ICBS Faculty

Department of Associate Degree in Business Administration (2 Years Program)


The associate degree in different subjects offered by the ICBS as a 2-years regular degree programs as mention below:


Associate Degree (AD) Program in Business Administration


It is 2-years degree programs (four semesters) which based on knowledge, skills and values. The award of 2-year associate degree be contingent upon completing a mandatory 3-month internship allocated to the student, following a presentation given by the student and submission of a report.


Program Objectives

The objectives of the Associate Degree in Arts Program are:

  • To provide students a broad base and academic foundation of multidisciplinary programs;
  • To give students comprehensive knowledge in Arts subjects that is fairly sufficient to expose to different disciplines;
  • To reflect a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of the study thus providing students an opportunity to decide the specialization fields for making professional choices

Mission Statement

The successful completion of this program would lead participants to advance on their existing corporate position or join new lucrative careers in both public and private sectors. This program also provides a solid platform to individuals who are in pursuit of their careers as successful businessman and are able to handle entrepreneurial startups of their own.

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Eligibility Criteria

• Intermediate (Equivalent to 12 years of education)
• Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad.

Message from the Head of the Master of Business Administration Executive Department:


It is two-years full time study program spread over four semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.

Assessment of Study Program

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

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree in Arts, a student is required to earn prescribed 66 credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 out of 4.

Program Offered

Associate Degree (AD) Program in Business Administration




Year 1

Semester -I

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
CC/CS-101 Introduction to Computing 3(2+1)
Maj/BA-101 Financial Accounting 3(3+0)
Maj/BA-102 Business Mathematics & Statistics 3(3+0)
CC/Eng-103 Functional English 3(3+0)
 CC/PS-101 Pakistan Studies 2(2+0)
CC/Isl-101 CC/Phil-101 Islamic Studies Ethics (For Non-Muslim) 2(2+0) 2(2+0)
  Total Credits 16

Year 1

Semester -II

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
Maj/BA-103 Introduction to Business 3(3+0)
Maj/BA-104 Principles of Marketing 3(3+0)
Maj/BA-105 Principles of Management 3(3+0)
FC/Soc-101 Introduction to Sociology 3(3+0)
FC/Stat-101 Statistics and Probability 3(3+0)
CC/Eng-104 Business and Technical English Writing 2(2+0)
  Total Credits 17

Year 2

Semester -III

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
Maj/BA-201 Microeconomics 3(3+0)
Maj/BA-202 Introduction to Public Administration 3(3+0)
Maj/BA-203 Financial Accounting II 3(3+0)
Maj/BA-204 Strategic Management 3(3+0)
CC/Eng-201 Communication Skills 2(2+0)
  Total Credits 17

Year 2

Semester -IV

Course No Course Title Credit Hours
Maj/BA-205 Business Finance 3 (3+0)
Maj/BA-206 Macroeconomics 4 (4+0)
Maj/BA-207 E-Commerce 4 (3+1)
Maj/BA-208 Human Resource Management 4 (4+0)
Maj/BA-209 Organizational Behaviour 3 (3+0)
  Total Credits 18


Course No Course Title Credit Hours
Maj/CS-212 Internship (Mandatory - 03 Months) 6

Total Hours: 16+17+17+18+6 = 74