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Diploma in Banking & Finance has been designed to provide insight of banking and finance knowledge to those who are either already serving the industry or intend to join in rapidly expanding banking sector. Furthermore, the program will provide relevant knowledge to those who do not have any prior knowledge of the field but they are willing to enter the disciplines of banking and finance in order to continue their higher studies in the future.

Program Objectives

Banking & Financial Services industry is one of the most energetic and growth-oriented industries in this modern era. The rise of public and private sector banks require qualified and trained people:

  • To provide in-depth knowledge of banking & finance with practical aspects containing certain rules and regulations as applicable in Pakistani financial sector.
  • To develop the students to start career in banks & financial institutions working nationally or internationally.
  • To enhance their professional knowledge in both disciplines i.e. Banking and Finance as this program will provide understanding of latest banking and finance practices and demanding practical knowledge

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/ institute in any discipline with at least 45% marks or CGPA 2.00 out of 4.

However, Candidates having 33% ~44% marks will be eligible for admission after the successful completion of “Zero  Semester”.

Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is not allowed.


It is a one-year duration program that comprises two semesters. Each semester has 18 weeks duration.

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 Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final term exams. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of Diploma in Banking & Finance, students are required to complete course work program (minimum two semesters) of at least 31 credit hours course work with minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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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.