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.
  • PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS TOTAL NO OF COURSES PROGRAM DURATION IN YEARS ELIGIBILITY

    BBA (Bridge-3)
    for admission into MBA

    75 25 2 14-years of relevant or irrelevant education

    BBA (Bridge-2)
    for admission into MBA

    60 20 1 15-years of relevant or irrelevant education

    MBA II
    (Equivalent to 18 years education MS/MPhil) (can opt for 2 courses instead of 6 credit hour project)

    66 20+2 2 16-years of undergraduate / graduate irrelevant qualification

    MBA
    (Equivalent to 16 years education MS/MPhil) (can opt for 2 courses instead of 6 credit hour project)

    30 8+ 2 1.5 16 years of undergraduate/gradute relevant qualification
  • MBA II will expire 4 years from the date of admission.
  • MBA will expire 2 years from the date of admission.
  • NBEAC program to be reaccredited after 2 to 3 years.
  • Bridge Courses
    Code Course Credit Hours

    EGL113

    English writing skills

    3+0

    HUM121

    Islamiat & Pakistan Studies

    3+0

    HUM204

    Psychology

    3+0

    MAT103

    Business Maths

    3+0

    MGT102

    Information & Business Management

    3+0

    ECO101

    Micro Economics

    3+0

    ACC101

    Principles of Accounting

    3+0

    CS101

    IT For Managers

    3+0

    MGT111

    Basic Research Methods

    3+0

    EGL202

    Business & Media Communications

    3+0

    MKT201

    Principles of Marketing

    3+0

    MGT201

    Principles of Management

    3+0

    ACC203

    Financial Accounting & IT

    3+0

    ECO201

    Macro Economics

    3+0

    HUM201

    Introduction to Business Law

    3+0

    LNG111

    Foreign Language I

    3+0

    MAT202

    Statistics

    3+0

    FIN211

    Introduction to Business Finance

    3+0

    MKT401

    Marketing Management

    3+0

    MGT513

    Leadership & Organizational Behavior

    3+0

    CSC491

    Management Information System

    3+0

    MGT501

    Human Resource Management

    3+0

    ACC502

    Managerial Accounting & Control System

    3+0

    G ELC I

    G Elective I

    3+0

    G ELCII

    G Elective II

    3+0

    MBA Courses
    Code Course Credit Hours

    MGT502

    Strategic Management

    3

    MGT620

    Advance Research Methods

    3

    MKT604

    Strategic Marketing

    3

    M ELC1

    M Elective I

    3

    M ELC2

    M Elective II

    3

    FIN607

    Strategic Finance

    3

    MS601/ MGT619

    Thesis Proposal/ Change Management

    3

    M ELC3

    M Elecive III

    3

    M ELC4

    M Eletcive IV

    3

    MS602/ ECO610

    Thesis Defense/ Econometerics

    3

    Bridge Courses
    Code Course Credit Hours

    EGL113

    English writing skills

    3+0

    HUM121

    Islamiat & Pakistan Studies

    3+0

    CS101

    IT For Managers

    3+0

    MGT201

    Principles of Management

    3+0

    MAT103

    Business Maths

    3+0

    MKT201

    Principles of Marketing

    3+0

    ACC101

    Principles of Accounting

    3+0

    EGL202

    Business & Media Communications

    3+0

    ECO101

    Micro Economics

    3+0

    MGT111

    Basic Research Methods

    3+0

    HUM201

    Introduction to Business Law

    3+0

    FIN211

    Introduction to Business Finance

    3+0

    ACC203

    Financial Accounting & IT

    3+0

    ECO201

    Macro Economics

    3+0

    MGT501

    Human Resource Management

    3+0

    G ELCI

    G Elective I

    3+0

    MAT202

    Statistics

    3+0

    MKT401

    Marketing Management

    3+0

    G ELCII

    G Elective II

    3+0

    ACC502

    Managerial Accounting & Control System

    3+0

    MBA Courses
    Code Course Credit Hours

    MGT502

    Strategic Management

    3+0

    MGT620

    Advance Research Methods

    3+0

    MKT604

    Strategic Marketing

    3+0

    M ELC1

    M Elective I

    3+0

    M ELC2

    M Elective II

    3+0

    FIN607

    Strategic Finance

    3+0

    MS601/ MGT619

    Thesis Proposal/ Change Management

    3+0

    M ELC3

    M Elecive III

    3+0

    M ELC4

    M Eletcive IV

    3+0

    MS602/ ECO610

    Thesis Defense/ Econometerics

    3+0

    Code Course Credit Hours

    MGT502

    Strategic Management

    3

    MGT620

    Advance Research Methods

    3

    MKT604

    Strategic Marketing

    3

    M ELC1

    Elective I

    3

    M ELC2

    Elective II

    3

    M ELC3

    Elecive III

    3

    MS601/ MGT619

    Thesis Proposal/ Change Management

    3

    FIN607

    Strategic Finance

    3

    M ELC4

    Eletcive IV

    3

    MS602/ ECO610

    Thesis Defense/ Econometerics

    3

    Code Course Credit Hours

    ELC1

    Elective I

    3

    ECO620

    Global Issues in Economics & Business

    3

    HUM651

    Logic & Analytical Reasoning

    3

    MGT620

    Advanced Research Methods

    3

    MGT502

    Strategic Management

    3

    ELC2

    Elective II

    3

    MGT619

    Change Management

    3

    MS601

    Thesis Proposal

    3

    ELC3

    Elective III

    3

    MS602

    Thesis Defense

    3