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BS accounting and finance blends together accounting and finance in business organization. To understand the complex and dynamic financial world it is imperative to be skeptical in both finance and accounting. On a day to day basis the course allows mixing and sharing of experiences with a diverse group of people-all of who havea common interest in finance and accounting. The program aims to produce high quality graduates who are both critical and innovative. It would further aim to produce high technical skills as well as well developed and polished decision making and problem solving skills. The program will be structured around three core areas. Accounting: Financial and management accounting will be studied from a local as well as international perspective. Courses like taxation and auditing will also be offered to give the graduates an insight in to the accounting practices. Finance: A thorough understanding of principles of corporate finance, financial institutions and investment will be provided so that the student can adapt themselves to the ever evolving financial markets. Business and Economics: A complete understanding of the principles of business will be developed by studying such subjects as marketing, management, communications and information technology.

 

Focus Area

At the moment the accountancy and finance industry is experiencing a severe shortage of experts and trained workforce, which is resulting in a bad reputation for the accountancy and finance sector in Pakistan and the world at large. This program would help to form the basis for collaboration and support by closely working with the ACCA certification body. The department is trying to take exemption from ACCA for the graduating students of this program, by which the students will only have to appear in 4-5 modules to get the ACCA certification. Another benefit of this program would be the acquisition of a university degree as well as the ACCA certification. A primary objective of this degree is to develop knowledgeable and capable executives and workforce to move quickly to key positions in the financial services sector and to demonstrate the skills necessary to tackle problems within the complex world of international finance and accountancy. Also it is to prepare and implement findings directed at the evaluation of corporate, market, investment and risk management situations. Following are the key objectives.

  • A systematic understanding of knowledge in accountancy and finance and provision of interface between the knowledge and practice
  • A critical awareness of current problems and new insight in Accountancy and finance
  • A comprehensive practical understanding of the techniques of enquiry and research used in the sector, and how they are used to create and interpret knowledge.

Program Description

BS accounting and finance blends together accounting and finance in business organization. To understand the complex and dynamic financial world it is imperative to be skeptical in both finance and accounting. On a day to day basis the course allows mixing and sharing of experiences with a diverse group of people-all of who havea common interest in finance and accounting. The program aims to produce high quality graduates who are both critical and innovative. It would further aim to produce high technical skills as well as well developed and polished decision making and problem solving skills. The program will be structured around three core areas.

Accounting: Financial and management accounting will be studied from a local as well as international perspective. Courses like taxation and auditing will also be offered to give the graduates an insight in to the accounting practices.

Finance: A thorough understanding of principles of corporate finance, financial institutions and investment will be provided so that the student can adapt themselves to the ever evolving financial markets. Business and Economics: A complete understanding of the principles of business will be developed by studying such subjects as marketing, management, communications and information technology.

Application and admission

12 years of education in relevant field with a minimum of 60% marks in intermediate or equivalent. The applicant will be required to clear NTS NAT test with a minimum of 50% marks

Scheme of Studies

 

Program Contents

 

Category

Number of Courses

Credit Hours

Cumulative Credit Hours

Business-Core Courses

35

3 each

105

Humanities Elective Courses

1

3 each

3

Finance Electives

4

3 each

12

Accounting Electives

4

3 each

12

Information Technology Electives

1

3each

3

Total

45

 

135

 

Core Courses

Serial No

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hours

Prerequisite

Reference Books/Material

 

Theory

Lab

Total

1.       

ACC201

Cost and Management Accounting

3

0

3

MGT132

Teacher Dependent

2.       

ACC300

Contemporary Taxation

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

3.       

ACC301

Intermediate Financial Accounting

3

0

3

MGT131

Teacher Dependent

4.       

CSC401

Computing for Management

3

1

2

 

Teacher Dependent

5.       

ECO400

Business Economics

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

6.       

ECO501

Econometrics Theory and Applications

3

0

3

ECO400

Teacher Dependent

7.       

FIN300

Financial Institutions and Markets

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

8.       

HUM102

Report Writing Skills

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

9.       

HUM110

Islamic Studies

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

10.   

HUM111

Pakistan Studies

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

11.   

HUM400

Business Communication

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

12.   

LAW201

Business Law

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

13.   

LAW300

Corporate Law

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

14.   

MGT100

Introduction To Business

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

15.   

MGT101

Introduction to Management

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

16.   

MGT131

Financial Accounting

3

0

3

MGT132

Teacher Dependent

17.   

MGT132

Principles of Accounting

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

18.   

MGT161

Quantitative Analysis for Management I

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

19.   

MGT162

Quantitative Analysis for Management II

3

0

3

MGT161

Teacher Dependent

20.   

MGT210

Fundamentals of Marketing

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

21.   

MGT232

Business Finance

3

0

3

MGT100

Teacher Dependent

22.   

MGT300

Organizational Behavior

3

0

3

MGT101

Teacher Dependent

23.   

MGT301

Research Tools and Techniques

3

0

3

MGT161

Teacher Dependent

24.   

MGT315

Financial Reporting

3

0

3

MGT132

 

25.   

MGT330

Financial Management

3

0

3

MGT232

Teacher Dependent

26.   

MGT370

Auditing

3

0

3

MGT131

Teacher Dependent

27.   

MGT380

Global Business Management

3

0

3

MGT101

Teacher Dependent

28.   

MGT401

Corporate Governance

3

0

3

MGT101

Teacher Dependent

29.   

MGT403

Entrepreneurship

3

0

3

MGT131

Teacher Dependent

30.   

MGT500

Internship

3

0

3

 

 

31.   

MGT502

Accounting Information System

3

0

3

CSC401

Teacher Dependent

32.   

MGT527

Strategic Management Control

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

33.   

MGT531

Investment and Portfolio Management

3

0

3

MGT330

Teacher Dependent

34.   

MGT535

Corporate Finance

3

0

3

MGT330

Teacher Dependent

35.   

MGT582

International Financial Management

3

0

3

MGT330

Teacher Dependent

 

List of Optional Electives

Accounting Electives

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hours

Prerequisite

Reference Books/Material

Theory

Lab

Total

ACC500

Advance Management Accounting

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

ACC530

Issues in Financial Accounting

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

ACC534

Issues in Management Accounting

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

ACC555

Seminar in Accounting

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

ACC556

Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

ACC557

Strategic Management Accounting

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

MGT503

Advance Auditing

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

MGT538

Business Taxation

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

 

Finance Electives

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hours

Prerequisite

Reference Books/Material

Theory

Lab

Total

FIN549

Islamic banking and Finance

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

FIN550

Derivatives and Financial Risk Management

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

FIN560

Financial Econometrics

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

FIN561

Advance Financial Markets and Institution

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

MGT 526

Marketing Financial Services

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

 

Humanities Electives

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hours

Prerequisite

Reference Books/Material

Theory

Lab

Total

HUM220

Introduction to Psychology

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

HUM221

International Relations

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

HUM223

Introduction to Philosophy

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

HUM320

Introduction to Sociology

3

0

3

 

Teacher Dependent

 

Information Technology Electives

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hours

Prerequisite

Reference Books/Material

Theory

Lab

Total

CSC501

Seminar in IT for business

3

0

3

CSC 401

Teacher Dependent

CSC 561

Knowledge Management and Information Technology

3

0

3

CSC401

Teacher Dependent

CSC 572

Managing Business Databases

3

0

3

CSC401

Teacher Dependent

CSC573

Business Management Information System

3

0

3

CSC 401

Teacher Dependent

 

1.      Provide Course Content Details

Course Title

Course Objectives and Topics Covered

Core Courses

Micro Economics

The objectives of this course are to give students knowledge about the micro economics theories and the different concepts regarding this course. An introduction to microeconomics, the study of the price system and resource allocation, problems of monopoly, and the role of government in regulating and supplementing the price system. Market forces i.e demand and supply; which play pivotal role in markets are discussed with special emphasis on product market and factor market.

 

Introduction to Business

The objective of the course revolves around the development of a business plan. The contents of the course are focused on the structure of a business plan, and are organized in to the different parts. It explains how to establish a business, how to choose a type of business, and how to establish ethics guidelines for the business. This course describes how the business environment (economic, industrial, and global conditions) can affect a business. It also focuses on the management of a business, including marketing and financial management aspects along with other business topics.

 

Introduction to Management

Objective of the course is to give the students an understanding of the complexity of organizations and management. The course covers both micro & macro perspectives which include the Manager’s role, the historical context of organization & management, the external environmental and competitive analysis, putting an organization together. It purports to inculcate the problem solving process approach and to develop the strategic and tactical thinking amongst the students.

 

 

Macro Economics

The objectives of this course are to give students knowledge about the macro economics theories and the different concepts regarding this course. An introduction to macroeconomics, the study of total output and employment, inflation, economic growth, and introduction to international trade and development. The topics like fiscal policy, monetary policy, price policy, international trade policy are covered completely, keeping in mind the overall macro level environment of the economy.

 

Report Writing Skills

This course has been specifically designed to meet the writing needs of students aiming for a specialization in areas of Management. The aims and objectives of this particular course are to introduce course participants the importance, needs, varieties, and technicalities of business reports. Aspects of written business reports such as organization, contents, impact, and style will be highlighted. Students will aim for proficiency in writing letters, memos, messages, resumes and applications etc. Students will learn basic writing techniques such as: how to use an active voice, how to apply the 7 C's of writing, how to avoid using jargon or offensive phrases and how to write with a YOU attitude. They will also learn about the proper formats for letters, memos and proposals. By the end of this course, students will be able to write clear, concise business correspondence with style and confidence

Pakistan Studies

The course seeks to provide an appreciation and understanding of the cultural, historical and socio-political heritage of Pakistan. The course will instills in the students a sense of sacrifices which have been made by many to establish Pakistan as an independent country. At the same time, students are encouraged to develop analytical and interpretative skills, and are challenged to evaluate and analyze points arising from the course contents in a balanced and logical manner.

Fundamental of Marketing

This course is aimed at increasing an awareness of relevance of modern marketing thought for students as consumers and as marketing practitioners. This basic course of marketing forms the foundation for advanced course work and practice in business. In this university level course we study both theory and practice to help us understand the field by reading what others have learned and examining models they have constructed to help explain how things work in the field.

 

Business Communication

This course introduces conceptual and analytical tools that facilitate decisions about written communication in organizations. In the managerial perspective, it focuses on the complex role-playing and writing in key management activities. Students learn how to apply primary and secondary research to quarter-long, individual projects resulting in a variety of reports: proposals, progress reports, feasibility studies, business plans. It covers in depth the methods for organizing ideas, processing and analyzing data, formatting information, understanding audience needs, and developing a professional communication style.

 

Business Finance

The focus of the course is learning that how a corporate manager can evaluate prospective investments. This course involves learning the concepts and techniques necessary to evaluate the time value of money, compounding, annuities, perpetuities, bond prices, stock prices, net present value, concepts of risk and return, diversification, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, financial statement analysis, working capital management and leverage. The students will also learn about capital markets that provide these funds, in theoretical and practical frameworks in various developed and developing markets.

Cost Accounting

The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to cost accounting concepts, including systems for job-order and process costing. Special problems related to cost-volume-profit relationships will be studied in depth, with emphasis placed on the budgeting process and methods of analyzing cost accounting data for managerial planning and control purposes. Cost Accounting is designed to acquaint the student with accounting data and its internal uses at various levels of management. The students will also learn how to accumulate product costs in a manufacturing environment and will be able to segregate cost by behavior.

Corporate Law

The objective of the course is to introduce the main principles governing the operation of companies. Students are to appreciate, inter alia, the rules governing the incorporation of companies, how this corporate personality operates, how this business vehicle fits in with the broader framework of the outside world, questions of funding and what comprises good corporate governance. Topics include the following: incorporation; relations between the company and the outside world, including ultra vires and agency; relations within the company, including the effect of the memorandum and articles, member's rights, director's duties, and enforcement of corporate rights; corporate finance; corporate insolvency and winding up.

Financial Management

This course focuses on the study of the major principles and practices applied in business financial management and examining theoretical and practical issues in financial decision making process. In this course the Particular attention will be given to the areas of capital budgeting, capital structure and cost of capital, dividend policy and working capital management. Topics like risk analysis, long-term debt- and equity financing as well as lease financing will also be the part of course.

Research Tools And Techniques

The general aim of this course is to equip students to carry out simple market surveys. This course include the topics how to design, develop and implement questionnaires, applying these and other forms of market research techniques to the project work they will be involved. Case studies are used both to demonstrate and as a basis for learning by doing. Topics include: narrowing down research interests to manageable and valid research proposals, proposal-writing, using quantitative and qualitative techniques complementarily, interviewing and other fieldwork challenges. Including evaluation and research methodology; the behavior of organizations, whether public-sector bureaucracies, firms, or NGOs; the politics and political economy of the planning world.

Marketing Management

The objective of this course is to give knowledge to the students regarding marketing management practices. Marketing management deals with three major areas of marketing practices, planning, environmental scanning, evaluation of competitor’s position, and what to produce, how to sell and the rationale behind market segmentation, strategy formulation; and product positioning are discussed in detail. It involves workforce in sales and promotional activities, and controlling: development of procedures of effective control of all planned marketing activities with reference to 5 Ps of marketing.

Entrepreneurship

The course will deliver the most modern contents of entrepreneurship fundamentals, management and its applications. Its contents examine the structure of large organization with special focus on the increasing global importance of small and medium enterprises. Its contents cover all legal documentation, registration process, organization structure development and execution of public organization dealing and relationship.

 

Financial Institutions

The objective of this course will be to focus on the behavior of major financial institutions, including banking and non-banking financial institutions, and their role in the intermediation process as suppliers of funds to the money and capital markets. This course examines the form and function of various financial markets and the manner in which financial institutions seek to use these markets to accomplish strategic corporate objectives. In addition, we will examine how financial institutions trade various financial claims within the capital market to tailor their risk-return profile in order to enhance capital value.

Islamic History

Humanity at the dawn of Islam. Brief survey of major world civilizations, with special emphasis on their intellectual humanistic and special instructions, their impacts on world history. Advent of Islam: Light and teachings of Holy Prophet, Foundation of a new and revolutionary world order institutions of Islam; political, social, economic and legal structure of Islamic polity. In this course students will learn about the early conquests of the Khulafai Rashideen, administrative and legal structure of state political ideological differences and the emergence of Umayyad, expansion and consolidation of the empire. The grandeur of Islam: philosophical, scientific and literary progress of the Muslims during the Abbasid period. Islam in Spain and Africa, Muslim achievements in natural and social sciences, schools of Baghdad, Spain and Iran, Muslim contribution to history, science, medicines and other branches of human civilization. Muslim arts: Muslim’s contributions in architecture, music, painting, handi crafts, and poetry. Renaissance and reformations: origin of this intellectual revelation, contribution of Muslim universities and seminaries in Spain and Baghdad. Modern world: Impact of Islam on western thoughts, social institutions and economic policies.

Contemporary Taxation

An Examination of the basic tax principles applying to corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. Primary emphasis will be placed on the taxation of corporation and partnership.

Intermediate Financial Accounting

In this course, students examine the liability and equity sections of the balance sheet. Key concepts include current and other liabilities, long term liabilities, dilutive securities and earnings per share (EPS), income taxes, pension and other employee future benefits, leases, accounting change and error analysis, statement of cash flows, and full disclosure in financial reporting.

Computing for Management

This course is an introduction to a broad class of computer issues. It is designed for students who are not CS majors and who have had little or no previous experience with computers. Introduction to Computers and computing; Classification of computers; Elements of computers; Basic Computer Architecture; Control Unit; Arithmetic & Logical Unit (ALU operations); Main Memory (ROM,RAM, Cache);CPU Operation; The Registers; Input & Output Devices; Storage Media; Data Representation; Software Concepts; System Software ; Operating Systems; Basic Input Output Software (BIOS);Disk Operating system; Windows 95/98/XP/2000;Application Software; Data base Management Systems; Communication System; Security Issues; Threats to computers & communication systems; Computer Networks; Internets; Artificial Intelligence-Commerce ;Computer Labs; Word processing tools & Internet; Databases ;Spreadsheet; Presentation tools; User Designed Application Software.

Econometrics Theory and Applications

The objective of this course is to provide the students with an advanced training in econometric theory. This course enables students to apply most of the modern econometric tools in empirical studies and, also, to understand and evaluate important econometric issues such as multicollinearity, Heteroscedasticity, Autocorrelation, nature, causes and consequences of autocorrelation, The Breusch-Godfrey LM test, Durbin-Watson and other tests, resolving autocorrelation, computer applications, Time Series Econometrics, Stationary Time Series, Unit Roots and Cointegration, Vector Auto regression (VAR), problems with VAR, unit root tests, cointegration, augmented Engle-granger test, VAR and cointegration, cointegration and error-correction models, the short run and long run causality.

 

Business Law

To introduce students to the corporate environment and rules governing those businesses and corporations of the 21st century. The objective of the course is to introduce the main principles governing the operation of companies. Students are to appreciate, inter alia, the rules governing the incorporation of companies, how this corporate personality operates, how this business vehicle fits in with the broader framework of the outside world, questions of funding and what comprises good corporate governance. Topics include the following: incorporation; relations between the company and the outside world, including ultra vires and agency; relations within the company, including the effect of the memorandum and articles, member's rights, director's duties, and enforcement of corporate rights; corporate finance; corporate insolvency and winding up.

Financial Accounting

This course is designed to acquaint students with accounting issues and conventions and to develop the ability to evaluate and use accounting data. The course is an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of accounting as applicable to both merchandising and service oriented business. Major emphasis is laid on analyzing business transactions, their recording and preparing of end results through trial balance and adjusting entries leading to periodic Financial statement.

Principles of Accounting

This course emphasizes accounting theory and practical applications in selected areas.  Such areas include partnership, branches, business combinations, consolidated financial statements, segment reporting, forecasts, multinational companies, bankruptcy, and accounting for government units and other nonprofit entities. 

Quantitative Analysis for Management I

The course provides an elementary introduction to probability and statistics with applications. Topics include basic probability models, random variable, discrete and continuous distribution, statistical estimation and testing, confidence intervals, and an introduction to linear regression.

Quantitative Analysis for Management II

At the end of this course the students will be able to understand the common statistical practices by presenting real-world applications from the fields of business, economics, finance, operations research, and management science, understand the application of statistics in various fields of management sciences, e.g. quality control or total quality management, data analysis etc. The collection and analysis of quantitative data drives some of the most important conclusions that are drawn in today's business world, such as the preferences of a customer base, the quality of manufactured products, the marketing of products, and the availability of financial resources. As a result, it is essential for the students of management science to have the knowledge and skills to interpret and use statistical techniques in various scenarios. Role of inferential statistics in Management sciences Applications of sampling theory and types of sampling, Methods of drawing sample by using different sampling techniques. Theory and applications of Central limit theorem, Role of estimation in business, point estimates, properties of point estimate, Interval estimates, confidence interval and its applications, interval estimates for population mean from large sample. Interval estimates for population mean from small sample, Interval estimates of the population proportion for large sample. Determining the sample size in estimation, Introduction to testing of hypothesis, basic procedure for testing of hypothesis. Forecasting by regression models. Analysis of regression model. Correlation Study, Applications of Chi-Square, Chi-Square as a test of independence, Inference about the population variance, ANOVA, Applications of non-parametric tests, Applications of decision theory in the field of business, Decision tree analysis, Statistical quality control. Statistical analysis by SPSS .

Organizational Behavior

The course covers the theory and practice of making organizations more effective by changing individual attitudes and behaviors, group relationships, and organizational cultures. In this course students will gain an understanding of organizations, how they work, and the people in them. Theory and models of organizational behavior; individual, interpersonal, and group dynamics; influence; motivations; communications; change and change management; and organizational climate will be presented.

Financial Reporting

The major objectives of this course are to develop an understanding of the concepts, principles and conventions upon which financial accounting is based, and analyzing business transactions, their recording and preparing of end result through trial balance and adjusting entries leading to periodic Financial Statements. Financial Accounting is principally concerned with the construction and interpretation of financial reports prepared for external parties to the issuing firm or entity. The course further examines notes and accounts receivables; plant assets; liabilities; partnerships; corporations; international transactions; cash flow statements; and a review of the budget process and responsibility accounting. Consideration will be given to accounting techniques and the formulation of financial reports; however, the course will focus on understanding accounting policies, their rationale and the implications for users of the financial accounting information. The user orientation approach will include interpretation and assessment of financial statements.

Auditing

Study of the auditing environment, including legal liability and professional ethics begins with the concept of auditing and the auditing profession. Additional topics concerning the audit process, including control, evidence, sampling and specific audit procedures are examined. In addition the nature and types of auditors reports are studied.

Global Business Management

The objective of the course is to create awareness amongst students about complexity and dynamic nature of international business, and build their capacity to think and respond strategically. This subject provides a detailed introduction to management within an international business perspective. Business is becoming increasingly global and firms require managers who understand and can resolve the challenges faced in surviving and succeeding in this competitive, diverse and dynamic environment. The subject seeks to integrate a range of management disciplines including economics, global finance, marketing, operations management, and socio-cultural and political sciences, into a program focused on the application of such disciplines to real business challenges. Managers capable of operating effectively in this environment will have truly global skills and will enhance their career prospects in today’s exciting international business context.

Corporate Governance

This course explains and evaluates the principles of financing and investment decisions and their application to a broad range of contemporary management and business policy concerns and challenges. This course must limit its attention to a defined area of finance, and the filed covered by this has a distinctly corporate focus, examine issues primarily from a managerial view point. 

Internship

Student dependent

Accounting Information System

Concept of responsive information systems. The accounting user viewpoints are stressed. Topic include, data base concepts, internal control, technology of information systems, use of system techniques, accounting information application, management use of information, management of information systems, systems analysis and design, and auditing of accounting information systems.

Strategic Management Control

The subject provides a detailed introduction to management within an international business perspective. Business is becoming increasingly global and firms require managers who understand and can resolve the challenges faced in surviving and succeeding in this competitive, diverse and dynamic environment. The subject seeks to integrate a range of management disciplines including economics, global finance, marketing, operations management, and socio-cultural and political sciences, into a program focused on the application of such disciplines to a real business challenges. 

Investment and Portfolio Management

The course is design to examine the role of financial institution and economic activities. In depth evaluation analysis recognizing that the value of assets may depend on who controls them. Portfolio theory with applications to the markets is applied for equities, fixed income securities options, risk analysis and investment strategies. 

Corporate Finance

The objectives of this course are to explain and evaluate the principles of Financing and investment decisions and their application to a broad rang of contemporary management and business policy concerns and challenges.  This course must limit its attention to a defined area of finance, and the field covered by this course has a distinctly corporate focus, examining issues primarily from a managerial view point.

 

International Financial Management

The course is designed to provide a rigorous understanding of the International Financial Mechanism, International Trade, Balance of Payments, Market for foreign Exchange and Exchange rate determination, Government influence on exchange rate, floating, managed float and fixed exchange rate systems. Further topics would be: To minimize the uncertainty of exchange rate fluctuation, the topic of forecasting exchange rate is also included in the course. The course also focuses on the role of a financial manager in international perspective. The risk to the firm, due to exchange rate fluctuations is divided into Economic, transaction, and translation exposure. For each of these areas, attempt is made to answer the questions like: why and how do fluctuating exchange rates place the multinational firm at risk? What can the firm do to minimize the risk associated with fluctuating exchange rates?

 

Accounting Electives

Advance Management Accounting

This course provides advanced topics in cost accounting. It covers topics related to cost issued to related to multinational enterprises (MNE’s). It also covers both capital and operational cost strategies of MNE’s. issues like transfer pricing are also covered.

Issues in Financial Accounting

Examination of major aspects of corporate financial reporting by management under both international accounting standards and generally accepted accounting principles. It includes coverage of disclosures required for traded securities, tax aspects of mergers and acquisition, auditing of business financial reports, and impacts of financial reporting on managerial behavior, financial analysis and auditing.

Issues in Management Accounting

Examination of major aspects of corporate financial reporting by management under both international accounting standards and generally accepted accounting principles. It includes coverage of disclosures required for traded securities, tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions auditing of business financial reports, and impacts of financial reporting on managerial behavior, financial analysis and auditing.

Seminar in Accounting

The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with current development in the field of accounting and finance. Initially survey of literature is stressed and presentations and discussions are focused on. In later stages contemporary methodologies are scrutinized.

Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

This course will help you understand how firms communicate through financial statements. We will discuss how accounting regulations and managerial discretion influence the presented financial statements. You will learn how to use financial statement analysis as an integral part of the strategic analysis of firms. You will understand how to interpret financial statement, analyze cash flow, make judgments about earnings quality and uncover hidden assets and liabilities.

Strategic Management Accounting

This course will equip students with an understanding of the type of costs incurred by companies in their business cycle mainly manufacturing and services sector. The focus of the course will be To develop the skills in students so that are be able to make proper distinction between different types of costs, to equip the students with emerging new concepts and its application in the field of managerial accounting, to develop the skills in students to design the costing system that help in decision making.

Advance Auditing

This course is the advance version of the auditing with comprehensive insights on concepts and issues in today’s complex business environment. This course involves the study of advanced topics and contemporary issues in auditing. It examines the role of professions in society and the need for, and nature of, auditing in the public and private sectors. It aims to provide students with a conceptual and ethical framework within which to evaluate existing systems and address practical problems. An essential part of the performance of an audit is the exercise of technical and ethical judgment. The development of judgment emerges from participation and experience for which this course is not a substitute. However, students should expect to be able to apply the material learned to problems they will encounter when they enter professional practice.

Business Taxation

To introduce students to the concept of taxation, tax structure, how it affects the corporate decision making, how companies manages its operations to minimize taxes. The course is designed with an aim to introduce students to basics of tax concepts and types of taxpayers, to emphasize the role of taxation in the business decision-making process, and to provide students with the ability to conduct basic tax-planning. This course will provide the student with an approach to both prepare and interpret the income tax liability and expense on financial statements in accordance with Income Tax Ordinance 2001 and Income Tax Rules. The calculation of both 'current' and 'future' income taxes will be reviewed. There will also be an introduction to ‘Sales Tax’.

Finance Electives

Islamic banking and Finance

Objectives of this course are to teach students how to develop new Islamic financial instruments to cater the needs of the modern world needs. his course would provide foundation to the participants to fulfill their aspirations of carrying on higher education and research in the fields of Islamic finance. It opens avenues for promising careers as professionals in the field of Islamic finance. The course starts from developing the rationale behind the prohibition of interest. It then develops understanding towards the basic concept behind various Islamic financial instruments such as Musharikah, Mudarabah, Ijara etc with this background knowledge.

The study of Islamic banking holds pivotal importance ranging from individuals to small businesses to corporate empires to researchers to policy makers and to governments around the Muslim world. The course is designed to fulfill the intellectual as well as practical and professional needs and aspirations of the participants. The course will help the students to understand the theoretical and applied aspects of Islamic banking. The participants first covers different financial instruments use in the conventional banking system such as depository accounts bill of exchange, trading bills etc and then made detail discussion about their deficiencies as per Islamic banking view. The course also covers in detail different Islamic financial institutions currently operating around the world

Derivatives and Financial Risk Management

In this course, students develop an understanding of financial derivative instruments and their applications to corporate strategy and risk management. The course deals with defining derivatives, investigating the risks involved in derivative investments, and examining how investors adjust the payoff pattern of their portfolios. The course also deals with various topics, like types of option contracts, taxation of option contracts, binomial option pricing model, Black-Scholes model for call options, portfolio insurance, and future versus call options and synthetic futures.

Financial Econometrics

This course combines together financial management and econometrics. It covers empirical issues of investments and portfolio management. Advance econometrics techniques are identified for assets pricing models. 

Advance Financial Markets and Institution

The objective of this course is to design and develop rigorous understanding of fundamental theories of finance and their applications. This course will enable the students to evaluate the optimality of the firm’s investment and financing and dividend decision to meet the objective. Various analytical techniques will be introduced and applied to wide range of problems in financial management. Objectives of Marketing Financial Services is to looks at what motivates customers to purchase financial services and teaches you how to develop a successful marketing plan. After successfully completing this course, you will be able to: Recognize consumer motivation and buying behavior; Integrate public relations, advertising, sales promotion, selling, and service distribution functions in your bank's overall marketing plan; Conduct situation analysis and formulate a master marketing strategy; Monitor and evaluate performance.

Marketing Financial Services

Objectives of Marketing Financial Services is to looks at what motivates customers to purchase financial services and teaches you how to develop a successful marketing plan. After successfully completing this course, you will be able to: Recognize consumer motivation and buying behavior; Integrate public relations, advertising, sales promotion, selling, and service distribution functions in your bank's overall marketing plan; Conduct situation analysis and formulate a master marketing strategy; Monitor and evaluate performance.

Humanities Electives

Introduction to Psychology

It is a study of the theories of human behavior, the psychological basis of behavior, the concept of mental health and processes of adjustment. The course provides a concept of psychological aspects at work, discusses factors improving efficiency at work, human aspects at work and factors determining satisfaction at work with emphasis on the anatomy of the modern company and the working environment.

International Relations

This course introduces students to the history and problems of international relations. Among the questions to consider are: Where does international order (and disorder) come from? What are the powers and limits of nations/states? What is globalization? What is the role of UN in the international affairs? Can international law be used to prosecute war criminals?. Much of the attention will be focused on the concepts needed to think theoretically about international politics. Concepts such as sovereignty, interests, power, and identity are central. After an introduction to these concepts; three substantive issues areas in contemporary world politics are examined. These are: international conflict & war, international political economy, and international law and organization. For each, a set of contemporary problems will be examined and analyzed with the conceptual thinking of the first section. The course will be concluded with some direct attention to the ethical problems posed by international relations.

Introduction to Philosophy

This course is designed to introduce the student to key themes in the philosophical tradition - from the classical period, through the early modern period, to contemporary philosophy. In this course students will read some challenging but rewarding texts, as one of the main goals of the course is to learn how to read philosophy. The course will discuss different philosophical worldviews that address questions such as: what is the nature of the human soul and is it distinct from our body? How do we acquire knowledge? How should one live his or her life? What is the nature of existence?

Introduction to Sociology

The objectives of the course are to focuses on basic concepts, research, and theories involved in increasing the understanding of human behavior and human societies. Utilizing a sociological perspective, the interrelations among human societies, individuals, organizations, and groups are analyzed. Topics of analysis include culture, social interaction, social institutions, social stratification, community, and various social change strategies. Numerous contemporary social problems and issues such as racial and ethnic relations, class bias, and homophobia are discussed.

Information Technology Electives

Seminar in IT for business

The purpose of this course is to introduce the students with emerging technologies used today in the boundary-less businesses worldwide. This course explores the way in which social aspects of information use combine with technical aspects of information technologies in organizational settings. This course examines the way in which organizations collect, process, and exchange information, the technologies they use to handle information, and the organizational, technological and societal factors that affect information processing goals.

Knowledge Management and Information Technology

This course covers in-depth treatment of knowledge representation, utilization and acquisition. Emphasis will be on the use of domain-specific knowledge to obtain expert performance in businesses. Quality information and knowledge; Managing information as a product; The information system perspectives; The information consumer perspectives; Measuring, analyzing and improving IQ; Creating organizational knowledge; Managing knowledge as assets; Strategies for knowledge management; Creating customized solutions; Defining intellectual capital, assets and solutions; Knowledge asset reuse process; Knowledge asset development process; Requirements for assets identification; Life cycle management; Data and knowledge mining; Data warehousing; Text mining.

Managing Business Databases

This course will give the student a basic overview of Database Systems and Design. The student will acquire a working knowledge of Microsoft ACCESS and SQL language. Overview of Relational Database Systems; Relational Database Design; Microsoft ACCESS ISO standard SQL language; small/mini projects or assignments; Project, encompassing all.

Business Management Information System

This course provides and an in-depth study of business information systems. This course covers computer hardware, software, procedures, systems, and human resources and explorers their integration and application in business. Business information systems; Computer hardware, software, procedures, systems, human resources; Integration and Application in business; Computing and Development; Networking; Data collection and Communication.