KASBIT

S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
(feedback@pgeconomist.com)
Research Analyst
, PAGE
Dec 20 - 26, 2010

KASBIT Private Limited, which is the parent body of KASBIT, was established in September 1999, through registration with Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Government of Pakistan. It is the first private sector institute of higher education, which is registered as a corporate body. Since its inception the institute has achieved many a milestones advocating standard, excellence and quality recognition.

FEE STRUCTURE

PROGRAM NAME PROGRAM DURATION (MIN) TOTAL CREDIT HRS.
BBA 4yr (8Sem) 135
MBA(Mor, Eve). 2yr (4Sem) 72
MBA(Weekend) 22 Courses 72
Admission Fee Rs10,000 .
Prospectus & Admission Form Rs500 .
Tuition Fee per Credit Hr. Rs2,400 .

The institute was given ISO-9001 Certification in January 2002, in recognition of its high quality control system. Therefore, the institute became the first ISO-9001 Certified degree-awarding institute in the private sector in Pakistan.

Since its inception, the management of the institute is highly conscious of attaining high standard and recognition amongst its peers through performance based achievements. With this in view the institute applied for charter in the year 2001 which was granted by the government of Sindh vide Ordinance No. XXII of 2001. KASBIT became member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB International produces a wide assortment of knowledge service publications and special reports on trends and issues within management education. It also plans to conduct extensive array of professional development programs for the students and professionals. The membership ascertains the current standing of the institute. KASBIT is recognised by Higher Education Commission.

Academic advising / counseling are an essential element of the educational process in the institute. KASBIT requires advisor-student conferences at least once a semester. However, the students are responsible for adhering to institute policies and procedures. Students may also consult faculty, department or program chairs, program coordinators or director. Students are assigned academic advisor / counselor and the names of the advisors / counselors are announced by the departments concerned.

KASBIT undergraduate program includes BBA 4 year's program. The program is aimed to provide students core information that offers a broad knowledge of business functions while emphasising their global application. In addition, the graduates would also be required to complete a major area of specialisation in finance, marketing management, MIS, banking, hotel management, and human resource management. However, postgraduate programs include MBA 2 year's program that is one of the most recognised postgraduate qualifications in the business world. It helps students in preparing for a variety of careers in the field of marketing, human resource, finance and others in both public and private sectors. KASBIT offers a two year master program which requires completion of seventy two credit hours of course work including six credit hours final project. The program consists of four semesters. For those students who obtain BBA degree (four years program), the MBA program is of a shorter duration.

Number of courses is exempted and the required course load of a two year MBA program is reduced from seventy two credit hours to a thirty credit hours, course load to be completed in two regular semesters followed with dissertation of six credit hours in the field of choice. The one-year full-time taught master's (MS / MPhil-two years) program requires 30 credit hours including 24 credit hours of course work. The course is unique because the whole curriculum is divided into semesters to facilitate knowledge delivery and absorption more effective. Scholars receive an education both in management aspects and in essential areas of business administration, such as technology policy, company formation, finance and management, global economics and sustainable development. All feasible efforts are made by KASBIT to provide students an opportunity to develop the work or learning according to student's scholastic interest.

The PhD (three years research-oriented degree program) produces scholars and independent researchers. All doctoral scholars in the KASBIT are expected to learn how to analyze and synthesize the research literature in a chosen field; how to plan and initiate original research; and how to translate research findings into implications for educational practice. This program is unique, offering an integrated curriculum. The first year of study includes theoretical orientations and content underlying the knowledge base of business management. The second year turns to a more individualised program of study. A curriculum plan is developed by each student and the advisor focusing on an area of specialisation within the field of management sciences.

CONCLUSION

Education is extensively regarded as a route to economic prosperity and the key to scientific and technological advancements. Education plays an overarching role and has a cross cutting impact on all aspects of human life. It is a vital investment for human and economic development. In Pakistan, KASBIT is determined to provide competency based quality education to its students, to inculcate in them the ability to utilise their maximum potential so that they can assume leadership roles in their future professions and successfully meet the challenges of the new era of computer and technology.