Considering the fact that Accounting is one of the fastest growing professions of the world, Faculty of Management Studies has established a school of Accounting called School of Accounting and Finance-SAF. It offers specialized degrees of Accounting, Finance, and Banking for the students who wishes to pursue their career in these felds. School of Accounting and Finance-SAF is envisioned to produce individuals who seek careers in these areas. The school is built on strong foundation of accounting and fnance curriculum and has competent teaching faculty. The school is linked with other accountancy bodies of the world to provide our students a view of what is happening in the area of accountancy around the world. Graduates of the school get an edge over other similar degree holders due to focused studies and practical exposure. The school has a leading role in imparting accounting education and engaging students in scholarly research activities. The School of Accounting and Finance-SAF has introduced the use of latest technology to educate students in the areas of accountancy, audit, taxation, corporate laws, banking, and Enterprise Resource Planning. Computerized software and databases are used to provide extensive exposure of the practical world.
The School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Central Punjab, has a unique honor amongst the private universities in Pakistan of carrying more than a quarter century old tradition of Accounting and Finance education in Pakistan. It all started with the inception of Punjab College of Commerce in 1985. The School of Accounting and Finance has a great success and excellence through innovative educational programs, stateof-the-art facilities, most progressive teaching and learning methodologies, and above all commitment to provide quality education. At the School of Accounting and Finance, we equip our students with the educational and practical tools that are needed to make a mark in the contemporary world of commerce and business. Our school not only caters to the needs of local environment, but also to the changing situations of the business community around the world. We, thus, make regular changes in our curriculum based on the local and global shifts in business trends. A blend of indigenous and foreign learning pedagogy combined with extensive academic research makes School of Accounting and Finance-SAF programs most desirable and benefcial for the students who join the practical world of business. We offer degree programs at all levels, starting from undergraduate to PhD. Our linkage with The Institute of Bankers Pakistan provides additional strength to our Banking and Finance students. The students go through two highly supervised internship programs each year and attend specially arranged lectures of senior bankers on various specialized topics of banking. The programs that we offer are BS Accounting & Finance, M.Com. , M.Phil., MS, and PhD. We prepare our students for the path of practical business life through individual attention in addition to the combined pedagogy they receive in their classes, and through devising strategies that help them to use their course knowledge in real-world practical scenarios. The teaching staff of the school is from diverse backgrounds and is dedicated to provide quality education to students. We have PhD professors, professional bankers, chartered accountants, foreign qualifed trainers, and experienced professionals in their respective felds, and dedicated educationists who are engaged in this profession for a long time. Students have a great opportunity to learn heaps of knowledge and experience from these extraordinary teachers and develop their personalities during their stay at this university.
Dr. Ather Azim Khan
School of Accounting and Finance, FMS
University of Central Punjab