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Commerce

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Are you thinking of getting into trade? Have you had a rewarding experience in selling or trading of goods and services? Then you might want to consider taking up Commerce.

Pathway
Commerce degree is designed to provide you with a wide range of managerial skills while at the same time building competence in a particular area. Most universities or colleges therefore plan the degree such that additional to their major, students are exposed to general business principles, and required accounting, economic and quantitative skills.
Subject Focus
 SPM

  • Mathematics
  • Accountancy
  • Economics

University level

  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Finance
  • Business analytics
  • Management
  • Strategic Marketing
Personality Type
These personality type codes serve ONLY as a guideline and can be taken with a pinch of salt. Always consult with your school counsellor or ask our experts for further guidance!
Myers-Briggs: ISTJ, ESTJ, INTP, ENTJ
These types all share the Thinking preference (T), or a preference for objective decision making as opposed to taking into account personal values in making decisions.
Find your Myers-Briggs personality type here. 
Holland Vocational Code: ESR (Enterprising, Social, Realistic)
Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.
Career Info
Possible career titles

  • Management Consultant
  • Business Manager
  • Business Planner
  • Marketing Executive
  • Management Consultant
  • Administration
  • Accountancy

 Work environment
In the commerce world, you will need to have fundamental knowledge of general principles and applications of business and commerce disciplines. Since you will be working closely with clients, good communication skills is highly important.

Salary
Entry level:
RM1,7000 to RM2,500
Professional:
RM3,000 to RM5,000
Job Demand
In Malaysia:
Commerce graduates continue to be in high demand across various industries, as the market continues to be strong and companies in Malaysia grow.
Overseas:
The Government remains committed to ensuring the nation’s economic growth as it continues to flourish despite uncertainties and challenges in the global economy. The country has strong bonds with its neighbouring countries such as China, which is Malaysia’s largest trading partner. This year, Malaysia and China has agreed to reach USD100 billion in bilateral trade between both nations despite general decline in world economy.
In other news, the National ICT Association of Malaysia suggests that Malaysia should take the opportunity in the rapid growth of mobile social networking to further develop mobile social commerce. With the increase in mobile penetration and e-commerce reaching critical mass, the time has come to embrace mobile social commerce. Mobile social commerce is the convergence of mobile technology, Internet social networking and e-commerce.

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