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BS (Commerce) for degree holders


Candidates holding 2-year B.Com degree from a recognized University / institute with at least 45% marks are eligible for admission to BS in Commerce (in accordance to HEC, Islamabad, 4-year BS in Commerce is equivalent to existing M.Com) with followings conditions and required to qualify at least 72 credit hours with minimum 4-semester to achieve CGPA 2.0 out of 4

  1. First Four semester courses (60 credit hours) of the VU BS in Commerce will be considered as exempted and such students have to qualify remaining 72 credit hours with no further course exemption claim.
  2. Student will not be allowed to change his/her study program.
  3. In case student withdrawn its admission and continue any other VU program its course exemption will be marked cancelled.

Program Objectives

  • Primarily this program is for those having passed two-year annual B. Com program and want to upgrade their education to 16 years program.
  • The program aims at training students to gain knowledge in the dynamic fields of commerce along with leading to the outstanding development of their personality.
  • It also enables them to go for advanced degrees in any discipline ranging from accounting to audit, banking to finance and marketing to human resource management offering in the country and abroad.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

The minimum entry requirement is B.Com qualification from a recognized institution with at least 45% marks / 2.0 CGPA out of 4.0.

Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is allowed.


It is a 2-year full time study program spread over four semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations.
Degree Completion Duration

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Moderated Discussion Boards (GMDBs), mid-term and final term exams. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.


Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report of in the final semester of their BS program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.
Student taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of degree of 4-year BS in Commerce candidates are required to complete course work program by attending minimum four semesters, at least 72 credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 out of 4

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.