Institute of Management Studies, UOP

The UOP has decided to merge Public and Business Administration in order to have greater synergy Thus, the Institute of Management Studies was established

The University of Peshawar decided to merge Public and Business Administration in order to have greater synergy Thus, the Institute of Management Studies was established.

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08/02/2024

We are excited to announce that Dr. Zia Obaid, is appointed as a Director of Institute of Management Studies (IMS).

He is an Associate Professor, at the Institute of Management Studies, University of Peshawar and has been associated as a faculty member with the university for the last twenty years.

Dr. Obaid has served the institute as an interim Director from August 2014 to December 2016. As the Director, he initiated and implemented processes along with the staff and faculty members that improved the academic, administrative and financial management of the institute. He initiated partnerships with development sector organizations and involved the students in research projects to expose them to the rigors and work ethics of international development regimes. Dr. Obaid has been the Director ORIC of University of Peshawar from February 2018 to April 2019. Being the Director ORIC, he linked the University with IPO Pakistan and various leading incubation centers of the country.

Dr. Zia Obaid is a Fulbright Scholar and has earned a PhD in Public Administration and Public Policy from Florida State University, USA, and has an MPhil in Public Administration and Organization Theory from University of Bergen, Norway. He is alumnus of the IMS from where he earned his Master’s in Public Administration.

As a researcher, Dr. Obaid has widely published his research work in national and international journals on topics related to public management, development administration, policy evaluation and implementation, social capital and organization theory. He has supervised and produced PhD and M.Phil scholars. His area of interest is development administration and policy implementation. He has worked in various capacity building initiatives and was involved in programs designed to mitigate risk in vulnerable societies. His area of interest includes evaluation of foreign aid interventions and their impact on civil society with a focus on building soft skills of the populace through training and education.

Dr. Obaid, has significantly contributed in the development sector and has been involved as Project Director and Convener on various training projects partnered with UNDP, Swiss Aid, Disaster Management Authorities in Pakistan and the US. He also delivered training in capacity building initiatives related to social mobilization and development sector management.

Dr. Obaid has also worked as Project Convener on monitoring, assessment, and evaluation of projects on behalf of UNDP, WFP and GIZ. As project convenor he has been responsible for overall administrative and financial control and implementation of the project. His responsibilities included project conceptualization and operationalization; human resource selection and management; financial management and external coordination.

Dr. Obaid has been trained in developing and evaluating tools that can be employed in Monitoring and Evaluation of development sector initiatives across geographic, demographic and gender sensitive assessments.

As a Director his vision is to create a positive and nurturing academic and work environment that encourages creativity, fosters personal growth, and promotes institutional growth.

06/02/2024

We are excited to announce that Professor Dr. Sajjad Ahmad Khan, is appointed as a Dean of Faculty of Management & Information Sciences (FMIS).

Prof. Dr. Sajjad Ahmad Khan, has long administrative experience and has served on various positions. He led the IMS as a Director for more than six years. As a leader, he has always motivated, guided and inspired his team and students. During his leadership, along with his team IMS has strengthened academically and become one of the largest institutes of the university. His other administrative positions include Director QEC, Director Finance, and Program Coordinator. He is serving the institute as a faculty member for the last thirty years. He is member of board of studies and research boards of many other universities of KPK.

As a researcher he has presented his research work in national and international conferences and has widely published in both national and international journals. He has supervised and produced number of PhDs and M.Phil scholars.

Dr. Sajjad has actively worked as project coordinator and researcher in various development sector research projects that include: Supply Chain and Logistic Management of Health commodities, Capacity Building initiative for the Youth of FATA 2016: FATA Recovery Project, Introducing Entrepreneurship education in Pakistan: an interdisciplinary perspective on value creation” under HEC-British Council UK Knowledge Economy Partnership Program, Training Impact Assessment & Mgt. Information System Development DASP (Dir Area Support Program) and many others.

Dr. Sajjad is an alumnus of the IMS, completed his PhD and MBA both from the same institute and did his Post Doc from Center for Entrepreneurship Research, Essex Business School, University of Essex U.K. His area of interest is entrepreneurship, human resource management, policy analysis, organization theory and behavior.

As a Dean, his vision is to foster a rigorous culture of creative and scholarly investigation, within a collaborative and inclusive environment.

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HULT Business Plan Competition regulations are open

Startup pre-registration is now open! 06/02/2024

Dear Students.. If you have any business idea, or a start up.. get registered and avail an opportunity to compete in Business Plan Competition

Startup pre-registration is now open! Hult Prize

30/01/2024

📢 Attention, Entrepreneurs!

Exciting news! The deadline for Durshal applications has been extended until February 7th! 🚀

To help you make the most of this opportunity, we're hosting an open house session. Join us to learn all about our incubation program, get insights on filling out the online application, and have all your questions answered regarding the perks and privileges we offer.

🗓 Date: 1st February,2024
🕑 Time: 02:00 p.m.
📍 Location: Durshal Peshawar, PTCL Training Centre Board Bazar Nasir Bagh Road.

Don't miss out on this chance to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey!

30/01/2024

Democratic Art Mela: Expressing democracy through art, technology, and civic engagement”.
An event organized by Code for Pakistan, in collaboration with Institute of Management Studies, University of Peshawar was held on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at the Business Incubation Center of the University of Peshawar.

This event, focused on the integration of art, technology, and civic engagement in the context of the upcoming general elections. Its primary goal was to highlight the importance of informed democratic processes.

The Art Mela with a theme of Intekhabi Mela garnered considerable attention. It brought together students and professionals to create impactful artworks and posters that reflect their perspectives on democracy and the elections. Students from various disciplines, including College of Home Economics, Art & Design, Computer Science, Political Science, Journalism, Business Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Criminology, participated in the event.
Dr. Aamer Raza of Political Science, and Dr. Mehnaz Gul, from Institute of Management Studies, delivered insightful talks on the significance of election participation and voter rights education.
Shaji Ahmed, CEO of Code for Pakistan, stated, "At Code for Pakistan, we focus on fostering partnerships with civil society and governments to develop platforms where citizens can voice their opinions and contribute to shaping a better future”.
The event showcased the potential of art and technology as tools for enhancing democratic processes. The artworks created during the Mela will soon be featured on Code for Pakistan's website.

IMS RESEARCH POSTER EXHIBITION & COMPETITION 04/01/2024

Research Poster Exhibition & Competition covered by UoP Campus News

IMS RESEARCH POSTER EXHIBITION & COMPETITION Research it Up’ an initiative of Institute of Management Studies, University of Peshawar, led by Dr. Mehnaz Gul, Associate Professor\R&D Coordinator, to prom...

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Research Poster & Competition Certificate and Award Ceremony: In the end the efforts of all the students participated in the Research Poster Exhibition & Competition were appreciated with certificates.
The first three positions received the cash prizes, shields and certificates, the five consolation positions received, cash prizes and certificates, and all the students were awarded the certificates. The cash prizes were sponsored by Memaar Developments and their Managing Director, Mr. Sayyed Ahsan Ali distributed the winning prizes.

On this occasion Prof. Dr. Johar Ali distributed the certificates among all the participants, Respected Director IMS dr. Sajjad Ahmad Khan, respected Judges: Dr. Naila Nazir and Dr. Mehboob Ur Rashid, faculty Organizers: Dr. Zia Obaid, Dr. Mehnaz Gul, and student organizers, and esteemed sponsor of the event Memaar Developments.

Dr. Sajjad Ahmed Khan, Director IMS presented shield to Dr. Johar Ali, and Assistant Director ORIC Mr. Saifullah.

IMS and team of Research it Up is very grateful for the support of the University, worth VC Dr. Mohammad Saleem, respected Dean Dr. Johar Ali, BIC team : Mr. Uzair and Mr. Afrasiab, ORIC: Mr. Saifullah, judges: Dr. Naila Nazir, Dr. Mehboob Ur Rashid, team of Memaar Developments, IMS Faculty, staff and students for making the event successful.

Event and students research efforts were highly appreciated by the faculty, students, and other esteemed guests.

Photos from Institute of Management Studies, UOP's post 04/01/2024

In the Research Poster Exhibition & Competition under the banner of 'Research it Up' Students of BBA 5th semester showcased their Research projects. Total 36 research posters were displayed and presented by the two hundred students of BBA 5th semester, who conducted their research studies in groups, as a requirement of the Research Methods Course., under the supervision of Dr. Mehnaz Gul and with the support and help of IMS esteemed faculty.
Dr. Naila Nazir, chairperson Economics Department, and Dr. Mehboob ur Rashid, Assistant Professor IMS, evaluated all the research posters, declared, and announced the first three positions and five consolation prizes.

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‘Research it Up’ an initiative of Institute of Management Studies, University of Peshawar, led by Dr. Mehnaz Gul, Associate Professor\R&D Coordinator, to promote research environment by providing a platform to students for showcasing diverse research ideas.

Its first flagship event ‘Research Poster Exhibition & Competition’ was organized on December 21, 2023, under the banner of ‘Research it Up’ in the Business Incubation Center. Total 36 research posters were displayed and presented by the two hundred students of BBA 5th semester, who conducted their research studies in groups, as a requirement of the Research Methods Course.

The worthy Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr. Muhammad Saleem and Prof. Dr. Johar Ali, Dean Social Sciences and FMIS, graced the event with their presence. Dr. Zia Obaid, Associate Professor IMS, showed them around and accompanied them in visiting all the research posters. Students presented their research posters, and their hard work was appreciated by the Vice Chancellor and all the esteemed guests.

Dr. Johar Ali and team of IMS including Dr. Zia Obaid, Dr. Mehboob Ur Rashid and Dr. Mehnaz Gul presented shield for gracing the event and appreciating the efforts of students of IMS.

Photos from Institute of Management Studies, UOP's post 19/12/2023

“Research it Up”, a research poster exhibition and competition is organised by IMS to promote the research environment among the University students.
Students of BBA will display and present their research studies conducted as a requirement of the Research Methods Course.
All the students and esteemed faculty are invited to the event.

01/09/2023
Photos from Institute of Management Studies, UOP's post 27/08/2023

Meezan Bank Campus Recruitment Drive organised by Dr Mehnaz Gul for the Out going batches of BBA and MBA.

27/08/2023

Calling undergraduate students in Pakistan!

USEFP is currently accepting applications for the 2024 Undergraduate Semester Exchange Program.

If you are a Pakistani citizen who is 25 years old or younger and currently studying at a university, you are eligible to apply. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend a semester in the United States and gain valuable experience. Apply now!

The application deadline is September 27, 2023!

To apply, visit www.usefp.org

For queries, please email [email protected]

26/08/2023

UoP Opens Admission in MBA program.

Media Office
University of Peshawar

05/06/2023

Institute of Management Studies:

Mr. Ghulam Fareed has successfully defended his PhD dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Mehnaz Gul (Associate Professor) and Co-supervision Dr Zia Obaid (Associate Professor), Institute of Management Studies, University of Peshawar.

Dr. Humaira Manzoor (Associate Professor KUST) was the external Examiner while Prof. Dr Yorid Ahsan Zia (Principal QCC) was the internal Examiner.

Institute's director, Dr sajjad Ahmad , faculty members and students attended the defence ceremony.

Media Office
University of Peshawar

Photos from Institute of Management Studies, UOP's post 29/05/2023

Evening session of Career Counselling and orientation for IMS graduates, New Comers and Merged District students was organised on May 25.
Dr Shahid Ali ( Professor Institute of Management Sciences), Mr Ali Kazmi (FES Career Counsellor), Dr. Mehboob (Assistant Professor IMS) delivered talks about career counselling, scholarships and semester policies and rules.
Directorate of Youth Affairs KP supported the event.

Photos from Institute of Management Studies, UOP's post 29/05/2023

Career Counselling session was organised for Merged District students of IMS. Ms Karishma Zaka (CEO Unidesk & Project Lead KP Woman Internship by KPitb) delivered the session, on May 25.
Dr Sajad Ahmad Khan ( Director IMS) and Dr Zia Obaid (Associate Professor) distributed Certificates among the participants.
We are grateful to Director Youth Affairs for their support for the session.
The session was organised by Dr Mehnaz Gul (Associate Professor, BBA Coordinator)

18/05/2023

Mistafa our very dear. BBA graduate passed away today. May his soul rest in peace. He was a very dear student and we will miss him.
His namaz e Janaza is at 3:30 pm today.

إِنَّاا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

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