Bachelor of Commerce (Professional)

The BCom Professional programme, is the first of its kind in India which is specifically designed for students who are pursuing or intending to pursue, concurrently, professional qualifications like Chartered Accountant (CA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Company Secretary (CS), Cost and Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) along with  a BCom Honours degree. It is a programme that integrates, within an academic programme, both, the theoretical aspects of professional education, as well as formal technical and practical training in the form of internships/articleships.

The BCom Professional programme enables students to excel in both their professional courses and the School's demanding undergraduate education  thereby earning an undergraduate degree as well. This includes a range of courses tailored to complement students' learning requirements in their professional courses. Students enrolled in this programme also earn up to 24 credits for the articleship or internship they undertake for the professional qualification. These credits will be counted towards the completion of the BCom (Honours) programme requirements.

The school's choice-based credit system gives students the flexibility to choose their course load in each semester - a strategic aid during those semesters when students are preparing for professional exams. Additionally, students can take a break in form of an academic leave for a semester or two before returning to complete their programme.

The distinguishing features of the BCom (Professional) programme are:

  • Study for a commerce degree and complete a professional programme like CA, CS etc. simultaneously
  • Pursue meaningful articleship/internship with leading accounting firms and companies that would count towards programme credits
  • Provides flexibility to pace your undergraduate programme based on your plans for completing the professional qualification 
  • Build a holistic personality and a richer world view
  • Opportunity to explore a  liberal arts oriented management education along with professional qualifications

Ahmedabad University has a MoU with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK which facilitates the pursuit of a global qualification, ACCA, along with the BCom degree. On this track, students receive the privilege of an exemption for 9 out of 13 papers required for ACCA certification for having completed certain coursework at Ahmedabad University. The curriculum for the exempted papers is embedded in our curriculum and students can complete the remaining 4 out of a total of 13 papers concurrently with their undergraduate degree. Over 150 students have enrolled in ACCA with Ahmedabad University and are pursuing rewarding careers in the fields of accountancy, finance, and management, both in India and globally. The ACCA qualification will not only give students an option to pursue an international qualification but also open up the best employment opportunities for them both in India as well as abroad.

The Programme admits students who have completed Class 12 or equivalent in any discipline and have the passion for their chosen major. Some majors may require prior preparation in certain areas. Please check the section on Majors.

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Programme Must Knows

Minimum Programme Credits: 125*
*The curriculum structure and number of credits are under review and are likely to increase


Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)