Master of Science - Management

Introduction

The MS Program in Management is designed to prepare students for quality research and analysis in the field of Management. A sound theoretical basis is provided in the general area of Management and in one of the following specialization areas; Strategy & Organization, Operations Management, Entrepreneurship. This is complemented with developing research skills in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The program is aimed at challenging students intellectually and enabling them to make contributions towards the knowledge and practice of Management.

The Program prepares students for a career in Academia by developing understanding of the current knowledge base in Management and by developing skillset to extend this knowledge base. Universities worldwide, require a Master level degree for entry into their PhD programs. MS degree should facilitate admission in any reputable university for a PhD. Further, Graduates from the MS Management program will be sought after by organizations looking for specialists in a particular field of Management (such as Operations and Supply Chain Management) who can do in-depth analysis to solve practical problems of these organizations.

Eligibility for MS in  Management

A minimum of 16 years of education /equivalent degree in any discipline from a local or foreign institute recognized by the HEC, with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4,

OR

60% marks in their last degree. All equivalency claims shall be evaluated by the HEC. Experience is not mandatory for this program.

Aptitude Test Components

- English Composition (MCQs)
- Mathematics (MCQs)
- Essay Writing

Aptitude Test Difficulty Level

GRE General and GMAT

Aptitude Test Exemption

Minimum score of 650 in the Quantitative GRE General, 160 in Quantitative section and 160 in Verbal section of Revised GRE General

OR

600 score in GMAT

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Requirements = 36* Credit Hours

6 Core Course + 2 Area Core + 2 Electives = 30 Credit Hours

 + Thesis/Project** = 6 Credit Hours (Minimum Total of 36 Credit Hours)

Note:

*Student with a non-business background will be required to take additional courses from the foundation level courses.

** Project is for 3 credit hours. Students opting for a project need to take an additional course in order to fulfill the MS degree requirements. Further such students cannot use this MS degree to apply for a PhD program, as per HEC policy.

Fees* for MS program

PKR 125,000/- per semester

MS Management Entrance Tests

Round 1: 21st April 2019

Round 2: 21st July 2019

Classes Start

August – 2019

Duration

1.5 years to 4 years

Timings

Morning

Campus

Main

 

* Fee for Fall 2019 may change as per IBA policy


Courses Details:

Title of Subject

Number of Courses

Credit hours per Course

Total Credit Hours

Program Core Courses

6

3

18

Area Core/Electives

4

3

12 per specialization

Foundation Courses

7

3

Depending upon individual requirements

Thesis*/Project

1

6

6

 

 

Total Credits:

36 (Minimum)

 

* Students have the option of doing a project (of 3 credit hours) instead of a research thesis. Student doing a project will have to take an additional course in order to complete their total credit requirements. Such students cannot use their MS degree for admission into a PhD program as per HEC policy.
 

Core Courses:

Sr. No

Program Core Courses

Credit Hours

1

Foundations of  Management & Organization

3

2

Philosophy of Management & Organization

3

3

Research & Practice of Operations Management

3

4

Concepts in Entrepreneurship

3

5

Organizational Research Methods

3

6

Research Seminar in Strategy

3

 

Area Core Courses:

Sr. No

Area Core Courses

Credit Hours

1

Quantitative Research Methods

3

2

Qualitative Research Methods

3

3

Organization Theory

3

4

Research Seminar in International Management

3

5

Advanced Entrepreneurship

3

6

Supply & Demand Management

3

7

Innovation & Design

3

 

Elective Courses

Sr. No

Electives

Credit Hours

1

Research in Organizational Behavior

3

2

Managing Social Entrepreneurship

3

3

Alternative Management & Organization

3

4

Modeling & Simulation

3

5

Quality Management

3

6

Pedagogy for Management

3

7

Project Management (MGT 555)

3

 

Foundation Courses

Sr. No

Foundation

Course Code

Credit Hours

1

Introduction to Business Finance

FIN201

3

2

Principles of Marketing

MKT201

3

3

Principles of Microeconomics

ECO103

3

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO104

3

5

Introduction to Statistics

MTS 102

3

6

Fundamentals of Sociology

SSC 231

3

7

Introduction to Psychology

SSC 218

3

 

NOTE: Foundation courses may be added/ subtracted from the above list depending upon individual requirement of a particular student.


Contact Us:
Dr. Ashar Saleem
Email: asaleem at iba.edu.pk | Ext: 2663

Ali Zaheer
Assistant Manager
Email: azaheer at iba.edu.pk | Ext: 2009