Question:i am 17 yrs old and study in india in grade 12. being in the commerce field, i am quite intersted in management n stuff.
but i dont understand whether to go for bba or bcom. i noe that bba is a broader concept...thats like a general preview of business management bcom one can also do specialisation.
another question of mine is that in 12th i dont have math n i guess for bcom u must have math.
n ya i guess in countries like usa, australia, uk n canada..bba is kinda given more importance n also universities overthere offer only bba n not bcom..

so i will be grateful to all u guys who can help me out with this.thank u so much!!


In Australia, the course that you want to study is usually called either Bachelor of Business (BBus) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom). Very few universities name it BBA. They pretty much have the same structure which is 3yrs course (if you come straight from high school). The first year is usually called a common year, which means that you study subjects that is the foundation of all aspect of business (usually Accounting, Marketing, Math, Economics, Law and Management). Once finished 1st year, you choose your major for your 2nd & 3rd year. In some unis, you may be able to take more than 1 major, which is good, b'cos later you graduated with more than one area of specialisations.

For business studies in Australia, Math is not really a pre-requisite subject, although to have one may come handy, since it will help you alot during 1st year math.

There are only 42 (soon to be 43) universities in Australia, all of them are fully accredited and they are tightly regulated, therefore the quality and recognition of their graduates are equal from wherever university you are studying from. The most important thing is you have to READ the course information carefully, since some courses may have the same name but different content.

All Australian universities offer business courses to international students, but not all majors available in every university. To find out the course that you are interested in taking and where it is offered, I suggest you to go to Dept of Education, Science and Technology ( and IDP Education Australia website ( IDP is an organisation that gives information to international students who wants to continue their study in Australia. The information abt fees & requirements can be found in the university's website. Please make sure that you access the information for internationals students, since some requirements, application form and fees are different than Australians'.

Once decided on the uni, fill in the application form and send it together with certified copy of your academic qualification. You may also need to submit an IELTS test results for proof of your English proficiency (

So with many options for your to choose, this is my suggestion to narrow down your choice:
1. Choose the city you want to study in. The consideration maybe the lifestyle, living cost and weather.
2. Find the area of business that you want to work/career in. This may be marketing/accounting/law.. etc. Check if the uni's are offering the area.

Hope this helps. Good luck for your study :)
I prefer u to choose BBA.No one should make u dislike it because u determine your future.
Secoundly, like in Bcom,u can specialise also in BBA in your secound year at university where u get options like marketing,auditing,accounting e.t.c
To get a degree in BBA or Bcom would depend on which filed you would like to go into if you wish to the stream of finance or commerce only you should go for Bcom and then go for Mcom
But if you go into BBA it would widen your perspective. Also BBA would be more accepted degree if you are doing it on international level, you would also have the alternative of choosing various subjects and also have different specilization.
One would also have the experince of working with corporates during the various projects assigned and you get more industry exposure during the internships. May be you end up with a job in hand even before you have complted your course, through the campus placements. Doing professional courses like BBA also improves a persons communication, public interaction skills also.
Howvever if your are particular about doing Bcom you can do an MBA after you have done BCom

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