The MPhil program in Business Management is designed to meet the challenges of the business world and the growing demand for well-qualified and research oriented scholars in Pakistan. This program has been carefully designed in response to traditional and emerging trends to meet the growing market demand for various specialist areas in business management.


Students with a 4-year BBA qualification or those meeting the HEC criteria for MS/MPhil in management science i.e. 16 years of education with degree in relevant business field with 1st division/CGPA 3.0. The candidate have to pass HAT/GAT/IoBM entrance test and interview as per IoBM rules.

Program Structure

The MPhil is a 30 credit hours program with 8 courses and one thesis of 6 credit hours.

After successful completion of course work, students are required to carry out research for thesis under the guidance of a research supervisor assigned by the Institute. Students must convert their research thesis into a publishable paper as part of a degree requirement. Continuous enrollment in supervised research courses is necessary during research stage.

Course Structure

MPM601 Advanced Qualitative Research
MPM603 Advanced Quantitative Research
MPM605 Survey of Current Research Literature in Management
MPM607 Corporate Governance and Strategy
MPM609 Seminar in Human Resource Management
MPM611 Advanced Corporate Finance
MPM614 Advanced Marketing Strategy
MPM616 Econometrics

For health professionals, electives may be selected from the specialization areas of Business Management of MPM700 Series in lieu of any four of the above mentioned courses..

Thesis (06 Credit hours)

It is mandatory for research students of MPhil and PhD programs to attend research proposal / thesis defense / multi-disciplinary research seminars in each semester. Students must dedicate Saturdays (12:00 to 2:00 PM) for this attendance.