The course is designed to enhance a holistic personality in graduates thus enabling them to succeed as professionals.


The Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) program in Dayananda Sagar University is designed to bridge the gap between conceptual learning and practical application to inculcate professional corporate expertise.

The curriculum has been suitably prepared to meet the challenging needs of the Indian corporates. A certain measure of flexibility has been built into the new system, which enables the students to make their own choice of subjects from a wide spectrum of courses. SCMS imparts business skills and provides knowledge and training ground that turns out high caliber, competent, versatile professionals.

Program Objectives:

  • To provide knowledge in the various areas of commerce related subjects.
  • To develop the skills of analyzing, evaluating problems and taking decisions.
  • To keep pace with dynamic industry changes and management practices and to enhance knowledge updates through technical workshops, seminars, guest lectures and internships
  • To ensure that the curriculum bridges the institution and industries expectations.


ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants from UK, founded in 1904. It has over 188,137 members and 480,813 students in 178 countries.

ACCA is a very relevant professional qualification for B.Com / M.Com/ MBA students as well as professionals in the field of finance & accounts, as its syllabus is updated regularly based on changing demands of employers. This course focuses on application and not on rote learning. Greatest advantage of this course is its flexibility, student can do it either full time or part time with work. One can attempt one paper at a time and there are 4 exam sessions a year.

ACCA has partnerships with several global accounting bodies which benefits a qualified student in getting membership to chartered accountancy bodies of other countries and practice there. ACCA also provides a dedicated career portal to support employability and is recognized by 7,400 approved employers globally. DSU has partnered with Globalfti a Gold Approved learning provider for ACCA in India for program delivery.


ACCA is the leading the way in the accountancy profession. Their expertise is widely recognised, and their input and opinion is sought by governments, professional bodies, academic institutions, employers and the media, worldwide.ACCA is the leading the way in the accountancy profession. Their expertise is widely recognised, and their input and opinion is sought by governments, professional bodies, academic institutions, employers and the media, worldwide.

ACCA qualifications are the gold standard in accountancy, opening doors to highly respected, interesting work in any sector. And their professional ACCA Qualification has been officially benchmarked to Master's level. This means their members can benefit from academic credit, and sometimes even public funding, if they want to further their studies.

Employers know they can expect a high global standard from ACCA professionals. ACCA had audit recognition in the UK since the 1930s and their partnerships allow our members to work internationally, complying with regulation in marketplaces worldwide. This makes them even more valuable to the businesses in which they, or their clients, work.

In 1974, ACCA received the UK Royal Charter, recognising the excellent quality of their core qualification.

Benefits of Doing B.Com + ACCA at DSU

Integrated program offering globally recognized accountancy qualification from UK.
Get industry relevant skills and qualification along with B.Com degree. Up to 6 ACCA paper exemptions with exemption fee waiver Benefits like reduced registration fees and annual subscription fees Placement assistance to students clearing ACCA exams.

Certified Management Accountant(CMA)

US CMA is a professional certification in finance & accounting relevant for success. Achieving the CMA demonstrates professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics – skills that are in demand by organizations around the world. Basically, CMAs can explain the “why” behind numbers, not just the “what”. The CMA degree gives greater credibility, higher earning potential, and ultimately a seat at the leadership table.

CMA is offered by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), US, and is a globally recognized, advanced-level credential appropriate for accountants and financial professionals in business. The CMA exams comprise the following two exam parts:

  • Part 1 – Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance & Control
  • Part 2 – Financial Decision Making


As an integrated program, the US CMA curriculum is covered over Semesters 1-4 (via 5 integrated subjects) and students are encouraged to clear the 2 CMA exam in Semester 4-5 before placements. Candidates who clear the CMA exams are eligible for differential placements with top MNCs in India and abroad.

Why 2 exams for US CMA vs. many exams on Indian professional qualifications?

US professional qualifications mandate a university degree, and given the fact that university education covers a vast majority of the content, the professional exam only focuses on the skill-gaps which are needed for the profession. Therefore, US professional qualifications like CMA / CPA “complement” university education and have lesser number of exams.
To the contrary, Indian professional qualifications (like Indian CA, CMA, CS, etc.) do not require university education. Therefore, these qualifications tend to “substitute” university education and have more exam papers to encompass what a candidate would have covered (or simultaneously covers) in a university degree.

How much does a CMA earn?

CMAs earn 47% more in the U.S. than professionals without the CMA. In fact, a 22-year-old CMA could enjoy more than $500,000 in additional lifetime earnings. More importantly, the certification is a pathway to a more successful business career: one that opens doors, builds confidence, closes skills gaps, and lets you tap into a network of 100,000 professionals around the globe. As our CMAs will tell you, it's an investment that pays a lifetime of dividends and lets you rise above the competition.

The results are in: IMA's Global Salary Survey and third-party studies confirm that CMAs get a career and earnings premium.

  • In the U.S., median total compensation is 47% higher for CMAs over peers without the CMA or CPA.
  • Globally, the median total compensation is 67% higher for CMAs over non-CMAs.
  • A 22-year-old who is not certified would need to work 10 years more to get the same lifetime earnings as a CMA

CMA: Everything You Need to Know

The CMA Exam: Two Parts covering 11 Competencies.

Part One: Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance, and Control

  • 15% External Financial Reporting Decisions
  • 30% Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting
  • 20% Performance Management
  • 20% Cost Management
  • 15% Internal Controls

Part Two: Financial Decision Making

  • 25% Financial Statement Analysis
  • 20% Corporate Finance
  • 20% Decision Analysis
  • 10% Risk Management
  • 15% Investment Decisions
  • 10% Professional Ethics

Pass Rates

  • 50% pass rate globally
  • 4,000 CMAs granted each year on average
  • 55,000 CMAs awarded to date, each and everyone earned through testing


CMA is the US equivalent of the Indian Cost Accountant qualification from The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (formerly ICWAI).

CMAs have knowledge of:

  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Internal Controls
  • Risk Management
  • Cost Management
  • Performance Management
  • Decision Analysis
  • Professional Ethics

The credentials and knowledge base of a CMA is a big advantage when working with MNCs, financial services or consulting firms

Career opportunities for CMAs include but are not limited to:

  • Multi-national companies
  • Financial services or consulting firms
  • US-based firms & organizations

Opportunities for CMAs are boundless as they often expand their careers beyond the traditional management accounting realm to provide related services for many different types of organizations

About the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), Wiley and Miles Education:

IMA is present globally with offices in US, Europe, Middle East, China and Singapore, and members across 140+ countries. In India, IMA works in collaboration with Wiley (global partner for official IMA study materials) and Miles Education (IMA’s approved training provider for CMA) to help you prepare for the US CMA exams.

IMA also has a MoU with ICWAI (now Institute of Cost Accountants of India) for mutual recognition of US and Indian CMA's.

IMA-Miles’ key corporate tie-ups for CMA training/placement:

  • Accenture
  • AIG
  • American Express
  • Aon
  • Axa
  • Capgemini
  • Caterpillar
  • Cognizant
  • Cummins
  • Deloitte
  • Electronic Arts
  • EY
  • Flextronics
  • Genpact
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • Maersk
  • Northern Trust
  • VMware
  • WNS
  • World Bank