The Faculty of Management offers a 4-year 8 semester program leading to a BS Degree in Banking & Finance. The program is designed for candidates having 12-years education who want to adopt banking profession as career and enhance their banking skills. The program is expected to equip the students with latest banking techniques being used in the banking world.
Students having background in commerce, finance, mathematics, & business studies can take admission. Also, students having background in sciences, & arts wishing to change their career path to banking and finance can get admission.
This program aims to develop among the students to learn banking operations, financial management and investment decision making, and financial environment.
To prepare the graduates to join commercial banks, investment banks, DFIs, finance departments at MNCs and large Pakistani corporations, financial markets regulators – SBP, SECP, etc. Also they can start their own business and use the learnt skills to manage at their own.
Admission Eligibility Criteria
Intermediate (equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.
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(s) exemption is allowed.
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.
Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report in the final semester of their BS in Banking & 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.
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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.