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
MTH100 Basic Mathematics (for non Pre Engineering students) 0+0
CSC100 Introduction to Computing 0+0
ENG101 Functional English 2+1
ACC101 Introduction to Accounting 2+1
MGT101 Principles of Management and Leadership 3+0
PST101 Pakistan Studies 2+0
PDV101 Personal Development & Career Planning - I 0+0.5
FIN101 Securities Trading & Applied Economics - I 0+0.5
Total 12

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
ECO102 Microeconomics 3+0
ENG105 Presentation and Communication Skills 3+0
MTH104 Introduction to Business Analytics 3+0
MKT101 Principles of Marketing 3+0
ACC105 Financial Accounting and Corporate Reporting 2+1
IST102 Islam and World Religions 2+0
PDV102 Personal Development and Career Planning-II 0+0.5
FIN102 Securities Trading & Applied Economics – II 0+0.5
Total 18

Summer Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
IIP101 Industry Immersion Project - I (Community Service) 3+0
Total 3

Year 2

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MTH103 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3+0
MGT201 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3+0
FIN203 Introduction to Business Finance 3+0
PHI101 Philosophy, Logic, and Critical Thinking 3+0
ECO203 Macroeconomics 3+0
PDV201 Arts and Literature-I 0+0.5
FIN201 Securities Trading & Applied Economics – III 0+0.5
Total 16

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
FIN205 Introduction to Banking 3+0
FIN204 Financial Management 3+0
PDV202 Arts and Literature-II 3+0
FIN202 Securities Trading & Applied Economics – IV 3+0
ACC201 Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting / Finance Elective 3+0
ACC210 Audit & Assurance / Finance Elective 0.5+0
Natural Sc / Social Sc / Humanities Elective I 3+0
Total 16

Summer Semester

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
IIP202 Industry Immersion Project - II (Manufacturing Industry) 3+0
Total 3

Year 3

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
ENG306 Applied Business Communication 3+0
MTH304 Business Analytics (Modelling & Forecasting) 3+0
ECO301 Financial Institutions and Markets 3+0
LAW202 Legal Environment for Business in Pakistan 3+0
ACC306 Accounting of Management Decision 3+0
LAN302 Mandarin Chinese I 0+1.5
PDV301 Personal Development and Career Planning-III 0+0.5
PDV302 Arts and Literature-III 0+0.5
Total 17.5

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MTH303 Application of Quantitative Techniques in Research 3+0
CSC307 Introduction to MIS and ERP 3+0
LAW305 Corporate Law and Governance 3+0
TAX301 Principles of Taxation 3+0
LANxxx* Language-II 3+0
PDV303 Personal Development and Career Planning-IV 0+1.5
PDV304 Arts and Literature-IV 0+0.5
ACC310 Advanced Management Accounting / Elective - III 0+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
IIP301 Industry Immersion Project - III (Service Industry) 3+0
Total 3

Year 4

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MGT401 Entrepreneurship 3+0
MGT205 Human Resource Management 3+0
MGT301 Operations and Project Management 3+0
FIN401 Financial Research 3+0
TAX401 Advanced Taxation / Elective – IV 3+0
Total 15

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hours
MGT405 Strategic Management 3+0
HUM401 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.