As the Indian market continues to change, the popularity of professional education is rising day by day. More professional and focused courses are being introduced to match the requirements of the economic changes in the country.
In the field of commerce, there are generic courses like B.com and BBA and professional courses like CA, CS and CMA. Let us have a quick look at these courses –
Courses like B.Com or BBA are considered generalised courses. In the era of specialization, professional qualification has become the need of the hour. To make a successful career in this emerging business environment, it is important for the students to pursue professional qualification like CA, CS or CMA along with studying for generalised courses like B. Com and BBA.
So, let us find out the benefits of professional courses like CA, CS, CMA, and why these are considered one of the best commerce courses to pursue along with degree education.
What are the advantages of doing CA, CS, CMA?
Some of the commonly asked questions.
Question no. 1) Is doing CA with B.Com a burden?
The answer is a big NO.
Out of 28 core papers across 6 semesters of B.Com, 25 papers are covered in CA course across CA Foundation and CA Intermediate.
Let me prove it to you by giving an insight into how the syllabus of B.Com overlaps with the subjects covered in CA.
|B.Com – Semester 1||Covered in|
|Financial Accounting||CA FOUNDATION|
|Indian Financial System||CA FOUNDATION|
|Marketing and Services Management|
|Corporate Administration||CA FOUNDATION|
|B.Com – Semester 2||Covered in|
|Advanced Financial Accounting||CA FOUNDATION|
|Banking Law and Operations||CA FOUNDATION|
|Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions||CA FOUNDATION|
|B.Com – Semester 3||Covered in|
|Corporate Accounting||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Financial Management||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Business Ethics||CA FOUNDATION|
|Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions||CA FOUNDATION|
|Public Relations and Corporate Communication||CA FOUNDATION|
|B.Com – Semester 4||Covered in|
|Advanced Corporate Accounting||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Cost Accounting||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Stock and Commodity Markets||CA FOUNDATION|
|E-business and Accounting||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Principles of Event Management|
|B.Com – Semester 5||Covered in|
|International Finance Reporting Standard||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Income Tax-1||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Costing Methods||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Elective-1 – Advanced Accounting||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Elective-2 – Goods and Services Tax||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|B.Com – Semester 6||Covered in|
|Business Regulation||CA FOUNDATION|
|Principle and Practice of Auditing||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Income Tax – 2||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Management Accounting||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Elective-1 – Business Taxation||CA INTERMEDIATE|
|Cost Management||CA INTERMEDIATE|
(Please note that for this comparison, we have referred to B.com syllabus as recommended by Bangalore University. The subject recommended in this syllabus is similar to the subjects taught for other universities as well)
After seeing the similarity in the syllabus across degree and a professional course, do you still feel it is a burden?
Both the courses are complementary to each other, not a burden.
Question no. – 2) Is doing CS with BBA a burden?
Again the answer is a big NO.
BBA with CS is one of the best combinations available because of the following reasons.
Let us see the similarity of syllabus between CS and BBA (For this comparison, we have referred to the BBA syllabus as recommended by Bangalore University. The subject recommended in this syllabus is similar to the subjects taught for other universities as well.)
|BBA – Semester 1||Covered in|
|Fundamentals of Accounting|
|Business Organization and Environment||CSEET|
|Quantitative Methods for Business-1|
|Management Process||CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME|
|BBA – Semester 2||Covered in|
|Quantitative Methods for Business – 2|
|Production and Operation Management|
|BBA – Semester 3||Covered in|
|Soft Skills for Business||CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME|
|Corporate Accounting||CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME|
|Human Resource Management|
|Business Regulations||CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME|
|Corporate Environment||CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME|
|Business Ethics||CS PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME|
|BBA – Semester 4||Covered in|
|Business Research Methods|
|Financial Management||CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME|
|Services Management||CS PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME|
|Banking Regulations and Management||CS PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME|
|Cost Accounting||CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME|
|BBA – Semester 5||Covered in|
|Entrepreneurial Management||CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME|
|Computer Applications in Business||CS PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME|
|Investment Management||CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME|
|Management Accounting||CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME|
|Elective paper- 1 & 2Advanced Financial Management|
CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME
|Financial Markets and Services||CS PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME|
|Advertising and Media Management|
|Employee Welfare and Social Security||CS PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME|
|BBA – Semester 6||Covered in|
|Income Tax||CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME|
|Strategic Management||CS EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME|
|Elective paper – 3 & 4International Finance|
|Stock and Commodity Market||CS PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME|
|Organisational Change and Development|
As you can see above, there are lots of similarities in the syllabus covered across CS and BBA, hence making CS and BBA the most suitable combination to study without any extra burden.
The similarity of syllabus and specialization in the field with two different degrees is a win-win situation for a student and definitely open the gates of lucrative opportunities in your career!
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