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.

B.com (Bachelor of Commerce)

Course Scheme

Total Credit Hours: 72

2 Years, 4 Semesters Program

SEMESTER I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COMM 101 Business Psychology 3
COMM 102 Computer Application to Business 3
COMM 103 Functional English 3
COMM 104 Pakistan & Islamic Studies/Ethics 3
COMM 105 Business Mathematics 3
COMM 106 Introduction to Business 3



SEMESTER II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COMM 201 Principles of Marketing 3
COMM 202 Principles of Management 3
COMM 203 Principles of Accounting 3
COMM 204 Micro Economics 3
COMM 205 Business Communication 3
COMM 206 Manangement Information system 3



SEMESTER III
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COMM 301 Economic Issues of Pakistan 3
COMM 302 Macro Economics 3
COMM 303 Financial Accounting 3
COMM 304 Business Statistics 3
COMM 305 Principles of Human Resource Management 3
COMM 306 Introduction to Business Finance 3



SEMESTER IV
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COMM 401 Financial Management 3
COMM 402 Business Law 3
COMM 403 Money and Banking 3
COMM 404 Research & Report Writing Skills 3
COMM 405 Cost Accounting 3
COMM 406 Entrepreneurship 3

BBS (Bachelor of Business Studies)

Course Scheme

Total Credit Hours: 66

2 Years, 6 Semesters Program

SEMESTER I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
CMP 411 IT for Manager 3
CMP 411 Basic Maths & Statistics 3
CMP 421 Principles of Management 3
CMP 444 Business Communication 3



SEMESTER II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
MKT 421 Principles of Marketing 3
ECO 421 Micro Economics 3
FIN 441 Introduction to Business Finance 3
ACC 432 Financial Accounting 3



SEMESTER III
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
MKT 442 Marketing Management 3
ECO 432 Macro Economics 3
ACC 232 Human Resource Management 3
ACC 453 Cost & Managerial Accounting 3



SEMESTER IV
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
FIN 452 Financial Management 3
  ELECTIVE 1 3
  ELECTIVE 2 3
  Business Research Methods 3



SEMESTER V
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
MAN 455 Strategic Management 3
MAN 464 Entrepreneurship 3
  ELECTIVE 3 3
  ELECTIVE 4 3



SEMESTER VI
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
RPR 471 Research Project / Two Elective courses 6

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 English 1 3
None BUS 411 Introduction to Business 3
None QNT 411 Basic Maths 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 Business Maths 3
English 1 COM 422 English 2 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 2 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
Organizational Behavior 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
Marketing Management MAN 466 International Business 3
Human Resource Management 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
Intro to 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

BBA (Associate)

Course Scheme

Total Credit Hours: 72

2 Years, 4 Semesters Program

SEMESTER I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COM 211 Freshman English 1 3
MAN 211 Principles of Management 3
QNT 211 Basic Maths 3
MKT 211 Principles of Marketing 3
CMP 211 IT in Business 3
SSC 211 Pakistan & Islamic Studies/Ethics 3



SEMESTER II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
QNT 222 Business Maths 3
COM 222 Freshman English 2 3
MKT 222 Marketing Management 3
MAN 222 Organization Behavior 3
ACC 221 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
ECO 221 Micro Economics 3



SEMESTER III
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COM 233 Research Methods in Business 3
LAW 231 Financial Management 3
ACC 232 ELECTIVE 1 3
FIN 231 ELECTIVE 2 3
QNT 233 ELECTIVE 1 3
BRM 231 ELECTIVE 2 3



SEMESTER IV
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
FIN 242 Financial Management 3
ACC 243 Cost Accounting 3
MAN 243 Entrepreneurship 3
BRM 242 Research Project 3
  ELECTIVE 1 3
  ELECTIVE 2 3

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 Manager 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
None MKT 622 Marketing Management 3
None ACC 621 Financial Accounting 3
None MAN 622 Management Information System 3
None MAN 622 Organization Behavior 3



SEMESTER III
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None MAN 633 Human Resource Management 3
None QNT 632 Statistical Inference 3
None ECO 632 Macro Economics 3
None ACC 632 COST & Managerial Accounting 3
None FIN 631 Introduction to Business Finance 3



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



SEMESTER V
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None 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
None ECO 663 Econometrics 3
None QNT 663 Quantitative Research Tools 3
None QNT 664 Qualitative Research Tools 3



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



SEMESTER III
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None FIN 642 Financial Management 3
None QNT 632 Statistical Inference 3
None MAN 633 Human Resource Management 3
None ACC 632 Cost & managerial Accounting 3



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



SEMESTER V
Pre-Requisite Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
None 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
None ECO 663 Econometrics 3
None QNT 663 Quantitative Research Tools 3
None 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
Statistical Inference 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
None RPR 831 Thesis / Two Elective Courses 6

EMBA (Master of Business Administration Ececutive)

Course Scheme

Total Credit Hours: 66

2 Years, 6 Semesters Program

SEMESTER I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COM 611 Business Communication 3
QNT 611 Basic Maths & Statistics 3
CMP 611 IT for Manager 3
MKT 611 Principles of Marketing 3



SEMESTER II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
MAN 611 Principles of Management 3
ECO 621 Micro Economics 3
CMP 622 Management Information System 3
ACC 621 Financial Accounting 3



SEMESTER III
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
MKT 622 Marketing Management 3
ECO 632 Macro Economics 3
FIN 631 Introduction to Business Finance 3
ACC 632 Cost & Managerial Accounting 3



SEMESTER IV
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
FIN 642 Financial Management 3
QNT 632 Statistical Inference 3
MAN 622 Organization Behavior 3
MAN 644 Entrepreneurship 3



SEMESTER V
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
  ELECTIVE 1 3
ELECTIVE 2 3
MAN 633 Human Resource Management 3
BRM 652 Business Research Methods 3



SEMESTER VI
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
MAN 655 Strategic Management 3
BRM 652 Research Project /Two Elective Courses 3
  ELECTIVE 3 3
  ELECTIVE 4 3

MS (Management Sciences) / M.Phil

Course Scheme

Total Credit Hours: 30/48

1.5 Years, 3 Semesters Program

SEMESTER I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
ARM 811 Research Methods Techniques (RMT) 3
QNT 811 Quantitative Tools for Research (QTR) 3
  Elective - I 3
  Elective - II 3



SEMESTER II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
IS 821 Independent Study - I 3
IS 822 Independent Study - II 3
  Elective - III 3
  Elective - IV 3



SEMESTER III
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
RPR 831 Dissertation / Two Elective Courses 6

M.com (Master of Commerce)

Course Scheme

Total Credit Hours: 72

2 Years, 6 Semesters Program

SEMESTER I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COMM 611 Business Communication 3
COMM 612 Mathematics & Statistics 3
COMM 613 Business & Electronics Communication 3
COMM 614 Principles of Management 3



SEMESTER II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COMM 621 Principles of Marketing 3
COMM 622 Management Information System (MIS) 3
COMM 623 Financial Accounting 3
COMM 624 Managerial Economics 3



SEMESTER III
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COMM 631 Cost Accounting 3
COMM 632 Human Resource Management 3
COMM 633 Organizational Behaviour 3
COMM 634 Statistical Inference 3



SEMESTER IV
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COMM 641 Research Methods in Business 3
COMM 642 Financial Management 3
COMM 643 ELECTIVE 1 3
COMM 644 ELECTIVE 2 3



SEMESTER V
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COMM 651 Operation and Production Management 3
COMM 652 International Business 3
COMM 653 ELECTIVE 3 3
COMM 654 ELECTIVE 4 3



SEMESTER VI
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
COMM 661 Strategic Management 3
COMM 662 Corporate Law 3
COMM 663 Research Project Viva Voice 6

PhD (Management Sciences)

Course Scheme

Total Credit Hours: 48

3 Semesters Program

SEMESTER I
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
ARM 911 Advanced Research Methods Techniques (ARMT 3
QNT 911 Advanced Quantitative Tools for Research (AQTR) 3
  Elective - I 3



SEMESTER II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
  Elective - II 3
IS 921 Independent Study - I 3
IS 922 Independent Study - II 3



SEMESTER II
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
RPR 931 Dissertation 30



ELECTIVE LIST
MS 501 Econometrics
MS 502 Qualitative Research Techniques
MS 503 Strategic Organizational Development
MS 504 Global Governance
MS 505 Strategic Human Resource Management
MS 506 Strategic Financial Management
MS 507 Strategic Management
MS 508 Research Writing
MS 509 Strategic Supply Chain Management
MS 510 Philosophy of Research
MS 511 Literature and Book Review

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 Ahmed Rahim
Designation : Professor
Qualification : PhD (Marketing – Hamdard University)
Email : rizwan.raheem@indus.edu.pk

Dr. Rizwan Raheem Ahmed is Professor. He holds MBA (Marketing) from PAF-KIET and MBA (Management) from IBA, Karachi, M.Phil (Management) and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Marketing from Hamdard University, Karachi. Dr. Ahmed has 19 years of professional career in diverse fields.


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 Assistant 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 Riaz has also been involved in various academic and co-academic activities.


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

Syed Qamar Ali Zaidi is Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Management Science. 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 : Ms. Bushra Akhtar
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : MBA (Marketing & Finance - IoBM)
Email : bushra.akhter@indus.edu.pk

Ms. Bushra Akhtar is Assistant Professor in Indus University. She holds an MBA degree (Marketing & Finance) from the IoBM, Karachi. Before joining Indus University, she was serving Habib Bank in the area of retail banking. Her special interest areas in teaching and research are Marketing and Management


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

Muhammad Furquan holds MBA – Finance from Bahria University Karachi Campus. His teaching and industrial working experience spans 3 years. Before joining Indus University, he taught at some business schools as Visiting Faculty, besides this he has been working with II Solutions (a software house) as Manager- Sales and Admin, and at Grand Marketing as Manager- Client Services.


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 : Hassan Shahid
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : MBA (Finance) from IBA Karachi, Passed CFA (Level-1) Exam from CFA Institute USA.
Email : hassanshahid@indus.edu.p

Mr. Hassan Shahid is Lecturer in Indus University. He holds an MBA (Finance) degree from Institute of Business Administration Karachi and has passed CFA Level 1 examination from CFA Institute USA. Prior to joining Indus University, he has over 15 years professional experience in corporate sector. His special areas of interest in teaching are Finance and Management.


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.

Board of Studies (Department of Business Administration & Commerce)

S.N  Member    Name
01 Head / Chairperson of the teaching departments concerned
  • Mr. Javed Iqbal
  • 02 All Professors and Associate Professors in the Teaching Department Concerned
  • Prof. Dr. Rizwan Ahmed Rahim
  • Dr. Pir Syed Ijlal Haider
  • 03 University Teachers, other than Professor or Associated Professor, to be appointed by the Academic Council
  • Ms. Bushra Akhtar (Secretary)
  • Mr. Muhammad Asif
  • Mr. Muhammad Furqan
  • Syed Qamar Ali Zaidi
  • 04 Two experts, other than University Teachers to be appointed by the Vice Chancellor
  • Prof Dr. Abuzar Wajdi
  • M. Akram (General Manager, Hinopak Motors Ltd.)