MS Management Sciences

Details & Semester Outlines for MSMS

SZABIST offers MS degree in the specialized areas of Human Resource Management, Marketing and Finance. The MS program is an evening program and all classes are held during week days. There are two streams available for MS. One Stream is by Course Work and other one is by Research. By Course Work Stream, the student is required to complete 10 courses of 3 credit hours each. By Research Work Stream, the student is required to complete 8 Courses and Two IRS OR One Thesis of 6 Credit Hours. In both the streams, 30 Credit hours to be completed. The time limit to earn an MS degree is from 1.5 years to 4 years. As per HEC guidelines, all MS students are required to clear GAT General Test or HAT with minimum 50% score.

1. MS By Course Work Stream: The Scheme of Study is as follows:
• Six Compulsory Courses (18 Credit Hours)
• Four Electives ( 12 Credit Hours)
• No IRS or Thesis

2. MS By Research Work Stream: The Scheme of Study is as follows:
• Six Compulsory Courses (18 Credit Hours)
• Two Electives ( 6 Credit Hours)
• Two IRS OR one Thesis (6 Credit Hours )

Stream 1 – MS By Course Work Stream

Compulsory Courses

MS 5137 Research Methods and Techniques
MS 5204 Quantitative Tools for Research
MS 5132 Applied Strategic Management
MS 5104 Strategic Marketing Decisions
MS 5318 Strategic Finance
MS 5238 Strategic Human Resource Development

Electives (Electives in any of following areas subject to the offering of Course)

• Finance
• Marketing
• Human Resource Management

First Year

Fall Semester

MS 5137 Research Methods and Techniques
MS 5132 Applied Strategic Management
MS 5238 Strategic Human Resource Development
MS 5104 Strategic Marketing Decisions

Spring Semester

MS 5204 Quantitative Tools for Research
MS 5318 Strategic Finance
MS 5xxx Elective I
MS 5xxx Elective II

Second Year

Fall Semester

MS 5XXX Elective III
MS 5xxx Elective IV

Stream 2 – MS By Research Work Stream

Compulsory Courses

MS 5137 Research Methods and Techniques
MS 5204 Quantitative Tools for Research
MS 5132 Applied Strategic Management
MS 5104 Strategic Marketing Decisions
MS 5318 Strategic Finance
MS 5238 Strategic Human Resource Development

Electives (Electives in any of following areas subject to the offering of Course)

• Finance
• Marketing
• Human Resource Management

First Year

Fall Semester

MS 5137 Research Methods and Techniques
MS 5132 Applied Strategic Management
MS 5238 Strategic Human Resource Development
MS 5104 Strategic Marketing Decisions

Spring Semester

MS 5204 Quantitative Tools for Research
MS 5318 Strategic Finance
MS 5xxx Elective I
MS 5xxx Elective II

Second Year

Fall Semester

MS 5xxx IRS I and IRS II OR
MS 5xxx Thesis (Part I)

Spring Semester

MS 5xxx Thesis (Part II) If Any

ELECTIVES

Finance

MS 5113 Financial Time Series
MS 5103 Managerial Economics
MS 5105 Econometrics
MS 5111 Derivatives and Financial Risk
MS 5115 Operations and Mathematical Modeling
MS 5134 Behavioral Finance
MS 5206 Modern Financial Applications
MS 5215 Corporate Finance
MS 5217 Corporate Finance Planning and Decisions
MS 5237 Business Finance and Decision Making
MS 5414 Applied Econometrics
MS 5421 Capital Asset Pricing Model
MS 5425 Empirical Asset Pricing
MS 5317 Seminars in Finance
MS 5426 Mathematical Modeling in Finance
MS 5412 Islamic Banking and Finance

Marketing

MS 5249 Advance Marketing Strategy
MS 5301 Seminars in Marketing
MS 5422 Distribution and Channel Management
MS 5424 Strategic Brand Management
MS 5429 Marketing Metrics
MS 5431 Strategic Entrepreneurial Marketing
MS 5432 Strategic Social Marketing
MS 5428 Global Marketing Strategies
MS 5433 Advertising Research
MS 5434 Behavioral Marketing

Human Resource Management

MS 5101 Change Management
MS 5102 Organizational Development
MS 5202 Organizational Strategies and Effectiveness
MS 5203 Global Corporate Strategy
MS 5205 International Business Management
MS 5211 Creative Leadership
MS 5216 Corporate Governance
MS 5225 Leadership and Motivation Techniques
MS 5229 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
MS 5241 Public Administration and Governance
MS 5245 System Thinking and Organizational Learning
MS 5303 Issues in Strategic Management
MS 5415 NGO Management
MS 5423 Global Governance and Development
MS 5427 Seminars in HRM

Elective courses may vary from time to time. All courses may not necessarily be offered every year. Alternate courses may be substituted as and when required.

Students cannot register in Independent Research Study (IRS) OR thesis without completing six compulsory courses.

Maximum course load for a semester is 4 courses (12 credit hours). Summer is not a regular semester; therefore, courses are not offered on a regular basis in summer. A student can take maximum two interdisciplinary elective courses in SS/CS/IT/ Media/MBA program with the prior approval of respective program managers.