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Learn the nuances of business through BCom Programme

The BCom Programme curriculum can be described as a bridge between the BCom Honours course and a simple BA Programme.

delhi Updated: Jun 18, 2010 00:31 IST

The BCom Programme curriculum can be described as a bridge between the BCom Honours course and a simple BA Programme.

The objective of the programme is to develop soft and hard skills. Soft skills include leadership and team-based skills, critical thinking, and ability to communicate, while hard skills include conceptual and discipline-specific skills for the business world.

The course comprises subjects including English (one paper in each of the three years), business organisation and management, business and company law, micro economics, macro economics and a study of the Indian economy. There is also focus on imparting accounting skills and the course includes papers in financial accounting as well as company and cost accounting. Students are increasingly being encouraged to study statistics, e-commerce, marketing, human resource and financial management during their three-year stint. The course is being restructured under the proposed semester system.

The curriculum is thus designed in a manner that students with knowledge of basic concepts of commerce at the plus two level can easily pick up what is being taught in the first year. The concepts taught also help the student gain insights into the practical understanding of a business as well prepare her/him for honing entrepreneurial skills.

After finishing the course, students can join the industry as management trainees or start their own small/medium venture entrepreneurs. They also have the option of pursuing careers in the banking and insurance sector or go for further studies in cost and management accountancy or as a company secretary.

Several students also pursue an MBA programme or opt for Masters in Commerce after which they can also decide on teaching as a career.

Although higher mathematics is not required at the school level for enrolling for the B Com Programme, it is necessary for the students to have some interest in Mathematics, Statistics and Accountancy as well as a keen desire to learn about concepts in law and taxation and the tools for understanding the functioning of the Indian economy.