MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)


The curriculum of MBA program at ILMA University provides students with a comprehensive management education of globally recognized best practices with flexibility of their adaptation to indigenous entrepreneurial and societal contexts. The curriculum of the program ranges from general management education to specialization in diverse business fields. General management skills like oral and written communication, decision-making, leadership, and teamwork developed among the students at the initial level of the program provides them with a solid foundation for more advanced studies at the elective level during the progressive stages. Core courses taught integrate information and theories from various disciplines, including communication, economics, financial accounting, quantitative methods, business strategy, marketing, finance, organizational structure and strategic management and prepare the students to think critically about business issues. To enable them to develop strategic level understanding and demonstrate comprehension of complex theoretical constructs in the major business disciplines and technologies.

The fundamental rationale behind the design of MBA program is to provide students with a combination of workplace experience and formal learning. The curriculum for the MBA program is in line with Higher Education Commission (HEC) approved curricula and accredited by National Business Education & Accreditation Council (NBEAC).

The common feature of the MBA program is university-workplace integrated learning. These programs are based on identified industry needs and expectations of graduates and employees which are integrated into the curriculum. Accordingly, the Faculty of Management Sciences is working aggressively in enhancing its partnership with the industry. Major statutory bodies of the university namely Board of Governors and Academic Council are widely represented by the industry and professional clusters.

Industry partners of the department are playing a pivotal role in providing advice on curriculum design. They also extend support in providing internships for students to gain experience. The Faculty of Management Sciences is pulling back from courses that do not add value to the range of industry or professional clusters. Thus, there seems to be an enthusiastic and growing willingness to share expertise in the hopes of grooming a more competent workforce.

The curriculum for the MBA program is particularly designed and organized to achieve the program’s objectives and outcomes. Beginning with an analysis of industry and competition, students develop the concepts, tools, and techniques that are essential for accurately diagnosing and enhancing the competitive performances of an international enterprise. Core courses and advanced elective courses are offered that permit students to tailor the program to specific career objectives or specializations. These subjects contribute to making the graduates able to utilize a balanced educational experience with an appropriate combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are likely to make their entrance and advancement in the profession of management science and enable them to design and implement solutions for rapidly changing computing problems and information system environments. These subjects also make the graduates able to apply their management science knowledge and skills to develop a career in business or industry and to foster among the students the need for professional development, and life-long learning.

Faculty of Management Sciences is working very closely with the industry. Accordingly, this remains policy of the Faculty to invite at least 10% of its total faculty members as visiting faculty so that they bring with them the latest information of the market and current expectations of the employer. The MBA students also get a chance to interact with key industry people and are encouraged to establish lasting linkages between the academia and industry. Internships and research activities also expose them to the industry and give them a unique point of view from where they are able to instigate a meaningful positive change. This curriculum provides integration between theoretical and practical aspects of business administration required in most of the industry areas today. It has the potential to enable the graduates to work in a variety of industrial, educational, business, scientific, and engineering settings. It develops managerial skills of the graduates as well as problem-solving, and communication skills as they work with or manage multidisciplinary teams.

MBA program provides learning opportunities for students interested in mastering the skills and knowledge required for entering in today’s workforce. The program has the following objectives:
  • Graduating students will have an integrated knowledge to perform as management professionals.
  • Students will have the positive attitude towards society and will work for the betterment of society.
  • Graduates who accomplished the Masters of Business Administration degree will be qualified to
  • Make well-informed decisions in various business and managerial situations that lead to ethically sound and profitable results.
  • Consider social and environmental issues and dilemmas when addressing business problems.
  • Manifest strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Use the knowledge they have gained to understand and solve real-world business problems.
  • Recognize and encourage social and cultural sensitivity and diversity within an organization.
  • Identify challenges and execute opportunities related to internationalization, globalization, emerging technologies and social media.
  • Consistently establish professional development and personal effectiveness goals to demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  • Duration1.5 Years
    No. of Courses10
    Total Credit Hours30 Cr Hrs
  • MBA III will expire 6 years from the date of admission.
  • MBA II will expire 4 years from the date of admission.
  • MBA I will expire 2 years from the date of admission.
  • NBEAC program to be reaccredited after 2 to 3 years.
  • Title of the Degree Master of Business Administration
    Eligibility Criteria For Taking The Ilma University Aptitude test Bachelor degree (Business Education) with 45% marks or 2.5 CGPA or Above ACCA/ICMAP equivalent to 14 year of education.

    For Bachelor from foreign university HEC equivalency certificate required.

    Code Course Credit Hours

    ACC203

    Financial Accounting & IT

    3

    ECO201

    Macro Economics

    3

    ECO302

    E-Commerce

    3

    EGL202

    Business & Media Communications

    3

    MKT401

    Marketing Management

    3

    ECO401

    Money & Banking

    3

    LNG211

    Foreign Language II

    3

    MGT501

    Human Resource Management

    3

    MGT518

    Supply Chain Management

    3

    MKT404

    Consumer Behavior

    3

    ECO411

    Analysis of Pakistani Industries

    3

    MAT304

    Quantitative Analysis for Business

    3

    MGT111

    Basic of Research Methods

    3

    MGT513

    Leadership & Organizational Behavior

    3

    ACC502

    Managerial Accounting & Control Systems

    3

    MAT404

    Inferential Statistics For Research

    3

    MGT412

    Entrepreneurship

    3

    FIN311

    Financial Management

    3

    MGT519

    Operation Research

    3

    FIN503

    Financial Reporting & Analysis

    3

    MGT405

    Business Process Re-engineering

    3

    Code Course Credit Hours

    FIN311

    Financial Management

    3

    MGT501

    Human Resource Management

    3

    MGT518

    Supply Chain Management

    3

    MKT401

    Marketing Management

    3

    ACC502

    Managerial Accounting & Control Systems

    3

    ECO401

    Money & Banking

    3

    MAT404

    Inferential Statistics For Research

    3

    MKT404

    Consumer Behavior

    3

    MGT412

    Entrepreneurship

    3

    MGT519

    Operation Research

    3

    FIN503

    Financial Reporting & Analysis

    3

    MGT405

    Business Process Re-engineering

    3

    Code Course Credit Hours
    First Semester

    ELC1

    Elective I

    3

    ECO620

    Global Issues in Economics & Business

    3

    HUM651

    Logic & Analytical Reasoning

    3

    MGT620

    Advanced Research Methods

    3

    Second Semester

    MGT502

    Strategic Management

    3

    ELC2

    Elective II

    3

    MGT619

    Change Management

    3

    MS601

    Thesis Proposal

    3

    Third Semester

    ELC3

    Elective III

    3

    MS602

    Thesis Defense

    3