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Factors explaining the choice of finance major: students’ perception towards finance profession

Hunjra, Ahmed Imran and Rehman, Kashif-Ur- and Ahmad, Abrar and Safwan, Nadeem and Rehman, Ijaz-Ur (2009): Factors explaining the choice of finance major: students’ perception towards finance profession. Published in: Interdicpnary Journal of Contemparary Research in Business , Vol. 2, No. 5 (2010): pp. 439-455.

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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.

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