The College of Economics and Social Development (CESD) is a liberal arts college with graduate and undergraduate programs in the areas of accountancy, management & law, education, economics, media studies and psychology. Research is a core competence of CESD.
BS (HONORS) ACCOUNTANCY, MANAGEMENT & LAW is designed to help students build a solid foundation in general business principles and skills. It requires completion of 144 credit hours of course work and 2 credit hours of internship of at least six weeks in a firm approved by the College. Students graduating with a CGPA of 2.5 automatically qualify for MBA program offered by CBM in a weekday full-time program. Students may take a maximum of six courses per semester with Summer as an optional semester. This program will lead to MBA or a professional accountancy qualification.The BS (Hons.) Accountancy, Management and Law degree has been accredited by two of the world renowned accountancy bodies, namely, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom. Students opting for the ICAP qualification may get exemption from all four papers of Assessment of Fundamental Competencies (AFC) and the first four papers of Certificate in Accounting and Finance (CAF).
BS JOINT (HONORS) IN BUSINESS & PSYCHOLOGY The BS Joint (Hons) in Business & Psychology program is designed to provide strong foundation in business and to integrate core psychological principles throughout. The main goal of this program is to produce graduates who have the ability to apply science of human behavior to practical business problems. Students learn to apply theories in psychology to business challenges. They learn to analyze business problems through psychological approach, utilizing research skills and developing effective solutions.
BS ECONOMICS, LAW & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (ELI) This multidisciplinary undergraduate program combines Economics and International Relations with Law, that can result in a better appreciation of forces that affect our business and personal lives today. Economics today relies more on mathematical and statistical models for substantiation of its theoretical base, international relations has extended beyond its intellectual parameters to embrace real-world dynamics. The program includes core courses in the respective disciplines as well as current issues and hotly debated topics like food security, Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) versus organic farming, Political Economy Issues, Trade Roots and Economic Corridors, CPEC, etc that will not only make the courses interesting, but increase the marketability of the students. The law courses would equip the students with a working knowledge of the legal issues which they are likely to encounter in their careers. The selected law courses would not only give them a strong foundation of legal theory based on traditional mercantile law and company law but also provide them with a working knowledge of such practical areas as patent laws, banking laws, insurance laws and compliance issues.
BS ECONOMICS, MEDIA & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (EMI) This multidisciplinary undergraduate program combines two key social science disciplines, Economics and International Relations with Media, adding a third dimension that can result in a better appreciation of forces that affect our business and personal lives today. From an academic standpoint all three disciplines have evolved significantly in recent years. Economics today relies more on mathematical and statistical models for substantiation of its theoretical base, international relations has extended beyond its intellectual parameters to embrace real-world dynamics, and media studies having found an ally in science and technology, in this digital age. The program includes core courses in the respective disciplines as well as current issues and hotly debated topics like food security, Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) versus organic farming, Political Economy Issues, Trade Roots and Economic Corridors, CPEC, etc that will not only make the courses interesting, but increase the marketability of the students.
B.ED (HONORS) ELEMENTARY is a four-year program designed to provide opportunities to prospective teachers to carry out action research, engage in critical thinking, study contemporary problems, and accomplish field work. Moreover, the prospective teachers will visit schools for practicum and interact with the communities in order to gain insight from practical experiences. These trained teachers after intensive education, will be able to transform the teaching and learning scenario in Pakistan. HEC has announced that from 2015, four-year B.Ed. program will be implemented and the previous shorter duration program will be considered obsolete. Hence, these trained teachers will be able to benefit from this degree by getting better professional options in various educational institutions.
BS (HONORS) MEDIA STUDIES program is designed to provide students with strong grounding in, and a broad academic base for, pursuing a professional career-institutional or entrepreneurial - in the wider field of media and film arts.
The curriculum that has been regularly updated by refining content and methodology, as well as offering new courses to endow students with deeper insight into the emergent world of media and visual communication through an array of courses in journalism, communication and social sciences, and enhance their creativity through practical hands-on exposure to the art and craft of film-making for television and new media. The ultimate objective of the program is to strengthen their prospects in a world where multi-platform communication and multi-format journalism are becoming the norm. The program owes its success to the support it has received over the years from media experts and practitioners, specialists from the field of journalism and film-making, who still make up the bulk of our department’s teaching faculty. We have also benefited from the collaboration received from other institutions, and media organizations.