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).

tructure

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


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bachelor's degree — A bachelor s degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. It may also be the name of a postgraduate degree, such as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Bachelor of Business — A Bachelor of Business (BBus) is a three or four year business degree offered by newer universities from the post Dawkins era in Australia and New Zealand, Fact|date=February 2007. It is similar in format and structure to a Bachelor of Business… …   Wikipedia

  • Bachelor of Accountancy — The degree of Bachelor of Accountancy (also known as Bachelor of Accounting) is the principal academic degree in accountancy. It is abbreviated B.Acy. or B.Acc. or B. Accty It is not to be confused with a B.B.A. in Accounting and B.Com. in… …   Wikipedia

  • Bachelor of Business Science — General InformationThe Bachelor of Business Science (BBusSci) degree is aimed at students who wish to make a career in a Business Enterprise. It is similar to the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree, however it is a four year Honours level course… …   Wikipedia

  • Bachelor of Computing — (B.Comp.) is a bachelor s degree in Computing. This degree is offered only in some universities, and is slightly different from a B.Sc. in Computer Science or a B.CS.. The following definition of Computing is given in the ACM report… …   Wikipedia

  • Commerce, Georgia —   City   Location in …   Wikipedia

  • Bachelor, le gentleman célibataire — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bachelor (homonymie). Bachelor, le gentleman célibataire Autre titre francophone Bachelor …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bachelor Open — B.Open Bachelor Open Devise Trois ans pour vous ouvrir toutes les portes et réussir votre aventure professionnelle Informations Fondation 2010 Fondateur Groupe IGS Type …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology — Ein Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (kurz BScIT oder B. Sc IT) ist ein Bachelor Abschluss, der für einen Undergraduate Kurs im Bereich der Informationstechnologie verliehen wird. Der Studiengang dauert in der Regel 3 4 Jahre (6 8… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bachelor of Information Technology — A Bachelor of Information Technology degree (abbreviated BIT, BInfTech, BInfoTech or B.ICT) is an undergraduate academic degree that generally requires three to four years of study to acquire. While the degree has a major focus on computers and… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.