Degree Type: 

Master of Commerce

Department: 

Department of Accounting

Modes of Study: 

Regular

About Programme: 

 

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Entry Requirements: 

A First Degree candidate seeking admission to the MCom programme must:
1. Have obtained a good first degree (at least, a Second Class) in an appropriate field of study from a recognized academic institution.
2. Submit an official transcript of academic record
3. Submit, at least, two reference reports, one of which must be from a former lecturer.
4. Submit a proposal of 2-3 pages on the intended area of study, including a bibliography.
5. Satisfy any additional requirement prescribed by the College/Faculties/Schools/Institutes/Departments. These may include relevant work experience, a written entrance examination and/or an interview.

A Non-researched Master’s Degree candidate seeking admission to the MPhil/MCom programme must:
1. Have obtained a CGPA of 2.5 or better in the master’s course work.
2. Submit an official transcript of academic record.
3. Submit, at least, two reference reports, one of which must be from a former lecturer.
4. Submit a proposal of 2-3 pages on the intended area of study, including a bibliography.
5. any additional requirement prescribed by the College/Faculties/Schools/Institutes/Departments. These may include relevant work experience, a written entrance examination and/or an interview.

A master’s degree holder in areas other than business will be required to take relevant courses in the chosen area of specialization.
A successful applicant will be offered probationary admission as Postgraduate Research Student (PRS) for the first semester of the first year. Students may progress to the thesis phase in the second semester of the first year after having satisfied the following conditions:
  (i) Taken and passed all requisite background courses as may be prescribed by the Department.
  (ii) Successfully defended a research proposal before a Departmental Examining Panel.

Career Opportunities: 

The programme is set to equip students with managerial competence and skills required to deal with the current complex accounting issues in organisations. The philosophy behind the programme is to develop middle and top level accounting executives who have the ability to manage complex accounting situations, develop skills and competencies that enable them to make decisions in uncertain or ambiguous situations. The MCom (Accounting) degree programme is intended to encourage students to build upon their marketing skills as well as exercise the powers of innovation and creativity in developing their accounting careers.