BS (Joint) Honors in Accounting and Finance prepares graduates for professional careers in finance and accounting in the corporate sector and the financial. It requires completion of 144 credit hours of course work and 2 credit hours of audit and finance internship of at least six weeks in an approved firm. The program offers 84 credit hours of business and social sciences courses with an intensive coverage of 60 credit hours of Finance and Accounting related courses designed to develop well rounded professionals who are regarded as go-getters in industry. There are 28 business and social science courses with 5 Accounting core courses and 5 Finance core courses. Students then select 5 economics electives and 5 Finance elective courses to complete degree requirements.

Students graduating with a CGPA of 2.5 automatically qualify for the MBA program offered by IoBM. To promote lifelong learning at IoBM, the program emphasizes Experiential Learning (EL) and developing readers and writers. The college’s mission is reflected in courses designated with a suffix R, W or E in the program structure:

  • An experiential learning course (E) requires an intensive experiential learning project focusing on a real life problem in a real life setting
  • A writing-intensive course (W) has a substantial writing component and requires multiple writing assignments to be submitted at designated times during a semester
  • A reading-intensive course (R) has a substantial reading component and requires multiple reading assignments that are evaluated at designated times during a semester

Foundation

COM100
Foundation English**
COM107
Academic English (W,R)
PSC301
Pakistan Studies (W)
REL101
Islamic studies (R)
MTH101
College Algebra
** This non-credit course will be taken by those students who have not been able to reach the desired level of competence in the admission test.

Business Core

Accounting Communication Economics Finance Human Resource Management
ACC101
Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACC201
Intermediate Financial Accounting
ACC320
Cost & Management Accounting
ACC503
Taxation
ACC506
Analysis of Financial Statements
COM202
Methods in Business Writing
COM203
Business & Professional Speech (E)
ECO101
Principles of Microeconomics
ECO102
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO301
Managerial Economics
ECO303
Financial Economics
ECO402
Pakistan Economic Policy
FIN201
Introduction to Business Finance (R)
FIN202
Financial Management
FIN301
Financial Institutions (E)
FIN503
Corporate Finance
FIN613
Financial Modeling
HRM301
Human Resource Management (E)
Language Law Management Management Information Systems
LAN 10*
Foreign Language I
LAN 20**
Foreign Language II
*1 = Introduction to Arabic
*2 = Introduction to French
*3 = Introduction to Spanish
*4 = Introduction to German
*5 = Introduction to Japanese
*6 = Introduction to Italian
*7 = Introduction to Russian
*8 = Introduction to Chinese
**1 = Intermediate Arabic
**2 = Intermediate French
**3 = Intermediate Spanish
**4 = Intermediate German
**5 = Intermediate Japanese
**6 = Intermediate Italian
**7 = Intermediate Russian
**8 = Intermediate Chinese
LAW401
Business Law
LAW402
Corporate Law
MAN101
Principles of Management
MAN302
Organizational Behavior (E)
MAN403
Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
MIS303
IS Audit & Management (E)
Marketing Mathematics Statistics Social Sciences
MKT301
Principles of Marketing
MKT302
Marketing Management
MKT404
Methods in Business Research (E)
MTH103
Calculus for Business Decisions
STA203
Probability Theory & Statistics
STA301
Model & Inferences
STA302
Methods of Data Analysis
SSC101
Introduction to Psychology

Major Electives

Accounting Electives (5 courses) Finance Electives (5 courses)
ACC302
Accounting & Financial Information Systems
ACC505
Auditing
ACC405
Internal Auditing and EDP Accounting
ACC501
Advanced Financial Accounting
ACC520
Managerial Analysis and Decision Making
ACC524
Corporate Governance & Reporting
ACC521
International Financial Reporting Standards
ACC522
Strategic Management Accounting & Control
ACC523
Financial Regulatory Requirements for Business
LAW202
Banking Laws in Pakistan
LAW203
Insurance Laws in Pakistan
FIN403
Islamic Banking and Finance
FIN504
International Finance
FIN505
Treasury and Fund Management
FIN506
Investment Banking and Security Analysis
FIN507
Portfolio Management
FIN509
Financial Derivatives
FIN513
Project Appraisal
FIN514
Asset Liability Management
FIN520
Financial Risk Management
FIN530
Commercial & Corporate Banking
FIN531
Real Estate and Alternative Investments
FIN533
Info. Technology & Product Innovation in Financial Services
FIN534
Retail & Consumer Banking
FIN613
Financial Modeling

 

Students must take a minimum load of twelve credit hours (four courses) or a maximum load of eighteen credit hours (six courses) in a semester. In order to obtain the BBA (Honors) degree in four years, they need to complete twelve courses in a year. Full load of six courses can be taken each in Fall and Spring semesters with an option for fewer courses in the latter and making up for the shortfall in the summer session.

Course Structure

Semester One Semester Two Semester Three Semester Four
Academic English (W,R)
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Management
Introduction to Psychology
Islamic Studies (R)
College Algebra
Pakistan Studies (W)
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Calculus for Business Decisions
Principles of Macroeconomics
Methods in Business Writing
Business Law
IS Audit & Management (E)
Intermediate Financial Accounting
Probability Theory & Statistics
Financial Economics
Business & Professional Speech (E)
Organizational Behavior (E)
Introduction to Business Finance (R)
Cost & Management Accounting
Model & Inferences
Managerial Economics
Foreign Language I
Semester Five Semester Six Semester Seven Semester Eight
Marketing Management
Human Resource Management (E)
Analysis of Financial Statements
Financial Management
Foreign Language II
Methods of Data Analysis
Financial Institutions (E)
Methods in Business Research (E)
Financial Modeling
Corporate Finance
Taxation
Corporate Law
Pakistan & Economic Policy
Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
Accounting Elective I
Finance Elective I
Accounting Elective II
Finance Elective II
Accounting Elective III
Finance Elective III
Accounting Elective IV
Finance Elective IV
Accounting Elective V
Finance Elective V