Master in Business Administration (18 Months)

Program Overview

Master of business administration (18 months) program has been specially designed for enhancing the managerial and leadership skills of those business graduates who have already completed their 4 year BBA / BS (BA) program from an accredited university. Thus, the program focuses on practical decision making and policy formulation for establishing and managing the modern day businesses. The CUI business graduates will perform a leading transformation role through their sate-role-art entrepreneurial and managerial skills. The program comprises of courses that inculcate critical thinking and practice based understanding of managerial processes.

To meet the increasing demand for advanced business education form qualified applicants, CUI initiated its “fast track” program in 2007. The program differs from our conventional MBA program in that, it is of one and half year duration and open exclusively to students in possession of a 4 year bachelor degree in business administration. Content-wise, the curriculum includes material more advanced that which students were acquainted with their undergraduate programs and extensive use is made of the case method of teaching. The students may choose any one of the market orientated specialization fields from the eight major areas: Marketing, finance, human resource management, international business, information technology, operations managements, banking, and hospitality and tourism management. The availability of specialization is subject to number of students enrolling for it. Following section lists salient features of the programme.

Salient features
  • A fast track programme. You would be able to complete your MBA in 18 months
  • Immensely increases students employability
  • Advanced courses and topics than traditional MBA or BBA progarmme
  • Develops critical thinking, analytical and problem solving, and synthesis skills
  • The programme prepares students for general management positions as well as for one of the specialized area
  • Currently offering specialization in Marketing, finance and human resource management. Others are in pipeline

Eligibility Criteria

  • 16 years degree in business administration, administrative sciences, public administration, or relevant discipline from an accredited educational institution with first division (annual system) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (semester system)
  • NTS (GAT General test) with 50% marks

Programme Scope

The curriculum is designed in such a way that it builds on and extends the prior management learning. The focus is not only on building analytical skills but also on sharpening problem-solving, critical thinking, and synthesis skills.

Programme Structure

Category

Number of Courses

Credit Hours

Business-Core Courses

07

21

Business Elective Courses

04

12

Project

 

03

Total

11

36

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

Our program will successfully prepare graduates for meeting the diverse professional challenges in all organizations where the applications of business skill are required.

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

Midterm

25

Final Exam

50

Homework/Assignments/Quizzes

25

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