IBA at a Glance
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AT A GLANCE
Established in 1955, Institute of business administration (IBA) Karachi is the oldest business school of Pakistan and is based on US model for MBA. By keeping its degrees limited to very few majors, IBA has excelled in all of them. Students have the highest prospects in the job market with 90% of the students offered jobs even before their convocation.
IBA consists of two faculties and seven departments under these faculties
Faculty of Business Administration
- Department of Accounting and Law
- Department of Economics and Finance
- Department of Management
- Department of Marketing
- Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Computer Science
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Mathematical Science
- Business & Management
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Business Administration Bachelors 329000 4 Business Administration Masters 329000 2 Business Administration Masters 329000 2 Entrepreneurship Bachelors 329000 4 Finance & Accounting Bachelors 329000 4
- Computer Science & IT
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Computer Science Bachelors 234000 4 Computer Science Doctorate 0 3 Computer Science Masters 144000 2
- Humanities & Social Sciences
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Economics Doctorate 0 3 Economics Masters 144000 2 Economics & Mathematics Bachelors 234000 4 Social Sciences Bachelors 234000 4 Statistics Doctorate 0 3 Statistics Masters 144000 2
- Natural Sciences
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Mathematics Doctorate 0 3 Mathematics Masters 144000 2
Ranked 1st in the category of business study by HEC, IBA is the hallmark of academic excellence. IBA attracts the best and the brightest minds of the country. Therefore, the overall academic environment is competitive and the intellectual ability of an average student is quite high. IBA offers only a handful of degrees which means students have little choice while choosing their degree or majors but IBA excels at what they do. BBA is the flagship degree of the university however all the other degrees are equally good as well. IBA is probably the only university in Pakistan that is working extensively in the field of entrepreneurship and offers an entire degree in the said field which is BBA Entrepreneurship. It is the only university that trains students not only for the competitive corporate environment but also encourages them to take entrepreneurial initiative and become employers rather than employees.
Faculty of IBA is state of the art which not only excels in academics and research but has hands on experience in the practical business world and exposure to real life business scenarios. That is how students get a perfect blend of theoretical and practical knowledge. Examination systems and course material are constantly improving.
Academic facilities such as labs and library are extremely modern and up to date making the learning process enjoyable for students. In short IBA provides one of the best academic environments in Pakistan.
IBA is one of the very few Pakistani universities which has an excellent social environment. It houses a student body that is smart, witty and socially very active. The social life is extremely happening and students are found chattering and laughing all day long. The room for relaxation is necessary keeping in view the extremely competitive academic environment.
Both the campuses occupy a combined area of 80 acres. Each campus houses a library, computer labs, auditorium and fully equipped classrooms. However, the hostel facility is outside of the campus with only a hundred single occupancy rooms for male students. The female students are allotted a big house in the staff town. Rooms are allotted on the first come first serve basis. Students also are responsible for their own meals.
There are 27 different clubs and student societies in IBA which engage students in developing their leadership skills, interpersonal skills, creativity and team work. There are clubs for almost every program where students from similar academic background socialize and get academic assistance. Sports fest, debate championship and oath taking ceremonies are among the recurring popular events.
When it comes to job placements there is no match to IBA. Located in the industrial hub of Pakistan, employment is not an issue. However, all credit cannot be given to its location solely as IBA councils students regularly on finding the best career opportunities throughout their academic tenure. More over recruitment drives are an important part of life at IBA. Companies both national and multi-national come searching for the best human resource pool to IBA. As high as 90% of the students get job offers even before they graduate and around 30% go abroad for further studies. The students of IBA have the highest influx in the corporate sector.