The Associate Degree in Commerce is a regular 2-year degree program which has been designed to equip the students with adequate knowledge and skills which would help them taking an early start of their professional career. The courses are designed to cover diverse areas from field of commerce including accounting, finance, taxation, law auditing and E-Commerce. This program will build professional work force with high employment value. The graduates holding Associate Degree can continue towards respective BS 4-year degree program in future with advance standing.

Admission Requirements

  • Students having secured 45% at the intermediate level are eligible to apply.
  • CUST Admission test/ NTS test/HEC test.

Degree Requirements

The candidate is required to complete 66 Cr. Hrs. as per following details, :

Area Cr. Hrs.
General Education 39
Foundation Courses 21
Elective Courses 06
Practical Learning Lab 00
Internship 00
Community Services 00
Total 66

General Education (39 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Islamic Studies ADPG1013 3
English I ADPG1113 3
Intro to Psychology ADPG1213 3
Mathematics ADPG1313 3
Introduction to Computing ADPG1413 3
Language I ADPG15x3 3
Pakistan Studies ADPG1023 3
English II ADPG1123 3
Economics ADPG1223 3
Statistics and Probability ADPG1323 3
Analytical Reasoning ADPG1423 3
Language II ADPG15x3 3
English III ADPG2133 3

Discipline Specific Requirements

1. Foundation Courses (21 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Principle of Management MGTB2003 3
Business Finance FINB2003 3
Principles of Accounting ACCB2003 3
Business Information System MISB2003 3
E Business MISB2013 3
Business Communication BCMB2033 3
Entrepreneurship and Innovation ENTB2003 3

2. Elective Courses (06 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Cost Accounting ACCB2023 3
Business Law and Taxation LAWB2003 3

Practical Lab Learning (PLXXX0X0)

Each student is required to complete training spread over 2 semesters in one of the following:

a) Entrepreneurship (PLENX0x0)
b) Extracurricular Activities (PLSPX0x0)
c) Co-Curricular Activities (PLYCX0x0)

Internship (PY4000)

Students shall have the option of completing a 9-week summer internship any time after their first semester, or a work attachment for a total of up to 360 hours during their course duration.

Community Service

Each student is required to complete 65 hours community work, usually after 2nd semester which would be a prerequisite for the award of degree.

Program Duration

This is a two-year degree program comprising of 4 semesters. There will be a Fall and a Spring semester each year. The maximum duration to complete the ADP (Commerce) is 3 years.

CGPA Requirement

A student is required to earn a minimum 2.00/4.00 CGPA on the completion of degree requirements.

Scheme of Studies

Semester-1

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
ADPG 1113 English-I 3 0 3
ADPG 1213 Intro to Psychology 3 0 3
ADPG 1313 Mathematics 3 0 3
ADPG 1413 Introduction to Computing 3 0 3
ADPG 15×3 Language I 3 0 3
ADPG 1013 Islamic Studies 3 0 3

Semester-2

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
ADPG 1123 English-II 3 0 3
ADPG 1223 Economics 3 0 3
ADPG 1323 Statistics and Probability 3 0 3
ADPG 1423 Analytical Reasoning 3 0 3
ADPG 15×3 Language Ⅱ 3 0 3
ADPG 1023 Pakistan Studies 3 0 3

Semester-3

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
ADPG 2133 English III 3 0 3
MGTB 2003 Principle of Management 3 0 3
FINB 2003 Business Finance 3 0 3
ACCB 2003 Principles of Accounting 3 0 3
MISB 2003 Business Information System 3 0 3
PLLC 2010 Practical Learning Lab I 0 0 0

Semester-4

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
MISB 2013 E Business 3 0 3
BCMB 2033 Business Communication 3 0 3
ACCB 2023 Cost Accounting 3 0 3
LAWB 2003 Business Law and Taxation 3 0 3
ENTB 2003 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3 0 3
PLLC 2020 Practical Learning Lab II 3 0 3