Ms. Maria Khan
Management & HR
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Business School, H-12 Sector Islamabad
International HRM and General Management
MSc. International Human Resource Management & Comparative Industrial Relations - The University of Manchester, UK. Bachelor in Business Administration (Hons.) - NUST Business School, Pakistan
Maria Khan has obtained her specialist master’s degree in
International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations
from the University of Manchester, UK.
Her background includes working for a multinational company
where she held numerous strategic positions including Senior HR Manager
(London, Islamabad) and Business Development Executive (London, Islamabad).
Apart from her teaching and research responsibilities, she
holds the position of Director Local Quality Enhancement Cell at NBS. This
position involves documenting and reviewing various coordination and management
mechanisms of all academic processes at NBS. The position also involves
preparation and coordination of internal and external academic audits of
She is also involved in conducting corporate training
sessions for industry practitioners in multiple fields of HR including
Negotiation, Talent Management and Team Building. Her key interest nowadays
lies in industry consulting where she has been involved in designing multiple
HR solutions for companies in Pakistan.
Ms. Khan's research
interests include the fields of International Human Resource Management, High
Performance Work Systems, Employee Motivation, Talent Management and Change
Management. Ms. Khan has conducted various workshops and mentoring sessions for
students regarding preparation of resumes/CVs, interview techniques as well as
Ms. Khan specializes in multiple aspects of International
Human Resource Management including Employee Management, High Performance Work
Systems. Recruiting, Selection, Training and Development.
She supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate
dissertations and business projects as part of her responsibilities at NBS. She
is also involved in developing case studies in the aforementioned topics. The
recent topics under her supervision include (but are not limited to):
Top Management Commitment And Its Impact On
Employee Job Satisfaction, Performance & Commitment: The Mediating Role Of
Talent Management Practice
Stress caused by workplace bullying in the
Pakistani context: The moderating role of coping
The Impact of High Performance Work Systems on
High Performance Culture: Determinants of its
How Personality Traits Influence Knowledge
Infusion of Emotional Intelligence in
Recruitment & Selection
The Impact of Organizational Commitment on
Turnover Intentions of Recent Graduates in Pakistan
Effect of Training on Employee Turnover Intentions
and The Role of Organizational Commitment
Ms. Khan is currently
working on multiple cases and research articles on the topics of Talent
Management, Recruitment & Selection, Effective Training in Organizations as
well as multiple other HR & Organizational Behavior topics which are
scheduled for publication.
Khan, M., Alvi, K. R. and Saqib, Z. (2018).
‘SYIT: Changing the Corporate Culture’, Ivey Publishing (9B18C004)
Saqib, Z., Khan, M., Michael, M., Haleem, R. and
Khalid, H. (2017). ‘Striving for Self-Sustainability: Case of A Pakistani
NGO’, Asian Journal of Management Cases, 14(1), 38–48.
Khan, M., Saqib, Z., Farrukh, N., Tanvir, F. and
Pasha, K. (2016). ‘Managing a Diverse Workforce, Easier Said Than Done:
Case Study of Pak Sweets’, Ivey Publishing (9B16C017)
Saqib, Z., Khan, M.,
Raza, N., Zainab, A. and Sohail, Z. (2016). ‘Selecting the Selection Methods at
a Pakistani NGO’, Asian Journal of Management Cases, 13(1), 23–31.
Ms. Maria Khan has taught different sub-fields of HRM
including modules such as Introduction to Management, Organizational Theory and
Design, Organizational Behavior and Introduction to Business. She has taught
undergraduate as well as postgraduate students including those of MBA, BBA, BPA
as well as BS Accounting and Finance.
Apart from classroom
teaching, she uses Experiential and Cooperative learning teaching techniques
through business games, simulations, outdoor activities and team based projects
to provide students with a holistic learning experience.
Ms. Khan has recently been involved in industry consulting
with Serene Air Pvt. Ltd (in partnership with Ms. Zunaira Saqib - Assistant
Professor NBS) through designing the company's HR department and relevant
documentation for employee management.
Currently, she has been conducting various corporate
training sessions in the areas of Talent Management and Human Resource
Development for industry practitioners from multiple sectors (in association
with Professional Development Center NUST). She has also conducted a training
session (alongside another NBS faculty member) for Canteen Stores Department
(CSD) Pakistan on the topic of Negotiation Skills. She is currently involved in
training over 400 middle managers of Jazz in the area of Stress Management. Her
areas of specialty in corporate training include multiple HR modules including
(but not limited to) Negotiation, Recruitment & Selection, Career
Management and Team Building.
Ms. Khan's previous full
time corporate experience includes holding numerous full-time positions at
Tranchulas Pvt Ltd (2010-2012), a multinational information security company.
The first position was that of a Business Development Executive (London and
Islamabad) which involved managing corporate clients and their portfolios. In a
short period of time, she was assigned to the role of a Senior Human Resource
Manager (London and Islamabad) which involved recruiting and developing talent
for the business especially in its international offices.