PhD in Management Sciences

Program Overview

The Department of Management Sciences at CUI Lahore aims to provide a PhD program, which is both educationally sound and directly relevant to those areas of industry, commerce, public service, which Management Sciences graduates tend to enter. In developing the program, the Department has recognized that students may want to improve their job opportunities in academia or consultancy, change career direction or seek a fresh intellectual stimulus. PhD Management Sciences is being offered in the following areas of specialization:

  • Management
  • Finance

Following are the salient features of the program:

Salient features
  • Rigorous program focused on adding to the existing body of knowledge
  • Has practical relevance for solving industry issues and problem
  • PhD management is focused on developing research skills
  • The program would prepare students to publish in high quality journals

Eligibility Criteria

  • MS/M. Phil or equivalent degree in the relevant field from accredited institution with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 70% marks with no third division (or D grade) throughout academic career.
  • NTS (subject) test with 60% marks

Program Objectives

  • To develop understanding of existing body of knowledge of management
  • To develop research skills to solve industry problems
  • After the program, students should be able to publish in high quality journals.

Program Structure


Number of Courses

Credit Hours

Business-Core Courses



Business Elective Courses









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 PhD program prepares students for teaching and consultancy careers.

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


Typically, students are assessed based on the following criteria:





Final Exam




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 program 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