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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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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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. Athul says:

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

  2. Sghosh says:

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

  3. kiran says:

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

  4. Aaryaman says:

    what is suitable for banking bcom economics or bcom computers

  5. Jeffina says:

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

  6. Megha says:

    It was very helpful for me.

  7. harish says:

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

  8. Amit jain says:

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

  9. Abinraj. A. R says:

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

  10. Manu says:

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

  11. Azad says:

    Sir I complete my now what can I doo

  12. Kirti gautam says:

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

  13. Ashunka gharat says:

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

  14. 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

  15. Priyanshu Gupta says:

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


    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

  17. Puneethkshetty says:

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

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