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

21

2.

Elective courses

3

9

3.

Thesis/ Project*

1

6

Total

36

 *Project is for 3 credit hours. Students opting for a project need to take an additional course 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

Semester 1

Semester 2

Summer

Semester 3

Corporate Finance

Seminars in Finance

 

 

Area Elective 2

Financial Econometrics

Financial Analysis through Stata and R

Investments

Area Elective 1

Financial Analysis through Excel and VBA

 

Thesis/ Project

Ethics and professional standards in Finance

General Elective 1

 

 

 

 

Course List

Core Courses

S. No.

Course code

Course title

Credit hours

1

FIN 505

Ethics and professional standards in Finance

3

2

FIN 555

Corporate Finance

3

3

FIN 511

Investments

3

4

FIN 569

Financial Econometrics

3

5

FIN 577

Seminars in Finance

3

6

FIN 516

Financial Analysis through Excel and VBA

3

7

FIN 517

Financial Analysis through Stata and R

3

Electives

Corporate Finance

S. No.

Course code

Course title

Credit hours

1

FIN 577

Mergers and Acquisitions

1.5

2

FIN 555

Project Finance and Public Private Infrastructure

1.5

3

FIN 551

International Finance

3

4

FIN 562

Applied Security Analysis and Financial Modelling

3

Market Finance

S. No.

Course code

Course title

Credit hours

1

FIN 575

Empirical Asset Pricing

3

2

FIN 568

Derivatives and Risk Hedging

3

3

FIN 578

Mathematical Finance

3

4

FIN 565

Treasury and Fund Management

3

General Electives

S. No.

Course code

Course title

Credit hours

1

FIN 580

Fintech and Financial Innovation

3

2

FIN 598

Behavioral Finance

3

3

FIN 559

Islamic Finance

3

4

FIN 562

Risk Management

3

5

STA 672

Advanced Econometrics

3

6

FIN 582

Python for Finance

3

Duration

Minimum duration: 18 Months / three semesters

Maximum duration: 4 years

 

Aptitude Test Components:

Candidates will be assessed on three broad components:

a. English Composition (MCQs)
b. Finance (Basic level MCQs)
c. Mathematics (MCQs); and
d. Essay Writing