The Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Commerce is a pioneer in commerce education in the city of Mangalore. The department offers full time M.Com (General) and M.Com (Finance and Analytics) programmes. Both the programmes lay strong emphasis on the analytical aspects of finance and accounting. Curriculum is carefully designed to strike a balance between theory and practice. We impart knowledge through lectures, interactive sessions, case analysis, group discussions, internship training, project work and focus on achieving the department’s vision and mission.

Vision
We envision pursuing excellence in the field of commerce through value-based education, training and research.

Mission

  • To strengthen the student’s fundamentals of commerce through innovative teaching-learning practices
  • To impart knowledge of highest standard in the field of accounting, taxation, finance and business analytics
  • To contribute to the existing literature in the field of commerce through empirical research
  • To introduce students to the state-of-the-art technology and make them industry ready
  • To transform students into innovative leaders for the success of organizations and the betterment of communities
  • To enable financial competency of students and the society and help them achieve financial freedom
  • To develop social consciousness among students for promoting financial literacy

M.Com (General), a two-year post graduation programme with four semesters is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the practical issues of accounting, financial instruments and their management. The course structure and curriculum is designed in such a way that students of this Course will have analytical and entrepreneurial abilities which is very much in demand in capital market and money market analysis and operations. The Course will provide ample opportunity for research and innovation in Accounting and Finance which is really the need of the hour. The course is on par with MBA, CA, CFA, ACS and other advanced finance courses.

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Eligibility
Candidates who have passed the three year B.Com/B.B.M degree examination of Mangalore University or any other University considered as equivalent thereto are eligible for the programme provided they have obtained not less than 45% (40% for SC/ST/Category-I candidates) marks in aggregate in all the subjects excluding languages and Group III Subjects.
 
Highlights of the Programme
  • Guest Lectures on contemporary issues in Finance & Accounting
  • SACMAC – St Aloysius College Masters Association of Commerce for extra-curricular activities
  • Study circle for preparing M.Com students for competitive exams like IBPS, UGC-NET & JRF and K-SET
  • National Level Conferences, Seminars and Workshops for commerce faculty, research scholars and commerce students.
  • Promotion of research in the areas of commerce and management
Distinguished Alumni
  • Mr Elroy Monis – Grade 1 Officer, Karnataka Bank Ltd
  • Mr Amith Rasquinha – Grade 1 Officer, Corporation Bank
  • Mr Dilson D’Souza – Grade 1 Officer, Karnataka Grameena Bank.
  • Ms Maria Rodrigues- Assistant Professor, St Aloysius College, Mangalore
  • Ms Nisha Sequeira- Assistant Manager, Product Quality Division, Coca Cola

Credit Based System
The programme follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a total of 92 credits. One choice based course of 3 credits shall be offered in the second and third semester of the programme across the faculty.

Every course comprises of lectures, seminar, assignments, self study, case study analysis, group discussions and internal assessments. The minimum number of credits to be earned for the award of the degree is 92.

Syllabus

Semester I
  • Accounting Theory and Practice
  • Financial Management and Policy
  • Income Tax
  • Economic Environment and Policy
  • Management and Organizational Behaviour
  • Quantitative Techniques for Decision Making
Semester II
  • Corporate Accounting and Reporting
  • Corporate Financing and Investment Decisions
  • Business Taxation
  • Business Statistics and Research Methodology
  • Computer Applications in Business
  • Personal Finance and Investment Planning (Open Elective)
  • Internship
Semester III
  • Equity Research and Security Market Operation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring
  • Investment Banking and Financial Services
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Entrepreneurial Development (Open Elective)
Semester IV
  • Project
  • International Financial Management
  • Corporate Law, Ethics and Governance
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Portfolio Theory and Management

Ms Jennifer Maria Quadras
Lecturer
M.Com, MBA, PGDFM, PGDIMA

Ms Niveditha
Assistant Professor
M.Com, K-SET, NET

Ms Haritha Girish
Assistant Professor
M.Com., NET

Ms Renita Joyce Fernandes
Assistant Professor
M.Com., KSET

M.Com (Finance and Analytics)
The department has differentiated itself from the traditional M.Com course by offering a specialized postgraduate programme, M.Com (Finance and Analytics). The specialization aims at equipping the students with analytical skills along with strengthening the fundamentals of finance. The programme enables the students to handle finance related functions through software in various corporate enterprises. The students will master the use of analytical software such as Microsoft Excel, Tally ERP 9, SPSS and R Studio by pursuing this programme. M.Com (Finance and Analytics) provides an edge over other masters’ programmes during placements as it helps students build technical skills as well as develop their commerce-related knowledge.

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Eligibility
Candidates who have passed the three year B.Com/B.B.M degree examination of Mangalore University or any other University considered as equivalent thereto are eligible for the programme provided they have obtained not less than 45% (40% for SC/ST/Category-I candidates) marks in aggregate in all the subjects excluding languages and Group III Subjects.

Highlights of the Programme

  • Finanza – As association for involving students in extra-curricular activities
  • Entrepreneurship and Placement Cell – A cell for promoting entrepreneurship and ensuring placements of M.Com (Finance and Analytics) students.
  • Guest Lectures on contemporary issues in Finance & Analytics by eminent faculties and industry professionals across the country
  • Study Circle for preparing M.Com students for competitive exams like IBPS, UGC-NET & JRF and K-SET
  • Tax Consultancy (Provides practical exposure to students in dealing with filing of income tax returns and tax planning)
  • Investment Consultancy (Provides practical exposure to students in personal financial planning and investment)
  • Internships
  • Project
  • National Level Conferences, Seminars, Webinars and Workshops for commerce faculty, research scholars and students
  • Promotion of research in the areas of commerce and management


Credit Based System
The programme follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a total of 92 credits. One choice based course of 3 credits shall be offered in the second and third semester of the programme across the faculty.

Every course comprises of lectures, seminar, assignments, self study, case study analysis, group discussions and internal assessments. The minimum number of credits to be earned for the award of the degree is 92.

Syllabus

Semester I
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Working Capital Management
  • Income Tax
  • EXCEL for Business and Finance
  • Business Statistics
  • Economic Analysis for Decision Making
Semester II
  • Accounting for Managerial Decisions
  • Corporate Financing and Investment Decisions
  • Tally for Business Applications
  • Goods and Services Tax and Customs
  • Business Research Methods
  • E-Business
  • Internship
Semester III
  • Equity Research and Security Market Operation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring
  • Investment Banking and Financial Services
  • Data Analysis Using SPSS
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Corporate Culture and Ethics
Semester IV
  • International Financial Management
  • Cost Analysis for Managerial Decisions
  • R for Data Analysis
  • Project
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Corporate Law, Ethics and Governance
  • Portfolio Theory and Management

Mr Joyan D'Souza
Assistant Professor & Head of the Department
M.Com, UGC-NET

Ms Nandini
Assistant Professor
M.Com., NET

Dr Aswin Alora
Assistant Professor
M.Com, UGC-NET, PGDFT, PGDRM, PhD (IIT Roorkee)


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