Fundamentals of Economics.
- Fundamentals of management and Commercial mathematics and Statistics
For passing CAP I, students need to obtain 40 marks in each paper and overall 50% on aggregate.
The CAP II level contains 7 papers divided in two groups:
- Advanced Accounting
- Audit and Assurance
- Corporate and Other Laws
- Financial Management
- Cost and Management Accounting
- Business Communication and Marketing
- Income Tax and VAT
For passing CAP II students need to obtain 40 marks in each subject and aggregate of 50% in both groups.
The CAP III level contains 8 papers divided into two groups:
- Advanced Financial Reporting
- Advanced Financial Management
- Advanced Audit and Assurance
- Corporate Laws
- Management Information and Communication System
- Advanced Taxation
- Advanced Cost and Management Accounting
- Strategic Management and Decision Making Analysis
For passing CAP III, students need to obtain 40 marks in each subject and aggregate of 50% in both groups.
Deadline for registration:
The summer examination is held in the first week of June and winter examination is held in the first week of December every year. There should be time internal of at least6 months between registration and exam date for CAP I. So, the last date of registration for summer intake is before the end of November while for winter intake is before the end of May.
After registration, to be eligible to write final exam
Students must pass eligibility test (which is now online test) as prescribed by ICAN.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a world wide recognized education to build a great career in Accounting, Taxation, Auditing, Valuation and Treasury management. ACCA is fast growing international accounting organization with 200,000 members 4,86,000 students in 180 countries.
- Globally recognized.
- Communicates Credibility.
- Well Designed curriculum.
- Long-term career.
- Total cost, at 4-6 lacs, works out cheaper than available options.
Roles performed by ACCA :
- Internal Auditor
- Forensic accountant
- Compliance/ government officer
- Tax accountant
- Risk manager
- Financial analyst
To qualify as an ACCA member, a candidate must do following:
- Attempt and clear 13 exams.
- Record 36 months experience in a relevant role before/during/ after completion of course.
- Complete the Ethics and professional skills module.
Acca Exams to be cleared:
The 13 exams are divided into three levels:
- Knowledge level:
- Business and technology (BT)
- Management Accounting (MA)
- Financial Accounting (FA)
- Skills level:
- Corporate and Business Law
- Performance Management
- Taxation (TX)
- Financial Reporting (FR)
- Audit and Assurance (AA)
- Financial Management (FM)
- Strategic Professional Level:
- Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
- Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)
Optional (any two):
- Advance Financial Management (AFM)
- Advance Performance Management (APM)
- Advanced Taxation (ATX)
- Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA)
Ethics and Professional Skills Module:
Students are required to complete 20 hrs. of Ethics and Professional Skills Module which develops in students the complete range of skills that are demanded by the employers.
By introducing students to the full spectrum of advanced ethical and professional skills and exposing them to realistic business situations, students are ready to shine with recruiters and be really credible in the workplace.
Practical Experience Requirement:
To qualify as an ACCA member , the candidate must complete a minimum 36 months’ relevant work experience and achieve 9 performance objectives.
The candidate’s time in a relevant role and performance objectives need to be signed off by a practical experience supervisor.
Exam dates (in month) every year:
FRM (Financial Risk Manager) is a course offered by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP,USA). The course is designed to help professional better equip themselves to understand and mange risk faced by business which leads to a career specialized in risk management.
The candidate can pursue the course after completion of +2. The GARP has set no minimum eligibility criteria for candidate to pursue the FRM course.
The following steps are the only way to complete the certification of FRM.
- One should pass the FRM exam part I.
- After that candidate have to pass the FRM exam part II within 4 years after passing FRM part I.
- You have to show the 2 years of professional full time financial management work experience.
FRM part I exam:
- Foundation of Risk Management (20%)
- Quantitative Analysis (20%)
- Financial Markets and Products (30%)
- Valuation and risk models (30%)
FRM part II exam:
- Market Risk Measurement and Management (25%)
- Credit Risk Measurement and Management. (25%)
- Operated and Integrated Risk Management. (25%)
- Risk Management in Investment Management. (15%)
- Current Issues in Financial Market. (10%)
For part I:
- Early registration. ——- $825
- Standard registration —– $950
- Late registration ———–. $1125
For part II :
- Early registration. ——- $350
- Standard registration —– $475
- Late registration ———–. $650
Roles performed by FRM :
- Risk Quantification Manager
- Enterprise Risk Manager
- Risk Manager
- Market Risk Specialists
- Credit Risk Specialists
- Investment Risk Manager
- Senior Risk Analyst
- Chief Risk Officer
When can one appear for the FRM exam?
FRM certification Part I and Part II exams are available on the 3rd Saturday of May and November each year.
Available best books for FRM:
- 2017 FRM (Part I) curriculum (GARP) books + free question bank.
- 2017 FRM (Part II) curriculum (GARP) books + free question bank.