Curriculum of the Program

Program Structure

Candidates need to obtain a total of 36 credit hours for MS Finance program.
The course requirements are as follows

 

Details

Courses

Credit Hours

1.

Core Courses

7

18

2.

Elective Courses

4

12

3.

Thesis/ Project*

1

6

Total

36

 *Project is for 3 credit hours. Students opting for a project need to take an additional course in order to fulfill the MS degree requirements. Further such students cannot use this MS degree to apply for a PhD program, as per HEC policy

Semester wise Breakup:

Orientation Program

Semester 1

Semester 2

Summer

Semester 3

Fundamentals of Finance

Corporate Finance

Seminars in Finance

 

 

General Elective 2

Statistics and Mathematics for Finance

Financial Econometrics

Financial Analysis Softwares 2: Stata and R

 

Investments

Area Elective 1

 

Financial Analysis Softwares 1: Excel and VBA

Area Elective 2

Theses/ Project

 

Ethics and professional standards in Finance

General Elective 1

 

 

 

 

 

Course List

Core Courses

No

Course Title

Credit Hours

1

Ethics and professional standards in Finance

3

2

Corporate Finance

3

3

Investments

3

4

Financial Econometrics

3

5

Seminars in Finance

3

6

Financial Analysis Softwares 1: Excel and VBA

1.5

7

Financial Analysis Softwares 2: Stata and R

1.5

Electives

Corporate Finance

No

Course Title

Credit Hours

1

Mergers buyouts and acquisitions

1.5

2

Project Finance and Public Private Infrastructure

1.5

3

International Finance

3

4

Applied Security Analysis and Financial Modelling

3

5

Macro Finance

3

Market Finance

No

Course Title

Credit Hours

1

Empirical Asset Pricing

3

2

Fixed Income Securities

3

3

Derivatives and Risk Hedging

3

4

Mathematical Finance

3

5

Treasury and Fund Management

3

General Electives

No

Course Title

Credit Hours

1

Global Financial Markets

3

2

Fintech and Financial Innovation

3

3

Behavioral Finance

3

4

Islamic Banking

3

5

Risk Management

3

6

Advanced Econometrics

3

7

Python For Finance

3

Duration:

Minimum duration: 18 Months / three Semesters, Maximum duration: 4 years

For further queries, please email: msfinance@iba.edu.pk