Management Studies Department (MSD) is one of the top providers of management education in the country. MSD at G.C. University is a major research-led department offering postgraduate and post-experience programmes.

Situated in the heart of beautiful and vibrant city of Lahore, the MSD offers a unique opportunity to study and develop at one of the leading Universities. Management Studies Department offers degree programmes at Postgraduate level. The reputation of the department is reflected in the keen competition for places on its programmes from students. Entry standards are demanding and successful candidates are of high caliber. The quality of our programmes of study, and the regard in which our graduates are held, has been recognized by many prospective employers.

If you are interested in studying at G.C. University's Management Studies Department, the following pages will provide you with information about the degree schemes which are available.
Vice Chancellor's Message

Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi (Vice Chancellor)

On behalf of the community of students and staff at Government College University, Lahore, I welcome you warmly to our webpages.
Since its inception in 1864, GCU Lahore has been one of the leading educational institutions in South Asia. We have pursued, nurtured and celebrated excellence in a wide variety of disciplines. It is no coincidence that our motto “Courage to Know” is a call to students and staff members alike to realize their fullest potential and the University’s mission.

We are honoured that the spiritual father of our nation, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, is an alumnus of GCU Lahore, and proud that two Nobel laureates, Har Gobind Khorana and Abdus Salam, also number amongst our past colleagues. Our students, young and old, have been contributing strongly to the shaping and development of Pakistan’s society and culture.

Entering into its 155th year, there is a lot to be proud of in our achievements – yet, there is little time to rest on these laurels. The strategic need is to develop our potential and so maximize our contribution to the GCU within Lahore and the wider country. I have identified the following goals for my tenure as the VC:

  • the strengthening of provision of high-quality education to our youth as part of our contribution towards the country-wide social investment currently under way
  • to strengthen our research and innovation base and linkages to policy-making communities and in the process become a world-leading institute of applied research. As our first initiative, we are embarking on establishing a new research-based Public Health degree as well as setting up an international policy institute on population ageing
  • to strengthen GCU’s links to national industry as well as extend our international collaborations
  • to review the state of infrastructure to improve processes of admissions and appointments and enhance the quality of experiences of students and staff while at the GCU
  • to maintain the strong GCU’s tradition of sports, cultural and social contributions by our societies and clubs

In my initial address to colleagues at the GCU in October 2019, I have pledged to initiate the changes necessary for these goals, with the ultimate aim of restoring this University to a place amongst the highest ranked universities in the world. I believe in our ability to rise to these challenges, and so lift up the profile of the University to its rightful place.

Generations of students, staff and alumni like yourself have added on to the repertoire of our great institution, and I am confident that future Ravians will carry on this tradition to the glory of their Alma Mater and our country. I look forward to working alongside you in serving this great institution and our homeland.

Director's Message

Najaf Yawar khan, Director & chairperson

I know you are here because you have high expectation of your future. I invite you to explore this site and contact any member of our team for further discussion. Even if the team members are busy they will be happy to redirect you to the right contact. As partners in your professional development we are a small and select group of dedicated individuals who are committed to make a difference.

The Management Studies Department is the newest department at the oldest seat of higher learning in the country. We are a small and focused team that aspires to deliver as good as anyone else in Pakistan.

We offer two programs in the morning, B.Sc Applied Management and MBA, and only one for executives i.e. the Executive MBA. Our managerial training has technical, social and ethical dimensions—providing a well rounded focus for long term development.

Ultimately, you are the architect of your own future and we can only help facilitate the development. If you have the passion to build your future, I look forward to welcome you in our programs.