Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management Sciences

Program Overview

The Department of Management Sciences aims to provide a PhD program, which is both educationally sound and directly relevant to those areas of industry, commerce, the professions and public service, which Management Sciences graduates tend to enter.

In developing the program, the Department has recognized that students may want to improve their job opportunities, change career direction or seek a fresh intellectual stimulus. Many are also looking for an enhancement of general business management rather than specialist skills. Increasingly from the employer’s perspective, organization is seeking future business leaders with improved ‘softer’ such as good interpersonal skills with employees. The PhD program prepares students for a variety of leadership positions in complex contemporary business environment and teaching careers.

PhD Management Sciences is being offered in the following specialisms: Management, Finance, Marketing, IT Management and Business Economics.
The PhD students are required to take 2 core courses and 4 Elective courses from the area of specialization.

The link for scheme of studies for PhD is

Minimum Duration

  1. Number of years: 03
  2. Number of Semesters: 06

Maximum Duration

  1. Number of years: 5 (with Two years extensions)
  2. Number of Semesters: 14
Program(s) under review Number of semesters Course category Number of courses in program Credit hours
PhD Core courses 2 6
Elective 4 12
Thesis 9
Total 27

Core Courses

Management Thoughts and Philosophy
Advanced techniques in Data Analysis

Areas of Specialization


  • Economics of Strategy and Organization
  • Organizational Ecology
  • Workforce Diversity: Organizational Development
  • Social Capital for Managerial Effectiveness
  • Reward System: Theory and Administration
  • Strategic Management of Knowledge in Professional Service Firms
  • Bargaining and Influence Skills
  • Social Norms
  • Designing Organizational Research
  • Social Psychology of Organizations


  • Empirical Methods in Finance
  • Emerging issues in Financial Markets
  • Financial Theory and Corporate Policy Decisions
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Risk Management Techniques
  • Advanced Topics in Financial Economics
  • Advanced Topics in Financial Theory
  • Seminar in Finance
  • Dynamic Asset Pricing Theory


  • Behavioral Research in Marketing
  • Quantitative Research in Marketing: Empirical and Methods
  • Attitudes and Persuasion
  • Behavioral Decision Marketing
  • Multicultural Marketing and Business Development
  • Marketing Data: Measurement and Analysis
  • Issues in International Marketing
  • Retail Strategy: International and Global Dimensions
  • Marketing High- Technology Products


  • Microeconomics Analysis II
  • Market Design
  • Advanced Topics in Financial Economics
  • Econometric Methods II
  • Multiperson Decision Theory
  • Applied Econometrics and economics Research
  • Game Theory
  • Applied Industrial Economics
  • The Economics of Institutions and Organizations

Contact Details

Admission Office

Faculty Block II Ground Floor, COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad

Telephone: +92-51-9247000 +92-51-9247002 +92-51-9049802


Department of Management Sciences

Program Officer: Mr. Imtiaz Ali

Telephone: +92-51-90496071


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Management Sciences Department
Management Sciences
Academic Block III, CUI
Park Road, Tarlai Kalan,
Islamabad 45550, Pakistan.

Tel 1: +92-51-9247000-9247002
Tel 2: +92-51-90495033-5
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