Faculty of Management Science

/Faculty of Management Science
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Our Vision

We aspire to become internationally acclaimed enablers of knowledge creation and dissemination in the broader domains of organizations, business administration, and management by making tangible contributions for better and organized world.

Our Mission

We aim to be the business school of choice for existing and aspiring business leaders by adequately deploying university resources. We also aim to make a significant contribution to the cause of business education in the country. The cutting-edge curriculum, creativity, entrepreneurial focus, management theory and practice will be our aspiring hallmarks.

Our Values

  • Outcome-based Education (OBE)
  • Capacity Building
  • Ethics
  • Research and Scholarship
  • Innovation
  • Openness
  • Trust
  • Diversity
  • Transparency

Dean’s Message

Dear Students, I welcome you to consider joining a wide range of programs offered by the USA School of Business. All our undergraduate and graduate programs are value-added driven. The prime focus is on developing career-oriented skills set to bring a major transformation in students’ professional and personal development. We achieve this through a unique blend of drivers including dedication and guidance of University management, highly qualified and experienced full-time faculty, carefully designed curriculum, quality teaching, research, state-of-the-art student facilities, co-curricular activities, industry-academia linkages and a total dedication to professional ethics and corporate social responsibility.
Our graduates are gainfully employed in the job market. They are inducted
in both the country and abroad in reputable organizations in manufacturing, service and government sectors. Several of our graduates are working at different managerial positions in leading organizations.In order to maintain and enhance program quality, rigor and industry relevance remains our top priority. It is indeed a matter of pride, honor and motivation for us that our programs are as per Higher Education Commission (HEC) quality benchmarks. All our programs are HEC-compliant.We look at the future with zeal and promise. We actively seek to achieve more impact and recognition of our current programs as well as launch additional programs. In the near- to medium-term we plan to further enhance our intellectual, financial and other resource base enabling us to launch more programs in higher education, executive education and training programs in different management disciplines.
I once again cordially invite you to consider our degree programs to realize your full potential.

Dr. Irfan Amir
Dean, USA Faculty of Management Sciences

About FMS

we are teaching business keeping humanity in mind. We are offering state-of-the-art undergraduate and graduate degree programs with an intent to produce business professionals for existing and careers that even don’t exist yet. Our academic programs are challenging, innovative, competitive, and designed to perfect the knowledge, skills and attitude to learn and lead. All the degrees offered by the Faculty are globally recognized. Latest research is continuously integrated into classroom learning leading to student’s most up-to-date learning relevant to the market they will graduate into.

Our Faculty develops students’ skills through the following distinctive and desirable features:

  • A high level of interaction between faculty and students.
  • Scholarships programs to support higher education in the country.
  • Programs that focus strongly in educating graduates for career in academia, government and corporate sector.
  • Well organized and planned community activities to make our students socially responsible.
  • Arranging industry visits to create Corporate-University linkages.
  • Focus on students’ grooming and interpersonal skills.
  • Research activities to develop critical and analytical skills.

Objectives

  • >To serve as catalyst of change in business education
  • To become the business school of choice through quality education, research output and contribution towards society by producing responsible educated youth of Pakistan.
  • To offer degree programs and courses meeting international standards and as per HEC guidelines.
  • To promote research and scholarship.
  • To make strong liaison with industry and inculcate industry requirements in curriculum.
  • To develop entrepreneurial talent and spirit in our student body.
  • To continually improve the academic processes for the satisfaction of all our stakeholders.
  • To uphold and promote highest level of transparency and ethical standards in all our initiatives and activities.
  • To promote the culture of social responsibility.
  • To promote and maintain strong linkages and collaboration with academia for the uplift of education in Pakistan.

Degree Programs

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Faculty of Management Science Years Credits Project Thesis
Undergraduate Programs
Bachelors of Business Administration – BBA 4 132 Yes No Apply Online
Specializations
Human Resource Management 4 132 Yes No Apply Online
Management 4 132 Yes No Apply Online
Entrepreneurship and SME Management 4 132 Yes No Apply Online
Operations & Supply Chain Management 4 132 Yes No Apply Online
Marketing 4 132 Yes No Apply Online
Graduate Programs
Master of Business Administration – MBA(1.5 years) 1.5 30 No Yes Apply Online
Master of Business Administration – MBA (2 years) 2 30 No Yes Apply Online
Master of Business Administration – MBA (Executive) 2 78 No Yes Apply Online
Master of Business Administration – MBA (2.5 years) 2.5 81 No Yes Apply Online
Master of Business Administration – MBA (3.5 years) 3.5 102 No Yes Apply Online
Master of Managment Sciences – MS Management 2 30-36 No Yes Apply Online
Specialization
Human Resource 1.5 30-36 No Yes Apply Online
Marketing 1.5 30-36 No Yes Apply Online
Management 1.5 30-36 No Yes Apply Online
Accounting and Finance 1.5 30-36 No Yes Apply Online
Finance 1.5 30-36 No Yes Apply Online

Employment Scope

The state-of-the-art curriculum, top-quality teaching and supervision, and emphasis on in-depth query and investigation will enable participants of our undergraduate, graduate and also programs of higher learning to have a rewarding career in industry as well as in academia. Our will also acquire high-level of skills set in the area of their specialization. This, in turn, will ensure higher chances of employability, rapid career progression, and a sense of self-actualization.

Our graduates can serve as catalysts in improving the managerial capacity of organizations. The University offers free of cost five training programs to all undergraduate students beyond the curriculum for personal and professional development. These include:

  1. Grooming and Interpersonal Skills
  2. English Language Proficiency
  3. One Foreign Language
  4. Writing a Business Plan
  5. Quantitative Techniques in Research

Executive Development


In order to support the corporate sector to enhance the managerial capacities of people and organizations, [email protected] proudly offers Executive Education Programs. The programs include open enrolment certificate courses as well as customized trainings as per the needs of the corporate entities

 Rules & Regulations

Syllabus 2018-07-17T05:10:04+00:00

There shall be a complete syllabus for each course made available to students no later than the first day of class at the beginning of each semester. Any changes to the syllabus made after the first day of class will be announced and will be clearly represented with the date of the revision.

The course syllabus will cover:

– a course description including course objectives;
– reference books for the course;
– the content and nature of assignments;
– the schedule of major graded assessments (e.g., examinations and due dates for projects and papers);
– the examination and/or assessment procedures;
– the mode of communication for excused absences;
– the basis for determining final grades, including grading system used and the relationship
between in-class participation and the final course grade;

Attendance 2018-07-17T05:10:57+00:00

PLEASE NOTE:

Students are expected to take complete responsibility for their own academic work and progress.

Students, to progress satisfactorily, must meet all of the requirements of each course for which they are registered. Consistent attendance offers students the most effective opportunity to gain command of course concepts and materials. To appear in final examination, some course instructors can enforce the rule of 75% attendance for appearing in the examination.

In-class participation may be an ongoing requirement and an integral part of the work of some courses. In-class assessments may occur, sometimes without any advance notice- known as a surprise quiz.

The syllabus will specify expectations about in-class participation and its relationship to the final course grade.

Recording of student attendance is required of the faculty.

Absences

Absences from courses in which in-class participation forms a significant part of the work of the course (such as lab or discussion courses) shall be handled by instructors in accordance with the general policies of their academic units.

An excused absence is an absence for which the student has the right to receive, and the instructor has the responsibility to provide, academic accommodation.

Excused absences must be requested promptly and must be supported by appropriate documentation. They are granted by the Head of Department. Excused absences do not alter the academic requirements for the course.

Students are responsible for information and material missed on the day of absence.

Students are within reason entitled to receive any materials provided to the class during the absence. Students are responsible for determining what course material they have missed and for completing required exercises in a timely manner.

Events that justify an excused absence include: religious observances; illness of the student or illness of an immediate family member; participation in university activities at the request of university authorities; and compelling circumstances beyond the student’s control (e.g., death in the family). Absences stemming from work duties (e.g., unexpected changes in shift assignments) and traffic problems do not typically count for excused absence.

Students claiming excused absence must notify the course instructor in a timely manner and provide appropriate documentation. The notification should be provided either prior to the absence or as soon afterwards as possible.

In the case of religious observances, athletic events, and planned absences known at the beginning of the semester, the student must inform the instructor during the first two weeks.

All other absences must be reported as soon as is practical. The student must provide appropriate documentation of the absence. The documentation must be provided in writing to the instructor by the means specified in the syllabus.

a. For medically necessitated absences: Students may, one time per course per semester, provide a self-signed excuse as documentation of an absence from a single class (e.g., lecture, recitation, or laboratory session) that does not coincide with a major assessment or assignment due date.

b. For all other absences students must provide verifiable documentation upon request (e.g., religious calendar, death announcement, etc.).

The faculty may allow student to make up for absence by submitting a makeup assessment. Student must submit it timely, at a time and place agreed upon by the instructor and student, cover the same material.

In the event that a group of students requires the same makeup assessment, one time and place may be scheduled. The makeup assessment must not interfere with the student’s regularly scheduled classes. If makeup work is not feasible, an alternate accommodation for excused absences will be provided. Alternate accommodations will be according to the principles established by the unit offering the course.

Students who miss a substantial number of class sessions or course assignments should seek guidance from an academic advisor with respect to academic options.

Assessment 2018-07-17T05:12:24+00:00

Students can expect to receive a reasonable number of graded assignments, projects, quizzes to permit evaluation of their performance. These assessments shall be returned to the students in a timely manner. Students will have reasonable opportunity to review graded assignments, such as papers and examinations (including the final examination or assessment), after evaluation by the instructor and while materials are reasonably current. Information about assessments and determination of the final course grade will be presented in a course syllabus.

Ordinarily, in-class assessments are given during class hours in accordance with the regularly scheduled time and place of each course.

Students are responsible for knowing the information in the syllabus, including dates of assessments and due dates of graded assignments. Assessments may take a variety of forms and need not be classroom-based written examinations.

Final Examination:  There shall be a final examination and/or assessment in every undergraduate course. Exceptions may be made with the written approval of the Faculty Dean.

Each faculty member shall retain, for one full semester (either fall or spring) after a course is ended, the students’ final assessments in the appropriate medium. The examination department maintains all examinations of students for up to 4 years.

All in-class final examinations must be held on the date and at the time listed in the official final examination schedule.  Out-of- class final examination or equivalent assessments shall be due on the date and at a time listed in the official final examination schedule.  Students may seek to reschedule final examinations so that they have no more than three examinations on any given day.

It is the responsibility of the student to initiate the rescheduling or be responsible for taking the examination as originally scheduled. When rescheduling is desired, students should first contact their instructors.  Students who encounter difficulty rescheduling examinations with their instructors are advised to contact Office of Student Affairs for help.

Faculty members are expected to accommodate students with legitimate rescheduling requests.

Resolution of Problems

Any concerns regarding the syllabus, attendance, absences and assessment should be addressed to the course instructor.  In the case of unresolved concerns, students are supposed to submit written application to the Office of Student Affairs.

Academic Integrity 2018-07-17T05:13:26+00:00

University of South Asia is an academic community. Its main purpose is the pursuit of knowledge.

Like all flourishing communities, the University can function properly only if its members adhere to clearly established goals and values.

Essential to the fundamental purpose of the University is the commitment to the principles of truth and academic honesty. Accordingly, the Code of Academic Integrity- Policy on Plagiarism  is designed to ensure that the principle of academic honesty is upheld. While all members of the University share this responsibility, the Code of Academic Integrity is designed so that special responsibility for upholding the principle of academic honesty lies with the students.

The University’s Code of Academic Integrity is a world recognized honor code. Any of the following acts, when committed by a student, shall constitute academic dishonesty:

1. Cheating: fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in any academic course or final year project or final thesis in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage and/or intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic course or final year project or final thesis.

2. Fabrication: intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in any academic course/ final year project/ final thesis.

3. Facilitating academic dishonesty: Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another student to violate any provision of the Code of Academic Integrity.

4. Plagiarism: Intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic course or exercise.

If it is determined that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred, the matter is referred to Discipline Committee for further deliberation.

Academic Regulations 2018-07-17T05:14:22+00:00

If it is determined that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred, the matter is referred to Discipline Committee for further deliberation.

Academic Probation and Dismissal 2018-07-17T05:15:18+00:00

The University endeavors to ensure that students progress towards their degree objectives satisfactorily, and achieve academic success.

If a student has special circumstances that make it impossible to complete a normal course load (5-6 courses per semester), the student must meet with HOD to discuss the circumstances, the student’s plans for remaining degree, and the implications for continued enrollment.

a.   Academic retention is based entirely on grade point average (GPA). A minimum of 128 successfully completed course credit hours is required for graduation in any degree curriculum at Bachelors level and 30 credit hours for Masters’ degree.

b.   Satisfactory Performance is defined as the achievement of a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above at Bachelor Level and 2.5 or above at Master Level. Students whose semester GPA falls below 2.0 or 2.5 for bachelor or master respectively are encouraged to meet with their Head of Departments regarding the development of a plan that will appropriately respond to the student’s academic difficulties and lead to academic improvement.

c.   Unsatisfactory Performance is defined as the achievement of a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 for Bachelor Students and 2.5 for Masters’ Student. Students will be placed on Academic Probation following any semester in which a 2.0 or 2.5 cumulative GPA for Bachelor or Master respectively is not achieved. The University reserves the right for Academic Dismissal of students who are unable to raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0 or 2.5 or higher for Bachelor or Master respectively at the end of their probationary semester.

Academic Probation:

Students will be placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 at Bachelor level and 2.5 at Masters’ level. Normally, a student is expected to attain a 2.0 CGPA at the end of any probationary semester for Bachelors’ degree and 2.5 for Masters’ degree.

The Office of the Student Affairs will notify students when they are placed on academic probation at the end of every semester after results are announced. Such notices will include a requirement that the students consult their Head of Department early in the probationary semester and in no event later than the beginning of the early enrolment period for the next semester.

a. The HOD will assist students in developing appropriate plans for achieving satisfactory academic performance.

b. Students who are placed on probation will not be allowed to add or drop courses, or register without the approval of HOD.

Academic Dismissal:

Students who have earned 60 or more credit hours will be dismissed if their CGPA remains below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters after being placed on probation.           The Office of Student Affairs will notify students via email. The email will include a statement that registration for the next semester will be canceled.

Student Conduct 2018-07-17T05:16:18+00:00

Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct. For all graded presentation and competitions, students are expected to dress professionally- for men that is wearing a suit with a tie and shirt buttoned up, and for women that is wearing professional colors and well- ironed clothes.

Cases that may result in suspension or expulsion are heard by committees, comprised of faculty members. Acts of violence, intimidation, disruption, or rioting; substantial theft or damaging university property; fraud or forgery; use or distribution of illegal drugs; wrongful use of technology; are forms of misconduct that most frequently result in dismissal from the University.

Prohibited Conduct

The following is general list of what constitutes prohibited conduct and is subject to disciplinary action:

– Initiating or causing to be initiated a false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency
– Possession of any weapon
– Causing physical harm or threat of harm to faculty or fellow students or any management member
– Serious Crime committed off-campus
– Violating the terms of any disciplinary sanction imposed
– Distribution or possession for purposes of distribution of any illegal drug
– Furnishing false information to the University
– Interfering with the freedom of expression of others
– Theft of property or of services; possession of stolen property
– Destroying or damaging the property of others
– Engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct
– Failure to comply with the directions of university officials
– Use or possession of any illegal drug or controlled substances
– Use or possession of fireworks
– Use or possession of any alcoholic beverage
– Violation of published university regulations or policies including the hostel contract, as well as those regulations relating to entry and use of University facilities, use of vehicles, campus demonstrations, misuse of identification cards, sexual misconduct, hazing, acceptable use, and parking regulations.

Those students found guilty of any of the following acts will be immediately dismissed from campus:

Assault, theft, damaged property, fire-setting, or other serious misconduct related to a University-sponsored event, occurring on- or off-campus, that results in harm to persons or property or otherwise poses a threat to the stability of the campus or campus community may result in disciplinary action.

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2018-2019 2018-09-08T09:48:03+00:00

 

Academic Calendar 2018-2019
Description Fall 2018 Semester (For Current Students) Fall 2018 Semester (For New Intake) Spring 2019 Semester
Orientation / Start of Classes Monday, September 10,2018 Monday, September 17,2018 Monday, January 21,2019
Last Date of Course Add/Drop Friday, September 21,2018 Friday, September 28,2018 Friday, February 01,2019
Mid-Term Examination Monday, November 05 – Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Monday, November 12 – Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Monday, March 18 – Tuesday, April 26, 2019
Last Date of Withdrawal of Courses Friday, November 30, 2018 Friday, December 07, 2018 Friday, May 10, 2018
Last Date of Fee Deposit For Next Semester Monday, December 10, 2018 Monday, December 10, 2018 Friday, May 10, 2018
Final-Term Examination Thursday, 03 January 19 – Friday, 11 January 19 Thursday, 10 January 19 – Friday, 18 January 19 Thursday, 16 May 19 – Friday, 24 May 19
Final Paper Viewing Friday, January 18, 2019 Friday, January 25, 2019 Thursday, May 30, 2019
Declaration of Result by Examination Department Friday, January 25, 2019 Monday, February 01, 2019 Friday, May 31, 2019
Public Holidays 2018-07-17T09:42:18+00:00
Public Holidays
Eid ul Edha** August 22 – 23 – 24, 2018
Yaum e Aushura** September 20 – 21 , 2018
Eid Milad ul Nabi** November 20, 2018
Quaid-e-Azam Day December 25, 2018
Kashmir Day February 05, 2019
Pakistan Day March 23 , 2019
Labor Day May 01 , 2019
Eid ul Fitar** June 05-06 , 2019
Independence Day August 14 , 2019
**Subject to the sighting of moon.