Islamabad Campus

MS (Management Sciences)

MS (Management Sciences)

SZABIST offers MS Degree (Equivalent to M.Phil) Day and Evening Program in the fields of Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Finance. There are two streams available for the Master of Science. One Stream is by Course Work and the other through Research Work. In Course Work Stream, the students are required to complete 10 courses of 3 credit hours each. In Research Work Stream, the students are required to complete 8 Courses and Two IRS or one Thesis of Six Credit hours. In both the streams, 30 Credit hours are required to be completed.

The time limit to earn MS degree is from 1.5 to 4 years

Eligibility:
  • 16 years of education in a related field with minimum 55% marks or CGPA 2.5
  • GAT General with minimum 50% score.
  • Attend an entrance test and interview at SZABIST

RESEARCH: SZABIST strongly encourages the publication of research findings of Independent Studies, Thesis, and Dissertation in research journals & conferences. SZABIST publishes its own research journals and the Journal of Independent Studies & Research (www.szabist.edu.pk/jisr-msse). SZABIST also holds two National Research Conferences every year.

Course Curriculum

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.

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

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

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

MS 5127

Research Methods and Techniques

2

MS 5204

Quantitative Tools for Research

3

MS 5112

Strategic Management

4

MS 5104

Strategic Marketing

5

MS 5237

Strategic Finance

6

MS 5238

Strategic Human Resource Development

First Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

MS 5127

Research Methods and Techniques

2

MS 5204

Quantitative Tools for Research

3

MS 5112

Strategic Management

4

MS 5237

Strategic Finance

5

MS 5238

Strategic Human Resource Development

6

MS 5XXX

Elective I

7

MS 5104

Strategic Marketing

8

MS 5XXX

Elective II

Second Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

MS 5XXX

Elective III

2

MS 5XXX

Elective IV

Stream 2 – MS By Research Work Stream

Compulsory Courses

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

MS 5127

Research Methods and Techniques

2

MS 5204

Quantitative Tools for Research

3

MS 5112

Strategic Management

4

MS 5104

Strategic Marketing

5

MS 5237

Strategic Finance

6

MS 5238

Strategic Human Resource Development

First Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

MS 5127

Research Methods and Techniques

2

MS 5204

Quantitative Tools for Research

3

MS 5112

Strategic Management

4

MS 5237

Strategic Finance

5

MS 5238

Strategic Human Resource Development

6

MS 5XXX

Elective I

7

MS 5104

Strategic Marketing

8

MS 5XXX

Elective II

Second Year

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

  1. Thesis (Part I) OR Thesis (Part II) If Any

  2. IRS I and IRS II

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. In both the streams, students cannot register in Independent Research Study (IRS) OR thesis without completing 6 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.

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

  • Finance

  • Marketing

  • Human Resource Management

ELECTIVES

Finance

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

MS 5113

Financial Time Series

2

MS 5103

Managerial Economics

3

MS 5105

Econometrics

4

MS 5111

Derivatives and Financial Risk

5

MS 5115

Operations and Mathematical Modeling

6

MS 5134

Behavioral Finance

7

MS 5206

Modern Financial Applications

8

MS 5215

Corporate Finance

9

MS 5217

Corporate Finance Planning and Decisions

10

MS 5218

Financial Markets

11

MS 5237

Business Finance and Decision Making

12

MS 5414

Applied Econometrics

13

MS 5421

Capital Asset Pricing Model

14

MS 5425

Empirical Asset Pricing

15

MS 5xxx

Seminars in Finance

Marketing

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

MS 5249

Advanced Marketing Strategies

2

MS 5301

Seminars in Marketing

3

MS 5422

Distribution and Channel Management

4

MS 5424

Strategic Brand Management

Human Resource Management

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

MS 5101

Change Management

2

MS 5102

Organizational Development

3

MS 5202

Organizational Strategies and Effectiveness

4

MS 5203

Global Corporate Strategy

5

MS 5205

International Business Management

6

MS 5211

Creative Leadership

7

MS 5216

Corporate Governance

8

MS 5225

Leadership and Motivation Techniques

9

MS 5229

Negotiations and Conflict Resolution

10

MS 5241

Public Administration and Governance

11

MS 5245

System Thinking and Organizational Learning

12

MS 5303

Issues in Strategic Management

13

MS 5415

NGO Management

14

MS 5423

Global Governance and Development

15

MS 5xxx

Seminars in HRM

Maximum three interdisciplinary courses can be allowed with the approval of both the coordinators. 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 needed.

Department Info

Department of Management Sciences

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

051-4863363-65
szabist-isb.edu.pk