Faculty Profile

Dr. Atif Bilal
Program Manager PMBA, EMBA, MHRM

PhD-MS (Bahria University, Islamabad)
Mr. Ahmed Aslam
Program Manager MPM

MPM (SZABIST Islamabad)
PMP Certified, ACCA (UK)

Executive MBA

SZABIST offers a two years Executive MBA (EMBA) degree for the executives and the middle level managers who strive for excellence and greater challenges in their professional life. The program is conveniently scheduled to accommodates the busy Executives, keeping in view their work related deadlines and travel schedules.

The EMBA is a two years program spread over four semesters and consists of 66 credit hours of teaching load. 20 courses, 1 Business Project (3 credits) and 1 Research Project (3 credits) are required to graduate. Maximum the time limit to complete the EMBA degree is four years.

If a candidate finishes the first year of study he/she will be awarded a Professional MBA (PMBA) degree. After finishing two years of study (66 credits) including the business project, the student will be awarded HEC recognized EMBA degree.

An academic year has two semesters (starting February & September).

Weekend Schedule: Classes regularly held on Friday with lectured activity between 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00pm.

For admission to the EMBA Program, the candidate must possess a four Bachelors degree with minimum 55% marks/CGPA 2.50 from a HEC recognized university in any field of study with minimum three years managerial level work experience. Two letters of recommendation are required. No transfer courses are allowed into EMBA, and EMBA courses are not transferable into any other program. All applicants are required to pass SZABIST entrance test and interview.


Different programs in Pakistan stress different elements within the EMBA program or Regular MBA program. Some of them are churning out finance and management genius, others marketing genius. While the EMBA program at SZABIST is focused on building knowledge of the participants in all areas of business operations, action oriented teaching, a right mix of Pakistani and global focus, and problem solving approach-plus an extensive executive network are among the best competitive advantages that have made the EMBA program of SZABIST as one of the leading programs in Pakistan.


The Executive Program at SZABIST aims to:

  • Give executives the knowledge and understanding of business trends and processes in Pakistani business environment.

  • Build interaction among the executives through brainstorming sessions, group discussions and presentations.

  • Develop critical thinking and leadership qualities to analyze problems encountered at their workplace.

Teaching Methodology

The EMBA program at SZABIST includes a combination of lectures, individual and group assignments, case studies, role playing, simulations, presentations and seminars. The program is split over four semesters, each of which corresponds in course content to the goal of the program. Participants study an integrated curriculum which focuses on diagnosing and analyzing a management dilemma, creating analytical and leadership skills and improving communication skills.

Besides the innovative curriculum and excellent faculty, executives benefit from the organizational diversity and professional experiences of peers. The classroom environment and assignments encourage networking and team spirit among the participants- real world experiences is shared and a sense of belonging evolves as they develop friendships during the study period.

Transfer to other campuses

EMBA is also offered at Karachi and Dubai campuses. Transfer to EMBA Programs at other campuses is possible, subject to transfer rules. Academic calendar and fee may vary.

Executive MBA

The EMBA is a 2-year program spread over four semesters and consists of 66 credit hours of teaching. Twenty courses (60 credit hours), one Business Project (3 credits) and one Research Project (3 credits) are needed to graduate. Maximum time limit to complete the EMBA degree is 4 years.


Sr. No. Course Code Course Title
1 BE 5101 Accounting for Business
2 BE 5105 Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
3 BE 5104 Managerial Communication
4 BE 5102 Business Management
5 BE 5103 Contemporary Marketing

Sr. No. Course Code Course Title
1 BE 5201 Applied Research Methods
2 BE 5204 Managerial Economics
3 BE 5205 Marketing Management
4 BE 5206 Organizational Behavior
5 BE 5202 Business Finance


Sr. No. Course Code Course Title
1 BE 5203 Managerial Accounting and Control
2 BE 5302 Human Resource Management
3 BE 5309 Business Project
4 BE 5301 Financial Management
5 BE 5303 Operations and Supply Chain Management
6 BE 5xxx Elective-I (Marketing, HR, Finance and Supply Chain)

Sr. No. Course Code Course Title
1 BE 5401 Entrepreneurship and Family Businesses
2 BE 5403 Strategic Management
3 BE 5402 Ethics and Corporate Governance
4 BE 5409 Research Project BE 5201
5 BE 5xxx Elective-III (Marketing, HR, Finance and Supply Chain)
6 BE 5xxx Elective-II (Marketing, HR, Finance and Supply Chain)


BE 5xxx Services Marketing
BE 5xxx Retail Management
BE 5xxx Media Planning and Management
BE 5xxx Advertising
BE 5xxx Brand Management
BE 5xxx Consumer Behavior
BE 5xxx Customer Relationship Management
BE 5xxx Integrated Marketing Communications
BE 5xxx Digital Marketing
BE 5xxx Emerging Media
BE 5xxx Experiential and Content Marketing
BE 5xxx Export Marketing
BE 5xxx Global Marketing

BE 5xxx International Banking and Finance
BE 5xxx Corporate Finance
BE 5xxx Islamic Banking and Finance
BE 5xxx Analysis of Financial Statements
BE 5xxx Portfolio and Investment Management
BE 5xxx Project Evaluation
BE 5xxx Banking Operations
BE 5xxx Financial Modeling
BE 5xxx Portfolio and Investment Management
BE 5xxx Treasury and Funds Management

Human Resource Management:
BE 5xxx Leadership and Motivational Techniques
BE 5xxx Compensation Management
BE 5xxx Recruitment and Selection
BE 5xxx Performance Appraisal
BE 5xxx Training and Development
BE 5xxx Conflict Resolution
BE 5xxx Crisis Management
BE 5xxx HR Analytics
BE 5xxx Salary and Compensation
BE 5xxx Talent Management and Succession Planning

Supply Chain Management:
BE 5xxx Supply Chain Management
BE 5xxx Dynamics of Logistics and Distribution
BE 5xxx Operational Planning in Supply Chain
BE 5xxx Strategic Procurement in SCM
BE 5xxx Advance Manufacturing and TPM in SCM
BE 5xxx Detailed Scheduling and Planning in SCM
BE 5xxx Execution and Control of Operations in SCM
BE 5xxx Supply Chain Finance

The University reserves the right to change its programs and policies at any time without prior notification.
All courses may not be offered in every semester. Elective courses may vary from time to time. Alternative courses may be substituted as and when required.