B. Com - Overview

B.Com (Professional): Regular Program

The introduction of new financial reporting standards in India and globally has increased the demand for accounting professionals with skills in accounting, taxation, and auditing. The Bachelor of Commerce (Professional) programme was introduced by the Department of Commerce, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal campus in 2015 to prepare skilled accounting professionals to meet industry demands. The programme is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with nine paper exemptions and aims to develop students' professional skills in various areas of accounting and finance. The programme structure includes core and elective courses in accounting, auditing and assurance, international financial reporting standards, taxation, financial management and multiple courses that enhance the employability skills of graduate students. In addition, an internship/apprenticeship of one semester is part of the programme to provide hands-on experience in the industry. The programme is in alignment with the guidelines of National Education Policy 2020 and will help students pursue a career in professional accounting and auditing, as well as higher education in the field. Overall, the Bachelor of Commerce (Professional) programme aims to provide students with a strong foundation in accounting and finance, preparing them for a successful career in the field of accounting and finance, and to contribute to the growth and development of the business and accounting industry.

The undergraduate degree programme shall be of three years’ duration with six semesters. Students will be permitted to extend the study for one more year (two semesters) and obtain undergraduate honours degree if they meet the eligibility requirements as stated below.

Students eligible for the award of undergraduate degree with a CGPA of 8 or above in aggregate from the first four semesters of the programme can opt to extend the study for one more year (two semesters) to obtain undergraduate honours degree subject to maintaining the CGPA of 8 or above at the end of sixth semester and completion of the degree within minimum stipulated time. On enrolment to study the fourth year of the programme, students will not be awarded undergraduate degree at the end of third year of study.

The undergraduate degree - Bachelor of Commerce (Professional) - will be awarded by Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal on completion of three years of study with 130 credits (or equivalent) as per the programme structure of the programme with minimum CGPA of 5.0 and minimum “E” grade in all courses.

The undergraduate honours degree - Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Professional - will be awarded by Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal on completion of four years of study with 170 credits (or equivalent) as per the programme structure of the programme with minimum “E” grade in all courses. 

B. Com Course Outlines

B. Com Eligibility and Admission Process

Qualification for B. Com

Indian Boards 
  • Pass in 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board, with minimum 50 % aggregate marks or equivalent            
A level 
  • Minimum 2 / 3 subjects in the ‘A’ Levels and 5 Passes in the IGCSE / GCSE including English  
  • Minimum requirement is an average of ‘D’ grade
  • IB Diploma or IB Certificate with 3 subjects at HL and 3 subjects at SL with overall minimum of 24 points 

B. Com Admission Process

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  • Apply Online 
  • Personal Interview (PI) 
  • Merit list based PI 
  • Provisional Admission Notice to shortlisted candidates 
  • Admission Formalities

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  • Apply online
  • Submission of Eligibility documents*             
  • Admission Notice 
  • Fee Payment 
  • Issue of Provisional Admission    Order
  • Submission of final results 
  • Admission Order

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3 years (6 semesters)

B. Com Fees Structure

Key Dates & Deadlines


May 31 24

May ' 24

Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date

B. Com Career Paths

Accounting, Auditing and Tax professionals are offered rewarding careers by large audit and tax firms like EY, KPMG, Deloitte and PWHC. Some of these companies prefer professionals with global certifications in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.

Campus Placements for B. Com Students

The Department offers placement assistance to the students of B.Com Professional. In the recent years, the students have received offers of employment from companies like EY Northern Trust and Oracle. 


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