Masters of Science in Accounting & Finance (MSc AF) | GIFT University

Masters of Science in Accounting & Finance (MSc AF)

Career Prospects:

Masters in Accounting and Finance offers the best career paths for long-term employment at national and international level. Strong focus on the core areas of accounting and finance makes the graduates highly employable in large numbers of sectors, for examples accountant, internal auditor, tax examiner, stockbroker, actuarial analyst, management accountant, company secretary, banking, investments and financial services. Typical employers include securities and commodities brokers, banks, insurance carriers, government agencies, real estate companies, and trust management.

Accounting and finance professionals can pursue different higher degree as MBA, CA, ACCA, CIMA, ACMA, CFA, MPhil Economics and MPhil in Management Sciences after completing graduation.

 

Program Objectives:

The core objectives of this two-year degree program are:

  • To provide advanced and specialized training in accounting and finance.
  • To polish theoretical understanding and key skills with essential accounting and finance capabilities, including critical analysis, research and advanced numeracy to understand the critical factors behind the success and failure of different organizations.
  • To develop practical skills, such as the ability to evaluate financial statements, estimate fair values and compare different investments.
  • To create analytical and decision-making skills in an increasingly complex global environment.
  • To equip the students with the knowledge and skills of computer technology in accounting and finance for improved decision making.
  • To enable students to evaluate problems and innovations in accounting and finance and their impact on managerial decision making.
  • To make them able for the application of techniques and tools of accounting and finance for evaluation of costs and benefits of strategic decisions.
  • To understand the applications and effects of financial reporting standards, GAAP and ethical standards in accounting and finance.
 

Program Description:

A combination of business skills and financial knowledge is an important pre-requisite to a fast-track career in either finance or management. The modern accounting and finance professional is part of a management team and needs more than technical skills to fulfill this role. MSc in Accounting and Finance is a professional degree program designed with a mix of strong accounting and finance conceptual framework and soft skills needed to excel in the areas of accounting finance, auditing and taxation. This program also improves technical and interpersonal skills of students. The program has been designed to offer an expanded business knowledge and skills to students which is vital to the financial profession in today’s technology-driven, global business environment. This program provides advanced, specialized training in accounting and finance. It is the result of intensive discussions with scholars, prospective employers and the professionals. This unique program is suitable for those wishing to enhance their prospects to rise in their careers in financial reporting, taxation, management accounting, corporate law, corporate finance, investment and risk management and managerial interpersonal & negotiation skills. One of the very significant features of this program is extensive purpose based and regularly monitored internship, which gives students an in-depth knowledge about the real time application of theoretical concepts along with immense exposure of business environment and practices.

 

Program Features:

The program provides:

  • Strong foundation in accounting and finance.
  • Generates capability to concentrate in the major field of interest.
  • Develops innovative skills to handle independent projects.
  • Widens intellectual horizon to pursue further in the area of specialization.
  • Detailed preparation and training for ACCA qualification.

The syllabus is intended to progressively widen and deepen the knowledge, skills and professional values ACCA syllabus. ACCA has granted exemption of 4 papers (F-1 to F-4) and the syllabus mainly covers the major area of ACCA at the knowledge module level and skills module level and also wraps two papers of professional level. More specifically syllabus completely covers 9 of ACCA out of 14 papers.

  • Detailed preparation and training for CFA Level I qualification.

The syllabus is designed to progressively broaden and deepen the knowledge, skills and professional values as per the requirement of CFA Level I. The syllabus completely covers all modules of CFA Level I.

  • Comprehensively covers 11 papers out of 20 papers for CA program.
  • Comprehensive preparation of 13 papers out of 21 papers for CMA program.
  • Complete coverage of PIPFA program.
 

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

The university welcomes applications from candidates:

  • Who have successfully completed 14 years of education (BA / BSc / BCom or any other equivalent degree.
  • Secured at least 45% marks (in annual system) or CGPA of 2.0/4.0 (in semester system) or equivalent.
  • GIFT Comprehensive Admission Test (GCAT) or relevant level NTS test may also be applicable for admissions.
  • Candidates with completed professional qualification or those with 16 years of education in relevant area are eligible to claim exemptions in accordance to the exemption policy of the University.
 

Program Structure:

Structure

No of Courses

Cr Hrs

Program Core

12

36

Program Electives

4

12

Other Areas

5

15

Social Integration Program

 

3

Internship

 

3

PDP

 

1

Total

21

70

 

 

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

The university welcomes applications from candidates:

  • Who have successfully completed 14 years of education (BA / BSc / BCom or any other equivalent degree.
  • Secured at least 45% marks (in annual system) or CGPA of 2.0/4.0 (in semester system) or equivalent.
  • GIFT Comprehensive Admission Test (GCAT) or relevant level NTS test may also be applicable for admissions.
  • Candidates with completed professional qualification or those with 16 years of education in relevant area are eligible to claim exemptions in accordance to the exemption policy of the University.

Enquiries

The Admission Office at GIFT University deals with the enquiries concerning admissions. The prospective candidates are advised to consult this office during working hours of the University.

 

General Criteria to Apply

  • The candidate fulfills the eligibility conditions of the program.
  • The candidate must have earned the eligibility qualification from a recognized educational institution.
  • Good proficiency in English language.
  • The candidate has not been debarred on disciplinary grounds during his earlier educational career.
 

Admission Application

  • Applications for admissions are invited through advertisement in the media. The prospective candidates are advised to obtain the University Prospectus, Application Form and Admission Schedule from the Admissions Office. They may make queries to the officer on duty for further information.
  • Admission Application should be submitted together with all required documents within the prescribed time limit in the Student Affairs Centre Admissions Office.
  • Online Applicants can apply just by filling the required fields of Online Application Form. Their documents will be verified at the day of admissions test and interview.
  • After admission test and interview, the Admission Committee will advise the successful candidates to deposit fee and other dues in the Accounts Office within the specified time limit.
  • On payment of fee and dues, the Accounts Office will issue the Registration Number to the candidate. at least two days prior to the commencement of the semester.

 

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