Federally Chartered Degree Awarding Institute Recognized by HEC

Sir Syed CASE Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Management

This PhD program is an extensive program that requires the student to exhibit outstanding research capabilities. The degree program specially focuses on research in the field of Management. The program is meant to address applied problems concerning management in local industry. The program is aimed to provide greater liaison between industry and academia through problem solving and research. The program also aims to address managerial issues hindering national industrial capability development.

Students aspiring to be researchers in this program must have exceptional research capabilities with strong academic and applied knowledge. The program ensures highest level of research outputs by enforcing exceptional quality measures at program milestones such as admission, course work completion, doctoral qualifying exam, proposal defense, final defense, publications fulfillment and various formal and informal reviews.


  • Being a PhD scholar, students have to fulfill additional requirements imposed by the department to meet various program tasks and milestones. Details of these additional requirements are available with the department office.
  • PhD Admissions are offered subject to the availability of the supervisors in the desired area of research in the Department.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Four year Bachelors degree or equivalent and an MS/MPhil degree in Management or close by discipline (minimum 18 years of formal education).
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00/4.00 (or 70%) in the MS degree is required.
  • All candidates must complete any other requirement from HEC and Quaid i Azam University.
  • Admissions in PhD program is granted after written test and oral interview.
  • Final selection is made by Board of Advanced Studies at SS-CASE-IT and QAU.
Credit Hour Requirements
Category Credit Requirement
Mandatory Course Work 6
Elective Course Work 12-24
(For a student to specialize in a particular area at least 6 credits have to be earned from selected Area of Specialization excluding courses taken as core)
Thesis/Dissertation 30 (Minimum)
Total Hours Required 48 (Minimum)
Core Courses:
QEC - 809 Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
QEC - 812 Research Methodology for Managers
Postgraduate Research Thesis (Mandatory)
QUC - 999 Dissertation Research (PhD)
All Courses Carries 3 credit hours:
Management: (AOS or Elective)
QMC - 760 Business & Commercial Law
QMC - 761 Business Communication
QMC - 762 Corporate Governance
QMC - 764 Leadership & Motivation
QMC - 766 Managing Organizational Change in Technical Organizations
QMC - 767 Professional Ethics
QMC - 769 Survey of International Standards
QEC - 800 Advanced Strategic Management
QEC - 802 Advanced Topics in Management
QEC - 803 Business and Industrial Engineering Economics
QEC - 806 Industrial Psychology
QEC - 808 Organization Behavior
QEC - 813 Risk Management
HR Management: (AOS or Elective)
QMC - 780 Conflict Management
QMC - 782 Organization Development
QMC - 783 Performance Management
Marketing: (AOS or Elective)
QMC - 740 Business Studies in Marketing
QMC - 741 Consumer Economics
QMC - 742 Consumer Relationship Management
QMC - 743 Corporate Social Responsibility
QMC - 745 Special Topics in Marketing
Financial Management: (AOS or Elective)
QMC - 790 Advanced Financial Management
QMC - 791 Business Studies in Finance
QMC - 792 Cost Accounting
QEC - 804 Cost Benefit Analysis
Technology Management: (AOS or Elective)
QMC - 710 Technology and Entrepreneurship
QMC - 711 Technology Management
QMC - 712 Transfer of Technology
Project Management: (AOS or Elective)
QMC - 732 Contract Management
QMC - 733 Introduction to Global Project Management Standards
QMC - 734 Management of Government Projects
QMC - 735 Program and Portfolio Management
QMC - 736 Project Management Maturity Model
QMC - 737 Project Manager Competency Development
Elective Courses:
QMC - 700 Program Management in Telecom Organizations
QMC - 701 Telecom Business Management
QMC - 702 Telecom Laws & Regulations
QMC - 720 Business Process Re-Engineering
QMC - 721 Total Quality Management
QMC - 722 Statistical Process Control
QMC - 750 Enterprise Resource Planning
QMC - 751 Production and Operations Management
QMC - 752 Supply Chain Management
QMC - 770 Data Mining
QMC - 771 Data Warehousing
QMC - 772 Knowledge Management
QMC - 773 Management Information Systems
QMC - 774 Software Project Management
QMC - 775 Software Quality Management
QEC - 701 Operations Management
QEC - 702 Problem Solving and Decision Making
QEC - 705 Construction Management
QEC - 805 Design of Experiment
QEC - 806 Industrial Psychology
QEC - 807 Mathematical Modeling and Optimization
QEC - 808 Organization Behavior
QEC - 809 Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
QEC - 810 Report Writing
QEC - 813 Risk Management
QEC - 814 Seminar in Competitiveness and Technology
QEC - 815 Seminar in Technology, Governance and Globalization
QEC - 818 Special Topics in Manufacturing Management
QEC - 820 Special Topics in Quality Management
QEC - 821 Special Topics in Software Management
QEC - 822 Special Topics in Technology Management
QEC - 823 Special Topics in Telecom Management
QEC - 824 Technology, International Trade and Economic Development
Note: Students can take these courses subject to department guidelines issued every semester within time table.
  1. Students receive necessary guidelines from department before and at the time of registration in each semester.
  2. PhD scholars must contact the academic department for understanding course work requirement of their PhD degree.
  3. The Department’s Boards may ask students to take additional elective courses in any degree.
  4. All thesis documents must undergo plagiarism check (TURNITIN based) as well as language check (preferably from an English language expert).
  5. Final copy of all thesis would be sent to convener of STEM society.
  6. All prior degrees must be from HEC recognized universities/institutions.
  7. SS-CASE-IT has the right to change eligibility criteria as and when required.
  8. Students (applying in various degree) having CGPA instead of percentage should provide equivalence/conversion certificate from their respective universities/institutions.
  9. Students are requested to confirm their maximum course work duration time and total degree time from the department.
In addition to the requirements of HEC, QAU and CASE (department of higher studies), students must cater to the following important rules for completion of their PhD degree:
  1. All students must complete full course work.
  2. Students with incomplete course work cannot register for research thesis and neither can they opt for research proposal defense.
  3. At max, student can appear two times for the DQE, PhD Proposal Defense, Final Defense and Pre Final Defense. Students are requested to email the department for the format of PhD Proposal Defense and the format of the presentation (Proposal, Pre Final and Final Defense).These documents are also available on SS-CASE-IT website in the “DOWNLOAD” section.
  4. Student must follow the DQE guidelines provided separately.
  5. All PhD students must maintain a CGPA of 3.5 throughout their PhD degree. It is important to note that students cannot register for research hours if their CGPA in their course work is < 3.5.
  6. Following two courses are mandatory for PhD students:
    1. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
    2. Research Methodology for Managers
*errors / omissions accepted