Introduction to FOC
Faculty of Commerce is operating for about a decade providing quality education in the field of Accounting, Finance, Banking and other areas of Commerce. The faculty offers programs according to the market and emerging requirements of business world. The faculty has developed new programs over time and has made changes in the study programs according to the needs of progressing world. The faculty offers M.Com. program in affiliation with the Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP) to prepare students join the banking profession. Faculty of Commerce has taken initiative to promote research culture. Programs of Ph.D., M.Phil. and MS are research degrees offered as per the national and international standards. We look forward to cater to the needs of ever changing world stressing the key elements of success.
Courses offered at Faculty of Commerce, UCP give a new dimension to commerce education by providing hands-on training, in-depth teaching, adequate IT training and improved communication skills. Latest teaching and learning methodologies are followed to provide education in the best possible manner. UCP has endeavored to bring a paradigm shift in teaching and learning methodologies. The directive model of teaching is replaced by interactive and participative model, making students active learners. In addition to classroom lectures, seminars, simulation exercises, workshops, tutorials, study circles, presentations, case studies, research projects and other techniques are used to achieve the objective of excellence in a beautiful campus equipped with all modern facilities.
Given the fact that a good teacher can bring out the best in a student, we select competent, qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty members who are totally committed to produce the finest commerce graduates. The faculty includes experienced teachers and professionals who blend theory with practice. The teaching environment is highly conducive for learning. Each faculty member is an expert in his or her own field. Almost all teachers are researchers who contribute to the advancement of knowledge by writing articles, books and research papers. They also inculcate this culture of research in students to promote their sense of inquiry.
Scholarships and Fee Concessions
Scholarships are given to the top performers on the basis of marks obtained and their overall performance. Fee concessions are also given to the old students of Punjab Group of Colleges.
Exemptions in Study Programs
Exemptions are given by professional accountancy bodies, such as ICAP, ICMAP and ACCA to our graduates, both in Pakistan and abroad, on the basis of their degrees acquired at UCP. The details of these exemptions can be seen at the respective websites of each professional accountancy body.
The Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP)
IBP is working primarily for the capacity building and human resource development in the financial service industry for the last 52 years. The qualification offered by IBP has exceptional importance in the banking sector and is considered of high value. On the basis of this qualification, rewards and incentives are given to bankers. IBP has collaborated with a very few universities in Pakistan to produce graduates with better knowledge and understanding of banking operations. Banking & Finance students undertake two supervised internships, each of a minimum of six weeks at different banks, organized by IBP. Each year the students undergo a special training program, which includes lectures by senior bankers on topics such as Banking Law & Practice, Deposit Mobilization, Prudential Regulations, Credit Management, Bank Accounting, Assets and Liability Management in Banks, Marketing of Financial Services, International Trade Finance, Foreign Exchange etc. The students also write an internship report and their viva is conducted by IBP and expert bankers after completion of each internship.
Main Features of Degree Programs
Highly Qualified and Competent Teaching Faculty
Most Modern Learning Techniques
Latest pedagogical tools
Industrial and academic visits
Unlimited Internet facility to all students
Series of Seminars and Workshops
B.Com. (Honors) 4 Years
(Accounting & Finance/ Banking & Finance/
Human Resource Management)
BS (Honors)-Applied Accounting 4 Years
M.Com. 2 Years
(Accounting & Finance/Banking & Finance/
Human Resource Management)
MS in Commerce 2 Years
M.Phil. (Leading to Ph.D.) 2 Years
Ph.D. in Commerce As Per HEC Requirements
MBA-Accounting & Finance
(Only for Professional Accountants)*
*It includes Professional Accountants of ICAP, ICMAP, ACCA and CIMA