Factor Explaining the Choice of Finance Major: Students’ Perception Towards Finance Profession

Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 439-455, September 2010

17 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2011

See all articles by Ahmed Imran Hunjra

Ahmed Imran Hunjra

University of Waikato; Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS)

Kashif Ur Rehman

IQRA University - Islamabad Campus

Abrar Ahmad

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nadeem Safwan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ijaz Ur Rehman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 4, 2010

Abstract

This study examines the role of university students’ perception towards banking and finance profession and explores the relationship between profession and perception. This study provides groundbreaking scholarly work in the field of banking that provokes those who have done their major in finance. The sample consisted of 300 students studying in Islamabad and Rawalpindi universities. Convenient sampling method was used to collect the data. The results reveal that majority of the students find it an absorbing course and finance major is profit driven, accurate and an analytical field. The finance major is effective and flexible and also creates new ideas. Finance major is a quite effective way to get a successful status in life. We recommend aligning the finance major contents with the banking and financing profession and it should be in consonance with real practices.

Keywords: Absorbing Course, Analytical, Effective, New Ideas, Interest, Individualistic, Precision, Atructure

Suggested Citation

Hunjra, Ahmed Imran and Rehman, Kashif Ur and Ahmad, Abrar and Safwan, Nadeem and Rehman, Ijaz Ur, Factor Explaining the Choice of Finance Major: Students’ Perception Towards Finance Profession (September 4, 2010). Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 439-455, September 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1750795

Ahmed Imran Hunjra (Contact Author)

University of Waikato ( email )

Te Raupapa
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton, 3240
New Zealand

Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS) ( email )

Muree Road Rawalpindi
Shamsabad, Punjab 44000
Pakistan
00923457162527 (Phone)

Kashif Ur Rehman

IQRA University - Islamabad Campus ( email )

5, Khayaban-e-Johar
Islamabad, H-9
Pakistan

Abrar Ahmad

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Nadeem Safwan

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Ijaz Ur Rehman

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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