Institute of Management Studies

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The University of Peshawar decided to merge the Department of Public and Department of Business Administration in order to have greater synergy into a single entity in 1994. Thus, the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) was formally established in 1995. During the short span of time, IMS developed its own niche in a highly competitive market and established its own reputation among the students, academia, and professional’s community. Initially, IMS started Master Programs in Public Administration & Business Administration. However, due to the overwhelming interest and growing demands, the IMS started its Under-Graduate Programs of BBA (Hons). IMS also, offers MBA (18 Months, 36 Credit Hours) program for its BBA (Hons) graduates beside its two year Master Programs in Public & Business Administration. However, two new programmes are also approved, by the academic council, University of Peshawar for IMS, i.e. Master of Business Studies (MBS, 18 Months, 36 Credit Hours) program for the graduates of MPA, M.Com and M.Sc. Economics with Four years hons degree in Economics and Second Specialization Certificate/ training program to cater the needs of the professionals working in the public and private sector. The course is designed on an interactive and participative pedagogical methodology involving an extensive use of seminars, workshops and case method. The Research & Development Division is another major component of the IMS. Its major objectives include promoting academic and policy research in the fields of business, industry, public enterprises, and other related areas. Besides, enrolling limited students for higher studies like M.Phil and Ph.D., R&DD is also playing a significant role to meet individual and organizational needs by offering short term courses. It also plans and organizes internship training for IMS students with various work organizations of repute. Holding regular talks, dialogues, seminars, workshops, and conferences are some of the noteworthy features of this division. To carry out different research projects and training programs on its own or in association with sister academic research and other non-governmental institutes as a reliable and competent partner both at home and abroad is another distinctive feature of the institute. In short, IMS is emerging as a major center of excellence in the field of management and its allied disciplines, catering to the ever-growing demands of the markets both at national and international levels.


To gain a reputation of an International level, School of Business, ranked amongst the top business schools and become a school of choice for the future.


  • To develop into a very strong institution, of high prestige, for learning and research.
  • To make a significant contribution in the Economic and Social Development of the country.


  • To impart quality education of a high level and conduct research, in the relevant areas.
  • To prepare students for successful professional careers, in the rapidly changing environments, who will assume the roles of future executive leaders.