Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) is an undergraduate degree in business management, accounting and economic fields. The degree is also known as the Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (BCA).


The precise requirements for the degree vary, though in general, the Bachelor of Commerce degree program is designed to provide the student with a wide range of managerial skills while at the same time building competence in a particular area. Most universities plan the Bachelor of Commerce degree such that the student is exposed to general business principles, and then to specific detailed theory. The course structure tends to vary in different countries. Mostly the degree focuses more on academic subjects like economics and maths, along with pratical subjects like finance and accountancy. The difference between the BBA and B.Com is that the former focuses more on management subjects and empasises less on theory than the B.Com.
Cooperative education programs are also common. The curriculum generally lasts three years in Australia, New Zealand, India, Malta, South Africa, Republic of Ireland, the United States of America, parts of Canada and the United Kingdom, and four years in the majority of Canada, Ghana, and The Netherlands.

Further study

Progressing, a graduate may pursue the Master of Commerce (MCom), or other post-graduate masters programs such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA). The degree is usually recognised by the various professional accounting bodies, and graduates often therefore pursue accounting designations such as the Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Financial qualifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Areas of study

Depending on the institution, a formal academic major may or may not be established. Regardless, the Bachelor of Commerce requires a student to take the majority of their courses in business-related subjects, namely the following and others depending on the student's particular interest.

ee also

*Business School
*Master of Commerce
*Universities offering the Bachelor of Commerce
**List of universities in Australia
**List of business schools in Canada
**List of universities in India
**List of universities in New Zealand
**List of universities in South Africa

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