Ph.D. Business Administration

The Ph.D. in Business Administration program is 3-5 years degree program that comprises of course and research thesis. The degree program seeks to instill current concepts and understanding of a specific subject in business administration, as well as the ability to look beyond existing frontiers. The PhD program focuses on solving knowledge issues in the field. The course work and directed research proposal allows for preparation and instruction with the goal of producing graduates who can conduct research independently with a high level of creativity and quality.
Students are able to make informed decisions on complicated issues in specialized business domains, as well as develop novel approaches to problem-solving. Holders of this degree will be able to plan, design, and implement initiatives that will result in significant new information and/or understanding. The goal of the degree program is to develop individuals who want to work in academia or business in a research-oriented capacity.

Core Courses

  • Theory of Finance
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Advanced Research Methods in Business
  • Advanced Marketing Research
  • Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • Econometrics and Advanced Statistical Method
  • Research Thesis (as per chosen specialization)

Eligibility Criteria

  • 18 years ofย  education in the relevant field with at least 3.00/4.00 CGPA or equivalent marks
  • NTS GAT-subject with 60% marks
  • Pass admission test in required marks (as per university criteria)


Business administration has quite a good scope in public and private sector both. Because the bulk of the population wants to work in the business sector of the economy, there are several options for business-related occupations in Pakistan. Banking, financial firms, and educational institutions are all eager to hire the degree holders of business administration. A PhD degree in business administration is required, with specialization in fields such as international business, finance, real estate, computer information systems, marketing, or accounting, to work at senior level. Government organizations, export companies, industrial and business houses hire the degree holders at senior level because of their comprehension of contemporary market trends and technological competence. Besides all these, the degree holders are employed by the universities to be part of the faculty.

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