Master of Business Administration | An American 2 Years MBA

MBA - Master of Business Administration from Monroe College, New York, USA

Universal College Islamabad (UCI) has recently entered into an agreement with Monroe College, New York, USA to be its partner institute in Pakistan. UCI will be offering Monroe College study programs in Pakistan: the first session of MBA is being offered from September 2022.

Monroe College (MC) MBA is a 2-year qualification (4 semesters) being offered at Universal College Islamabad (UCI) campus. It is a gateway to American higher education.

The students can go to MC, New York campus in their second year to complete their MBA after studying their first year (1st and 2nd semester) at UCI, Islamabad. MC and UCI will assist their students by providing them with necessary support to the application for study visa (F1) to USA.

The college has engaged STEPS (Solutions to Enhance Professional Skills) to facilitate students in preparation of visa application and interviews at the embassy.

Student at UCI

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor degree (16 years of education) i.e. BBA, BSc (Hons), BS, from any HEC-recognized university. However, students of ACCA, CA, Engineering, MBBS, LLB, etc. are also accepted but they may require some foundation courses.
  • Copy of educational credentials (preferably with 3.0 CGPA.
  • Students awaiting final degree/results can also apply.
  • Essay: Please write an original one-page essay stating why did you chose Monroe College? What are your goals and expectations of the program and what do you hope to gain from it? Minimum of 500 words.
  • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL (80), IELTS (6+), ESL Certificate, Duolingo (105), PTE (60).
  • Two letters of recommendation from college professors/employers
  • A copy of latest resume covering highlights of achievements/work/experience/ internships etc.

Samra, A Monroe College graduate, talks about Monroe College, USA, and its environment, quality of education, student support, internship, and job availability.

How to Apply for Admission

  • Download the application form from UCI website
  • The applicant needs to submit UCI application form along with the copies of educational certificates (to be attested by the UCI authority) i.e Mark Sheet/transcripts, Degree, Proof of English Proficiency, copy of student & father / guardian / sponsor CNIC/Passport, 4 colored passport size pictures.
  • Application will be evaluated by UCI admission panel.
  • UCI admission office will schedule an interview with the student. The student needs to bring original educational certificates/documents at the time of interview.
  • After successful interview, the student will deposit UCI MBA application and admission fee.
  • UCI will upload student’s application to Monroe College admission portal to obtain an offer letter.
  • After accepting the offer letter from Monroe College, the student will pay UCI and MC fees one week before the start of semester.

F-1 Student Visa Requirements for MBA Students

Mode of Education and Delivery of Program

The classes will be held at UCI and the lecturers will be delivered by the faculty members of UCI and MC. The UCI faculty is highly educated and experienced, approved by MC and have been interacting with the subjects specialists. Some of the courses will be taught by MC Professors online.

UCI will implement MC Learning Management System (LMS) comprising Blackboard, Collaborators and Attendance System. UCI faculty will not only teach they will also check and mark the assignments, test and quizzes. It is a continuous assessment system and will run parallel to that of MC campus.

Monroe College will appoint one of the faculty members as Mentor for UCI students to help them out. Students will have access to their own Learning Management System (LMS), enabling them to see their academic progress on the portal and access to e-library, e-books, articles, journals and past papers.

Meet our MBA Faculty

Dr. Asad Khan Head of Business Department

Dr. Asad Khan

Head of Business studies at UCI
Ex Program Coordinator at World Bank Financed TESP
Former Consultant US-AID Program
Former Director Education Management (RISE)

Dr. Maria Catalina Alliende Principal UCI

Dr. Maria Catalina Alliende

PhD | Principal

Universal College Islamabad

MC has an excellent career services office that will facilitate the transferred students to get internships and work experience in New York, USA.


The MBA program at Monroe’s King Graduate School offers several different focus areas, granting students the opportunity to gain competencies in whichever areas best suit their career goals.


Project Management

Health Care


Information Technology

Supply Chain Management

Human Resources

Business Analytics


  • Monroe College (MC) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • MC MBA program recognized and accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • King Graduate School is ranked by US News & World Report as one of the top Best Value Schools in Regional Universities North.
  • The UCI faculty is highly educated, experienced and trained by MC. The local faculty members also interact with their counterparts at MC to update their subject knowledge and MC policies.
  • Program will be taught jointly by UCI and MC faculty. MC Professors will deliver lectures live online for students at UCI campus.

MBA Program Structure

Total Credits = 36

Year I (Semester I)

KG-601 Graduate Research and Critical Analysis = Credit 1
KG-602 Ethics and Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Perspective = Credits 2
MG-615 Managing in the Global Environment = Credits 3
MG-620 Research and Statistics for Managerial Decision Making = Credits 3

Year I (Semester II)

MG-630 Organizational Behavior and Leadership in the 21st Century = Credits 3

MG-640 Managerial Economics = Credits 3
MG-660 Strategic Marketing 3

Year II (Semester III)

MG-670 Managerial Finance = Credits 3

MG-770 Financial Statement Analysis = Credits 3
MG-800 Strategic Management = Credits 3

Year II (Semester IV)

Open Electives OR MBA Concentrations = Credits 9

Choose from among 11 Areas of Concentration
Finance, Marketing, Healthcare Management, Hospitality, Human Resources, Information Technology, Accounting, Business Analytics, Project Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management


Students may substitute 9 elective credits with one of the 10 concentrations. UCI will offer concentrations in General and Finance. MC will offer online classes for the rest of the concentrations.