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MANAGEMENT

SCIENCES Philosophy of Doctorate Management Sciences PhD (MS)


Philosophy of Doctorate Economics PhD (Economics)
The Department of Management Sciences offers a Master of Philosophy Management Sciences MPhil (MS)
portfolio of program at the undergraduate, graduate Master of Science Finance MS (FINANCE)
and post graduate levels, like: BBA, MBA, and M.Phil. Master of Science Management Sciences
And PhD. Our graduates enjoy a good employment Master of Science Islamic Banking and Finance
rate in commerce and industry, which shows that Master of Science Project Management MS (PM)
employers repose confidence in their abilities. The Master of Science Supply Chain Management MS (SCM)
Department is striving to become the best business Master of Science Marketing & Sales MS (M&S)
school in the region. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Business Administration MBA (PHARMA/
HEALTH)

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Campuses Entry Requirements Objectives of the Degree Program


Islamabad, Karachi
• MS/MPhil degree or The objective of PhD programs to develop outstanding professional
equivalent with (17.5) years and academicians for the industry and for the academic world. This
Regular Program Duration of education in a subject objective can be achieved when PhD candidate unveils new knowledge
relevant to the field of Study. either by discovery of new facts, or by the formulation of theories or by
3 Years
the innovativeness re-interpretation of known data and established
6 Semesters
• A minimum CGPA of 3.0 out ideas.
of 4.0 in the semester system
Available Specialization or 60% marks in the annual Learning outcome of the Degree Program
Management Sciences system.
• Following Documents shall The PhD program comprises coursework and supervised research
accompany the application: A thesis. It is meant for graduates seeking to extend and deepen their
Program Timing Statement of Purpose and a knowledge by undertaking research investigation under the supervision
Evening Research Proposal in the area of faculty members of the Department of Management Sciences. The
of interest for PhD PhD program curriculum enables candidates to master the concepts
programmes. and skills of research directly relevant to solving business management
• NTS/GRE/Equivalent Score problems. A successful PhD graduate is someone who can bring ideas
Card with 60% marks or BU from his/her research findings, to bear on important business problems
Test (70% passing) within the context of his/her individual workplace.
Additionally, applicants must
provide HEC verification of all Why choose BU for the Stated Degree Program?
academic certificates / degrees.
The PhD coursework components are conduct in small classes led by
highly qualified faculty members of the Department. The coursework
environment for candidates is stimulating and challenging that
requires substantial commitment.

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DURATION: MINMUM 3MINMUM


DURATION: YEARS AND MAXIMUM
3 YEARS 6 YEARS 6 YEARS
AND MAXIMUM
SCHEME OF STUDY COURSEOF
SCHEME WORK
STUDY(PhD)
COURSE WORK (PhD)
YEAR ONE
SEMESTER 1
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 MGT 802 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods Core 3
2 MGT 805 Contemporary Issues in Management Sciences Core 3
3 MGT 806 Advanced Quantitative Techniques Core 3

SEMESTER 2
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 MGT XXX Elective: I (800 Level) Elective 3
2 MGT XXX Elective: II (800 Level) Elective 3
3 MGT XXX Elective: III (800 Level) Elective 3

YEAR TWO
SEMESTER 3
Course Code Subject Name (S) Credit Points
THS-900 PhD Thesis 9

SEMESTER 4
Course Code Subject Name (S) Credit Points
THS-900 PhD Thesis 9

YEAR THREE
SEMESTER 5
Course Code Subject Name (S) Credit Points
THS-900 PhD Thesis 9

SEMESTER 6
Course Code Subject Name (S) Credit Points
THS-900 PhD Thesis 9
Total Credit Hours for PhD Thesis (Supervised Research) 36

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LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES PhD PROGRAMME (MS)

Sr. Course Code Subject Title


1 MGT 830 Seminars in Organizational Behavior
2 MGT 831 Communications Strategies for scholars
3 MGT 832 Seminar in Behavioral Decision Making
4 MGT 833 Seminar in International Human Recourse Management
5 MGT 834 Dissertation Research
6 MGT 835 Industrial /Organizational Psychology.
7 MGT 836 Seminar in economics of Strategy and Organization
8 MGT 837 Seminar in Leadership and change Management
9 MGT 838 Advanced International Business Management
10 MGT 839 Intelligent Information systems Marketing Courses
11 MGT 840 Seminar in Entrepreneurial Communication
12 MGT 841 Behavior Research in Marketing
13 MGT 842 Seminar in Behavioral research in Marketing II: Consumer Behavior.
14 MGT 843 Seminar in Product Planning
15 MGT 844 Seminar in qualitative Research in Marketing: Strategic Models and
16 MGT 845 Methods
Empirical Analysis of Dynamic Decision Context
17 MGT 847 Seminar in International Marketing
18 MGT 848 Advance topic in Marketing
19 MGT 849 Marketing Research and Analysis
20 MGT 850 Seminar in International Advertising
21 MGT 851 Behavior Research in Marketing
22 MGT 852 Production and Operations Management
23 MGT 828 Financial Econometrics
24 MGT 870 Behavioural Finance and Decision Making
Note: Course will be offer on the basis of availability of resources and as per BU rule.

DESCRIPTION OF PhD CORE SUBJECTS

The course work component of the PhD program is designed to maximize learning along with 03
developing skill set required to successfully fulfill the requirement of PhD. The brief
Doctor of Philosophy Management Sciences (PhD)
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DESCRIPTION OF PhD CORE SUBJECTS


The course work component of the PhD program is designed application of various softwares such as SPSS, E-views, STATA
to maximize learning along with developing skill set required and GRETL. The course is concerned with the empirical
to successfully fulfill the requirement of PhD. The brief determination of business and economic laws.
description of each core subject is as follow:
The following are the courses and Brief description of
MGT 802 Elective courses in PhD program
Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
MGT 830
This subject reviews and develops students skills and learning Seminar in Organizational Behavior
of selecting, collecting and interpreting of qualitative analysis
This seminar relates existing theory and research to
of data. In addition, the subject aims to develop an
organizational problems by reviewing basic concepts in a
understanding of the limitations of qualitative analysis. This
number of areas including: individual motivation and
course enables students to provide a convincing rationale for
behavior, decision making, interpersonal communication and
the usage of qualitative research strategies and adapt the
influence, team and small group behavior, and individual,
style of scientific presentation to the requirements of
dyadic, and intergroup conflict and cooperation. The course
qualitative research.
focuses on the ways in which organizations and their
MGT 805 members affect one another and exposes students to
Contemporary Issues in Management Sciences frameworks for diagnosing and dealing with problems in
organizational settings. Students participate in a number of
This course is the study of many factors that relate to
group exercises to illustrate course principles and to give
business and management focusing on the significant current
them practice not only diagnosing organizational problems
trends and issues that impact society and individual both on a
but also taking action to improve team and overall
national and global level. It creates an awareness of issues
organization performance.
beyond the scope of topics covered in conventional business.
MGT 831
MGT806
Communication Strategies for Scholars
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
Educators must not be only experts in their subject matter but
Advanced quantitative research methods consist of a blend of
also effective scholarly communicators. This course will
mathematical structure, statistical tools and econometric
examine the theories for effective communication in the wide
methods without which it is extremely difficult to conduct
range of settings that a PhD scholar will encounter such as:
advanced level research. Contemporary research in the areas
seminars, academic conferences, job talks, and ultimately in
of organization, strategy and business management, finance
the classroom. This course will provide PhD candidates with
and economics requires researchers to not only relate
the opportunity to practice course principles in simulated
quantitative variables but they also need to learn how to
communication settings and receive direct and video-taped
quantify the qualitative variables and then measure their liner
feedback on their performance. Students will benefit from
and non linear variables. This course aims at enabling the
participating in observations of other classes (within and
students to have a firm grasp over the domain of designing
beyond their discipline), readings on current education and
and conducting qualitative and quantitative research within
communication theory and practice, class discussion, and
management sciences. It greatly helps students learn the
visits from renowned professors.
techniques involved in quantitative research and the

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Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
This subject reviews and develops students skills and learning of selecting, collecting and
Doctor
interpreting of qualitative of of
analysis Philosophy Management
data. In addition, the subjectSciences (PhD)an
aims to develop
Department of Management Sciences
understanding of the limitations of qualitative analysis. This course enables students to
provide a convincing rationale for the usage of qualitative research strategies and adapt
the style of scientific presentation to the requirements of qualitative research.

MGT 805
Contemporary Issues in Management Sciences
MGT 832 This course is the study of many factorselements of atoresearch
that relate businessexamination, based onfocusing
and management a problem onin
Seminar in Behavioral Decision Making the workplace or field of interest, (b) a related
the significant current trends and issues that impact society and individual both on a national literature
review, (c) a purpose statement, and (d) research questions.
and global
This seminar examines level.
research on Itthe
creates an awareness
psychology of
The of issues beyond
exploration stage of the scopetopic,
a research of topics covered
the topics in
for Ph.D.
judgment and choice.conventional
Although thebusiness.
normative issue of how
The study topic should demonstrate in-depth and advanced
decisions should be made is relevant, the descriptive issue of
research knowledge. The research relevance should also
how decisions are made is the main focus of the course.
encompass innovative contributions to the doctoral degree
Topics of discussion include choice, judgment heuristics and
study. The documentary stage of research proposal involves
biases, decision framing, prospect theory, mental accounting,
identifying appropriate research topic, studying the
context effects, task effects, regret, and other topics. The goal
philosophy of research and basic concepts related to the
of the seminar is multi-fold: to foster a critical appreciation of
research topic. The preparation stage for research proposal
existing knowledge in behavioral decision theory, to develop
development which includes literature review, research
the students' skills in identifying and testing interesting
question, and a clear focused introduction.
research ideas, and to explore research opportunities for
adding to that knowledge. MGT 835
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
MGT 833
Seminar in International Human Resource Management An introduction to psychological science as applied to the
study of organizations and people at work. The course
Faced with the continuing growth of globalization in
explores three broad areas of individual and organizational
industry, Human Resource professionals are increasingly
functioning: personnel decision- making (such as job analysis
required to demonstrate understanding of the intricacies of
and employee selection); personal work experiences (such as
conducting HRM programs in international and cross-cultural
job attitudes and motivation); and work group/organizational
contexts. This course will examine organizational and
issues (such as leadership and group/team dynamics). For
employees perspectives on the design and delivery of
each topic, the course examines how psychological research
international HRM programs. Issues to be explored include
can be conducted and applied to understand and improve
strategies for global recruitment and selection, multi-country
worker experiences and organizational functioning.
compensation programming, cross-cultural adjustment and
repatriation, performance management and career MGT 836
development for multinational employees, health and safety Seminar in Economics of Strategy and Organization
issues, workforce diversity and international labor relations.
This seminar examines economic approaches to the classic
MGT 834 issues of strategic management. Topics include "outside the
Dissertation Research firm" areas of research such as industry and competitor
analysis, switching costs, network externalities, nonlinear
The purpose of this course is to train doctoral students in the
pricing, and pricing with naive consumers as well as "inside
use of the scientific approach in educational and social
the firm" areas such as leadership, allocation of authority, and
science research, to ensure informed decision- making
organizational complementarities. The seminar also considers
well-grounded in empirical research. After receiving training
research on the boundaries of the firm including vertical
on the utilization of library database applications and various
integrations, contractual channel relationships, and the
research methodologies, students will develop (a) the
relationship of financial structure and strategy. Empirical work

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is emphasized, but theoretical work is also examined, international, multinational or transnational companies. The
especially as it informs the empirical work. Class sessions course will also provide participants with the expertise
combine lectures, discussions and student presentations. appropriate to a management career in the not-for-profit
Discussions emphasize evaluating the research methods sector.
employed in the papers and identifying opportunities for
MGT 839
future research. For selected topics, discussion may be an
Intelligent Information Systems
MBA- style case study relevant to the topic. This provides
"real-world" examples to inform the research and to Business intelligence (BI) systems are applications and
familiarize students with MBA teaching. technologies for gathering, storing, analyzing, and accessing
information for better business decision making. Examples of
MGT 837
BI systems include measuring and monitoring key
Seminar in Leadership and Change Management
performance indicators, benchmarking and forecasting sales,
This seminar will focus on individual, team, and organizational performing data mining and analysis of customer information
leadership and will provide learners with the foundation for to discover new business opportunities, and building
examining and developing their own individual leadership enterprise dashboards to integrate and visualize information
style. The work of a leader is to constantly look forward and from various business areas. This course guides students
provide necessary changes for the organization, being the through the complete life cycle of building and managing BI
visionary is critical to success in any organization, and a key and analytics systems. Students are introduced step by step
attribute for any organizational leader. As a result, this to various phases and complexities in building and supporting
seminar will focus on Leadership and Change Management. In successful BI and analytics systems. Topics include best
doing so, the leader¡¦s role as a change agent will be the focus practices in BI requirement gathering; BI project
of the seminar. Understanding various methods of bringing management; data warehousing; ETL (extract, transform, and
about change will be provided and researched by learners, load); data mining, predictive analytics, online analytical
and then discussed. The seminar will also dwell into and processing, BI application development, BI implementation,
explore numerous aspects of leadership including but not and production support.
limited to horizontal and vertical leadership, formal and
MGT 840
informal leadership, team leadership, performance, ethics and
Seminar in Entrepreneurial Communication
authenticity.
College campuses have been the incubators for thousands of
MGT 838
new business ventures. What makes the difference between a
Advanced International Business Management
successful entrepreneur and an initial failure out of the gate?
The overall aim of the course is to provide a pre-experience It's often not the quality of the idea, but rather the ability of
qualification in business management with a strong the entrepreneurs to successfully communicate their vision to
international dimension. Attention is paid to the comparative potential investors, employees, and customers. This seminar
analyses of countries, institutions, cultures and the strategic will explore successful and failed entrepreneurial
decision-making of companies operating within this communication. Students will learn the basics of persuasive
environment. The course has been designed for individuals oral and written communication, and then apply these
who aspire to a career in international business management principles to their own ideas.
and will practically prepare students for a range of positions in

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MGT 841 particular emphasis on the strategic interactions between


Behavioral Research in Marketing firms and consumers. It will be examined as how firms craft
their product, pricing, advertising, sales force, and channel
This course prepares the students to do empirical behavioral
strategies to create and sustain competitive advantage.
research on consumer and managerial behavior and other
Discussion will also take place as how consumers react to
behavioral issues. It will cover some of the key concepts,
different firm strategies mentioned above. The main purpose
principles, and techniques of behavioral research, with
of the course is to generate new ideas, new research topics,
emphasis on experimental and non-experimental design.
and new applications for existing concepts and theories.
MGT 842
MGT 845
Seminar in Behavioral Research in Marketing II: Consumer
Empirical Analysis of Dynamic Decision Context
Behavior
This course will focus on empirical tools for analyzing dynamic
This Ph.D. seminar provides coverage of the major research
decision contexts, wherein current actions of firms or
carried out in consumer research both in marketing and
consumers have effects on future payoffs, profits and/or
psychology. A vast set of topic will be covered including
competitive conduct. The course will build on the relevant
conscious and non-conscious consumer goals, motivations,
material generally, but applications will be mostly focused on
emotions, attention and perception and consumer decision
empirical marketing and industrial organization problems.
processes. The seminar will help students hone their ability to
There will be an applied focus overall, emphasizing the
conceptualize, operationalize, and develop research ideas and
practical aspects of implementation, especially programming.
will provide a grasp of what it takes to be a successful
The overall aim of the class is to help students obtain the skills
academic in the field of consumer behavior.
to implement these methods in their research. Towards the
MGT 843 end of this course, students are expected to be able to
Seminar in Product Planning formulate a dynamic decision problem, program it in a
language such as Matlab or C, and to estimate the model from
This seminar is intended to examine useful quantitative data. The course starts with an overview of consumer theory
models and methods relevant to product planning and pricing, and static models of consumer choice. Building on this
and promotion. Topics include conjoint analysis and material it is intended to introduce discrete choice markovian
measurement of multi-attributes preference structures, decision problems, and continuous markovian decision
LOGIT choice models, information search, product problems, and focus on developing the computational toolkit
positioning, brand and customer equity, new product for the numerical analysis of these problems.
introduction, market structuring, and new product diffusion.
The seminar requirements include class discussion and a MGT 847
research proposal developing a new idea or a new application Seminar in International Marketing
of existing theories and methods.
This seminar introduces students to the fundamentals of
MGT 844 marketing in a global environment. It addresses the problems
Seminar in Quantitative Research in Marketing: encountered by all organization small and large, for profit and
non-profitiXas they operate in an international environment.
Strategic Models and Methods This seminar will review major The full range of marketing activities is covered: marketing
contributions and recent developments in marketing with a research, product policy, branding, pricing, distribution,

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advertising and promotion, customer service, planning, The International Advertising course is designed to introduce
organization, and control. While internationally oriented in students to the opportunities and challenges involved in
nature, the aim of the course is also to build a significant developing strategies and for implementing communication
understanding of classic marketing management principles. plans for international markets. The course examines the
Non-traditional aspects of international marketing (e.g., topic of international advertising from a ¡§inside out¡¨
nation or branding) will also be considered for a variety of perspective, beginning with an exploration of marketers¡¦
constituencies. opportunities among consumers and before expanding the
scope of discussion to international and global markets. The
MGT 848
course attempts to provide balance between the practical and
Advanced Topics in Marketing
theoretical concepts advertisers must consider if they are to
This course offers comprehensive coverage of both effectively operate in the global marketplace.
fundamental and emerging issues in the fields of marketing
MGT 851
that continues to capture marketers¡¦ time and attention. The
Behavioral Research in Marketing
first three modules of the course (market orientation;
customer orientation; learning orientation) follow a classic Ph.D. Marketing students take a series of courses,
marketing paradigm centered on best marketing practices including research methods, marketing theory, consumer
and superior organization performance. Issues will be behavior, judgment and decision making, experimental design
examined with respect to various contexts (e.g., for-profit vs. and others drawn from non- business areas such as
non-profit; organizational vs. individual behavior). economics, psychology, statistics and sociology. Other
aspects of the program are tailored to fit the student¡¦s own
MGT 849
research, teaching and professional interests. In the
Marketing Research and Analysis
marketing seminars, faculty members normally participate in
This course adopts a comprehensive hands-on approach to sessions related to their areas of expertise and research
designing and conducting research. From classic opinion interests. Students consider recent scholarly work in the field,
research to social media analytics, a wide range of contexts, develop research approaches, increase their understanding of
problem areas, and methods are covered that are relevant conceptualizations and models, and develop the ability to
across disciplines and fields of study. Students will be exposed solve managerial problems in marketing. The seminars are
to various stages of research process from recognizing the sequenced so that in one seminar a student will be with
need for research and defining the problem to analyzing data seniors those who have entered the program earlier, and in a
and interpreting results. Proper design of research methods, second seminar, with juniors those who enter the program
fieldwork, questionnaires, and surveys (e.g., online surveys) later. The objective of this course is to introduce students to
are covered. Both qualitative (e.g., focus groups, projective the concepts, analyses, and activities that comprise marketing
techniques) and quantitative approaches (e.g., cluster, management, and to provide practice in assessing and solving
discriminant, and factor analysis) are presented. Various marketing problems. The course is also a foundation for
analytical techniques are introduced ¡§hands on¡¨ via a series advanced electives in Marketing as well as other
of computer exercises and cases (using SPSS and others soft business/social disciplines. Topics include marketing strategy,
wares). customer behavior, segmentation, market research, product
management, pricing, promotion, force management and
MGT 850 competitive analysis.
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MGT 852 empirical findings reported in the financial literature as well as


Production and Operations Management to carry out their own empirical research.
This course covers the translation of product and service
requirements into facilities, procedures, and operating MGT 870
organizations. It includes product design, production Behavioural Finance and Decision Making
alternatives, facilities location and layout, resource
Behavioural Finance is the application of psychology to
requirements planning, quality control, and project
financial behaviour. This course enables students to explore
management. Using live case analyses, It intends to develop
various behavioural frames, biases and heuristics and
an understanding of the strategic importance of
examine their implications on the aggregate market,
manufacturing supply chains and how operations can provide
individual investors, cross section of average returns and
a competitive advantage in the marketplace and to recognize
corporate decision makings in a world of limited arbitrage.
the relationship between manufacturing and related service
providers and other business functions, such as human
resources, purchasing, marketing, finance, etc. It emphasizes
the importance of change, facilitation of learning,
cross-functional teamwork, knowledge capture, and analysis
in manufacturing organizations, develop knowledge of the
issues related to designing and managing manufacturing
operations so that prosperity in today¡¦s job market is
achieved. It also develops knowledge of the information
technology tools necessary for manufacturing an integrated
supply chain.

MGT 828
(FIN) Financial Econometrics
As an advanced course for MPhil and PhD students this
course aims at improving and augmenting the understanding
of knowledge of basic level algebra, statistics, especially
statistical inference and econometrics. It helps to train
graduate students in conducting independent research
based on quantitative methods used in empirical research in
the area of finance. Econometrics literally means “economic
measurement”, econometrics makes it easier for economists
to test the well established theoretical relationships. This
course helps students to learn and test theoretical
relationships and apply the basic techniques of financial
econometrics to real data. It also helps to critically assess

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Campuses Entry Requirements Objective of the Degree Program


Islamabad, Karachi
16 Years education, Masters/
The MPhil program comprises coursework and supervised research
Bachelors Degree with a thesis. It is meant for graduates seeking to extend and deepen their
Regular Program Duration
minimum 50% marks or CGPA knowledge by undertaking research investigation under the
2 Years
4 Semesters 2.5/4.0 in relevant discipline. supervision of faculty members of the Department of Management
Sciences. The MPhil program curriculum enables candidates to
Additionally, applicants must master the concepts and skills of research directly relevant to solving
Available Specialization provide HEC verification of all business management problems.
Management Sciences academic certificates / degrees.

Learning outcome of the Degree Program


Program Timing
Evening The MPhil program curriculum enables candidates to master the
concepts and skills of research directly relevant to solving business
management problems. During Lectures students shall have the
opportunity to learn from the faculty members and also from their
peers. Lettersets are highly interactive, course and contents are linked
to the real world issues as well as philosophical underpinnings of the
process of knowledge production.

Why choose BU for the Stated Degree Program?


The MPhil coursework components are conduct in small classes led by
highly qualified faculty members of the Department. The coursework
environment for candidates is stimulating and challenging that
requires substantial commitment.

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STRUCTURE OF THE MPHIL (MANAGEMENT SCIENCES)


The MPhil (Management Sciences) Program requires completion of 30 Credit hours (24 credit hours of course
work and 6 credit hours of thesis). The MPhil Management Sciences program is structured as:

S. No Module Contents Credit Hours


1 Core 12
2 Electives 12
3 Thesis 06
Total 30

Semester 1
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 MGT 701 Philosophies of Administrative Sciences Core 3
2 MGT 702 Advanced Research Methodology and Proposal Development Core 3
3 MGT 703 Seminar in Organizational Analysis Core 3

Semester 2
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 MGT 704 Applied Statistical Research Methods Core 3
2 MGT XXX Elective 1: (800 Level) Elective 3
3 MGT XXX Elective 2: (800 Level) Elective 3

Semester 3
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 THS-701 Thesis Core 3
2 MGT XXX Elective 3: (800 Level) Elective 3
3 MGT XXX Elective 4: (800 Level) Elective 3

Semester 4
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 THS-701 Thesis Core 3

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List of Elective Courses


S. No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 MGT 835 Special Topics in Organizational behavior and Management 3
2 MGT 807 Leadership Issues in Organizations: Concepts and Applications 3
3 MGT 808 Advanced Marketing Management Concept and Application 3
Advanced Financial and Management Accounting: Concept and
4 MGT 809 3
Application
5 MGT 810 Business Decision Models: Concepts and Applications 3
6 MGT 811 Change Management: Concepts and Applications 3
7 MGT 812 Buyer Behavior: Concept sand Applications 3
Contemporary Issues in international Marketing: Concepts and
8 MGT 813 3
Applications
9 MGT 814 Corporate Governess and Sustainability 3
10 MGT 815 Financial Institutions Management 3
11 MGT 816 International Strategic Management 3
12 MGT 817 Human Resource Management: Concepts and Applications 3
13 MGT 818 Managing International Aid and Development 3
14 MGT 819 Service Operation Management: Concept and Application 3
15 MGT 823 Global Governance 3
16 MGT 824 Globalization 3
17 MGT 825 International Business & Economics Perspectives 3
18 MGT 826 Global Security 3
19 MGT 827 Politics of Development & Business Process 3
20 MGT 829 System Thinking in Management 3
20 MSF-704 Financial Econometrics 3

Note: Course will be offer on the basis of availability of resources and as per BU rules

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Core Courses Description

MGT 702 MGT 704


Advance Research Methodology and Proposal Development Applied Statistical Research Methods

This Course, examine basic approaches to management This is an introductory MPhil level course in statistical
science inquiry, including experiments, surveys, and research methods in management studies. This course is
qualitative field methods. It is intended to introduce MPhil intended mainly for students who wish to use statistical
students to ways of conceptualizing problem, designing methods in their own research approach issues from the
research, collecting data, and interpreting those data. It also application perspective, although it will focus on the
examines implications and consequences of choices among theoretical underpinnings and assumptions underlying the
alternative approaches. Step by step throughout the methods as well. This is however, not a course in
semester, students will work on developing a proposal for mathematical statistics, this is an applied course intended fox
research on a topic of their choosing. researchers.

MGT 703
Seminars in Organizational Analysis

This Seminar course is for MPhil students in management


studies. The intent of the seminar course is to survey the very
large literature on management and organizational theories
so that all students grasp the key issues and ideas in this
literature, and can develop a way to apply them to their
research.

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Master of Science in Finance MS (Finance)
Department of Management Sciences

Campuses Entry Requirements Objective of the Degree Program


Islamabad, Karachi
Students eligible for the MS The MS Finance program comprises coursework and supervised
Finance Program should have 16 research thesis. It is meant for graduates seeking to extend and
Regular ProgramDuration
years of business/relevant deepen their knowledge by undertaking research investigation under
1.5 Years education, 50% marks in annual the supervision of faculty members of the Department of
3 Semesters exams. 2.5/4.0 CGPA in semester Management Sciences. The MPhil program curriculum enables
system. Students with 16 years of candidates to master the concepts and skills of research directly
non-business education will be relevant to solving business management problems.
Available Specialization
required to do 30 credit hours of
None
deficiency courses to become Learning outcome of the Degree Program
eligible for the MS Finance
Program Timing program. The MS Finance program curriculum enables candidates to master the
Weekend Additionally, applicants must concepts and skills of research directly relevant to solving financial and
provide HEC verification of all business management problems. During Lectures students shall have
academic certificates / degrees. the opportunity to learn from the faculty members and also from their
peers. Lettersets are highly interactive, course and contents are linked
to the real world issues as well as philosophical underpinnings of the
process of knowledge production.

Why choose BU for the Stated Degree Program?


The MS Finance coursework components are conduct in small classes
led by highly qualified faculty members of the Department. The
coursework environment for candidates is stimulating and challenging
that requires substantial commitment.

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S.No Module Contents Credit Hours


1 Core 12
2 Specialization 12
3 Thesis (Specialization) 6
Total 30

Semester 1
S.No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 MSF-700 Research Methods Core 3
2 MGT-840 Econometrics Core 3
3 MSF-702 Financial Modeling and VBA Core 3
4 Elective 1 Specialization 3

Semester 2
S.No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 MSF-704 Financial Econometrics Core 3
2 Elective 2 Specialization 3
3 Elective 3 Specialization 3
4 Elective4 Specialization 3

Semester 3
S. No Course Code Corse Title Level Cr Hrs
1 THS 702 Thesis Specialization 6

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List of Elective Courses


Investments

S.No Course Code Course Title Concentration


Advance Portfolio Analysis and
1 MSF-801 Investments
Management
2 MSF-802 Derivatives Investments Investments
3 MSF-803 Alternative Investments Investments
4 MSF-804 Fixed Income Investments and Analysis Investments
5 MSF-805 Asset Pricing Theory Investments
6 MSF-806 Real Estate Investments Investments
7 MSF-807 Behavioral Finance Investments

Corporate Finance
S.No Course Code Course Title Concentration
1 MSF-821 Advance Topics in Corporate Finance Risk Management
2 MSF-822 Case Studies in Corporate Finance Risk Management
3 MSF-823 Mergers and Acquisition Analysis Risk Management
4 MSF-824 International Finance and Investments Risk Management
5 MSF-825 Theory of Finance Risk Management
6 MSF-826 Financial Restructuring Risk Management
7 MSF-827 Asset Valuation Risk Management
8 MSF-828 Strategic Financial Management Risk Management

Risk Management
S.No Course Code Course Title Concentration
1 MSF-831 Financial System and Regulations Risk Management
2 MSF-832 Financial Risk Management and Derivatives Risk Management
3 MSF-833 Financial Institutions Management Risk Management
4 MSF-834 Insurance and Risk Management Risk Management
5 MSF-835 Structured Securities Risk Management
6 MSF-804 Fixed Income Investments and Analysis Risk Management

Note: First semester of MS (Finance) and MS (Islamic Banking & Finance) will be the same. In third
semester students are supposed to do a 6 Cr Hrs thesis.
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CORE COURSES DESCRIPTION

MSF-700 concepts like Matrices, Linear Algebra, probability and


derivation & integration are also part of the course as starting
RESEARCH METHODS
point.
This course aims to introduce students to research methods
MSF-702
techniques. The course covers a range of statistical
techniques and at the same time allows students to have both FINANCIAL MODELING AND VBA
a theoretical and practical exposure to these techniques. The
The course is designed to enable students to develop a
course is aimed to enable students to conduct develop a
complete skill still allowing them to independently build
thorough understanding of the research methods and
financial models in MS Excel. Finance profession requires a
quantitative techniques used to conduct empirical research.
good working knowledge of MS Excel so that theory and
In addition, it aims to develop a working knowledge of
practice can be aligned in real life situations in financial world.
statistical software packages. The course covers contents like
The course enables students to learn basic modeling and
classical linear regression, two stage least squares,
programming skills in MS Excel using Visual Basic
logit/probit models, etc.
Applications (VBA). The course covers financial models for
MSF-840 business valuation, mergers & acquisitions, risk & returns,
portfolio optimization, etc. Financial models allow the
Econometrics
flexibility to model different scenarios efficiently and
Econometrics is an empirical application of various economics effectively and hence play an important role in decision
theories. The main objective of the course is to introduce the making.
students about the basic econometrics techniques and to
MSF-704
prepare them to do their own applied work. In this course, will
cover univariate and multivariate regression analyses and FINANCIAL ECONOMETRICS
various estimation problems, qualitative analysis and
Financial econometrics is the application of econometric
simultaneous equation system. We will also cover various
techniques and tools to financial issues. It covers the
econometric issues, such as autocorrelation, multicollinearity
application of econometric techniques and tools to empirical
and heteroscedasticity and their proper remedial measures.
investigate market efficiency, asset pricing models (e.g.
MSF-701 CAPM, APT), capital structure theories, dividend policies, etc.
The course particularly focuses on financial time series
FINANCIAL CALCULUS AND MATHEMATICS
analysis of asset returns. The course covers topics like linear
Finance involves mathematical solutions to problems in asset and non-linear models of volatility, stationary and
pricing, risk management and financial derivates. This course non-stationary time series analysis. The course allows
enables students to develop mathematical problem solving students to develop theoretical and practical understanding
skills in these areas. Students will hence have the requisite of the different econometric techniques and models as well as
skill set of mathematics required for the electives in Finance the underlying theories in Finance. Also it enables students to
Specialization like, asset pricing theory, risk management, develop their skill set by acquiring more and more practical
derivatives investments, etc. The course is rigorous and know-how of the econometric software packages used to
covers topics like Brownian motion, martingales, Ito's Lemma, conduct financial time series analysis.
stochastic differential equations, etc. However, a review of

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MSF-700
Master of Science
RESEARCH METHODSin Project Management MS (PM)
This course
Department of aims to introduce
Management students to research methods techniques. The course covers a range of
Sciences
statistical techniques and at the same time allows students to have both a theoretical and practical
exposure to these techniques. The course is aimed to enable students to conduct develop a thorough
understanding of the research methods and quantitative techniques used to conduct empirical research.
Campuses In addition, it aims to developEntryaRequirements Objectives
working knowledge of statistical of the Degree
software Program
packages. The course covers
Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi
contents like classical linear
16 regression, two
years education stage
from HEC least squares, logit/probit models, etc.
The purpose of project management is to Plan, Organize, Manage and
attestation recognized Deliver the Project Deliverables as per the agreed specifications to
Regular Program Duration
educational institutes meet customer satisfaction. While doing so, there is a constant
1.5 Years
MSF-840 CGPA: 2.50 / 4.00 or 50% marks monitoring, evaluation and controlling of the major constraints of any
3 Semesters for non-CGPA degree project.
Additionally, applicants must
Available Specialization provide HEC verification of all Learning outcome of the Degree Program
None academic certificates / degrees.
• Concepts to address specific management needs at the
individual, team, division and/or organizational level
Program Timing • A perspective of leadership effectiveness in organizations
Weekend • Practical applications of project management to formulate
strategies allowing organizations to achieve strategic goals
• Critical-thinking and analytical decision-making capabilities to
investigate complex business problems to propose project-based
solutions
• Skills to manage creative teams and project processes effectively
and efficiently
• Team-building skills required to support successful performance

Why choose BU for the Stated Degree Program?


Project Management was first approved by HEC as an MS Degree in
2008. Later, more universities started to include this program in their
syllabus. The start of Telecom industry, which mostly follows Project
Management techniques made this program more demanding and
popular. Availability of International certifications and a Chapter of
PMI in Pakistan promoted the concepts through 35 PDU hours
training. To meet market demand and to create a market name and to
accept competitiveness, Bahria University decided to offer this
program for professionals who could spare their time during weekend
to obtain this degree.

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MS (PM)
MS (PM) ROAD MAP
ROAD MAP

Module-1
Module Contents Credit Hours
Core 24
Projects 6
Electives 3
Total 33
Semester 1
MSP60 Fundamental of Project Management Core 3 Credit Hrs.
1
MSP60 Project Cost & Finance Management Core 3 Credit Hrs.
2
MSP60 Project Human Resource & Communication Management Core 3 Credit Hrs.
3
Semester 2
MSP60 Project Planning, Scheduling & Time Management Core 3 Credit Hrs.
4
MSP60 Project Risk Management Core 3 Credit Hrs.
5
MSP60 Project Procurement & Contract Management Core 3 Credit Hrs.
6
MSPXX Project-1** Project 3 Credit Hrs.
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* List of Elective Subjects is attached


** List of Projects is attached

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Module-2

Module Contents Credit Hours


Core 24
Projects 3
Electives 0
Research Thesis 6
Total 33

Semester-1
MSP601 Fundamentals of Project Management Core 3 Credit Hrs.
MSP602 Project Cost and Finance Management Core 3 Credit Hrs.
MSP603 Project Human Resource & Communication Core 3 Credit Hrs.
Management
Semester-2
MSP604 Project Planning, Scheduling & Time Management Core 3 Credit Hrs.
MSP605 Project Risk Management Core 3 Credit Hrs.
MSP606 Project Procurement & Contract Management Core 3 Credit Hrs.
MSPXXX Project-1** Project 3 Credit Hrs.

Semester-3
MSP607 Project Quality Management Core 3 Credit Hrs.
MSP608 Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control Core 3 Credit Hrs.
MSP641 Management
Research Thesis*** Compulsory 6 Credit Hrs.

* List of Elective Subjects is attached


** List of Projects is attached
*** Students will be liable to do zero credit research methodology course which will be counted in the
final transcript

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List of Electives Courses Research Thesis Option


MSP621 - Disaster Management MSP622- Innovation and MSP641 - Research Thesis (6-Credit Hours)
Technology Management
After the completion of 21-credit hours, the student has the
MSP623 - NGO Management option to select a Project Research Thesis which will be of
6-credit hours. The steps that are included are:
MSP624- Scope and Integration Management
• Selection of a topic and taking the approval from PhD
MSP625 - Government Projects (PClPCS)
research panel
MSP626 - Project Supply Chain Management
• Proposal Presentation and Defense
MSP 627 - Project Review, Assurance and Governance
• Selection of an advisor with the consent of the PhD
MSP628 - Project Communication and Stakeholder research panel
Management
• Preparation of the Research Paper as per the guidelines
MSP 629 – Project in Controlled Environment (PRINCE2) provided for MS-Thesis at Bahria University
MSP 630 Agile Project Management • Final Presentation, which is also graded by the Bahria
University Research Analysts.

List of Projects
CORE COURSES DESCRIPTION
MSP631 - Primavera CBT
MSP-601
MSP632 - Dynamics of PMO and EPM Server
Fundamentals of Project Management
MSP633 - SharePoint Solutions CBT
Course Objectives
MSP635 - Project Management Office (PMO) Classroom
based Students are given the basic knowledge about project
management. The purpose of this course is to let students
MSP636 - Advance Skills for Project know the entire live cycle of pre-project and during project
Management Professionals Classroom based activities. After studying this course, the students should be
able to define the role of Projects and Project Managements
and should also be familiar with all the terms, tools and
techniques that are used in Project Management. The main
topics covered in this subject are:
Please note: Every project will include a Project Report based
on the CBT or classroom teaching. Project evaluation is done o What is a project
based on(Teaching I CBT and Project Report) o What is Project, Program and Portfolio Management
o What makes a Project to start

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o What are the pre-project activities? o How resources will be transitioned into and out of the
project following the completion of their project
o Introduction to all knowledge area of Project
assignments.
Management
Since human resource works on a proper line of command and
o Introduction to all Process Groups of Project
communication plays a vital role, therefore, we have added
Management
extra focus on communication skills. Three lectures will be
o Class activities conducted in this course for the improvement of
communication, presentation and report writing skills.
o Cases related with projects Following processes of PMI PMBOK also included in the
o One visit to live project course:

o Introduction to all Tools and Techniques of Project • Develop Human Resource Plan;
Management • Acquire Project Teams;
• Develop Project Teams;
MSP-602 • Manage Project Team.
Project Human Resource Management and Communication
Skills
MSP-603
Course Objectives
Project Cost and Financial Management
The purpose of project Human Resource Management is to
ensure that the project has sufficient human resources Course Objectives
available, with the correct skill sets and experience, for the
Financial management is instrumental in identifying the need,
project's successful completion. A project Human Resource
determining the timing, and negotiating with potential
Management Plan document describes the end-to-end
sources of outside capital. Decisions to whether to engage in
processes that a project will use to meet its human resource
short-term or long-term borrowing are dependent on cash
requirements. The key objective of this plan is to describe:
flow expectations, capital structure determination, and the
o Which resources are required; cost of capital employed. To discharge this function
effectively, managers must maintain close contact with
o What core skills and experience they need to have; financial markets and be sensitive to macroeconomic
o How resources will be acquired; development that may influence the availability and cost of
capital to be acquired.
o How long resources will be needed;
Finance is also the focal point for information requested by
o When resources will be needed; creditors, lenders, and stockholders regarding the financial
o How resources will be developed; posture of the organization. Accuracy, timeliness, and
tactfulness are the primary characteristics required for these
o How day-to-day management will be formed; activities.

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Project Cost Management includes the processes required to • Sequencing of activities


ensure that the project is completed within the approved
• Preparation of project network diagram to determine the
budget. The major processes of cost management are:
critical path of the project.
Resource Planning, Cost Estimating, Cost Budgeting and Cost
Control. Project Cost Management is primarily concerned • Estimate activity resources and reviewing which of the
with the cost of the resources needed to complete project resources are available and which ones are required to be
activities. procured. Decisions are made here if the activity is to be
made or outsourced
The major areas that are covered in this course are:
• Estimate activity duration will determine how long it will
• Estimate Costs of all deliverables using cost benefit
take to complete the project
analysis by obtaining specifications from the Scope
Baseline. • Develop schedule. This is one of the most important parts
of project management. During this process, a fine tuning
• Determine Budget by aggregating the activity costs and
of resources, adjustments to activities duration by
resource calendar. This step also overviews cost / budget
applying leads and lags and shortening of work using
baseline.
crashing and fast tracking techniques are used. This
• Control cost through earned value management, process more or less determines how long the project will
performance review, and variance analysis by using take in completion and what techniques must be used to
project management software and managing work put project on track.
performance measurements.
• Scheduling diagrams and reserve analysis is conducted
• Techniques like cash flow forecasting, return on applying critical chain method.
investment ROI, net present value NPV, internal rate of
return IRR, calculation of earned value EV and calculation
of cost performance index CPI is also a part of this course. MSP-605
Project Risk Management
MSP-604 Course Objectives
Project Planning, Scheduling and Time Management Risks are inherent in projects. Risks are related with the
uncertain events or conditions that may have a positive or a
Course Objectives
negative impact on the project. Risk management attempts to
Project Time Management includes the processes required to recognized and manage potential and unforeseen trouble
accomplish timely completion of the project. If a project is not spots that may crop up during the processes of a project. It is
completed within time then that project is bound to fail. To due to this reason that a project manager prepares a risk
complete projects on time, major emphasis is given to time register in the planning phase of a project and updates it with
management. Time management includes planning in which the passage of time. Risk can occur in any of the major
the following processes take place; constraints of a project; like, Scope, Schedule, Cost and
Quality. In order to keep on schedule, special care is taken in
• Breaking down work packages to activities
risk management. The major focus in this course work lies in

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the following areas; • Contract change control system, payment systems,


inspection and audits, administer claims and record
• Plan Risk Management
management system – IT based
• Identify Risks and prepare Risk Register
• Close procurement
• Perform Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis
• Procurement audits, negotiated settlements, settled
• Plan Risk Response claims, assets update and close procurements.
• Monitor and Control Risk
MSP-607
MSP-606 Project Quality Management
Project Procurement and Contract Management Course Objectives
Project Procurement Management includes the processes to Good project quality management techniques are important
acquire products, services and results needed from outside to ensure that a project deliverables and end results meet or
the project teams. Project Procurement Management also exceed the customer's expectations. It is important to
includes the contract management and change control monitor the project continuously to prevent errors and
processes required to develop and administer contracts or misinterpretations. Project quality management begins by
purchase orders issued by authorized project team members. defining the quality standards to be used for the project. This
definition will come from the stakeholders, beneficiaries, and
Procurement also includes the acquisition of interest, short often from the overall standards of the organization. Careful
listing of companies, RFP, RFI, IFB, RFQ, tender notices, identification of the quality standards will help to insure a
invitation for negotiation in supplying project material and successful project outcome that will be accepted by the
machinery to the project manager. Students are run through a stakeholders. In addition ndards for the end result of the
complete cycle of procurement that include the preparation project, there may also be organizational quality standards
of procurement documents, the procurement statement of that must be met for the actual management of the project,
work, negotiation skills, tools and techniques to make the such as certain types of reporting or project tracking
best possible acquisition and contractual support to manage methods.
procurements during the project life cycle. Following PMI
processes are also a part of this course; Quality is one of the major constraints of project
management. The success and rejection of a project depends
• Plan procurement on the quality in the product produced. Therefore, major
• Make or buy decisions, expert judgment, contracts attention is required to provide absolute satisfaction to the
stakeholders by giving special attention to project quality. The
• Conduct procurement processes that are taught to the students are;
• Bidder conference, Proposal evaluation techniques,
procurement negotiations
• Administer procurement

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• Plan Quality will include a description of all relevant management plan.


quality standards and definitions, as well as a description
Contents of the course are;
of all conditions that must be met to satisfy the
stakeholders. The procedures that will be used to ensure • Principles of monitoring,
that all quality standards are followed will also be part of
the quality plan. • evaluation and reporting. Define the terms monitoring,
evaluation and reporting (MER), Identify the benefits and
• Quality Assurance, a project execution process, will purposes of tracking
include all the procedures that are required to provide the
stakeholders with the guarantee that standards are being • Performance, measuring results and reporting the
maintained, and that the end result will meet their needs. progress, the essential elements in developing a
To facilitate this assurance, quality audits are scheduled, successful MER system
which provide a structured review of the project • Results based MER, Levels of results, Refining strategic
activities. plan elements
• Quality Control is used to evaluate the project's end • Indicators; Identifying, selecting and assessing indicators
results as compared to the stated goals and requirements.
Evaluations are performed during quality control that will • Monitoring tools; Identify monitoring tools useful to
determine if the stakeholders will accept or reject the end management
result. Standard quality diagrams are also explained with • Evaluation; Discuss various evaluation tools and
respect to quality control. ISOs and Six Sigma concepts determine who should be involved in the evaluation
are also discussed, in detail. process
• Reporting (communicating to internal and external
MSP-608 audiences); Determine what should be reported, _ The
elements of a good report, _ Formats for quarterly,
Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control Management mid-term internal evaluations and participatory end of
Course Objectives project/final evaluation reports

The continuous monitoring provides the project team the • Review of what should be included in the organization's
insight into the health of the project and identifies any area MER Plan.
that requires additional attention. The monitoring and
controlling process group not only monitors and controls the
work being done within a process group but also monitors
and controls the entire project efforts. In multi-phase
projects, the monitoring and controlling process group
coordinates project phases in order to implement corrective
and preventive actions to bring into compliance with the
project management plan. This preview can result in
recommended and approved updates to the project

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Master of Science Supply Chain Management MS(SCM)
Department of Management Sciences

Campuses Entry Requirements Objectives of the Degree Program


Islamabad
16 years education from HEC The purpose of Supply Chain is to provide best value of its products to
attestation recognized its stakeholders. While doing so, supply chain must cater for three
Regular Program Duration educational institutes with main factors: Backward integration, Operations and Production and
1.5 Years business/commerce background Forward integration.
3 Semesters CGPA: 2.50 / 4.00 or 50% marks
for non-CGPA degree Learning outcome of the Degree Program
Available Specialization Additionally, applicants must After the completion of this degree, the student must be able to draw
None provide HEC verification of all a complete process of a) how a business should start, b) how value
academic certificates / degrees. addition should take place and how the customer’s need are met at
Programme Timing most effective cost.
Weekend
Why choose BU for the Stated Degree Program?
BU is ranked amongst the top universities of Pakistan and its
management science department is accredited by the National
Business Education and Accreditation Council (NBEAC). Our Post
graduate program (MBA/MS) has been designed to promote academic
excellence to produce future business leaders in Pakistan and abroad.
Bahria University provides state of the art academic and co-academic
facilities at its campuses in Pakistan enabling the students to involve in
class rooms and outside within the campus. The program further
inculcates the spirit in the students for applying their knowledge and
capabilities through experiential learning techniques to resolve
business issues in the larger interest of communities and society.

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Semester 1

S.No Course Course Title Level Cr. Hrs.


Code
1 SCM 701 Fundam entals of Supply Chain M anagem ent Core 3
2 SCM 702 Supplier Selection & Bid Evaluation Core 3
3 SCM 703 N egotiation, Contracting & Law in Procurem ent and Core 3
Supply

Semester 2

S.No Course Course Title Level Cr. Hrs.


Code
1 SCM 704 Business Research Methods (Focus on SCM) Core 3
2 SCM 705 Inventory & Logistics Operations Core 3
3 SCM 706 Operations Management & Supply Chain Core 3
4 SCM 707 Contemporary Issues in Supply Chain Core 3

Semester 3 (Non Research)

S.No Course Course Title Level Cr. Hrs.


Code
1 SCM 708 Strategic Supply Chain Management Core 3
2 SCM 709 Supply Chain Finance Core 3
3 SCM 7nn Elective - 1 Spec. 3
4 SCM 7nn Elective - 2 Spec. 3

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Semester 3 (Research Thesis)

S.No Course Course Title Level Cr. Hrs.


Code
1 SCM 708 Strategic Supply Chain Management Core 3
2 SCM 709 Supply Chain Finance Core 3
3 SCM 711 Research Thesis Research 6

Electives

S.No Course Course Title Level


Code
1 SCM 721 Leadership in Procurement and Supply Supply Chain
2 SCM 722 Managing Risks in Supply Chains Risk Management
3 SCM 723 Supply Chain Diligence Supply Chain

4 SCM 724 Category Management in Procurement and Supply Procurement


and Supply
Chain
5 SCM 725 Regulatory Framework for Trade Harmonization in Supply Chain
International Supply Chain
6 SCM 726 Mathematical Modeling & Optimization Supply Chain
Techniques Supply Chain (CBT)*
7 SCM 727 Software & Simulations (LOGWARE, TORA, Supply Chain
SIMUL8) (CBT)*
(CBT)*= Computer Based Training

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Core Courses Description important to understand which terms and conditions


relate to the desired type of contractual relationship, and
SCM-701 how to deal with issues such as applicable law, contractual
Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management default and the settlement of disputes. Once a contract is
Fundamentals of supply chain management addresses the signed, it is important to ensure its effective
most fundamental concepts and best practices of supply implementation and to successfully manage the
chain management. It provides a structured description of relationship with suppliers. The various issues involved in
all the most important components in the topic area, and managing the contract in an international trade
supports it by many real-world leading edge company agreement must be understood, as well as the roles and
cases. It is particularly suitable for those who want to make responsibilities of each side's contract management team.
a firm grasp of the subject at a master degree level. At the No contract is complete unless it is supported with legal
completion of this course, the student should know a obligations. To keep this in mind, the aspects of Law and
complete cycle of supply chain, topics and terms used in taught in this course to enable students to be protected in
this field and the areas of specialization for the completion dealing with local and international counterparts.
of the degree.
SCM-704
SCM-702 Business Research Methods – Focus on SCM
Supplier Selection and Bid Evaluation Bahria University has developed a strong, in house,
Selecting the right supplier is the fundamental basis for research system. This is established through the
effective purchasing & supply. Alternative suppliers must preparation of Red and Blue books, specially designed for
be located, screened, further researched and assessed research. No research is complete unless it is prepared and
using appropriate criteria that relate to the type of defended in the spirits defined in those books. The Red
purchase that is being carried out. This will involve and Blue research books are prepared to provide students
reviewing suppliers' motivation and capabilities, including with course material and procedures to prepare Research
their financial situation. Purchasing & supply practice Proposal and conduct Research Thesis. Two of the regular
means knowing how to best obtain and select offers from PhD members of Management Sciences team are devoted
suppliers. Depending on the type of purchase being to teach and support students in their research topics and
made, different purchasing approaches and processes will decision making techniques based on their research.
be used (ranging from simple informal contacts to formal
tendering in public sector). The method of evaluating SCM-705
offers will also vary depending on what is being bought. Inventory and Logistics Operations
This topic focuses on the techniques that can be applied
SCM-703 to achieve the availability of inventories through the flow
Negotiating, Contracting and Law in Procurement and of material and information. The operational significance
Supply Chain of logistics for many companies still lies in its
The contract specifies the buyer's and seller's main rationalization potential. A reduction of logistics costs
obligations, and determines the overall context under should improve corporate success by achieving a
which the business relationship will be developed. It is competitive advantage. Surveys of businesses have

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demonstrated that companies are still counting on a enable the manager to reduce the cost of production and
considerable cost reduction potential. The scope of shipment to the customer. This subject will modify along
logistics in recent years has continually expanded to with the developments in the new methods of supply
include production planning and control systems, also chain.
known as quality control. In addition, significant
investments are being made in IT technology in supply SCM-708
chain management planning that will lead to a decrease in Strategic Supply Chain Management
administrative logistics costs. Effectiveness of Supply Chain is perhaps the single largest
advantage an organization can have over its competitors.
SCM-706 As such current, relevant and reliable information on the
Operation & Warehousing Management performance of Supply Chain must be available to the
Operation management refers to the process of decision makers. The major dimensions for evaluating the
converting input resources into the outputs of products or performance of supply chain processes and activities are
services that occur across a wide range of sectors such as time, cost, quality and compliance. This course covers the
in manufacturing, construction, retail, service and public strategic supply chain management of companies
sectors. This course is designed to involve procurement involved in profitably coordinating supply and demand in
and supply to appraise that main techniques that improve the marketplace to deliver consumer value. It introduces
organizational operations. Operations Management deals several concepts of strategic importance in performance
with the design and management of products, processes, measurement in supply chains and links it with other
services and supply chains. It considers the acquisition, management functions.
development, and utilization of resources that firms need
to deliver the goods and services their clients want. SCM-709
Warehousing and Operations go hands in hand. The Supply Chain Finance
product before distribution has to be stored and The most important factor in any business is the amount
organized before shipping it out. Then the ratio of of Finance that you have to play with. The more the
production and warehousing availability plays an effective use of this resource, the better the system works.
important factor in management of supply chain. This course aims to provide detailed overview of financial
tools needed to handle supply chain activities. It will cover
SCM-707 practical financial issues in supply chain i.e. imports and
Contemporary Issues in Supply Chain Management exports, trade finance, financial planning, methods of
The growing importance of China and India, along with payment in global environment, financing techniques,
rapidly rising fuel prices, have caused some firms to begin legal issues and documentation, foreign exchange issues,
to re-examine their manufacturing processes and the hedging technique to mitigate risk and their impact in
configurations of their supply chains. There are different supply chain management.
ways of managing supplies for your business. The main
areas that are covered in this subject deal with
E-procurement, Environmental Procurement and Group
Purchases. The pros and cons of such procurements

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Master of Science Marketing & Sales MS (M&S)
Department of Management Sciences

Campus Entry Requirements Objectives of the Degree Program


Islamabad
16 years of Business or The MS Marketing& Sales will take students on a developmental
Management education/ journey to give precisely the kind of skills and knowledge needed to
Regular Program Duration
equivalent degree with 2.5/4 become effective (and reflective) marketing practitioners. Students will
1.5 Years CGPA or 50% marks. Students gain in-depth understanding of markets and how they work, and will be
3 Semesters with non-business background introduced to many theories, tools and techniques that firms can use to
will take deficiency courses as connect with and shape those markets. They will also learn what firms
Available Specialization per HEC rules can do to uncover new and emerging consumer practices that may
Marketing & Sales offer potential for creating new markets.
Additionally, applicants must The emphasis throughout will be on the relationship between theory
Program Timing provide HEC verification of all and practice, and students will constantly be challenged to reflect on
academic certificates / degrees. how the ideas they encounter translate to real-world settings. Through
Morning
international cases, simulations and projects, the MS Marketing will
expose students to many different marketing contexts – culminating in
the marketing 'Deep Dive' dissertation in the final term. Here students
work in collaboration with key industry players to come up with
solutions to a current and pressing problem, and present their findings
to an expert panel of marketing practitioners and academics.

Learning outcome of the Degree Program


Students will be able to:
• Use analytical, marketing tool tactics and reflective skills in
making decisions.
• Appropriately apply relevant concepts and knowledge to
applied business problems.
• Recognize and analyze ethical problems within applied business
situations, choose a resolution, and justify that ethical choice.

Why choose BU for the Stated Degree Program?


Bahria University MS program targets on evolving student's intellectual
ability, dynamic personality and decision-making skills through an
appropriate combination of business and general courses. The MS
program offers students with a comprehensive business education of
internationally recognized best practices with the option of adapting
their knowledge towards developing an entrepreneurial mindset.
Future Career Prospects
Bachelor graduates from programs in business, social sciences and
others, with career ambitions in:
• Commercial selling & sales (retail, services, financial
• Industrial & technical selling & sales (technology, IT, automotive,
• Selling & sales for digital business (Google, Facebook, Amazon,
Apple
• Selling & sales for start-up companies and new market entrants
• Technical market Analysis and Market Planning.
• Market Intelligence and Corporate Strategy
• Academia

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Semester1

Sr. Course Title Credit Hours


MSM 701 Applied Approaches to Branding & Communication 3
MSM 704 Research Philosophy and Quantitative Techniques 3
MSM 721 Advanced Marketing research & Consumer Behavior 3
Elective 1 3

Semester2

Sr. Course Title Credit Hours


MSM 722 Emerging Concepts of Channels & Distribution 3
Elective 2 3
Elective 3 3
SDW 698 Independent Market Study/Research Project 3

Semester3

Sr. Course Title Credit Hours


Elective 4 3
MSMRD Dissertation 6
803

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Electives:

MSM 831 Seminar in Sales Force Management


MSM 832 Marketing Analytics and Data Mining
MSM 834 Entrepreneurial Marketing
MSM 830 Topics in Strategic Sales Management
MSM 835 Philosophy of Customer Relationship Management
MSM 836 Perspectives of Retailing & Franchise Management
MSM 837 Corporate Sales & Key Account Management
MSM 816 Marketing Modeling and Game Theory
MSM 801 Discourse of Personal Selling
MKT 689 Digital Marketing
MKT 696 Marketing Planning

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Core Courses Description MSM 721: Advanced Marketing research & Consumer
Behavior
MSM 701: Applied Approaches to Branding & Marketing practice and theory is underpinned by in depth
Communication knowledge of the purchasing and consumption behavior
The aim of this module is to equip the student to of customers. Students of marketing need to understand
understand branding concepts and the ways in which how consumers choose between brands and to develop
brands are communicated internally and externally by ability to research consumer markets. Students are
organizations. By the end of this semester (and with introduced and will critically review key consumer
regular attendance and sustained work), the student concepts. This module seeks to develop an
should be able to analyze the interrelation of these two interdisciplinary, theoretically informed understanding of
domains. The three aims of a Masters level course in contemporary consumer behavior & advanced Marketing
marketing are: to provide a glimpse of leading edge research.
research in the discipline; to allow the student, to be On completing this module student should:
responsible for own learning and to prepare him to do • Recognize and critical assess the importance of
rigorous research. studying consumer behavior to implement the
marketing concept and for marketing practice
Theoretical concepts to learn and work with: • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the
• Current concepts in branding importance of the academic subjects (psychology,
• The ways brands work: their effects and influence on sociology, anthropology and economics) that
consumers, shareholders and society underpin the study of consumer behavior.
• The relationships between branding and social, • Be able to critically locate buyers as they are formed
political and economic trends in society by historical, cultural, economic and political
• Understanding the design and operations of trajectories, and in doing so critically assess theories
marketing communications in companies of consumer society and post materialism as they
impact or are likely to have future impact on the
MSM 704: Research Philosophy and Quantitative subject of consumer behavior
Techniques • Be able to evaluate research methods, theories and
The basic objective of teaching Research Philosophy & concepts commonly used in exploring and
Quantitative Techniques is to build, understanding consumer behavior but to also
• The capacity of students to undertake advanced recognize the buyer is not the only or necessarily
empirical research in management sciences. principle site for valuable information on buyer
• The capacity to access the advanced programming behaviour
software and to develop customized codes using • Recognise the theoretical and practical relevance of
powerful programming approach. the study of consumer behaviour to individuals,
• The capacity to develop highly sophisticated groups and corporations
capability for implementing techniques in exploratory • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills;
data analysis. independent study skills; researching skills; team
• The capacity to develop advanced data management working & organizational skills.
capability • Different approaches to marketing research.

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• Various research paradigms to help you analyze and Dissertation:


make sense of your research data. In the third semester, the student is required to submit a
• Ethical issues pertaining to marketing research. dissertation on any of the marketing & sales area.
Dissertation will be of 6credit hours. The steps that are
MSM 722: Emerging Concepts of Channels & Distribution included for it are:
This is a course that examines the role of Channels &
Distribution in the business process and how the • Selection of a topic and taking the approval from PhD
discipline of channel management is evolving in the age research panel
of hyper connectivity. It will review and critically examine • Proposal Presentation and Defense
the different aspects of the indirect sales task and how to • Selection of an advisor with the consent of the PhD
accomplish these jobs effectively and efficiently. The research panel
course will require considerable interaction. The students • Preparation of the Research Paper as per the
are exposed to advances in personal selling literature and guidelines provided for MS Dissertation at Bahria
work in teams that involve creativity workshops University

SDW 698: Independent Market Study/Research Project Final Presentation, which is also graded by the Bahria
In this module students will be asked to pick a real time University Research Analysts.
industry problem related to any marketing domain and
conduct a research analysis. At the end of the module
students will be required to submit a detailed report along
with recommendations duly approved by focal person of
the organization studied.

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Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Department of Management Sciences

Campuses Entry Requirements Objectives of the Degree Program


Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi (MBA 3.5 Year) • To produce quality MBAs equipped with business and societal
Two years Bachelor’s degree knowledge and skills.
Regular Program Duration (e.g. BA, B Sc, B Com etc.) with
• To arouse curiosity to know and resolve the business issues as
1.5/2 /3.5 Years a minimum of 50% marks or
business manager and leaders.
CGPA 2.5/4.0 in any
3 /4/ 7 Semesters • To develop students to look critically at business issues and
discipline.
MBA (2 years): Four years devise pragmatic resolves
Available Specialization Bachelor’s degree with a • To develop an understanding of the linkages between business
Marketing, Finance, minimum of 50% and social development.
Entrepreneurship, marks/CGPA 2.5/4.0 in any • To increase the pool of socially responsible business managers
discipline. and leaders in the society.
Supply Chain Management
MBA 1.5 Year
Management Information System, Four years bachelor’s degree
Human Resource Management, (Business education) ACCA, Learning outcome of the Degree Program
Islamic Finance CA, ACMA, B.COM (4 Years), Our MBAs will be able to assume and discharge management/leading
M.COM and MPA with the responsibilities of local/international business enterprises. Graduates
minimum of 50% marks or will be able to promote ethical business practices at the work place.
Program Timing
CGPA 2.5/4.0 in a discipline. They will be able to become entrepreneur themselves or will be able
Morning, Evening, (Weekend) to contribute to the realization of entrepreneurs’ business vision. Our
Additionally, applicants must
provide HEC verification of all MBAs will be able to contribute to the development of the academic
academic certificates / institutions by undertaking teaching and research responsibilities.
degrees. Our graduates will be part of a dynamic business and social world by
becoming active volunteers/members of such networks.

Why choose BU for the Stated Degree Program?


Bahria University MBA program targets on evolving student's
intellectual ability, dynamic personality and decision-making skills
through an appropriate combination of business and general courses.
The MBA program offers students with a comprehensive business
education of internationally recognized best practices with the option
of adapting their knowledge towards developing an entrepreneurial
mindset.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Department of Management Sciences

Road Map (MBA 3.5 YEARS) 96 Credit Hours

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title CH

ACC501 Financial Accounting 3


BEN511 Business English 3
M G T501 Theories and Practices of Management 3
MKT 510 Principles of Marketing 3
QTM501 Business Quantitative Techniques 3

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title CH


BCM512 Business Communication 3
ACC503 Cost and Managerial Accounting 3
EC0520 Economics 3
MKT 522 Marketing M anagement 3
FIN 501 Business Finance 3

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title CH


FIN 502 Financial Management 3
MGT530 Organizational Behavior 3
SCM610 Supply Chain Management 3
MGT508 Corporate Law 3
QTM502 Statistical Inference 3

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Semester 4
Course Code Course Title CH
MKT640 Entrepreneurship 3
MGT541 Human Resource Management 3
MGT630 International Business Analysis 3
RMT620 Methods in Business Research 3
RMT621 Operations Research 3

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title CH


MGT662 Strategic Management 3
FIN 611 Corporate Finance 3
MGT600 Contemporary Issues in Business 3
MGT653 Corporate Leadership and Social Responsibilities 3
Specialization I 3

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title CH


MGT626 Project Management 3
Specialization II 3
Specialization III 3
MGT655 Business Decision Modeling 3
RMT697 Dissertation I (Proposal Development) 2
Internship

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Semester 7

Course Course Title CH


Code
Specialization IV 3
RMT 698 Dissertation II (Thesis W rite-up and Defense) 4

Note: Internship Report is mandatory for the Degree requirement of MBA Program.

Road Map (MBA 2 YEARS) 60 Credit Hours


Semester 1

Course Code Subject CH

MKT 522 Marketing Management 3


ACC 501 Financial Accounting 3
MGT 501 Theories and Practices of Management 3
BCM 512 Business Communication 3
QTM 503 Stats & Math for Management 3

Semester 2

Course Code Subject CH

MGT 541 Human Resource Management 3


ACC 503 Cost and Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 520 Economics 3
FIN 502 Financial Management 3
ECO 520 E-Commerce 1.5
ECM 510 Supply Chain Management 1.5

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Semester 3

Course Code Subject CH

MGT 662 Strategic Management 3


MGT 620 Methods in Business Research 3
SDW 696 Dissertation-1(Proposal Development) 3
Specialization I 3
Specialization II 3

Semester 4

Course Code Subject CH

MGT 531 Project Management 1.5


MGT 532 Corporate Leadership and Social Responsibility 1.5
Specialization III 3
Specialization IV 3
MKT 501 Entrepreneurship 3
SDW 698 Dissertation- II (Thesis Composition) 3

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Department of Management Sciences

Road Map (MBA 1.5 YEARS) 36 Credit Hours

Semester 1

Course Course Title CH


Code
MGT662 Strategic Management 3
FIN 611 Corporate Finance 3
MKT600 Contemporary Issues in Business 3
MKT653 Corporate Leadership and Social Responsibilities 3
Specialization I 3

Semester 2

Course Course Title CH


Code
MGT626 Project Management 3
Specialization II 3
Specialization III 3
MGT655 Business Decision Modeling 3
RMT697 Dissertation - I (Proposal Development) 2
Internship

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title CH


RMT 698 Dissertation – II (Thesis W rite-up and Defense) 4
Specialization IV 3

Note: Internship Report is mandatory for the degree requirement of MBA program.

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ELECTIVES MBA

Marketing:
Course Code Subject
MKT 610 International Marketing
MKT 655 Services Marketing
MKT 660 Strategic Marketing
MKT665 Cases in Marketing
MKT635 New Product Development
MKT662 Brand Management
MKT688 Social Media Marketing
MKT691 Consumer Behavior And Psychology
MKT620 Marketing Research
MKT 690 Integrated Marketing Communication
MKT 650 Sales Management
MKT 620 Marketing Research
MKT 693 B to B and Personal Selling
MKT 663 Promotion and Advertising Management
MKT 689 Digital Marketing
MKT 691 Retail and Sales Management
MKT 692 Export Marketing
MKT 693 Marketing Issues in Pakistan
MKT 694 Public Rationing and Relationship Marketing
MKT695 Agriculture Marketing
MKT 603 Product Management
MKT 604 Distribution Management
MKT 605 Digital Analytics
MKT 606 Electronic CRM
MKT 697 Social Marketing

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Department of Management Sciences

Human Resource Management:


Course Code Subject
HRM 666 Negotiations and Conflict Management
HRM 648 Organizational Development
HRM 676 International Human Resource Management
HRM 677 Seminars In HRM
HRM 689 Recruitment and Selection
HRM 679 Performance Management
HRM 690 HRM and HRD
HRM 691 Career Planning and Strategic Compensation Management
HRM 660 Training and Development
HRM 670 HR Planning
HRM 664 Job Analysis and Design
HRM 649 HR Research Methods
HRM 682 Industrial Relations and Employment Laws
HRM 671 HR Information Systems
HRM 681 Strategic HRM
HRM 665 HR Theory and Practice
HRM 692 Organizational Psychology

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Department of Management Sciences

Finance:

Course Code Subject


FIN 690 Financial Modeling
FIN 691 Strategic Finance
FIN 612 Analysis of Financial Statements
FIN 619 Financial Derivatives
FIN 611 Corporate Finance
FIN 692 Financial Markets and Institutions
FIN 693 Cases in Corporate Finance
FIN 694 Money and Banking
FIN 695 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
FIN 635 Management Corporate Turnaround
FIN 696 Financial Reporting
FIN 697 Taxation and Auditing
ACC 622 Accounting Information Systems
FIN 682 Corporate Restructuring
FIN 688 Islamic Finance Theory and Practices
FIN 649 Islamic Banking and Finance
ACC-609 Corporate Law
ACC-608 Advanced Corporate Reporting
FIN 649 Financial Institution Management

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Department of Management Sciences

Entrepreneurship

Course Code Subject


ENT 602 Cases in Entrepreneurship
ENT 603 Developing New Products and Services
ENT 620 Entrepreneurial Strategy in Emerging Markets
ENT 606 Innovations and Entrepreneurship
ENT 607 Managing Entrepreneurial Firms
ENT 608 Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship
ENT 622 Business Growth and Entrepreneurial Finance
ENT 612 Entrepreneurial Marketing
ENT 613 Organizations and Leading Change
ENT 614 Economic of Location and Transportation
ENT 621 Retailing and International Entrepreneurship
ENT 617 Corporate Entrepreneurship
ENT 619 Technology Entrepreneurship

MIS:

Course Code Subject


IT 655 Database Management System
IT 620 System Analysis and Design
IT679 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation
IT672 Web Application Development
IT 625 Business Process Re-Engineering
IT 680 Data Communication and Networking
IT 681 Information Security and System Auditing
IT 657 Knowledge Management Systems and Technologies
IT 658 Business Intelligence and Decisions Support
IT 608 Digital Analytics
IT 607 Electronic CRM

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Department of Management Sciences

SCM:

Course Code Subject


SCM 619 Strategic SCM
OPM 611 Operations and Production Management
SCM 650 Total Quality Management
SCM 600 Inventory Management
SCM 614 Strategic Operation Management
SCM 615 Sourcing and Logistics Management
SCM 616 Supply Chain Modeling
SCM 617 Demand Forecasting
SCM 618 Pricing In SCM
SCM 520 Purchasing
SCM 630 Strategic Procurement in Supply Chain
SCM 631 Operational Planning in Supply Chain
SCM 632 Execution and Control of Operations in SCM
SCM 633 Master Planning of Resources in SCM
SCM 634 Detailed Scheduling and Planning In SCM
SCM 635 Strategic Management of Resources In SCM
SCM 636 Green Supply Chain Management – GSCM
SCM 637 Shipping in SCM
SCM 639 Operational Planning in Supply Chain
SCM 638 Supply Chain Strategy, Design and Compliance
SCM 640 Supply Chain Implementation and Operations
SCM 641 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

Foreign Languages:

CLE 401 Chinese Language

Note: All Electives should have 3 Credit Hours.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Department of Management Sciences

Course Descriptios MBA

Financial Accounting organizing, planning, leading, and controlling are the


Course Code: ACC-501 foundations of this course. Contemporary issues in
Prerequisite: None both national and international scenarios are also
taught to learners by providing them the understanding
The course is to orient the students to accounting as in decision making, and planning especially the human
part of a management information system. The course resource of an organization.
is designed to acquaint the students with reporting and
analyzing functions of accounting. Emphasis is to Principles of Marketing
educate students so that they are in a position to Course Code: MKT-510
interpret and use accounting information intelligently Prerequisite: None
and effectively.
The course covers the basic theories and concepts of
Business English marketing and the current practices in the field of
Course Code: BEN 511 marketing. The course gives the student an
Prerequisite: None understanding of the role of marketing in the strategy
development methodology for analysis of the market,
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of and the customer. It helps to develop a clear concept,
professional English in the world of business. This is a understanding of principles involved in segmentation,
practical course involving a substantial number of marketing research, branding, advertising, pricing, sales
assignments. In addition, students make several management and various channels.
prepared as well as impromptu oral presentations to
develop their speaking ability. Students learn critical Business Quantitative Techniques
thinking after successfully completing this course. Course Code: QTM-501
Specifically, vocabulary development, grammatical Prerequisite: None
structures, language mechanics, critical reading and
comprehension, constitutes the core components of The statistical techniques covered in this introductory
this course. course are used in functional areas, including:
accounting, finance, marketing, production and
Theories and Practices of Management personnel management. The course will focus on real
Course Code: MGT-501 data applications, active learning, quantitative literacy,
Prerequisite: None statistical thinking and the use of statistical software.
Students will be introduced to the power of descriptive
The course deals with the basic principles and statistics methods, probability, and statistics Emphasis
methodologies of management. It teaches the is given to the use of statistical methods used in the
application of these principles to various industrial decision making process; measures of central location,
sectors. Major functions of management such as dispersion, and shape.

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Managerial Accounting Business Communication


Course Code: ACC-503 Course Code: BCM 512
Prerequisite: ACC-501 Prerequisite: BEN 511

Managerial accounting is concerned with the This course is designed to provide students with a
application of accounting principles and methodologies comprehensive view of communication, its scope and
to business problems. This curse increases significance in business, and the role of communication
understanding of accounting and teaches a variety of in establishing an effective internal communication
techniques that allow the learner to solve business program. This course also aims to develop an
problems relating to costs, prices, revenues, profits etc. awareness of the importance of succinct written
The course helps the learners to become better expression to modern business communication. Effort
decision- makers in a business or institutional context. would be made to hone the competencies of the
It is also concerned with both theory and practice. The students in the realm of communication with special
theory serves to sharpen analytical skills, and the emphasis on writing effective and concise business
practice gives experience in the application of the letters and memos, formulating business proposals,
principles and techniques to real-world business drafting informal and formal reports, and editing copies
problems. of business correspondence. In addition, students learn
to present persuasive and informative business
Economics presentations.
Course Code: ECO 520
Prerequisite: None Marketing Management
Course Code: MKT 522
This is a composite course of topics related to micro Prerequisite: MKT 510
economics. This course has been designed to provide
the learners with the tools of demand, Supply and This course is meant for students who have already
variety of applications. The student will gain a market studied Principles of Marketing. This course is designed
structures and produce profit maximization when towards providing an understanding of the rationale of
operating in different markets conditions. The course marketing decisions from a managerial perspective. It
also provides a solid understanding of macroeconomics seeks to provide a framework for decision-making that
concepts off social accounts, aggregate demand and is logical but does not stifle creativity and as such it
aggregate supply, monetary and fiscal policies and requires the integration of theory and practice.
international trade. The course path is studied with Students are taught to make strategic marketing
case studies as well as assignments related to tropical decisions based on analytical techniques they will learn
economic issues. in this course. They learn to design a marketing plan
based on sound conceptual framework and to devise a
strategy to implement the plans and decisions.

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Business Finance interrelated levels of analysis i.e. the individual, groups,


Course Code: FIN-501 organizational structure and policies and their inter
Prerequisite: ACC-501 linkages. It covers a wide breadth of theories and
applications dealing with such topics as perception,
This course is designed to develop the ability to use motivation, decision-making, team dynamics,
basic tools of analysis required by financial managers. negotiation, conflict management, leadership and
This course introduces the general concepts, processes organizational culture. These topics are in a logical
and tools necessary for the financial management of a order to create a sense of progression for the learner.
business enterprise. It also discusses the general Each lesson builds upon previous lessons, starting at
financial and business environment in which an the individual, then moving on to a team level, and
enterprise operates. Topics which are covered include a finally adopting an organization-wide level of analysis.
review of the function of financial managers; time value
of money, valuation of long term securities, working
capital, financial markets ratio analysis and capital Supply Chain Management
budgeting techniques etc. Course Code: SCM-610
Prerequisite: None
Financial Management
Course Code: FIN-502 The course provides concepts and practices of supply
Prerequisite: FIN-501 chain and it will focus on providing students with the
knowledge and skills needed to develop supply chain
The theory of financial management enables the strategies. The course aims to provide an
students to comprehend and analyze dynamic financial understanding of the approaches to analyzing and
situations for accurate & correct application of business evaluating market realities in term of production
decisions in real time scenario. Course components management. The student will be equipped with the
have been designed to encourage critical thinking for knowledge to leverage the resources of a company to
evaluating the merits and demerits of alternative survive, compete and grow in the dynamic environment
policies/projects/techniques of financial management. and market. Student will be able to analyze why some
Course procedures emphasize solving problems strategies fail and other succeed.
through discussion and analysis including theoretical
and numerical exercises. Corporate Law
Course Code: MGT-508
Organizational Behavior Prerequisite: None
Course Code: MGT-530
Prerequisite: MGT-501 This course comprises the study of the fundamental
principles which regulate the corporations particularly
The course is designed to introduce students to the those aspects which are encountered by the corporate
practical aspects of human behavior in the work enterprise during the course of its business operations.
environment. Organizations are explored from several A thorough understanding of the business events and

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associated legal issues faces by the business entities associated with contemporary HRM practices. It
also form the integral part of this module. reviews changing service delivery with service quality
evaluation. It covers the five major areas, which
Statistical Inference includes Framework of HRM and Challenges,
Course Code: QTM 502 Recruitment and Placement, Training, Development
Prerequisite: QTM-501 Assessment, Compensation, Protection, and Employee
relations. After studying this course students gain
Course is designed to provide an introduction to knowledge and understanding in the different practices
statistical methods useful for analyzing data, with relating to Recruitment, Performance review, training,
specific application to problems of business. Statistical reward, staffing, approaches to HRM policy
Inference involves the use of probabilities and data to development and changing nature of work and
draw conclusions about the underlying population. employment.
Students learn how to use statistics to think critically
about real world issues. Statistical methodologies and International Business Analysis
theories are presented in the context of applicability. Course Code: MGT-630
Use of Statistical Inference in marketing and Prerequisite: None
constructing forecasting models are taught in this
course. The course develops a conceptual framework for
understanding global trends and the issues. It
Entrepreneurship integrates International Management issues in other
Course Code: MGT-640 courses into a logically sequenced and detailed
Prerequisite: None examination of the problems of the global economy.
The course provides analytical skills for converting the
Course emphasizes the role of creativity, or complex and dynamic influence inherent in these
entrepreneurial and innovative business activities and changes into windows of opportunity not only for
their management, with in a domestic and global individual companies operating in the International
environment. It develops critical analytical skills and arena but also for national companies.
ability to evaluate new venture ideas with
understanding both the opportunities and constraints. Methods in Business Research
It facilitates development of skill in conceptualizing, Course Code: RMT 620
programs consistent with new business development Prerequisite: QTM-502
and new business venture management.
Course covers concepts and terminologies of empirical
Human Resource Management methods used in social science research and in other
Course Code: MGT-541 areas of business. Students gain an introductory
Prerequisite: MGT-530 knowledge of topics such as descriptive statistics,
inferential statistics, and qualitative research methods.
Course examines the functions, values and actions For quantitative methods, Emphasis throughout the

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course remains on theory development with attention leadership is, what leaders do and how they do things,
to concept formation and confirmation in a research and how they can understand leadership opportunities.
program. Planning, Design and Sampling are also A scholarly insight into contemporary leadership
studied for various research methods. Selected concepts, theories and their applications in
experimental designs, survey research methods and organizations is also inculcated through the
qualitative methods are covered as they relate to introduction of various leadership theories and
problems in library and information science research. examples of real life leaders. The significance of a team
or team leadership is a major highlight of this course.
Operations Research How to participate in team projects with an
Course Code: RMT 621 opportunity to be a team player or the leader is given
Prerequisite: None significance in the teaching methodologies.

This course is designed to acquaint students with the Strategic Management


most widely used quantitative tools presently available Course Code: MGT 662
to the decision makers. The course also gives an Prerequisite: MGT-501
introductory treatment of the subject called Operations
Research. However, a basic familiarity with college The course is designed to equip the students with
algebra, elementary statistics and probability is a overview of strategic management and business policy
prerequisite for this course. process as a whole. It provides an insight into business
and strategic processes, starting with strategy
Contemporary Issues in Business formulation, implementation and finally evaluation of
Course Code: MGT 600 the strategy. It helps the participants think through the
Prerequisite: None organizational issues at a strategic level; to familiarize
them with the various tools for strategic analysis and
Course introduces students to new and t attempts to formulation; and to sensitize them to the social,
give a holistic view of Marketing to students with political and moral structures that help shape decision
undergraduate specializations in Marketing, Finance making processes. This course uses a combination of
and HR. The course follows and analyzes the new theory, practical illustrations and cases.
trends shaping the industry. It helps students in
adopting new practices and improves Corporate Finance
inter-departmental working between Marketing and Course Code: FIN 611
other departments in an organization. Prerequisite: None

Corporate Leadership and Social Responsibilities This course provides an insight to the theory and
Course Code: MGT 653 practice of corporate finance. This course explores the
Prerequisite: None investment and financing decisions of firms from the
perspective of the corporate manager. It provides a
The course is to help students understand what framework for understanding how a corporation's

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financing, investment, and dividend policies affect its Business Decision Modeling
value. It also provides the tools necessary for analyzing Course Code: MGT 655
and making these decisions. Specific topics include Prerequisite: None
capital budgeting, valuation, cost of capital
determination, capital-structure decisions, and Decision Management, Business Decision Management
dividend policy a is both an approach and a technology stack for
automating and improving business decisions.
Project Management
Course Code: MGT 626 The approach is about focusing on the high volume,
Prerequisite: None operational decisions that must be made every day in
your organization: the decisions in your operational
The course includes different aspects of Project processes, the decisions your call center
Management starting from the initiation of idea of a representatives and other front line staff make. Unlike
project until its logical termination. The importance of strategic or other management decisions, these
projects as a major tool for implementing and achieving decisions are about a single interaction or transaction
strategic goals in a range of industries. It explores such as how to target a single customer, how to handle
contemporary issues in the theory and practice of a single claim or how to price a single deal.
project management. It provides students opportunity
to find, understand, organize and critically evaluate, and The technology stack includes business rules and
integrate research-based and practitioner-based business rules management systems, advanced
knowledge associated with the management of the analytics and predictive analytic workbenches, even
projects. optimization technology. These technologies come
together in decision services. These components
deliver automated, continuously improved decisions to
business processes and service-oriented architectures.

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MBA Pharmaceutical Business Management MBA (Pharma)
Department of Management Sciences

Campus Entry Requirements Objectives of the Degree Program


Karachi
MBA (2 Years) Sixteen Years Of • To produce quality MBAs equipped with business and societal
Regular Program Duration Non-Business Education MS(F) & knowledge and skills.
MS (PM) • To arouse curiosity to know and resolve the business issues as
2 Years
business manager and leaders.
9 Semesters Additionally, applicants must • To develop students to look critically at business issues and
provide HEC verification of all devise pragmatic resolves
Available Specialization academic certificates / degrees. • To develop an understanding of the linkages between business
Pharma and social development.
• To increase the pool of socially responsible business managers
Program Timing and leaders in the society
Weekend
Learning outcome of the Degree Program

• Our MBAs will be able to assume and discharge


management/leading responsibilities of local/international
business enterprises.
• Graduates will be able to promote ethical business practices at
the work place.
• They will be able to become entrepreneur themselves or will be
able to contribute to the realization of entrepreneurs’ business
vision.
• Our MBAs will be able to contribute to the development of the
academic institutions by undertaking teaching and research
responsibilities.
• Our graduates will be part of a dynamic business and social
world by becoming active volunteers/members of such
networks.

Future Career Prospects


Our graduates will be able to assume and discharge
management/leading responsibilities of local/international business
enterprises actively and will promote ethical business practices at the
workplace. They may have various options of making their career as
business managers, university teachers and entrepreneurs by
themselves. Furthermore, they will be making their career in non-profit
sector by becoming members of such networks.

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ROAD MAP
MBA 2 years (Pharmaceutical & Health Management) (60 Credit Hours)

Semester 1
S.No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 MKT 522 Principles of Marketing 3
2 ACC 501 Financial Accounting 3
3 MGT 501 Theories and Practices of Management 3
4 BCM 512 Business Communication 3

Semester 2
S.No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 FIN 502 Financial Management 3
2 MGT 541 Human Resource Management 3
3 QTM 520 Bio Statistics 3
4 ECO 520 Economics 3

Semester 3
S.No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 RMT 620 Methods In Business Research 3
2 MGT 653 Corporate Leadership and Social 3
Responsibilities 3
3 FIN 611 Project Management 3
4 MGT 662 Strategic Management 3

Semester 4
S.No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 HBM 615 Principles of Health Care Management 3
2 HBM /PBM 620 Regularity Affairs & Health Care Ethics 3
3 Elective 1 3

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Semester 5

S.No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours


1 HBM/PBM 630 MIS in Health Care Management 3
2 PBM 635 Pharmaceutical Business 3
Development & Global Business
Environment
3 Elective 2 3

Semester 6
S.No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 Elective 3 3
2 SDW 699 Project/Thesis 3

ELECTIVES
S.No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 PBM610 Pharmaceutical Brand Management and E Marketing 3
2 PBM 611 Pharmaceutical sales Management 3
3 PBM 612 Pharmaceutical Marketing and Quality Assurance 3
4 PBM 613 Economics and Management of Pharmaceutical 3
industry 3
5 PBM 614 Pharmaceutical Brand Management 3
6 PBM 615 Financial application in Pharmaceutical Marketing 3
7 PBM 616 Pharmaceutical Business Strategy 3
8 PBM 617 Marketing of Bio technology Products 3
9 PBM 618 Consumerism and Public Health 3
10 HBM 625 Basics of Medical Health 3
11 HBM 626 Health Economics 3
12 HBM 627 Financial services of Heath Services 3
13 HBM 628 Strategic Management of Health Services 3
3
14 HBM 629 Concepts of Primary Health Care 3
15 HBM 630 Managing Professional Health Care Organization 3
16 HBM 631 Marketing Health Care Services 3

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PhD in Economics
Department of Management Sciences

PhD in Economics
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The objectives of the doctoral program are to prepare scholars to: Conduct high quality research in the field
of economics and disseminate it to scholarly and other audiences; Teach economics research techniques,
inside or outside the classroom; Engage in service and outreach that enhances scholarship and its public
impact; and Excel in a variety of institutional settings, including universities, industry and government
research labs, and think tanks particularly focusing on the economics related fields. There is an intense
awakening that sound economic policies for any country require the services of highly trained economists,
having analytical ability and problem solving skills. It is a well-recognized fact that application of new ideas
and economic theory leads to create new knowledge; one of the main objectives and contribution of
universities for which these institutions are meant for. This program will strategically train up ambassador
learners to build knowledge, skills, competencies and experiences. This program will meet market demands
and also enhance intellectual ability of students.
PROGRAM CONTENTS
THE COURSE WORK
The PhD (Economics) course work will introduce each student to a range of theories and methodologies used
in researching all types of Economics topics. The course work component of PhD (Economics) program
consists of six (6) subjects stretching over two (2) semester. The subject content progress from the broader
aspects of Economics research, to the specific skills required to conduct and deliver a compelling research
design and literature review. For each course work subject, student will be required to attend forty eight (48)
hours of class work in addition to completing a substantial amount of private research for preparation of class
assignments and examinations. To enable progression to the thesis, student must have to maintain
consistently high levels of achievement throughout the course work.
THE THESIS
As per the HEC rules the thesis is scheduled for 2nd & 3rd year of the PhD program. Thesis supervision is
conducted individually and student guidance takes place in the form of supervisory meetings. The aim of the
thesis is to demonstrate that the candidate has made a distinctive and original contribution to the
improvement of theories/professional practice, or policy or strategy in the field of economics. The completed
thesis will be presented for examination and successfully defended according to the University requirements.
The dissertation of program comprises a comprehensive thesis-style research project undertaken by each
student on an individual basis. To facilitate the thesis process, students will be allocated a principal
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supervisor will be a permanent faculty member (s) of the Department of Management Sciences, who has
undergone an appropriate research experience and has been approved for supervision by the University.
After the completion of required course work, students will prepare and defend a thesis proposal. If accepted,
students will work on the basis in close consultation with their principal supervisor.
DURATION AND MODE
The PhD program may be completed within a period of three (3) years and maximum period of six (6) years
including one (1) year course work. Each subject of PhD course work involves forty eight (48) hours of face
to face lectures. During lectures, students shall have the opportunity to learn from the faculty member (s) and
also from their peers. Lectures are highly interactive, course and contents are linked directly to the real-world
issues as well as philosophical underpinnings of the process of knowledge production.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The eligibility criteria for PhD Economics program is as follows:
• MS/ M-Phil economics degree (17.5/18 years of education) with consistently good academic record
and minimum of 60% marks in the annual system or CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.00 in the semester system.
• A minimum of 60% marks in the GAT- subject test conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS) or
Candidates must have at least 70% score in university based subject test.
• HEC’s attestation on the candidate’s local degrees (on the back of the original degrees).
• HEC’s equivalency certificate for the candidate’s foreign degrees.
STRUCTURE OF THE PHD (ECONOMICS)
The PhD (Economics) Program requires completion of 54 Credit hours (18 credit hours of course work and
36 credit hours of thesis). The PhD (Economics) program is structured as:

S. No Module Contents Credit Hours


1 Core 09
2 Electives 09
3 Thesis 36
Total 54

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YEAR ONE
SEMESTER 1
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 ECO 801 Applied Microeconomic Theory Core 3
2 ECO 802 Applied Macroeconomic Theory Core 3
3 XXX Elective 1 Elective 3

SEMESTER 2
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 ECO 803 Advanced Econometric Methods Core 3
2 XXX Elective 2 Elective 3
3 XXX Elective 3 Elective 3
YEAR TWO
SEMESTER 3
S. No Course Code Course Title Cr Hrs
1 THS-900 PhD Thesis 9

SEMESTER 4
S. No Course Code Course Title Cr Hrs
1 THS-900 PhD Thesis 9

YEAR THREE
SEMESTER 5
S. No Course Code Course Title Cr Hrs
1 THS-900 PhD Thesis 9

SEMESTER 6
S. No Course Code Course Title Cr Hrs
1 THS-900 PhD Thesis 9

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List of Elective Courses

S. No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours


1 ECO 811 Agricultural Development and Policy 3
2 ECO 812 Development Economics 3
3 ECO 813 Economic Growth and Distribution 3
4 ECO 814 Economics of Population 3
5 ECO 815 Environmental Economics 3
6 ECO 816 International Economics 3
7 ECO 817 Mathematical Economics 3
8 ECO 818 Monetary Economics 3
9 ECO 819 Topics in Advanced Econometrics 3
Note: Course will be offer on the basis of availability of resources and as per BU rules

DESCRIPTION OF CORE COURSES


ECO 801
APPLIED MICROECONOMIC THEORY
The aim of this course is to: (i) introduce and develop the analytical tools of graduate level Microeconomics
with a special emphasis on mathematical models; (ii) provide the students with a firm grounding in classical
Microeconomic Theory as well as its modern development. Following topics are covered in this course: Game
theory, oligopoly and economics of information, topics in mechanism design, Theories of choice and
production, General Equilibrium Theory, Fundamental theorems of Welfare Economics, Problems of market
failure in the presence of externalities and public goods and Economics of information.
ECO 802
APPLIED MACROECONOMIC THEORY
This course aims to provide training in modern advanced macroeconomic theory and its application. A
thorough understanding of some fundamental workhorse models in macroeconomics used to deal with
economic problems are going to be studied in this course. The course is divided into growth theories
consumption theory, investment theory, real business cycle theory and the New Keynesian theory. The
course content covers economic growth, business cycles, nominal rigidities and economic fluctuations,
overlapping generation model and monetary and fiscal policy issues. Topics included are: Economic Growth,
Business Cycles, Nominal Rigidities and Economic Fluctuations, Competitive Equilibrium Business Cycles,
Overlapping Generation Model (with and without money), Monetary and Fiscal Policy Issues.

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ECO 803
ADVANCED ECONOMETRIC METHODS
Econometrics is an empirical application of various economics theories. The main objective of the course is
to introduce the students about the advanced econometrics techniques and to prepare them to do their own
applied work. In this course, will cover regression analyses and various estimation problems, qualitative
analysis, ARCH and GARCH and simultaneous equation system. We will also cover various econometric
issues, such as autocorrelation, multicollinearity and heteroscedasticity and their proper remedial measures.
The use of various relevant software is also essential to accomplish the task. Simple and Multiple Regression
Analysis, Violation of basic assumptions, Estimation with deficient data, Formulation and Estimation of
Special Models (qualitative response models), Generalized Linear Regression Model and its Application,
Simultaneous Equation Systems, Time Series Analysis, Dynamic Econometric Model.
COURSE DESCRIPTION OF ELECTIVES
ECO 811
AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND POLICY
This course is comprehensive look at agricultural development policy. It provides a clear, systematic review
of important classes of policy issues in developing countries and discusses the emerging international
consensus on viable approaches to the issues. It will include the following: Review of Agricultural System and
Policies in Pakistan, Agricultural supply topics including: Product and Factor Prices, Analysis of Policy
Options, Price Support and Input Subsidies, Price Policy and Adoption of New Technologies, Interrelated
Commodities, Water Pricing and Project Evaluation Principles as applicable to Third World Countries.
ECO 812
DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
Harrod-Domar and Neoclassical Models; Technical Progress, Optimum Savings, and the Golden Rule; Savings
and Capital Accumulation Development theories; Measuring Contributions to Growth; Population Growth;
Labor and Employment; Investment in Human Capital; Entrepreneurship; Industrialization,; the Choice of
Technology; Agriculture and Agrarian Reforms; Development Strategies; Development, Equity, and Welfare;
Food Aid, Saving Disincentives; Foreign Investment and MNCs; Decision Models; Balanced and Unbalanced
Growth; Migration from LDCs; Political Economy of Trade and Development; North-South Models.
ECO 813
ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DISTRIBUTION
This course is a course on advanced macroeconomic modelling focusing on economic growth. It will focus
both on models of economic growth and their empirical applications, and try to shed light on the mechanics

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of economic growth, technological change and sources of income and growth differences across countries.
The course includes: Historical development in the theory of economic growth like growth models developed
by Harrod-Domer, Solow, and others; Recent developments in the theory of economic growth like
Endogenous Growth Models, Increasing Returns to Scale; Empirical studies of the determinants of
productivity and economic growth at aggregate and sectoral, regional level.
ECO 814
ECONOMICS OF POPULATION
This is an advance-level course in Economics of labor and Population. It is designed for postgraduates who
wants to study environmental economics concerns with an interdisciplinary focus. The course will introduce
students to the analysis of the economic consequences of demographic change; emphasis will be placed on
analytical techniques drawn from demography as well as economics. It will help students to learn about how
individuals and households make important life decisions, in particular: Investment in one’s own human
capital, Interaction tactics with the labor market, and Decision analysis of living with whom and where; and
its impact on one’s income, wealth, health, happiness and other measures of wellbeing. These are the core
decisions studied in r population and labor economics. The course will discuss examples from both developed
and developing countries to give students a well-rounded introduction to the literature in this broad research
area.
ECO 815
ENVIROMENTAL ECONOMICS
This is an advance-level course in environmental economics. It is designed for post-graduates who wants to
study environmental economics concerns with an interdisciplinary focus. More specifically, the course
attempts to incorporate advanced ideologies of both microeconomics and ecology that are essential for a
comprehensive understanding and critical assessment of the human’s historical struggles to “coexist” with
the natural environment. These ecological and economic principles are also used to shed light on some
contemporary and controversial environmental policy issues. Right from the outset it should be understood
that this course is not aimed at a study of a specific environmental issue. Instead, the course intends to delve
into the theoretical underpinnings that are critical to a clear understanding of most contemporary
environmental and natural resource problems. Thus, the emphasis is on a systematic development of
theoretical principles and conceptual frameworks essential for a comprehensive analysis of environmental
and natural resource issues and the assessments of alternative environmental policy instruments, in general.
ECO 816
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
The Ricardian model; the Heckscher-Ohlin model; the Specific Factor model; Many Goods and Factors
Model; Economies-of-Scale and Monopolistic Competition; Non-traded Goods Model; Theories of

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Protection; International Factor Mobility; and the Gains from Trade. Prerequisite: E 600.
ECO 817
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
The structure of the course includes advanced approaches of linear algebra, multivariable calculus, a general
optimization problem of function of several variables both without restrictions and with restrictions formed
by equalities and inequalities. The course material should teach students to understand and prove the basic
methods of linear algebra and calculus, and also to investigate the economic problems of comparative statics
and optimization within the framework of advanced tools of mathematical models. The purpose of the
course is not so much acquisition of new skills in a solution of mathematical problems relevant to economic
applications, but study of methods of proofs and strict reviewing of some sections of mathematics.
ECO 818
MONETARY ECONOMICS
The course is an advance course for students of PhD. Strong skills in dynamic optimization and growth
models is a prerequisite for this course. The course will introduce the students to monetary macro models
under flexible prices or with nominal rigidities. Recent research papers on different issues using these
techniques will also be discussed. The topics covered include monetary policy operations, Solow’s model,
Tobin’s growth model, MIU model, Ramsey model extensions, Cashin-Advance Model, Lucas Islands Model
and its extensions, normal price and wage rigidities, DSGE Model, term structure of interest rates and the link
between monetary policy and financial crisis.
ECO 819
TOPICS IN ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS
The main objective of the course is to introduce the students about the basic econometrics techniques and
to prepare them to do their own applied work. The course will focus on modern econometric techniques,
addressing both technical derivations and practical applications. Applications in the areas of
microeconomics, macroeconomics and International Economics will be considered. In this course, will cover
univariate and multivariate regression analyses and various estimation problems, qualitative analysis and
simultaneous equation system. We will also cover various econometric issues, such as autocorrelation,
multicollinearity and heteroscedasticity and their proper remedial measures. It will also cover various time
series, cross sectional and panel data analyses.

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MS Islamic Banking and Finance


(1.5 Years)
Eligibility Criteria
• 16 years of Business / Management /relevant education/ equivalent degree with 2.5/4 CGPA or 50%
marks.
• NTS GAT (Gen)/GRE (Gen) passed with minimum 50% marks or BU test (50% minimum passing marks).
Result are to be submitted at the time of application in case of GAT (Gen)/GRE (Gen) or as prescribed by
University.
• HEC’s attestation on the candidate’s local degrees (on the back of the original degrees).
• HEC’s equivalency certificate for the candidate’s foreign degrees.
Structure of the MS (Islamic Banking and Finance)
The MS (Islamic Banking and Finance) Program requires completion of 30 Credit hours (24 credit hours of
course work and 6 credit hours of thesis). The MS Islamic Banking and Finance program is structured as:

S. No Module Contents Credit Hours


1 Core 15
2 Electives 09
3 Thesis 06
Total 30

ROAD MAP

Semester 1
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 MSI700 Islamic Economics and Financial Systems Core 3
2 MSI701 Islamic Capital and Money Markets Core 3
3 MSI702 Islamic Business Transactions Core 3
4 XXX Elective 1 Elective 3

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Semester 2
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 MSI703 Financial Reporting for Islamic Financial Institutions Core 3
2 MSF704 Financial Econometrics Core 3
3 XXX Elective 2 Elective 3
4 XXX Elective 3 Elective 3

Semester 3
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 THS702 Thesis Core 6

List of Elective Courses


S. No Course Code Course Title Concentration
1 MSI801 Fiqh for Islamic Banking & Finance Banking
2 MSI802 Case Studies and Research in Islamic Banking & Finance Banking
3 MSI803 Marketing of Islamic Banking Services Banking
4 MSI804 Behavioral Finance Finance
5 MSI805 MicroFinancing in Islamic Framework Finance
6 MSI806 Islamic Insurance Finance
7 MSI807 Risk Management in IFIs Management
8 MSI808 Portfolio Management in Islamic Markets Management
9 MSI809 Regulation & Management of Islamic Financial Institution Management

Core Courses Description


MSI700
Islamic Economics and Financial Systems
This course will cover the fundamental features and methodologies of Islamic Economics
and Financial Systems. It will discuss Financial Systems, economic policies, business
models, strategies and government regulations within the Islamic context. This course aims
at providing the students with the knowledge and skills needed in foundations of Islamic
economics, Islam and economics, optimization in Islamic economics, the economics of
profitloss sharing, comparison of the Western and Islamic economics, market mechanisms
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operations in compliance with Shariah. This course reviews Corporate Finance topics from
an Islamic Finance perspective. It examines: how Islamic Finance views the sources and
uses of funds explored in modern Corporate Finance. It also explores the different
alternative Shariah compliant tools in the analysis of the cost of capital and investment
opportunities. This course will discusses issues relating to developing and implementing
Islamic economics and finance, covering both intellectual challenges as well as case studies
involving Muslim countries that require knowledge of the political and social environment
of contemporary society and understanding the relationship between theory and practice.
MSI701
Islamic Capital and Money Markets
Islamic Capital markets in recent years had huge development that had put them to the
focus of many economic academicians and capital market professionals (Islamic but also
conventional ones). Within realization of this course students will be familiarized with
Islamic Capital markets in general as well as Islamic Capital Market Instruments. This
course will familiarize the students with the concepts of Islamic money and capital markets
in detail. It describes the underlying principles that affect these markets, introduces various
market instruments, and discusses equity screening criteria as well as the issues and
challenges specific to Islamic markets. Students will also have a chance to learn about the
difference between Islamic and conventional capital market. Special attention will be paid
to Islamic Equity Market Funds as well as to Real Estate Investment Trusts. In recent years
we could saw a huge developments in Islamic Rating Systems and Islamic Market Indices,
which helped Islamic capital instruments to be available to broader public. Students will
learn about all important issues of Islamic Bonds (Sukuk) as well as other Islamic
Derivatives
MSI702
Islamic Business Transactions
This course introduces students to the basics of Islamic financial contracts with particular
emphasis on the basis of the Islamic Law of contracts as well as a thorough introduction to
the basic Islamic financial contracts (Mudaraba, Musharaka, Murabaha, Ijara, Salam and
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contracts. The course also aims to highlight how Islamic banks perform their financial
intermediation whilst challenging the students to think creatively about various ways
Islamic banks can utilize their funds. Main topics include the structure and scope of the
industry, financing requirements and profiles of SMEs, Islamic Capital Structure,
Determining the customer’s financing needs, Islamic law of contracts, techniques applied
by Islamic banks and Islamic finance engineering.
MSI703
Financial Reporting for Islamic Financial Institutions
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the accounting concepts
and principles underlying Islamic Accounting standards as well as the different accounting
and reporting practices in Islamic financial institutions. It also aims to provide students
with an understanding of the corporate governance standards issued by the Islamic
Financial Services Board (IFSB) as well as the Islamic Accounting and Auditing Standards
(IAAS) issued by the Accounting and Auditing Organization of Islamic Financial Institutions
(AAOIFI) and compare them with the International Financial Reporting Standards.
Moreover, students will explore the application of these standards in practice by the
Islamic Financial Institutions and critically examine the role of various organizations such
as AAOIFI and IFSB. In addition it aims to highlight other issues such as Auditing and
governance of Islamic financial Institutions and Sustainability Accounting and reporting in
Islam.
MSF704
Financial Econometrics
This course introduces basic econometrics with an application to finance. The objective is
to provide theoretical and empirical insights into correlation, standard linear regression
model and its underlying assumptions. After this course, students will have an enhanced
understanding of frequently occurring problems in empirical regression analysis, as well as
the tools to address these problems when analyzing data. Main topics include an
introduction to linear regression, interpreting and comparing regression models,
specification. This course further develops the concepts of econometric models and
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relevant financial issues. It aims to bridge the gap between standard and advanced
econometric techniques for estimation, testing, and forecasting in finance by addressing
the topics such as maximum likelihood estimations, model selection, forecast methods,
return predictability, asset pricing models and event studies. Main topics include logit,
probit and discrete choice models, time series, LS and MLE methods, highfrequency data,
modelling volatility, parametric volatility Models, nonparametric volatility models,
nonlinear models, predictability tests, asset pricing models and event studies by
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MS Management Sciences
Department of Management Sciences

MS Management Sciences
(1.5 Years)
Eligibility Criteria
• 16 Years education, Masters/ Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum 50% marks or CGPA 2.5/4.0 in
relevant discipline.
• NTS GAT (Gen)/GRE (Gen) passed with minimum 50% marks or BU test (50% minimum passing marks).
Result are to be submitted at the time of application in case of GAT (Gen)/GRE (Gen) or as prescribed by
University.
• HEC’s attestation on the candidate’s local degrees (on the back of the original degrees).
• HEC’s equivalency certificate for the candidate’s foreign degrees.

Structure of the MS (Management Sciences)


The MS (Management Sciences) Program requires completion of 30 Credit hours (24 credit hours of course
work and 6 credit hours of thesis). The MS Management Sciences program is structured as:

S. No Module Contents Credit Hours


1 Core 12
2 Electives 12
3 Thesis 6
Total 30

Semester 1
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 MGT 702 Advanced Research Methodology and Proposal Core 3
Development
2 MGT 705 Strategic Management: Contemporary Concepts, Theories Core 3
and Applications
3 MGT 706 Advance Marketing Management: Concept and Core 3
Applications
4 XXX Elective 1 Elective 3

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Semester 2
S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs
1 MGT707 Strategic Finance: Concepts and Applications of Core 3
Contemporary Views
2 XXX Elective 2 Elective 3
3 XXX Elective 3 Elective 3
4 XXX Elective 4 Elective 3

Semester 3

S. No Course Code Course Title Level Cr Hrs


1 THS702 Thesis Core 6

List of Elective Courses


S. No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 MGT 813 Contemporary Issues in International Marketing: Concepts and 3
Applications
2 MGT 814 Corporate Governance and Sustainability 3
3 MGT 824 Globalization 3
4 MGT 817 HRM: Concepts and Applications 3
5 MGT 811 Change Management: Concepts and Applications 3
6 MGT 807 Leadership in Organizations: Concepts and Applications 3
7 MGT 835 Organizational Behavior and Management 3
8 MGT 815 Financial Institution Management 3
9 MGT 825 International Business and Economic Perspectives 3
10 MSF704 Financial Econometrics 3

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