Business Administration




College of Business Management

Course Detail

MBA program is designed to produce transformational, ethical and change leadership for businesses and industry through an integrated curriculum and experiential learning and prepares graduates for business challenges emerging from globalization, connectivity and technology driven innovations. The program is designed to produce a skilled pool of business leaders possessing multidisciplinary expertise. A distinguishing feature of the program is the academic ecosystem of experiential learning which immerses the student in a cycle of “learning by doing” through reflection. Case studies and project work are among the pedagogies used for delivery of the curriculum content. A significant value adding feature is the 6 credit hours of a Graduate Capstone Project divided into two 3 credit hour components. Students undertake, individually or in small groups, a real life project with a company that addresses a real life issue which, through the application of multidisciplinary knowledge and skills acquired during MBA studies, helps in more profitable and competitive decision making and implementation in the organization. This project is jointly supervised and evaluated by a faculty member with aligned skills and interest and an industry mentor and is evaluated in an open exhibition by executives and faculty. A Capstone Project report has to be converted into a publishable case study as a part of the degree requirement.

Structure of MBA program

CBM’s MBA program is a 72 credit-hour program that most students can complete in two years. It is designed for students with a minimum of 16 years of education with degrees in a wide range of disciplines such as business, commerce, engineering, law, science, medicine, the arts and pharmacy. CBM MBA programs share a unified structure consisting of a foundation stage followed by the specialization stage. The foundation stage of the MBA program fulfills the minimum eligibility requirements of HEC to switch from a non-business major at the bachelor stage to a master level program in business as per PQF, Pakistan Qualification Framework. It consists of 30 credit hours. The foundation stage consists of 30 credit hours of coursework from areas such as Communication, Economics, Quantitative Analysis, Behavior/ Psychology, Accounting, Finance, Law/Ethics, Management, HRM, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Research. The specialization stage consists of 36 - 42 credit hours of coursework covering strategic and operational areas of functional and domain-based specializations. The courses are in areas related to Marketing Strategy, Strategic Finance, Strategic Management, Leadership, Technology/Operations, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Processes, Analytics for Decision Making, etc. Students select two real life Capstone Projects in their area of specialization during their final year. MBA students must select, at the time of admission, from one of the following shifts for their entire program; morning week-days, evening week-days and week-ends. Functional area specializations are available in all three shifts.  Domain based specializations are only available during weekends.

  • MBA students, who have completed their business relevant bachelor program from IoBM, are exempted from the 30 credit hours of the Foundation Stage of the standardized 72 credit hours MBA Program.
  • Applicants with 4 year bachelor degree from IoBM in a non-business discipline can claim up to 6 course exemption from the foundation stage for the equivalent courses completed in the bachelor program.

Foundation Stage The foundation stage covers areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, economics and management in addition to other preparatory course work necessary for applicants coming from background unrelated to business studies. The foundation stage prepares the students for the higher level MBA courses. The program is divided into a foundation stage of 30 credit hours followed by the 36-42 credit hours of rigorous MBA level courses and the capstone project dealing with strategy and business transformation.

ACC419 Financial Accounting                    
ECO409 Business Economics2                    

STA411  Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making3          

Economics Law                                   
LAW409 Corporate and Business Law4                

COM402 Business Communication1
FIN408 Theory and Practice of Financial Management 

Human Resource Management
HRM410 Managing Human Capital

Finance Management
MAN418 Management and Organizational Dynamics

MKT402 Marketing Management

MKT404 Methods in Business Research5

  1. Digital Business Communication (MMM) / Academic Writing, Seminar Skills (EdM)
  2. Economics of Energy and Environment (EEM) /Business and Health Economics (MHM) / Micro and Macroeconomics / (FRM)
  3. Statistics and Mathematics (EdM) / Model and Inferences, (FRM)
  4. Health Ethic, Law and Jurisprudence (MHM) / Environmental Rules, Laws and Regulations (EEM) / Business Law (IM) / Educational Philosophy and Ethics (EdM) / Business and Insurance Law / (FRM)
  5. Research and Survey Methodology (EEM) / (MHM), Research Methods I & II (EdM)

Semester One

Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making* (STA411)

Financial Accounting (ACC419)

Business Communication[1] (COM402)

Business Economics[2] (ECO409)

Marketing Management (MKT402)

Management and Organizational Dynamics (MAN418)

Semester Two

Consumer Behavior[3] (MKT509)

Methods in Business Research4 (MKT404)

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management5 (ENT403)

Theory and Practice of Financial Management (FIN408)

Corporate and Business Law6 (LAW409)

Managing Human Capital (HRM410)

Semester Three

Business Analytics for Decision Making7 (MAN606)

Strategic Financial Analysis and Design8 (FIN601)

Marketing Strategies and Value Innovation17 (MKT610)

Elective 1** Elective 29

Capstone I10

Semester Four

Strategic Management11 (MAN612)

Technology Operations and Innovation12 (MAN608)

Leadership, Ethics and Change13 (HRM606)

Elective 314

Elective 415

Capstone II16

Please refer to the list of courses and select courses according to your specialization area.

*Quantitative Methods for Logistics and SCM (MBA Logistics and Supply chain Management), Quantitative Research and Statistical Analysis (MBA Educational Management), Quantitative Analysis (Bio-Stats) MHM-530

**Environmental Impact Assessment and Management (MBA Industrial Management), Industrial & Municipal Waste Management (MBA Environment and Energy Management)

4Research and Survey Methodology (MBA MHM), Research and Survey Methodology (MBA Environment and Energy Management), Qualitative Methods in Research (MBA Educational Management), Applied Financial Economics (MBA Finance & Risk Management).

5Finance for Entrepreneurial Ventures (MBA MHM), Entrepreneurship and Ecommerce (MBA Media Management and

Marketing), Energy source and management (MBA Environment and Energy Management), Edupreneurship in the Changing World

(MBA Educational Management), Principles of Risk Management (MBA Finance & Risk Management).

6Health Ethics, Law and Jurisprudence (MBA MHM), Environmental Rules, Laws and Regulations (MBA Environment and Energy


7Health Policy and Analytics for Decision Making (MBA MHM), Business Process re-engineering (MBA Industrial Management),

Computational Methods in Risk (MBA Finance & Risk Management).

8Health Elective 1 (Health Management Information Systems MHM-531), Evaluation and Assessment in Education (MBA Educational Management), Design of Business Processes- workflow management, Digital Marketing (MBA Media Management and Marketing),

Introduction to Managerial and Cost accounting (MBA Industrial Management), Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (MBA Environment and Energy Management)

9Innovation Management in Supply Chain (MBA Logistics and Supply chain Management), Seminar in Media Marketing (MBA Media Management and Marketing), Environmental Impact Assessment and Management (MBA Environment and Energy Management)

10Thesis Writing-Capstone Project I* (Research Methods) (MBA Educational Management), Logistical Projects in ERP Case study development (MBA Logistics and Supply chain Management), Introduction to Managerial & Cost Accounting (MBA Finance & Risk Management).

11Strategic Management of Health Services (MBA MHM), Strategic Supply Chain Management (MBA Logistics and Supply chain


12Health Service Delivery and Operation Management (MBA MHM), Introduction to ERP (MBA Logistics and Supply chain Management), Media and Public Opinion (MBA Media Management and Marketing), Production and Operations Management (MBA Industrial Management), Innovations and Technology in Education (MBA Educational Management), Advanced Financial Risk Management (MBA Finance & Risk Management).

13Healthcare Leadership (MBA MHM), Project Management (MBA Industrial Management)

14Production and Operations Management (MBA Logistics and Supply chain Management), Role of Media in World Affairs (MBA Media Management and Marketing), Enterprise Asset Management and Financial Analysis (MBA Industrial Management), Safety Health & Environmental management (MBA Environment and Energy Management)

15Curriculum Management and Planned Change (MBA Educational Management), Risk Management in Supply Networks (MBA Logistics and Supply chain Management), Integrated Marketing Communication (MBA Media Management and Marketing)

16Thesis Writing-Capstone Project II* (MBA Educational Management), Corporate Consultancy Project in Logistics (MBA Logistics and Supply Chain Management), Introduction to Financial Risk Management (MBA Finance & Risk Management).

17Risk Financing Techniques (MBA Finance & Risk Management).


[1] Digital Business Communication (MBA MMM)

[2] Business and Health Economics (MBA MHM), Economics of Energy and Environment (MBA Environment and Energy Management), Educational Policy and Economics (MBA Educational Management)

[3] Health Psychology (MBA MHM), Educational Philosophy and Ethics (MBA Educational Management), Supply chain management (MBA Logistics and Supply chain Management), Media and Social Change (MBA Media Management and Marketing), Supply Chain management (MBA Industrial Management), Environmental Issues and Management (MBA Environment and Energy Management), Anaylsis of Finance Statement (MBA Finance & Risk Management).

Semester One

Emerging Organizational Models for Dynamic Change

Marketing Strategies and Value Innovation

Elective I

Elective II

Semester Two

Technology, Operations and Innovation Strategic Financial

Analysis and Design

Elective III

Elective IV

Semester Three

Business Analytics for Decision Making

Leadership, Ethics and Change

Capstone Project I

Semester Four

Capstone Project II

FIN633*  Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring

FIN634*  Enterprise Risk Management

Majors in Accounting
ACC605  Financial Legal Framework
ACC607 Introduction to Forensic Accounting    
ACC608 Audit, Taxation and Accounting Policy    
ACC609 Cases in Corporate Reporting
ACC602 Advanced Managerial Accounting

Majors in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
SCM601 Quantitative Methods in Production and Logistics
SCM602 Business Process Mgmt. in Supply Chain & Logistics
FIN602** Behavioral Finance
FIN603** Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN610** Debt and Equity Markets
FIN613** Financial Modeling for Investment Decisions
*Choose two courses 
** Choose two courses

Majors in Marketing
MKT501 Strategic Marketing and Planning
MKT602  Marketing Analytics
MKT605  Pricing Models and Strategies
MKT611  Integrated Marketing Communications
MKT613  Marketing of Financial Services
MKT615  Brand Management
MKT618  Advertising Management and Strategy
MKT621  Marketing Strategies for Emerging Economies
MKT622  Marketing Strategies for Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP)
MKT623  Pharmaceutical Marketing & Quality Assurance 
MKT625  Business to Business Marketing
MKT626  Marketing for Social Impact
MKT627 Future Marketing Technologies
MKT628  Competitive Strategies
MKT629 B2B Sales by Simulation/Gamification
MKT630 Growth Marketing

Majors in Human Resource Management
HRM612  Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM617  HR Analytics
HRM618  Managing Diversity & Inclusion in Organization
HRM619 Talent Acquisition
HRM620  Labour Studies and Employee Relations
HRM621  Learning and Organizational Development
HRM622  Negotiations and Conflict Resolution Skills HRM623  Managing Organizational Change
HRM624  Talent Management and Performance Development
HRM625  Total Rewards Management

Majors in Management
MAN501 Total Quality Management 
MAN611 Project Management
MAN613 Corporate Governance
MAN 502 Business Process Re-engineering
EEM607  Hospital Waste Management
EEM608  Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
EEM609  Energy Audit
EEM610  Energy Conservation
EEM611  Energy Planning
ENT512  Growth Hacking Strategies
ENT513  Design Thinking and Strategy

Majors in Finance and Banking
FIN506* Investment Banking and Security Analysis 
FIN514* Asset and Liability Management
FIN612* SME and Micro-Financing
MHM609 Marketing of Health Services
MHM610 Population and Health 
MHM611 Environmental Health Assessment & Management
MHM612 Hospital Administration
MHM613 Regulatory Affairs at Healthcare Industries 
SCM603  IT Applications in Logistics
SCM604  Packaging Design and Environmental Aspects
SCM605  Supply Chain Management
SCM606  ERP Systems Design and Implementation
SCM607  Strategic Supply Chain Management
SCM608  Procurement and Inventory Management
SCM609  Storage and Warehouse Techniques
SCM610  Transportation Techniques and Management
SCM611  Sustainability & Env. Aspects in Managing Supply Chains
SCM612  Risk Management in Supply Networks
SCM613  Innovation Management in Supply Chain and Logistics
SCM614  Corporate Consultancy Project in Logistics
SCM615  Contract Management for Supply Chain & Negotiations
SCM616  Life Cycle Enterprise Asset Management
SCM617  Mobile Commerce and Mobile Logistics
SCM618 Aviation Logistics Supply Chain Management
SCM619 Humanitarian Logistics Supply Chain Management
SCM620 Supply Chain Project Management
SCM621  Lean Construction Supplychain Management

Elective Courses for MBA Health and Hospital Mgmt.
MHM605 Financial Management of Health Services 
MHM606 Concepts of Primary Healthcare 
MHM607 Introduction to Epidemiology 
MHM609 Marketing of Health Services 
MHM610 Population and Health
MHM611 Environmental Health Assessment & Management
MHM612 Hospital Administration 
MHM613 Regulatory Affairs at Healthcare Industries
MHM608 Pharmaceutical Marketing and Quality Assurance 
MHM614 Product Management 
MHM615 Pharmaceutical Sales Management 
MHM616 Project Management of Health Services 
MHM617 Seminar in Health Policy Management 
MHM618 Health Communications 
MHM619 Healthcare Human Resource Management 
MHM622 Quality Management in Healthcare 
MHM623 Pharmaceutical Branding 
MHM624 Occupational Health and Safety 
MHM625 Knowledge Management for Health Managers 
MHM626 Workplace Well-being for Healthcare Managers 
MHM627 Global and local Public Health Challenges and Practices 

Majors in Islamic Banking and Finance
ISF601 Economics for Islamic Finance
ISF602 Islamic Banking Practices
ISF603 Accounting for Islamic Finance
ISF604 Islamic Financial Services Marketing
ISF605 Islamic Capital Markets
ISF606 International Islamic Finance Standards
FRM514 Takaful and Risk Management in Islamic Products

Elective Courses for MBA Finance and Risk Mgmt. Finance and Banking
FIN403 Islamic Banking and Finance

Majors in Entrepreneurship
ENT503 Competitive Strategies for Startup
ENT504  Technology Support for Small Business
ENT505  Innovative Internet Based Business Models
ENT506  Guerrilla Strategies in Business
ENT507  Affordable Design and Frugal Innovation
ENT508  Commercializing and Monetizing Ideas
ENT509  Building and Managing Start-Up Teams
ENT510  New Venture Finance
ENT511  Managing Family Business
FRM517 Property Risk Management
FRM518 Management of Insurance Institutions

Finance and Risk Management
FRM503 Corporate Risk Management
FRM504 Theory of Risk and Insurance
FRM505  Corporate Treasury and Risk Management FRM506  Financial Regulation for Risk Management
FRM508  Financial Market Issues and Crisis
FRM510  Energy Risk Management
FRM512  International Risk and Financial Reporting
FRM513  Project Risk Management
FRM514  Takaful and Risk Management in Islamic Products
FRM516 International Financial Reporting and Standards

Elective Courses for MBA Educational Management
EDM624 Innovations and Technology in Education
EDM621  Edupreneurship in the Changing World 
EDM654  Lifelong Learning in Changing Contexts
EDM656  Teacher Education
EDM625  Distance Learning in the 21st Century
EDM606  Global Trends in Education

Elective Courses for MBA Industrial Management
INM601 Facilities Planning 
INM602  Maintenance Management 
INM603  Industrial Safety, Health, and environment
INM604  Enterprise Life Cycle Management
INM605  Industrial Technology Management
INM606  Operation Research
INM607  Enterprise Risk Management
INM608  Logistic and Inventory control
INM609  Advance Production Planning & Control
INM610  Integrated Manufacturing Systems
INM611  Advance Manufacturing Processes
INM612  Industrial Supply Chain Management
INM613  Total Quality Management
INM614  Project Management
INM615  Operation Management

Elective Courses for Environmental & Energy Mgmt.
EEM603 Air and Noise Pollution Management
EEM604  Coastal Environment and Management
EEM605  Climatic Changes and its Impact
EEM606  Natural Resources Management
EEM612  Environmental Ethics
EEM613  Public Awareness for Environment and Energy Sector EEM615  Risk and Disaster Management

Students selecting a functional area specialization major given below are expected to have completed the 30 credit hours of foundation stage (page No. 37) of the MBA program. The specialization stage consists of 42 credit hours of course work covering strategic and operational areas.  They specialize in one of the following functional areas to complete their degree requirements:

  • Marketing: Aims to empower students to use critical thinking, experiential and active learning to become leaders in a challenging and demanding environment
  • Management: Aims to instill in each student a desire to learn, accept challenges, and develop an enquiring mind essential for making a difference in the dynamic global business scenario; in fact in all facets of their lives and communities they become part of
  • Finance: Offers courses in finance, incorporating the latest concepts and theories in the related fields and their practical applications to the business world. The program aims to develop fully equipped professionals to face challenges of the industry. Students may also elect courses from Islamic Banking and Finance major.
  • Accounting: Specialization in accounting will expand the breadth of your understanding of accounting concepts and prepare you for application of modern accounting practices opening new job avenues.
  • Human Resource Management: The Human Resource Management concentration will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the strategic HR management techniques that will help you take on senior management responsibility in the field. The program covers the whole spectrum of HR-related issues, from workforce leadership and performance evaluation to organizational behavior and change management.
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management: The program aims to develop supply chain professionals and  innovative leaders with research capabilities & entrepreneurial skills who can improve the world and advance management practices.

During the specialization stage, students take 12 credit hours of strategy courses, 9 credit hours of operational level courses, and 12 credit hours of elective courses. In addition, students select two real life Capstone Projects (6 credit hours) in their area of specialization during their final year.

The functional area specialization track is available in three mutually exclusive shifts: weekends, weekday mornings, or weekday evenings. The candidate must select a shift at the time of filing the application. Students are expected to complete all the courses of their program in their designated shift.

MBA’s domain specialization is designed for building careers in specific field such as Health & Hospital Management, Media Management & Marketing, Environment & Energy Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management etc.

Students selecting the domain based specialization are expected to have completed the 30 credit hours of foundation stage (page No. 37) of the MBA program. Specialization stage consists of 42 credit hours of course work covering strategic and operational areas. These include courses in the area of Marketing Strategy, Strategic Finance, Strategic Management, Leadership, Technology/Operations, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Processes, Analytics of Decision Making, etc. During the specialization stage, students take 12 credit hours of strategy courses, 9 credit hours of operational level courses, and 12 credit hours of elective courses.

  • Health & Hospital Management: is designed for building careers as healthcare leaders, managers and decision makers in hospitals, pharmaceutical industry, NGOs, and other allied healthcare institutions. The specialization of Health and Hospital Management provides an environment of continual learning for its faculty and students, and focusses on development of the leadership skills like creative and critical thinking, decision making, team building and entrepreneurial expertise among the students so that they can generate market driven results. It continuously refines and caters to the needs, demands and expectations of the healthcare industry. The department uses state of the art teaching methodologies for capacity-building of the future healthcare leaders who are trained to be sensitive to the needs of society, and to promote ethical practices in the healthcare businesses with the objectives of serving the community and the nation.
  • Media Management & Marketing: program seeks to develop quality human resource, capable of playing strategic leadership roles across a variety of mainstream traditional and new media organizations, as well as top-level consumer marketing companies.
  • Environment & Energy Management: aims to prepare future decision-makers in companies, government and non-governmental organizations for analyzing and acting in an environmentally proactive and energy efficient way when making decisions about policy, production and resource utilization in energy generation, transmission and load management.
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management: specialization addresses strategic economic and process-oriented technical problems in logistics, supply chain management across industries and across countries. It covers complexities of moving goods across regions with diverse compliance requirements.
  • Industrial Management: focuses on real life problems relating to industrial processes and discrete manufacturing. It focuses on project management, quality management, manufacturing effectiveness, logistics, warehousing and supply chain management.
  • Finance and Risk Management: is designed to cover financial decision making with special emphasis on Risk Management including recent development in Corporate Risk Management, Sustainable Risk Management and Risk Financing techniques.
  • Educational Management: provides knowledge, skills and tools required for 21st century leadership and management for educational institutions in the fast-changing economy. Students selecting the domain-based specialization in MBA Educational Management program are expected to have completed 30 credit hours of foundation stage of the MBA program.

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