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Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Overview

This MBA programme is ideal for fresh graduates and executives seeking to enhance and enrich management and critical decision making skills in national and international organisations.

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to acquire:

  • Understanding of contemporary business and management theory,
  • Intellectual and practical skills in business management and strategy.
  • Innovative problem solving skills to tackle business management issues.
  • Marketing analytics skills using business intelligence applications
  • Research and investigative skills within business research paradigms.
  • Communication, personal development and self-management skills
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Now accepting applications for the term starting in March 2024

Students can complete the entire APU Malaysia MBA degree at MDi Islamabad or part of the degree here and then study abroad  with credit transfers to the on-campus program at APU in Malaysia or more than 20 universities in UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, France and Ireland that recognize the APU qualifications.

Career options include: 

  • Banking Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Market Researcher
  • Business Research Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
  • General Manager
  • Analytics & Reporting Manager
  • Decision Analytics Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Marketing Manager
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Program Information and Frequently Asked Questions

The programme is based on 8 Core Modules (including a Research Methodology course) plus 2 electives and a Project. Non-business graduates will need to complete a number of small online modules within the first month. The structure is as follows:

CORE MODULES
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Managerial Finance
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Statistical Decision Making
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Project
ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE 2)
  • Technology Management
  • Managing Creativity and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Behavioral Science, Social Media and Marketing Analytics

3-4 year Bachelor degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification. 

Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

English language proficiency based on medium of instruction in previous studies and/or professional experience

You will need to provide the following documentation:

  • Copy of CNIC or passport
  • High School/College and Bachelor certificates and transcripts 
  • University reference letter for fresh graduates
  • Work experience letter for working professionals

Please do bring along your original documents so that MDi can authenticate/attest the copies

All applicants are required to pay a one-time application fee payable directly to MDi at the time of application submission.

Asia Pacific University Master of Business Administration (MBA) assessment is based on both coursework and final exams.  

The coursework/assignment assessment weightage is generally 50% and the weightage for final exams is also 50% with some variation depending on the course. Final grading is done directly by Asia Pacific University. 

Exams will be conducted at MDi Business School by external invigilators.

A high-quality and budget-friendly international degree that is half the cost of any other international degree offered in Pakistan. MDi is also offering a range of scholarships for merit and for those with financial need. For more information, please call MDi  at 051 8480200 | 8480201 or email info@mdi.com.pk

Classes and Study Materials

The international degree programs at MDi are renowned for quality of the syllabus, quality of instruction by faculty with both academic credentials and industry experience and the attention given to individual students. The overall delivery method includes a combination of classes and support from local MDi tutors.

Students also have access to online text and study materials including study guides, past papers, discussion forums, presentations, videos and a library of international journals and e-books. Students also have free access to the MDi physical library for referencing or borrowing textbooks.

Degree Award

The MBA degree awarded to the graduates at MDi Pakistan is exactly the same as the on-campus degree in Malaysia. In fact, one of the conditions for approval by HEC Pakistan in granting recognition to these programs is that the degrees should be identical to the on-campus version. 

In addition, graduates can receive the degree in Pakistan or visit the convocation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Local/International Recognition and Accreditation

All international degree programs offered at MDi Business School have been formally validated and recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and listed on the HEC website here 

MDi graduates enjoy a solid reputation with local organizations and employers. Our graduates work in key positions in many sectors within the country and the region. 

In terms of international recognition, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) Malaysia degrees are recognized globally. The university already has more than 12,000 students including foreign students from 130 countries studying on-campus in Malaysia and in other countries including Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Credit Transfers and Exemptions

The APU Malaysia MBA programme at MDi enjoys credit transfers to on-campus programs either at Asia Pacific University’s on-campus program in Malaysia or other universities around the world. . You may complete a few courses at MDi here in Pakistan and the remaining on-campus in Malaysia, UK, Australia, etc.  

Exemptions can be applied for during the application. Exemptions are possible if the applicant can demonstrate equivalent prior learning at a credible and recognized institution.  For example, local MBA graduates can transfer to this program with exemptions. 

Student and Graduate Profiles

Postgraduate students at MDi over the last 17+ years have been primarily working professionals who tend to be general managers, IT managers, business managers, HR professionals, finance professionals, advertising executives, marketing and product managers, banking executives, science and research executives, entrepreneurs, telecom professionals, development sector professionals and defence officers.

Our graduate students and alumni are professionals from many well-known organizations in Pakistan including:

OMV, BHP Billiton, Ocean Petroleum, Weatherford Oil, UNDP, UNFAO, UNICEF, JICA, Save the Children, Aga Khan Foundation, Pepsi International, Interflow, Red Bull, Serena Hotel, Elixir Technologies, DPS, Oracle, Teradata, IBM, LMK Resources, HP Enterprise, Nokia-Siemens, Alcatel, Nortel Networks, ZTE, Zong, UFone, Mobilink/Jazz, Warid, Telenor, Huawei, PTCL, Systems Ltd, EMAAR, Eighteen, RedTone, ORASCOM Construction, NESCOM, Bank Alfalah, Askari Bank, Samba Bank, SNL Financials, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force, Fauji Fertilizer, NADRA, Ministry of Finance and many others…

Hostel Facilities

Students from cities other than Islamabad and Rawalpindi seeking hostel facilities will be pleased to know that Hostel City, Islamabad’s largest hostel center, is just a 20 minutes drive away from the MDi Campus in Islamabad. 

Hostel City has separate hostel buildings for both male and female students with facilities for food and pick and drop arrangements. 

Please contact MDi for more details and contact information of various hostels