Institute Of Management Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University,
Aug 13 - 19, 2001
To develop and provide professionally trained
managers, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan established the
Department of Business Administration in December, 1977 and classes
for the first batch of MBA started on March 15, 1978. The Department
has progressed significantly over the years. The Department has
recently attained the status of an Institute and named an Institute of
Management Sciences. It is now one of the largest business school of
the country with well over 500 students and a permanent faculty of 18
teachers with a large complex providing all possible facilities at one
The goal of the Institute is to prepare students
for a successful management career. Since its inception, the Institute
has endeavored to give its students an education that enables them to
face any challenge in their professional life. The Institute has never
compromised on quality and standard. Uptill now, more than 700
students have graduated from the Institute who occupy middle and
senior management positions in the hierarchy of national and
The Institute is first to offer computer education
in whole of Southern Punjab. In 1984, a Certificate Course in Computer
Applications was offered for the working people in the evening. This
course was well received which led to its up-gradation to an advanced
Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Programming and Systems Analysis. This
programme was later on up-graded to a full-fledged MBA(MIS) degree
programme. Uptill now, 6 batches of MBA(MIS) students have completed
their degree requirements. The MBA(MIS) programme has been restructed
to fulfil the needs of the market in the area of IT and introduced as
MBA(IT) programme from the session 2000. A BBA(IT) programme is also
being introduced from this year.
The Institute started another degree programme
called MBA(Executive) for the working people in 1996. This Programme
provides an ideal opportunity to the working people having some
practical experience, to upgrade their knowledge and qualification.
Senior executives of different organizations participate in this
programme and undergo a new experience of learning.
The BBA programme was also started in 1996. The
Institute was pioneer in introducing this programme in whole of
Punjab. This received excellent response from the students who wanted
to adopt business management as their career. The BBA offers a
promising choice to students in selection of their career, apart from
medical and engineering professions, at the intermediate level. Later
on BBA Evening Programme was also introduced to provide this facility
to a larger number of students.
Faculty of the department:
The permanent faculty of the Institute consist of
18 teachers with two Professors having Ph.D degrees from reputed
foreign Universities. Adjunct faculty members from various Institute
of the University as well as experienced member from Business &
Industry are also engaged. The teachers are highly committed
motivated. Three teachers from the faculty of the faculty of the
Institute have gone abroad for higher education.
The Institute has incomparable facilities in terms
of class rooms, library and computer lab. and a beautiful
air-conditioned Seminar Hall. Its complex consists of large number of
well equipped class rooms, with latest furniture and audio visual
system. Media show facility is also provided to demonstrate the
lectures. A VCR system and a video library containing seminars
delivered by experts on various topics of MBA programme, is also
An Executive Centre has been established in the
Institute which provides state of the art facilities to the students.
It contains a spacious lecture theatre, a students lounge, kitchen,
conference rooms and a 'Business Information Centre', equipped with
latest means of information technology and a large reference library.
There are more than 8000 books, journals and periodicals relating to
various business topics are available in the Departmental Library.
The Institute also has a modern computer lab.
upgraded with latest breed of computers based on "NOVEL" and
"UNIX" and AS-400 system with a facility of more than 40
terminals. A new IT lab. is under construction which will provide
facility of 26 Pentium-3 computers. All the computers in the
Department are connected through a networking system.
The Institute has launched an academic journal
named "The Management Link" for exchange of ideas and views
of business academia with the business practitioners. Three issues of
the journal have been published uptill now.
Executive club/executive forum:
Executive Club and Executive Forum are also
functioning which represent the students of the Institute. These
student's bodies conduct various functions and seminars in the
Institute and provide opportunities to their community to participate
in academic and co-curricular activities and contribute through their
Zakarian Business Graduates Alumni has been
formulated to look after the interests of the Graduates passing out
from the Institute and work for the promotion of the institution. The
Alumni has more than 600 members who elect an Executive Council and
office bearers, every two years. A number of activities like
conferences, seminars and social get together are held at the forum.
The Alumni also actively participate for the placement of the
graduates and make efforts for the financial assistance of the