MBA in Finance vs M.Com - Which course is better?


MBA with Finance specialisation and M.Com are two options for any commerce graduate. Each course has its own structure and focus, hence opting between the two purely depends on which career direction a graduate wants to take.

MBA in Finance

MBA finance is a management level program which offer specialization in Accounting and finance area. Students from any education background who are interested in finance can go for MBA Finance. All students who take up MBA Finance might not find it easy. As to study MBA Finance, a student needs to have outstanding logical ability, problem solving skills, exceptional communication ability etc.

Students who are taking up MBA Finance will be endowed with trained in most of the theories and practical application of accounting and financial techniques. This will enable students to develop qualities and later own turn out to be successful financial managers. Students can also take up international finance and management specializations in MBA. An MBA student with finance can easily find jobs in any of the reputed financial companies, banking sector, Share broking, insurance companies and also in corporate financial sectors. Some of the job profiles for a MBA Finance holder include

  • Accounting Managers
  • Cash Managers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Corporate Controllers
  • Credit Managers
  • Financial Managers or Financial Analysts
  • Investment Bankers
  • Investment Banking Associates
  • Investment Sales Associates and Traders
  • Management Consultants
  • Risk and Insurance Managers
  • Treasurers and Finance Officers

Some of the best known institutions which offer good education for MBA finance includes, IIMs, ICFAI, S.P.Jain, XLRI etc.


M.Com or Master of Commerce will help graduates after B.Com to develop in-depth knowledge in areas like accounting, finance, computers and E-business etc. This course is mainly intended for students who are currently in the entry level and are looking for further expansion of knowledge in their careers. In M.Com, students are given an option to major in any of the four specializations. Students who are interested to go for higher degree courses like in research or even doctorate level will get an advantage with this course.

With a degree in M.Com with high marks, students will be able to find employment as qualified accountants. Some of the other sectors were M.Com students can look for jobs in areas including

  • Auditing
  • Banking and finance
  • Electronic retailing
  • Funds management
  • Management consulting
  • Stock broking

In addition to this, students of M.Com can also look for jobs with the Government sector. UPSC is a major recruiter of M.Com students in to excellent posts in the central government offices. Some of the best colleges from where students can take up M.Com include Hindustan College, SNJB Ashrams College, IGNOU, and Calcutta University etc.

Key Difference between MBA in Finance and M.Com

MBA is considered as a general degree which enables students to learn about lot of areas. But most of these subjects will not provide students with in depth knowledge. The students of MBA specializing in a particular subject like Finance will get excellent experience and know-how in that particular field. An MBA is considered to be one of the most valued degrees all over the world, if it is from a reputed institution. One of the main differences between MBA Finance and M.Com is the fees of the course.

MBA is very costly when compared to M.Com. Were as, M.Com is a much more narrowed degree that permits students to specialize in a number of majors such as Finance, Marketing, and International Business etc. The focus is more on the Accounting and finance aspect in M.Com. An MBA candidate can easily enter in to the managerial positions after the completion of the course. An holder will require a good amount of experience to back them up as for entering in to a managerial position.

Which course is better?

MBA Finance and M.Com are both exceptional courses. It cannot be said which is better than the other as both the course have it own pros and cons. It is up the each student to decide upon, which course is better according to their career goal and interest.



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15 Responses to “MBA in Finance vs M.Com - Which course is better?”

  1. 15

    what percentage is required for proceeding MBA in finance in govt college in Bangalore university

  2. 14

    Im working in Private company.I don’t have much time for preparing .Pl suggest.Which course is easiest in ??Thanks in advance

  3. 13
    nizamoddin s sayyed:

    I want to joint mba in finance in part time which is required 2 year work experiance, and this year i am passed my graduation and now i am working in account department this 2year is in my hand than how to prepair for mba finance can i joint than after 2 year mba or other ple reply me sir what i do

  4. 12

    hlo sir i m rahul doing regular, final year from department of cdl univercity sirsa . After it mba is only one year with later enty nd next year i want to do mba finance from distance is it bettar for me or not plz sir guid me i should do mba finance from distance or regular mode plz sir guid me

  5. 11

    Job opertunity of applied electronics and instrumentation

  6. 10
    Rohan kiran d'silva:

    Sir presently im writing my 6th sem exam.
    Im good in acountancy, tax, costin and other practical subjects And also in law subject.
    I can understand english very well. But I does’nt hav fluence in talking in english.
    By looking at ma capacity can u plz suggest me which post graduation course I should prefer and also tel me why?. Thank you.

  7. 9

    please tell us MBA is better or M.COM tell us any one ?

  8. 8

    sir,presently i am doing am weak in maths and accounts.BUT I am strong in theory subjects compared to practical subjects.I am confused whether to do m.b.a or or c.s.In which course i will get better position and high salary.Please suggest me which one i should select.

  9. 7

    sir, i have done and presently i am doing mba .i choose as major paper finance but i have to slect HRM OR MARKETING MGMT. I CONFUSED . THEREFORE PLEASE SUGGEST ME WHICH ONE I SELECT

  10. 6
    Rana Awais: is better or ms accounting

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    PASS M. COM 40%

  12. 4

    Please inform about MBA courses offered by DAVV INDORE.Which course is better for good placement.Pl.also give rank of mba courses to select for admission during DAVV CET counselling2011.

  13. 3
    niraj kumar:

    i am passed in in 2003 and in 2009 and parsuing MBA from NIMS university jaipur. my date of birth day 05/06/1980. i am very frusted so please suggest good job.

  14. 2

    m com kannada midium

  15. 1
    Praful Narayan Mengane.:

    Hello Sir/Madam currently i am a F.Y.B.Com student. Actually i have commited to prepare for UPSC exam but if i fail then as an option should i join JNIT Finance institute which is approximately a 15 months class.Will it be my proper decision.