What does SAF stand for?
SAF stands for School of Accounting and Finance
What does SAF offer?
SAF offers the following academic programs:

  • BS (Hons.) Accounting and Finance
  • M.Com.
  • MS Accounting and Finance
  • M.Phil. Accounting and Finance
  • PhD Accounting and Finance

When admissions in the programs of SAF are offered?
Please visit our website for academic calendar and admission dates in Fall and Spring Semesters.
What's the admission fee and per semester fee?
Admission fee varies for different programs. You may visit our website: www.ucp.edu.pk or visit our admission office for detailed information.
What is the entrance requirements for undergraduate program i.e. BS Accounting & Finance and M.Com.?
Eligibility Criteria for BS (Hons.) Accounting and Finance: I.Com., FA/F.Sc., A Level, Equivalent Qualification (Minimum second division)

Eligibility Criteria for M.Com.: – B.Com. (2 years) or equivalent and Admission test
– Minimum second division is compulsory to apply for the degree

How many semesters are there in a year?
There are two regular semesters i.e. Fall and Spring. In addition to that, there is a third “summer” semester, which is offered to the students who desire to repeat a course. Duration of regular semesters is 16 weeks of study whereas duration for Summer semester is 8 weeks.
Do I have to decide on MS/M.Phil. at the time of admission?
Students will be allowed to shift from MS to M.Phil. or M.Phil. to MS after two semesters.
I am currently attending another college/university and want to transfer to SAF. What is the process for that?
You have to submit your transfer application along with your existing transcript and other relevant documents. After evaluating your application, the concerned office will intimate you about the credits being accepted or not.
I have done FA as a private candidate. Will my application be considered differently than regular candidates?
Your application will not be evaluated differently. UCP is an equal opportunity institute and we welcome both private and regular candidates who meet our merit.

M.Phil. and MS Accounting and Finance Programs

When do I get admission in M.Phil./MS program?
We offer admission in M.Phil. and MS programs twice a year i.e. in Fall and Spring semesters.
What are the admissions dates of Fall and Spring semesters?
Exact dates are available on our website www.ucp.edu.pk. Generally we start admissions in Fall semester by the end of June or start of July every year and in Spring semester we start admissions in December every year.
What is the duration of MS program?
MS program is of one year and six months i.e. three semesters.
What is the duration of M.Phil. program?
M.Phil. program is of two years but can be completed in one and half year.
Do I have to work on thesis in both MS and M.Phil. programs?
MS program is based on course work i.e. 10 courses of three credit hours each. M.Phil. program includes research work i.e. thesis of six credit hour to be done after completion of eight courses of 24 credit hours.
What are the timings of MS and M.Phil. programs?
We offer classes of MS and M.Phil. programs in three sessions i.e. morning, evening and weekends. Weekend classes are only offered to students who are admitted in Fall semester.
What are courses offered in MS and M.Phil. programs?
The list of courses and course outlines are available in the Roadmaps of these programs at our website.
Who is eligible to get admission in these programs?
Students who have completed 16 years of study in relevant fields are eligible to get admission. The applicants must have a minimum CGPA of 2.0 or at least 2nd Division.
What are the requirements of admission in these programs?
16 years degree from a recognized institution, minimum CGPA or Division, passing marks in admission test and interview.
Who are teachers of MS and M.Phil. programs?
List of faculty members is available at our website
How do I select the topic of my thesis?
All students who want to do research thesis are allocated a supervisor. Students finalize thesis topic and conduct research under the guidance of research supervisor.
What is the maximum time duration to complete the program?
Maximum time to complete the degrees is 4-years as set by HEC Pakistan
Is it possible to convert MS program to M.Phil. or otherwise after admission?
Yes it is possible after fulfilment of the requirements.
Is the thesis of M.Phil. sent to external examiners?
Yes it is send to external examiner of the respective area and viva voce is conducted in his presence.
Will I be allowed to do PhD after degree MS with just coursework?
Yes, HEC allows students to do PhD after MS with just coursework.

M.Com. Program

When do I get admission in M.Com. program?
We offer admission in M.Com.program twice a year i.e. in Fall and Spring semesters.
What are the admissions dates of Fall and Spring semesters?
Exact dates are available on our website www.ucp.edu.pk. Generally we start admissions in Fall semester by the end of June or start of July every year and in Spring semester we start admissions in December every year.
What is the duration of M.Com. program?
M.Com. program is a two year degree program.
What are the timings of classes of M.Com. program?
We offer classes of M.Com. in the morning.
What are courses offered in M.Com. program?
The list of courses and course outlines are available in the Roadmap of M.Com. program at our website.
Who is eligible to get admission in M.Com. program?
Students who have completed 14 years of study in relevant fields, specifically who have done B.Com. IT are eligible to get admission. The applicants must have at least 2nd Division.
What are the requirements of admission in M.Com.?
14 years relevant degree from a recognized institution and minimum 2nd Division.
Who are teachers of M.Com. program?
List of faculty members is available at our website
What is the scope of M.Com.?
After completion of M.Com. students may get a job, or get admission in MS/M.Phil. or MBA program in our university.
Are there any exemptions in ACCA after completion of M.Com.?
After completion of M.Com. ACCA exempts 8 courses. The graduates will then have to complete only remaining 6 papers to get ACCA qualification.
Is there is fee concession provided by ACCA after completing M.Com. from School of Accounting and Finance?
Yes, there is a subsidized package for our M.Com. graduates.

BS Accounting and Finance Program

When do I get admission in M.Com. program?
We offer admission in BS Accounting and Finance program twice a year i.e. in Fall and Spring semesters.
What are the admissions dates of Fall and Spring semesters?
Exact dates are available on our website www.ucp.edu.pk. Generally we start admissions in Fall semester by the end of June or start of July every year and in Spring semester we start admissions in December every year.
What is the duration of BS Accounting and Finance program?
BS Accounting and Finance program is a four year degree program.
What are the timings of classes of BS Accounting and Finance program?
We offer classes of BS Accounting and Finance in the morning.
What are courses offered in BS Accounting and Finance program?
The list of courses and course outlines are available in the Roadmap of BS Accounting and Finance program at our website.
Who is eligible to get admission in BS Accounting and Finance program?
Students who have completed FA/F.Sc./ICS or equivalent qualification are eligible to get admission. The applicants must have at least 2nd Division.
Who are teachers of BS Accounting and Finance program?
List of faculty members is available at our website
What is the scope of BS Accounting and Finance?
After completion of BS Accounting and Finance students may get a job, or get admission in MS/M.Phil. or MBA program in our university.
Are there any exemptions in ACCA after completion of BS Accounting and Finance?
After completion of M.Com. ACCA exempts 9 courses. The graduates will then have to complete only remaining 5 papers to get ACCA qualification.
Is there is fee concession provided by ACCA after completing BS Accounting and Finance from School of Accounting and Finance?
Yes, there is a subsidized package for our BS Accounting and Finance graduates.

PhD Accounting and Finance Program

When do I get admission in PhD program?
We offer admission in PhD program once a year i.e. in Fall semester.
What are the admissions dates?
Exact dates are available on our website www.ucp.edu.pk. Generally we start admissions in Fall semester by the end of June or start of July every year.
What is the duration of PhD program?
The duration of PhD program is as per HEC requirements.
Do I have to complete course work PhD programs?
Yes, PhD program is based on course work i.e. 6 courses of three credit hours each.  The students are enrolled in dissertation after successful completion of coursework and passing the comprehensive examination.
What are the timings of PhD program?
We offer classes of PhD program in evening
What are courses offered in PhD program?
The list of courses and course outlines are available in the Roadmaps of the program at our website.
Who is eligible to get admission in this program?
Students who have completed MS/M.Phil. in relevant field are eligible to get admission. The applicants must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or at least 1st Division.
Who are teachers of PhD program?
List of our PhD faculty members is available at our website
How do I select the topic of my thesis?
All students who are enrolled in dissertation are allocated a supervisor. Students finalize dissertation topic and conduct research under the guidance of research supervisor.
What is the maximum time duration to complete the program?
Maximum time to complete the degree is followed as per instructions of HEC Pakistan
Will I be allowed to do PhD after degree MS with just coursework?
Yes, HEC allows students to do PhD after MS with just coursework.