The program is designed to produce transformational and ethical leadership for businesses and industry through integrated curriculum and experiential learning and prepares students for business challenges emerging from globalization, connectivity and technology driven innovations.The program is designed to produce a skilled pool of business leaders possessing a solid set of multidisciplinary expertise in the core corporate functions of Finance, Marketing, HRM and Management.

This Program consists of 36-credit hours of rigorous MBA level courses dealing with strategy and business transformation and includes a Capstone Project. Students who have obtained their BBA and BS Joint (Honors) degree from CBM, are exempted from the 36 credit hours of the foundation stage of the standardized 72 credit hour MBA Program. An MBA student is required to take 10 courses, a Capstone Project of 6 credit hours and clear a comprehensive examination in order to complete the degree requirements. Students must maintain a 3.0 CGPA for conferment of the degree. Minimum duration of this program is 2 years.

A distinguishing feature of the program is the academic ecosystem of experiential learning which immerses the student in a cycle of “learning by doing” through reflection. Case studies and project work are among the pedagogies used for delivery of the curriculum content. A significant value adding feature of the CBM MBA is the 6 credit hours of a Graduate Capstone Project divided into two 3 credit hour components. Students undertake, individually or in small groups, a real life project with a company that addresses a real life issue which, through the application of multidisciplinary knowledge and skills acquired during the MBA studies, helps in more profitable and competitive decision making and implementation in the organization. This project is jointly supervised and evaluated by a faculty member with aligned skills and interest and an industry mentor and is evaluated in an open exhibition by executives and faculty. The Capstone Project report has to be converted into a publishable case study as a part of the degree requirement.

Students are eligible to take two electives from BBA Program provided they have not taken those electives in BBA.

MBA students can specialize in the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Development Studies
  • Islamic Banking and Finance

Required Course

Finance Human Resource Management Management Marketing Capstone Project
FIN601*
Strategic Financial Analysis and Design
HRM606*
*Leadership, Ethics and Change
MAN604*
Management Strategies and Emerging Organizations
MAN606*
Business Analytics for Decision Making
MAN608*
Technology, Operations and Innovation
MKT601*
Marketing Strategies and Value Innovation
BPR601*
Capstone Project I
BPR602*
Capstone Project II

Business Elective Courses

Students may choose 4 elective courses from the following specializations. They can also select from BBA (Hons) electives (maximum two courses) of 500 level or above:

Majors in Accounting Majors in Finance and Banking Majors in Human Resource Management Majors in Management Information Systems Majors in Development Studies
ACC302
Accounting and Financial Information Systems
ACC505
Auditing
ACC506
Analysis of Financial Statements
ACC520
Managerial Analysis and Decision Making
ACC521
International Finance Reporting Standards
ACC522
Strategic Management Accounting
ACC523
Financial Regulatory Requirements for Business
ACC524
Corporate Governance and Reporting
FIN602
Behavioral Finance
FIN603
Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN608
Project Appraisal
FIN610
Debt and Equity Markets
FIN612
SME and Micro-Financing
FIN613
Financial Modeling for Investment Decisions
FIN630
Options, Swaps and Futures
FIN631
Applied Corporate Finance
FIN632
Fixed Income Securities
FIN633
Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
FIN634
Enterprise Risk Management
FIN635
Risk Management with Derivatives
HRM607
Recruitment and Selection
HRM608
Industrial Relations and Labor Laws
HRM609
Employee Training and Development
HRM610
Negotiation Skills
HRM611
Organizational Change and Development
HRM612
Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM615
Leadership Studies
HRM614
Salary and Compensation
HRM616
Performance Appraisal and Management
HRM617
HR Analytics
MIS509
Software Project Management
MIS523
Decision Systems
MIS524
Decision Support Systems
MIS525
Enterprise Systems
MIS526
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
MIS527
Information Security
MIS528
Advanced Information Security
MIS530
Information Systems Research
MIS532
New Perspectives on Organization Information Systems
MIS533
Big Data and Business Analytics
SSC601
Dimensions of Development
SSC602
Development Sociology
PDE703
Development Economics
STA601
Development Statistics and Research Methodology
MAN607
Project and Planning Management
Majors in Management Majors in Islamic Banking and Finance Majors in Marketing Majors in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
MAN610 Environmental Issues and Management
MAN611
Project Management
MAN615
Corporate Social Responsibility

MAN613
Corporate Governance

MAN614
Comparative Management
ISF601
Economics for Islamic Finance
ISF602
Islamic Banking Practices
ISF603
Accounting of Islamic Finance
ISF604
Islamic Financial Services Marketing
ISF605
Islamic Capital Markets
ISF606
International Islamic Finance Standards
FRM514
Takaful and Risk Management in Islamic Products
MKT501
Strategic Marketing and Planning
MKT602
Marketing Analytics
MKT605
Pricing Models and Strategies
MKT611
Integrated Marketing Communications
MKT613
Marketing of Financial Services
MKT615
Brand Management
MKT618
Advertising Management and Strategy
MKT620
Competitive Strategies
MKT621
Marketing Strategies for Emerging Economies
MKT622
Marketing Strategies for Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP)
MKT623
Pharmaceutical Marketing & Quality Assurance / MHM508/608
MKT625
Business to Business Marketing
MKT626
Marketing for Social Impact
SCM601
Quantitative Methods in Production and Logistics
SCM602
Business Process Mgmt. in Supply Chain & Logistics
SCM603
IT Applications in Logistics
SCM604
Packaging Design and Environmental Aspects
SCM605
Supply Chain Management
SCM606
ERP Systems Design and Implementation
SCM607
Strategic Supply Chain Management
SCM608
Procurement and Inventory Management
SCM609
Storage and Warehouse Techniques
SCM610
Transportation Techniques and Management
SCM611
Sustainability & Env. Aspects in Managing Supply Chains
SCM612
Risk Management in Supply Networks
SCM613
Innovation Management in Supply Chain and Logistics
SCM614
Corporate Consultancy Project in Logistics
SCM615
Contract Management for Supply Chain & Negotiations
SCM616
Life Cycle Enterprise Asset Management
SCM617
Mobile Commerce and Mobile Logistics


Students doing majors in Finance & Banking can also opt for Islamic Banking & Finance electives.

Course Structure

Semester One Semester Two Semester Three Semester Four
Management Strategies and Emerging Organizations
Marketing Strategies and Value Innovation
Elective I
Elective II
Technology, Operations and Innovation
Strategic Financial Analysis and Design
Elective III
Elective IV
Business Analytics for Decision Making
Leadership, Ethics and Change
Capstone Project I
Capstone Project II