Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: BS (BA)

Program Overview

“Learning and development with valuable foreign and local degrees”

Already enjoying a good reputation among employers, the BSBA program gives students a rigorous insight into business administration from both a holistic and methodological perspective. Emphasis is placed throughout the program on grooming the personality of our students and sharpening their communication skills. CIIT expects that its students not only become thoroughly familiar with all essential and current business concepts and practices, but are also able to think analytically and innovatively and, above all, to judiciously apply their acquired knowledge in practical situations they may encounter in a professional context after their graduation.

Salient Features

Following are the salient features of this programme:

  • An innovative model of quality education
  • Focus on internationalization
  • Highly cost effective

Eligibility Criteria

  • Intermediate or equivalent with minimum 50% marks from an accredited institution.
  • Valid NTS test score as per CIIT policy.

Programme objectives

The objectives for this degree program are to familiarize students with the fundamental bodies of theoretical and applied knowledge of business to learn new tools and techniques in areas such as accounting, marketing, and management, to enable student integrate formal academic learning with their business related experiential learning, to encourage self-improvement and professional growth among students, and to expose students to the global business environment.

Because of the diversity of options available to students, the common learning goals below relating to all students understate the individual levels of attainments beyond the common core that each Business Studies student will achieve. Such varied additional attainments will vary from student to student according to their choices.

The main common aims are:

  1. To provide students with a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of the management of business organizations.
  2. To develop students' critical analysis of and reflection upon business issues and their ability to analyse business phenomena effectively and efficiently.
  3. To develop students' adaptability and flexibility of approach.
  4. To prepare students for a career in business or business-related fields and develop their capability to contribute to society at large.
  5. To enhance students' lifelong learning skills, communication skills and personal development.

Programme Structure

Minimum duration: 4 years

Minimum No. of semesters: 8

Minimum credit hours in each semester: 12

Summary of the structure of the programme is given in the following table.

Category Number of Courses Credit Hours
Business-Core Courses 26 79
Business Elective Courses 05 15
Support Courses 14 42
Internship 01 03
Total 46 139

Scope

The Business Studies scheme is a four year degree program, which provides coverage of a wide range of business and management disciplines. Its overall aim is to enable students to understand, engage with, and form a reflective perspective on, the roles and practices of management in businesses; to enable them to acquire appropriate levels of knowledge of key management decision-making perspectives, and of at least two management disciplines. Students also obtain a basic knowledge across a spectrum of key functional areas. The program also enables students to develop a reflective outlook on issues relating to their potential future employability and career development, and future learning development, in business. The scheme provides high expected returns in terms of professional and vocational relevance.

The program provides students with a thorough grounding in theoretical and practical aspects of business and business-related modules, drawn from departments in CIIT. Students study modules covering overview areas of management including strategic management, issues affecting management at the start of the 21st century and how the role of management is perceived, and business ethics. Students study across key management areas to develop necessary competence in statistics, accounting and finance, economics and marketing. Students also study two or more management functional disciplines, and take a defined minimum number of modules at advanced undergraduate level.

Faculty Profile

Currently, there are 66 full time faculty members teaching in MS department and management-related courses in other departments

  • 8 faculty members with foreign doctoral degrees from USA, UK, Germany, Malaysia, Japan, and China
  • 7 faculty members with an indigenous doctoral degree
  • 11 faculty members hold foreign MS degrees from USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Sweden, and Australia
  • 16 faculty members have MS degrees from well reputed Pakistani universities
  • 24 have MBA or equivalent qualification
  • Most non-PhD faculty members have very good corporate experience which add value to the students learning
  • Foreign faculty from Germany, USA, UK, Australia, and Malaysia and other developed countries regularly delivers lectures

Career prospects / opportunities

Graduates of CIIT’s Management Science department are equipped with current management tools for productivity and growth. Currently they are employed in different public, private and Non for profit organizations. Specifically, based on the training and education that students receive, this programme will provide employment opportunities to graduating students both locally and globally.

Teaching Methodology

Methods of teaching include, but are not limited to:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Case studies
  • Class discussions
  • Group studies
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Business games

This methodology enables students to develop the following transferable and intellectual skills by integrating them in the curriculum of different offered courses:

  • Conceptual skills
  • Human skills
  • Technical skills (subject related know-how)
  • Analytical skills
  • Reading/Writing Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Listening skills
  • Research Skills

Assessments

Typically, students are assessed based on the following criteria:

Items Percentage Score
Sessional-I 10
Sessional-II 15
Final Exam 50
Homework/Assignments 10
Quiz 15
Total 100

Curriculum Development

Suggestions/proposals are collected from faculty and academic area in-charges. These suggestions/proposals are discussed in the Departmental Academic Review Committee (DARC). If accepted by the DARC, these recommendations are then forwarded to the Board of Studies (BOS) for further consideration. Accepted proposals are then forwarded to the Board of Faculty (BOF). If approved by the BOF, recommendations are then finally get approved by the Academic Council to be included as part of the curriculum.


Quality Assurance

Quality of education under this programme is monitored at the departmental and institutional level.

  • Academic Area heads are appointed to monitor content and quality of the courses
  • Fortnightly Review Report (FRR) is generated to ensure coverage and monitor delivery of lectures
  • Fortnightly Review Report (FRR) is discussed in detail in Departmental Academic Review Committee (DARC) meeting
  • Academic area heads provide feedback to the faculty which incorporate and adjust the contents accordingly