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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, MS (Management Sciences) and PhD 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

The MS or MPhil degree holders in Business Administration or related disciplines from any HEC recognized institution with 3.00/4.00 CGPA or Ist Division would be eligible to apply. i. The program would be merit base therefore fee/dues may not be deposited by the student until the offer letter from AIOU Admission Office is received. ii. For PhD Degree, the applicant must have relevant MS degree from an HEC recognized university, or equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 or 1st division. iii. An applicant in relevant field with 1st class Masters Degree from a foreign recognized university or with MBA degree (18 years of education with research thesis) from HEC recognized university with CGPA 3.00/4.00 or 1st division, having recognized research experience, would be considered for admission. iv. There shall be a Departmental Admission Committee under the Chair of Department of Business Administration to finalize the admissions. v. Any student, who was rusticated, expelled, or whose entry in any College/University Campus was banned for any reason whatsoever at any time during his/her academic career, shall not be admitted to any program. vi. Preliminary selection of the candidates will be made strictly on the basis of criteria laid down by the Department/ University. The candidates are required to pass the written test/interview (subject based) designed by Departmental Admission Committee for admission to the PhD program. vii. Only admitted candidates would be informed to deposit the fee by Director (Admission) that would confirm the admission of the candidate.

1. Advanced Management Thoughts-9561
2. International Business-9562
3. Research Design-i -9563

1. One Course According to Specialization-
2. Public & Business Policy Interface-9565
3. Seminar on Financial Management (Specialization)-9566
4. Seminar on Human Resource Management (Specialization)-9567


1. Thesis-9569










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.