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Offered by the Department of Mathematics

Finance and Insurance are areas with a great potential of applicable advanced research and rewarding career options in a wide range of industries. These fields have shown substantial growth despite the recent economic downturn. Therefore, there is a high degree of guaranteed employability in comparison with other areas. Studying finance and insurance could be a good choice for potential students who wish to pursue their career either in postgraduate research or in the insurance sector. These fields are dense with job opportunities in a growing knowledge economy.

BSc Honours in Finance and Insurance programme is designed to provide insight into insurance, banking, finance and fundamentals of management in aspects of both theory and practice. This degree will enable students to pursue a wide range of careers in the financial services industry and to gain professional qualifications.

Intended Learning Outcomes
At the end of the 04 years (SLQF Level 6) BSc Honours in Finance and Insurance (Industrial Orientation) holders should be able to:

  • demonstrate thorough and systematic understanding of advanced concepts in the field of finance and insurance.
  • demonstrate practical skills in applied mathematics, finance, insurance and related disciplines, through the use of established techniques and development of new techniques.
  • demonstrate creativity through innovation.
  • effectively communicate information and ideas to a wider audience.
  • recognize and act on opportunities.
  • practice professionalism and uphold ethical standards.
  • function independently as well as interdependently.
  • demonstrate leadership skills.
  • express emotional and intellectual maturity in a global setting.

Specific Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme which consists of a course work component together with an industrial training and industrial research project, the students should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the terminologies, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to the field of finance and insurance.
  • apply best practices in financial management to make plans, organize projects, monitor outcomes and provide financial leadership.
  • observe and interpret financial markets to uncover potential opportunities and construct financial portfolios.
  • apply the Standards of Practice and Codes of Conduct of Financial Practitioners to address ethical challenges within the business environment.

Entry Requirements

Eligibility:  A minimum GPA of 2.50 at the end level II for all registered courses including CS core courses.

Course Modules

(L – No. of Lecture hours, P – No. of Practical hours, O – Optional, X – Compulsory)
* Will not be considered when calculating GPA

Level 3

Semester Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
Semester I AM 3031 Mathematical Methods I 3C 45L X
Semester I FM 3032 Quantitative Finance 3C 45L X
Semester I MS 3011 Accounting for Finance 3C 45L X
Semester I FM 3012 Economics I for Finance and Insurance 3C 45L X
Semester I IT 3004 E- Commerce 2C 20L 20P O
Semester I ST 3006 Regression Analysis 2C 30L O
Semester I MS 3006 General Management 2C 20L 20P O
Semester II MS 3007 Strategic Human Resource Management 2C 20L 20P O
Semester II FM 3006 Insurance Market and Products 3C 30L 30P X
Semester II FM 3035 Game Theory and Decision Theory 3C 30L 30P O
Semester II FM 3008 Case Study in Finance 4C 120P X
Semester II EC 3031 Community Service 4C * 120P X

Level 4

Semester Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
Semester I FM 4007 Economics II for Finance and Insurance 3C 45L O
Semester I FM 4008 Case Study in Insurance 3C 90P O
Semester I MS 4003 Strategic Decision Making 3C 30L 30P X
Semester I MS 4005 Professional Development in Finance & Insurance 3C 30L 30P X
Semester I MS 4004 Statement Analysis 3C 30L 30P X
Semester II MS 4006 Entrepreneurship in Insurance & Finance 3C 30L 30P X
Semester II FM 4010 Industrial Training 6C * 180P X
Semester II FM 4011 Industrial Research Project 6C 180P X