MS IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (MS-MS)


To satisfy the requirements of the HEC, curriculum of the MS-MS program is divided into two categories. For the participants who have 16 year management sciences related education, the program requires completion of 30 credit hours including at least 6 credit hours of research work. However, the candidates with non-management sciences related education are required to undertake 30-36 credit hours of deficiency courses. The program curriculum and the course outlines are designed on two basis: first, the NCRC requirement as a minimum standard and second, availing the services of the subject specialists who have informed knowledge of current industry practice and an awareness of how different workplaces are structured and function for value addition. In this way, the curriculum of MS-MS program provides students with a comprehensive management education of globally recognized best practices with flexibility of their adaptation to indigenous entrepreneurial and societal context.

The curriculum for the MS-MS program is in line with Higher Education Commission (HEC) approved curricula and accredited by National Business Education & Accreditation Council (NBEAC). To deliver the MS-MS program curriculum with high quality of teaching and overall efficiency, following pattern of the latest instructional technologies are used:
  • Classroom lectures and tutorials
  • Case studies based on real life problems.
  • Group discussions, brain storming sessions and presentations
  • Management games and simulation exercises
  • Assignments and projects
  • Guest speakers from the industry
  • Seminars
  • Independent studies
  • Thesis


  • To develop graduates who understand emerging trends in the discipline, are familiar with the tools for tracking and forecasting trends, and who can integrate these trends within planning processes
  • To develop problem solving and analytical skills and increase the capacity of students to think critically and communicate effectively; to develop graduates who can establish and lead team‐based approaches to problem solving
  • To foster a sense of professional responsibility among our graduates.
  • To develop strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and apply these methods to research in technology management and innovation
  • To equip students to make a contribution to the theory or empirical study of the management of technology and innovation
  • To provide students with a strong research foundation to pursue doctoral studies in related fields
  • Foster a strong understanding of the key theories and analytical tools of management
  • Work as part of a high‐performance team to analyze a business case and to develop a business Plan
  • Integrate and apply relevant management theories (e.g. strategic and financial analysis) independently to complex real world problems
  • Gather information and communicate effectively in a variety of circumstances with particular attention to understanding diversity as part of the management process.
  • Understand research methods; develop research proposal and execute using appropriate Technologies.
  • Apply research methods and theoretical frameworks to produce and defend a thesis.
  • Duration1.5 Years
    No. of Courses10
    Total Credit Hours30 Cr Hrs
  • Program will expire in 2 years from the date of admission.
  • NBEAC program to be reaccredited after 2 to 3 years.
  • Title of the Degree Masters in Management Sciences
    Eligibility Criteria For Taking The Ilma University Aptitude test 16 years of relevant education with second division or 2.5 CGPA and NTS/ARC/ETC GAT (General) with minimum 50 score

    For Master from foreign university HEC equivalency certificate required.

    Code Course Credit Hours
    First Semester

    ECO620

    Global Issues in Economics & Business

    3

    HUM651

    Logic & Analytical Reasoning

    3

    MGT502

    Strategic Management

    3

    MGT620

    Advance Research Methods

    3

    Second Semester

    ELC1

    Elective I

    3

    IS590

    Independent Study I

    3

    MGT619

    Change Management

    3

    MS601

    Thesis Proposal

    3

    Third Semester

    IS591

    Independent Study II

    3

    MS602

    Thesis Defense

    3