Bachelor of Commerce

Published On: 30 Apr 2009

 | Last Updated On: 20 Aug 2013

The Bachelor of Commerce is a career-oriented degree which provides a foundation in all aspects of commerce. Studying General Commerce prepares graduates for a wide range of careers in the business world. B.Com is designed to provide the student with a wide range of managerial skills while at the same time building competence in a particular area.

A Bachelor of Commerce may cover the same coursework as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), except that it places more emphasis on theory and business principles as compared to the other course. The program prepares the individual for the modern financial and accounting field.

Eligibility Criteria:-

Any candidate who has passed HSC (10 + 2) exam from any stream with English as passing subject.

Course Duration:-

  • The course duration of B.Com is three years.
  • The course is based on semester system and each semester is of 6 months.

Subjects of Study:-

Business and Consumer Law, Business Forecasting, Personal Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Law of Business Organizations, Finance Theory and Application, Global Economic and Trade, Financial Markets.

Career Scope:-

Some of the career options include business management, business development, accounting, marketing and advertising, banking, management consulting, economic analysis, financial planning, foreign affairs, fund management, international business and trade analysis, government administration, policy formulation, portfolio management in the private and public sectors.

After the completion of the B.Com course, an individual can pursue a career in the following fields:-

  • Banking
  • Economist
  • Investments
  • Equity Research Analyst
  • Financial Accounting & Auditing
  • Auditing & Cost Accounting
  •  Company Secretarial Practice
  •  Foreign Trade Practice & Procedures

Students, who want to pursue their further studies after the completion of B.Com, can opt for following courses:-

  • Masters in Commerce (M.Com)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  •  Master of Chartered Accountants
  •  Securities Law


With the job opportunities in Commerce field being varied and diverse, the remuneration also varies depending on the job profile as well as the company that one seeks employment in.

Check below for other possible course options:-

B.B.M: Bachelor of Business Management

B.B.A: Bachelor in Business Administration

B.A in Mass Communications

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