Our MBA graduates are groomed enough to formulate, implement and evaluate the business level strategies keeping in mind the multidisciplinary nature of the business and industry. They can analyze various business situations and propose workable solutions to real life business problems. MBA graduate can diagnose the opportunities for entrepreneurial business in national as well as global markets. Our graduates are positioned in top national and multinational organizations of Pakistan and the world.
Upon successful completion of the MBA Executive program, the graduates would excel their mid-level careers to managerial level careers in business, government and not-for-profit organizations. They would also be able to have managerial level jobs in public and private sectors including large-scale business organizations. The graduates would also be able to innovate and progress their career as entrepreneurs on the basis of their in-depth knowledge and practical exposure provided to them in pursuit of the MBA Executive degree.
The aim of this program is to provide an exhaustive, meticulous and comprehensive management studies program with in depth focus in diverse business subjects as Finance, Marketing and HRM. The Program gives students the strong technical and analytical skills and high moral and ethical values. The program uses modern teaching pedagogy especially the well-known participant based learning to improve decision making skills, communication skills and leadership potential. The main objectives of the program are, but not limited to:
- Enhancing the essential leadership skills and abilities of students.
- Developing competencies of the students in to broaden their vision.
- Developing and enhancing the decision making skills and capacities of the students.
- Enhancing the ability of the students and groom them to deal with the multifaceted business circumstances.
- Imparting students with well-versed entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to enable them for starting their own ventures.
- Preparing the students for understanding the national and global business settings and equip them with the skill of preparing the business strategies and plans.
GIFT MBA Executive program is intended for mid-career managers, professionals and entrepreneurs who want to accelerate their career progression by acquiring professional management skills. The program is offered in the evening so that the executives can simultaneously study and meet their professional obligations. MBA executive program focuses on developing proactive and creative business leaders. It provides students with important management tools and the ability to apply basic concepts to a variety of challenging business situations. The goal is to prepare students for managerial-level positions by developing key managerial competencies - including critical thinking, systems thinking, team building, decision making, and leadership - that can be applied in any type of enterprise.
The diverse origins and backgrounds of the faculty members and students ensure a broad perspective and cross-discipline input. The program encourages lively interaction between students and faculty, and stimulates the sharing of knowledge through group work. The students’ learning experience is enhanced by corporate work projects, in-class discussions and presentations that build on their previous experience.
It is a rigorous 2 years industry focused program aimed at developing competencies that are needed for superior managerial performance. The program introduces the students to the contemporary management issues, theories and principles. It also focuses on practical application of the principles and concepts that govern today’s modern business enterprises. Students learn the core principles of management, refine their career interests, develop an in- depth understanding of one or more curricular areas of interest and build the portfolio needed to succeed in a competitive job market. The quality of teaching and guidance of highly qualified and experienced faculty, participant centric learning experience, international exposure and efficient corporate jobs placements make our MBA program different, unique and the first choice for students.
MBA Executive Program offers specialized education that develops analytical and problem-solving skills to be applied in real-world situations. To achieve this, the University provides students with modern technological and conceptual tools. Classes focus on gaining practical experience; are based on business cases and real-world situations; and promote interaction with the business community. Academic knowledge is complemented with assignments and projects that increase managerial competences of the graduates which include communication and leadership skills, creativity, teamwork and the ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty.
> This MBA Executive program is designed to provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed by the leaders in today’s organizations. This includes the ability to critically analyze the problems, to develop creative but practical solutions, to communicate clearly and to respond to business challenges and uncertainty with integrity. Students will also have opportunity to take specialty executive certificate courses during the regular semesters. This program may be offered in morning, evening and weekend format.
This MBA Executive program is equivalent to MS/MPhil Management Sciences and the graduates will be eligible for the admission in PhD program as per HEC criteria.
The MBA Executive program culminates with a comprehensive project worth 6 credit hours. This project provides the students an opportunity to integrate the knowledge gained in different courses and apply it to solve a real life management problem of the industry. The project involves extensive academic and applied research. The projects are evaluated on the basis of continuous assessment done by the supervisor during different stages of the project, final project report and an oral presentation of the report in front of a graduate committee.
The student may opt two courses from the area of specialization in place of project. However students with project work will have added advantage at the time of admission in higher level.
As per criteria defined by HEC:
- Minimum of 16 years of education in any subject/ field i.e., engineering, business, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities from HEC recognized University/Institute.
- Minimum of three (03) years of professional experience in business, government or not-for-profit sector.
- The candidate must have obtained minimum 45% marks (for Annual System) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (for semester system) or equivalent in the relevant degree program.
- May have passed GRE / GAT / NTS (General) with at least 50% score OR pass the aptitude test and interview conducted by the Department of Management Sciences admission committee.
- The admission to the program may be made on the basis of cumulative merit to be determined from the previous academic record, prescribed written test and interview.
- An equivalence certificate is mandatory from Higher Education Commission (HEC) in case of an equivalent qualification.
A variety of factors, both academic and personal, are considered while awarding admission to the students. The factors considered are academic ability, enthusiasm for intellectual challenge and managerial and leadership potential. Academic ability is assessed on the basis of past academic grades and performance in GIFT Comprehensive Admissions Test (GCAT). Personal factors are judged through a personal interview conducted by the admissions committee.
Duration: 2 Years 4 semesters
Business Core, Elective and Specialization Courses