Planning to earn a B.Com degree (bachelors in commerce) but not sure what is the difference between B.Com and B.Com Honours (Hons)?

Why is it that the cut-off for one {B.Com [H] course} is more than that of the other {B.Com [pass]} course even though both courses teach you similar things?

Don’t worry, we will help you find out how the both the programs differ.

Both courses are commerce related and the eligibility criteria for admission to both remains the same for most colleges/ universities: HSC or equivalent, with Maths and English as compulsory subjects.

Bachelor of Commerce:

The Bachelor of Commerce degree is designed to provide students with a wide range of managerial skills, while at the same time building competence in a particular area of business. Most universities therefore, plan the degree such that in addition to their major, students are exposed to general business principles, taking courses in accounting, finance, business management, human resources, (business) statistics, marketing, and economics; some programs also require (introductory) calculus and information systems. For a comparison with other business degrees, see Business Education.

Honours Bachelor of Commerce:

The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com. (Hons) or B.Comm. (Hons) or H.B.Com. or H.B.Comm.) is further advanced. It may consist of a four-year program or of a one-year program taken subsequent to a three-year Bachelor’s degree. The degree requires additional academic courses to be completed with higher academic performance standards and may also require a researched thesis component; the one-year program is often focused exclusively on a single subject-area.The Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree often serves as an abridgement (or entry requirement) between the undergraduate program and postgraduate programs, including the Master of Commerce (M.Com. or M.Comm.) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees.