IGNOU MCom, Master of Commerce (M.Com.), Course Information, Eligibility

IGNOU MCom Master of Commerce, Indira Gandhi National Open University

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IGNOU MCom. Master of Commerce

The main objective of this programme is to equip the students with necessary conceptual, entrepreneurial and analytical skills required for handling the Business Operations, particularly in International Business. The curriculum focuses on the applied aspects of Business Operations.


A student has to complete the following 12 courses equivalent to 72 credits (1 credit is equal to 30 study hours) comprising of six core courses and six specialisation courses in International Business Operations.

Core Courses (6 credits each)

Course Code Title of the Course
MCO – 01 Organization Theory & Behaviour
MCO – 03 Research Methodology & Statistical Analysis
MCO – 04 Business Environment
MCO – 05 Accounting for Managerial Decisions
MCO – 06 Marketing Management
MCO – 07 Financial Management

Specialisation Courses in International Business Operations (6 credits each)

Course Code Title of the Course 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

To ensure flexibility, modular system is introduced with the following two exit points:

* Completion of six specialisation courses (IBO – 1 to IBO – 6) qualifies the student for the award of PG Diploma in International Business Operations. This Diploma is a stand alone Diploma and students can also take direct admission. If such students join M.Com. Programme later on, they have to complete the six core courses in order to get the M.Com degree.
* Completion of six core courses and six specialisation courses qualify the students for the award of Master of Commerce with specialisation in International Business Operations.

Min.age as on 1st Jan. of the Academic Year

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IGNOU MCom. Eligibility

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


It is offered in English medium.


The programme has been designed for a minimum duration of two years. Thus, a student can complete this programme within a minimum period of two years or a maximum period of five years. In case of failure to do so, the student will be required to re-register by paying the prescribed programme fee.

Programme Fee

Rs.3,700 in the first year and Rs.3,600 in the second year of study.

When to apply?

The advertisement inviting applications for admission to this programme is published in all leading newspapers in May/June every year. The last date to submit filled application is normally 31st July..

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