PhD Management Sciences
Last updated on March 19th, 2020

Structure of PhD (MS) Program

The PhD is an intensive program structure as “Coursework” and “Supervised Research Thesis”. The program fulfill the requirements of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The course work components are specifically designed to maximize learning and develop a comprehensive skill base required to undertake thesis research.  Assessment of each subject will be based on a combination of individual assignments and examinations. Academic standards will be of the Doctoral levels and students will be required to pass each subject before progression to the thesis/dissertation is permitted. The structure of the program is as follows.

Structure of PhD (MS) Program

Structure of PhD Coursework and Research Thesis


Course Code Subject Name (s) Credit Points
MGT 802 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods 3
MGT 805 Contemporary Issues in Management Sciences 3
MGT 806 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 3
Elective I Specialization in Management Sciences 3
Elective II Specialization in Management Sciences 3
Elective III Specialization in Management Sciences 3
SRD 901 Supervised Research (PhD Thesis 36

Credit Hours for Coursework:  18

Credit Hours for Thesis:            36

Total Credit Hours for PhD:     54

Scheme of Study Course Work (PhD)

Year One


Semester 01

Course Code Course Title
MGT 802 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
MGT 805 Contemporary Issues in Management Sciences
MGT 806 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Semester 02


Course Code Course Title
MGT XXX Elective: I (800 Level)
MGT XXX Elective: II (800 Level)
MGT XXX Elective: III (800 Level)


Year Two

 Semester 03
Course Code Subject Name (s) Credit Points
SRT 901 Supervised Research (Formal Thesis Proposal Development) 9
 Semester 4 
Course Code Subject Name (s) Credit Points
SRT 901 Supervised Research (Formal Thesis Proposal Defence; Research Plan and Approach Towards Thesis Write-up) 9


Year Three

 Semester 05
Course Code Subject Name (s) Credit Points
SRT 901 Supervised research (Thesis Write-up): Field of inquiry & Review of Literature Theoretical Framework Research Method & Design Data Collection & Analysis 9
 Semester 06
Course Code Subject Name (s) Credit Points
SRT 901 Supervised Research (Thesis Write-up): Findings, Discussion and Conclusion; Defence of First Draft of thesis; Submission of Revised Draft of Thesis. 9

 List of Elective Courses PhD (MS) Programme

Sr. Course Code Subject Title
1 MGT 830 Seminars in Organizational Behavior
2 MGT 831 Communication Strategies for scholars
3 MGT 832 Seminar in Behavioral Decision Making
4 MGT 833 Seminar in International Human Resource Management
5 MGT 834 Dissertation Research
6 MGT 835 Industrial / Organizational Psychology.
7 MGT 836 Seminar in economics of Strategy and Organization
8 MGT 837 Seminar in Leadership and change Management
9 MGT 838 Advanced International Business Management
10 MGT 839 Intelligent Information systems Marketing Courses
11 MGT 840 Seminar in Entrepreneurial Communication
12 MGT 841 Behavior Research in Marketing
13 MGT 842 Seminar in Behavioral Research in Marketing II: Consumer Behavior.
14 MGT 843 Seminar in Product Planning
15 MGT 844 Seminar in qualitative Research in Marketing: Strategic Models and Methods
16 MGT 845 Empirical Analysis of Dynamic Decision Context
17 MGT 846 Culture and Persuasion
18 MGT 847 Seminar in International Marketing
19 MGT 848 Advance topic in Marketing
20 MGT 849 Marketing Research and Analysis
21 MGT 850 Seminar in International Advertising
22 MGT 851 Behavior Research in Marketing
23 MGT 852 Production and Operations Management
24 MGT 828 Financial Econometrics
25 MGT 870 Behavioral Finance and Decision Making
Research Themes of Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Organizational Culture
  • Leadership
  • Business and Managerial Ethics
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Knowledge Management
  • Decision-Making
  • Management of Organizations
  • Regulations and Policies
Research Themes of Economy & Finance
  • Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Business enterprises
  • International economic relations
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Business Creation and Economic Growth
  • Banking sector and financial institutions
  • Financial regulations and market structure
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Inequalities of labor market
  • Generational view
  • Diversity management
  • Soci-economic development
  • Spill overs in Developing Countries
  • Cross Border Trades
  • Financial Regulations
  • Financial Policy Interventions
Research Themes of Marketing
  • Marketing strategies
  • Buyer behavior
  • Supply chain management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Holistic Marketing
  • Sustainable marketing
  • Relationship marketing
  • Marketing communication
  • Trade marketing
  • Strategic marketing
  • Tourism marketing
  • Brand management
  • Strategic partnership
  • Ethics in Marketing
  • Political marketing
  • International marketing
Research Themes of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial attitudes & aspirations
  • Entrepreneurial decision making
  • Entrepreneurial orientation
  • Inclusive entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial environment
  • New business ventures
Research Themes of Green consumer behavior
  • The Zero Waste Movement and circular design in business.
  • Games / gamification for businesses
  • Myths and realities in Industrial Revolution.
  • Greening the economy through tax incentives
  • Promoting renewable energy
Research Themes of Project Management
  • Project initiatives/proposals
  • Project planning
  • Project implementations
  • Project monitoring and control
  • Project closeout
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Schedule Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management Project Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project leadership
Research Themes of Economics
  • Econometrics and statistical techniques
  • Regional Economics
  • Capital controls in emerging market economies
  • Monetary and fiscal policy
  • Fiscal consolidation
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Micro-panel data