Program Outline

Bachelor Of Commerce (Hons) - Integrated with ACCA

  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Affiliation: PES University
  • Campus: Ring Road Campus
  • Admission Test: PESSAT


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B.Com (Hons) from PES University is a four-year Bachelor’s Degree integrated with Curriculum for the ACCA Professional Qualification. This comprehensive Global Bachelor’s is exquisitely crafted to strengthen a global career, establish exceptional knowledge and bridge the talent gap in the fields of commerce and finance. The program allows the students to pursue global careers in various technical areas, including audit and assurance, corporate reporting, financial management, tax, governance, and ethics.


Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose ACCA as your route to becoming a qualified accountant

The ACCA Qualification is the world’s most widely recognized accountancy qualification for aspiring financial professionals.

ACCA’s mission is to provide business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people with the aptitude, talent, and ambition to pursue a fulfilling career in accountancy, finance, or management anywhere in the world.

As a chartered accountant’s community, ACCA has over 2,33,000 members and 5,36,000 students at various stages of their careers, served by a network of 110 offices and active centres. The ACCA qualification is recognized and extremely respected especially in the fields of investment banking, management, and consulting.

Program Delivery

B.Com (Hons), a Four Year undergraduate program is a eight semester program with exit option after three years.

Students those who will complete three years will receive B.Com (International Accounting and Finance) UGC approved degree.

Students who complete all four years will receive B.Com (Hons) – International Accounting and Finance degree. Fourth year will comprise of internship and problem-solving sessions which will enable the facilitate learning of advanced ACCA subjects.

B.Com (Hons) is a Four – year semester pattern undergraduate degree program with the following focus areas:

  • Case Study Approach
  • Focus on skill and competency development
  • Choice based credit system.
  • Research based teaching
  • Connect to policy makers
  • Interactions and discussions with corporate leaders, practitioners, Social enterprises
  • Opportunity to acquire additional certification courses
  • Industrial Visits

Curriculum Structure

B.Com Honors - International Accounting & Finance (4 Year)

Subject CR
Business Communication 2
Business Economics 4
Indian Financial System 4
ACCA - Accountant in Business 4
ACCA - Business and Corporate Law 4
Data and Decisions for Managers 4
Total 22
Subject CR
Business Communication 2
Cost Accounting 4
Banking Operations Management 4
Social Media Analytics 4
ACCA - Audit and Assurance 4
ACCA - Advanced Business Accounting 4
Total 22

Corporate/Social Internship - 2

Subject CR
Business Communication 2
Direct Tax - I 4
Start up and Entrepreneurship Management 4
ACCA - Management Accounting 4
ACCA - Financial Reporting 4
ACCA - Financial Management 4
Total 22
Subject CR
Business Communication 2
Direct Tax - II 4
ACCA - Performance Management 4
ACCA - UK Taxation 4
Foreign Exchange Management 4
Total 22

Audit Internship - 2

Subject CR
Business Research Methods 4
GST Compliance and Customs 4
ACCA - Advanced Performance Management 4
ACCA - Strategic Business Reporting 4
Strategic Management 4
Business Ethics & Corporate Governance 4
Total 24
Subject CR
Project/Dissertation 10
Constitution of India and Professional Ethics 1
Total 11
Subject CR
Introduction to Fintech 4
Forensic Accounting & Fraud Detection 4
Financial Derivatives 4
ACCA - Strategic Business Leadership 4
ACCA - Advance Financial Management 4
Personal & Behavioural Finance 4
Total 24
Subject CR
Internship/Placements/Audit Firm 15
Total 15

Career Options

Commerce graduates from PES University are trained in such a way that they are industry ready to perform variety of jobs such as Tax Consultants, Wealth Managers, Risk and Security Analysts, Market Analyst, Banking and Insurance, Researcher and Policy Maker.

The graduating students would be equipped with knowledge, tools, methods, theories, and practices of Commerce profession and trained to apply them in day-to-day life industry and other walks of life to optimize the outcomes. The Commerce graduates may opt for the following career opportunities in various fields.

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Banking Sector

  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Financial Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Loan Officer

Finance Sector

  • Financial Analysts
  • Securities Analysts
  • Risk Analyst
  • Wealth Management
  • Professional Accountancy
  • Business Analytics

Research and Consultancy

  • Research Associates
  • Management Consultancy
  • Market & Policy Research
  • Research Analysts
  • Tax Consultancy
  • Business Analytics

Program Highlights

  • Globally recognized curriculum in 179+ countries
  • All Professional Level modules including Essentials & all Options (SBL, SBR, AFM-AAA) are incorporated into the curriculum
  • 9 Subject Exemption achieved in Launch year (1st institution in India to achieve this benchmark)
  • Remaining 4 subjects are fully integrated in B. Com (Hons) curriculum
  • IFRS Certification upon completion of first 9 ACCA papers
  • Global Careers including opportunities at Big 4's in India
  • Selected courses taught by ACCA qualified ISDC Faculty
  • More than 7600 ACCA Approved Employers Worldwide
  • A blend of accounting, finance and management program
  • Industry designed curriculum that delivers technical excellence and supplements professional skills
  • A host of Skill Enhancement and Ability Enhancement Courses in addition to Core Courses


  • Application based Teaching and Learning
  • Team Teaching
  • Group discussions for developing oratory skills
  • Research Orientation
  • Student Centric Learning
  • Guest Lectures by Industry Experts

University Highlights


Ranked #1

#1 University in Karnataka (New Universities under 5 years) by KSURF


India's Most Preferred

PES is the second most preferred destination next to IIMB for B-School aspirants – Times of India


Ranked #1

#1 B School in Karnataka – Times of India B School Rankings 2021


Ranked #5

PES University ranked #5 in Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2020