Burning Questions: The BCom Degree Edition


Burning Questions: The BCom Degree Edition

Those in the possession of a Bachelor of Commerce are certainly aware of its power and reputation for opening doors. Whether you decide to pursue a BCom online, on a full-time or even part-time basis, you should know you're making a smart choice. At The IIE's Varsity College, the IIE Bachelor of Commerce continues to be one the most sought-after programmes and for good reason too. Thanks to greater career flexibility and impressive skills building, a degree like this one delivers the new world thinking the new world of work demands.

Often, those thinking about which programme to study have a few questions about a BCom. It's why we decided to put together a few commonly asked questions to help make the choice a little easier. 


What is a BCom degree?

A Bachelor of Commerce Degree, also known as a BCom, is an undergraduate programme that involves areas of business. Those who choose it enjoy that it is a broad-based degree that opens several doors of opportunity. This means you can explore several options once you have graduated. Subjects that are part of this programme might include:

  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing

How long will it take me to complete this degree?

If you’re interested in studying a BCom full-time, you can expect it to take a minimum of three years at The IIE’s Varsity College. Should you wish to work and study at the same time, a minimum of four years will apply for part-time contact & distance BCom studies. Studying the IIE BCom degree via distance online learning, enables you to study regardless of where you are located.



What subjects do you need to study a BCom degree?

To pursue this programme, you’ll need a National Senior Certificate (a matric) with a Bachelors pass or matric exemption with mathematics. This will allow you to meet the entrance criteria to study this degree. 


Which type of BCom should I choose?

Whilst that is entirely up to you, we suggest booking an appointment with one of our Student Advisors at your nearest campus to chat about your dreams and future goals. That way, you can learn more about each different type of BCom course and where it could take you. The great thing is, a BCom allows you to keep your options open no matter where your path leads. 


What can you do with a degree like this one?

Part of this degree’s appeal is the fact that it is so versatile! This means loads of career options and opportunities for those who graduate with one. Even if you venture into one field and change your mind, your BCom will enable you to switch lanes with ease. Possible lines of work for those with this degree include:
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Tax Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Human Resources

Alternatively, you could always study further and get your BCom Honours or even pursue an MBA.



We’re ready when you are

At The IIE’s Varsity College, our new world thinking equips graduates for the challenges of any career they choose. Want to add stronger problem solving and critical thinking to your skillset? It’s time you joined us. For more on this popular degree, please Click here.


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