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Master of Business Studies (Equivalent to BBS)


The MBS program offered by the Department of Management Sciences is in-line with the roadmap for business studies approved by National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) and curriculum revised by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. After successful completion of the program, candidates can become eligible for taking admission to MBA (Eq. to MS)/ MSBA. The program bridges the gap for the candidates who have not taken business courses during their 2-year Bachelor’s degree (14-year education) or equivalent degree from a recognized university/ institution and now intend to pursue education in the area of business studies. The program is equivalent to BBS and old MBA (16-year education).

Program Objectives

  • To provide a foundation to students, having non-business studies background, to pursue a higher degree in business.
  • To enable the students, who want an early start, to enter in the business world with necessary basic knowledge
  • This degree equips the students with knowledge of business oriented subjects, adds to managerial skills, communication skills and deepens the understanding of the business and management process.
  • The program develops the capacity to employ business knowledge in practice and gain analytical skills to make informed decisions when dealing with a range of management issues.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

At least 45% marks or CGPA of at least 2.00 out of 4 in Bachelor (2- years) degree from a recognized university/ institute.
Note: Candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after 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.
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.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of Master of Business Studies (MBS), candidates are required to complete at least 72 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.