Management Studies

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

BS/MBA/EMBA Admissions 2021

Following are some of the general concerns students have regarding admissions at MSD GCU.

The candidate requires:
  • To meet the minimum eligibility criteria
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 16 years of education (any subject combination) or a Master’s degree in any subject from an HEC recognized University/College, with at least 50% marks or 2.3 CGPA.
  • A satisfactory GCUMAT or GMAT score.
  • The candidates shortlisted after GCUMAT will be called for an interview with the Admissions Committee.

To apply online you need to visit the web link https://gcu.edu.pk/management-studies
You can also get a prospectus from the Admission Office, Management Studies Department.

  • Visit the following website to apply online: www.gcuonline.pk
  • As a next step, you need to choose your program, fill in the relevant details and fulfill any other requirements mentioned therein.

The format selected for GCUMAT is similar to GMAT except for the essay portion. For preparation any material selected for GMAT is advisable. GCUMAT is a paper-based test.

Both GMAT and GCUMAT are equally acceptable as they both serve the purpose of an entry test to MSD GCU.

Go to http://www.mba.com/ and follow the instructions to register for GMAT.

GMAT test score receiving code is 7074.

There is no pre-set requirement for minimum GMAT/GCUMAT score.

There is no pre-set requirement for minimum GMAT/GCUMAT score.

All the candidates applying for admission will be judged solely on their qualifications and abilities.

The Department does not maintain any policy to grant admission to candidates based on quota related to a particular region or demography.
Furthermore, no preference is given based on kinship, NCC or any other privilege during the admission process.

No, there is no option of admission on a self-financing basis.

Admissions for the programmes are currently offered once a year.

The total fee for the programme over two years is approximately Rs. 480,000 (in 2020-2021). The fee is payable in instalments, each instalment due before the start of a semester. The fee includes admission fee, development fee, library deposit and tuition fee for the semester.

The MBA programme includes an accelerated international Term (optional) in the second year of the programme. All the students are placed on two monthly’ international work placements during this term. The total cost of the term including airfare, accommodation, tuition and work placement processing fee would be charged separately.

University has limited financial assistance programmes in the form of scholarships, which are allocated to each of the postgraduate departments. The students fulfilling the requirements are selected by the Department, the Registrar’s office or the financial assistance committee as the case may be. Financial assistance cannot be guaranteed to any candidate unless he/she is a student and is eligible for the financial assistance available at that point in time.

The Department does not allow any course exemption to any candidate/student who holds any extra qualification or certificates of management related course from any institution. Each student has to qualify for programmes in full, which requires qualifying all the courses being offered in the programme.

The application form provides the candidates with the option to mention if he/she requires hostel accommodation. The hostel accommodation is based on the merit policy adopted by the Hostel Administration. Please note that there is limited hostel accommodation available.

Yes. The Department offers Graduate, PostGraduate and Post-experience management degree programmes which are BS (Hons.) Management, MBA and EMBA.

There are two reference letters enclosed in the application pack. Reference Letter1 (Academic) has to be filled by one of the candidate’s teachers. Reference Letter 2 (Professional) has to be filled by a professional i.e. a person who holds a significant managerial responsibility in any Organization. He or she could be an Industry Captain, a Senior Government Official, or a college Principal etc. (These would be only required if you will be invited for an interview).

The point of contact is the program management office; however, be patient as it may take time. You can also mail us at information@gcumsd.edu.pk