Ph.D. in Management

This PhD program at SS-CASE-IT 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.


  1. Being PhD scholar at SS-CASE-IT, 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.
  2. PhD Admissions are offered subject to the availability of the supervisors in the desired area of research in the Department.

  • Four year Bachelor’s 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 SS-CASE-IT.
  • 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.
Credit Hours Requirement
Category Credit Requirement
Mandatory Course Work 6 cr. Hrs
Elective Course Work 12 cr. Hrs
Thesis/Dissertation 30 (Minimum)
Total Hours Required 48 (Minimum)
Degree Requirements
  1. Completion of course works with 3.5 CGPA (18 Credit Hours after PhD admission).
  2. Passing Qualifying / Comprehensive Examination.
  3. Qualifying Proposal Defense.
  4. At least one publication in ISI INDEXED IMPACT FACTOR JOURNAL from HEC approved list
    Two publications:
    • One in HEC approved journals and
    • Second in Scoupus indexed journals.
  5. Successful Pre-Final Defense of thesis before foreign evaluation
  6. Satisfactory reviews from two experts from technologically / academically advanced countries.
  7. Successful Final Defense of thesis written in the prescribed format.
  • Minimum 3 Years
  • Maximum 6 Years
All Courses Carries 3 credit hours
Core Courses: Student has to take all below mentioned core courses.
PH - 8109 Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
PH - 8112 Research Methodology for Managers
PH – 9990 Academic Writing for Managers
Elective Courses: Student have to take remaining courses from the following list.
PH – 7100 Telecom Business Management
PH – 7110 Technology and Entrepreneurship
PH – 7111 Technology Management
PH – 7112 Transfer of Technology
PH – 7120 Business Process Re-Engineering
PH – 7121 Total Quality Management
PH – 7132 Contract Management
PH – 7136 Project Management Maturity Model
PH – 7142 Consumer Relationship Management
PH – 7143 Corporate Social Responsibility
PH – 7150 Enterprise Resource Planning
PH – 7151 Production and Operations Management
PH – 7152 Supply Chain Management
PH – 7166 Managing Organizational Change in Technical Organizations
PH – 7170 Data Mining
PH – 7172 Knowledge Management
PH – 7180 Conflict Management
PH – 7101 Operations Management
PH – 7102 Problem Solving and Decision Making
PH – 7105 Construction Management
PH – 8100 Advanced Strategic Management
PH – 8105 Design of Experiment
PH – 8107 Mathematical Modeling and Optimization
PH – 8108 Organization Behavior
PH – 8113 Risk Management
Dissertation Research (PhD Thesis) (Mandatory):
PH – 9991 Dissertation Research (PhD Thesis)
Note: Students can take these courses subject to department guidelines issued every semester within time table.