Ph.D Management Sciences

Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Management Sciences (PHD MS)
 Objective:  The PHD programs essentially are search based degree program intended to investigate into and find solutions to the problems besetting our national economy. Two factors contribute to the high quality of research and training of our students: one is a strong foundation in basic topics such as economics, finance and human resources; the other, a focus on the rigorous analysis of relevant business problems, as opposed to relying on mechanical applications of the latest techniques in modeling or econometrics to the existing literature. Our emphasis on real problems, practically et rigorous analysis and common sense, has played a large role in establishing us as a premier research-oriented private sector university.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eligibility Criteria:

 1.        Admission Criteria

·         Minimum BS or 16 years of education in relevant discipline

Or Minimum BS or 16 years of education in any discipline

Subject to approval of the admission committee, evaluating his/her strong interest in perusing a PhD degree in a different discipline if the admission committee is satisfied that the applicant’s prior education has sufficiently prepared him or her to undertake the course of studies of the doctoral program (or, in the opinion of the admissions committee, the preparation can be deemed satisfactory by taking a few additional courses after starting the program), the applicant shall be considered for admissions notwithstanding their prior qualification in a different discipline. Or

Minimum MS / MPhil or 18 years of education in relevant discipline 

2.        Minimum GPA Requirement: For admission in PhD programs, a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0 in the semester system) or First Division (in the annual system) in the most recent degree obtained is required, whether such was degree obtained from Recognized Pakistani or foreign universities. 

3.        Testing Requirement: Applicants to PhD programs shall be required to fulfill the following testing requirements:

All applicants to PhD programs are required to take one of the following non subject specific admission test:

·         The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test administered by the Education Testing Service;

·         A graduate admission test administered be Education Testing Council; or

·         With the permission of HEC, an equivalent test developed by ALHAMD Islamic University, for admission to graduate programs. 

4.        Statement of Purpose: As part of the application for admission to PhD programs, applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose, which forms an integral part of the application. The admission committee shall use the information provided to ascertain the preparedness and interest of the candidate in pursuing doctoral studies, and whether the department has the requisite resources to train and supervise the doctoral candidate in the subspecialty he or she is interested in.

Degree Completion Timeline: The PhD degree shall be awarded by universities after a minimum of three (3) years and not more than eight (8) years after the enrolment of the student; provided that for students who are unable to complete the program within eight (8) years, the university may designate a competent authority to determine whether the delay was caused by circumstances beyond the student’s control, and if so, grant an extension in such exceptional circumstances; provided further that in no event shall the PhD degree be awarded more than ten (10) years after the enrolment of the student in the program. The date of notification of the award of the PhD degree subsequent to the PhD defense shall be considered to be the date of the completion of PhD studies.

Award of MS/MPhil Degrees on the Basis of PhD Studies: If a student successfully completes the full set of requirements for the award of an MS/MPhil (or equivalent) degree during the course of their PhD studies, the university may award the applicable degree to such students upon completion of the relevant requirements.

Curriculum of the Program to be in line with HEC Guidelines

 

1st Semester

 

Sr#

 

Code

 

Pre

 

Subject

Credit Hrs

Th

Lab

1

 

 

Advanced Research Methodology

3

0

2

 

 

Advanced Strategic Management

3

0

3

 

 

Strategic Finance

3

0

4

 

 

Elective-l

3

0

Total

12

2nd Semester

 

Sr#

 

Code

 

Pre

 

Subject

Credit Hrs

Th

Lab

1

 

 

Quantitative Techniques

3

0

2

 

 

Islamic Management

3

0

3

 

 

Strategic Marketing

3

0

4

 

 

Elective-ll

3

0

Total

12

3rd Semester

 

Sr#

 

Code

 

Pre

 

Subject

Credit Hrs

Th

Lab

1

 

 

Philosophy of Management Sciences

3

0

2

 

 

Advanced Qualitative Research Methods

3

0

 

 

 

Elective-III

3

0

 

 

 

Elective-IV

3

0

Total

12

4th Semester

 

Sr#

 

Code

 

Pre

Subject

Credit Hrs

Th

Lab

1

 

 

Challenges in Global Business Management

3

0

 

 

 

Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

3

0

 

 

 

Elective-V

3

0

 

 

 

Elective-VI

3

0

Total

12

Comprehensive Exam
If a candidate fails in 1st attempt he/she may be given another attempt. Max two attempts will be given to clear the comprehensive Exam

5th Semester

 S#

 Code

 Pre

 Subject

Credit Hrs

Th

Pr

 

1

 

 

 

Supervised Research (Formal Thesis Proposal Development)

 

9

 

0

Semester Credit Hours:

9

6th Semester

 

S#

 

Code

 

Pre

 

Subject

Credit Hrs

Th

Pr

1

 

 

Supervised Research (Formal Thesis Proposal Defence; Research Plan and Approach Towards Thesis Write-up)

9

0

Semester Credit Hours:

9

7th Semester

 

S#

 

Code

 

Pre

 

Subject

Credit Hrs

Th

Pr

1

 

 

Supervised research (Thesis Write-up): Field of inquiry & Review of Literature Theoretical Framework Research Method & Design Data Collection & Analysis

 

9

 

0

Semester Credit Hours:

9

8th Semester

 

S#

 

Code

 

Pre

 

Subject

Credit Hrs

Th

Pr

 1

 

 

Supervised Research (Thesis Write-up): Findings, Discussion and Conclusion; Defence of First Draft of thesis; Submission of Revised Draft of Thesis.

9

0

Semester Credit Hours:

9

Total Credit Hours

84