B.Com. or Bachelor of Commerce is an undergraduate commerce course. The Graduate Course can be pursued through Correspondence or Distance Education depending upon one’s choice. B.Com. (General) is often referred to as simply B.Com. or B.Com. Pass Course. It is General in the sense that it is not Subject Specific and one can choose any combinations of subjects, apart from 1-2 Compulsory Subjects. These combinations vary from institute to institute. B.Com. degree programs generally last 3 to 4 years depending upon the country. Mostly the duration of Bachelor of Commerce Degree spans over a period of 3 years. A person seeking the Commerce Degree needs to study 5-7 subjects. One can opt for various combinations depending upon the availability of choices in various Institutes. Most of the Institutes offer a change of Elective Subjects in the 2nd year depending upon one’s performance or choice. Certain Institutes admit students who have passed 1st or a 2nd year from another institute depending upon fulfilment of the institutes’ rules and regulations. Bachelor of Commerce course is offered in many different disciplines to train candidates in a field. The degree provides the students with a wide range of managerial skills and competence in an area of Commerce. It equips students with the knowledge of accounting principles, export and import laws, economic policies and other aspects that impacts trade and business.
1. B.Com. - Advertising & Sales Management: In this program students are taught about the important aspects of Advertising and Sales Management. It is beneficial for students who want to work in the marketing and advertising industry.
2. B.Com. - Computer Application: In this program, students are taught about a computer application, software development, and operating procedures, along with regular commerce subjects like accounts, economics, statistics, etc.
3. B.Com. - Foreign Trade: In this program, students are taught about foreign trade procedures and transactions, along with regular B. Com. subjects. It is beneficial for students who want to work in a company involved in import and /or export activities.
4. B.Com. - E-Commerce: In this program, students are taught to effectively manage e-commerce businesses like online shops, or business portals along with technical and legal issues associated with it. It is beneficial for those students who have a knack for Commerce in the Electronic form.
5. B.Com. - Honors: B. Com (H) is an extensive form of General or Pass Course B. Com. Many colleges run these courses in semester systems like in Engineering, MBA or other courses. Students are taught all the subjects in a more detailed form than they are covered in normal B. Com. Besides this, students are allowed to choose one subject for specialization in their final year. For example, one can opt for a specialization in Accounts, Cost Account, Management, Computer, Economics or any other subject.
6. B.Com. - Office Management: In this program students are taught about computer applications, office administration, communication skills, work ethics, and corporate culture. It is beneficial for those students who are interested in managing an office.
7. B.Com. - Tax Procedure: In this program, students are taught tax procedures and essentials, along with other commercial subjects. It is beneficial for students who want to work in Accounts or Tax department of any company or those who want to start their own tax consultancy firm.
- Students with 50% in H.S.C. examinations (10+2) from a recognized Education Board with Science, Arts or Commerce stream can opt for Bachelor of Commerce.
- Students who have studied Commerce in 10+2 are given preference over others.
- Students with a wide range of managerial skills while at the same time build competence in an area are suitable for it.
- They should have skills related to sectors like financial services, banking, business, industry, management, entrepreneurial ventures, law, hotel management, and government services that are suitable for the course.
- It is suitable for Commerce students; they can take up CA, CWA, CSS, and other courses easily. There are novel courses like foreign trade and advertising for those who want to do graduation.
- Candidates who have completed B.Com. have a High Employment Rate as there is no business that does not require a Manager or a Commerce Specialist to manage the financial aspects of their respective businesses. All the companies registered under the Companies Act, are required to get their accounts audited only by practicing Chartered Accountants because of which accountants never run out of a job.
- A qualified Chartered Accountant also has the option of joining the Government Service, Public Sector undertakings or taking up a lucrative assignment in the private sector.
- As the businesses are expanding globally with the use of the latest technology, there is a growing requirement for qualified and trained individuals to look after the day to day business operations successfully.
- Budget Planning Bodies
- Business Consultancies
- Educational Institutes
- Foreign Trade Centres
- Industrial Houses
- Investment Banking Sectors
- Marketing Companies
- Merchant Banking Centres
- Public Accounting Firms
- Working Capital Management
- Policy Planning Bodies
- Public Accounting Firms
- Treasury and Forex Departments
- Budget Analyst
- Business Consultant
- Certified Public Accountant
- Chartered Management Accountant
- Chief Financial Officer
- Cost Estimator
- Finance Manager
- Financial Analyst
- Stock Broker
- M.B.A. (e-Commerce)