MSMS Program

Details & Semester Outline for MSMS


SZABIST Larkana offers MS degree in the specialized areas of Human Resource Management, Marketing and Finance. The MS program is an evening program. There are two streams available for MS. One Stream is by Course Work and other one is by Research. By Course Work Stream, the student is required to complete 10 courses of 3 credit hours each. By Research Work Stream, the student is required to complete 8 Courses and Two IRS OR One Thesis of 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 years to 4 years. As per HEC guidelines, all MS students are required to clear GAT General Test or HAT with minimum 50% score. There are two streams available for Masters of Science in Management Sciences. 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. The Scheme of Study is as follows:
- Six Compulsory Courses
- Four Electives
- No IRS or Thesis

In the Research Work Stream, the student is required to complete 8 Courses and Two IRS OR one Thesis of Six Credit hours. The Scheme of Study is as follows:

- Six Compulsory Courses
- Two Electives
- Two IRS or Thesis

In both the streams, 30 Credit hours are to be completed.


Stream 1 – MS By Course Work Stream


Compulsory Courses

MS 5127 Research Methods and Techniques
MS 5112 Strategic Management
MS 5237 Strategic Finance
MS 5204 Quantitative Tools for Research
MS 5104 Strategic Marketing
MS 5238 Strategic Human Resource Development

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MS 5127 Research Methods and Techniques
MS 5112 Strategic Management
MS 5238 Strategic Human Resource Development
MS 5238 Strategic Human Resource Development
MS 5204 Quantitative Tools for Research
MS 5237 Strategic Finance
MS 5XXX Elective I
MS 5XXX Elective II

Second Year

Fall Semester
MS 5XXX Elective III
MS 5XXX Elective IV


Stream 2 –MS By Research Work Stream


Compulsory Courses

MS 5127 Research Methods and Techniques
MS 5112 Strategic Management
MS 5237 Strategic Finance
MS 5204 Quantitative Tools for Research
MS 5104 Strategic Marketing
MS 5238 Strategic Human Resource Development

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MS 5127 Research Methods and Techniques
MS 5112 Strategic Management
MS 5238 Strategic Human Resource Development
MS 5104 Strategic Marketing
MS 5204 Quantitative Tools for Research
MS 5237 Strategic Finance
MS 5XXX Elective I
MS 5XXX Elective II

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Thesis (Part I) OR
IRS I and IRS II
Thesis (Part II) If Any

Elective courses may vary from time to time. All courses may not necessarily be offered every year. Alternate courses may be substituted as and when required. In both the streams, students cannot register in Independent Research Study (IRS) OR thesis without completing 6 compulsory courses. Maximum course load for a semester is 4 courses (12 credit hours). Summer is not a regular semester; therefore, courses are not offered on a regular basis in summer. A student can take maximum two interdisciplinary elective courses in MBA program with the prior approval of respective program managers.

MSMS Electives

Finance Human Resource Management
MS 5113 Financial Time Series
MS 5105 Econometrics
MS 5115 Operations and Mathematical Modeling
MS 5206 Modern Financial Applications
MS 5217 Corporate Finance Planning and Decisions
MS 5237 Business Finance and Decision Making
MS 5421 Capital Asset Pricing Model
MS 5xxx Seminars in Finance
MS 5103 Managerial Economics
MS 5111 Derivatives and Financial Risk
MS 5134 Behavioral Finance
MS 5215 Corporate Finance
MS 5218 Financial Markets
MS 5414 Applied Econometrics
MS 5425 Empirical Asset Pricing
MS 5101 Change Management
MS 5202 Organizational Strategies and Effectiveness
MS 5205 International Business Management
MS 5216 Corporate Governance
MS 5229 Negotiations and Con?ict Resolution
MS 5245 System Thinking and Organizational Learning
MS 5415 NGO Management
MS 5xxx Seminars in HRM
MS 5102 Organizational Development
MS 5203 Global Corporate Strategy
MS 5211 Creative Leadership
MS 5225 Leadership and Motivation Techniques
MS 5241 Public Administration and Governance
MS 5303 Issues in Strategic Management
MS 5423 Global Governance and Development
Marketing
MS 5249 Advanced Marketing Strategies
MS 5422 Distribution and Channel Management
MS 5301 Seminars in Marketing
MS 5424 Strategic Brand Management