MS Business Administration

The MS Business Administration is a programme that sets the foundation for both theory and research needed for an academic and professional career in the field of business management. It prepares students for a professional career in business and management research. The philosophy that sets this programme apart from the rest is that it provides a platform for postgraduate management students to understand the practical implications of their concepts associated with high-quality academic research. This approach applies equally to those who become either academic scholars or professional practitioners.


Each candidate of MS Business Administration degree is required to complete 30 Cr. Hrs. as per the following detail:

  • Sr. No. Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Core Courses 12
  • 2Elective Courses 12
  • 3Thesis/Project/Additional Courses 6
  • Total30

The MS Business Administration provides a thorough grounding in the theory and research needed for academic and professional career in the field of business and management. It prepares students for academic career in universities or commercial career in business and management research. Our philosophy is that postgraduate management students need the understanding and skills associated with high quality academic research. This approach applies equally to those who become either academic scholars or professional practitioners.

Programme Objectives

The programme gives graduates an insight into modern management practice and an opportunity to develop the skills required for leading and managing organization and pursuing teaching and research careers. Its main elements are:

  • Analysis of organizational structure and behavior both at micro and macro level, through multiple theoretical perspectives.
  • An examination of strategy and the functional areas of management with a focus on internal and external context of organization.
  • Exploring topical issues in management, comparing different management tools and techniques.
  • To design, plan and execute a research project addressing both theoretical and practical issues and to contribute to knowledge repository of management.

Area of Specialization: Management, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Degree Requirements

  • Core Courses: Four Courses / 12 Credit Hours
  • Elective Courses: Four Courses / 12 Credit Hours
  • Thesis: 06 credit hours
  • Total: 30
  • Duration: Minimum 1.5 years – Maximum 4 years
  • Teaching System: Semester System

Road Map

Core Courses (12 Cr. Hrs.)

  • Sr. No. Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Quantitative Research MethodBAMG50033
  • 2Qualitative Research ApproachesBAMG50133
  • 3Organizational Theory and DesignBAMG58133
  • 4Multivariate Data AnalysisBAAC62033

Elective Courses (12 Cr. Hrs.)

  • Sr. No. Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Integrated Marketing CommunicationsBAMK61033
  • 2Applied Corporate Brand ManagementBAMK61133
  • 3Special Topics in MarketingBAMK61233
  • 4Seminars in Consumer BehaviorBAMK61333
  • 5Advance Topics in International FinanceBAAC52033
  • 6Contemporary Methods of Data AnalysisBAAC52133
  • 7Product Pricing Decisions: Concepts and ApplicationBAAC52233
  • 8Applied Portfolio ManagementBAAC52333
  • 9Theory of Corporate FinanceBAAC62833
  • 10Asset Pricing TheoryBAAC62133
  • 11Options and DerivativesBAAC62233
  • 12Special Topics in FinanceBAAC62333
  • 13Financial Risk ManagementBAAC62433
  • 14Risk Management and InsuranceBAAC62533
  • 15Financial Market AnalysisBAAC62633
  • 16Human Resource Management Strategy & PracticesBAHR53033
  • 17Human Behavior in OrganizationsBAHR63933
  • 18Distribution Strategy and Supply Chain ManagementBAMG65033
  • 19Operations Management Theory and PracticeBAMG65133
  • 20Designing and Managing Supply ChainsBAMG65233
  • 21Enterprise Information SystemsBAMG65333
  • 22Business Process Strategy ManagementBAMG65433
  • 23Logistic Strategy and Logistic SystemsBAMG65533
  • 24Inventory Control and WarehouseBAMG65633
  • 25Seminar in Innovation and EntrepreneurshipBAMG66033
  • 26Corporate Social ResponsibilityBAMG66133
  • 27Financial EconometricsBAEC67033
  • 28Public OrganizationBAMG68533
  • 29Special Topics in ManagementBAMG68633
  • 30Seminar in Corporate StrategyBAMG68733
  • 31Organizational Change & DevelopmentBAMG68833
  • 32Advanced Performance ManagementBAMG68933

Research Thesis

  • Sr. No. Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Research ThesisBA69166
  • 2Thesis ContinuationBA69211

Admission Criteria

  • Sixteen years of schooling or 4 years of education after HSSC/FA/F.Sc./ICS/A levels/ Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • At least 2.00 CGPA or 50% marks in case of annual system in BBA (Hons.)/ Masters or equivalent degree in relevant discipline such as Business, Management or Commerce.
  • Admission test and interview will be conducted.


By opting for MS Business Administration, students will get a wide array of career opportunities in the private and public sector along with non-profit organizations. This programme provides future prospects for ambitious marketing professionals and financial analysts to consolidate their knowledge, skills and abilities while moving up into senior levels. Moreover, this programme will prepare the student to embark on a Ph.D. programme at UCP or any other within and outside Pakistan. Furthermore, as per HEC policy regarding the faculty appointment and promotion, no faculty member can be hired as / promoted to Assistant Professor if he/she does not hold a Ph.D. Degree.

Fee Structure

MS Business Administration - (2 yrs, 4 semesters)

  • 1MS Business Administration25,00010,500303,40,000

Research Work

A Student will register for each Semester during the Thesis work and will pay Fee of one Course for each Semester. A student Registered for MS/MPhil Thesis will have to pay minimum fee equal to two courses and a student registered in Ph.D Thesis will have to pay minimum fee equal to four courses.


The above-mentioned fee structure is for illustration purpose only. UCP reserves the rights to make changes in the Fee Structure whenever deemed necessary or appropriate.

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