3 Reasons Why M.Com. is Better than MBA

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3 Reasons Why M.Com. is Better than MBA

Once you complete your B.Com degree, you have two options to pursue later: an M.Com. or an MBA.

MBA fetches a higher package, but after knowing a few facts, you’ll have second thoughts when you realise you can get the same package after pursuing M.Com. How? Read and find out.

First, let’s briefly discuss what these two courses are. Garden City University offers a comprehensive M.Com. course for all those interested in the promising field of commerce.

What is M.Com.?

After completing B.Com., for an M.Com. or Master of Commerce. This is a two-year programme where you enhance and elevate the skills and knowledge acquired during your undergraduate studies.

M.Com. enables thousands of students to get good career kickstarts in many industries. Several students choose this degree because of the return on investment, good postgraduate universities, and career opportunities.

What is MBA?

MBA, or Masters of Business Administration, is a two-year programme in business administration and management that helps you pursue a career in almost any industry in a managerial position.

Doubtless, it’s the most recognised and popular postgraduate degree in the country despite being so expensive. Although it ensures excellent job prospects, it’s not something every student can pursue even if they want to.

M.Com vs. MBA: Why Is M.Com Better?

1. Return on Investments

Pursuing an MBA from top business schools like IIM, XLRI, or Symbiosis can cost you around ₹15L to ₹20L, or even more. So, it’s clear that not every middle- or lower-class student can afford to pursue an MBA.

On the other hand, the total semester fees for pursuing M.Com. range between ₹1L to ₹2L at a government-regulated university. Even at a private university like Amity, you won’t have to pay more than ₹3L.

In terms of career prospects, you can expect a salary from ₹6L to ₹12L after completing an MBA. If you have excellent academic records, you may even get a package of ₹30 to ₹50L.

However, after completing your M.Com., you can get the same package of ₹5L to ₹10L. Considering the average student stats, it’s likely that your return on investments will be higher when you pursue an M.Com. rather than an MBA.

2. Be a Specialist

After studying B.Com. for three years, you would have gathered ample knowledge about commerce-related subjects and aspects like taxation, auditing, and accounting.

Elevating those skills and enhancing your knowledge on those specific subjects would give you a better edge in this competitive world with a high demand for commerce professionals.

In MBA, you’ll learn some new subjects and skills that help you make your way into the administrative business world. From operations to logistics, you’ll learn many new things.

However, M.Com. benefits you by upgrading the knowledge and skills you already have. So, why waste time learning something new when you can advance your existing knowledge? Hmm.. something to think about.

3. Skip the Overrated!

Today, you’ll find that every one out of three B.Com. graduates are pursuing or have obtained an MBA. With the availability of so many MBA colleges, the number of aspirants has increased. The math is simple: the more MBA graduates we produce, the more competition they will face to get good jobs despite investing so much money. Thus, it’s overrated, and you should skip it.

Pursuing M.Com. will give you an edge in the high-functioning business world and help you get jobs quickly.

Final Words

Of course, both M.Com. and MBA are excellent courses that can guide you to successful careers, but these few reasons can make you rethink why M.Com is better than MBA. So, think before you act.

Garden City University can prepare you for success with an M.Com. Click here to view the prospectus


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