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The Department of Business Administration was established in 1986 with the objective to impart managerial education and skills in the discipline of Business Administration. Since its inception, the Department has made tremendous progress towards achieving its ultimate goal of becoming a centre of excellence in Business Management education and research in Pakistan. The Department has assembled outstanding teaching faculty and developed extensive teaching material for the improvement of education in Pakistan. The University first time launched MBA program in 1986, MBA-IT in 2001 and MBA-Banking & Finance in Spring 2005 semester. Presently, the Department is offering MBA (3 Years), MBA 2 years, MBA Rural Management, PGD-HRM and MS (Management Sciences) programs with different specializations. These programs would contribute significantly to the national goals by developing the professionals equipped with modern business techniques. These programs are designed to enable the professionals to upgrade their skills and enhance business qualifications. Further, it is hoped that the graduates from this university would have recognition in the human resource market and enjoy a respectable status in public and private sector organizations, operating in Pakistan and abroad. The Department has well qualified faculty members including MPhil/MS and PhDs both from national and foreign universities.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants having 16 years of business education (Old MBA/MPA/M.Com/ACMA/ACA/4-Years B.Com/4-Years BBA) from any HEC recognized institution with minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA would be eligible to apply.

Selection Process

Selection of the candidates will be made strictly on the basis of merit/criteria laid down by the Department/ University.


Maximum 5 Years

Medium of Instruction


Teaching Methodology

Face to Face Classes.

1. Advanced Research Methods-8701
2. International Business and Finance-8702
3. Strategic Marketing-8703
4. Strategic Humna Resource Management-8704

1. Elective-i-
2. Elective-ii-
3. Elective-iii-
4. Elective-iv-


1. Thesis-8720

Elective / Major Courses:

1. Strategic Human Resource Development-8709
2. Organisational Theory & Design-8710
3. International Human Resource Management-8711
4. Human Resource Change Management-8712
5. Islamic Banking-8718
6. Credit Management-8714
7. Investment & Securities Management-8715
8. Risk Management & Insurance-8716





One Week Workshop per 3 Credit Hours






The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.