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GBS - GIFT Business School

GIFT Business School (GBS) established in 2002 at GIFT University (GU), Gujranwala is one of the first schools of the university. As a pioneer business school in the region, GBS over a period of one decade has come a long way from a School with little or no presence in local education scene to one of the best national business schools in Higher Education Commission’s ‘Business Category’ listings.

Having earned a ‘W4’ category from Higher Education Commission (HEC).

1. Department of Management Sciences
2. Department of Business & Commerce

Programs Offered


About GIFT Business School


GIFT Business School (GBS) aspires to become an internationally accredited business school, preferred choice of students and employers, highly ranked for the quality of its programs and research, and producing socially responsible graduates.


GIFT Business School (GBS) strives for meeting the socio-economic needs of its key stakeholders i.e., students, employers and community.

For Relevance to its identity and authority, GBS:

  • Offers high quality professional education and training programs aimed to develop inspirational business leaders including successful entrepreneurs.
  • Continuously updates and revises the curriculum to ensure its relevance to current and emerging needs of the industry.
  • Endeavors to facilitate the promotion and growth of local businesses by developing indigenous business models and modifying the international practices to meet the local conditions
  • Adopts practical oriented and participant centered teaching methodologies.
  • Provides support to the students according to their career aspirations.
  • Actively seeks and promotes collaborative relationships between academia and industry.
  • Undertakes research for creation and dissemination of knowledge which leads to improvement in business practices.
  • Practices and promotes ethical business activities.

Process for Approval

Vision and mission of the school were developed in a meeting of GBS faculty, held on August 10, 2012 in Lahore Cricket Club, Muridky, then it was recommended to BOG for formal approval in April 2013.

Faculty of Business & Commerce

Permanent Faculty


Dr. Tasneem Akhtar

Associate Professor

PhD (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
MPhil (Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad)
MA, Economics (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
BEd (University of the Punjab, Lahore)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 173

Dr. Khizra Safdar Khan

Assistant Professor

PhD, Economics (GC University, Lahore)
MPhil, Economics (GC University, Lahore)
MSc, Economics (University of The Punjab, Lahore

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 148

Mr. Naveed Ahmad Mughal

Assistant Professor

ACMA (Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan)
MBA (Virtual University, Pakistan)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 107

Mr. Faisal Munir

Assistant Professor

CFA (Level III Candidate)
ACMA (Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 133

Mr. Muhammad Hassan Jabbar

Assistant Professor

MBA, International (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge UK)
MSc, Accounting and Finance (GIFT University, Gujranwala)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 127

Mr. Usman Naeem

Assistant Professor

MBA, International Business (Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland)
BS, Computer Sciences (FAST, Lahore)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 165

Mr. Ashar Hasan Dhariwal


MA, English (University of the Punjab, Lahore)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 183

Mr. Qasim Nasim Mir


MSc Corporate & Financial Management (Lunds University, Sweden)


Mr. Shoaib Khurshid


ACMA (Cost and Management Accounting)
(Institute of Cost and Management Accounts of Pakistan)


Mr. Waqas Firdous


FCA (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan)


Mr. Abrar Ahmed


MPhil Environmental Economics (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Lahore)


Hafiz Tahir Nawaz


PhD Finance (COMSATS, Islamabad) - In Progress
MPhil Economics and Finance (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad)
BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance (GIFT University, Gujranwala)



Visiting Faculty

Mr. Ayaz Ahmad


FCA (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan)
MCom (Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore)


Mr. Zafar Ullah


FCMA (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan)
ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan)


Mr. Umer Farooq


ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan)
FPA (Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Administration)


Mr. Sohail Yonus


MCom (Hons) Commerce (University of Punjab, Gujranwala)


Dr. Muhammad Ghias


PhD statistics (GC university, Lahore)


Mr. Abubakar


MPhil Economics (Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad)


Mr. Muhammad Imtiaz


MPhil Management Sciences (GIFT University, Gujranwala)


Mr. Qasim Ali Shah


MS Economics (PIFD, Lahore)



Faculty of Management Sciences

Permanent Faculty


Dr. Faheem Ul Islam

Rector , Professor

PhD, Strategic Management (University of Cambridge, UK)
MBA, Finance (LUMS, Lahore)
MBA, Marketing (National University of Singapore)
BE, Electrical Engineering (University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore)


Dr. Masood Ahmad Akhtar Quraishi


PhD, Economic Systems Management (University of Illinois USA)
MS, Forest Utilization (University of Illinois USA)
BS (Hons.), Forest Management (University of Wales U.K)
BSc, Agriculture (University of The Punjab, Lahore)


Dr. Muhammad Uzair Khan

Associate Professor

PhD, Business Administration (University of Massachusetts, USA)
MBA, (University of Massachusetts, USA)
MCom, Finance (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MA, Islamic Studies (Jamiah Ashrafia, Lahore)
MA, Arabic (Jamiah Ashrafia, Lahore)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 170

Dr. Haider Ali Malik

Associate Professor

PhD (National University of Malaysia)
MBA, Marketing (NUST)
MSc, Economics (SIUE-State University, Illinois USA)
BS, Economics (SIUE-State University, Illinois USA)


Dr. Ghazala Haider

Assistant Professor

PhD (University Tenaga National of Malaysia)
MA, English (National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad)
MA, Education (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
BEd (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
BSc (University of the Punjab, Lahore)


Mr. Muhammad Kashif

HOD & Assistant Professor

MS, Management Sciences (SZABIST)
MBA, Marketing (Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology, Karachi)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 176

Mr. Asim Ilyas

Assistant Professor

MBA, Finance (Wright State University, USA)
BBA, Finance (Georgia State University, USA)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 172

Mr. Naeem Hayat

Assistant Professor

MSc, HRM and Development (Napier University Edinburgh, UK) 
MBA, Management Information System (Islamia University, Bhawalpur) 

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 107

Mr. Suleman Anwar

Assistant Professor

MS, Human Resource Management (Superior University, Lahore)
MBA, Finance (The Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 135

Mr. Umer Mukhtar

Assistant Professor

PhD, Human Resources Management (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur) 
MPhil, Total Quality Management (Superior University, Lahore)
BBA - IT (Hons.), Marketing (University of Central Punjab, Lahore)
Lead Auditor ISO 9001:2008 (Moody International) (IRCA, UK) 
Lead Auditor SA 8000 (BUREAU VERITAS) (Social Accountability Accreditation Services)

Ph: +92 55 3892989 Ext. 165

Mr. Muhammad Abid Awan

Assistant Professor - On Study Leave

PhD, Marketing  (University of Tasmania Australia)- In Progress
MS, Management Sciences (SZABIST)
MBA (GIFT University, Gujranwala)

Mr. Ahsan Abbas

Assistant Professor - On Study Leave

PhD, Economics (PIDE, Islamabad) - In progress
MPhil (Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad)
MSc, Economics (International Islamic University, Islamabad)

Alkaram Enterprieses

Allied School

AL-Mujahid Fuel Pump, Doha Qatar

Arcadia Marketing

Ashraf & Sons

Askari Bank


AVN Systems Pakistan


Beaconhouse School System

Bela Enterprises


BIG "K" Kids Wear

Blust Engineering


City Group

CKS Stainless Steel

Coca Cola

Coca Cola Baverages

Dairy Farm

Dar Industries

Diamond Mechanical Corporation

Dollar East Exchange. Co. Pvt . Ltd

Dubai Islamic Bank

EDN Home School

Education Deptt.

Fazaia Housing Scheme

FICO Electric

G Magnolia Park


Ghani Group of Companies


Haq Marble Center

Harvester Machinery




Jadeed Dastgir School

Javson Hotel

M.F Textile Industries

Mall 1

Master Molty Foam

Master Plastic Films

Master Tiles


MDK Leather Company




Mulla N Fice





Outreach Marketing Services

Pak Wood Furniture

Pakistan Navy

Pakwood Furniture


Peers College

Pepsi Cola International

Pharma Company




PUMA Constructon & Contractors

Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank

Private School

Qadri Engineering Works

R.M British Badge. Co

Rabia International Education Services

Rastgar & Co.

Rice Business

Rizwan Sanitary Fittings

Roots School System

S.N.M Securities Pvt Ltd

Samar Textile Industry

Samba Bank

Self Employed

Sewa Melamine

Sharja Tiles

Shelton Hotel

Skooje International


Sonia Travels

Spogen Pvt. Ltd

Standard Chartered Bank

Summit Bank

Super-One Auto Industries

Taj Sons



Toyota Sialkot City Motors

Tutti Fruti


University of Sarghoda

Werrick Pharma


Telecom is a highly competitive and dynamic industry. It is demanding career path that requires you to be well versed and skilled at making timely decisions. To meet the challenges of Telecom, you need to be a pro-Active resourceful and innovative. My education at GIFT University was vital in helping me secure this job and ensuring that I’m able to perform and give my best to this Industry. I’m thankful to GIFT University for giving me the perfect set of skills to excel in telecom and I’m confident that the career path I have chosen will let to brighten prospects in Future.

Usman Ahmed
Business Centre Manager
Warid Telecom (pvt.) Ltd

Coca cola is an iconic brand and one of the most sought after employers in Pakistan. Working for Coke was a dream comes true for me. To qualify for a job at coca cola you need to have a solid educational background and a diverse set of skills. GIFT University deserves credit for preparing its Graduates for the most rigorous careers the industry has to offer. The course curriculum is extremely focus and practical orientation helps you feel at   ease in your career of choice. After I graduated from GIFT, I also received valuable counseling from the CRD Department of Gift University which groomed me for my dream job.

Sheikh Shahzad
Marketing services Manager
Coca cola Pakistan

Within the past decade or so the telecom industry has expanded and establishes itself as one of the major industry in the country. The competition is getting tougher every day. The introduction of latest trends and technologies are making it all the more challenging. When I got selected in Mobilink I could not believe that I was going to be a part of the company that I always look up to. Gift University made me a person I always wanted to become. I owe my success at Mobilink to my beloved University without which I could not have achieved all this. Whenever anyone asks me about my academic background, I proudly say that Gift University.

Muhammad Ramzan
Business Centre Manager

GIFT University makes available scholarships and financial assistance in the form of tuition fee waivers and interest-free loans to eligible students. Information on the various scholarships and schemes of financial assistance is given below. If a student qualifies to receive more than one scholarship/financial assistance, he/she will be awarded the one with the maximum benefit to him. Unless specified otherwise, the information applies to all programs offered by the University.


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The Social Integration Program-previously known as the Social Internship Program (SIP) of the GIFT University Gujranwala emphasizes the value of service with others, rather than the commonly accepted concept of service to others. The goal is to create "better communities" in the Region by encouraging students to serve their communities. The program also aims to promote active citizenship by making social action a fundamental part of every student’s life. The program is currently conceived as 3 credit hour program for all undergraduate associate degree programs students. This program establishes its linkage with our National Education Policy-2009 that recognizes the community services as “Social Sector Industry” and is aligned with the HEC’s Social Integration Outreach Program.


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