Details & Semester Outlines for BBA

SZABIST offers a four-year (eight semesters) BBA degree program of 144 credit hours. For the BBA program, students are required to complete 46 courses and a 03 credit hours Business Project & 03credit hours Community Service Project. The courses include 42 compulsory courses and 4 electives from Management, Marketing, Finance, IT or Supply Chain Management. To obtain the BBA degree, students have to complete 144 credit hours and an internship. The degree needs to be completed with in six years. BBA program is an ACCA accredited program; those who complete BBA from SZABIST, Karachi, will get an exemption in 06 out of 09 ACCA Foundation papers (F1, F2, F3, F5,F7 and F9). BBA Program is also accredited by National Business Education Accreditation Council(NBEAC), and affiliated with Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.

First Year

Fall Semester

BA 1108 IT in Business
BA 1109 Personal Management and Communication
BA 1203 Management Principles
BA 1206 Oral Communication and Presentation Skills
BA 1113 Islamic Studies 
BA 2307 Sociology

Spring Semester

BA 1101 Introduction to Accounting
BA 1102 Microeconomics
BA 1105 English Writing Skills
BA 1204 Maths for Business
BA 1213 Pakistan Studies
BA 2312 Human Behavior

Second Year

Fall Semester

BA 1201 Financial Accounting
BA 1211 Logic and Critical Thinking
BA 3504 Organizational Behavior
BA 2303 Marketing Principles
BA 1202 Macroeconomics
BA 2406 Business and Electronic Communication

Spring Semester

BA 2311 Business Statistics
BA 2411 Cost and Management Accounting
BA 2301 Introduction to Business Finance
BA 2402 Retail Management
BA 2403 Business Ethics
BA 3507 Consumer Behavior

Third Year

Fall Semester

BA 3501 Financial Markets and Institutions
BA 3508 Media Management
BA 3605 Statistical Inference
BA 4706 Development Economics
BA 4801 Law and Taxation
BA xxxx University Elective -I (as offered by Campus)  

Spring Semester

BA 3601 Financial Management
BA 3602 Marketing Management
BA 3603 Business Research Methods
BA 3607 Operations Management
BA 4804 Human Resource Management
BA xxxx University Elective-II (as offered by Campus)  

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

BA 3502 Entrepreneurship
BA 4814 Project Management
BA 4705 Services Marketing
BA 4710 Business Project
BA 4xxx Elective-I
BA 4xxx Elective-II

Spring Semester

BA 3505 Quantitative Skills
BA 3609 Pakistan Economy
BA 4704 Management Information Systems
BA 4810 Community Service Project
BA 4xxx Elective-III
BA 4xxx Elective-IV


University Electives

(To be offered by the campus as Compulsory courses)

BA 3506 Foreign Languages
BA 3519 Current Affairs
BA 3613 World Economy
BA 3614 Business Analysis and Forecasting*
BA 3619 Enterprise Management
BA 4701 Islamic Banking and Finance*
BA 4707 Marketing Research*
BA 3515 Graphic Design for Multimedia*
BA 3621 Professional Development
BA 3521 Auditing
BA 3522 Social Advocacy and Community Service
BA 3622 E-Commerce



BA 4115 Derivatives 
BA 4214 Micro Finance
BA 4218 Financial Research
BA 4735 Islamic Banking and Finance*
BA 4719 Investment Banking
BA 4724 Financial Modeling
BA 4727 Dynamics of Banking
BA 4734 International Banking
BA 4752 Financial Reporting and Analysis
BA 4756 Econometrics
BA 4831 Portfolio and Investment Management
BA 4833 Security Analysis
BA 4834 Treasury and Funds Management
BA 4855 Financial Risk Analysis
BA 4867 Business Analysis and Forecasting*


BA 4116 Supply Chain Management
BA 4125 Emerging Media
BA 4126 Trade Marketing
BA 4217 Experiential Marketing
BA 4836 Marketing Research*
BA 4721 Advertising
BA 4722 Brand Management
BA 4739 Export Marketing
BA 4815 Event Management
BA 4816 Industrial Marketing
BA 4821 Media Planning
BA 4824 Sales Management
BA 4842 Graphic Design for Multimedia*
BA 4859 Product Innovation and Design
BA 4866 Integrated Marketing Communications
BA 4762 Digital Marketing
BA 4868 Marketing Analytics

Supply Chain Management

BA 4116 Supply Chain Management
BA 4126 Trade Marketing
BA 4211 Production Management
BA 4768 Total Quality Management
BA 4739 Export Marketing
BA 4742 Customer Relationship Management
BA 4764 Dynamics of Logistics and Distribution
BA 4824 Sales Management
BA 4844 Operations Research
BA 4859 Product Innovation and Design
BA 4766 Purchase Management


BA 4116 Supply Chain Management
BA 4117 Salary and Compensation
BA 4711 Change Management
BA 4712 Industrial Relations and Labor Laws
BA 4713 Leadership and Motivation Techniques
BA 4812 Recruitment and Selection
BA 4813 Training and Development
BA 4815 Event Management
BA 4826 Talent Management
BA 4837 Performance Appraisal
BA 4844 Operations Research

Information Technology

BA 4224 e-Marketing Strategies
BA 4714 e-Business and e-Commerce Management
BA 4745 Information System Audit
BA 4822 Media Production
BA 4842 Graphic Design for Multimedia*
BA 4844 Operations Research

*University Elective can be taken as an Elective if not offered by the Campus as a compulsory course. All courses may not necessarily be offered every year. Alternate courses may be substituted as and when required. Full-time academic load is six courses (18 credit hours). All students are required to register for full load in the first semester.


The internship is scheduled for summer at the end of third year. After completion of the 6-week internship, all students are required to submit a comprehensive report giving details of their experience and learning.