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An MBA 1.5 year’s program provides an opportunity for business professionals having a four years bachelor’s degree in business related disciplines to obtain a Master’s degree in Business Administration. The one and a half years MBA program will meet the increasing demand for advanced business education which will not only combine text book learning with case study methodology but will expose students to an environment which will facilitate development of their conceptual skills as well as personal growth. This program is designed for those who want to have better career prospects after obtaining a graduate level professional degree (according to the HEC Roadmap for Business Education). The MBA program builds on the strengths of our experienced faculty who come from well-reputed International organizations/universities and offer rigorous studies.


This MBA program will equip motivated and dedicated professionals who are ambitious to take up senior influential positions in the corporate world with a blend of core knowledge of business and management principles obtained at a graduate level degree program.

It will help enhance business and management knowledge from the ground up via core courses that refresh student’s existing skills and understanding of key topics. This program covers extensiveness of knowledge across every discipline of business and management and would develop transferable skills.

The MBA 1.5 year’s program will equip and develop strong management and interpersonal skills with the sound technical knowledge-base, required in today's dynamic business environment. Courses in this MBA program are designed to introduce students to the various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, operations and supply chain management, etc. The program is designed to offer flexibility with choices of electives, concentrations and projects. The MBA 1.5 years program offers much more than business fundamentals in a collaborative environment. The participants will learn new ways to think about the problems, and will gain the resources to help solve them.

Program Outcomes

The MBA 1.5 year’s program graduates will have gained the analytical skills, understanding, and the know-how to create and implement strategy at all levels in an organization. By the end of program, the students will feel comfortable taking up leadership and decision making roles that can work across disciplines and cultures to manage change, develop creative solutions to problems and improve performance and be innovative. The students take their learning back into the workplace - immediately and practically.


I6 years of business or management education with 2.5/4 CGPA or 60% marks in the annual system, 50% NTS GAT test score. Shortlisted candidates are evaluation on their performance in an interview as well.

Program Content


Number of Courses

Credit Hours

Cumulative Credit Hours

Business-Core Courses


3 each


Elective Courses


3 each











Program Description

To meet the increasing demand for advanced business education from qualified applicants, CIIT Abbottabad initiated its “fast track” MBA program. The program differs from our conventional MBA program as it is of 1 ½ years duration and opens exclusively to students in possession of a four year bachelor degree in business administration. Master of Business Administration (1 ½ Years) program has been specially designed for enhancing the managerial and leadership skills of those business graduates who have already completed their 4-year BBA/BS(BA) program from an accredited university. Content-wise, the curriculum includes more advanced concepts than those which students were acquainted with in their undergraduate business programs and extensive use of case method teaching. Our MBA program will successfully prepare graduates for meeting the diverse professional challenges in all organizations where the application of business skills are required. Thus, the program focuses on practical decision making and policy formulation for establishing and managing the modern day businesses. The program comprises courses that inculcate critical thinking and practice based understanding of managerial processes.  

Application and admission

Admission requirements

The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes.

General admission requirements

Specific admission requirements

There are no specific requirements for this program 

Career prospects

After you have earned your business degree, your career prospects are outstanding both within the country and abroad. Normally business graduates go for jobs in Multinational Corporations, Banks, Development Financial Institutions, Investment Companies, Government Sector, NGOs, and Advertising Agencies. Some of our students join academia after completing their studies. In addition our students also pursue advance degrees abroad.