Bachelor of Business vs Bachelor of Commerce | JCU Singapore

Alright, so you’re looking to study business at James Cook University Singapore.

But you noticed that university offers a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce.

So what’s the best choice for you?

Majors – The Key Difference

Both degrees at JCU Singapore will prepare you for a career in the business world. 

The key differences are in the majors. Majors are a predetermined set of subjects selected by our curriculum designers to help you become an expert in a particular area of study.

Ideally, you should choose a major aligned with your career objectives, interests and aptitude.

Let’s get to it. If you’re one of those people who has an affinity for numbers, mathematics or statistics, the Bachelor of Commerce would probably suit you.

JCU Bachelor of Commerce

Majors under the Bachelor of Commerce include:

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Financial Management
  • International Trade
  • Economics

On the other hand, the Bachelor of Business is really for those looking to take on people management or roles that involve maximizing business innovation and productivity.

JCU Bachelor of Business

The majors under the Bachelor of Business include:

  • International Business
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Intelligence and Information Systems
  • Marketing for the Digital Age

So the choice between the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Commerce really boils down to which major you’d like to pick.

list of majors in the JCU Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Business


Once you’ve picked a major, that’ll be the focus in your degree programme. However, you’ll still have the option to take on elective subjects which allow you to delve into other topics to expand your horizons.

Now that you know the difference between the two, what degree will you choose? Business or Commerce?

Here are links to recordings of course preview webinars to help you make an informed choice:

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