The MPhil coursework introduces the student to a wide range of theories and methodologies used in researching all types of topics in management science. This coursework consists of eight subjects spread over three semesters. It starts with broad aspects of management research and moves on to the specific skills that are needed to conduct and deliver a compelling research design and literature review. To complete each coursework subject, the student will need to attend 48 hours of class work and complete a substantial amount of private research in preparing for class assignments and examinations. Once he has reached and consistently maintained a high standard during the coursework, he will then be able to move on to his thesis.
As per the HEC rules the thesis is scheduled for the second year of the MPhil programme. Each thesis is supervised individually and student guidance takes place in the form of supervisory meetings. The aim of the thesis is to demonstrate that the candidate has made a distinctive and original contribution to improve theories, profession practice, policy or strategy in the field of management sciences. The completed thesis will be presented for examination and successfully defended according to the University requirements. The dissertation comprises of a comprehensive thesis-style research project undertaken by each student on an individual basis. To facilitate the thesis process, students will be allocated a principal supervisor, and one or more associate supervisors, with expertise in their nominated disciplines. The primary supervisor will be a permanent faculty member of the Department of Management Sciences, who has undergone an appropriate research experience and has been approved for supervision by the University. After completion of the required coursework, students will prepare and defend a thesis proposal. If accepted, students will work on the thesis in close consultation with their principal supervisor