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B.Com + International Business Program, Singapore + US CPA

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) – FULL TIME (Bangalore University + US CPA)

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 US Certified Public Accountant (US CPA), to provide students with a unique opportunity to pursue their CPA qualification along with their B.Com.
  • 100% faculty with global exposure
  • International mini Internship at Singapore
  • Global teaching pedagogy including real life case studies
  • Practical learning through industry visits
  • *Value Added Program focused on building soft skills and management skills to be successful in placement and initial career

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.

International by Credentials and Culture

Global Experiential Learning Program to Singapore:

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

A 2-week academic immersion program 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.

Driven by Excellence

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

Corporate Centric Approach

Industry Interface and Visits

SME 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 a State of the Art Auditorium, 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.

CPA is the highest accounting credential worldwide. The US CPA designation ensures international recognition for finance and accounting professionals. The US CPAs are in demand across various companies and industries. Typically, most organizations need CPAs and auditors. Besides, most of the CPAs work as business consultants and tax professionals. Their expertise in finance and accounting leads to attaining high salaries. According to AICPA’s survey, the CPA fresher salary in the US is $66,000 per annum. The average salary for a CPA in the US is $119,000, with 20 years of experience, one could command more than $160,000 annual pay.

Career Choices for CPAs:

  • Risk and Compliance Professional
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Accounting Software Developer
  • Corporate Controller
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Information technology Accountant
  • Finance Director

Roadmap to US CPA

Four Exams to Pass to Apply for CPA License:

  • Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)
  • Auditing and Attestation (AUD)
  • Regulation (REG)
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)

Program Highlights of US CPA

With the convergence of global accounting practices and emergence of technology-based accounting practices, today, the demand for accounting professionals with skills to audit, analyse and manage international financial reporting and investor relations are at their peak than never in the history. The presence of literally every transnational corporation in US, as well as two-thirds of large corporations of the globe headquartered in US, the accounting processes are also focused accordingly. The ISME BCom + US CPA is uniquely designed to prepare a full-fledged accounting professional with (1) Knowledge of International Accounting Practices and (2) Technical Skills for Accounting Processes through skill-enhancing workshops, and the programme is designed and scheduled such that the student is able to complete his US CPA certification, while he is also earning an Under-Graduate Certificate.

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100% Preparation for all 4 CPA exams & CPA Licensing

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Placement with major accounting firms

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Managerial & Leadership Skills for an International Management Career in Finance

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Case Studies & Live Projects to upskill the Classroom Learning

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Workshops on Finance, FinTech & Accounting and Financial Analytics

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Rigorous Coaching through Beckers’ Premium Review Materials

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Live Online Classes from CPA Certified Faculty working in Big Accounting Firms & Investment Banks


Structured, rigorous & planned approach to help you be a Certified CPA


Start-to-end CPA Licensing Support


Placements with MNC’s

ISME has been successfully placing students since its inception and ISME alumni are working with various financial, accounting and audit firms, Ernst & Young, Delloitte, Grant Thronton, PWC and KPMG, to name a few. At the end of the program, student is assured of being placed by ISME with well-known multinational accounting & audit firms. The career opportunities to pursue international jobs also enhance with the US CPA program.

Our Partners

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Term 1
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)

Term 2
Regulation (REG)

Term 3
Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)

Term 4
Auditing and Attestation (AUD)

  • Structured rigour in the program
  • Weekend Classes (Saturday & Sunday)
  • 6- 8 hours on the weekend
  • CPA Certified Industry Practitioners & Faculty from USA
  • Self-paced learning content by Becker Professional Education
  • Value-added Skill Enhancement Workshops
  • 300+ Hours of Live classes
  • Access to Recorded Sessions
  • 24*7 access to online program material
  • Access to 240+ hours of exclusive recordings
  • 6500 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 250 task-based simulations and study planner
  • Access to mock exams
  • One-on-one discussion with Expert Mentors

Students get Value Added Certifications from leading institutes of India & Abroad in the areas of:

  • International Business (Top University in Singapore)
  • MS Office
  • Advanced EXCEL
  • Python and its application in HR, Marketing and Finance
  • Forensic Accounting and Tally
  • Data Visualization through Tableau
  • Digital Marketing and Google Analytics

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

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.


Candidates who have completed any 2-year Pre-University course of State Board / CBSE/ ICSE/IB or its
Equivalent with minimum 60% 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)
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 (Online / Face to face) & Entrance Test

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.

*Note – Applicant can apply only once.

Apply Online for BCOM