BENGALURU: With Bangalore University set to launch five specialised courses for its BCom students, City Express spoke to Daya Murthy, regional head, South India, ISDC, about what these courses aimed to achieve and what they mean for students.
“Students in college either take up additional courses or work early on. There are a number of good courses out there. But here with BU we are integrating them with the BCom curriculum which means that they will be taught during college hours itself. The courses have an international flavour since it is associated with international professional bodies,” he says. By the time the students reach the third year, they will have to give some external examinations to get their certificates.
The B Com Finance (with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants or ACCA integration) course is very similar to the CA course in India, says Daya. “Those who pass this course can be employed as analysts, in the finance and internal cost control processes in banking and retail, investment sectors. The course is recognised globally in 118 countries and if a student wishes to migrate to other countries, his certificate will still be valid,” he says.
The B.Com Honours (with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants or CIMA integration), according to Daya, will enable students to make sound management related decisions. “It will help them in raising capital, in capital cost control and in boost productivity of a company,” he says. The B.Com Logistics and Supply Chain Management (with Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply or CIPS integration) comes especially handy at a time when E-commerce is booming on all fronts, he says.
“Universities have retail courses like an MBA in retail management. “With our course, one can get to know about the procurement and supply processes that is so vital in the retail sector,” he adds. About the B.Com Insurance and Actuarial Studies, Daya says, “Whenever we take up an insurance, there is a certain set premium fixed. One has to know the rationale behind it, the differences in various policy. A lot of math and stats goes behind it. This course will provide such expertise.”