B Com

A Commerce degree gives you the best start on a career that's right for you. It builds a solid   foundation of basic management skills and a broad background in all areas of management, as well as in the humanities, social sciences and technology. The aim of the B.Com courses is to provide a broad theoretical training and good foundation in the principles of business administration and of accountancy. Special emphasis is laid on a sound knowledge and economic principles

B.Com is a 6-semester full time degree course affiliated to Barkatullah University, Bhopal. The aim of the B.Com courses is to provide a broad theoretical training and good foundation in the principles of business administration and of accountancy. Vidyasagar Institute is one of the few colleges, which offers a wide choice of specialization in B.Com. To the students as per their career plan Vidyasagar Institute offers specialization in Computer Application, Office Mgmt. & Secretarial Practice, Insurance Management, Tax Procedure & Practice and Advertising, Sales Pro & Sales Mgmt. and Tourism & Travel Mgnt. All of these are job oriented specializations.

The degree 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 therefore plan the degree such that additional to their major, the student is exposed to general business principles, quantitative analysis and organizational behaviour. The curriculum thus focuses both on academic subjects, such as statistics, mathematics and economics, as well as practical business subjects, such as accountancy, law, management, marketing, finance, etc. Cooperative education programs are also common. For a comparison with other degrees in business and management, see further under Bachelor's degree.

The precise requirements for the degree vary, and the course structure tends to vary in different countries. The curriculum generally lasts three years in Australia, New Zealand, India, Malta, South Africa, the United States of America, parts of Canada and the United Kingdom, and four years in majority of Canada, Republic of Ireland, Ghana, Pakistan, Philippines and the Netherlands. In South Africa, and some universitites in India, many students extend their studies to a fourth "Honours" year ("B.Com. (Hons.)" - an additional postgraduate qualification), usually focused exclusively on one subject.


The Bachelor of Commerce develops a student's managerial skills by giving him/her a broader perspective through knowledge of all functions, enhancing his decision-making capability and sharpening his communication skills. The methodology involves training through practical experience in the form of case studies, projects, presentations, industrial visits, and interaction with experts from the industry. With such inputs, BCom graduates have an edge over other graduates and get direct entry into the corporate world. Valued by professionals for its challenging curriculum, most graduates find entry into analyst/advisor positions within specific fields including marketing, auditing, accounting, human resources and finance. Graduates can be found in all levels of government, not for profit entities, and the majority of private sector organizations.

A  B.Com. graduate may pursue the Master of Commerce, or other post-graduate masters programs such as the Master of Finance (MFin), Master of Accounting (MAcc), Master in 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 Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified General Accountant (CGA), or Financial qualifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).