BS (Joint) Honors in Economics and Finance 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.

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
COM202
Methods in Business Writing
COM203
Business & Professional Speech (E)
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
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
LAW409
Corporate & Business 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

Economics Electives (4 courses) Finance 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
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 & 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)
Taxation
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
Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
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