Having a running business by the time you graduate

PhD ManagementCredit HoursNo. of Courses
Graduation Requirements 45 6
Core Courses 6 2
Elective Courses 12 4
Thesis 27 -

Total Course Work (18 credit hours)

6 – Credit hours of course work to be completed by studying two (2) core courses:
  • Advanced Techniques in Quantitative Research
  • Advanced Techniques in Qualitative Research
12 – Credit hours of coursework to be completed by studying 4 electives from the following list of courses:
  • Globalization and the Firms
  • Management of Public Sector Organization
  • New Sciences and Management Research
  • Knowledge Management and Information Sciences
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Economic Development and Policy
  • Consumer Behavior Models
  • Operations and Supply Chain Models
  • Seminar in Supply Chain Management
  • Seminar in Marketing
  • Seminar in Theory Building in Management Sciences
  • Theory and Research in Strategic Management
  • Seminar in Service Marketing
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Advanced Risk Management; Theories & Practices
  • Seminar in Human Resource Management
  • Current issues in Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Merger & Acquisitions’ Strategies
  • Research Methods and Techniques for Finance
  • Future, Options & Swap Strategies
  • Advanced Financial Modelling

Comprehensive Examination

Before the commencement of the thesis, every student has to take a comprehensive examination to demonstrate his/her grasp of knowledge that he/she has acquired in the area of research. The comprehensive examination will be of 8 hours duration. The aim of the examination is to determine the student's ability to draw on the knowledge he/she acquired through an integrated framework. The comprehensive exam is required to be passed by the scholar within the first two years of admission.

PhD Synopsis

The scholars are encouraged to start their Research during their coursework so that they can present their PhD Synopsis in BASAR within one year after they pass their comprehensive exam. As per UMT policy, any scholar who is unable to pass BASAR within one year after his/her comprehensive exam will be drop-out from the degree program and his/her admission will be canceled.

Doctoral Thesis (27 credit hours)

The complete thesis write-up will start after the approval of the research proposal by Board of Advanced Studies and Research. Final doctoral thesis as per HEC policy is sent abroad for evaluation from two foreign experts, and two experts from within Pakistan. On the basis of the Evaluation Report by foreign and local experts, the student will be required to take a Viva examination. The examiners will include external (local experts) and internal examiners and, where possible, the foreign experts who evaluated the written thesis. All scholars must publish a scholarly paper in an HEC recognized journal for the award of PhD degree