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Department of Management



Management Department of Khatam University has begun its activities since 2012 by accepting students in the fields of MBA, Strategy branch and Business Management, Marketing branch. In 2014, the field of industrial management with a focus on operations research was added to the current fields of Management Department. In 2016, the recruitment of students in the field of Business Management and International Business branches began based on the needs of the country. This department has expanded its production and operations activities in 2018 with starting to accept students in the field of Industrial Management. Also, due to the need for scientific movement in the development of human capital since 2020, accepting students in the field of Public Management, Human Resource Development branch has been added to the department’s activities. It should be noted that the management department of Khatam University is a subset of the Faculty of Management and Finance.


Vision, Mission and Objectives of Khatam University Management Department




Innovative in developing management insights and innovative solutions along with transformation and excellence of business and society




  • Foster competent, innovative and ethical leaders, managers and graduates;


  • Provide specialized knowledge and solutions to meet the challenges and problems of organizations and industries;


  • Create a transcendent learning environment and develop a knowledge-based culture.


Objectives of Department


  • Quantitative and qualitative development of the department's human capital;


  • Scientific, intellectual and professional development of students;


  • Development of relationships and interactions with the industry;


  • Development of educational and research infrastructures of the department;


  • Improving the level of department’s research achievements;


  • Improving the level of national and international scientific cooperation between professors and students;


  • Improving the department’s position in national and international rankings.


ActivityArea of Management Department


All Field of the management department in Khatam University are active at the master's level.


Introducing the Active Field of Management in Khatam University


Introducing the MBA Field of Study, Branch of Strategy


Field Definition


Today’s complex business world requires the development of individual decision-making skills in order to construct a worthy future.Creating advantage and achieving strategic success are founded upon creativity and innovation, overcoming traditional approaches, acquiring the skills to face challenges and exploiting business opportunities wisely. MBA programs have gained in popularity and been subject to public attentionthroughout the world in recent decades, particularly for those who have a bachelor's degree in a field with little to no relevance to management and are looking to hone their entrepreneurial, leadership and management skills. Khatam’s MBA program has been designed with the purpose of instilling the above-mentioned knowledge and skills, and has made it possible for students to develop strategic thinking and to apply it in the real world.


History and Records of Khatam University in this Field


Along with the general popularity of this field and consistent with its’ importance and the needs of society all over the world, Khatam University has established a Master's program in Business Mmanagement and been accepting students since September 2013.


Upon initiation, and following the enactment of the Ministry of Science in 2013, the branches of this field at the Master's level were: Strategy, Marketing, Services, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, Project-based Organizations, Information Systems and Information Technology, Operations and Supply Chain, Technology, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Finance, Product and Service Innovation and Development, and Agriculture and Food Industry. Nevertheless, according to the Ministry of Science Circular in April 2016, the revised Business Management curriculum with the following seven branches has replaced the previous curriculum: Strategy, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, Information Systems and Technology, Supply Chain Operations, and Technology and Finance.


At Khatam University, the Strategy branch is presented as the sole active branch in the field of Business Management. In order to develop and progress constantly in today's world in which one of its key features is transformational and at points surprising trends, the field of strategy has always sought to understand and provide a coherent response to the changes and complexities that lie within it. Business management in such an era requires in-depth knowledge and skills related to discovering business dynamics to effectively manage socio-economic, productive and service organizations. Through equipping students with the knowledge and skills required by businesses, as well as social and moral responsibilities, Khatam University’s Management Department prepares them to engage with the complex world and paves the way for their success in becoming effective organizational decision-makersand leaders, as well as influential entrepreneurs in both industry and society.


MBA Curriculum, Strategy Branch


To complete the MBA program, students are required to take 48 units, which entails 30 main units, 6 main-optional units, 6 specialized-main units and finally, 6 dissertation units. Considering the research-oriented nature of all Master's degree programs in the field of Management, the students are required to submit a dissertation. Also, consistent with the needs of students, a maximum of 6 compensation units will be offered to students in the first semester.


Field Objectives


The primary purpose of this field is to train individuals who have specific capabilities in business affairs and have the skills to perform duties and responsibilities in this field, among which the following can be mentioned:


  • Identify real business issues, analyze and make efficient and effective decisions;


  • Managea business or specific parts of businesses efficiently and effectively;


  • Start a new business and being able to run it;


  • Formulate strategy for public and private organizations;


  • Gain fundamental knowledge and skills required for business management;


  • Provide management consultancy to different organizations in the field of strategy.


Areas of Application


Given that graduates of this field acquire diverse knowledge and skills related to business administration while studying, a wide range of job opportunities will be available to them. Those with an entrepreneurial spiritthat want to start their own business will find this field quite suitable for their needs. Also, those who are experts in their field of work can benefit a lot from this field in order to further progress on their career path. Developing intellectual skills and achieving a strategic perspective in the face of problems greatly enhance the individual growth of graduates and prepares them to transform organizations.


In general, graduates of this field are able to work in a variety of organizations such as private, public and manufacturing firms, along with service organizations and so forth. They will also be able to benefit from the knowledge and skills required for starting a business from scratch, effective business management, effective activities in different parts of organization, and providing consultancy and improving their job status within organizations.


Introducing to Business Management


The Master of Business Administration course is one of the higher education programs, and its’ purpose is to train professionals who have knowledge and skills in concepts related to the field of domestic and international business. A wide range of topics such as marketing management, brand and advertising management, consumer behavior, international business strategies, international marketing and export and international trade agreements are presented in this field, which is applicable in a wide range of industries. In this course, students conduct research as a researcher by getting to know the latest theories in the field of business management and help the successful management of organizations through performing specialized analysis of managerial issues. The special features of this field include the applicability of the field, the growing needs of small, medium and large enterprises for this field, the increasing demands of institutions and companies to attract specialists in this field and its’ vast field of work.


History and Records of Khatam University in this Field


According to the 1994 directive of the Ministry of Science, the Area of Studies of Business Management major at the master's level are: marketing, international trade, e-commerce, strategic management, domestic business and entrepreneurship. Khatam University has been accepting students for its’ master's program in business management since September 2014. In 2014 and 2015, before changing the trends and topics of the Ministry of Science, student admission to Khatam University had been done in two Areas of Studies: marketing and insurance management. However, after the Ministry of Science circular from September 2016 onwards, these Area of Studies changed to international business and marketing, and now two marketing and international business are presented as active areas of studies in business management at Khatam University.


Business Management Curriculum,Marketing and International BusinessBranches


Students must take 32 courses in this Major, which is 20 common courses, of which 10 are basic and 10 are core courses. 8 specialized courses that are thespecial for each specific branchand 4 dissertation units.Considering the research-oriented nature of all Master's degree programs in the field of Management, the students are required to submit a dissertation. Moreover, consistent with the needs of students, a maximum of 6 compensation units will be offered to students in the first semester.


Marketing BranchObjectives


The purpose of this course is to enhance the skills and abilities of students to work in the marketing units of enterprises, and to provide them with capabilities such as the following:


  • Will gain an understanding of management and market issues;


  • Can present advertising strategies for economic enterprises;


  • Can conduct market research and collect and classify required information from consumers, competitors and distribution agents;


  • Can give advice on market segmentation, on target market selection and on customer attraction to directors in various businesses;


  • Will understand the social, economic, technological and political conditions and variables that affect the market;


  • Can give advice on prices, packaging, distribution methods, advertising, quality improvement, etc.;


  • Can develop a marketing plan for product-based and service-based companies.


 International BusinessBranchObjectives 


The purpose of this course is to train people who have the skills related to managing and successfully performing the duties of commercial organizations, including the following:


  • Will gain knowledge and skills in domestic and international commerce;


  • Can analyze and decide on domestic and foreign commercial issues;


  • Can identify, analyze and develop domestic and international markets;


  • Can understand different cultures and attitudes of different markets.


Applications of Marketing Branch


Graduates of Business Management in Marketing with familiarity and mastery of market-related topics and market research, formulation of marketing strategies, attracting new customers, identifying current customers and how to communicate with them, sales processes, branding, design of advertising and promotion systems, pricing strategies , design and development of new products, estimating and forecasting sales, identifying and analyzing the activities of competitors, designing and implementing e-marketing programs, and so forth possess the essential background for employment in business units and marketing organizations, and compared to other management trends that lack such disciplines, they have a good job market. With extensive knowledge in the fields of business and marketing, human relations, finance and economics, graduates of this program can well be employed at the level of executives in commercial, industrial and governmental organizations, or as management consultants. In addition, graduates can also work in research and market research, which is a very important area of work for businesses currently.


Applications of International Business Branch


In order to respond to the international business environment, which has always been accompanied by many dynamics and uncertainties, in the international business orientation, the aim of this program is to teach a wide range of new management theories with emphasis on the international aspect required in business and its’ current work, in an attempt to meet the goals of an organization active in the field of international business. In this context, students will be acquainted with the tasks of domestic and foreign commercial organizations and their skills in recognizing and analyzing international markets and gaining a strategic view of new markets and the ability to make decisions in the international arena, as well as understanding different cultures and development attitudes. Khatam University’s Management Group seeks to meet the needs of professionals with the knowledge and skills needed by businesses that try to adapt themselves and enjoy the benefits of international communications. Ultimately, Graduates of this field will be able to work in organizations with international relations, branches of multinational organizations, banks and other financial institutions, as well as diverse governmental organizations.


Introduction to industrial Management


Field Definition


MSc in Industrial Management is a postgraduate program to train specialized human resources in order to guide and manage various manufacturing and service industries. In this course, students are equipped with advanced tools and theories and learn the technical features required to manage an organization, and become familiar with the necessary skills to guide the behavioral and technical aspects of production and services organizations.


History and Records of Khatam University in this Field


MSc in IndustrialMmanagementhave 6 fields, which are: production and operations, operations research, performance management, supply chain management, quality and productivity management, project management.


Considering the demands of organizations for people that are equipped with the behavioral and technical skills to analyze the various issues organizations face, Khatam University has designed and been accepting students in MSc in Industrial Management since 2014. Currently, this university is present in two fields in this area and been accepting students. The two areas comprise production and operations, and operation research fields respectively, which are two of the most popular fields of industrial management. MSc in IndustrialManagement includes theoretical units and thesis. In this course, in addition to theoretical courses, students are required to demonstrate their capabilities and skills in the framework of the thesis on one of the practical and scientific problems of industrial management.


Industrial Management Curriculum,Operation Research and Operation and ProductionBranches


MSc in IndustrialManagement consists of 32 credit units, formed by 10 basic credit units, 10 main credit units, 8 specialized credit units that are the special for each specific branch and 4dissertation units. Considering the research-oriented nature of all Master's degree programs in the field of Management, the students are required to submit a dissertation. Also, consistent with the needs of students, a maximum of 6 compensation units will be offered to students in the first semester.


finally, 6 dissertation units. Considering the research-oriented nature of all Master's degree programs in the field of Management, the students are required to submit a dissertation. Also, consistent with the needs of students, a maximum of 6 compensation units will be offered to students in the first semester.


Production and Operations Branch Objectives


The primary purpose of this field is to empower students so that they can identify and analyze the reasons behind the inefficiencesdifferent areas of the organization through studying different aspects of organizations, and be able to make correct and appropriate decisions by using scientific methods to improve organizational performance. The skills that people acquire in this field are:


  • Analyze and process data in the organization's operational areas for decision making;


  • Analysis of supply chain issues;


  • Design and analysis of inventory control system;


  • Participate in the design and development of products and services;


  • Develop comprehensive production planning based on the goals and strategies of the organization;


  • Design and analysis of quality control and quality assurance system;


  • Analyze organizational processes and improve them.


Operations Research Branch Objectives


The purpose of this field is to empower students in quantitative decision-making and optimization methods, and their application in organizations to improve efficiency and effectiveness, and ultimately to develop organizational performance. The skills that students acquire in this field are:


  • Identify operational problems in the organization in order to analyze them and provide solutions;


  • Apply quantitative modeling techniques to find optimal solutions for organizational problems;


  • Optimal allocation of various organizational resources such as manpower, materials, machinery, energy, etc. to organizational activities;


  • Collecting and analyzing data related to different parts of the organization for decision making;


  • Analyze problems and find solutions using simulations and artificial intelligence techniques.


Applications of Production and Operations Branch


Graduates of production and operations field are able to work in different types of organizations such as manufacturing firms, service firms, public organizations and management consulting firms. Graduates of this field can work in departments such as supply chain management, production planning, operation management, inventory control, quality control, performance appraisal and R&D.


Applications of Operations Research Branch


Operations Research specialization's graduates, due to their proficiency in advanced mathematical methods, can identify organizational problems and solve them in order to improve organizational performance. These graduates have the skills to apply mathematical models and problem-solving strategies to improve performance in organizations. Organizations usually spend much money on data collection to improve their decision making. Operations research specialists can process and analyze this data in the best possible way, which leads them to make the best decisions. All organizations need analysts with these characteristics, thus graduates of this field can work in a wide range of organizations. They can also provide valuable consulting services to organizations to improve performance and optimize decisions as an organizational consultant.


Introducing the Public Administration Field of study, Branch of Human Resources Development


Field Definition


The field of Public Administration, formerly known as the Department of Public Affairs due to its age, was known as the oldest field of management studies. If we consider the decision-making system of the country to comprise the three parts of the political system, the administrative system, and the private sector, Public Administration is responsible for implementing policies that are set out in the political system and then evaluated. Moreover, since Public Administration is mediated by the political system and the private sector, the success of the political system and the private sector of the country depend on successful implementation of developed policies and the abilities of the bureaucratic system or public administration.


History and Records of Khatam University in this Field


According to a decree of the Ministry of Science in July 2015, the field of Public Administration at the master's level consists of seven branches: Human Resource Development, Design of Government Agencies, Budget and Public Finance, Public Policymaking, Comparative and Development Management, Change Management and Organizational Behavior Management.


At Khatam University, the branch of Human Resource Development, which is one of the most popular branches in the field of public administration, is presented as the only active branch in this field, and has been accepting students in this area since September 2017. Considering the role and importance of organizations and public sector management in the development and advancement of the country, and also the need to pay attention to human capital and effective management of these assets in organizations, development of public management knowledge and human resource management and training of scholars and capable professionals in these fields has become progressively notable. This is one of the most important necessities for the development of the field at Khatam University.


Public Administration Curriculum, Human Resource Development Branch


TheMSc program in Public Aadministrationconstitutes 32 credit units, formed by 10 basic credit units, 10 main credit units, 8 specialized credit units that are specific to each branch and 4 dissertation units. Due to the research-oriented nature of all Master’s degree programs in the field of Management, the students are required to submit a dissertation. Also, consistent with the needs of students, a maximum of 6 compensation units will be offered to students in the first semester.


Field Objectives


The purpose of this field is to increase students' skills in the following areas:


  • Identifying the elements that impact an organization’s recruitment and selection of qualified candidates;


  • Creating job descriptions and job specifications based on a thorough job analysis;


  • Employing non-discriminatory screening procedures and processes that satisfy legal requirements;


  • Developing equitable and appropriate compensation systems for various types of organizations;


  • Establishing compensation schemes for different categories of employees;


  • Implementing an effective performance appraisal system;


  • Comprehending the cultural dimensions involved in managing a diverse work environment.


Areas of Application


Graduates in Public Administration with a focus on Human Resource Development become proficient in essential people management skills to work in HR,obtain the skills and understanding needed to create organizational HR strategies, develop the core behaviors and achieve the knowledge to address business and change management issues in an increasingly uncertain world, understand HR professionals’ roles, tackle ethical dilemmas, acquire familiarity with useful employment techniques, attain skills in how to apply employment laws, gain familiarity with effective tools and approaches to training and development, and finally, learn negotiation skills to have a wide labor market in both the public and private sectors. These graduates can work as human resources specialists in human resources departments of organizations, line management positions and management consultancy firms.