Today’s job market prefers corporate executives having sound theoretical backgrounds coupled with effective and state-of-the-art communication exposures. Accountants’ role has undergone a substantial change and they no longer are the number crunchers, rather they are taking up top positions by dint of their sophisticated analytical ability. If we look at the boards of giant local and international companies, we find most of the CEO and CFO positions are from accounting background-meaning they are now responsible for managing the company as controllers. Consequently, they must have sound accounting and reporting knowledge as well as effective and contemporary communication skills. During university life, students get little option to nourish their skill for effective corporate exposure and communication due to mainstream academic pressure.
It is evidenced by the large number of chartered accountants (CAs), cost and management accountants (CMAs) and certified public accountants (CPAs), certified financial analysts (CFAs) and associate of certified chartered accountants (ACCAs) who belong to Accounting & Information Systems. As part of our continuous movement to cope up with market demand, we changed the name of the department which now incorporates an indication that the students from this department are also efficient in decision science with accounting and financial information. Accordingly, the undergraduate and postgraduate academic syllabuses had undergone a rigorous improvement taking contemporary business issues into consideration. Now professional accountant got crucial jobs as they have to take major financial decision about upcoming business situations.