Academic Programs

Master in Banking and Finance

Rationale

Currently the banking and finance sector in Pakistan is facing unprecedented transformation towards modernization, liberalization, innovation and integration with the global financial markets. The challenges for the banking sector have become ever more complex and convoluted and demand mentally sound and inquisitive human capital. There is an increasing demand for highly specialized executives capable of understanding the complexities that govern the financial sector. The Master of Banking and Finance (MBF) presents a unique opportunity to undertake specialized postgraduate studies in the areas of banking and finance.

Program Objectives

The MBF program is designed to develop advanced skills and knowledge base required for the contemporary banking and financial world. The program presents an excellent blend of theory and practical version of banking, finance and economics. It provides extensive knowledge of Pakistani financial institutions and markets, and the participants can fully comprehend the complexity, uncertainty and risks of the financial market. The program also emphasizes the development of analytical skills through case studies and regular project work relevant to the needs of a dynamic financial market. The participants are equipped to meet the challenges of the private and public sector organizations' financial functions. The participants are facilitated to acquire internships in reputed organizations to gain practical experience. The courses are structured to enable participants to attain JAIBP Diploma alongside completion of the MBF program for their job assurance and career growth.

Foundation Courses

  • Management of Organizations
  • Management Application of ICT
  • Statistical Methods for Management Decisions
  • Communication for Managers
  • Financial Accounting Analysis
  • Entrepreneurship and Managing SMEs
  • Marketing Management
  • Building Sustained Comparative Advantage
  • Research Methods

Core Courses

  • Economics Analysis and Business Decisions
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Financial Management and Corporate Finance
  • Macro Economics and Monetary Policy
  • International Trade and FOREX
  • Banking Operations and Credit Management

Applied Courses

  • Financial Risk Management
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Islamic Banking
  • Anti Money Laundering
  • Banking Customer Relationship Management
  • Money and Capital Markets
  • Managing Financial Institutions
  • Micro Financing
  • Investment Banking
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Internet and Mobile Banking Operations

Projects

  • Final Project

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates of this program can find placements in public and private organizations' financial functions, banks, insurance and leasing companies. They can also be employed as teachers, trainers, financial analysts and consultants in the educational and consultancy sectors.

Admission Criteria

A prospective applicant to a 16 Years equivalent Masters program must have:

  1. 14 Years qualification with 50% marks in case of annual system in the degree awarding institution.
  2. 14 Years qualification with 2.0/4.0 CGPA in case of semester system in the degree awarding institution.
  3. In case of an equivalent foreign qualification, an equivalent certificate from Higher Education Commission is mandatory.
  4. In case the foreign degree/transcript is in any language other than English or Urdu, an officially translated copy of the degree/transcript is mandatory.
  5. An officially translated copy is the one verified by the degree awarding institution, respective foreign ministry or an authorized public notary.

SPA Brochure (Pdf)

Program Head
Mr Khalil Arbi
Email: khalil.arbi@umt.edu.pk

Program Manager
Mr. Zakee Saadat
Email: zakee.saadat@umt.edu.pk

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