BS (Accounting and Finance)

Introduction/Description

The bachelor degree program in Accounting and Finance prepares students for entry-level positions in accounting and financial management. The program is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities that will enable a student to cope successfully with the challenges of a rapidly evolving, global business and financial environment. The degree provides a strong foundation for a successful career in accounting and finance, and prepares highly motivated students for future graduate-level study.

Program Objectives

  • To make students able to understand and develop the skills to grasp broad range of accounting and finance techniques and concepts.
  • To make them able to critically analyze and compare the theoretical knowledge with the practical aspects.
  • To provide the knowledge and skills to students for using computer technology in accounting and finance for the purpose of improving decision making in an organization setting.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to evaluate problems and innovations in accounting and finance with effects on managerial decision making.
  • To make them able to apply integrated techniques of accounting and finance in evaluating the costs and benefits of strategic investments.
  • To make them able to understand the applications and effects of international accounting standards and financial reporting in an organization setting.
  • To develop the understanding about ethical issues in accounting and finance.
  • To mentor students to exploit newly created opportunities in accounting and finance profession.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate (equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.

Note

  • Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/)
  • Candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after successful completion of “Zero  Semester”.

Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is allowed.

Duration

It is four-year full time study program spread over eight semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Moderated Discussion Boards (GMDBs), mid-term and final-term exams. The mid and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated exam centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Project/Internship

Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report in the final semester of their BS in Accounting and Finance program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.
Student taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award BS degree, the students are required to complete prescribed course work of 132 credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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Disclaimer

  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.