Bachelor of Commerce

A Bachelor of Commerce (baccalaureates commercii, abbreviated B.Com. or B.Comm.) is an undergraduate degree in commerce (or business) and related subjects, usually awarded in Canada, Australia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and other Commonwealth countries; however, the degree is no longer offered in the United Kingdom.


Common areas of study

Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce degree[1] is designed to provide students with a wide range of managerial skills, while building competence in a particular area of business (see aside). Most universities, therefore, plan the degree such that in addition to their major, students are exposed to general business principles, taking courses in accounting, finance, business management, human resources, marketing, and economics; some programs also require (business) statistics, (introductory) calculus and information systems. Depending on the institution, a formal academic major may or may not be established. Regardless, a Bachelor of Commerce degree requires students to take the majority of their courses in business-related subjects, including the aside, among others.

For a comparison with other business degrees, see Business education#Undergraduate education.

Honours Bachelor of Commerce

The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com. (Hons) or B.Comm. (Hons) or H.B.Com. or H.B.Comm.) is further advanced. It may consist of a four-year program[2][3] or of a one-year program taken subsequent to a three-year Bachelor's degree.[4] The degree requires additional academic courses to be completed with higher academic performance standards and may also require a researched thesis component; the one-year program is often focused exclusively on a single subject-area.[5][6]

The Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree often serves as an abridgement (or entry requirement) between the undergraduate program and postgraduate programs,[7] including the Master of Commerce (M.Com. or M.Comm.) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees.


The curriculum generally lasts three years in Australia, New Zealand, India, Malta, South Africa, some parts of Canada and Hong Kong. The curriculum requires four years of study in the Republic of Ireland, the majority of Canada, Ghana, the Philippines and the Netherlands. In Nepal, the duration of the program can be three years.

In South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and some universities in India, the B.Com. (Hons) degree is considered an additional postgraduate qualification, whereas in Malta, an additional year of study is not considered a postgraduate qualification. In Pakistan, [1] the B.Com. degree lasts two years, the B.Com. (Hons) degree lasts three years, and a four-year program leads to the BS (Hons) Commerce degree.


See: Birmingham Business School#History and background.

The Bachelor of Commerce degree was first offered at the University of Birmingham. The University's School of Commerce was founded by William Ashley, an Englishman from Oxford University, who was the first professor of Political Economy and Constitutional History in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Toronto. Ashley left Toronto in 1892, spent a few years at Harvard University, and then went back to England to the new University of Birmingham where he founded the School of Commerce. Ashley began the program which was the forerunner of many other B.Com. degree programs throughout the British Empire.

Eighteenth-century economists had divided the English economy into three sectors: agriculture, manufacturing, and commerce. Commerce included the transportation, marketing and financing of goods. The Birmingham program in Commerce included economic geography, economic history, general economics, modern languages, and accountancy.

See also


  1. ^ "Bachelor Of Commerce (Bcom) - Varsity College". Archived from the original on 2017-08-31.
  2. ^ "Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Bcom)- University Canada West". Archived from the original on 2016-08-07.
  3. ^ Technology, The University of Ontario Institute of. "Commerce - Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2014-02-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Qualifications". Archived from the original on 2014-02-16.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-26. Retrieved 2015-11-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "BCom Students - Faculty of Business and Economics". Archived from the original on 2012-03-16.

Bachelor of Business & Information Technology (BBIT)

Achyuth Kumar

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Bachelor of Business

A Bachelor of Business (BBus, BBus (Major)) is a three-year undergraduate business degree offered by traditional and newer universities from the post-Dawkins era in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. It is similar in format and structure to a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom).

In Australia, it was traditionally awarded by former non-university tertiary institutions which include institutes of technologies, such as Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University and the University of Technology, Sydney. Some former Institute of Technologies and Colleges such as Ballarat College of Advanced Education (University of Ballarat), Swinburne Institute of Technology (Swinburne University) the South Australia Institute of Technology (University of South Australia) and the Western Australia Institute of Technology (Curtin University of Technology) have renamed their Bachelor of Business programs to Bachelor of Commerce after achieving university status.

Many universities such as Monash University and the University of Queensland are offering Bachelor of Business degrees as a way to further specialise students study needs while other universities such as University of New England, University of Tasmania, James Cook University, Griffith University and La Trobe University have replaced many of their traditional general Commerce programs with Business programs. Within Australia, Bachelor of Business degrees are as common as Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics degrees.

In Ireland this award can also be offered as an honours degree B Business (Hons) with a further one year study than the ordinary level Bachelor degree.

Examples of such include:

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Bachelor of Business (Applied Finance)

Bachelor of Business (Banking)

Bachelor of Business (Economics)

Bachelor of Business (Finance)

Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

Bachelor of Business (International Business)

Bachelor of Business (Maritime and International Logistics Management)

Bachelor of Business (Management)

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Bachelor of Business (Property)

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Bachelor of Business (Tourism)

Bharata Mata College

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Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU or SYU; Chinese: 香港樹仁大學), founded in 1971 as Hong Kong Shue Yan College (香港樹仁學院), is an educational institute that refers to itself as the "first private liberal arts university" in Hong Kong.

The university offers 4-year degree programmes in Hong Kong. SYU was unilaterally recognised as the first and only private university in Hong Kong by the order of the Chief Executive on 19 December 2006.

Humber College

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Jason Nixon

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Kelvin Institute of Technology

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Kevin Graham

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Graham is slated to suit up for Egri Vízilabda Klub in the Hungarian League for 2010. In 2008 and 2009 he played as a driver and hole checker for the club team PVK Jadran in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. Graham is enrolled in the Haskayne School of Business' Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Calgary.

Luke Donnellan

Luke Anthony Donnellan (born 26 March 1966) is an Australian politician. He has been a Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2002, representing Narre Warren North. He is the Minister for Child Protection and the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers in the Second Andrews Ministry since December 2018. He also served as the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and Minister for Ports in the First Andrews Ministry from December 2014 to December 2018. He is associated with the Labor Unity faction.Donnellan was born in Melbourne, and attended Xavier College 1977–84 where he was involved in sports, captaining the hockey team and competing in 1sts rowing. He received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne in 1987 and became a commercial real estate agent. After periods as a planning finance consultant and a client services manager, he became an advisor to various Labor MPs, and was a member of the Administrative Committee from 1999.In 2002, Donnellan was preselected as the Labor candidate for Narre Warren North, a new seat with a notional Liberal majority. He defeated the Liberal candidate and has held the seat since. In 2006, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance, and was promoted in August 2007 to Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.

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Master of Commerce

Master of Commerce (MCom or M Comm; sometimes Magister Commercii) is a postgraduate master's degree focusing on commerce-, accounting-, management- and economics-related subjects. Like the undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce, the degree is offered in Commonwealth nations.

New Arts, Science and Commerce College, Parner

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Nick Goiran

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Born in Sydney, he was a barrister and solicitor in private practice before entering politics, holding a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law. In 2008, he was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council as a Liberal Party member, representing South Metropolitan Region. His term commenced on 22 May 2009.

Sarath Chandrasiri Mayadunne

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Sree Narayana Guru College of Legal Studies

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Sree Sankara Vidyapeetom

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St. Xavier's College, Ranchi

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Todd Pearson

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Pearson later represented Australia in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, winning a silver medal.

UBC Sauder School of Business

The UBC Sauder School of Business is a faculty at the University of British Columbia. The faculty is located in Vancouver on UBC’s Point Grey campus and has a secondary teaching facility at UBC Robson Square downtown. UBC Sauder is accredited by AACSB.

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