Appreciating the initiatives taken by the National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) for improvement of the quality of business education in the country, Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Javaid R. Laghari has emphasised the need to further enhance the efforts of NBEAC and advised business schools across the country to immediately seek accreditation through it.
In his meeting with NBEAC Chairman Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad, HEC chairman emphasized the need to synchronise the roadmaps of various degree programmes from undergraduate to Ph.D level for smooth transition of the students. He also highlighted the need for teaching faculty development for increasing the quality of classroom instructions and industrial linkages.
It was agreed during the meeting that the MBA degree should be considered in principle as a 2 years degree and minimum requirement for admission should be 16-year education. Those entering into the MBA programme with prior education in business administration would be provided with waiver of upto 15 credit hours while those joining from non-business undergraduate education would undergo two-year studies including summer sessions if necessary. Similarly, students with 14-year education should be offered admission into other degree programmes to facilitate them converting into 16-year bachelor degree.
This effort is really appreciatable and it will help make things better in business education in Pakistan.