M. Com. Applied Finance and Accounting


The Department of Commerce, a pioneer in Commerce education in the District, aims at building total personality of the students and transforming young boys and girls into men and women for serving others, having competence, compassion, concern and commitment. The Department has a marked goodwill and reputation for having produced eminent scholars, industrialists, leaders and above all good human beings for the society. All these were possible due to the dedicated services of eminent and scholarly staff of the Department. The proposed M. Com. Course with specialization in applied finance and accounting is an added commitment to the cause of higher education with an aim of serving and fulfilling the objectives of the changing business world. The knowledge and professional approach in the field of finance and accounting is the need of the day to grasp business opportunities, to face business challenges and to educate the society. In this context, Master of Commerce in Applied Finance and Accounting, a specialized postgraduate programme is rightly designed to produce students with a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in Finance and Accounting.


M. Com. (Applied Finance and Accounting) is a two-year post graduation programme with four semesters designed to provide students with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the practical issues of accounting, financial instruments and their management. The programme lays strong emphasis on the analytical aspects of finance and accounting. Curriculum is carefully designed to strike a balance between theory and practice; therefore, the programme provides both rigor as well as the practical aspects of training in finance to students. Major objectives of M. Com. (Applied Finance and Accounting) programme are as follows:

  • To provide theoretical and practical knowledge in accounting and finance as expected by the industry and society in the changing environment.
  • To provide students with an exposure to the practical business world through industry – institution interaction in the field of finance and accounting.
  • To emphasise on innovation and research in finance and accounting through minor and major research projects.
  • To nurture standards of professional excellence, integrity, honesty and fairness.
  • To attract industries and institutions of repute for campus recruitment to provide employment to every student studying M. Com.

Scope of the Programme

M. Com. (Applied Finance and Accounting) is a specialized postgraduate Course in the field of Commerce which is unique and demanding in the present business world. Due to the opening up of the economy, large scale national and multinational financial institutions and industries have been established. Therefore, demand has been created in the business world for finance specialists/executives. Candidates choosing the finance and accounting specialization develop themselves as professional consultants in finance and accounting. The study of finance specialization strengthens postgraduates’ employability in the areas of financial management in both the corporate environment and government organizations. 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. At present there is no research being conducted in the field of finance due to lack of specialized Masters Degree Courses in Finance and Accounting. The proposed M. Com. Course will provide ample opportunity for research and innovation in Accounting and Finance which is really the need of the hour. The Course is definitely on par with MBA, CA, CFA, ACS and other advanced finance courses.


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.

Credit Based System

The programme follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a total of 100 credits. Each semester will have 25 credits. One choice based course of 4 credits shall be offered in the Third Semester of the programme within the faculty or across the faculty. Every course comprises of lecture – seminar – assignment – self-study – continuous assessment schedule. The minimum number of credits to be earned for the award of the degree is 100.

Special Practices of the Department

  • Guest Lectures on contemporary issues in Finance & Accounting
  • Association Activities like Quiz Competitions, Group Discussions, Debates, management events and so on.
  • Study Circle for preparing M.Com. students for Competitive Exams like Bank Exams, NET, SLET, JRF and so on.
  • Organisation of National Level Conferences, Seminars and Workshops for Commerce Faculty, Research Scholars and Commerce Students.
  • Promotion of research in the areas of Commerce and Management.

M. Com. Applied Finance and Accounting Curriculum

Semester I

Economic Environment & Policy
Management & Organisational Behaviour
Accounting Theory & Practice
Financial Management & Policy
Business Taxation
Business Statistics & Research Methodology

Semester II

Quantitative Techniques for Decision Making
Managerial Communication
Working Capital Management
Corporate Accounting & Reporting
Corporate Investment Decisions
Corporate Tax Planning

Semester III

Investment Planning & Management (CBCS Subject)
Computer Applications in Business
Legal Perspectives in Business
Special Paper I-Security Analysis & Equity Research
Special Paper II-Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring
Special Paper III-Investment Banking & Financial Services

Semester IV

Insurance & Banking Regulations
International Financial Management
Corporate Ethics, Law and Governance
Special Paper IV-Accounting for Managerial Decisions
Special Paper V-Derivatives & Risk Management
Special Paper VI-Portfolio Theory & Management
Project Work