Programs at SZABIST

Undergrad Programs

  • BBA
    BBA Program

    SZABIST offers a four year (eight semesters) BBA degree program with majors in Management, Marketing, Finance, and IT. The BBA Program is essentially a day program and consists of 46 courses and a thesis (six courses per semester) with a total of 144 credit hours (all electives and certain courses may be offered in the evening) and an Internship. The maximum time limit to complete the BBA degree is seven years.


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  • BBS
    BBS Program

    SZABIST offers a two-year BBS (Bachelor of Business Studies) degree program of 72 credit hours. For the BBS program, the students are required to complete 22 courses and a 6 credit hours Research Project. The courses include 19 compulsory courses and 3 electives. To obtain the BBS degree, the students have to complete 72 credit hours and a six weeks internship. The maximum time limit to complete the Bachelor of Business Studies is four years. Both BBS(Day) and BBS(Evening) programs are offered.

  • BS Entrepreneurship
    BBS Program

    SZABIST offers a four-year (eight semesters) BS Entrepreneurship degree program of 144 credit hours. For the BS Entrepreneurship program, the students are required to complete 45 courses and a 9 credit hours Capstone Project. 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 Entrepreneurship degree is seven years.

  • BABS
    BABS Program

    SZABIST offers a 3 year BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies from the Coventry University. Students who complete two years at SZABIST will proceed ahead to complete the third year from Coventry University and earn an international degree.
    Students can also complete the BABS degree at SZABIST by opting for the 3rd and 4 year of BABS program. Those who opt for this continuation program will then stay in this program and will not be allowed to transfer to any other program. The maximum duration to complete this degree is seven years.

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  • BS (Accounting & Finance)
    BS (Computer Science) Program

    BS (A&F) is a four years (eight semesters) program and consists of 144 credit hours of teaching. Students are required to complete 46 courses and a 6 credit hours of final year project along with six weeks of internship to graduate. Students completing BS (A&F) will get an exemption in ACCA modules F1, through F9, except F6. The maximum duration to complete this program is seven years.

  • BS (Computer Science)
    BS (Computer Science) Program

    SZABIST offers a four-year (eight semesters) BS (Computer Science) degree with majors in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Software Engineering and Computer Sciences. The BS Program is essentially a day program and consists of 40 courses (six courses per semester) with a total of 130 credit hours (all electives and certain courses may be offered in the evening), internship and the passing of the Comprehensive Exam. The maximum time limit to complete the BS degree is seven years.

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  • BS (Media Sciences)
    Bachelor of Media Science Program

    The Department of Media Sciences at SZABIST offers a comprehensive four-year Bachelor of Media Science degree with majors in Film & Television Production, Communication Design, & Journalism. To earn an undergraduate degree, students must enroll in & successfully complete a total of 135 credit hours, which includes 43 courses (34 core courses, 9 electives in Film & Television Production, Communication Design, or Journalism), a 6-credit thesis, & an internship. All students must complete their degree within seven years.
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  • BS (Social Sciences)
    BS (Social Science) Program

    SZABIST offers a four-year (eight semesters) BS (Social Sciences) degree with majors in Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Political Sciences and International Relations. The BS Program is essentially a day program and consists of 48 courses (six courses per semester) with a total of 144 credit hours, internship and the passing of the Comprehensive Exam. The maximum time limit to complete the BS degree is seven years.


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  • BE Mechatronics
    BE Mechatronics Program

    SZABIST offers a four-year BE (Mechatronics) degree in eight semesters. BE Mechatronics program is essentially a day program and consists of 45 courses (five or six courses per semester) with a total of 140 credit hours (all electives and certain courses may be offered in the evening), internship and the passing of the comprehensive exam. The maximum time limit to complete the BE degree is seven years.

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  • BS Biosciences
    BS Biosciences Program

    BS Biosciences at SZABIST is a four-year program spread over eight semesters and consists of 135 credit hours of teaching, 44 courses, internship, and research project.

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  • LLB
    LLB Program

    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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Graduate Programs

  • EMBA
    EMBA Program

    SZABIST offers a two-year EMBA degree for executives and middle/level managers. The program spread over six semesters and consists of 66 credit hours. Twenty courses, one business project (3 credits) and one research project (3 credits) are required to graduate. The maximum time limit to complete the EMBA degree is five years.

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  • MBA
    MBA Program

    SZABIST offers an MBA in the specialized fields of Management, Human Resource Management (HRM), Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Islamic Banking, MIS and Economic Policy & Management. Both MBA (Day) and MBA (Evening) programs are offered.
    For students with a four-year BBA degree, the duration of the MBA Program is 1.5 years. Ten MBA courses (30 credits) and a research project (6 credits) are needed to graduate. Students are also required to complete a six-week internship. The maximum duration to complete this degree is five years.

    For students with a 4-year non-BBA degree / relevant degree, the duration of the program is 2 to 2.5 years. 24 courses (72 credits) are needed to graduate. Students are also required to complete a six-week internship and clear the SZABIST comprehensive exam. The maximum duration to complete this degree is five years.

    For students with a two to three-year undergraduate degree, the duration of the MBA program is 3 to 3.5 years. 30 courses (90 credits) are needed to graduate. Students are also required to complete a six-week internship and clear the SZABIST comprehensive exam. The maximum duration to complete this degree is five years.

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  • MBA (Banking & Finance)
    MBA (Banking & Finance) Program

    MBA Banking & Finance (B&F) Program has been designed to impart quality professional education related to global Banking and Financial services sector. It is a rigorous program tailor made to the requirement of Banking and Finance corporate world.

    MBA (B&F) is 1.5 Years evening program consisting of 36 credit hours. The eligibility for the program is (4 year BBA degree). 10 MBA courses and a research project/thesis (6 credit hours) are required to be completed for graduation. A 6 weeks internship is also required in any Banking/Financial sector.

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  • MS (Computer Science)
    MS (Computer Science) Program

    SZABIST offers an MS degree with majors in Information Technology, Software Engineering and Computer Sciences. This is an evening program only and consists of eight courses, and a thesis/research project/course work.

    For students with a four-year BS or two-year MCS degree, the MS is a two-year program. Nine MS courses and thesis/research project/course work are needed to graduate (33 credit hours).

    For students with a four-year professional degree (BE, MSc etc), the MS Program is for two years. Deficiency conversion courses and nine MS courses and thesis/research project/course work are needed to graduate (33 credit hours +18 credit hours of deficiency courses.)

    For students with a three-year BCS degree, the MS Program is for three years. One year of deficiency conversion courses and nine MS courses and thesis or research project are needed to graduate (33 credit hours + 30 credit hours of deficiency courses.)

    The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is five years.

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  • MS (Education Leadership and Management)
    MS (Education ELeadership and Management) Program

    The MS in Educational Leadership and Management is a 1.5 - 2 years program. It is a 30 credit hour program with 6 courses (3 credit hours each), 2 Independent Research Studies (3 credit hours each), and a Thesis (6 credit hours).

    The students will have the opportunity to specialize in the fields of: Sociology of Education, Educational Policy, Testing / Evaluation, Teacher Education, Professional Development, and Information Technology.



  • Masters in Human Resource Management (MHRM)
    MS (Education ELeadership and Management) Program

    This Program is comprised of 33 credit hours (10 courses +1 industry project). The courses are offered in three consecutive semesters.The course plan is divided into core courses, elective courses and an industry research project.

    For admission to the MHRM Program, the applicant must possess minimum of sixteen (16) years of education / 4 years bachelor / Master degree from HEC recognized educational institutes with minimum 55% marks / CGPA 2.50 (with minimum of one year experience at managerial level). An entrance test and group discussion/ interview will be given to all applicants at SZABIST. NTS score in lieu of SZABIST is also acceptable.

  • MS (Media Sciences)
    MS (Media Sciences) Program

    The Department of Media Sciences at SZABIST offers a two-year, evening MS degree program in Media Studies designed to prepare students for managerial, policy-making, scholarly, and teaching roles in media, government, schools, and universities, and in private, non-profit and multinational organizations. To be awarded an MS in Media Studies, students need to complete a total of 36 credit hours, which includes 10 courses and 6 credits of research or thesis. All students must complete their degree within five years.

    Students who successfully complete their MS degree may apply for the PhD program in the Department of Social Sciences. Students accepted into the PhD program will need to complete a doctoral dissertation within three years of enrollment and to fulfill all requirements, including necessary coursework and research as outlined by the Department of Social Sciences and required by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

    Eligibility

    Students with a 4-year undergraduate degree in a related field of study are eligible to apply. Students with a 4-year undergraduate degree in Business with a focus on marketing are also eligible.

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  • MS (Management Sciences)
    MS (Management Sciences) Program

    SZABIST offers the fifth year MS degree in the specialized fields of Management, Human Resource Management (HRM), Marketing, Finance and IT (MIS/ E-Business). The MS program is an evening program only and consists of 8/10 courses and/or thesis (30 credits). The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is five years.

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  • MS (Social Sciences)
    MS (Social Sciences) Program

    SZABIST offers the fifth year MS degree in Social Sciences with majors in Psychology, Sociology, International Relation, Political Science, Economics, Media Studies, Education, Public Administration, NGO Management, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Law & Human Rights and Public Policy.

    The MS Program is an evening program only and consists of 8/10 courses and/or thesis/independent studies (30 credit hours).

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  • Masters in Project Management
    Masters in Project Management Program

    Masters in Project Management (MPM) program has been designed to impart quality professional education related to project management. It is a rigorous program and offered in collaboration and consultation with industry experts.

    MPM is a one-year degree program, comprises 33-credit hours and the courses are offered in three consecutive semesters. Regular semesters, fall and spring, will be 16 weeks, while summer semester are of eight weeks. All classes are for three hours in the evenings only. The course plan is divided into core courses, computer project application, and elective courses.

    For admission to the MPM Program, the applicant must possess a minimum of sixteen years of education from HEC recognized educational institutes with minimum 55% marks/CGPA 2.50.

    Candidates will be required to pass an entrance test and group discussion/interview.

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  • MS Project Management
    Masters in Project Management Program

    MS (Project Management) Bridge arrangement This arrangement allows MPM graduates to enhance their academic qualification. For MPM (30 Credits Program) graduates, a maximum of 5 Courses would be transferred to MSPM program and for MPM (33 Credits Program) graduates, a maximum of six courses can be transferred to MSPM program; subject to passing the courses with a minimum 2.75 grade points and on surrendering the MPM degree. Project, Project in Primavera, IT Tools for Project Management and SAP Training are not transferrable towards MSPM degree completion requirements for MPM graduates.


  • Master of Advertising
    Master of Advertising Program

    The Department of Media Sciences at SZABIST offers an evening Master’s degree program in Advertising providing students a comprehensive training through courses that prepares them to engage in various career options in the advertising industry. To be awarded a Master of Advertising degree, students need to complete a total of 36 credit hours, which includes 10 courses and a 6-credit project. All students must complete their degree within five years.

    Eligibility

    Students with a 4-year undergraduate degree in a related field of study are eligible to apply. Students with a 4-year undergraduate degree in Business with a focus on marketing are also eligible.

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  • Ph.D
    PhD Program

    SZABIST offers the PhD degree in Management Sciences, Computing and Social Sciences and Economics that can be completed during the evenings in two years after the MS/MBA degree.

    Six PhD courses and a dissertation are required to graduate. A total of 48 credit hours must be completed.

    For candidates with a four-year professional (BBA/BS/BE/MBA/MCS/MSc/MA) degree, the PhD Program is a three-year, 78-credit-hour program. However, the MS degree (30 credits) must first be successfully completed.

    In Management Sciences, specializations include Organizational Structure, Human Resource Management & Development, and International Business Strategy & Development, e-Business Strategy, Leadership, Corporate Restructuring, Corporate Ethics & Governance, Advanced Financial Management, Marketing Communication and Not-for-Profit Management.
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    In Computing, specializations include Database Management Systems, Data Warehousing & Mining, Networking & Communication, Business Intelligence, Process Modeling, Telecommunication, Mobile Communication, Mobile Computing, Technology Management, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Agent Systems, Speech Recognition, Multimedia & HCI Systems and e-Business, Mechatronics and Machine Vision & Image Processing.
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    In Social Sciences & Economics, specializations include Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Media Studies, Education, Public Administration, NGO Management, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Law & Human Rights and Public Policy.
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    The total time to earn a PhD degree after a four-year university degree is a minimum of three years and a maximum of seven years.