Why study a BCom?


Why study a BCom?

As a grade Eleven or Matric student It’s never too early to start looking into future career opportunities, but it’s tough to know where to start. Picking what you want to study is a big deal for most students. It might look like a daunting task but once you’ve started narrowing down the field, it gets easier.

What nobody tells you is that while picking out the programme you’ll be studying for the next three to five years, you should be thinking of the kind of career you want too. If you want to study a BCom, here’s what you need to consider.

A Bachelor of Commerce is always a popular choice. One of the reasons for this is that a job in commerce often offers good job security, a respectable salary and decent annual leave. You should also study a Bachelor of Commerce degree if you’re interested in having an exciting, fast-paced job. You’ll never be bored. This is a very general degree that covers a broad spectrum of subjects. So, when you’re looking for that first job, you’ll probably have more options than graduates with specialised degrees. In a less than booming job market, this could be considered a blessing in disguise.

Depending on what major you choose, graduates will be able to choose from such job titles as:

  • General management
  • Strategic management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consulting
  • Corporate management
  • Banking
  • General management
  • Financial services
  • Personal financial services
  • Consulting

If the business world fascinates you then study an IIE BCom degree at Varsity College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). South Africa’s top private higher education provider. You can find out more about studying a Bachelor of Commerce at The IIE’s Varsity College, from our website. Alternatively, please contact the Varsity College campus you are most interested in.