BS (Joint Honors) in Economics and Finance

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Accounting & Finance, Economics
College of Business Management, College of Economics & Social Development

BS (Joint) Honors in Economics and Finance is a joint program of CBM and CESD, prepares graduates for professional careers in economics and finance in the corporate sector, financial sector and public sector regulatory and planning organizations. It requires completion of 144 credit hours of course work and 2 credit hours of relevant internship of at least six weeks in an approved firm. The program offers 75 credit hours of business and social sciences courses with an intensive coverage of 69 credit hours of Economics and Finance related courses designed to develop well rounded professionals regarded as “go-getters” in industry. There are 25 business and social science courses with 9 Economics core courses and 6 Finance core courses. Students then select 4 economics electives and 4 Finance elective courses to complete degree requirements.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise compound qualitative and quantitative data to facilitate strategic and operational decisions.
  • Assess business processes relative to organizational goals.
  • Manage relationships between an organization and its stakeholders and their influence on corporate growth
  • Use best practices in risk management to protect organization’s financial position

Career Options

  1. Commercial Banker 
  2. Financial Advisor 
  3. Investment Banker
  4. Auditor
  5. Economic Consultant 
  6. Portfolio Manager  

Interested in this program? Visit the admissions page for more information.

Foundation Courses

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.

Core Business Courses


ACC101 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACC201 Intermediate Financial Accounting
ACC350 Cost & Management Accounting


COM202 Business & Professional Speech (E)
COM205 Persuasive & Analytical Writing for Bus. Comm.


ECO101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO102 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO208 Development Economics
ECO301 Managerial Economics
ECO303 Financial Economics
ECO304 Introduction to Econometrics
ECO311 General Equilibrium and Welfare Economics
ECO314 Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics
ECO402 Pakistan Economic Policy


FIN201  Introduction to Business Finance (R)
FIN202  Financial Management
FIN301 Financial Institutions (E)
FIN503 Corporate Finance
FIN511 Analysis of Financial Statements
FIN613 Financial Modeling

Human Resource Management

HRM301 Human Resource Management (E)


LAN 10* Foreign Language I LAN 20** Foreign Language II *1 = Introduction to Arabic *2 = Introduction to French *4 = Introduction to German
*6 = Introduction to Italian *8 = Introduction to Chinese

**1 = Intermediate Arabic **2 = Intermediate French **4 = Intermediate German  **6 = Intermediate Italian **8 = Intermediate Chinese


LAW409 Corporate & Business Law


ENT403 Small Business and Entrepreneurship


MAN101 Principles of Management
MAN302 Organizational Behavior (E)

Management Information Systems

MIS303 IS Audit & Management (E)


MKT301 Principles of Marketing
MKT302 Marketing Management
MKT404 Methods in Business Research (E)


MTH100 Basic Mathemaics**
MTH103 Calculus for Business Decisions


STA203 Probability Theory & Statistics
STA301 Model & Inferences
STA302 Methods of Data Analysis

Social Sciences

SSC101 Introduction to Psychology

** Remedial non-credit course to be taken by those students who have not been able to reach the desired level of competence in the admission test.

Major Electives Business Courses

Economics Electives (4 courses)

ECO312 Applied Econometrics
ECO307 Monetary Theory and Policy
ECO407 Analysis of Pakistani Industries
ECO206 Mathematical Economics
ECO310 History of Economic Thought
ECO411 Islamic Economics
ECO207 Game Theory
ECO410 Issues in Political Economics
ECO412 Public Economics
ECO418 Resource and Environmental Economics
ECO419  Agriculture & Food Security
ECO415 WTO, Disputes & Settlements

Finance Electives (4 courses)

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
FIN534 Retail & Consumer Banking
FIN613 Financial Modeling for Decision Making





*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 the Fall and Spring semesters with an option for fewer courses in the latter and making up the shortfall in the summer session.

Course Structure

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