Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

Department of Management Sciences Brief


About Department


Welcome to the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, a place where you will become a part of a dynamic and capable group of people. In just over three years, AWKUM has emerged as a leading centre of excellence in Management Science.
The programs at the Department of Management Sciences are geared towards meeting the needs of rapidly changing market requirements. The tremendous changes occurring in industry at the dawn of the 21st century call for a new approach in dealing with a diverse array of issues, and education institutions lie at the heart of dealing with these changes and developments. Here at AWKUM, we are committed to enhance the educational standards of the country and equipping our students with the knowledge and practical skills to meet the challenges of the new era.
 The Department of Management Sciences at AWKUM not only offers a wide-range of degree programs but also offers them at undergraduate and graduate levels. Initially offering MBA and MPA programs, the university’s success led us to also offer BBA and BS (Banking & Finance) programs to the potential students in 2010. In addition, we are also in the process of launching MS and Ph.D programs.
 Our foreign and local qualified faculty is equipped with the necessary modern day skills to ensure that our graduates are the most competitive candidates meeting market needs. Despite being a newly established University, our graduates are known for their academic excellence and are serving in the best local and foreign institutions in the country. Our graduates prove their worth wherever they go. They won the second position of the all Pakistan business plan competition in 2011.


To be a leading business management school, recognized for teaching and research excellence.

 To develop leaders who can intellectually practice and impact management for the welfare of the society.

 In the light of the Vision statement, Department of Management Sciences has set the following objectives:

  • To excel in research and academia while focusing on the current and future needs of the private and public sectors of Pakistan.
  • To promote a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • To ensure the highest standards of business and management  education.
  • To develop and offer demand driven programs and make sure a superior job market for its graduates.

Industrial tour
 An industrial tour is arranged twice a year for senior students. During the industrial tour, business establishments and industries in Mardan, Peshawar and Rawalpindi are visited. The students are briefed about the work processes of the commercial organizations and exchange views with people working in the industries.

As a co-curricular activity, trips are arranged to various scenic spots once every semester for students. The trip provides an opportunity for students to enjoy themselves along with their friends and to cultivate their connections with their colleagues.

The department promotes all sporting activities. Students of the department actively participate in inter-departmental sports events as well as inter-university tournaments. The department was winner of the cricket tournament held in 2010 and debate and painting competition held in 2009.

Funfairs contain not only a mixture of attractions for students but also provide them with an opportunity to expand their creativity standards and express their marketing skills. To encourage student participation, our department has recently launched an Entrepreneurship Society whose responsibilities will be to arrange funfairs, seminars and exhibitions that can make significant contribution to students’ opportunities to network and develop their practical skills.