Master of Commerce (M. Com)

  • Master of Commerce with specialization in Business and Technology Management
  • Master of Commerce with specialization in Sustainable Development for Business

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce started its Master of Commerce program from the academic year 1989-90.

As the college is committed to become a Center of Excellence offering courses in conventional and in emerging fields incorporating technology, research and an interdisciplinary approach, we are offering Master’s Program in Business and Technology Management and Sustainable Development for Business from the academic year 2021-22. The program is designed keeping in mind the UGC directives, NEP 2020, industry needs and student’s requirements. Businesses have undergone tremendous change globally. A locally developed solution today, has the potential of impacting global businesses. The businesses no more exist in silos but their impact is felt by people, planet and physical environment. Therefore, it is not enough to be innovative but it is equally essential to be sustainable. Sustainable innovative business solutions have become the need of the hour. We therefore, intend to make the students not only industry ready but planet ready and are dedicated to offer these courses enabling students to leverage technology for sustainable development. The entire program focuses to cater skill based outcomes, incorporating interdisciplinary aspect through generic electives and developing core competencies through discipline specific electives. The second year of the master’s program is majorly dedicated to research.


Features of the Program

  • Contemporary courses such as Introduction to Cloud and Big Data, Managing Business Crises, Sustainability and Rethinking Business, Supply Chain management and Reverse Logistics and Building Global Brands.
  • Interdisciplinary courses for two years Master’s program in commerce
  • The second years of Master’s program is dedicated to Research.

Program Outcome

PO 1 Domain Knowledge: Students will gain expertise to apply discipline specific knowledge to regional, national and global scenarios.

PO 2 Problem Solving: Students will be able to deduce a problem, derive inferences,test feasibility and devise solutions.

PO 3 Critical Thinking: Students will acquire the ability to critically analyze emerging trends and technology disrupting business and society, and be able to speculate its implications on various stakeholders.

PO 4 Receptive to New ideas: Students will become adept at lateral thinking,become receptive to new and alternative ideas, think strategically when encountering challenges and be able to perceive an issue/challenge holistically.

PO 5 Digital literacy: Students will be able to leverage business data and technology to business and social challenges.

PO 6 Environment & Sustainability: Students will appraise the idea of sustainability, develop positive attitude towards developmental challenges and facilitate solutions

PO 7 Research Related Skills: Students will be able to undertake independent research

PO 8 Team work and Leadership Readiness: Students will internalize the concept of diversity, collaborate and learn to lead with diverse groups and at diverse workplaces.

PO 9 Self-Directed and Lifelong learning: Students will become adept at self-learning tools and incorporate lifelong learning

PO 10 Moral and Ethical Awareness: Students will be able to manage self in the larger professional, personal and social life through development of strong moral and ethical behavior.

PO 11 Interdisciplinary Perspective: Students will be able to develop interdisciplinary perspective.


Program Specific Outcomes

Business and Technology Management

  • Ability to identify business needs, acquire and utilize resources and implement business processes.
  • Effectively use data and technology to facilitate and support group activities and processes.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the risks and mitigation strategies to business operations inherent in the implementation of information and communications technologies.
  • Evaluate ethical behavior and social responsibility at the personal, organizational, and societal levels.
  • Apply data information decision making and problem solving methods associated with management trends and issues.
  • Design, describe and maintain effective business models that enhance business strategic goals and decision-making processes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully establish, lead, manage and work in multidisciplinary teams.

Sustainable Development for Business

  • Students will be able to adopt a holistic view of development and devise solutions that create synergy between planet, people and profit.
  • Understand the importance and judicious use of technology for the sustainable growth of mankind in synergy with nature.
  • Students will exhibit the leadership capacity and teamwork skills for business decision making.
  • Cultivate a sense of civic responsibility, including reflection on the student's own role in developing and nurturing sustainable communities.
  • Develop a future-oriented perspective that focus on the significance of their decisions, choices and actions on the quality of life of present and future generations.

Eligibility:

The student who has passed any degree of this University or any other recognized University shall be admitted to M.Com. programme.


Intake Capacity:

  • The number of available seats are 120 (Excluding NRI & Foreign quota).
  • Admission will be given on the basis of merit. Merit lists will be prepared in accordance with the provisions of Admission Policy of the college.

Programme Details:

The M.Com. programme will be of Two years’ duration consisting of Two parts. i.e. Part I and Part II. Each part is having Two Semesters. The M. Com is of Four Semesters.

Master of Commerce (M. Com) is a 2 years’ postgraduate degree programme that carries a total of 80 credits.

Part Year SEMESTER SEMESTER
Part- I First year Semester - I Semester - II
Part- II Second year Semester - III Semester - IV

Course Credit Scheme Semester Wise:

M.COM Part I Semester 1
Semester 1 No. of Papers Credits Total Credits
Core 1 4 1*4 4
Generic Elective (Interdisciplinary) 1 4 1*4 4
Discipline specific Elective 3 4 3*4 12
20
M.COM Part I Semester 2
Semester 2 No. of Papers Credits Total Credits
Core 1 4 1*4 4
Generic Elective (Interdisciplinary) 1 4 1*4 4
Discipline specific Elective 3 4 3*4 12
20
M.COM Part II Semester 3
Semester 3 No. of Papers Credits Total Credits
Core 1 4 1*4 4
Research 2 4 2*4 8
Generic Elective (Interdisciplinary) 1 4 1*4 4
Discipline specific Elective 1 4 1*4 4
20
M.COM Part II Semester 4
Semester 4 No. of Papers Credits Total Credits
Generic Elective (Interdisciplinary) 1 4 1*4 4
Research 2 4 2*4 8
Master Thesis (Research) 4 8
20
Semester wise list of Courses SEMESTER I SEMESTER II Research Component added from Semester-III SEMESTER III SEMESTER IV
Core Business Networking and Negotiations Business Finance Core Managing Business Crisis ------
Interdisciplinary Electives Electives Electives Electives
(GROUP A) SPECIAL COURSE: BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Special 1 Innovation & Disruption Management Digital Transformation and Business Strategy Special 1 Dynamics of E-Retailing --------
Special 2 Building Global Brands in Digital Age Digital Governance Research Core-1 Insight into Social and Interdisciplinary research Academic Writing and Publication Ethics
Special 3 Introduction to Cloud & Big Data Business Leadership and Change Management Research Core-2 Working with Data:Research Methodology Case Studies in Business Research
Master Thesis
(GROUP B) SPECIAL COURSE: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR BUSINESS
Special 1 Rethinking Business: Today and Tomorrow Luxury fashion,Lifestyle & Sustainability Special 1 Social Accounting and Auditing ------------
Special 2 New Paradigms in Marketing Governance and Change Management for Sustainability Research Core-1 Insight into Social and Interdisciplinary research Academic Writing and Publication Ethics
Special 3 Operations and Supply Chain Management Co-creating workplaces for Future Research Core-2 Working with Data:Research Methodology Case Studies in Business Research
Master Thesis
Revised M.COM Structure -2021-2022

Credits, Examination and Evaluation Scheme:

  • The total credits of the Programme will be 80 credits.
  • Each course will carry 4 credits, except the Master thesis which will carry a total of 8 credits
  • Each course will be of 100 marks.
  • There will be 40-60 pattern of evaluation:
  • The students will have to undergo continuous assessment and therefore will be evaluated as follows:
    • 40 marks will be for internal evaluation consisting of mid semester projects and assignments.
    • 20 Marks Mid Semester MCQ Exam out of 40 Internal marks.
    • 60 marks will be allotted for external evaluation i.e. Final Semester End Examination.

Master Thesis:

Master thesisMaster thesis is compulsory for all the master’s students. Students will be required to writer their thesis based on the research area selected by the student under the guidance of the Guide/ Faculty. The viva -Voce will be conducted at the end of 4th Semester before the final Examination. There will be an Internal and External Examiner appointed by the college.