A degree in Finance and Accounting trains students to pursue careers in areas of investment analysis and management, banking, auditing, consulting and financial management. Students will study Finance and Accounts but will also learn other areas of management such as Economics, Marketing, Operations, Analytics and Law which will increase their employment opportunities.
Some of the core courses in the Bachelor of Commerce degree are:
Auditing and Corporate Governance – This course provides working knowledge of the most essential components of auditing, focusing on verification and valuation of assets and liabilities. It will appraise the student with the frameworks underlying corporate governance law and practice in India.
Management Accounting – The objective of this course is to develop knowledge and understanding of management accounting techniques to support management in planning, controlling and monitoring performance in a variety of business contexts. The course will help you understand how elements of management accounting are used to make and support decisions.
Financial Accounting – Accounting is the language of business. This course will introduce you to the underlying principles and concepts of financial accounting, accounting techniques and the preparation of basic financial statements.
Financial Reporting – This course will help you to understand and apply knowledge of international accounting standards to the preparation of financial statements under the conceptual and regulatory frameworks of accounting. It will expose you to the analysis and interpretation of financial statements also.
Financial Management – The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills expected of a finance manager, in relation to investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions. You will also be able to assess and discuss the impact of the economic environment on financial management.
Financial Markets – The financial system plays a vital role in the economic growth of a country. It is a combination of financial markets, financial institutions and financial services. This course is designed to make the students aware of the structure, functioning and importance of financial markets and institutions.
Stock Market Operations - Stock Markets constitutes an important element of the Indian Financial System. This course aims at giving a comprehensive understanding of stock market operations in India in terms of the structure of the market, various financial securities traded in the market and their trading and settlement procedures.
Working Capital Management – Every business needs adequate liquid resources in order to maintain day-to-day cash flow. Even a profitable business may fail if it doesn’t have adequate cash flow to meet its liabilities as they fall due. This course will help you understand what working capital is and the various techniques that can be used to effectively manage the requirements to ensure a business’ success.
Business Law – A common legal framework is fundamental to economic activity and growth. The framework allows trade and business to flourish. Business Law course helps you understand the common laws that govern business and help to carry out trade.
Cybercrime & Laws - With growing dependency on Internet for financial transactions, new threats to network and information security have emerged, and ever increasing vulnerability to Cyber Crime. This course makes students aware of Cyber laws and the regulatory framework for the control of Cybercrimes.
A student graduating with a Bachelor’s in Commerce will be able to critically evaluate arguments and evidence, analyse and draw reasoned conclusions concerning structured and unstructured problems based on data and information, be numerate, and to appreciate statistical concepts. They will be able to understand the contexts in which accounting operates including the legal and social environment, the accountancy profession, the business entity, the capital markets and the public sector. They will also have the skills needed to record and summarise transactions and other economic events, prepare financial statements, analyse the operations of business, financial analysis and develop projections.
This degree qualifies students to work as financial consultants, financial traders, accountants, auditors, risk analysts, tax advisors and insurance brokers to name a few. Students can also work towards obtaining a professional accountancy qualification such as the globally recognized Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) certificate.