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BBA (Hons.) with Specialization in Banking & Finance

Program Overview

Duration: 4 years, 8 semesters

Credits: 132

Areas: Business, Entrepreneurship, Management, Banking, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing, Islamic Banking and Finance

Specializations: Department of Business Administration (DBA) offers four years BBA (Hons.) program in the following five areas of specializations:

  1. Specialization in Banking and Finance
  2. Specialization in Marketing
  3. Specialization in Supply Chain Management
  4. Specialization in Information Technology (IT)
  5. Specialization in Islamic Banking and Finance

 

Double Majors The students have an option to choose BBA degree with Double Majors from the following:

  1. BBA (Hons.) with Double Majors in Banking and Finance & Marketing
  2. BBA (Hons.) with Double Majors in Supply Chain Management & Marketing
  3. BBA (Hons.) with Double Majors in Banking and Finance & Islamic Banking and Finance

The students who desire to get Double Majors degree will enroll for one additional semester on completion of their BBA degree in at least one of the above areas of specialization.

  • Career Prospects:

    This program is suitable for the candidates who wish to pursue their careers in the financial and non-financial corporate entities. The likely employers of our graduates may include:

    • Banking Sector (Private and Public Commercial Banks, Islamic Banks, Microfinance banks, Investment Banks and other specialized banks)
    • Regulatory Bodies e.g. Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, State Bank of Pakistan
    • Advertising, Marketing & Distribution Entities
    • Stock Brokers
    • Insurance and Takaful Companies
    • Mudarba Companies
    • Mutual Fund Industry
    • Foreign Exchange Companies
    • Leasing Companies
    • Development Financial Institutions
    • Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
    • Research Organizations
    • Non-Financial Local and Multinational Companies
  • Program Objectives

    Our BBA program aims at achieving the following objectives:

    • To provide students with a broad, functional knowledge of basic theories and practices in the field of business, economics, finance and management
    • To help students to develop their communication and interpersonal skills to interact in a corporate business environment
    • To develop their ability to understand the legal framework under which businesses and financial entities are required to operate
    • To develop ability of the students to read, understand and use annual report of corporate entities for informed decision making
    • To create awareness of banking environment, financial products, operations and risk management techniques and practices
    • To develop an understanding of financial management and corporate financing strategy and processes of financial and non-financial corporate entities
    • To develop their managerial and leadership skills
    • To develop their quantitative & analytical skills required to interpret and use economic, financial and business information for decision-making and research
    • To develop their understanding of consumer behavior, marketing principles and techniques
    • To train the students in applying information technology in businesses, banking and finance.
    • To develop their awareness and understanding of the global context in which businesses operate
    • To develop their understanding of the ethical and social issues of concern to the business community
    • To prepare students to become responsible and contributing members of the community
    • To provide students with opportunities to learn both inside and outside of the classrooms to acquire current state of knowledge and practices to enhance their employability
  • Learning Outcomes

    • Students have sound theoretical knowledge of business, economics, finance and management.
    • Communicate effectively and professionally and demonstrate the ability to create coherent written and oral statements with the diverse audience across the cultures replicating skills to analyze and synthesize information.
    • Demonstrate the ability to identify and evaluate relevant information for decision-making and make usage of diagnostic thinking skills and analytical techniques to assess the information and solve problems in the environment characterized by uncertainty.
    • Awareness and ability to understand and use computer-based information systems and end-user computing tools and infrastructures to apply and interpret functional business knowledge.
    • Understand various leadership styles and demonstrate proven ability in exercising these styles according to the requirement of the situation. Understand the importance of teamwork and group dynamics in achieving organizational goals and demonstrate ability to work effectively in teams. Graduates acknowledge and understand significance of the cultural diversity, adapt their interpersonal behaviors and style accordingly. Understand the dynamics of the organizational conflict and power and politics and make use of their analytical and interpersonal skills accordingly.
    • Acquire awareness of global diverse perspectives and understand the theory, operations, and challenges of global business.
    • Identify core organizational values and understand the issues of ethical and social diversity based on ethic, gender, religion, and culture and demonstrate the ability to propose feasible solutions to these issues.
    • Learn through formal lectures and demonstrate confidence in computer lab sessions, discussions, mock interviews and internships.
    • Demonstrate ability to understand the legal framework for businesses.
    • Demonstrate effectively practicing of overall functional business knowledge and ability to identify and interpret essential business concepts, principles and skills.
  • Admission Criteria

    Candidates with minimum 55% marks in intermediate; in case of A-Levels or equivalent degree [IBCC Equivalence with minimum 55% is required] are eligible to apply for this program. Admission offer would be subject to the decision of the admission committee based on candidate’s academic history and performance in the test and interview.

     

    Transfer Policy Transfer of the students from other related schools / programs would be permissible for only those students who have secured minimum 3.0 CGPA during the first two semesters only.

  • Program Structure

    Key: M=Mandatory Course, GR=General Requirement Course, F= Foundation Course, C= Core Course, S=Specialization Course *Interdisciplinary courses

    • Year 1 Semester 1

      Course Title Course Category Pre-requisites Number of Credits Hrs.
      Foundation English M1 - 3
      Islamic Studies M2 - 1.5
      Introduction to Mathematics M3  - 3
      IT in Business M4 - 3
      IT in Business Labs M5 - 1.5
      Pakistan Studies M6 - 1.5
      Introduction to Business F1 - 3
      Total      16.5
    • Year 1 Semester 2

      Course Title Course Category Pre-requisites Number of Credits Hrs.
      Microeconomics M7 - 3
      Business Statistics M8 - 3
      International Relations and Current Affairs GR1 - 3
      Principles of Management F2 - 3
      Business Communication I M9 M1 3
      Introduction to Accounting F3 - 3
      Total     18.0
    • Year 2 Semester 3

      Course Title Course Category Pre-requisites Number of Credits Hrs.
      Business Mathematics C1 M3 3
      Macroeconomics M10 M7 3
      Principles of Marketing F4 - 3
      Business Finance F5 F3 3
      Introduction to Banking F6 F3 3
      Total     18.0
    • Year 2 Semester 4

      Course Title Course Category Pre-requisites Number of Credits Hrs.
      Elective* GR2 - 3
      Cost and Management Accounting C2 F3 3
      Operations Management C3 F1 3
      Organization Behavior F7 F2 3
      Social and Economic Issues in Pakistan GR3 M10 3
      Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting C4 F3 3
      Total     18.0
    • Year 3 Semester 5

      Course Title Course Category Pre-requisites Number of Credits Hrs.
      Financial Instruments, Markets and Institutions C5 F3 3
      Management Information System F8 F2, M4, M5 3
      Quantitative Techniques in Business C6 M8, C1 3
      Corporate Law and Governance C7 F1 3
      Entrepreneurship and Business Development C8 F1 3
      Total     16.5
    • Year 3 Semester 6

      Course Title Course Category Pre-requisites Number of Credits Hrs.
      Human Resource Management F10 F2, F7 3
      Business Tax and Commercial Laws C9 F3 3
      Elective* GR4 - 3
      Business Research Methods F11 M8 3
      Consumer Behavior C10 F4 3
      Business and Processional Ethics C11 F1 3
      Total     18.0
    • Year 4 Semester 7

      Course Title Course Category Pre-requisites Number of Credits Hrs.
      Banking Laws and Regulations S1 F6 3
      Banking Operations and Management S2 F6 3
      Elective* GR5 - 3
      Elective* GR6 - 3
      Elective* GR7 - 3
      Total     15.0
    • Year 4 Semester 8

      Course Title Course Category Pre-requisites Number of Credits Hrs.
      Investment and Portfolio Analysis S3 F3, F5 3
      Microfinance and SME Banking, or
      Financial Modelling, or
      Risk Management
      S4 F6, F3, M4, M5, S5, S6 3
      Business Project C12 F11 3
      Elective* GR8 - 3
      Total     12
    • List of Elective Courses

      Course Title Course Category Pre-requisites Number of Credits Hrs.
      Contemporary Business and Finance Issues GR F1, F3 3
      Principles of Sociology GR - 3
      World History GR - 3
      Self-Growth/Leadership GR - 3
      Academic Writing GR - 3
      Business Strategy and Policy GR - 3
      Project Management GR - 3
      Forex and Treasury Management GR F5, M10 3
  • Career Prospects

    This program is suitable for the candidates who wish to pursue their careers in the financial and non-financial corporate entities. The likely employers of our graduates may include:

    • Financial Sector (Banks, Rating Agencies, Insurance Companies, Development Financial Institutions, Foreign Exchange Companies, Leasing Companies, Mudarba Companies)
    • Non-financial Corporate Sector (Local and Multinational Companies)
    • Advertising, Marketing & Distribution Entities
    • Regulatory Bodies (Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and State Bank of Pakistan)
    • Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
    • Academic Institutions and Research Organizations
  • Degree Requirement

    Students are required to complete 132 credit hours with minimum 2.0 CGPA to qualify for award of the degree. Students must maintain minimum 2.0 SGPA with a minimum workload of 4 courses in the first semester. Academic performance of the students and their attitude towards their studies is continuously monitored. Contrary to any other policy, the students failing to meet minimum academic standards or casual attitude towards their studies are dropped from the program at any time. Hundred percent attendances of the delivered lectures is mandatory, however, the students with minimum 75% attendance are eligible to appear in the final examination.