Department of Business Administration & Commerce:

The Department of Business Administration & Commerce is a growing institution at the Faculty of Management Sciences. It is one of the strongest departments of teaching at Indus University. It is pursuing the excellence in teaching, research and community development with well qualified faculty members. In the light of the high academic standard set by the HEC, NBEAC and CIEC, the department is grooming students with the knowledge, skills and moral values in a research based academic environment to contribute their capabilities in developing a prosperous business sector.

Vision :

The Department of Business Administration & Commerce’s vision is to become a premier business school where youths of Pakistan and beyond will have life-transforming knowledge and skills that are relevant to the local and regional business needs.

Mission :

The Department of Business Administration & Commerce is pursuing the excellence in teaching, research and community empowerment. For the purpose, our students are groomed with the knowledge, skills and moral values to contribute their capabilities in developing an entrepreneurial yet a livable society. We also promote advancement opportunities for faculty and staff who are instrumental in providing our students with a knowledge advancing environment.

Objectives :

Department of Business Administration & Commerce is dedicated to.

  • Contribute to the growth and development of the society by developing human resources for the business sector.
  • Establish a Center of Excellence for management and business related courses.
  • Develop linkages with the national and international universities for the exchange of knowledge and research to find the solution of the issues faced by the business and related disciplines
  • To provide consultancy services on organization development and capacity building of the institutions belonging to the private and public sector.

Name: Dr. Munwar Hussain Pahi
Designation Chairperson / Business Administration & Commerce

Welcome to the Department of Business Administration & Commerce. Our department has spread its legacy of knowledge, values, wisdom and excellence in varied disciplines within the country. Faculty are trained and groomed as holistic individuals both as per curriculum as well as outside the degree curriculum activities; students are also equipped with a variety of optional courses.

We have a blend of highly qualified seasoned faculty and dedicated energetic young faculty members who provide the students an excellent opportunity to excel in the field of Business administration & Commerce. We believe in the holistic development of students, harnessing the young innovative minds and making them responsible citizens of the country.

Notable speakers from the industry are invited as part of the career guidance. We strive for academic excellence, leadership, communication, entrepreneurship, and total personality development for them to be prosperous in the corporate and social world. Our rigorous, hands-on education is set in an environment of teamwork, creativity and self-actualization. Students are encouraged to follow their passions, work closely on research with the faculty and collaborate to come up with innovative solutions to real world problems.

I welcome and encourage the talented and diverse students to the Department of Business Administration & Commerce at Indus University.


BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Course Scheme

Total Credit Hours: 144

4 Years, 8 Semesters Program

SEMESTER I
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None COM 411 Freshman English 3
None BUS 411 Introduction to Business 3
None QNT 411 Basic Mathematics 3
None SSC 412 Introduction to Psychology 3
None CMP 411 IT in Business 3
None SSC 411 Pakistan & Islamic Studies/Ethics 3



SEMESTER II
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Basic Mathematics QNT 422 Basic Mathematics 3
Basic Mathematics COM 422 Freshman English 3
None COM 421 Principles of Management 3
None MKT 421 Principles of Marketing 3
None ACC 421 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
None ECO 421 Micro Economics 3



SEMESTER III
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Freshman English II COM 433 Communication Skills 3
Micro Economics ECO 432 Macro Economics 3
Fundamentals of Accounting ACC 432 Financial Accounting 3
None SSC 433 Introduction to Sociology 3
Business Mathematics QNT 433 Business Statistics 1 3
Principles of Management MAN 432 Organizational Behavior 3



SEMESTER IV
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Communication Skills COM 444 Business Communication 3
Fundamentals of Accounting FIN 441 Introduction to Business Finance 3
Principles of Management MAN 443 Human Resource Management 3
Business Statistics QNT 444 Statistical Inference 3
Principles of Marketing MKT 442 Marketing Management 3
Introduction to Psychology MKT 443 Consumer Behavior 3



SEMESTER V
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None LAW 451 Business and Corporate Law 3
Introduction to Business Finance FIN 453 Money & Banking 3
Introduction to Business Finance FIN 452 Financial Management 3
IT in Business CMP 452 Management Information System 3
Financial Accounting ACC 453 Cost Accounting 3
None SSC 454 Business Ethics 3



SEMESTER VI
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Human Resource Management Marketing Management Financial Management MAN 464 Entrepreneurship 3
None MAN 466 International Business 3
None MAN 465 Operations Management 3
Macro Economics SSC 465 Economy of Pakistan 3
Statistical Inference BRM 461 Business Research Methods 3
None SMS 467 Personal Management 3



SEMESTER VII
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Principles of Management, HRM & Financial Management FIN 478 Strategic Management 3
None FIN 474 Islamic Banking and Finance 3
None CMP 473 E-commerce 3
Introduction to Business Finance, HRM, Principles of Management CMP 479 Total Quality Management 3
None ELECTIVE 1 3
None ELECTIVE 2 3



SEMESTER VIII
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None RPR 482 Research Project / Two Elective Courses 3
Operations Management MAN 489 Supply Chain Management 3
None SSC 486 Foreign Language 3
None Elective 3 3
None Elective 4 3
None Internship

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Course Scheme

Total Credit Hours: 90

3.5 Years, 7 Semesters Program

SEMESTER I
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None COM 611 Business Communication 3
None QNT 611 Basic Maths & Statistics 3
None CMP 611 IT for Managers 3
None MAN 611 Principles of Management 3
None MKT 611 Principles of Marketing 3



SEMESTER II
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None ECO 621 Micro Economics 3
Principles of Marketing MKT 622 Marketing Management 3
None ACC 621 Financial Accounting 3
IT for Managers CMP 622 Management Information System 3
Principles of Management MAN 622 Organization Behavior 3



SEMESTER III
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Organizational Behavior MAN 633 Human Resource Management 3
Basic Maths & Statistics QNT 632 Statistical Inference 3
Micro Economics ECO 632 Macro Economics 3
Financial Accounting ACC 632 COST & Managerial Accounting 3
Financial Accounting FIN 631 Introduction to Business Finance 3



SEMESTER IV
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Statistical Inference BRM 641 Business Research Methods 3
None   ELECTIVE 1 3
None   ELECTIVE 2 3
None FIN 642 Financial Management 3
Marketing Management MAN 644 Entrepreneurship 3



SEMESTER V
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Principles of Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management MAN 655 Strategic Management 3
None ELECTIVE 3 3
None   ELECTIVE 4 3
None MAN 656 Operations Management 3



SEMESTER VI
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None MAN 667 Corporate Governance 3
Statistical Inference ECO 663 Econometrics 3
Statistical Inference, Business Research Methods QNT 663 Quantitative Research Tools 3
Statistical Inference, Business Research Methods QNT 664 Qualitative Research Tools 3



SEMESTER VII
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Statistical Inference, Business Research Methods, Quantitative Research Tools, Qualitative Research Tools RPR 671 Thesis / Research Project / Two Elective Courses 6

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Course Scheme

Total Credit Hours: 69

2.5 Years, 6 Semesters Program

SEMESTER I
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None MKT 611 Principles of Marketing 3
None QNT 611 Basic Maths & Statistics 3
None CMP 611 IT for Manager 3
None MAN 611 Principles of Management 3



SEMESTER II
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Principles of Marketing MKT 622 Marketing Management 3
None ECO 634 Business Economics 3
None ACC 621 Financial Accounting 3
Financial Accounting FIN 631 Introduction to Business Finance 3



SEMESTER III
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Introduction to Business Finance FIN 642 Financial Management 3
Basic Maths and Statistics QNT 632 Statistical Inference 3
Principles of Management MAN 633 Human Resource Management 3
Financial Accounting ACC 632 Cost & managerial Accounting 3



SEMESTER IV
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None ELECTIVE 1 3
None ELECTIVE 2 3
Statistical Inference BRM 641 Business Research Methods 3
Marketing Management MAN 644 Entrepreneurship 3



SEMESTER V
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Principles of Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management MAN 655 Strategic Management 3
None ELECTIVE 3 3
None MAN 633 ELECTIVE 4 3
None MAN 656 Operations Management 3



SEMESTER VI
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Statistical Inference ECO 663 Econometrics 3
Statistical Inference, Business Research Methods QNT 663 Quantitative Research Tools 3
Statistical Inference, Business Research Methods, Quantitative Research Tools RPR 671 Thesis 1 / Elective 6

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Course Scheme

Total Credit Hours: 30

1.5 Years, 3 Semesters Program

SEMESTER I
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None ARM 811 Advanced Research Methods 3
None   Elective - I 3
None   Elective - II 3
None QNT 811 Quantitative Research Tools 3



SEMESTER II
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None ECO 821 Econometrics 3
None QNT 822 Qualitative Research Tools 3
None   Elective - III 3
None   Elective - IV 3



SEMESTER III
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
Quantitative Research Tools, Qualitative Research Tools RPR 831 Thesis / Two Elective Courses 6

Name : Prof. Dr. Shahab Alam Malik
Designation : Dean - Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS)
Qualification : PhD (Total Quality Management), MBA (IT)
Email : deanfms@indus.edu.pk

Dr. Shahab Alam Malik is a Professor. He holds MBA (IT) from Hamdard University and a PhD (Quality Management) from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China. Dr. Malik has around 17 years of academic and administrative experience. He has above 25 journal publications (national and international) and 6 conference publications. He has published in reputed journals of International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Productivity and Quality Management, Asian Education and Development Studies, and Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. Dr. Malik has presented his work in IEEE conferences abroad.


Name : Prof. Dr. Rizwan Raheem Ahmed
Designation : Professor (HEC Approved Ph.D. Supervisor–Management Sciences & Business Education)
Qualification : Ph.D. (Marketing – Hamdard), MS (Management Sciences – SZABIST), MBA (IBA – Karachi), MBA (PAF-KIET), B.Sc. (Hon.) & MSc. (Statistics – KU)
Email : rizwan.raheem@indus.edu.pk

Prof. Dr. Rizwan Raheem Ahmed is PhD in Marketing from Hamdard University, he has obtained his MS/M.Phil. degree in Management Sciences from SZABIST, Karachi. Dr. Ahmed has also earned two MBA degrees, one from IBA Karachi in General Management and second from PAF–KIET in Marketing, he also received B.Sc. (Hon.) and M.Sc. degrees in Statistics from KU. In last five years he has served as Professor at Indus University. He has also acquired the extensive corporate experience as middle and upper management cadres for more than two decades in prestigious national and transnational corporations such as: MERCK & Co. Inc. USA, AKZONOBEL, NV ORGANON Netherlands, SIEMENS Pakistan, and OBS Pakistan etc. He has more than 18 papers in impact factor ‘W’ category Journals (Social Sciences Citation Index® & Journal Citation Reports/ Sciences Edition Journals). In addition, he has more than 20 ‘X’ category publications, which were recognized by the HEC Pakistan. Dr. Ahmed is also an author of three books, chapters, and case studies. Moreover, he has presented more than 30 papers in national and international conferences. Dr. Ahmed is also an editorial board member and reviewer of eight prestigious impact factor Social Sciences Citation Index® & Journal Citation Reports/ Sciences Edition Journals.


Name : Dr. Azam Ali
Designation : Associate Professor
Qualification : PhD (Islamic Banking and Finance), International Islamic University Malaysia.
Email : azam.ali@indus.edu.pk

Dr. Azam Ali a Associate Professor. He holds M.Sc. in Statistics from University of Karachi, Master of Philosophy from Institute of Business Management and a PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance from International Islamic University Malaysia. Dr. Azam has 08 years of Banking profession, teaching and research experience in different organizations. Dr. Azam Ali has also been involved in various academic and co-academic activities.


Name : Dr. Munwar Hussain Pahi
Designation : Assistant Professor & Chairperson
Qualification : PhD (Human resources management – (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
Email : munwarpahi@indus.edu.pk

Dr. Pahi an Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Business Administration & Commerce. He holds PhD in Human Resource Management from Universiti Utara Malaysia and MBA (HRM) from University of Sindh Jamshoro. Dr. Pahi has more than 3-years research and teaching experience locally and internationally. He has published over 15 articles and 4 conference proceedings in various National and international journals. Dr. Pahi has experience in conducting workshops and training sessions on SmartPLS2-3, AMOS and SPSS. He also reviews manuscripts for various journals.

Name : Syed Qamar Ali Zaidi
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : MA (Econ – UoK), MBA (HR – IBA) M.Phil (in progress)
Email : qamar.ali@indus.edu.pk

Syed Qamar Ali Zaidi is Assistant Professor of the Department of Business Administration & Commerce. He holds MBA from IBA, MA in Economics and a bachelor degree in law from the University of Karachi. Mr. Zaidi has vast experience of the government and corporate organizations along with a teaching record of 20 years at the university level.


Name : Marvi Bhutto
Designation : Lecturer/ Academic Coordinator
Qualification : MBA(Finance) from Iqra University
Email : fms.coordinator@indus.edu.pk

Ms. Marvi holds MBA-Finance from Iqra University (Main Campus).She has approximate 5 years of academic experience including two years of teaching experience. Before joining Indus university,she was working in Iqra University as Program Coordinator and Visiting Faculty.She worked in UNICEF-NGO as a Communication Officer.She has leadership skills and is proactive on social media.She is also a debater; representing her university in Debate competitions.She has school teaching experience as well.

Name : Nasir Ali Khan
Designation : Coordinator / Lecturer
Qualification : MBA (Marketing) from Iqra University
Email : coordinator.site@indus.edu.pk

Mr. Nasir Ali Khan holds MBA-Marketing from Iqra University (Main Campus). He has approximately 6 years of teaching experience including 4 years of academic experience. Mr. Nasir Ali Khan joined Indus University in 2012, before joining Indus University; Mr. Nasir Ali Khan has served the corporate sector for more than 7 years in the field of marketing, as a job person and an entrepreneur in terms of both traditional and digital marketing practices. He now has the quality to provide students a handful of education with practical knowledge.

Name : Ms. Nighat Moin
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Phil (Economics)
Email : nighatmoin@gmail.com

Ms. Nighat Moin has more than 14 years’ experience as University level Educationist serving in the Subject of Economics since 2003-Date. She has served Jinnah University for Women (JUW), Karachi, Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education (DIHE), Karachi, & Hamdard University (HU), Karachi, & recently serving Indus University as Assistant Professor. She holds M.A (Economics) degree from University of Karachi (UoK), M.Phil (Economics) degree from Jinnah University for Women (JUW), Karachi & now pursuing Ph.D from University of Karachi (UoK).


Name : Muhammad Furquan
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : MBA (Finance – Bahria University Karachi Campus)
Email : m.furqan@indus.edu.pk

Muhammad Furquan holds MBA – Finance from Bahria University Karachi Campus. His teaching and industrial working experience spans 5 years. Before joining Indus University, he taught at some business schools as Visiting Faculty. He is registered with NAVTTC as National Assessor (Financial Accounting) besides this; he worked with II Solutions (a software house) as Manager- Sales and Admin, and with Grand Marketing as Manager- Client Services.


Name : Syed Yasoob Rizvi
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : M.Phil (Marketing) from Karachi University Business School
Email : yasoob.rizvi@indus.edu.pk

Syed Yasoob Rizvi is a Lecturer in Indus University. Mr. Rizvi is doing his M.Phil (Marketing) from KUBS, whereas he did his MBA (Marketing) and BS (Commerce) from Karachi University. Being a two times gold medalist of Karachi University (both in his graduation and masters), Yasoob has served the corporate sector for more than 3 years in the field of marketing, as a job person as well as an entrepreneur, in terms of both traditional and digital marketing practices. Having a strong academic background and a versatile work experience, he now blends the both to provide students a handful of education with practical knowledge at Indus University, since he is much passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge with the fellow generations.


Name : Anam Lalwani
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : MBA (Marketing) from SZABIST.
Email : anam.lalwani@indus.edu.pk

Ms. Anam is MBA (Marketing) from SZABIST. She has approximate 2.5 years of academic experience. Prior joining Indus University she was associated to Department of Management Sciences SZABIST (Hyderabad) as Lecturer. Her areas of interest include research in Consumer Sciences and Psychology.


Name : Muhammad Abdullah Idrees
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : MBA (Finance – Szabist Karachi Campus)
Email : abdullahidrees@indus.edu.pk

Muhammad Abdullah Idrees has an MBA – Finance degree from Szabist Karachi. His industrial working experience is around 1 year. Before joining Indus University, he had been working with Saudi Pak Leasing Company in the Finance and Operations department.


Name : Muhammad Bilal Raees
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : MBA (Executive – IQRA University Karachi Campus)
Email : m.bilal@indus.edu.pk

Muhammad Bilal Raees Holds M.s.c Accounting and Finance From Punjab University and MBA (Executive) From IQRA University Karachi.Before Joining Indus University ,he have Experience in Manufacturing Industry as a Accountant.He Completed Article ship From E&Y (Audit Firm) Third Largest Audit Firm in the World .


Name : Rehan Ahmed
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : MS-Mathematics from SSUET
Email : rehan.ahmed@indus.edu.pk

Mr. Rehan Ahmed is lecturer in Indus University. He holds BS degree from University of Karachi and MS degree from SSUET. Before joining Indus University, he taught at NED and Bahria University as visiting faculty. His special areas of interest are calculus, numerical analysis and operation research.


Name : Rafiya Alam
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : MBA-Human Resource Management from Bahria University
Email : rafia.alam@indus.edu.pk

Ms. Rafiya Alam is Lecturer in Indus University. She holds an MBA degree from Bahria University and pursuing her PhD in the field of Management Science with specialization in Human Resource Management. Prior to joining Indus University, she has one year professional experience in corporate sector. Her special areas of interest in teaching are Management and Human Resource.


Name : Ms. Huma Aftab
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : M.A Linguistics, M.Phil Linguistics (in progress)
Email : huma.aftab@indus.edu.pk

Ms. Huma Aftab is a Lecturer at Indus University. She holds an M.A degree in Linguistics from University of Karachi. Presently, she is enrolled in M.Phil program at University of Karachi. Prior to joining Indus University, she has worked with various private institutes as a Language teacher, and with University of Karachi as a Visiting Lecturer. She is also working as a workshop resource person at S.Y.M Professional Development Centre, University of Karachi.

Name : Dr. Muhammad Atif Aftab
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : Ph.D Islamic Studies – University of Karachi
Email : atifaftab786@gmail.com


Name : Muhammad Zohaib Faizi
Designation : Lecturer / Visiting Faculty
Qualification : MBA – Communication & Marketing from IBA – Karachis





Name : Syed Sohaib ul Hassan
Designation : Section Head Marketing – The Indus Hospital
Qualification : MBA (KSBL), BBA Marketing SZABIST (Gold Medalist), CSCA by ISCEA, USA
Email : MBA (KSBL), BBA Marketing SZABIST (Gold Medalist), CSCA by ISCEA, USA


Name : Sameer Paul
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : M. Phill (Marketing), KASBIT
Email : sameer.paul@gmail.com


Name : Adeel Siddiqui
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : MBA (Marketing – Hamdard University)
Email : i.adeelsiddiqui@gmail.com


Name : Waqas Mahmood
Designation : Visiting Lecturer
Qualification : MBA (IBA Karachi), International Management and Leadership (CUOA Italy)
Email : i.adeelsiddiqui@gmail.com

Board of Studies (Department of Business Administration & Commerce)

S.N  Member  Name
01 Chairperson of the teaching departments concerned
  • Dr. Munwar Hussain Pahi
  • 02 All Professors and Associate Professors in the Teaching Department Concerned
  • Prof. Dr. Shahab Alam Malik
  • Prof. Dr. Rizwan Ahmed Rahim
  • Dr. Azam Ali 
  • 03 University Teachers, other than Professor or Associated Professor, to be appointed by the Academic Council
  • Syed Qamar Ali Zaidi
  • Muhammad Furqan (Secretary)
  • Nighat Moin
  • Anam Lalwani
  • Muhammad Abdullah Idrees
  • Noor Jehan 
  • Rehan Ahmed
  • Rafiya Alam 
  • 04 Two experts, other than University Teachers to be appointed by the Vice Chancellor
  • Dr. Zahid Ali Channar (Dean FMS, SMIU)
  • Adeel Siddiqui (Head Display Solutions, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Pakistan)
  • Muhammad Ashraf (Alumni)
  • Sheema Haider, Director QEC Indus University