Accounting & Finance




College of Business Management

Course Detail

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.

To promote lifelong learning at IoBM, the program emphasizes Experiential Learning (EL) and the developing of 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

Students opting for the ACCA qualification may get exemption from the following 8 subjects:

1. F1-Accountant in Business
2. F2-Management Accounting
3. F3-Financial Accounting
4. F4-Corporate and Business Law
5. F5-Performance Management

6. F7-Financial Reporting
7. F8-Audit and Assurance
8. F9-Financial Management

Learn about the components of the financial system and how it impacts upon financial decisions in an organization

  • Identify and analyze business problems and opportunities and formulate recommendations for courses of action.
  • Interpret and analyze accounting information for internal control, planning, performance evaluation, and coordination to continuously improve business processes.
  • Recognize the social, legal and economic contexts within a business domain to complete tasks pertaining to accounting and finance
  1. Financial Analyst
  2. Assistant Fund Managers
  3. Auditors
  4. Equity and Securities Trader
  5. Banking Executives
  6. Tax Analysts

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.

ACC101 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACC201 Intermediate Financial Accounting
ACC350 Cost & Management Accounting
ACC503 Taxation
ACC506 Analysis of Financial Statements

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

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

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

ENT403 Small Business and Entrepreneurship

LAW401 Business Law
LAW402 Corporate Law

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 Mathematics**
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.

Accounting 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

Finance Electives (5 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.

Semester One Semester Two Semester Three Semester Four
Academic English (W, R)
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Management
Introduction to Psychology
College Algebra
Islamic Studies (R)
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Marketing
Calculus for Business Decisions
Pakistan Studies (W)
Entrepreneurial Leadership and Motivation (R)
Intermediate Financial Accounting
Persuasive and Analytical Writing for Business Communication (E, W)
IS Audit and Management (E)
History of Ideas (W)
Quantitative Business Analysis
Social Advocacy and Community Service (E)
Business and Professional Speech
Introduction to Business Finance (R)
Business Ethics
Marketing Management (R)
Quantitative Skills & Managerial Statistics
Organizational Behavior (E)
Semester Five Semester Six Semester Seven Semester Eight
Introduction to ERP Systems
Financial Institutions (E)
Foreign Language I*
Methods in Business Research (E)
Human Resource Management (E)
Cost and Management Accounting
Financial Management
Foreign Language II
Production & Operations Management
Consumer Behavior
Corporate and Business Law
CRM System and Applications (E)
Sales Management (E)
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Analysis of Pakistani Industries (R)
Elective I
Elective II
Elective III
Pakistan Economic Policy OR
Seminar in Economic Policy (R)
Strategic Management (R)
Brand Management (R)
Elective IV
Elective V
Capstone Project
Internship (2 credit hours)

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