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

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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 B.com (Hons.) are in detail as compared to regular B.com.

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Duration & Eligibility

Duration:

B.com 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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Eligibility:

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.

Admission

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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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 B.com 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 B.com. 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 M.com 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

Salary

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

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  1. karthik nayak says:

    i have completed 12th in 2014 and started pursuing eng till 2nd year and been a dropout and m not more interested in continuing for that so have any great option for future carrer……..????

  2. Kitti diseja says:

    What is the best option for those who have taken commerce with entrepreneurship

  3. Sanket jain says:

    Sir, after we graduate from b.com we can take ca course

  4. Athul says:

    Sir, which job is more suitable for bcom graduated once.Am select the course of FINANCE AND TAXATION in BCOM

  5. Sghosh says:

    Hello sir, what should a student do after doing B.com in Marketing Honours??? Which is the best options???

  6. kiran says:

    Sir Iam science student. I can do b.com and after CA?

  7. Aaryaman says:

    what is suitable for banking bcom economics or bcom computers

  8. Jeffina says:

    Pls tell me which group is better B.com (general)or B.com (corporate)

  9. Megha says:

    It was very helpful for me.

  10. harish says:

    sir, i have one doubt ba economic r bcom genral which one is best in future

  11. Amit jain says:

    Sir I am getting 71% marks of 12 th class plz confirm to me courses of comers

  12. Abinraj. A. R says:

    sir, I am complete+2 commerce .B.com is a good option..?

  13. Manu says:

    Sir I got 80% in 2pu which course can be good to me
    Wether BBA or B.COM
    PLZ rePly

  14. Azad says:

    Sir I complete my b.com now what can I doo

  15. Kirti gautam says:

    Sir how can I do b com after 12 science Pls guide me

  16. Ashunka gharat says:

    Can I do Bcom after my 12 science exams n how can do that plz guide me

  17. Pushpak says:

    Is b com in llb is same as a normal b com and can i persue with Mba or CA after doing B COM LLB

  18. Priyanshu Gupta says:

    sir I want to know that how many marks i should get in 12 class to get addmission in B.com in delhi university

  19. RAVEENDRANATH says:

    My son completed PCM group in 12. Confirm is he eligible for B.Com. Because i heard only commerce group in 12 can take admission in B.Com

  20. Puneethkshetty says:

    Sir I am a science student can I complete CA by continuing my bcom degree plz reply…

  21. SUSIL KU BARIK says:

    Pl suggest me after 12th.

  22. Akash says:

    Hii sir/mam
    I’m passed my10+2class this year now i want to find job in bank so what shall i do?

  23. SURESH GIR says:

    i passed my 12th commerce with 72% please give me a advice that which course is better for me

    • Daksh Ahuja says:

      Hi

      After 12th commerce you can go for BBA or B.Com. Eligibility for both in most of the top universities is pass with 50% aggregate marks in 10+2.

      If you want to go to management then you must go for BBA.

      If we talk about B.Com. Students are exposed to various fields like: Accounting, Taxation, Business laws, Corporate laws, Auditing, Banking, Insurance, Finance, Retail management.

  24. shubham teli says:

    Which is better BBA or Bcom.Please suggest which is better.

  25. shubham teli says:

    I have completed 12th.Now I am confused whether to do BBA or Bcom.Please suggest which is better.

    • Daksh Ahuja says:

      Hi
      In b.com students are exposed to various fields like: Accounting, Taxation, Business laws, Corporate laws, Auditing, Banking, Insurance, Finance, Retail management.
      There are various combinations available for you if you decide to go for b.com such as: B.Com, B.Com (Hons) (3 years) or Dual degree B.Com (Hons)- MBA (5 years) or integrated B.Com -MBA (4 years) and also you can opt for B.Com( Management Accounting and International Financial ) (3 years).

      In BBA students are exposed to various fields like: marketing, accounting and finance, HRM, banking and insurance.

      There are a number of combinations available for you if you decide to go for BBA such as: BBA 3 years., Dual Degree BBA – MBA 5 years., BBA (Hons.) 3 years., Dual Degree BBA (Hons.) – MBA, 5 years., BBA (Information Technology) 3 years., BBA (Financial Markets) 3 years., BBA (International Finance) 3 years., BBA (Oil and Gas Management) 3 years., Integrated BBA – MBA 4 years.

      These above mentioned are the courses which you can opt according to your area of interest.

      I hope it helps.

  26. Nithish says:

    Please can somebody help me to choose a best future affordable and value course i am know in 2nd year
    PLz………….

  27. mittal says:

    after completing b.com what job vacancy in banking

  28. Shailesh kumar says:

    Good morning,sir.
    I have passed B.com(Hon’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.

  29. Gosai Hardik says:

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

    • diwanshu says:

      Yes u can if u will try to do be best because everything is possible if we want main is ur willing ness and interest

  30. 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

  31. Aalia Shariff says:

    Apart from M.com and MBA what can i do after B.com?? Because M.com and MBA are all common and losing their scope day by day.., like every B.com or BBM gratuate do MBA or M.com 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 B.com and its my final year

  32. Bharat Rajpurohit says:

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

  33. Vedant Tiwari says:

    B. Com best subject

  34. Ritu Srivastava says:

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

  35. Rajesh kumar parida says:

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

  36. Faisal khan says:

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

  37. 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

  38. Bhhavya says:

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

  39. prince sharma says:

    Start with own business

  40. Gyamer Reepa says:

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

  41. MD alauddin says:

    I have passed b.com 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

  42. javed says:

    Hello sir plz reply karna
    Sir mene b.com 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 b.com after 9 months he got a job in Google company!! Keep searching

  43. prakash says:

    ok i am b.com 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

  44. vishal says:

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

  45. Aamna khan says:

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

  46. Aamna khan says:

    Hi sir/mam
    I m aamna khan I m doing b.com 3 year since after b.com 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….

  47. Aamna khan says:

    Hi sir/mam
    I m aamna khan I m doing b.com 3 year since after b.com 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….

  48. 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.

  49. 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 b.com 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 b.com 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.

  50. 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

  51. 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

  52. Firoz ahmad says:

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

    • saifudheen kv says:

      Sir
      Idon,know English very well.

      Sir
      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

  53. raj ganesh says:

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

  54. Ashok says:

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

  55. Ruksaar says:

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

  56. Mushtaq ahmed says:

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

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. Raju Swamy says:

    sir is there good future in b.com general?

  60. 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 b.com .is it worth taking that risk?.And by doing it I will be losing one year of my btech education that I received .

  61. Anchal maheshwari says:

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

  62. Sameer says:

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

  63. Anonymous says:

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

  64. Raj sharma says:

    Given a chart in career (future) guidance

  65. Sanu says:

    Which subject has good scope bcom or bcom hons?

  66. 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?

  67. 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

  68. bibin says:

    What very easy study course after plus two commerce

  69. 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:

      eligible.

      • chetan says:

        Which cource will be more beneficial from b.com (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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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 b.com plz reply b.com is good or not and what is salary in future I got 52% in b. Com plz reply sir

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