Programs offered at SZABIST Larkana

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMS

– BBA

SZABIST Larkana offers a four-year (eight semesters) BBA degree program of 144 credit hours. This is SZABIST’s flagship program. For the BBA program, the students are required to complete 46 courses and 3 credit hours Business Project & a 3 credit hours Community Service Project. The program includes 42 compulsory courses and 4 elective courses from Management, Marketing, and Finance. To obtain the BBA degree, students have to complete 144 credit hours and an internship. The maximum time limit to complete the BBA degree is six years. BBA program is an ACCA accredited program; those who complete BBA from SZABIST, Larkana, will get an exemption in 06 out of 09 ACCA Foundation papers exams (F1, F2, F3, F5, F7, and F9).

BS (Accounting & Finance)

SZABIST Larkana 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 Larkana will get an exemption in ACCA papers from F1 to F9.

BS (Social Sciences)

SZABIST Larkana offers a four-year (eight semesters) BS Social Sciences degree with majors in Psychology. BS Program is essentially a day program and consists of 46 courses (plus a six credit hour, two-part final year Research Thesis) with a total of 144 credit hours. The maximum time limit to complete the BS degree is six years.

BS (Computer Science)

SZABIST Larkana offers a four-year (eight semesters) BS Computer Science degree program. 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.


MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS

Master of Business Administration – 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 MBA program with specialization in Human Resource Management, Marketing, Finance, and MIS. The maximum duration to complete the degree in any MBA program is four years.

For students with a four-year BBA / BABS / BS (Accounting & Finance)/BS (Entrepreneurship) or equivalent degree, the duration of the MBA is a 1.5 years. 10 MBA courses (30 credits) and a thesis/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 four years.

For students with a 4-year non-business degree/16-years of education, the duration of the MBA program is 2. Twenty-two courses (66 credits) and Business Research Project (6 credits) or Academic Research Projects (6 credits) are needed to graduate. Students are also required to complete a 6-weeks internship and clear the SZABIST comprehensive exam. The maximum duration to complete this degree is 4 years. The maximum time limit to complete MBA degree is four years.

MS (Management Sciences)

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. 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.

MS (Educational Leadership and Management)

The MS in Educational Leadership and Management is a 1.5-2 years program. It is 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 must be completed. The time limit to earn a MS degree is from 1.5 to 4 years.

The students will have the opportunity to specialize in the fields of Sociology of Education, Educational Policy, Testing/Evaluation, Teacher Education, Professional Development, School Administration/Educational Leadership, Guidance & Counseling, Curriculum development, Technology Integration in Education, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education studies, Educational Psychology and Child Development


ONE YEAR PROGRAMS

Master in Project Management

The Masters in Project Management is designed to enable individuals to manage complex projects of today
through modern project management approaches. MPM is a one-year program comprising of 30 credit hours
spread over two semesters. Ten courses are required to graduate. The maximum time to complete the
degree is 4 years.

Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies

The basic objective of this diploma is to train the students with the basic understanding of Computers, Communications Technologies, programming, web designing, web development and software project management. All mentioned areas are an essential part of “Information Technology”. After completing this diploma students will be able to work independently and professionally in the I.T domain. The courses are design not only to give student the working ability in the designated area but students can also acquire certifications in those areas. For example, after completing the course of “Database Management System” students can acquire “OCA” (Oracle Certified Associate)
and MySQL certifications, after completing “Computer Programming”, they can acquire “Oracle Certifies Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer”, after completing “Computer Hardware & Troubleshooting”, they can acquire “A+” certification, after completing “Data Communication & Networks” students can acquire CompTIA Network+ Certification sand after studying “Android Application Development” they can start working on developing applications for Android-based platform, while course like Communication Skills will give students an extra edge on how to communicate in a professional working environment.