PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

BHUs Program of BS Accounting and Finance includes the body of knowledge of three major accounting certification bodies: ICAP, ACCA, ICMAP and CIMA. The program is augmented with a curriculum that includes subjects related to business studies, social sciences and liberal arts that provide the students with the intellectual grounding necessary for creative thinking and strategy development. The program features interactive lectures, flip classes and challenging academic project which enable students to learn and practice skills in leadership, negotiation, innovation, communication and teamwork – skills vital for today’s business practitioners.

Program Objectives

The primary objective of the BS Accounting and Finance program is to provide a sustainable competitive advantage to our graduates compared with those of similar programs at other institutions, as well as the members of the accounting certifications bodies. The objectives include the provision of foundational knowledge necessary for further education, and enhancement of qualifications at the masters and doctoral level.

  • To impart the body of knowledge, including the arrangement of special preparatory tutorial sessions for qualifying the accounting certification exams of ICAP, ACCA and CIMA.
  • To allow flexibility to those students who want to specialize in Finance rather than Accounting to substitute the advanced level accounting courses with those of Finance. For such students, the preparatory tutorial sessions would cover the CFA curriculum.

Degree Offered

  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Semesters: 8
  • Credit Hours: 136

Entry Requirements

The applicant should:

  • Have 50% marks in HSC or equivalent marks in A-levels, or other qualifications
  • Qualify the Aptitude Test and Interview

Internship Opportunities

  • Banks
  • Corporate treasuries
  • AMCs
  • Audit firms
  • Brokerage houses
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Insurance companies
  • Management consultants
  • Multinational corporations

Career Prospects

Graduates will find opportunities in:

  • Commercial and investment banking (including Islamic Banks)
  • Mutual funds, AMCs, investment companies and brokerage houses
  • Insurance and leasing companies
  • Audit firms and tax advisory consultants
  • Corporate treasuries
  • Risk management
  • Management consultancy
  • Regulatory Bodies

Financial and Management Accounting

Provides in-depth technical and conceptual knowledge of Accounting with rigorous application of international financial reporting standards.

Corporate Finance

Covers various functional areas of finance and inculcates strategic level financial decision making.

Capital Markets and Investment Management

Includes investment appraisal, equity research, security analysis, portfolio management, charting and financial engineering.

Auditing and Taxation

The track delves into the concepts, practices, and issues of auditing and taxation.

Banking and Risk Management

Encompasses credit management, foreign exchange, and treasury; with special emphasis on Basel framework.

Year 1

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MTH101 Basic Mathematics (for non Pre Engineering students) 0
CSC102 Introduction to Computing 0
ENG101 Functional English 3
ACC101 Introduction to Accounting 3
MGT101 Principles of Management and Leadership 3
IST102 Islam and World Religions 2
PDV101 Personal Development and Career Planning 0.5
FIN101 Securities and Futures Trading 0.5
Total 12

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
ECO102 Microeconomics 3
ENG105 Presentation and Communication Skills 3
MTH102 Business Mathematics 3
MKT101 Principles of Marketing 3
ACC105 Financial Accounting and Reporting 3
PST101 Pakistan Studies 2
PDV102 Personal Development and Career Planning-II 0.5
FIN102 Securities Trading-II 0.5
Total 18

Summer Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
EXL100 Experiential Learning-I (Community Service) 3
Total 3

Year 2

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MTH103 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3
MGT201 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3
FIN203 Introduction to Business Finance 3
PHI101 Philosophy, Logic, and Critical Thinking 3
ECO203 Macroeconomics 3
PDV201 Arts and Literature-I 0.5
FIN201 Securities Trading-III 0.5
Total 16

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
ACC201/FINxxx* Advance Financial Accounting and Reporting- II / Finance Elective** 3
FIN205 Introduction to Banking 3
FIN204 Financial Management 3
ACC210/FINxxx** Audit and Assurance/Finance Elective-I 3
XXXxxx* Natural science/Social Science/Humanities Elective-I 3
PDV202 Arts and Literature-II 0.5
FIN202 Securities Trading-IV 0.5
Total 16

Summer Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
EXL201 Experiential Learning-II (Manufacturing Industry) 3
Total 3

Year 3

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
ENG305 Business Communication 3
MTH301 Statistics 3
ECO301 Financial Institutions and Markets 3
LAW301 Business Law 3
ACC305 Management Accounting 3
LANxxx* Language-I 1.5
PDV301 Personal Development and Career Planning-III 0.5
PDV302 Arts and Literature-III 0.5
Total 17.5

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MTH303 Application of Quantitative Techniques in Research 3
CSC307 Introduction to MIS and ERP 3
ACC310/FINxxx** Advanced Management Accounting/ Finance Elective-II 3
LAW305 Corporate Law and Governance 3
TAX301 Principles of Taxation 3
LANxxx* Language-II 1.5
PDV303 Personal Development and Career Planning-IV 0.5
PDV304 Arts and Literature-IV 0.5
Total 17.5

*Course code for the electives is subject to the course offered

**Indicates the provision for students opting for Finance to select a Finance elective instead of advanced topics in Accounting


Summer Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
EPL100 Experiential Learning-III (Service Industry) 3
Total 3

Year 4

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MGT401 Entrepreneurship 3
MGT205 Human Resource Management 3
MGT301 Operations and Project Management 3
TAX401/FINxxx* Advanced Taxation / Finance Elective* 3
FIN401 Financial Research 3
Total 15

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MGT405 Strategic Management 3
ETH401 Business Ethics 3
XXXxxx* Computer Science/Law/Economics Elective 3
XXXxxx* BAccounting/Finance Elective-I 3
XXXxxx* Accounting/Finance Elective-II 3
Total 15

*Course code for the electives is subjected to the course offered

Note:This curriculum plan conforms to the current guidelines of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) for the program. These are subject to change by the HEC.