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Encyclopedia > Bachelor of Commerce and Administration

A Bachelor of Commerce is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a curriculum that generally lasts three years in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom or four years in North America and South Africa. The degree has ties to British colonies and is not common in the United States. A Bachelor of Commerce may cover the same coursework as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), except often focuses specifically on various business principals. A Bachelor of Commerce can also known as a Bachelor of Commerce and Adminstration (BCA). To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a bachelor degree in Business Administration. ...

A Bachelor of Commerce usually requires a student to take a majority of their courses (usually 3/4) in commerce, namely Commerce is the trading of something of value between two entities. ...

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Most universities plan the Bachelor of Commerce degree with a rigorous course schedule. Cooperative education programs are also common.

Progressing past a B.Comm, a graduate can go on to an MBA or other post-graduate masters program; graduates can also specialize in programs such as the CA (Chartered Accountant) or other business principles designation. A graduate of a Bachelor of Commerce, receives the designation BComm, or sometimes (especially in Australia and New Zealand) shortened to BCom, B.Com or BCA (Bachelor of Commerce and Administration).

In many Australian & Canadian universities, it is associated primarily with accounting skills; however, any student can specialize in areas of their choosing.

See also

Memorial University of Newfoundland, popularly known as MUN, is a comprehensive university located in St. ...

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  • Bachelor of Commerce - major subjects, endorsements and possible careers



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