Master of Business Administration MBA

IN THE LIGHT OF NATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION ACCREDITATION COUNCIL (NBEAC) AND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION (HEC) OF PAKISTAN, HERE IS A PROPOSED SCHEME OF STUDY FOR THE MBA PROGRAM AT IBA-DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT, GNIES DERA GHAZI KHAN

Program Goals

The MBA program is designed to enhance students’ intellectual capacity, executive presence, and managerial competencies by integrating business and general education effectively. It aims to deliver a globally recognized management education that can adapt to both international best practices and local entrepreneurial contexts. The curriculum spans from foundational management principles to specialized knowledge in various business domains. Fundamental skills such as communication, decision-making, leadership, and teamwork are honed initially, providing a robust groundwork for advanced elective studies. Core courses integrate insights from diverse disciplines such as communication, economics, finance, quantitative methods, marketing, and strategic management, fostering critical thinking and comprehensive understanding of complex business theories and technologies. The overarching objective is to cultivate distinctive leadership qualities essential for effective business management at the organizational or enterprise level. The program endeavors to produce well-rounded business leaders who grasp the holistic nature of business operations and possess adaptable tools applicable across diverse business scenarios. By integrating theoretical knowledge with practical skills, students learn to navigate competitive landscapes strategically, preparing them for success in various career paths. Upon completion, graduates often embark on entrepreneurial ventures or assume leadership roles in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), multinational corporations, consulting firms, or governmental agencies. They are expected to adeptly integrate human and technological resources while fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, responding ethically and skillfully to evolving business environments. Graduates are also equipped to address ethical, global, and societal concerns in business decision-making, balancing corporate interests with social responsibility.
Program Structure:
Duration:
2 years (minimum 60 credit hours)
Maximum allowable credit hours: 72
Exemptions:
     • Up to 30 credit hours for relevant 4-year BBA or equivalent degrees directly
         related to business education.
     • Deficiency courses may be required for non-relevant 16 years of education, not
         exceeding 15 credit hours.
Course Load:
     • Regular Semester: Up to 15 credit hours for undergraduate (up to 500 level) and
        12 credit hours for graduate (600 and above level) courses.
     • Summer Semester: Up to 6 credit hours.
Admission to PhD:
     • MBA degree holders eligible for admission to PhD programs.
     • Completion of deficiency courses, particularly in Research Methodology, may
        be required by the university if deemed necessary.
Equivalency:
     • MBA degree considered equivalent to an MS degree for all practical purposes.
Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:
     • Effectively utilize various human relation skills including leadership, oral and
        written communication, teamwork, and collaboration.
     • Demonstrate competence in applying tools and techniques of business
        management across various functions.
     • Use qualitative and quantitative methods and analytic tools to diagnose and
        solve complex business problems.
     • Understand internal structures and operations of businesses of various sizes.
    • Analyze the interplay between business and external forces, both domestic and
       international.
     • Think critically and creatively to solve practical and theoretical problems.
     • Recognize and address legal, ethical, and cultural issues in business decisions.
     • Articulate core organizational values and propose solutions to ethical, global,
        and social dilemmas.

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This scheme aligns with the objectives outlined for the MBA program, providing students with a comprehensive management education while emphasizing practical skills and ethical decision-making.

SEMESTER-WISE BREAKUP FOR MBA
Following is a suggested semester-wise breakup. Minor changes may be made in it if deemed necessary.

Functional Area Minimum cr. hrs Year 1 Undergrad Courses Year 2 Graduate Courses
1-Finance 6 Financial Management Strategic Finance
2-Marketing 6 Marketing Management Strategic Marketing
3-Accounting 6 Financial Accounting Financial Reporting and Analysis
4-Management 15 a) Theory & Practice of Management
b) HRM
a) Strategic Management
b) Leadership and OB
c) Operations Management
5-Economics 3 Business Economics
6-Quantitative Techniques 3 Business Math & Stat
7- Support 6 Business Law Business Communication
8-Research Methodology Business Research Methods
9-Elective /Specialisation 12 cr. hrs Elective /Specialisation courses. (It may include Project/Thesis up to 6 cr. Hrs)
MBA Semester Wise Break-Up of Credit Hours
Following is a suggested semester-wise breakup. Minor changes may be made in it if deemed necessary.

No.
Semester-1
No.
Semester-2
1
BUSINESS ECONOMICS
1
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
2
BUSINESS MATHS AND STATS
2
HRM
3
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3
BUSINESS LAW
4
MARKETING MANAGEMENT
4
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
5
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT
5
BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS
No.
Semester-3
No.
Semester-4
1
FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS
1
STRATEGIC FINANCE
2
STRATEGIC MARKETING
2
LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
3
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
3
ELECTIVE 3
4
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
4
ELECTIVE 4
No.
SUMMER
1
ELECTIVE 1
2
ELECTIVE 2

 
MBA CORE COURSES
(MBA FIRST YEAR)
YEAR 1
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
MARKETING MANAGEMENT
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
a) THEORY & PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT
b) HRM
BUSINESS ECONOMICS
BUSINESS MATH & STAT
 
 
CORE COURSES MBA (MBA FIRST YEAR)
CORPORATE FINANCE
FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS
FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT
INVESTMENT ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
MBA MANAGEMENT
ELECTIVE COURSES
COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
 
MBA HR ELECTIVE COURSES
RECRUITMENT & SELECTION
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
MBA MARKETING
ELECTIVE COURSES
INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION
INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION
MARKETING RESEARCH
SALES MANAGEMENT
SEMINARS IN MARKETING