Master of Commerce (MCom)

Updated on 02 May, 2013

Master of Commerce (MCom)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 11,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Graduates in any discipline or equivalence from a recognised university are eligible for admission to the M.Com. Programme.


Medium of Instructions: English/ Hindi

School of Management Studies, the biggest business school in Open Learning System in the world, has developed an innovative programme Master of Commerce (M.Com) with specialisation in International Business Operations. The main objective of this programme is to equip the students with necessary conceptual, entrepreneurial and analytical skills required for handling the Business Operation, particularly in International Business. The curriculum focusses on the applied aspects of Business Operations.

The salient features of this programme are as follows:

  • Focus on operational areas of Business Activities
  • Course designed and prepared by top-notch academia in the field of Commerce
  • Students centred multimedia learning materials
  • Strong students support services
  • Regular teleconferencing
  • Opportunity to interact with the leading experts through the teleconferencing

First Year

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 IBO-1  International Business Environment  6
 IBO-2  International Marketing Management  6
 IBO-3  India's Foreign Trade  6
 IBO-4  Export Import Procedures and Documentation  6
 IBO-5  International Marketing Logistics  6
 IBO-6  International Business Finance  6

Second Year

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MCO-1  Organisation Theory and Behaviour  6
 MCO-03  Research Methodology and Statistical Analysis  6
 MCO-04  Business Environment  6
 MCO-05  Accounting for Managerial Decisions  6
 MCO-06  Marketing Management  6
 MCO-07  Financial Management  6

Schedule of Operations

Even if the university does not send any communication for re-registration in 2nd year M.Com, you are advised to make use of the course registration form printed in this Programme Guide.

Year – Wise Scheme of Courses

July – December Session January – June Session

1st Year – Specialisation Courses IBO-I, IBO-2, IBO-3 IBO-4, IBO-5, IBO-6

2nd Year – Core Courses MCO-1, MCO-3, MCO-4 MCO-5, MCO-6, MCO-7

Admission to 2nd Year M.Com

After the 1st year, whether you pass/attempt first year examinations or not, you are eligible to seek admission to 2nd year M.Com by submitting the Course Registration Form as per the schedule notified by the university. Normally, the university sends the Course Registration Form in the month of January, which is to be submitted to the university on or before 31st March along with a fee of Rs. 4000. However, the form will be accepted upto 30th April with a late fee of Rs. 200, upto 31st May with Rs. 500 late fee and upto 20th June with Rs. 1000 late fee.

Evaluation System

The evaluation system consists of two components: 1) continuous evaluation through assignments, and 2) term-end examination. In the final result, assignment (continuous evaluation) carry 30% weightage, while term-end examination carries 70% weightage.

The following is the scheme of evaluation and awarding divisions:

I Division - 60% and above

II Division - 50% to 59.9%

Pass - 40% to 49.9%

Unsuccessful - Below 40%

You are required to score at least 40% marks in both continuous evaluation (assignments) as well as the term-end examination. The score of continuous evaluation and term-end examination are not complementary to each other for qualifying a course.

Term-end Examinations

As stated earlier, term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and it carries 70% weightage in the final result. The University conducts term-end examination twice a year i.e., in June and December. You can take the examination after completion of the course. Whenever you are repeating examination you can appear either in June & December. In case you fail to get a pass score in the Term-end Examination, you will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that courses as and when it is held, within the total span of the programme.

Eligibility for Examination: To be eligible to appear at the Term-end Examination in any course, you are required to fulfil the following four conditions:

1) You should have paid registration fee for that year.

2) You should have opted and pursued the prescribed course.

3) You should complete the submission of assignment for the respective course.

4) You should submit the examination form with a fee of Rs. 50 per course in time (which is explained later).

Examination Date Sheet: Examination date sheet (Schedule which indicates the date and time of examination for each course) is sent to all the Study Centres approximately 5 months in advance. The same is also notified sheet for June examinations is sent in the month of January/February and for December examination in the month of July/August.

Examination Form: It is an essential pre-requisite for you to submit the Examination Form for taking examination in any course. Copies of the examination forms are available at Study Centres/Regional Centres/Student Registration and Evaluation Division at Headquarters. Only one form is to be submitted for all the courses in one term-end examination. You have to pay term-end examination fee of Rs. 50 per course along with the application form. Examination fee (Rs. 50 per course) along with late fee (if any) shall be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of 'IGNOU' and payable at New Delhi.

Regional Centres: