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Associate Degree Program In Operations Management (2-Year)


The Associate Degree Program in Operations Management has been designed for candidates having 12-years education who want to have distinctive opportunity to develop enough skills to face the challenges of contemporary industries and markets; to become capable of dealing with routine tasks at production/ operations department; to be able to evaluate operations for continuous improvement and quality enhancement; and learn in-depth knowledge related to production/ operations.

Program Objectives

  • To develop enough skills in students to face the challenges of contemporary industries and markets
  • To make the students capable of dealing with routine tasks at production/ operations department
  • To make them understand how to formulate and implement operational management strategies
  • To enable the students to evaluate operations strategies for continuous improvement and quality enhancement
  • To make them learn in-depth knowledge related to production/ operations, align themselves with the latest developments and in creating capacity building by applying their knowledge practically.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate (equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.


  • Candidates having 'A' levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (
  • Candidates having 33% ~44% marks will be eligible for admission after the successful completion of “Zero  Semester”.

Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is allowed.


It is two-year full time study program spread over four semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc. However, students can extend the duration in order to manage their work and study balance.
Degree Completion Duration

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final-term examinations at VU designated campuses and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.


Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report in the final semester of their BS in Management program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.
Student taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree in Operations Management candidates are required to complete at least 68 credit hours course work program by attending minimum 4-semesters with at least Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.