Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

What is a BCom degree

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Bachelor of Commerce

A Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) is a springboard into the business world focused on building a solid academic foundation in a range of core subject areas such as accounting, economics, business finance, business management, business law and statistics. Students have the flexibility to explore a range of subjects before settling on a final choice in line with their particular strengths and interests. After first year a student will narrow the subjects down before settling on two major subjects in final year.

What can I do with a BCom?

A BCom is really an ideal springboard into fields such as accounting, law, industrial psychology, human resources, IT and others. You don’t have to choose your major subjects in your first year which allows you the flexibility to try out subjects before making a final choice.

Why do a Bachelor of Commerce?

  • If you are genuinely interested in business
  • If you are a critical and independent thinker
  • If you want a flexible degree with a wide range of subjects to choose from
  • If you want to follow a professional degree after your undergraduate study in completed (for example, accounting, law, economics, marketing, etc)
  • If you would like to do postgraduate study for example, Honours (Hons), Masters (MA) and beyond.


  • 3 years
  • 4 years to study Bachelor of Business Science (BBusSc)

Subjects in a BCom

You can choose from a range of subjects:

Example of first year subjects:

  • Accountancy
  • Statistics
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Techniques
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Business Administration
  • Commercial Law
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources Management

Examples of Careers for BCom students:



Assessor or Appraiser (Valuer)


Banking Careers

Business Economist

Business Systems Analyst

Chartered Accountant

Chartered Secretary

City Treasurer



Financial Accountant

Financial and Investment Manager

Financial Dealer and Broker


Human Resources Manager or Personnel Manager

Industrial Economist

Industry Analyst

Insurance Industry

Marketing Manager

Management Accountant

Management Consultant

Office Manager or Administrator

Property Developer

Purchasing Manager

Project Manager

Quantity Surveyor



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