Islamabad Campus


Executive MBA

“We lead you towards your destiny”

EMBA Executive MBA is a post-graduate degree program offered by SZABIST and designed for professionals with significant work experience.

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

In our Executive MBA program, you’ll be part of a group of people who share a passion and curiosity for going deeper to evaluate issues and arrive at innovative solutions. We recognize in each student the inner spark; we then provide knowledge and reinforce character by bringing the students together with professors and peers who share our values so in the end the graduates become the change agents that our businesses and community need. The practice-oriented approach in the SZABIST Executive MBA enables you to apply the gained knowledge and skills directly to solve real-time problems of your organization.


  • Benefit from the weekend structure of the program while allowing participants to hold their full-time job. Classes regularly held on Friday with lectured activity between 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • Ideal location

  • Economical fee structure with quality education

  • Highly Qualified & Experienced Faculty having both academic & corporate experience to provide practical insights of organizations.

Designed for:

  • 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 accommodate the busy Executives, keeping in view their work-related deadlines and travel schedules.

  • Professionals responsible for functional areas such as Operations, Finance, IT, Marketing, Production, Human Resource, Law and Government Affairs.

  • Suitable for Board Members as well as Top Management including Managing Directors, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Secretaries to the Boards of Directors, Legal Advisors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Governance Executives of listed companies who envision moving into a director’s role in future.

  • Professionals of Life Sciences, Food Sciences at Private and Government Institutions related to any field who desire to acquire cutting-edge business knowledge relevant to their field.

Eligibility criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree ( 16 years) with minimum 55% marks/CGPA 2.50 from a HEC recognized university in any field of study

  • Three years managerial level work experience

  • Two letters of recommendation are required

  • Required to pass the SZABIST entrance test and interview.


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

  • Build interaction among the executives through brainstorming sessions.

  • Develop critical & analytical thinking.

  • Learn the fundamentals of effective business communication in the current context.

  • Enhance your personal communication style that inspires others to action.

  • Effectively manage risk and develop more effective control mechanisms.

  • Enhance leadership skills and develop strategic insights.

  • Acquire management knowledge, tools, and techniques useful in making sound business decisions.

  • Develop entrepreneurial abilities essential for recognising and capitalising on value creation opportunities.

  • Examine and integrate workplace/life experiences with course and program concepts in order to generate appropriate business action plans.

  • Apply appropriate leadership behavior and skills for enhancing personal and organizational effectiveness.

  • Foster teamwork and leadership in the business environment.

Teaching Methodology

  • Case studies/Action-based learning

  • Lectures/

  • Individual & Group Assignments

  • Role-Playing, Simulations,

  • Problem-based learning

  • Learning with new Technologies. We offer electives of SAP i-e

    • SAP Financial Accounting Module

    • SAP Human Capital Module

    • SAP Sales & Distribution Module

    • SAP Procurement Module

Transfer to other campuses

T 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.

Course Curriculum

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


BE 5101

Accounting for Business


BE 5105

Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making


BE 5104

Managerial Communication


BE 5102

Business Management


BE 5103

Contemporary Marketing


Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title


BE 5201

Applied Research Methods


BE 5204

Managerial Economics


BE 5205

Marketing Management


BE 5206

Organizational Behavior


BE 5202

Business Finance




Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title


BE 5203

Managerial Accounting and Control


BE 5302

Human Resource Management


BE 5309

Business Project


BE 5301

Financial Management


BE 5303

Operations and Supply Chain Management


BE 5xxx

Elective-I (Marketing, HR, Finance and Supply Chain)


Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title


BE 5401

Entrepreneurship and Family Businesses


BE 5403

Strategic Management


BE 5402

Ethics and Corporate Governance


BE 5409

Research Project BE 5201


BE 5xxx

Elective-III (Marketing, HR, Finance and Supply Chain)


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.

Executive Program

Department Info

Department of Executive Programs

Street # 09, Plot # 67
Sector H-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan