Students selecting a functional area specialization major given below are expected to have completed the 30 credit hours of Foundation Stage of the MBA program. The specialization stage consists of 42 credit hours of course work covering strategic and operational areas. They specialize in one of the following functional areas to complete their degree requirements:

Marketing: Aims to empower students to use critical thinking, experiential and active learning to become leaders in a challenging and demanding environment.

Management: Aims to instill in each student a desire to learn, accept challenges, and develop an inquiring mind essential for making a difference in the dynamic global business scenario; in fact in all facets of their lives and  communities they become part of.

Finance: Offers courses in finance, incorporating the latest concepts and theories in the related fields and their practical applications to the business world. The program aims to develop fully equipped professionals to face challenges of the industry. Students may also elect courses from Islamic Banking and Finance Major.

Human Resource Management: The Human Resource Management concentration will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the strategic HR management techniques that will help you take on senior management responsibility in the field. The program covers the whole spectrum of HR-related issues, from workforce leadership and performance evaluation to organizational behavior and change management.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management: The program aims to develop supply chain professionals and innovative leaders with research capabilities & entrepreneurial skills who can improve the world and advance management practices.

Development Studies: Development Studies is a vibrant field concerned with processes of change such as social and economic, political and cultural and the major policy challenges that present the efforts to overcome poverty and insecurity. The program provides a stable interdisciplinary social science formation and develops students’ capacities for independent and critical inquiry.

Islamic Banking and Finance: Covers the operations and role of Islamic and Financial banking institutions in an economy. The different types of financial institutions, local as well as multilateral, and their distinct functions are reviewed. The program also covers the concepts of Islamic banking and similarities and conflicts between Islamic and conventional banking. Students may also elect courses from Islamic Banking and Finance Major.
During the specialization stage, students take 12 credit hours of strategy courses, 9 credit hours of operational level courses, and 12 credit hours of elective courses. In addition students select two real life Capstone Projects (6 credit hours) in their area of specialization during their final year.

The functional area specialization track is available in three mutually exclusive shifts: weekends, weekday mornings, or weekday evenings. The candidate must select a shift at the time of filing the application. Students are expected to complete all the courses of their program in their designated shift.

Required Courses

Accounting Communication Economics Entrepreneurship Finance
ACC419 Financial Accounting COM107+Academic English
COM402 Business Communication
+Less Proficient Students
ECO409 Business Economics ENT403 Small Business and Entrepreneurship FIN408 Theory and Practice of Financial Management
FIN601 Strategic Financial Analysis and Design*
Human Resource Management Law Management Marketing Statistics and Mathematics
HRM410 Managing Human Capital
HRM606 Leadership, Ethics and Change*
LAW409 Corporate and Business Law MAN418 Management and Organizational Dynamics
MAN606 Business Analytics for Decision Making*
MAN608 Technology, Operations and Innovation*
MAN612 Strategic Management*
MKT402 Marketing Management
MKT404 Methods in Business Research
MKT509 Consumer Behavior
MKT610 Marketing Strategies and Value Innovation*
STA411 Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
Capstone Project
BPR601 Capstone Project I*
BPR602 Capstone Project II*

* Indicates MBA level courses

Specialized Elective Courses

Students may choose 4 elective courses from the following specializations. They can also select from BBA (Hons) electives (maximum two courses) of 500 level or above:

Elective Business Courses

MAJORS IN
Accounting Marketing Finance and Banking Human Resource Management
ACC302
Accounting and Financial Information Systems
ACC505
Auditing
ACC506
Analysis of Financial Statements
ACC520
Managerial Analysis and Decision Making
ACC521
International Finance Reporting Standards
ACC522
Strategic Management Accounting
ACC523
Financial Regulatory Requirements for Business
ACC524
Corporate Governance and Reporting
MKT501
Strategic Marketing and Planning
MKT602
Marketing Analytics
MKT605
Pricing Models and Strategies
MKT611
Integrated Marketing Communications
MKT613
Marketing of Financial Services
MKT615
Brand Management
MKT618
Advertising Management and Strategy
MKT621
Marketing Strategies for Emerging Economies
MKT622
Marketing Strategies for Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP)
MKT623
Pharmaceutical Marketing & Quality Assurance
MKT625
Business to Business Marketing
MKT626
Marketing for Social Impact
MKT627
Future Marketing Technologies
MKT628
Competitive Strategies
MKT629
B2B Sales by Simulation/Gamification
FIN602
Behavioral Finance
FIN603
Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN608
Project Appraisal
FIN610
Debt and Equity Markets
FIN612
SME and Micro-Financing
FIN613
Financial Modeling for Investment Decisions
FIN630
Options, Swaps and Futures
FIN631
Applied Corporate Finance
FIN632
Fixed Income Securities
FIN633
Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
FIN634
Enterprise Risk Management
FIN635
Risk Management with Derivatives
HRM607
Recruitment and Selection
HRM608
Industrial Relations and Labor Laws
HRM609
Employee Training and Development
HRM610
Negotiation Skills
HRM611
Organizational Change and Development
HRM612
Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM615
Leadership Studies
HRM614
Salary and Compensation
HRM616
Performance Appraisal and Management
HRM617
HR Analytics
Management Logistics and Supply Chain Management Development Studies Islamic Banking and Finance
MAN610
Environmental Issues and Management
MAN611
Project Management
MAN613
Corporate Governance
MAN614
Comparative Management
MAN615
Corporate Social Responsibility
SCM601
Quantitative Methods in Production and Logistics
SCM602
Business Process Mgmt. in Supply Chain & Logistics
SCM603
IT Applications in Logistics
SCM604
Packaging Design and Environmental Aspects
SCM605
Supply Chain Management
SCM606
ERP Systems Design and Implementation
SCM607
Strategic Supply Chain Management
SCM608
Procurement and Inventory Management
SCM609
Storage and Warehouse Techniques
SCM610
Transportation Techniques and Management
SCM611
Sustainability & Env. Aspects in Managing Supply Chains
SCM612
Risk Management in Supply Networks
SCM613
Innovation Management in Supply Chain and Logistics
SCM614
Corporate Consultancy Project in Logistics
SCM615
Contract Management for Supply Chain & Negotiations
SCM616
Life Cycle Enterprise Asset Management
SCM617
Mobile Commerce and Mobile Logistics
SCM618
Aviation Logistics Supply chain Management
SCM619
Humanitarian Logistics Supplychain Management
SCM620
Supply Chain Project Management
SCM621
Lean Construction Supply chain Management
SSC601
Dimensions of Development
SSC602
Development Sociology
PDE703
Development Economics
STA601
Development Statistics and Research Methodology
MAN607
Project and Planning Management
ISF601
Economics for Islamic Finance
ISF602
Islamic Banking Practices
ISF603
Accounting for Islamic Finance
ISF604
Islamic Financial Services Marketing
ISF605
Islamic Capital Markets
ISF606
International Islamic Finance Standards
FRM514
Takaful and Risk Management in Islamic Products