Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM) – FULL TIME (Bangalore University + Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA))


The B. Com Program at International School of Management Excellence (ISME) is a Professional International Accounting and Finance course which has been designed in collaboration with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), UK, to provide students with a unique opportunity to pursue their ACCA qualification along with their BCom.
  • 100% faculty with global exposure
  • International mini Internship at Singapore
  • Global teaching pedagogy including real life case studies
  • Practical learning through industry visits
  • Summer Internship in top companies to get ready for placements
  • *Value Added certifications focused on building soft skills and management skills to be successful in placement and initial career

About Bangalore University

Established in July 1964, Bangalore University is located in the Garden City of Bangalore, aptly hailed as the IT Capital of India. The university is located on a sprawling 1100-acre campus named -Jnana Bharathi-. The university was re-accredited by NAAC in the year 2008 with -A- Grade. According to India Today-Nielsen survey, Bangalore University ranks 13th in the list of 50 top universities in India.

About ACCA

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is a global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. ACCA is the largest and fastest growing global professional accountancy body in the world, with over 320,000 members and students in 181 Countries. The curriculum framework and content of this course will facilitate students to conveniently pursue a career in International Finance and Accountancy.

Due to the MOU between ISME and ACCA, the following fees are completely waived off: registration fee, first year subscription fee, exception fee, materials fee, tuition fee, IFRS certificate fee and examination fee for 6 out of 9 papers for the Fundamental level. The 6 papers have been integrated into the basic B.Com. curriculum. *Hence you save upto Rs 2,20,000.

The course enables the students to obtain substantial fundamental knowledge of subjects like Accounting, Taxation, Law, Financial Reporting, Auditing, Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Management Accounting, Finance and Business Ethics.

Benefits of ACCA

  • Enables you to become a Chartered Certified Accountant, use the designate letters ACCA, and work in any aspect of Finance and Management in any business.
  • Better employment prospects.
  • Assures our employers that you have Skills necessary to progress to more senior management positions.
  • ACCA is the largest and fastest growing global professional accountancy body in the world, with over 486,000 members and students in 181 Countries.
  • Job Market: ACCA gives a salary benefit that is greater than that of peers who chose not to pursue the course.
  • For campus placements, students who had started the CA journey are often preferred.
  • Opportunities in the Middle East / Europe.

PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

ACCA currently works with more than 8500 Approved Employers and 80 accountancy partnerships worldwide.

ACCA has a dedicated job portal to help you find internships & placements.

An ACCA can work across fields as a

  • Management Accountant
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial & Business Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Financial Planner etc.

Designation for Fresher’s

  • Assistant Auditor
  • Cost Accountant
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Payroll Manager
  • Tax Consultant
  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Business Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Senior Fund Manager
  • Accounts Payable & Expenses Manager

Many MNC’s in India are also recruiting ACCA qualified professionals in International Taxation and MIS due to financial reporting requirements of the parent company for e.g. reporting under IFRS.

ACCA’s are highly sought after in every sector by big four accounting and auditing firms viz. KPMG, E&Y, Deloitte & PWC and multinational companies like Citicorp, JP Morgan, Microsoft, HSBC, Siemens, Nestle, Accenture among others.

*Why choose ISME for B.Com + ACCA?

International by Credentials and Culture

Global Experiential Learning Trip to Singapore:

Our Global Experiential Program for BCOM students accelerates their development at an international level by providing them with valuable skills.

A 2-week academic immersion trip to Singapore will include-

  • Industrial visits to companies, skill building workshops, campus tours to leading management institutes of Singapore, and an exposure to a new country its culture and attractions.

ISME also facilitates summer programs at London School of Economics (LSE), UK for students

Faculty with International Exposure

All faculty at ISME bring with them an international exposure, which they have gained either by having studied abroad in leading universities or having worked in multinational corporations.

MoU with ACCA

ISME has a MoU ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), which is a global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification, effective in 181 countries. The curriculum framework and content of this course will facilitate students to conveniently pursue a career in International Finance and Accountancy.

Due to the MOU between ISME and ACCA, the following fees are completely waived off: registration fee, first year subscription fee, exception fee, materials fee, tuition fee, IFRS certificate fee and examination fee for 6 out of 9 papers for the Fundamental level. The 6 papers have been integrated into the basic B.Com. curriculum. *Hence you save upto Rs 2,20,000.

Driven by Excellence

Awards of Eminence for ISME as a Top B-School:

  • Ranked 39th all India by Times B-School Ranking 2019.
    https://www.timesbschoolsurvey.org/mba/index.html
  • Ranked 3rd best B School of Eminence in India, 8th best B School in Karnataka by Competition Success Review in 2019.
  • Ranked 27th Best B-Schools in India by Business India, 2019.
  • Awarded “Management College of the year” for Best ROI by Higher Education Review, 2017.

ISME BBA Students Excelling in Bangalore University Examinations

  • Close to 100% students passed the core courses
  • Above 70% students secured first class and distinctions

Corporate Centric Approach

Industry Interface and Visits

ISME hosts guest speakers and practitioners from the industry regularly for current business updates and to make students aware of international business events and trends.

ISME offers students an industrial internship at the end of 2nd year.

Placement Opportunities Value Added Courses

ISME offers an additional and unique Placement Oriented Value Added Term (POVAT) to groom students for the corporate world. The courses offered are Soft skills, Communication skills, Advanced software tools, resume review, group discussions, mock interviews and management technique review etc.

Future Opportunities

Over 100 companies visit ISME every year for campus placements. These companies straddle various sectors like Technology Enabled Business, Technology Enabled Services, Finance, Analytics, Digital Marketing, Retail etc. Students are also supported and mentored for higher studies in India and abroad.

BCom degree holders along with ACCA qualification will have amazing employment opportunities in India and abroad. Students can make rewarding careers in the field of financial services, banking industry, investment banking, wealth management companies, entrepreneurial venture and government services as well with very good pay packages.

Many MNC’s in India are also recruiting ACCA qualified professionals in International Taxation and MIS due to financial reporting requirements of the parent company for e.g. reporting under IFRS.

ACCA’s are highly sought after in every sector by big four accounting and auditing firms viz. KPMG, E&Y, Deloitte & PWC and multinational companies like Citicorp, JP Morgan, Microsoft, HSBC, Siemens, Nestle, Accenture among others.

Student Focused Campus Life

World class infrastructure

A state of the art modern Wi-Fi enabled on-campus residence for boys & girls. It features an Open-air Amphitheatre, Cafeteria, Basketball court, Badminton court, Table Tennis table and other sporting facilities with round the clock security.

Life Beyond Academics

For the development of a holistic personality in a nurturing environment, we have various extra-curricular clubs such as Academic Club, Social Club, Sports Club, Literary Club and co-curricular clubs such as Finance Club, HR Club, Marketing Club and an Entrepreneurship Cell.

B.Com Curriculum (Bangalore University + ACCA)

The BCOM program is divided into a total of 6 semesters with specializations being offered in the final year. Below is a brief overview of the BCOM program.

SEMESTER-I
1. Language: Kannada / Sanskrit /
Urdu / Tamil / Telugu
/Malayalam/ Additional English /
Marathi / Hindi / English
2. Financial Accounting
3. Indian Financial System
4. Marketing and Services Management
5. Corporate Administration OR Methods and Techniques for Business Decisions.

SEMESTER-II
1. Language: Kannada / Sanskrit /
Urdu / Tamil / Telugu
/Malayalam/ Additional English /
Marathi / Hindi / English
2. Advanced Financial Accounting
3. Retail Management
4. Banking Law & Operations
5. Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions – I

SEMESTER-III
1. Language: Kannada / Sanskrit /
Urdu / Tamil / Telugu
/Malayalam/ Additional English /
Marathi / Hindi / English
2. Financial Management
3. Corporate Accounting
4. Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions – II
5. Public relations & corporate communication
6. Business Ethics

SEMESTER-IV
1. Language: Kannada / Sanskrit /
Urdu / Tamil / Telugu
/Malayalam/ Additional English /
Marathi / Hindi / English
2. Advanced Corporate Accounting
3. Stock and Commodity Markets
4. E-Business & Accounting
5. Principles of Event Management
6. Cost Accounting

SEMESTER-V
1. Entrepreneurship Development
2. International Financial Reporting Standards
3. Income Tax – I
4. Costing Methods
5. Elective Paper – I
I) Accounting & Taxation Group – Advanced Accounting
II) Finance Group – International Financial Management
III) Information & Technology Group – Accounting Information Systems
IV) Banking & Insurance Group – International Banking & Forex Management
6. Elective paper – II
I) Accounting & Taxation Group – Goods and Services Tax
II) Finance Group – Goods and Services Tax
III) Information & Technology Group – Enterprise Resource Planning
IV) Banking & Insurance Group – Life & General Insurance

SEMESTER-VI
1. Business Regulation
2. Principles and Practice of Auditing
3. Income Tax – II
4. Management Accounting
5. Elective Paper – I
I) Accounting & Taxation Group – Business taxation
II) Finance Group – Performance Management
III) Information & Technology Group – Information Technology and Audit
IV) Banking & Insurance Group – Risk Management
6. Elective paper – II
I) Accounting & Taxation Group – Cost Management
II) Finance Group – International Auditing & Assurance
III) Information & Technology Group – Banking Technology & Management
IV) Banking & Insurance Group – Marketing of Insurance Products

Foundation, Skill Development or Interdisciplinary Courses

Constitution of Indian and Human Rights
Environment and Public Health
Computer Applications and Information Technology
Business Entrepreneurship and Management
Philosophy, Psychology and Life Skills
Personality Development and Leadership / Integrating Mind, Body and Heart
Indian History, Culture and Diversity
Research Methodology
Education and Literacy / Science and Life
Human Resource Development .Management
One of the Foreign Languages such as German, French etc.
Any other Course prescribed by the University from time to time
Commodity & Stock Market
Mathematics in Finance

Co-and Extra – Curricular Activities (CC& EC*)

A student shall opt for any one of the following activities in the first four semesters offered in the college
N.S.S / N.C.C./Rotary Activities / Rovers and Rangers
Sports and Games / Activities related to Yoga
A Small project work concerning the achievements of Indian in different fields
Evolution of study groups/seminar circles on Indian thoughts and ideas
Interaction with local communities in their neighborhood and learn about and from them
Exploring different aspects of Indian civilizations
Other activities such as Cultural Activities as prescribed by the University.

VALUE ADDED COURSES*

Soft Skills: Team Work, Leadership Skills, Business Etiquette

Communication: Workshop on Communication Skills, Business Communication, Presentation Skills

Software Tools: Certification on Microsoft Office, Advance Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Experiential Learning: Global experiential learning trip, industrial visits, international campus visits,

Entrepreneurship project. Internship between 2nd year and 3rd year.

Career: Workshops on career planning. Training on general aptitude, mock interviews, resume writing.

*Courses offered are subject to modification, based on evolving placement opportunities.

ACCA Curriculum

The curriculum framework and content of this course will facilitate students to conveniently pursue a career in International Finance and Accountancy. The course enables the students to obtain substantial fundamental knowledge of subjects like Accounting, Taxation, Law, Financial Reporting, Auditing, Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Management Accounting, Finance and Business Ethics. The B.Com course is challenging and yet very rewarding to students with high career aspirations. The core subjects will be taught by experienced faculty and professionals from the industry.
The course syllabus has been effectively adapted to reflect the requirements of ACCA, which allows students to focus on one standardized study approach, so that, like any other professional course, the students will write their B. Com exams along with the ACCA papers.
As an integrated program, all necessary coaching and training for the ACCA papers will be provided in college. Students are given intensive tutoring by trained internal faculty as well as regular mentoring from our learning partners. Consideration has been given to the timings of students to ensure that there are no clashes between ACCA exam schedules and college activities. ACCA exams are online exams at designated centers and are not linked to the University’s semester exams.
Guest seminars, discussions and interactions are arranged with ACCA on an ongoing basis to keep our students up to date with any changes in the industry.
Prior to ACCA exams, the college arranges for extensive 50-hour support programs as well as revision crash courses to enable students to get relevant aid from ACCA qualified trainers.

Teaching Pedagogy

  • E-learning techniques
  • Ongoing lectures from ACCA professionals
  • Case studies from an international perspective
  • Seminars and presentations
  • Panel discussions and symposium

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

  • To develop professional knowledge and skills in international Accounting, Finance, Auditing, Taxation, Risk Management
  • To equip students with the necessary training required as per ACCA standards to enable them to effectively pursue the professional qualification.
  • To inculcate a strong sense of ethics and corporate values, especially with regard to the accountability, transparency and responsibility of a professional in the business world.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to take up different financial roles in any organization.

Fundamentals Levels

The Fundamentals Exams are divided into two modules:

Knowledge & Skills

Fundamentals Knowledge

  • F1 Accounting in Business – Exempted
  • F2 Management Accounting – Exempted
  • F3 Financial Accounting – Exempted

Fundamentals Knowledge

  • F4 Corporate and Business Law- Exempted
  • F5 Performance Management
  • F6 Taxation – Exempted
  • F7 Financial Reporting
  • F8 Audit & Assurance – Exempted
  • F9 Financial Management

Professional Level – 2 Modules ; Essentials & Optional (To be done after B.Com.)

Essentials

  • Strategic Business Leader (SBL)
  • Strategic Business Reporting (SBR)

Options (2 to be Completed)

  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Advanced Performance Management
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Advanced Audit & Assurance

Professional Ethics Module

Professional ethics is at the heart of the ACCA Qualification. Values, ethics and governance are essential skills for finance professionals. It is important to ACCA to ensure all students understand what it means to work and act professionally and ethically in the workplace.

Apply to ISME

Admission to the BCOM program at ISME is highly competitive. The Admissions team reviews applications on an individual basis looking at both quantitative and qualitative aspects of an applicant-s professional and academic background. An elaborate selection process is followed to ensure quality enrolment.

Eligibility:

Candidates who have completed any 2-year Pre-University course of State Board / CBSE/ ICSE/IB or its
Equivalent with minimum 50% marks are eligible for admission into the BCOM program. All applicants for BCOM degree should have proficiency in oral and written English communication.

General Criteria

Applicants are selected on the basis of their predicted grades. Final admission is based on the cumulative
assessment of the Class XII results and personal interview.

Selection Process:

Stage 1: Complete B.Com Application Form (online/offine/walk-in).
Every applicant seeking admission to ISME needs to complete the Application Form, attach the required documents and submit the entire application to ISME-s Admission Office.

Stage 2: Personal Interview (Skype / Face to face)

Stage 3: Admission Decision
Based on the review of the application, test scores and the recommendation of the interview panel, the admission committee invites selected students for admission to the program. Admitted candidates are sent the Admission Offer letter. The admission would be final only after the receipt of confirmation of Admission Acceptance from the candidate and the payment of the registration fee. Fee once paid is non-refundable.

 

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