Introduction

The Department of Economics plans a new two-year MS program in Economics & Finance, which equals 18 years of education. This program is in line with Higher Education Commission (HEC) curriculum. The MS in Economics & Finance is an applied Economics degree geared towards students who wish to pursue their career as applied economists in commerce, financial institutions, ICMA, CIMA, Stock markets, government and academic areas. In addition, an excellent preliminary training will be provided to those who wish to pursue further research for a PhD in the areas of Economics & Finance. The demand for such a program has been apparent to us for quite some time and we have developed the curricula keeping in view the challenging needs and problems of our country in particular and those of the world in general.

Scope regarding Marketing, Social and Employment perspective

  • The master of Science in Economics & Finance program offers a professional graduate course of study designed to provide competency in management and to acquaint the student with a variety of business activities.
  • The MS degree program is both decision and policy oriented and focuses on key aspects of modern business administration.
  • It is a 2-year degree program offered by the Department of Economics to working professionals.
  • It is also prepares students for a variety of leadership positions in complex contemporary world and teaching careers.
  • Students will be able to get competent skills of solving complex problems and expedite in modern research.
  • Students will be able to get awareness and knowledge of Social, Ethical, and professional values relevant to Economics & Finance Research.
  • The MS program in Economics is designed to prepare graduates for managerial and administrative roles in business, industry and government on the national and international levels.

Program Learning Objective

  1. Develop critical thinking and research behavior.
  2. Understand various research philosophies and research approaches
  3. Understand various research techniques and tools to conduct research
  4. Develop research proposal ,development of model and specify variables
  5. Conduct research on a specific topic(s)
  6. Develop a research report or paper following a standard structure.

Admission Requirement

  • Sixteen years of schooling or four-year of relevant education after intermediate with minimum 45%.
  • MAJU Admission Test
  • Interview

Duration

This is normally a 2-year of program comprising of course works and thesis.

Degree Requirement

Each candidate for the MS Economics& Finance degree is required to complete 30 credits hours with minimum of 2.5 CGPA

Core Courses

Course Title
Advanced Microeconomics
Advanced Research Methods
Strategic Finance
Quantitative Research Methods
Advanced Macroeconomics
International Finance

Course Code
EC5000
EC5400
FN5300
MG5130
EC5010
FN5310


Elective Courses

Course Title
Advanced Mathematical Economics (EE-1) OR
Issues in Pakistan Economy(EE-2)
Agricultural economics(EE-2)
Advanced Portfolio Management(EF-1)
Advanced Investment Banking(EF-I1)
Financial Risk Management(EF-III)
Financial Derivatives(EF-IV)

Course Code
EC6100
EC6310
EC6320
FN6500
FN6510
FN6520
FN6530

Semester I

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
EC5000Advanced Microeconomics3-
EC5400Advanced Research Methods3-
FN5300Strategic Finance3-
Total09

Semester II

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
MG5130Quantitative Research Methods3-
EC5010Advanced Macroeconomics3-
FN5310International Finance3-
Total09

Semester III

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
EC6400Thesis (Phase –I)3-
EC6100Elective –I (Economics)3-
FN6500Elective –I (Finance)3-
Total09

Semester IV

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
EC6410Thesis Phase -II3-
Total3

WITHOUT THESIS

Semester III

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
EC6100Elective –I (Economics)3-
FN6500Elective –I (Finance)3-
EC6310Elective –II (Economics)3-
Total9

Semester IV

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
FN6530Elective-II( Finance)3-
Total3
+ PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Introduction

The Department of Economics plans a new two-year MS program in Economics & Finance, which equals 18 years of education. This program is in line with Higher Education Commission (HEC) curriculum. The MS in Economics & Finance is an applied Economics degree geared towards students who wish to pursue their career as applied economists in commerce, financial institutions, ICMA, CIMA, Stock markets, government and academic areas. In addition, an excellent preliminary training will be provided to those who wish to pursue further research for a PhD in the areas of Economics & Finance. The demand for such a program has been apparent to us for quite some time and we have developed the curricula keeping in view the challenging needs and problems of our country in particular and those of the world in general.

Scope regarding Marketing, Social and Employment perspective

  • The master of Science in Economics & Finance program offers a professional graduate course of study designed to provide competency in management and to acquaint the student with a variety of business activities.
  • The MS degree program is both decision and policy oriented and focuses on key aspects of modern business administration.
  • It is a 2-year degree program offered by the Department of Economics to working professionals.
  • It is also prepares students for a variety of leadership positions in complex contemporary world and teaching careers.
  • Students will be able to get competent skills of solving complex problems and expedite in modern research.
  • Students will be able to get awareness and knowledge of Social, Ethical, and professional values relevant to Economics & Finance Research.
  • The MS program in Economics is designed to prepare graduates for managerial and administrative roles in business, industry and government on the national and international levels.

Program Learning Objective

  1. Develop critical thinking and research behavior.
  2. Understand various research philosophies and research approaches
  3. Understand various research techniques and tools to conduct research
  4. Develop research proposal ,development of model and specify variables
  5. Conduct research on a specific topic(s)
  6. Develop a research report or paper following a standard structure.

Admission Requirement

  • Sixteen years of schooling or four-year of relevant education after intermediate with minimum 45%.
  • MAJU Admission Test
  • Interview

Duration

This is normally a 2-year of program comprising of course works and thesis.

Degree Requirement

Each candidate for the MS Economics& Finance degree is required to complete 30 credits hours with minimum of 2.5 CGPA

+ SPECIALIZATION

Core Courses

Course Title
Advanced Microeconomics
Advanced Research Methods
Strategic Finance
Quantitative Research Methods
Advanced Macroeconomics
International Finance

Course Code
EC5000
EC5400
FN5300
MG5130
EC5010
FN5310


Elective Courses

Course Title
Advanced Mathematical Economics (EE-1) OR
Issues in Pakistan Economy(EE-2)
Agricultural economics(EE-2)
Advanced Portfolio Management(EF-1)
Advanced Investment Banking(EF-I1)
Financial Risk Management(EF-III)
Financial Derivatives(EF-IV)

Course Code
EC6100
EC6310
EC6320
FN6500
FN6510
FN6520
FN6530

+ SCHEME OF STUDIES

Semester I

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
EC5000Advanced Microeconomics3-
EC5400Advanced Research Methods3-
FN5300Strategic Finance3-
Total09

Semester II

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
MG5130Quantitative Research Methods3-
EC5010Advanced Macroeconomics3-
FN5310International Finance3-
Total09

Semester III

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
EC6400Thesis (Phase –I)3-
EC6100Elective –I (Economics)3-
FN6500Elective –I (Finance)3-
Total09

Semester IV

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
EC6410Thesis Phase -II3-
Total3

WITHOUT THESIS

Semester III

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
EC6100Elective –I (Economics)3-
FN6500Elective –I (Finance)3-
EC6310Elective –II (Economics)3-
Total9

Semester IV

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
FN6530Elective-II( Finance)3-
Total3