IBA Karachi launches Master of Science in Finance

Karachi (Muhammad Yasir)  The IBA Karachi is pleased to announce the launch of Master of Science in Finance program commencing in Fall 2020. The MS leading to PhD program will be spread over 3 semesters with a total of 36 credit hours. The program is aimed to facilitate students with business as well as non-business background.

Chairperson, Department of Finance, Dr. Ahmad Junaid highlighted that the program is structured to aid students who wish to excel in corporate sector as well as help those who wish to pursue an academic career.  Dr. Junaid explained that students who wish to take the corporate route will opt for a real-life project while students with academic route in mind will choose a thesis alongside their course work.

Commenting on the efficacy of the program, Executive Director, Dr. S Akbar Zaidi said, “The financial sector of Pakistan has posted highest growth rates in recent past. However, the percentage of banked population and capitalization of stock market is still very low in comparison to the regional markets. This high growth offers new innovations in terms of financial products, institutions, and system as a whole. Hence the job market for finance specialists is continuously growing.”

The admission for the MS-Finance program is open till August 13, 2020.

With the addition of the MS-Finance program, the IBA Karachi is now offering 10 graduate programs alongside 6 undergraduate and 3 post graduate programs. Recently, a 2-year MS Data Science program was successfully launched and received an overwhelming response from the candidates.