List Of Programs Offered at SZABIST

Bachelor Degree Programs

  • BBA

    SZABIST offers a four-year (eight semesters) BBA degree program of 144 credit hours. This is SZABIST's flagship program. All management sciences programs are under the compliance of NBEAC requirements. For the BBA program, the students are required to complete 46 courses and 6 credit hours Research Project. The program includes 42 compulsory courses and 4 elective courses from Management, Marketing, Finance, IT or Supply Chain Management. To obtain the BBA degree, students have to complete 144 credit hours and six-week internship. The maximum time limit to complete the BBA degree is six years.

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  • BS (Accounting & Finance)

    SZABIST offers a four-year (eight semesters) Bachelor of Science (Accounting & Finance) program, consisting of 46 Courses (six courses per semester) and a 6 credit hours Research Project. Students have to complete 144 credits hours along with six weeks of internship to obtain the BS Accounting & Finance (BS A & F) degree . The maximum time limit to complete the degree program is six years. Those who complete BS (A&F) from SZABIST will get an exemption in ACCA papers from F1 to F9.


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  • BA (Hons) in Business Studies - Coventry University, UK

    SZABIST offers a three-year BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies from the Coventry University UK. Students who complete two years at SZABIST will proceed to complete the third year from Coventry University UK and earn an International degree. Students can also complete BABS degree at SZABIST by opting for 3rd & 4th year of BABS program.


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  • BS Entrepreneurship

    SZABIST offers a four-year (eight semesters) BS Entrepreneurship degree program of 144 credit hours. For the BS in Entrepreneurship program, the students are required to complete 45 courses and 9 credit hours of Capstone Projects. The courses include 41 compulsory courses and 4 electives. To obtain the BS Entrepreneurship degree, students have to complete 144 credit hours and 2 apprenticeships. Maximum time limit to complete the BS in Entrepreneurship (BSE) degree is six years.


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  • BS (Computer Science)

    SZABIST offers a fout-year (eight semesters) BS Computer Science degree program which is accredited by National Computing Education & Accreditation Council, (NCEAC). The program covers a wide range of courses in core computer science, information technology and software engineering. The program is essentially a day program and consists of 40 courses (five courses per semester) with a total of 130 credit hours. The complete course plan includes 8 technical electives and 4 university electives. These 8 technical electives provide intensive learning in the diversified areas of computer science and allied disciplines. Internship opportunities are provided to complete degree requirement. The maximum time limit to complete the degree program is six years.

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  • BE Mechatronic

    SZABIST offers a four-year (eight semesters) BE Mechatronic Engineering degree program, which is accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). This program has received 7-Stars i.e., World Class rating by Chartered Inspection & Evaluation Committee (CIEC) Sindh. SZABIST is a pioneer university to offer this program at undergraduate level in the province of Sindh. The program is essentially a day program and consists of 46 courses with a total of 140 credit hours (all electives and certain courses may be offered in the evening). The program is supported through well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories. Internship opportunities are provided which is essential as a part of degree requirement. The maximum time limit to complete the BE-ME degree program is six years.

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  • BS (Social Sciences)

    SZABIST offers a four-year (eight semesters) BS Social Sciences degree with majors in Psychology, Sindh Studies, Sociology, Economics, and International Relations. BS Program is essentially a day program and consists of 46 courses (six courses per semester) including research project with a total of 144 credit hours. The maximum time limit to complete the BS degree is six years.


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  • BS (Media Sciences)

    The Faculty of Media Sciences at SZABIST offers a comprehensive 4-year Bachelor of Science in Media Science degree program with majors in Film and Television production, Advertising Strategy & Design and Journalism. To earn an undergraduate degree, students must enroll in and successfully complete a total of 135 credit hours which include 43 courses, a 6-credit thesis, and an internship (Forty-three courses include: 33 core courses, 7 major requirements in in Film and Television production, or Advertising Strategy & Design or Journalism and 3 open electives). All students must complete their degree within six years.

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  • BS Biosciences (BS Bio)

    BS Biosciences at SZABIST is a four-year program spread over eight semesters and consists of 135 credit hours of teaching (43 courses), an internship of at least six weeks and a 6 credit hours research project. The maximum time limit to complete the BS degree is six years.

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  • BS Biotechnology (BS Biotech)

    BS Biotechnology at SZABIST is a four-year program spread over eight semesters and consists of 135 credit hours of teaching, 43 courses, an internship of at least six weeks, and a research project. The maximum time limit to complete the BS degree is six years.

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  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) - University of London, UK

    SZABIST offers an LLB from the University of London. This is an evening program and can be completed in three years. Please refer to the separate SZABIST brochure and University of London website (www.londoninternational.ac.uk)  for details.

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Master Degree Programs

  • EMBA

    SZABIST offers a two-year EMBA degree program for executives and middle level managers striving for excellence and greater challenges in their career. The unique program is specifically designed for those executives who aim to enhance their effciency and strategic thinking. The individuals will be able to leverage their rich work experience through our curriculum, interactive sessions, conferences, symposia and a wide corporate network. The EMBA program is spread over four semesters and consists of 66 credit hours. Twenty courses, one Business Project (3 credits hour) and one Research Project (3 credits) are required to graduate. Maximum time limit to complete the EMBA degree is four years.


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  • MBA

    MBA program has been designed to impart quality professional knowledge and understanding of modern management tools, leadership, entrepreneurial skills, and managerial and communication competencies.
    SZABIST offers both MBA Day and Evening programs with specialization in Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain Management, and MIS. A niche MBA program related to Banking & Finance is separately offered besides regular MBA programs. The maximum duration to complete the degree in any MBA program is four years.

    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Certification

    The Chartered Institute of logistics & Transport (CILT) is the leading professional body associated with logistics and transport, having over 33,000 members in over 100 countries worldwide. SZABIST Karachi has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CILT. Now MBA students have the opportunity of opting for The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Certification by doing three electives:(1) Business Theory (2) Business Application (3) Supply Chain Operations. There is a certification fee to be paid by students.


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  • MBA (Banking & Finance)

    This program is developed for students with a four-year BBA, BABS or BS (A&F) degree. The duration of the MBA (B&F) is 1.5 years. Ten MBA courses (30 credit hours), a Business Research Project (6 credit hours) OR an Academic Research Project (6 credit hours) OR Thesis (6 credit hours) are needed to graduate. Students are also required to complete a six weeks internship to fulfill degree requirements. The maximum duration to complete this degree is four years.


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  • Masters in Project Management

    The Master in Project Management (MPM) is designed to enable individuals to manage complex projects through modern project management approaches. MPM is a one-year evening program comprising 33 credit hours spread over two semesters. Total eleven courses are required to graduate. Maximum time limit to complete the MPM degree is four years.


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  • MS Project Management

    SZABIST offers MS in Project Management (MSPM) program which is equivalent to MPhil. The program laying the foundation for students planning to pursue doctoral studies, offers two streams for MSPM. First stream is course work based and second is research based. In course work based stream, students are required to complete 10 courses of 03 credit hours each. In research based stream, the students are required to complete 08 courses of 03 credits hours each ( 24 credit hours) and two independent research studies (IRS) or a Thesis (06 Credit Hours). In either stream, they are required to complete 30 credit hours in total. The maximum time limit to complete the MSPM degree is four years and minimum time to complete is 1.5/2 years. All MSPM Students are required to clear GRE,GAT General test or HAT relevant with minimum 50% score.


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  • MS (Management Sciences)

    SZABIST offers MS degree with concentration in the specialized areas of Human Resource Management, Marketing and Finance. The MS program is an evening program and all classes are held during week days. There are two streams available for MS. One Stream is by Course Work and other one is by Research Work. In Course Work Stream, the student is required to complete 10 courses of 3 credit hours each. In Research Work Stream, the student is required to complete 8 Courses and Two IRS OR one Thesis. In both the streams, 30 credit hours to be completed. The time limit to earn an MS degree is from 1.5 to 4 years. As per HEC guidelines, all MS students are required to clear GAT General test or HAT relevant with minimum 50% score


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  • MS (Computer Science)

    SZABIST offers MS (CS) degree in three domains: Core Computer Science area and in two specialization tracks, i.e. Software Engineering (SE) and Networks and Security (N&S). Students are required to complete 3 focused courses in any specific domain.
    The program is of 2-year duration and is offered in the evening. It requires 33 credit hours to complete. Student has the option to complete MS through course work only or with research. If student opts for course work only, he/she is required to complete 11 courses of 3 credit hours each. Else, the student is required to complete 9 Courses (27 credit hours) and Two Independent Research Study (6 credit hours) OR One Thesis (6 credit hours).
    Eligibility to this program is a 4-year BS (CS) or 2-year MCS degree from a recognized institution. The candidates with a 4-year professional degree (BE, MSc, etc.) may also apply but will require to complete deficiency conversion courses (upto 18 credit hours courses to be determined in consultation with Program Manager). The candidates shall have to submit GRE (General)/GAT (General) / HAT relevant score of minimum 50%. The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is four years.

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  • MS Mechatronic Engineering

    SZABIST offers MS (Mechatronic Engineering) degree with two specializations; namely: Robotics & Industrial automation and Smart Electromechanical Systems. The program is of 2-year duration and is offered in the evening. In addition to five core courses, students are required to complete 3 elective courses in their choice of specialization. Although students are encouraged to undertake Thesis/Research Project of 6 credit hours, but they also have an option to undertake two elective courses in lieu of the Thesis/Research Project in in their choice of specialization. The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is four years. As per HEC guidelines, all MS students are required to clear GRE or GAT General / HAT relevant test with minimum 50% score.

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  • MS International Relations

    It is an evening program only and consists of 10 courses and/or a Thesis/Independent Research Studies of 30 credit hours. The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is four years.
    There are two streams available for MS. One Stream is Course Work Based Stream and other one is Research Based Stream. In Course Work Stream, the student is required to complete 10 courses of 3 credit hours each. In the Research Based Stream, the student is required to complete 8 Courses (24 Credit Hours) and Two IRS (6 Credit Hours) OR One Thesis (6 Credit Hours). In both the streams, 30 Credit hours to be completed. The time limit to earn an MS degree is from 1.5 to 4 years. As per HEC guidelines, all MS students are required to clear GRE or GAT General test or HAT relevant with minimum 50% score.


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  • MS Economics

    It is an evening program only and consists of 10 courses and/or a Thesis/Independent Research Studies of 30 credit hours. The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is four years.
    There are two streams available for MS. One Stream is Course Work Based Stream and other one is Research Based Stream. In Course Work Stream, the student is required to complete 10 courses of 3 credit hours each. In the Research Based Stream, the student is required to complete 8 Courses (24 Credit Hours) and Two IRS (6 Credit Hours) OR One Thesis (6 Credit Hours). In both the streams, 30 Credit hours to be completed. The time limit to earn an MS degree is from 1.5 to 4 years. As per HEC guidelines, all MS students are required to clear GRE or GAT General test or HAT relevant with minimum 50%


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  • MS Psychology

    It is an evening program only and consists of 10 courses and/or a Thesis/Independent Research Studies of 30 credit hours. The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is four years.
    There are two streams available for MS. One Stream is Course Work Based Stream and other one is Research Based Stream. In Course Work Stream, the student is required to complete 10 courses of 3 credit hours each. In the Research Based Stream, the student is required to complete 8 Courses (24 Credit Hours) and Two IRS (6 Credit Hours) OR One Thesis (6 Credit Hours). In both the streams, 30 Credit hours to be completed. The time limit to earn an MS degree is from 1.5 to 4 years. As per HEC guidelines, all MS students are required to clear GRE or GAT General test or HAT relevant with minimum 50%


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  • MS Sociology

    It is an evening program only and consists of 10 courses and/or a Thesis/Independent Research Studies of 30 credit hours. The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is four years.
    There are two streams available for MS. One Stream is Course Work Based Stream and other one is Research Based Stream. In Course Work Stream, the student is required to complete 10 courses of 3 credit hours each. In the Research Based Stream, the student is required to complete 8 Courses (24 Credit Hours) and Two IRS (6 Credit Hours) OR One Thesis (6 Credit Hours). In both the streams, 30 Credit hours to be completed. The time limit to earn an MS degree is from 1.5 to 4 years. As per HEC guidelines, all MS students are required to clear GRE or GAT General test or HAT relevant with minimum 50%


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  • MA (Education)

    MA Education is a 2 years degree program offered to candidates who wish to pursue teaching as their career. It is a 63 credit hour program with 13 compulsory courses (3 credit hours each), 2 content specialization and Pedagogy related courses (3 credit hours each), 4 electives (3 credit hours each), Teaching practice (3 credit hours) and Thesis (3 credit hours). The candidates will have the opportunity to specialize in the fields of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Management or Early Childhood Education.


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  • B.Ed (1.5 Years) Secondary

    B.Ed (Secondary) is a 1.5 years degree program offered to pre-service and in-service teachers. This program is offered to facilitate those students who want to get enrolled in MS/ MPhil (Education) in future. It is a 54 credit hours program with 12 core courses (3 credit hours each) , 4 content specialized courses (3 credit hours each), 3 credit hours teaching practice and 3 credit hours research project. The maximum time limit to complete the B.Ed degree is four years.


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  • MS Education Leadership and Management

    The MS in Educational Leadership and Management is a 1.5-2 years program. It is a 30 Credit hours program. There are two streams available for MS. One Stream is Course Work Based Stream and other one is Research based Stream. In Course Work Stream, the student is required to complete 10 courses of 3 credit hours each. In the Research Based Stream, the student is required to complete 8 Courses (24 Credit Hours) and Two IRS (6 Credit Hours)OR One Thesis (6 Credit Hours). In both the streams, 30 Credit hours to be completed. The time limit to earn a MS degree is from 1.5 to 4 years. The program is accredited by National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE). The students will have the opportunity to specialize in the fields of: School Administration/ Educational Leadership, Sociology of Education, Educational Policy, Testing/Evaluation, Teacher Education, Professional Development, Guidance & Counseling, Curriculum development, Technology Integration in Education. All MS ELM Students are required to clear GRE or GAT General / HAT relevant test with minimum 50% score.


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  • Master of Advertising

    The Faculty of Media Sciences at SZABIST offers an evening, 18 months Master’s degree program in Advertising, providing students with a comprehensive training through courses that prepare them to engage in various career options in the advertising industry. To be awarded a Master of Advertising degree, students are required to complete a total of 30 credit hours which include 8 courses and a 6-credit hours research project (8 courses include: 5 core courses and 3 electives). All students must complete their degree within four years.

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  • MS (Media Sciences)

    Faculty of Media Sciences offers a two year MS in Media Sciences program. Students enrolling in this program will be offered to select any one of the 3 streams of specialization; General Entertainment Content – GEC primarily for media professionals already engaged in leading creative teams of their respective media houses and are interested in polishing their cognitive as well as computer generated information skills; Production stream is for students engaged in middle management cadre in production houses as part of their creative teams in varied capacities and are hampered in their careers because of lack of knowledge and understanding of production technique skills; Journalism stream is offered for all who want to develop an in depth understanding of journalistic practices and are interested in specializing in analytical skills related to both print and electronic media. To be awarded an MS Media Sciences degree, students need to complete a total of 30 credit hours. All students must complete their degree within four years.

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  • MS Public Health

    MSPH at SZABIST is a two year program distributed into two streams i.e., MSPH (36 credit hours) and MSPH (60 credit hours). For MSPH (36 credit hours), the curriculum includes 10 courses of 3 credit hours each and a research project (thesis) of 6 credit hours or 2 IRS. For MSPH (60 credit hours), the curriculum includes 18 courses of 3 credit hours each and a research project (thesis) of 6 credit hours or 2 IRS. The maximum time limit to complete the MSPH degree is four years.

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  • MS Biosciences

    MS Biosciences at SZABIST is a two-year program spread over four semesters and consists 30 credit hours of teaching. The curriculum includes 8 courses of 3 credit hours each and research project (Thesis) of six credit hours or 2 IRS. Students can also take two additional courses in lieu of Thesis in order to complete total credit hours. The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is four years. All MS Bio Students are required to clear GRE or GAT General / HAT relevant Test with minimum 50% score.

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Doctoral Degree Programs

  • PhD Computing

    SZABIST offers a PhD Degree in Computing that can be completed during the evenings in three years after the MS degree. 6 PhD courses and dissertation are required to graduate. A total of 48 credit hours must be completed

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  • PhD Management Science

    SZABIST offers PhD Degree in Management Sciences that requires completion five courses, one IRS and a dissertation. A student has to complete 48 credit hours andfulfill all the formatlities laid down by HEC to obtain PhD within 3 to 8 years. Human Resource Management, Marketing and Finance are the specializedareas.


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  • PhD International Relations

    For PhD Program, Students are required to complete 48 credit hours. 5 courses of 3 credit hours each and one Independent Research Study of 3 Credit Hours (total 18 Credit hours for Course Work) and One dissertation of 30 credit hours (Total 48 Credit Hours for PhD).


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  • PhD Economics

    For PhD Program, Students are required to complete 48 credit hours. 5 courses of 3 credit hours each and one Independent Research Study of 3 Credit Hours (total 18 Credit hours for Course Work) and One dissertation of 30 credit hours (Total 48 Credit Hours for PhD).


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  • PhD Psychology

    For PhD Program, Students are required to complete 48 credit hours. 5 courses of 3 credit hours each and one Independent Research Study of 3 Credit Hours (total 18 Credit hours for Course Work) and One dissertation of 30 credit hours (Total 48 Credit Hours for PhD).


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  • PhD Sociology

    For PhD Program, Students are required to complete 48 credit hours. 5 courses of 3 credit hours each and one Independent Research Study of 3 Credit Hours (total 18 Credit hours for Course Work) and One dissertation of 30 credit hours (Total 48 Credit Hours for PhD).


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  • PhD Educational Leadership and Management

    The PhD in Educational Leadership and Management program at the Department of Education aspires to meet the growing demand of leaders and managers with expertise in the field of education. There is a strong emphasis on research, and critical awareness on issues of social justice and equity in educational contexts. It equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to have impact on educational policy, reform, and practice.


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  • PhD Biosciences

    The PhD in Biosciences is minimum 3-years program spread over 6 semesters. It is 48 credit hour program comprising of 5 courses, Independent Research Study (3 credit hours) and a dissertation of 30 credit hours. The maximum time limit to complete the PhD degree is 8-years.

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