Master of Science in Management Science MS(MS)

Program Overview

The field of Management Science is going through rapid changes as the globalization of business activities, implementation of the WTO regime and explosion of information Technology are posing new challenges that warrant a research focus to evolve future business strategies. Thus, the department of Management sciences at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore has launched the MS program which focuses on providing dedicated research environment for multifarious problems of financial, manufacturing, agriculture and services sectors of Pakistan. Following are the salient features of this programme.

Salient features
  • Focus on quality research
  • Conducive research environment
  • Department is well known for producing MS graduates of superb quality within the stipulated time
  • Preparing students for embarking their PhD

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)
  • No third division or D grade throughout the academic career
  • NTS (GAT General test) with 50% marks

Programme Structure

Category

Number of Courses

Credit Hours

Business-Core Courses

04

12

Business-Elective Courses

04

12

Thesis

 

06

Total

8

30

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

The former graduates of this programme are very well placed in academia. Due to continuous improvement and focus on quality research, students would be able to start or continue with their academia’s career. Alternatively, they are very well prepared for embarking their PhD.

Teaching Methodology

Methods of teaching include, but are not limited to:

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Class discussions
  • Group studies
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes

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