The Department for Professional Studies provides teaching for Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognized Higher Nationals (HND) (two years following intermediate), and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) (two years following a Bachelor’s) degree.
Master for Business Administration (MBA)
The Edwardes MBA, awarded in affiliation with the University of Peshawar, represents the flagship of the Professional Studies Department. The two year programme has been developed to offer students a combination of comprehensive insights into contemporary business concepts and an awareness of issues geared more to applied skills.
Higher National Diploma (HND)
The Department for Professional Studies was the first in the North West Frontier Province to start the Higher National Diploma (HND) in 2003, and the only department in Pakistan recognized for HND, equivalent to two years bachelors by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. Edwardes HND has also been ranked as amongst the top two Institutes in South Asia by Edexcel UK.
HND’s are offered in Business with specializations in Marketing, Finance, Management and Personnel. HND Computing is offered with specialization in Business Information Technology, Software Engineering.
Many of the department’s graduates progressed to the third (final) year of the Bachelors degree in the United Kingdom. Students currently studying are in Liverpool Hope University, the University of Hertfordshire, the University of Northumbria and Glamorgan University (UK). One of the HND graduates has also been awarded a PhD Scholarship at Liverpool Hope University.