Department of Business and Economics

Dr. Amir Gulzar

Dr. Amir Gulzar, Associate Professor, completed his PhD in Management and M.Phil in Entrepreneurship (Gold Medal) from Foundation University Islamabad in the years 2008 and 2012 respectively. He has also received his MBA and B.Com from Islamia University Bahawalpur in years 1998 and 2000 respectively. He has more than 14 years professional and academic experience in the capacity of University Teacher, Manager Administration and Head of Student Affairs. Dr. Gulzar has published 22 research papers in the international research journals of repute and numbers of research papers are under review. Dr. Gulzar is supervising MS and Ph.D students in research. His area of expertise is Strategic Management, Research Methods, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

Mission

The mission of the Faculty of Management Sciences is to develop human resources for occupying leadership positions in management as executives and entrepreneurs. The faculty aims to achieve this objective by selecting the best students with a burning desire in life. The curricula is according to the needs of the society and industry, inculcating the values necessary to meet the challenges of globalization and by developing an orientation to find indigenous and low cost solutions for the problems being faced by emerging countries, like Pakistan.

The faculty ensures that all the degree and non-degree management programs are being used to help managers learn management skills, from leadership to team working and coaching to future planning. One of the major strength of the faculty is the corporate university environment. The faculty of management sciences also aims at developing entrepreneurial, management, various enterprises resource planning and human relationship skill development programs in collaboration with Information Technology, Health and Education. We intend to seek all opportunities of collaboration and strategic alliance with other universities, institutions, industry, public sector organizations, and international organizations for the development of management training programs.

The curricula of Business Administration programs consist of business core courses and an area of specialization. Building on a firm foundation in written and oral communications, mathematical and statistical methods, appreciation of the humanities and the arts and an understanding of the methodology and accomplishments of the social, behavioral and natural sciences, the business core seeks to expose students to the realms of financial and managerial accounting, micro and macro economics, and the functional fields of business. In addition, an international dimension is also included in the curriculum to prepare students for the world of international Business.

Faculty

Objectives and Learning Outcomes: 

The graduates of Business and Economics programs will exhibit the following:

Corporate Exposure:

• Application: (demonstrate) one can apply functional and foundational concepts to think critically and solve business problems in curricular and co- curricular situations.
• Functional interdependence: demonstrate an understanding of the interdependencies among business functions and processes.
• Interface with society: Demonstrate and understanding of how economic, legal and regulatory, political, social, technical, environmental, and competitive forces (local, regional, global) impact business and vice versa.

Creative Thinking:

• Opportunity recognition: articulate ways to turn situations and problems into business or personal opportunities.
• Creativity: recognize when creative thinking is appropriate in a problem solving process and generate novel solutions to problems or new ways to respond to opportunities.

Corporate Social Responsibility:

• Ethical decision making: recognize ethical issues, apply ethical frameworks to analyze them, then choose and defend a solution.
• Reflective thinking: demonstrate careful consideration of a belief, form of knowledge, action, or experience and think about it, evaluate it, and develop insight toward future action.

• Initiative: seek opportunities for active involvement in curricular and/or co-curricular areas.
• Taking others perspectives: demonstrate an understanding of another person’s point of view in curricular and co-curricular  activities

Effective Communication Skills:

• Writing: produce quality business documents that exhibit competence in content, organization and clarity, quality, and referencing.
• Presenting: develop and make quality business presentations that exhibit competence in content, listening, media, non- verbal presentation skills, organization and clarity, and verbal presentation skills.
• Informal communication: communicate effectively in curricular or co-curricular small group situations.

Job Opportunities:

Business Studies are helping graduates/students not only in developing into a good person but also perusing good career either by joining government, or private organization as employee or starting your own business. Though economy has slowed down in recent years yet there are still large numbers of career opportunities for business graduates. Large number of business and non business organizations are looking for business graduates to fill their empty seat. Business graduates are joining small to large level of local and multinational organization in different department/areas. The areas where these graduates are perusing career are Accounting, Consulting, Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking, Money Management, Real Estate, Consumer Goods, Advertising, Sale Management, Brand/ Product Management, Distributing, Human Resources Management, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Teaching and Administration etc.

Curriculum

HEC prescribed curriculum is being followed in true letter and spirit in all Business and Economics programs. Details may be accessed through HEC website.