Details & Semester Outlines for MBA

For students with 4-year undergraduate degree/16-years of education, the minimum duration of the MBA program is 2 years. Twenty-two courses (66 credit hours) and 6 credit hours of Research Project OR Thesis spread over two semesters (3+3) are required to complete the program. Students are also required to complete a six-week internship. The maximum duration to complete MBA program is 4 years. MBA Program is also accredited by National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC).

First Year

Fall Semester

BA 5301 Financial Accounting*
BA 5419 Business Management & Ethics*
BA 5418 Managerial Communication*
BA 5502 Quantitative Tools for Managers*
BA 5404 Microeconomics*
BA 5106 Marketing Management*

Spring Semester

BA 5402 Macroeconomics*
BA 5205 Human Resources Management*
BA 5411 Cost & Management Accounting*
BA 5401 Introduction to Business Finance*
BA 5405 Statistical Inference*
BA 5501 Applied Research Methods

Second Year

Fall Semester

BA 5308 International Business
BA 5601 Strategic HRM
BA 5105 Financial Management*
BA 5203 Strategic Marketing
BA 5xxx Elective-I
BA 5508 Research Project-I (3 Credits) OR
BA 5507 Thesis-I (3 Credits)

Spring Semester

BA 5104 Strategic Management
BA 5208 Strategic Finance
BA 5xxx Elective-II
BA 5xxx Elective-III
BA 5xxx Elective-IV
BA 5608 Research Project-II (3 Credits) OR
BA 5607 Thesis-II (3 Credits)

* Exempt courses for BBA and Equivalent degree Holders.

The students with 4-year BBA/BABS/BS (Accounting & Finance)/BS (Entrepreneurship) or equivalent degree are exempted 36 credit hours of course work. Minimum duration of degree for such students will be 1.5-year with following program structure.

First Year

Fall Semester

BA 5501 Applied Research Methods
BA 5203 Strategic Marketing
BA 5601 Strategic HRM
BA 5208 Strategic Finance

Spring Semester

BA 5104 Strategic Management
BA 5xxx Elective-I
BA 5xxx Elective-II
BA 5508 Research Project-I (3 Credits) OR
BA 5507 Thesis-I (3 Credits)

Second Year

Fall Semester

BA 5308 International Business
BA 5xxx Elective-III
BA 5xxx Elective-IV
BA 5608 Research Project-II (3 Credits) OR
BA 5607 Thesis-II (3 Credits)

All courses may not be offered in every semester. Alternative courses may be substituted as and when required.

*A student may take either Research Project or Thesis.



BA 5131 Advance Financial Management
BA 5132 Analysis of Financial Statements
BA 5133 Corporate Finance
BA 5134 Derivatives
BA 5135 Financial Markets and Institutions
BA 5138 Econometrics
BA 5139 Financial Risk Analysis
BA 5151 International Finance
BA 5155 Mergers and Acquisitions
BA 5179 Commodity Pricing
BA 5187 Business Analysis and Forecasting

BA 5284 Theory and Practice of Lending
BA 5192 Financial Management Policy
BA 5294 Venture Capital and Private Equity
BA 5298 Financial Reporting and Analysis
BA 5454 Real Estate Investments and Finance
BA 5229 Financial Modeling
BA 5232 Portfolio and Investment Management
BA 5254 Fundamentals of Financial Engineering
BA 5262 Behavioral Finance


BA 5137 International Banking
BA 5175 Banking Operations
BA 5184 Financial Product Regulations
BA 5231 Islamic Banking and Finance
BA 5235 Treasury and Funds Management
BA 5244 Investment Banking
BA 5273 Prudential Regulations
BA 5278 Banking Crises and Management

Human Resource Management

BA 5114 Leadership and Motivation Techniques
BA 5118 Compensation Management
BA 5117 Performance Appraisal
BA 5159 Salary and Compensation
BA 5164 Human Resources Information Systems
BA 5165 Job Analysis and Design
BA 5167 Talent Management and Succession Planning
BA 5185 Leadership Development
BA 5193 HR Operations and Business Partnering
BA 5196 Conflict Resolution
BA 5215 Recruitment and Selection

BA 5216 Training and Development
BA 5239 HR Policy Development
BA 5251 Human Resource Development
BA 5285 Performance Management
BA 5292 HR Analytics
BA 5297 Human Capital Development and Analytics
BA 5335 Human Resource Audit
BA 5332 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
BA 5435 Human Resource Management and Technology
BA 5452 Psychological Contract in Organizations


BA 5111 Business Process Re-engineering
BA 5112 Change Management
BA 5113 Industrial Management and Labor Relations
BA 5116 Industrial Relations and Labor Laws
BA 5136 Business Strategy and Policy
BA 5152 Event Management
BA 5172 Entrepreneurial Business Strategy

BA 5213 Project Management
BA 5295 Crisis Management
BA 5334 Corporate Sustainability
BA 5242 Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing
BA 5434 Hospitality and Tourism Management
BA 5333 Business Theory
BA 5433 Business Application


BA 5156 e-Commerce Strategies and Management
BA 5163 Enterprise Resource Planning
BA 5169 Technology Management and Innovation
BA 5181 Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
BA 5241 e-Commerce


BA 5121 Advertising
BA 5122 Brand Management
BA 5123 Consumer Behavior
BA 5124 Customer Relationship Management
BA 5126 Export Marketing
BA 5127 Global Marketing
BA 5129 Services Marketing
BA 5171 Strategic Advertising
BA 5182 Trade Marketing
BA 5186 Social Marketing
BA 5199 Integrated Brand Communication
BA 5217 Industrial Marketing
BA 5224 Media Planning and Management
BA 5225 Personal Selling
BA 5226 Pharmaceutical Marketing
BA 5227 Sales Management
BA 5228 Retail Management
BA 5246 Public Relations
BA 5256 Integrated Marketing Communications
BA 5259 Emerging Media
BA 5264 Interactive Global and Regional Marketing

BA 5269 Marketing Intelligence
BA 5281 Digital Marketing
BA 5286 Media Marketing
BA 5293 New Product Development Process and Innovation
BA 5296 Rural Marketing
BA 5198 Experiential and Content Marketing
BA 5299 Media Management
BA 5141 Public Relations Management
BA 5438 Marketing Practices in Pakistan
BA 5331 Marketing Analytics
BA 5339 Packaging for Brands
BA 5337 Retail Strategy and Structure
BA 5437 Retail Supply Chain Management
BA 5436 Retail Operation
BA 5336 Retail Buying and Merchandising
BA 5451 Strategic Entrepreneurship
BA 5355 Marketing Strategies for Emerging Economies

Supply Chain Management (SCM)

BA 5191 Advance Manufacturing and TPM in SCM
BA 5194 Supply Chain Finance
BA 5214 Supply Chain Management
BA 5263 Dynamics of Logistics and Distribution
BA 5265 Operational Planning in Supply Chain
BA 5266 Strategic Procurement in SCM
BA 5287 Execution and Control of Operations in SCM

BA 5291 Detailed Scheduling and Planning in SCM
BA 5142 Materials Management
BA 5338 Shipping in SCMBA
5432 Green Supply Chain Management
BA 5431 Supply Chain Operations
BA 5449 Strategic Warehouse Management
BA 5439 Green Logistics

Non-Credit Hours Course
BA 5110 Software Tools for Business


All MBA students are required to complete a 6-week internship. Completion of internship is a degree requirement for all MBA programs. Students can produce their current employment record as an alternative to the internship program provided such employment experience is recognized by SZABIST.