A Bachelor of Commerce (abbreviated BCom, B.Com., BComm, or B.Comm.) is an undergraduate degree in commerce and related subjects. The degree is also known as the Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, or BCA. It is predominantly offered in Commonwealth nations; however, the degree is no longer offered in the United Kingdom.[citation needed] It is generally offered as a full-time, three- or four-year program.


Bachelor of Commerce
The Bachelor of Commerce 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 of business studies; see below. Most universities therefore plan the degree such that additional to their major, students are exposed to general business principles, taking courses in accounting/finance, human resources, statistics, marketing, economics, and information systems. For a comparison with other degrees in business and management, see further under Business education.

Honours Bachelor of Commerce
The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (H.B.Comm. or BCom (Hons)) is a four-year commerce degree. It may consist of a four-year program, or of a single-year program taken subsequent to the three year Bachelor's degree. The degree requires additional academic courses, with a researched thesis component, and is an abridgement between the undergraduate program and postgraduate programs, including the Master of Commerce and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees. The one-year program is often focused exclusively on a single subject-area.