The Department of Finance and Economics offers a two-year MS program in Economics & Finance, which equals 18 years of education. This program is in line with the 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, 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, and those of the world in general.

Admission Requirements

  • Sixteen years of schooling or four-year of relevant education after intermediate with minimum 50% marks or minimum CGPA 2.0/4.0.
  • MAJU Admission Test or HEC Approved Test.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Area Cr. Hrs.
Core Courses 12
Elective Courses- Economics 06
Elective Courses-Finance 06
Thesis/ Elective Courses 06

Core Courses

Course Title Course Code Cr. Hrs.
Advanced Microeconomics EC5000 3
Advanced Research Methods EC5400 3
Theory and Practice of Finance FN5320 3
Advanced Macroeconomics EC5010 3

Elective Courses

1. Economics

Course Title Course Code Cr. Hrs.
Advanced Econometrics EC5030 3
Advanced Mathematical Economics EC6100 3
Issues in Pakistan Economy EC6310 3
Advanced Development Economics EC6320 3
Advanced Monetary Economics EC6330 3
Islamic Finance EC6340 3
Labor Economics EC6350 3
Public Finance EC6360 3

2. Finance

Course Title Course Code Cr. Hrs.
International Finance FN5310 3
Advanced Portfolio Management FN6500 3
Contemporary Issues in Banking and Finance FN6510 3
Financial Econometrics FN6520 3
Advanced Financial Derivatives FN6530 3

Deficiency Courses

Course Title Course Code Cr. Hrs.
Introduction to Business Finance FN2300 3
Basic Econometrics EC4110 3
Business Economics EC1020 3

Research Thesis (Only for thesis students)

Course Title Course Code Cr. Hrs.
Thesis Phase-I EC6400 3
Thesis Phase-II EC6410 3

SCHEME OF STUDIES

Semester - 1

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
EC 5000 Advance Microeconomics 3 0 3
EC 5400 Advanced Research Methods 3 0 3
FN 5320 Theory and Practice of Finance 3 0 3

Semester - 2

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
EC 5010 Advanced Macroeconomics 3 0 3
EC XXXX Elective I (Economics) 3 0 3
FN XXXX Elective I (Finance) 3 0 3

Semester - 3

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
EC 6400 Thesis (Phase I) 3 0 3
EC XXXX Elective II (Economics) 3 0 3
FN XXXX Elective-II (Finance) 3 0 3

Semester - 4

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
EC 6410 Thesis (Phase II) 3 0 3
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