Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

If you are making B.Com as your career choice, then it is a smart decision. It is one of the trending courses after 10+2.

Before Knowing about the career options after B.Com!! Let us discuss “What is Bachelor of Commerce?”

“A Bachelor of Commerce, abbreviated as B.Com is an undergraduate degree in commerce and related subjects. The course is designed to provide students with a wide range of managerial skills and understanding in streams like finance, accounting, taxation and management”.

Bachelor of commerce offers understanding in Accounting,  Economics, Business Law, Taxation, Insurance and Management.

The Bachelor of Commerce ( degree was first offered at the University of Birmingham. In India, the duration of is 3 years. Candidates can pursue in regular and distance mode.

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Courses After 12th Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce program prepares you for a career in accounting, banking, financial management, information systems and management.

Difference between B.Com and B.Com (Hons)

Both are the undergraduate courses in the field of commerce. The level of study of B.Com (Hons) is higher than the regular B.Com. B.Com honors includes specialized subjects whereas B.Com. regular course has general subjects. The subjects in (Hons.) are in detail as compared to regular


Duration & Eligibility

Duration: is one of the most sought courses after 12th. It has the duration of 3 years divided into 6 semesters. The course covers a number of subjects during its study period. B.Com mainly focuses on Accounts, Mathematics and Economics.

Subjects involved in the course of Bachelor of Commerce are as follows:

  • Accounting
  • Cost Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Science
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Human Resource
  • Law
  • Marketing Management
  • Tourism
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Candidates having question “Am I eligible for pursuing Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)?” can check the eligibility from this section:

  • Candidates should have passed higher secondary examination with not less than 50% marks from a recognized board.
  • Candidates having academic background in science, commerce and arts stream are eligible to apply for this course.

B.Com can be pursued full-time or through correspondence. Some of the universities in India offer B.Com. and B.Com. (Honors) in the correspondence mode. Some of these universities are:

  • School of Open Learning, University of Delhi
  • Indira Gandhi National Open university
  • Annamalai University
  • Allahabad University
  • Jamia Millia University
  • Karnataka State Open University
  • Bangalore University etc.


Generally, students are admitted in B.Com on the basis of merit. The merit is prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance in higher secondary examination. Some Universities also conduct the entrance test for admitting students. Besides candidate’s academic knowledge, some colleges conducts interview.

Candidates who wish to pursue MBA after the completion of B.Com have to appear the entrance test namely Common Admission Test (CAT), Management Aptitude Test (MAT), etc. Some institutions also organizes their own entrance exam for giving admission to their colleges.

Career & Jobs

A  career in commerce offers immense growth as demand for professionals is always on a high.

Job opportunities exists right after the programme. Jobs for B.Com graduates exists in India as well as in abroad.

After completion of B.Com, you can apply in any organization for the post of accountant. Every company requires accountant to keep track the profit and loss of their company. One must have knowledge in areas like Basic Principles of Accountancy, Cost Accounting and Management Accounting to be an accountant. Other than accountant, there are many career options in this field.

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Career as a Chartered Accountant 

You can also work as tax consultant after completion of graduation and can gain experience. Interested candidates can also apply in banking field. Every year, many private and government banks hires the fresh graduates. Candidates can work in public as well as in private sector. You can apply for government jobs like bank, UPSC, etc.

The course also prepares the students for CA and CS. Chartered Accountant (CA) / Cost and Work Accountant (CWA) / Company Secretary (CS) are the advanced career options in this field.

Do you want to do higher studies in this field?

Individuals also have the option to pursue higher studies after They can apply for Master of Commerce (M.Com) or Master of Business Administration (MBA). M.Com is the postgraduate course focuses on commerce, accounting, management and economics-related subjects. The Master of Commerce includes 2 years of full-time study. After owning master’s degree, the job opportunities will increase.

Based on specialization, Candidates having degree can find employment in financial services, marketing, project management. They also often work in general management and business consulting firms.

Later, candidates can do research programme (Ph.D) in this field. They have the opportunity to apply for Doctor of Commerce (D.Com), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree programme. A student can also opt for LLB after B.Com. Business Law is one of the best option in it.

Job Profiles

B.Com graduate can work as  a

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Consultant
  • Company Secretary
  • Business Analyst
  • Finance Officer
  • Sales Analyst
  • Junior Analyst
  • Tax Accountant
  • Stock Broker
  • Economist
  • Business Development Trainee

Job Areas

Job Areas For B.Com Graduates are:

  • Business Consultancies
  • Educational Institutes
  • Industrial Houses
  • Public Accounting Firms
  • Policy Planning
  • Foreign Trade
  • Banks
  • Budget Planning
  • Inventory Control
  • Merchant Banking
  • Marketing
  • Working Capital Management
  • Treasury and Forex Department
  • Investment Banking


The graduates of Bachelor of Commerce are getting handsome salary package. However, salary of the candidates varies from department to department. Candidates having few years of experience may get lucrative pay.

Salaries depend on the nature of organization and type of job. “However, it ranges between Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 25,000 per month for a fresh hire.

The average salary of a CA in the company is around 5 lakh to 10 lakh per annum.

Books & Study Materials

It is very important to study from the right book for doing preparation. Here, we have listed some books of Bachelor of Commerce. Students can easily find these books in market or can also browse them in google.

  • Business & Industrial Laws by L.C. Mittal
  • Business Economics by P.K. Mehta
  • Financial Accounting by P.C. Tulsian, Bharat Tulsian
  • Financial Management by Ishwar Sharma, N.P. Yadav, Manju Garg
  • Cost Accounting: Principles & Practice by Maheshwari Mittal
  • Business Laws by M C Kuchhal, Vivek Kuchhal
  • Fundamental of Financial Management by R.P. Rustagi

For any queries regarding Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), you can ask us by commenting below.

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  1. Shailesh kumar says:

    Good morning,sir.
    I have passed’s)with accountancy in 2015.after passing I have been doing computerized accountancy course for 6 months duration.again what should I do to work in finance sector?Now I have been preparing banking examination also.

  2. Gosai Hardik says:

    Mein karna chahta hu .mujhe 10th vi me 62 % aur 12th me 66% aaye hai . kya best karne se mujhe achhi job mil sakti hai???

  3. Neha gupta says:

    The career prospects in commerce and its interdisciplinary domains such as Banking, Chartered Accountancy, Company Secretary, Economics, Stock Broking, Cost Work and Accountancy, and Agricultural Economics are extremely bright

  4. Aalia Shariff says:

    Apart from and MBA what can i do after Because and MBA are all common and losing their scope day by day.., like every or BBM gratuate do MBA or after their UG.., i always wanted to do something different.., CA is a good option but takes long duration of time.., so what will be the best master degree that i can perceive? Right now I’m doing and its my final year

  5. Bharat Rajpurohit says:

    I am study in final year.i am very confused for future … in my carrier.

  6. Vedant Tiwari says:

    B. Com best subject

  7. Ritu Srivastava says:

    Hi i am doing 2nd year and i got 65% in 1st year .So i want to ask u that what should i do after it.

  8. Rajesh kumar parida says:

    I have passed general and my marks is less then 45% in degree ,suggest me which professional course can i do and my age 21….

  9. Faisal khan says:

    Hello sir,
    Mai abhi 12 kr rha hu aur mai bahut hi confused hu ki mai kya karu.

  10. Deepak kumar prasad says:

    Hy sir i complete my graduation and now i am doimg job as a accountant,can i continue or go to other field help me for best carrer choice

  11. Bhhavya says:

    Can you please guide me how to seek admission in honours from delhi university

  12. prince sharma says:

    Start with own business

  13. Gyamer Reepa says:

    I want to become a bank manager, after conpletion of what should i do for it? Should i take a professional course aur should do

  14. MD alauddin says:

    I have passed general and my marks is less then 45% in degree and 12th can I take admission in ICWA inter , or suggest me which professional course can i do and my age is also 32 yes

  15. javed says:

    Hello sir plz reply karna
    Sir mene complete kar li hai
    Ab job search kar rha hun 3 month hogye h
    Bhot preshan Hun
    Ke kya karun
    Plz plz support me advice
    Plz sir kabhi sochta hun ke mar jaun
    Plz help

    • Hanif Khan says:

      No Javed, Do not loose your hope, after all you are a commerce degree holder.
      Try to grab any job in any field you can get, Do not think that you will do just in your commerce field.
      When you will get a job, the idea will come in your mind for next. there are many jobs around us. Just we need to click the next one.

    • MaheshYour Name... says:

      Bro even my bro has finished after 9 months he got a job in Google company!! Keep searching

  16. prakash says:

    ok i am graduate i pursued 60% of marks my age is 30 completed can you suggest me great feautre option for me apart from govt and competitive exams

  17. vishal says:

    Hlo sir/mam
    I m Vishal I m doing 3 year after this I want to apply bank exam BT my percentage is not good in 1 and 2 year plsss suggest me for my future

  18. Aamna khan says:

    Is it correct for bank preparation after completeing and is it satisfaction for my future explain it briefly plz….

  19. Aamna khan says:

    Hi sir/mam
    I m aamna khan I m doing 3 year since after I want to do MBA BT my family force me to bank exam now I m totally confuse wt to do plz suggest me for my future….

  20. Aamna khan says:

    Hi sir/mam
    I m aamna khan I m doing 3 year since after I want to do MBA BT my family force me to apply in bank exam now I m totally confuse wt to do plz suggest me for my future….

  21. pankaj says:

    I am pankaj shinde from pune and i have finished my bcom and i wanna work as finance advisor. Can I work as finance advisor in myself office or it required more degree.

  22. Swapnil Khale says:

    hii Sir / Mam
    I m Swapnil Khale
    my totally confuse about career bcoz I have 12 th pass bt after that I had taken admission In FYBBI bachelor of banking insurance for 1 st year in that period of 1 sem I have clear bt in 2nd sem I gotted 4 kt bt I didn’t apply for reexam again
    and I have taken gap for 1 year bcoz of family issues and since 2016 -17 I have completed course in Interior Design Decoration and now I want to do plain bcom also
    bt I m stuck and stressful about future career what should I do I dont understand

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you can pursue plain at the same time you can prepare for competitive exams like CAT/MAT etc. You can also prepare for banking exams, and other govt jobs exams.

    • Mohit Negi says:

      Yes, you can pursue plain at the same time you can prepare for competitive exams like CAT/MAT etc. You can also prepare for banking exams, and other govt jobs exams.

  23. Krishanu Kumar Kashyap says:

    i have completed my 12th course by science stream…
    but now i m confused that what is difference between BBA and Bcom hons..?
    another question is that which courses will be best for graduation i m really confused plz advise me what will better

  24. Raja says:

    I have done my studies on science subject up to 12th standard. But for further studies in college I want to do bcom.. but I think bcom will tough for me .. bcoz for bcom all subject I have to read first time in my life. So please give me feedback that I can do my bcom and passed out in good percentage sir

    • Bijan kumar patra says:

      Brother if u are doing well in science then dont change ur stream . cz now a normal bsc graduate can go in any sector as like a BTECH student. various courses are there u can choose and can go in IT sector too. If u are in strong in accounting and math then u can Choose Bcom and can prepare for CA CS or company secretaty or u can crack any govt. exams

  25. Firoz ahmad says:

    I want to do But I’m so confusing from subject and B.Com/ And after do this. Plz suggest me….

    • saifudheen kv says:

      Idon,know English very well.

      I am studying in plus two. But idon,t know what I can do after plus two. So I am very confusing in this issue pleas help me sir
      You can do that

  26. raj ganesh says:

    i m raj ganesh passed 12 and got 45%marks in 12

  27. Ashok says:

    Sir I have back locks in bcom so give me suggestion for improve my education one year im in home.

  28. Ruksaar says:

    Can doing of bcom general is beneficial rather than bcom computers.

  29. Mushtaq ahmed says:

    Now I passed 12th I’m confused which one course I choose or bba.. I interested about bba bt I doubt. Wene bba complete we have compulsory also MBA.. So I confused plzzz suggest me..

  30. varu says:

    Sir i have completed 2 puc in 55% because of some problem 1 year stoped to study. now i am confused to do b com/ bca.
    please tell me which is good and which have more scope

  31. Lokesh says:

    Hi…. Sir
    I’m lokesh I’m completed B.SC. ZOOLOGY sir I don’t know what do next so plz tell me sir which is best course next. Plz…. Sir help me

  32. Raju Swamy says:

    sir is there good future in general?

  33. Vivek says:

    I’m a btech student and am not that comfortable with the course tat I have chosen .I’m now in a dilemma whether to drop btech and take up .is it worth taking that risk?.And by doing it I will be losing one year of my btech education that I received .

  34. Anchal maheshwari says:

    I want to do But I’m so confusing from subject and B.Com/ And after do this. Plz suggest me….

  35. Sameer says:

    My percentage was 45% in bcom. Please suggest me a college for 3 year law.

  36. Anonymous says:

    I am very confuse in and (self finance) please tall me Please sir

  37. Raj sharma says:

    Given a chart in career (future) guidance

  38. Sanu says:

    Which subject has good scope bcom or bcom hons?

  39. Rishon says:

    i just gave my 12 commerce board exam but im confused between bba and sports management ?in which of the field the scope is more?

  40. kubra says:

    i finished my 2nd pu with 67 percentage and am confused weather to choose bca or bcom sir which is good option for me

  41. bibin says:

    What very easy study course after plus two commerce

  42. sunita says:

    my daughter is appearing in 12th exam from commerce (without math). Is she eligible to apply for any hons. course in graduation level.

    • Sarvgyan says:


      • chetan says:

        Which cource will be more beneficial from (hons.) And bca according to their scope and salaries.
        I am interested in bca but I am confused to choose for better future

      • Mohit Negi says:

        BCA has good scope, as IT indutry is currently among the top job provider in the country.

  43. Amvid chandra brahma says:

    Ihave passed 10+2 in science in 2013 and had joined mbbs course in a pvt.medical college in 2015.I am no more interested to continue mbbs course and interested to join B.Com.please advice

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      MBBS is a good scope in present as well as in future. You are advised to complete it with full concentration.

  44. Aniket Singh says:

    I read in class 11. I am very confused for future. I think since after 12 go into BHU university in Varanasi or Delhi university.
    But I don’t take admission in DU.
    Please tell . What is right choice

    • anshul rawat says:

      I m in 11 class I want to discuss about my future im take plz reply is good or not and what is salary in future I got 52% in b. Com plz reply sir

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