Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

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. After B.Com, students can also opt for M.Com, CA, MBA, CS, CFA, FRM, etc.

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)


Course Eligibility Duration
B. Com. Class 10 + 2 Merit and/or Entrance Exam 3 years
M. Com/MBA B. Com Merit and/or Entrance Exam 2 years
Ph.D. / Doctorate Course M. Com/MBA + Entrance Exam+ PI 3-5 years

Entrance exam   

Undergraduate Entrance

  • BHU UET (Banaras Hindu University - Undergraduate Entrance Test)
  • IPU CET Guru (Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test)
  • TGUGCET (Telangana Gurukulam Undergraduate Common Entrance Test)

Graduate Entrance

  • DUET (Delhi University Entrance Test)
  • ANU PGCET (Acharya Nagarjuna University Postgraduate Common Entrance Test)
  • JUEE (Jagannath University Entrance Examination)
  • AU PGAT (Allahabad University Post Graduate Admission Test)
  • CAT (Common Entrance Test)
  • XAT (Xaviers Admission Test)
  • MAT (Management Aptitude Test)
  • SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)

Undergraduate Courses    

Without mathematics in class 12

  • B.Com. in IT
  • B.Com. in Banking and Insurance
  • B.Com. in Computer Application/Science
  • B.Com. in Banking and Finance
  • B.Com. in Retail Management
  • B.Com. in Foreign Trade
  • B.Com Applied Economics
  • BBA
  • BMS
  • B.Com. LLB

With mathematics in class12

  • B.Com – Accounting and Taxation
  • B.Com Applied Economics
  • B.Com – Statistics
  • B.Com – Management Accounting and International Finance
  • B.Com – Accounting

Postgraduate/Professional Courses    

Academic Courses

  • M. Com.
  • MBA
  • Masters in Applied Economics
  • Masters in Finance or Accountancy

Professional Courses

  • Company Secretary (CS)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Cost and Management Accountant (CMA)
  • B.Com – Management Accounting and International Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Accounts Related Courses

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Business Accounting and Taxation (BAT)
  • Cost Accounting
  • Finance Related Courses
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Risk Management (FRM)
  • Banking and Insurance courses


Depending on the type of institute/quota/degree, fees can range from INR Ten thousand to INR One lakh per year.

Skills Required   

  • Numeracy skills

  • Accounting skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Management skills

  • Communication skills

Career Options   

The following are the opportunities available for B. Com graduates in various fields:

B.Com Career Options
  • Accountants: After specializing in accounting subjects, you can become an accountant and land a good job. Many companies are in constant need of good accountants and they also pay well.
  • Banker: Many commerce students aim for banking jobs. These are some of the cushiest jobs that have excellent pay and benefits. Banking jobs also have a lot of job security.
  • Office Administrators: Office administrators coordinate office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance with company policies. Supervising administrative staff and dividing responsibilities to ensure performance. Keep a stock of office supplies and place orders when necessary.
  • Marketing Executives: Owing to a B.Com. graduate’s knowledge of products, services, finance, accounting, and marketing, they do well in the field of marketing. Marketing jobs also come with additional perks like sales commissions.
  • Insurance Brokers: Insurance is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. Many B.Com. graduates find stable careers in this industry. Insurance brokers have high earning potential.
  • Tax Consultant: It is known to be one of the most lucrative options because taxation is a kind of field that affects everyone. So, here also the demand is high.
  • Stock Broker : It is known to be one of the most interesting career options for commerce graduates. If you have a keen interest in the management of stock, securities market, finance, mathematics then you should for this job profile. What all you have to do is do a short certification course in this field and you are good to go.
  • Export-Import Manager: During graduation, you will also be trained in this field. All the companies which deal in the export and import of goods will require an export-import manager. You can join at an entry-level position in a company and then soon you will attract excellent pay in this field.

Popular colleges offering the course   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


A qualified B.Com. Graduate can get employment opportunities in following areas:

  • HDFC Bank

  • ICICI Bank

  • SBI Bank

  • PwC

  • LIC

  • KPMG

  • New India Assurance

  • United India Insurance

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.