The Department of Business Education at the University of Chenab offers a Bachelor of Studies in Accounting and Finance (BSAF) program for students interested in the rapidly growing area of business. The program is a four-year full-time undergraduate course that provides students with professional skills and knowledge in contemporary national and international businesses, financial institutions, and various organizations. The program combines the study of Accounting with Finance to develop a broader business perspective and in-depth knowledge of fundamental concepts of financial management, corporate accounting, investment analysis, capital budgeting, and economic processing in global financial markets.
The program emphasizes critical awareness of accounting and finance practices, providing students with skills to maintain a financial report on the performance of an organization and describe the financial structure and viability of an organization. Through Finance, students learn to evaluate the role of an organization in raising money and capital and how to allocate resources among competing investment and savings opportunities.
The program also enhances students’ leadership skills, communication, and teamwork through real-life case studies and work experience. Students have the option to focus on accounting, finance, or a mixture of both through a wide range of courses. An optional placement year allows students to gain work experience with accountancy firms, investment banks, and other renowned national and international employers. Alternatively, students can choose coursework instead of a placement year. Overall, the BSAF program aims to cultivate skilled and proficient individuals in the fields of accounting and finance.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance is a four-year program. Year one introduces key skills necessary for the advanced study of Accounting and Finance. This module will introduce the key concepts of accounting, finance, and business management. You will study the foundation, skills, and debates of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, and financial management.
The year one module will also provide the study of Business Law, Statistics, and Business Analytics.
In year two, you will have the option to further plan your studies in either accounting, finance, or a combination of two with other module choices. Modules available will focus on the areas of Global environment business, Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting, Financial Marketing, and Entrepreneurial mindset.
Year three is a work placement module that will enable you to apply your skills in a real work setting. Other modules listed within year three emphasize the study of Critical issues in Management, Business taxation, Auditing and Accountability, Investment Management, Fintech, Entrepreneurial Finance and venture capital, Derivatives, and risk management.
All the modules are assessed by coursework, including individual assignments, case study analysis, projects, online quizzes, group work, and presentations.
The minimum duration for completion of a BS degree is four years. HEC allows a maximum period of seven years to complete bachelor’s degree requirements.
Before applying for a degree, you should first check that we recognize your higher secondary/tertiary education qualification. This can include:
- Pakistani Based Examinations: Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or equivalent with any discipline or three years Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) in any discipline
- British System: GCE A Level with any subjects
- International Baccalaureate (IB): The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP) from external Examining body Geneva, Switzerland with any subjects
- 45% marks are required in all cases described above.
- Equivalence Certificate for A-Level/IB and other qualification holders from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC) Islamabad, Pakistan.
- Admission test administered by the university.
After completing a Bachelor of Studies in Accounting and Finance, graduates can pursue various career opportunities in Pakistan and abroad. Here are a few examples:
Accountant: Graduates can work as accountants for public accounting firms, private companies, or government organizations. They can perform tasks such as preparing financial statements, managing budgets, and ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations.
Financial Analyst: Graduates can work as financial analysts for investment banks, brokerage firms, or other financial institutions. They can analyze financial data, prepare financial models, and provide investment recommendations to clients.
Auditor: Graduates can work as auditors for public accounting firms or government agencies. They can review financial records and systems, identify risks, and recommend improvements to internal controls.
Tax Consultant: Graduates can work as tax consultants for public accounting firms or private companies. They can provide advice on tax planning, prepare tax returns, and assist with tax audits.
Financial Manager: Graduates can work as financial managers for corporations or government agencies. They can oversee financial operations, manage budgets, and make strategic financial decisions.
Entrepreneur: Graduates can start their own businesses, leveraging their skills in accounting and finance to manage their company’s finances.
In Pakistan, graduates can find job opportunities in public accounting firms, banks, financial institutions, and multinational corporations. Abroad, graduates can work in various industries, including finance, banking, accounting, and consulting firms. They can also pursue further education and certification, such as becoming a Chartered Accountant or a Certified Public Accountant, to enhance their career prospects.
Tuition fees cover the majority of the costs of your study, including teaching and assessment. Fees are charged at the start of each academic semester. If you pay your fees directly to the University, you can also choose to pay in instalments.
Additional course costs
There may be extra costs related to your course for things such as stationery, books, materials, and field trips.
We offer several fully and partially funded undergraduate scholarships to full-time undergraduate students. Visit Funding Policy.