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Suleman Dawood School of Business
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Business
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This programme gives you the foundation to excel in your accounting or finance career, and prepares you for the evolving business world.
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43 Courses
130-132 Credit Hours
Mandatory Internship

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BSc (Honours) Accounting and Finance
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Obtain the foundation to excel in your accounting or finance career.
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Tracks

The BSc (Honours) Accounting and Finance programme also allows students to follow a set of pre-identified courses to simultaneously complete professional certifications with their undergraduate degree.

In partnership with certification bodies, several different tracks are offered. Click through the below to explore.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

SDSB has an MoU with ACCA - the world’s fastest-growing gateway to the accountancy profession.

  • Upon registration with the ACCA embedded program at LUMS, students are granted provisional exemptions from the foundation level papers (F1-F9) of the ACCA qualification.
  • After provisional exemptions have been granted, students are eligible to sit for the professional stage papers (P1-P5) while completing their degree, provided they have taken the following courses offered by SDSB:
    • Corporate Financial Reporting-II
    • Advanced Auditing
    • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • The MoU offers BSc Accounting and Finance students the opportunity to complete the ACCA exams during the course of their undergraduate degree. Students must register with ACCA at the end of their sophomore year to obtain exemptions and are eligible for a fee waiver, subject to certain conditions
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)

In 2013, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) recognised LUMS as a Specified Degree Awarding Institute (SDAI).

  • BSc Accounting and Finance graduates are exempt from the first two stages of ICAP examinations.
  • BSc Accounting and Finance graduates are also eligible for a reduced practical training requirement of three years (instead of 4 years required for graduates of other programmes).
  • ACF graduates would only have to take 6 papers of final stage of ICAP’s examinations and 2 papers of Multi Subject Assessments
CFA

LUMS is a regional partner of the CFA Program. CFA Institute partners with globally diverse, high profile institutions who cover at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and who embrace the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct in their degree programmes.

  • LUMS also offers 10 scholarships every year to Accounting and Finance students who plan to appear for CFA exams in their senior year.
  • The following courses offered at LUMS provide a solid foundation for CFA exam preparation:
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Corporate Financial Reporting I & II
    • Applied Financial Analysis
    • Principles of Finance
    • Intermediate Finance
    • Applied Corporate Finance
    • Investments
    • Fixed Income Securities
    • Financial Derivatives
    • Portfolio Management
Society of Actuaries

The LUMS BSc Accounting and Finance degree provides opportunities to students to prepare for the fellowship of the Society of Actuaries (SOA).

  • BSc Accounting and Finance students may claim exemption from the Economics, Corporate Finance and Applied Statistics papers of the US Society of Actuaries.
  • Students who wish to become an actuary are encouraged to take the below courses while at LUMS:
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Principles of Macroeconomics
    • Principles of Finance
    • Intermediate Finance
    • Applied Corporate Finance
    • Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics (offered by the Department of Mathematics)
    • Econometrics
    • Financial Time Series Analysis
      • Quantitative Finance
      • Financial Derivatives
      • Construction and evaluation of Actuarial models
      • Models for Life Contingencies
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