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 graduates 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 program, the graduates would pursue their lucrative 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 pursue their career as successful entrepreneurs on the basis of their in-depth knowledge and the practical exposure provided to them in pursuit of an MBA degree.
The aim of this program is to provide an exhaustive, meticulous, and comprehensive management studies program with an in-depth focus in diverse business subjects as finance, marketing and HRM. The Program gives students 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:
- To enhance the essential leadership skills and abilities of students.
- To develop competencies of the students to broaden their vision.
- To develop and enhance the decision-making skills and capacities of the students.
- To enhance the ability of the students and groom them to deal with the multifaceted business circumstances.
- To impart students with well-versed entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to enable them to start their own ventures.
- To prepare the students for understanding the national and global business settings and equip them with the skill of preparing the business strategies and plans.
It is a rigorous 2 years industry-focused program aimed at developing competencies that are needed for superior managerial performance. The program introduces students to contemporary management issues, theories, and principles. It also focuses on the 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 MBA program comprises core courses, elective/specialization courses, and industry projects. The core courses are mostly taken in the first three academic semesters. In the last academic semester, the program offers students the possibility to choose among a broad range of elective and specialization courses, which allow students to specialize in an area compatible with their career interests. The quality of teaching and guidance of highly qualified and experienced faculty, participant centric learning experience, international exposure and efficient corporate job placements make our MBA program different, unique and the first choice for students.
This 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 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 the opportunity to take specialty executive certificate courses during the regular semesters.
This 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 program offers a choice of three areas of concentration. To earn a concentration in any of these areas, three electives must be completed from the selected area. Concentrations are offered in the following areas:
- Human Resource Management
The MBA program culminates with a comprehensive project worth 6 credit hours. This project provides the students with an opportunity to integrate the knowledge gained in different MBA courses and apply it to develop a new business proposal or 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 for two courses from the area of specialization in place of the project. However, students with project work will have added advantage at the time of admission in a higher level.
Eligibility Criteria for Business Education Background:
This pathway is for the candidates having 16 years of business education. They need to complete 30 credit hours in 1.5 years. The 30 Credit hours will be exempted on the basis of their prior business degree. All students entering the MBA program through this pathway must have completed 16 years of education with an undergraduate or graduate degree from HEC recognized University/Institution in Business Education. The most eligible qualifications for admissions are:
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA Hons).
- Bachelor of Commerce (BCom Hons).
- Master of Business Administration (MBA 16-Years).
- Master of Commerce (MCom).
- Master of Science in Accounting & Finance (MSc AF).
- Associate Cost & Management Accountants (ACMA).
- Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA).
- Other relevant equivalent qualification.
- The candidate must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks (for Annual System) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (for semester system) or equivalent in the relevant degree program.
- Must have passed the GIFT University Admission Test OR GRE / GAT / NTS (General) with at least a 50% score.
- An equivalence certificate is mandatory from the 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.
Program Structure for Business Education Background:**
Duration: 1.5 Years 3 semesters
Business Core, Electives and Specialization Courses