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MPhil Economics and Finance

M.Phil. Economics and Finance at PIDE is dedicated to develop a new generation of financial leaders and entrepreneurs, and conducting research not only into the nature of business, but the connections between business and the wider world. The world has just gone through ever disastrous financial crisis and Pakistan too, is experiencing the aftershocks of this crisis. The contribution comes in the time of despair and the evil of economic crisis will triumph only when the respective experts remain silent. After Karachi, Islamabad is the cable of networked head quarter for listed firms. This necessitated the need for a discipline to address the economics and financial issues of economic actors under one umbrella. It will equip the graduates to tackle the all financial problems leading to business failure with economic perspective.

Eligibility Criteria

BBA(4 years), B.S (4 years), M.A/MSc (2 years) in Economics, Finance, M.Com or any other relevant subject with at least 2nd Division, 2.5/4.00 CGPAor B Grade. The candidates with research/publication and relevant job experience in the applied fields of Economics and Finance are highly encouraged to apply.

Students awaiting results may also apply

Program Structure

Total Credit Hours: 39 Credit Hours
Course Work: 24 Credit Hours
Thesis: 15 Credit Hours
Core Courses: 6
Elective Courses: 2
Non-Credit Core Course: 1

Duration: 2 years (with the provision of one-year extension)

Semester Wise Program Structure
Course CodeCourse NameCredit HoursSemester
EFN-600Microeconomic Theory3Semester-I
EFN-620Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance3Semester-I
EFN-640Financial Theory3Semester-I
Elective I3Semester-I
EFN-610Macroeconomic Theory3Semester-II
EFN-650Financial Econometrics3Semester-II
EFN-630Financial Institutions and Markets3Semester-II
Elective II3Semester-II
EFN-670Applied Seminars in Advance Research MethodsNCSemester-III
Thesis (Proposal)Semester-III
List of Courses
Sr. No.Course CodeCourse NameCourse Type
1EFN-600Microeconomic TheoryCore Course
2EFN-610Macroeconomic TheoryCore Course
3EFN-620Quantitative Methods for Economic and FinanceCore Course
4EFN-630Financial Institutions and MarketCore Course
5EFN-640Financial TheoryCore Course
6EFN-650Financial EconometricsCore Course
7EFN-670Applied Seminars in Advance Research MethodsCore Course
8EFN-703Monetary EconomicsOptional Course
9EFN-706Advance Monetary EconomicsOptional Course
10EFN-709Financial AnalysisOptional Course
11EFN-715Advance Financial EconometricsOptional Course
12EFN-718Cases in Corporate FinanceOptional Course
13EFN-721International FinanceOptional Course
14EFN-724Advance Portfolio ManagementOptional Course
15EFN-727Financial Risk ManagementOptional Course
16EFN-730Behavioral FinanceOptional Course
17EFN-733Banking Operations and Risk ManagementOptional Course
18EFN-736Insurance and Actuarial SciencesOptional Course
19EFN-739Financial DerivativesOptional Course
20EFN-742Corporate GovernanceOptional Course
21EFN-748Forensic Accounting and Fraud ExaminationOptional Course
22EFN-751Economic Development and FinanceOptional Course
23EFN-754Emerging Issues in FinanceOptional Course
24EFN-757Venture Capital and Private EquityOptional Course
25EFN-760Credit Risk ManagementOptional Course
26EFN-766Treasury and Funds ManagementOptional Course
27EFN-772Islamic Banking and Finance MarketsOptional Course

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