Masters Programs

MS Business Administration (Thesis Based Program)

The programme objectives are:
• To develop in students the skill of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in the context of business decisions.
• To provide students with the knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of the operation of the various
types of business organizations.
• To develop an awareness in the changing and integrated nature of business problems and the ability to explore
and deal with those problems.
• To develop the ability to identify and evaluate the ethical, global, and societal implications of doing business as
an organization.
• To develop in pupils the importance of research orientation and focus on academic research having practical
applications in real life.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  1. To provide students with the opportunity to learn the latest academic theories, concepts, techniques and applications with emphasis on teaching, research, practice in the field of concentration, and consulting.
  2. Strengthen the capabilities of graduates to carry out independent research at an advanced level, and enhance their ability to deliver their ideas, research methodology and findings by means of formal presentations with critiques of their analytical, written, oral and media presentation skills in business, professional, and educational environments.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)





Core Business Education

An ability to understand and apply theoretical knowledge related to core business subjects at a level expected from graduates with MSBA degree.


Research Skills

An ability to do research to understand, analyze and contribute in the academic discussions at a level expected from graduates with MSBA degree.


Critical Thinking

An ability to demonstrate critical thinking approach to research at a level expected from graduates with MSBA degree.


Teaching Skills

An ability to communicate and disseminate knowledge at higher education level.


First Semester

Code Course Title Theory Lab Credit Hours
 MGT-6091  Advanced Research  Methods  3  0  3
 MGT-6092  Strategic Finance  3  0  3
 MGT-6093  Strategic Marketing  3  0  3
 MGT-6094  Organization Theory &  Design  3  0  3
 Total 12    

Second Semester

CodeCourse Title Theory Lab Credit Hours
 MGT-6095  Project Management  3  0  3
 MGT-6096  Leadership and  Organizational Behavior  3  0  3
   Elective  3  0  3
   Elective  3  0  3
 Total 12    

Third Semester

Code Course Title Theory Lab Credit Hours
 -  Elective-III  3  0  3
 -  Elective-IV (Functional Textiles)  2  0  2
 -   Thesis / Dissertation  6  0  6
 Total  11    
 Total Credit Hours of Program 35    

Institute may shuffle or substitute the sequence of courses during the program.

MGT-6091 Advance Research Methods

This course emphasis is on the research design, instrument development, data collection techniques and methods of evaluation in applied settings. Additionally to business research methodology contents, students also become of familiar with the policy implications of business research outcomes. It is intended to introduce students’ ways of conceptualizing problems, designing research, collecting data, and interpreting those data. It also examines implications and consequences of choices among alternative approaches. On the successful completion of this course students should be able to acquaint with research processes and assumptions and they can introduce alternative methods and logics of inquiry which will make students more discriminating consumers of others’research and promote the development of their research. They will develop research skills which will be required for planning and executing research projects, including; conducting literature review, articulating research questions, justifying a research approach and methodology, designing a study and selecting specific methods and techniques appropriate for answering the questions and conducting data collection, analyzing data and presenting research results. The key topics includes, research methods in management sciences, research problems and how to explore them and how to conduct literature search, research paradigms and approaches-assumptions of positivist, interpretive and critical approach, quantitative research methods, survey based research, statistical modeling techniques, selecting statistical packages tutorials (SPSS etc), qualitative research methods, ethnographic research, cross-paradigm and multi method research, writing the research proposal and structure, from research question to research design- justifying the methodology and writing strategies.

MGT-6092 Strategic Finance

The aim of this course is to examine the theoretical underpinnings of corporate finance and see how they are applied. The material is a continuation of what was taught in the first year Financial Management course. There will be more emphasis on “how corporate financing is really done’. The emphasis of Financial Management course was on skill development while this course emphasis is on theoretical and conceptual understanding of financial management function and its application in real life scenario.

MGT-6093 Strategic Marketing

Strategic Marketing Management is an advance level Marketing course. The aim of the course is to develop a strategic thinking approach tomarketing. It aims to help students understand how companies compete using marketing strategy and its correlates focusing on achieving a competitive advantage for the firm by creating customer value and leveraging the firm’s marketing resources in the most efficient and effective manners. It builds upon the basic concepts of Marketing, which the students have learned in their previous marketing courses and to prepare students to grasp the complex issues of specialized courses like Business policy, etc. In this course students are exposed to a dynamic world of marketing activities using a number of approaches and to enable the students to understand the practical issues that are critical to develop performance orientation. Principles, concepts and analytical tools are taught employing real life examples from both Pakistan’s and international corporate world. This will enable the

MGT-6094 Organization Theory & Design

Business is changing at break-neck speed so managers must be increasingly active in reorganizing their firms to gain a competitive edge. Organizational Theory, Design, and Change continue to provide students with the most up-to-date and contemporary treatment of the way managers attempt to increase organizational effectiveness. Organization theory and design gives us the tools to evaluate and understand how a huge, powerful firm like Lehman Brothers can die and a company like Bank of America can emerge almost overnight as a giant in the industry. It enables us to comprehend how a band like the Rolling Stones, which operates like a highly sophisticated global business organization, can enjoy phenomenal success for nearly half a century, while others with equal or superior talent don’t survive. Organization theory helps us explain what happened in the past, as well as what may happen in the future, so that we can manage organizations more effectively.

MGT-6095 Project Management

Projects have been part of the human scene since civilization started, yet the practice of project management is quite recent. The concepts and tools required to plan, organize, implement, and evaluate a project are equally applicable to such diverse ventures as launching of a space shuttle, developing curriculum in primary education, or organizing a trekking trip to the K-2 base camp. The purpose of this course is to expose students to the real-life issues in project management, and equip them with necessary tools to resolve these issues. Use of quantitative techniques is supplemented by softer skills of leadership and human resource management.

MGT-6096 Leadership and Organizational Behavior

This course is designed to sharpen the ability to diagnose and solve a range of organizational challenges. Through readings, lecturer, cases, and experiential exercises, student will investigate concepts from the social sciences that are useful for understanding the organizational process, and apply these frameworks to particular situations with the view of rendering a given company. Students will also acquire an understanding of frameworks covering leadership, team roles, and group development as well as theories addressing leadership, conflict resolution, and team decision making. Practical knowledge will enable participants to understand the tools, techniques, skills and leadership style required to supervise individuals and manage a team and their performance effectively by giving them appropriate and constructive feedback.

  1. A candidate must have 16 years relevant Business Education BBA/BSTMM/MBA/M.Com or  equivalent degree from HEC recognized University /Institute with minimum 2.00/4.00 CGPA in semester system or 50% in annual system.
  2. Applicants having terminal degrees as prescribed in condition no. 01, are required to qualify NTU-GAT (General) test while applicants having different terminal degree are required to qualify NTU-GAT (Subject) test additionally with minimum 50% score  as per HEC.
  3. The applicant must not be already registered as a student in any other academic program in Pakistan or abroad.
  4. Result waiting applicants may apply for admission, however their merit will be finalized only on submission of final BS/M.Sc or equivalent official transcript or degree.
  5. Relevant Admission Committee will determine relevancy of terminal degree and decide deficiency course/s (if any) at the time of admission interview, the detail of which will be provided to the student in his/her admission letter/email.
  6. Deficiency course/s will be treated as non-credit and qualifying course/s for which student will also pay extra dues as per fee policy. Those course/s will neither be mentioned in student’s final transcript nor will be included for calculation of CGPA. However, the student may obtain his/her a separate transcript for completion of deficiency course/s.

Note: The student will submit his/her publication from his/her thesis research work and submit to his/her supervisor. Final defense will be held after the submitted publication of student will be notified as “Under Review” or “Under Consideration” by a journal. It will be compulsory for graduate students to include his/her Supervisor’s name in his/her publication.

Merit Criteria:

Admission merit list will be prepared according to the following criteria.

 BS or Equivalent  60% weightage
 NTU-GAT (General) Test  30% weightage
 Interview  10% weightage

Fee Structure of Postgraduate Programs for Admission 2023


Total One Time Dues at Admission (Rupees)

Tuition Fee (1st Semester) (Rupees)

Total Other Charges (Per Semester) (Rupees)

Total 1st Semester Dues (Rupees)

M.S. Business Administration (1.5Y)





Detail of One Time Admission Dues and Other Charges



Admission Fee (Once at admission) 


Certificate Verification Fee (Once at admision) 


University Security (Refundable) 


Red Crescent Donation (Once at admision) 


University Card Fee (Once at admision) 


Library Fee (Per Semester) 


Examination Fee (Per Semester) 


Medical Fee (Per Semester) 


Student Activity Fund (Per Semester) 


Endowment Fund (Per Semester)


Degree Fee (Once in the Last Semester)




 (i) Tuition Fee will increase @ 2.5% Per Annum in Subsequent Years.

(ii) The Security Deposit is against breakage and/or any other damage caused by the students.

(iii) The Security Deposit is refundable within two year after the completion of degree or leaving the

the University without completion or expulsion from the University. After Two years all the unclaimed

securities will be forfeited.

(iv) If any student fails to submit semester dues till sixth week from the commencement of semester

then the student's admission will be cancelled. Student may sit in mid exam after the payment of

re-admission fee of Rs.15,000/- along with semester dues.