Master of Commerce (M.Com)

This is a two year postgraduate degree in business related subjects offered by all popular universities. They conduct 2 yearly exams or 4 semester exams and award the certificates. Students will specialise in core subjects related to commerce, finance and accounts, along with optional subjects like economics, banking, corporate taxes, business laws, auditing, business management, actuarial studies, human resource, marketing, entrepreneurship, etc. by delving deeper into the functioning of the economy, capital, revenue, trade, taxes, etc. This programme is well received in the industry for years which  serve the needs of managerial cadre in business and industry. This course also serves the needs of academics as well and prepares students for research and teaching in business studies. One may also opt to go for higher studies like CA/CMA after MCom.

Courses

Specialisation in M.Com

  • MCom (Accounting & Finance)
  • MCom (Banking / Finance)
  • MCom (Business Management)
  • MCom (Business Policy and Corporate governance)
  • MCom (Computer Application / IT)
  • MCom (E-Commerce)
  • MCom (Economics)
  • MCom (Finance & Control)
  • MCom (Foreign Trade Management)
  • MCom (Global Business Operation)
  • MCom (International Business)
  • MCom (Marketing)
  • MCom (Mathematics) / (Statistics)
  • MCom (Taxation)

Required Skills and Aptitude

  • Ability to remember facts and figures
  • Ability to undertake duties and responsibilities under pressure
  • Business acumen 
  • Interest in managing the business and keen to know and involve more into it 
  • IT System knowledge
  • Leadership qualities
  • Logical reasoning
  • Strength in mathematics
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Strong verbal, communication and presentation skills

Eligibility Criteria

MCom is offered by many universities and colleges in Kerala and other states in regular as well as distance education mode. Eligibility criteria for MCom course is given below:

  • Minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in BCom or BCom (Honours) or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Some universities also induct students who have completed BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration), BFIA (Bachelor of Financial Investment and Analysis) and BBE (Bachelor in Business Economics) with a minimum score of 60%
  • Reserved category students are entitled to marks relaxation of up to 5%
  • State level universities also offer more marks relaxation to home students

Entrance Examination

Generally there is no entrance exam for M.Com admission.  Most universities offer merit based admission to the course. In the cases of most of the top-ranking universities and colleges, the aspiring candidates are offered admissions on the basis of an entrance test conducted by the respective educational institution. This is done due to the high number of applications received by such universities and colleges.

Job Profiles

After completing MCom, a candidate can seek employment in the Banking, Finance, Service and Insurance sector. There are various other options for MCom degree holders in private, public and government sectors. Nationalised banks, Railways, Income Tax and other such government departments are good options for MCom degree holders to aim for a secure and prosperous career. Students can also opt for PhD and do research work in the field. They can apply for: (1). Doctor of Commerce (DCom)  (2). Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). MCom is most popular among aspiring teachers / lecturers and researchers in commerce and related subjects. UGC-NET / JRF and PhD are among popular options for MCom degree holders.

Government Sector: One can apply for all PSC, SSC and UPSC jobs for which Degree and PG are the qualifications. This includes Civil Service.

Top job profiles for MCom degree holders are:

  • Assistant Mgr. Finance & Accounts
  • Auditor
  • Bank Manager / Executive
  • Business Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive Secretary
  • Finance & Accounts Manager
  • Finance Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • HR & Admin Department Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Manager / Executive
  • Investment Banker
  • Marketing Manager /Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Risk Analyst
  • Securities Analyst / Share Broker
  • Teacher / Lecturer
  • Wealth Manager

Top Recruiters

Every business organization, whether it is an Indian company, International conglomerate or a NGO, or Government Departments requires commerce graduates in various capacities to run their finance and accounting department. Banks and auditing firms hire MCom degree holders in large numbers. Top recruiters include banks, multinational companies, finance firms and auditing agencies.
Few are listed below:

  • BSNL
  • City Bank
  • Deloitte
  • E&Y
  • HDFC
  • ICICI Bank
  • IndusInd Bank
  • KPMG
  • Microsoft
  • ONGC / IOC / BP
  • PNB
  • PWC
  • RBS
  • Reliance
  • SBI
  • TATA / TCS
  • WIPRO

Institutions

Around 3000 colleges offer MCom courses under many universities in India.

Major Institutions in India offering MCom

  Name of the university/institution  State
  Christ University - Bangalore   Karnataka
  Mount Carmel College - Bangalore   Karnataka
  St. Joseph’s College of Commerce - Bangalore   Karnataka
  Kannur University, Kannur   Kerala
  Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram   Kerala
  MG University, Kottayam   Kerala
  University of Calicut, Malappuram   Kerala
  Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai   Maharashtra
  St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai   Maharashtra
  Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, Pune   Maharashtra
  Hans Raj College   New Delhi
  Hindu College - University of Delhi   New Delhi
  Indira Gandhi National Open University (Distance Education)   New Delhi
  Jamia Millia Islamia University   New Delhi
  Lady Shri Ram College of Commerce   New Delhi
  Shri Ram College of Commerce   New Delhi
  Sri Venkateswara College   New Delhi
  Annamalai University (Distance Education) – Cuddalore   Tamil Nadu
  Loyola College - Chennai   Tamil Nadu
  Madras Christian College - Chennai   Tamil Nadu
  Vaishnav College For Women - Chennai   Tamil Nadu
  Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) - Aligarh   Uttar Pradesh
  Sharda University, Greater Noida   Uttar Pradesh
  St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata   West Bengal

Institutions offering MCom in Kerala:

  Name of the institution  City
  M.S.M College, Kayamkulam   Alappuzha
  N.S.S College, Cherthala   Alappuzha
  S.D College   Alappuzha
  St. Aloysius College, Edathwa   Alappuzha
  ST. Michels College, Cherthala   Alappuzha
  TKMM College Nangiarkulangara   Alappuzha
  Acquinas College, Edakochi   Alappuzha
  Al–Ameen College Edathala   Ernakulam
  Baselios Paulose Second College Piramadom   Ernakulam
  Bharath Matha College,Thrikkakara   Ernakulam
  C.E.T College of Management Science & Technology, Airapuram   Ernakulam
  Cochin College, Cochin   Ernakulam
  De Paul Institute of Science & Technology (DIST), Angamaly   Ernakulam
  Govt.College, Tripunithura   Ernakulam
  HM Arts & Science College Muvattupuzha   Ernakulam
  ILahia College of Arts & Science Muvattupuzha   Ernakulam
  Indira Gandhi College Kothamangalam   Ernakulam
  Jai Bharath Arts & Science College   Ernakulam
  KMM College of Arts &Science,Thrikkakara   Ernakulam
  MA College Kothamangalam   Ernakulam
  Marthoma College for Women,Perumbavoor   Ernakulam
  Maharajas College, Ernakulam   Ernakulam
  Malik Deenar Arts & Science College   Ernakulam
  Mar Elias College Kottapady   Ernakulam
  MES Arts & Science College, Kunnukara   Ernakulam
  MES College Marampally   Ernakulam
  MES College of Advanced Studies, Edathala   Ernakulam
  Nirmala College Muvattupuzha   Ernakulam
  Presentation College, Puthenvelikara   Ernakulam
  SH College Thevara   Ernakulam
  Siena College, Edakkochi   Ernakulam
  SNM College, Maliankarai   Ernakulam
  SRBS Gujarati College Cochin   Ernakulam
  Sree Sankara College, Kalady   Ernakulam
  Sree Sankara Vidyapeetom College, Valayanchirangara   Ernakulam
  St. Alberts College Ernakulam   Ernakulam
  St. Pauls College Kalamassery   Ernakulam
  St. Peters College,Kolenchery   Ernakulam
  St. Teresas College Ernakulam   Ernakulam
  St. Thomas Arts & Science College, Puthencruz   Ernakulam
  St. Xaviers College For Women Aluva   Ernakulam
  Swamy SaswathiKananda College, Pothotta   Ernakulam
  T.M.Jacob Memorial Govt.College, Manimalakunnu   Ernakulam
  Yeldo Mar Baselious College, Kothamangalam   Ernakulam
  Al-Azhar Arts & Science, Perumpillichira   Idukki
  Govt. College Kattappana   Idukki
  JPM College of Arts and Science,Labbakkada, Kattappana   Idukki
  M.B. College, Adimaly   Idukki
  M.E.S. College Nedumkandam   Idukki
  Marian College Kuttikkanam   Idukki
  Newman College Thodupuzha   Idukki
  Pavanatma College, Murikkassery   Idukki
  Santhigiri College, Vazhithala   Idukki
  St. Joseph College, Moolamattoma   Idukki
  Amsteck Arts and Science College, Kalliassery   Kannuri
  Arts & ScienceCollege, Thaliparamba   Kannur
  Co-op Arts & Science College. Madayi   Kannur
  College of Applied Science, Neruvambram   Kannur
  Govt.Brennen College, Dharmadam, Thalassery   Kannur
  ITM College of Arts and Science, Mayyil   Kannur
  M.G. College, Iritty   Kannur
  Morazha Co - Operative College. Morazha   Kannur
  N.A.M. College, Kallikkandy   Kannur
  Nirmalagiri College, Kuthuparamba   Kannur
  P.R.N.S.S. College, Mattanur   Kannur
  School Of Distance Education, Kannur University   Kannur
  Sir Syed College, Taliparamba   Kannur
  Sree Narayana College, Kannur   Kannur
  Ambedkar Arts & Science, Peria   Kannur
  GPM Govt. College Manjeshwar   Kasaragod
  Kansa Women's College   Kasaragod
  Malabar Islamic Complex Arts & Sci. College, Chattanchal   Kasaragod
  NAS College Kanhangad, Padnekkad Kanhangad   Kasaragod
  Peoples Co-op Arts & Science College Munnad P.O   Kasaragod
  Sheraf College of Arts & Science, Padne   Kasaragod
  D B College Sasthamcotta   Kollam
  FMNC Kollam   Kollam
  N S S College, Nilamel   Kollam
  SN College Chathannoor   Kollam
  SN College Kollam   Kollam
  St.Gregorios College, Kottarakkara   Kollam
  TKM College of Arts and Science, Kollam   Kollam
  UIT, Kottarakkara   Kollam
  UIT, Yeroor   Kollam
  Assumption College, Changanassery   Kottayam
  B.C.M. College, Kottayam   Kottayam
  B.V.M Holly Cross College, Cherpunkal   Kottayam
  Baselius College, Kottayam   Kottayam
  C.M.S. College, Kottayam   Kottayam
  D.B. College, Keezhoor   Kottayam
  Devamatha College, Kuravilangadu   Kottayam
  Ettumanoorappan College, Ettumanoor.   Kottayam
  Govt. College, Kottayam   Kottayam
  Henry Baker College, Melukavu   Kottayam
  K.E. College, Mannanam   Kottayam
  K.G. College, Pampady   Kottayam
  Kristhu Jyothi College of Management and Business, Chethippuzha   Kottayam
  Mar Augusthinos College, Ramapuram   Kottayam
  MES College, Erumely   Kottayam
  NSS Hindu College, Changanacherry   Kottayam
  PGM College Kangazha   Kottayam
  S.V.R.N.S.S. College, Vazhoor   Kottayam
  St. Berchmans College, Changanachery   Kottayam
  St. Dominics College, Kanjirapally   Kottayam
  St. George College, Aruvithura   Kottayam
  St. Marys College, Manarcadu   Kottayam
  St. Stephens College, Uzhavoor   Kottayam
  St. Thomas College of Teacher Education, Pala   Kottayam
  St. Thomas College, Pala   Kottayam
  St. Xaviers College, Kothavara   Kottayam
  College Applied Science, Thamarassery   Kozhikode
  College of Applied Science, Thiruvambadi   Kozhikode
  Farook College Feroke   Kozhikode
  Govt. Arts and Science College, KKD   Kozhikode
  Govt. College Kodenchery   Kozhikode
  Govt. College Madappalli   Kozhikode
  Lissah College, Kaithappoyil   Kozhikode
  MAMO College (Unaided)   Kozhikode
  S.N. College Chelannur   Kozhikode
  SARBTM Govt College, Muchukunnu, Koyilandy   Kozhikode
  St. Joseph’s College Devagiri   Kozhikode
  Zamorins Guruvayurappan College   Kozhikode
  EMEA College of Arts & Science, Kondotty   Malappuram
  Govt. College, Malappuram   Malappuram
  Gracevalley College, Kadampuzha   Malappuram
  Majlis Arts and Science College, Puramannur   Malappuram
  Marthoma College, Chungathara   Malappuram
  MEASS College, Areacode   Malappuram
  MES College, Mampad   Malappuram
  MES College, Ponnani   Malappuram
  MES KVM College, Valanchery   Malappuram
  NSS College, Manjeri   Malappuram
  PSMO College, Tirurangadi   Malappuram
  PTM Govt. College, Perinthalmanna   Malappuram
  Regional College of Science and Humanities, Kuzhimanna   Malappuram
  TMG College, Tirur   Malappuram
  University of Calicut - Commerce and Management Studies Dept.   Malappuram
  Govt. Victoria College, Palakkad   Palakkad
  Govt.College, Chittur   Palakkad
  Mercy College, Palakkad   Palakkad
  MES College, Mannarkkad   Palakkad
  MPMMSN, College, Shorunur   Palakkad
  NSS College Nemmara   Palakkad
  NSS College, Ottapalam   Palakkad
  S.N. College, Alathur   Palakkad
  S.N.G.S. College, Pattambi   Palakkad
  Sreekrishnapuram VT Bhattathiripad College Mannampatta   Palakkad
  BAM College, Thuruthicade   Pathanamthitta
  Catholic College, Pathanamthitta   Pathanamthitta
  College of Applied Sciences, Adoor   Pathanamthitta
  DB Pampa College, Parumala   Pathanamthitta
  KVVS College Kaithaparambu, Adoor   Pathanamthitta
  NSS College, Pandalam   Pathanamthitta
  SAS SNDP Yogam College, Konni   Pathanamthitta
  St. Mary’s College for Women, Paliakkara   Pathanamthitta
  St. Thomas College, Kozhenchery   Pathanamthitta
  St. Thomas College, Ranni   Pathanamthitta
  Viswabrahmana College of Vechoochira   Pathanamthitta
  VNS College of Arts and Sciences, Konni   Pathanamthitta
  Ansar Womens College, Perumbilavu   Thrissur
  C. Achuthamenon Govt. College, Thrissur   Thrissur
  Carmel College, Mala   Thrissur
  Christ College, Irinjalakuda   Thrissur
  College of Applied Science, Chelakkara   Thrissur
  LF College, Guruvayur   Thrissur
  M.E.S. Asmabi College, P. Vemballur   Thrissur
  Naipunya Institute of Management Information Technology, Koratty   Thrissur
  PMG College, Chalakudy   Thrissur
  S.H. College, Chalakudy   Thrissur
  S.N. College, Nattika/td>   Thrissur
  Sree Kerala Varma College Thrissur   Thrissur
  Sree Krishna College Guruvayur   Thrissur
  Sri Vivekananda College, Kunnamkulam   Thrissur
  St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth   Thrissur
  St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda   Thrissur
  St. Marys College, Thrissur   Thrissur
  St. Thomas College, Thrissur   Thrissur
  Students PG Center, Irinjalakuda   Thrissur
  Universal Empire Institute of Technology, Thrissur   Thrissur
  Vimala College, Thrissur   Thrissur
  All Saints College, Veli   Thiruvananthapuram
  Emmanual Vazhichal   Thiruvananthapuram
  Govt. Arts College   Thiruvananthapuram
  Govt. College, Nedumangad   Thiruvananthapuram
  Govt. Womens College   Thiruvananthapuram
  Govt.College, Attingal   Thiruvananthapuram
  Haji CH Muhammed Coa Mermorial College  Chavarcode, Varkala   Thiruvananthapuram
  Indira Gandhi National Open University   Thiruvananthapuram
  Iqbal College, Peringamala   Thiruvananthapuram
  Kerala University - Dept. of Commerce   Thiruvananthapuram
  Kerala University - Distance Education   Thiruvananthapuram
  M.G.College, TVM   Thiruvananthapuram
  Mannaniya College, Pongode   Thiruvananthapuram
  Mar Ivanios College   Thiruvananthapuram
  St. Xaviers College, Thumba   Thiruvananthapuram
  UIT Pirappancode   Thiruvananthapuram
  VTM, NSS College, Dhanuvachapuram   Thiruvananthapuram
  Govt.College Mananthavady   Wayanad
  N.M.S.M Govt. College, Kalpetta   Wayanad
  Pazhassi Raja College, Pulpally   Wayanad
  St. Marys College Sulthan Bathery   Wayanad
  W.M.O. Arts&Science College   Wayanad

Questions & Answers​

Q) Which is the better course between MBA and MCom? How can you decide which course to take up after graduation?

A) M.Com and MBA are both good choices of postgraduate courses for a Commerce student. However, both of these courses are vastly different in a number of aspects, including their core focus areas. MBA is a professional course that focuses more on industry-requirements and helping students get better management jobs with more practical knowledge. On the other hand, MCom is a course targeting theoretical knowledge in the field of Commerce along with focuses on industry-requirements and helping students get better management jobs as well as academic pursuits in Finance and Commerce.

Q) What do you suggest for an MCom Graduateas as a next step?

A) Please read carefully the Job Profile section, which will give you an idea about various opportunities available. You may choose one, based on your taste. 

If you still have the time and interest in studies, you may study CA/CMA, which will be a great idea and it will take only 3 more years.

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