PhD Management Sciences

PhD Management Sciences at the Department of Management Science enables you to become a research leader. By pursuing a doctorate degree at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, you will immerse yourself in the world of high-achieving research students.

The curriculum provides outstanding research training and facilities to the country’s most ambitious minds. Likewise, it continuously challenges you via modern coursework that uplifts your existing skillset and furthers your research career. Likewise, it will help you become a data-driven policymaker within the industry and the public sector.

Our doctorate degree in management sciences provides you with opportunities to deeply explore topic of their own choices and apply substantial amount of body of knowledge to research. And for doing so, our faculty will teach you a breadth of methodologies to uplift your presentation and communication skills.

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of 18 years education (MBA/MS/M.Phil) in relevant discipline with minimum CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0
  • The department can assign the deficiency courses depending on the last field of study (that is, the last terminal academic degree).
  • Admission Test
  • Interview

Degree Requirements

A PhD candidate shall be awarded degree on successful completion of the following requirements with chronological order:

  • 18 Cr. Hrs. Course Work with minimum CGPA 3.00/4.00.
  • Comprehensive Examination (written and oral)
  • Synopsis Defence
  • 24 Cr. Hrs. Research Work
  • Publication of at least one research paper from PhD work in a HEC recognized journal (“W” category) having an impact factor as per latest Journal Citation Report published by Clarivate Analytics
  • Evaluation of thesis by at least two Foreign Experts from a technologically / academically advanced country
  • Final Defense

PhD scholars are required to comply with the following timeline:

Activity Preferred Time Maximum Time
Course Work 2 Semesters 4 Semesters
Comprehensive Exam 3 Semesters 6 Semesters
Synopsis Defense 4 Semesters 7 Semesters
Thesis Submission 7 Semesters 14 Semesters


Study plan for Doctor of Philosophy (Management Sciences)

Semester I

Code Title Cr.Hr Pre-req
MG8100 Research Philosophy and Theory Development 03 03
MG8100 Seminar in Management 03 03
xxxx Elective-I* 03 Specialization
Total 09

Semester II

Code Title Cr.Hr Pre-req
MG8800 Advanced Multivariate Data Analysis 03
xxxx Elective-II* 03 Specialization
xxxx Elective-III* 03 Specialization
Total 09

Total coursework credit hours                        18

Dissertation Writing

Code Title Cr.Hr Pre-req
xxxx Thesis 30 03 Compulsory Courses and 03 Specialization Elective Courses
Total 30
Total Course Work Credit Hours 18
Total Thesis Credit Hours 30
Total Ph.D. Program Credit Hours 48

*Electives (Specialization)

Supply Chain Management
Human Resource Management