Details & Semester Outlines for BBA

SZABIST offers a four-year (eight semesters) BBA degree program of 144 credit hours. This is SZABIST’s flagship program. For the BBA program, students are required to complete 46 courses and 03 credit hours Business Project, a 03 credit hours Community Service Project and 03 credit hours Graded Internship. The students will take 4 Program Electives courses from Management, Marketing, Finance, Business Analytics, IT or Supply Chain Management. To obtain the BBA degree, students have to complete 144 credit hours including a six week graded internship. Maximum time limit to complete the BBA degree is 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 students and alumni are exempted from all 13 courses of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification, and are only required to pass three case studies. BBA Program has been accredited by National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) and is also affiliated with Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.

First Year

Fall Semester

BA1108 IT in Business
BA1109 Personal Management and
BA1203 Management Principles
BA1206 Oral Communication and Presentation
BA1112 Islamic Studies / Humanities
BA2313 Sociology
BA 1215 Pakistan Studies

Spring Semester

BA1101 Introduction to Accounting
BA1102 Microeconomics
BA1105 English Writing Skills
BA1204 Maths for Business
BA2403 Business Ethics
BA2312 Human Behavior

Second Year

Fall Semester

BA1201 Financial Accounting
BA1211 Logic and Critical Thinking
BA3504 Organizational Behavior
BA2303 Marketing Principles
BA1202 Macroeconomics
BA2406 Business and Electronic Communication

Spring Semester

BA2311 Business Statistics
BA2411 Cost and Management Accounting
BAxxxx Natural Science Elective (as offered by Campus)
BA 3502 Entrepreneurship
BA 3507 Consumer Behavior
BA 4810 Community Service Project

Third Year

Fall Semester

BA3501 Financial Markets and Institutions
BA3508 Media Management
BA3605 Statistical Inference
BA4706 Development Economics
BA2301 Introduction to Business Finance
BAxxxx University Elective -I (as offered by

Spring Semester

BA3601 Financial Management
BA3602 Marketing Management
BA3603 Business Research Methods
BA3607 Operations Management
BA4804 Human Resource Management
BA 3630     Internship/ Field Experience

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

BA 2402          Retail Management
BA 3609          Pakistan Economy
BA 4705          Services Marketing
BA 4704          Management Information Systems
BA 4xxx          Program Elective-I
BA 4xxx     Program Elective-II

Spring Semester

BA 3505 Quantitative Skills
BA 4710 Business Project
BA 4801 Law and Taxation
BA 4814 Project Management
BA 4xxx Program Elective-III
BA 4xxx  Program Elective-IV


(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 3523 Software Tools for Business*


(To be offered by the campus as Compulsory courses)

BA 3623 Agricultural Science
BA 3624 Ecology
BA 3625 Environmental Science
BA 3626 Theory of Science



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 4752 Financial Reporting and Analysis
BA 4831 Portfolio and Investment Management
BA 4833 Security Analysis
BA 4834 Treasury and Funds Management
BA 4855 Financial Risk Analysis e
BA 4867 Business Analysis and Forecasting*
BA 4769 Fintech
BA 4774 Alternative Investments


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
BA 4874 e-Commerce*

Supply Chain Management

BA 4116 Supply Chain Management
BA 4126Trade Marketing
BA 4768Total Quality Management
BA 4742     Customer Relationship Management
BA 4764     Dynamics of Logistics and Distribution
BA 4824            Sales Management
BA 4859     Product Innovation and Design

Information Technology

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


BA 4116Supply Chain Management
BA 4117 Salary and Compensation
BA 4711 Change Management
BA 4712& Industrial Relations and Labor Laws
BA 4713Leadership 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

Business Analytics

BA 4773 Programming for Business
BA 4871 Business Intelligence Tools and Techniques
BA 4872 Consumer Insights and Analytics
BA 4771 Blockchain for Business
BA 4772 Digital Assets
BA 4869 Social Media Analytics
BA 4873 Software Tools for Business*
BA 4867 Business Analysis and Forecasting*
BA 4868 Marketing Analytics

*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 18 credits hours. All students are required to register for full load in the first semester.

Internship/Field Experience

The students will be required to complete a graded internship/field experience of minimum 6 weeks to qualify for the degree.