"The essence of IoBM’s academic programs pertains to career focused education towards Individual fulfillment, professional excellence, institutional credibility, family welfare and social responsibility. The net result is reflected in the net product. IoBM’s credibility speaks for itself.”
Shahjehan S. Karim
President, Institute of Business Management

For the last four years, IoBM has been rated as one of the top universities in the private sector, both by the Higher Education Commission of the Federal Government and the Provincial Government of Sindh. Eduniversal, during its
international conventions of Deans of Business Colleges from over sixty countries, held in 2008 at Paris, France and in 2009 at Cape Town, South Africa awarded IoBM 2 Palms as one of the two best Business Schools in Pakistan. The Institute has been an active member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and is also associated with several other international academic organizations.

IoBM has established linkages and earned credibility with reputed foreign business schools and leading international
institutes, associations and organizations pertaining to sharing and contributing ideas and insight in business education and research.

The programs we offer include executive MBA and MBA (Evening) in diverse fields, held on weekends placing
special emphasis on the needs of busy executives and those who, having finished one career, wish to go for a new
one. IoBM offers programs in Health and Hospital Management, Finance & Risk Management, Industrial Management,
Telecommunication Management, Environment & Energy Management, Education Management, Organizational
Psychology, Economics and many other disciplines.

IoBM faculty excel in their respective fields. They pass on their expertise in research and scholarship to students enabling them to have an enhanced understanding of their respective disciplines.

Students have access to excellent facilities and learning resources as IoBM continually invests in the University’s
infrastructure: library, gym, sports, computer equipment, Wi-Fi facility, video conferencing, state-of-the-art campus
building and subsidized transport facilities.

IoBM has earned its reputation through an excellent internship and graduate employment record. The rigorous academic degree courses enable graduates to acquire breadth and depth in their chosen subjects and, therefore, enter a wide range of careers. A large number of its graduates join top business schools in Europe, USA and Canada.

Research is a core competence at IoBM. All members of the IoBM community are actively engaged in disseminating
knowledge, pursuing research in a diverse range of themes. The Institute publishes the country’s first research quarterly journal, Pakistan Business Review (PBR), which is recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and ECONLIT, Journal of Economic Literature, USA. An annually held HEC financed international conference provides a platform for the presentation of research undertaken at IoBM.

IoBM is now connected with PERN2, a high speed dedicated National Research & Education Network (NREN) for the
universities/institutes and other academic sectors of Pakistan.


An Introduction to the Institute of Business Management

The catalog and website will give you the most up to date and vital information about the courses and programs of study that most interest you. Essential information about fees, facilities and student services is also available here to help you to be well-versed with life at IoBM.


Beginning with a prologue to the Institute, the catalog proceeds to introduce life at IoBM and culminates in course descriptions. The catalog also describes undergraduate and master’s degree programs offered at IoBM; its teaching methods; academic and research programs and assessment procedures; its computer and library resources; student support services and information on application procedures.

Administrative and financial information including opportunities for financial assistance and stipends are also included in the catalog. The catalog introduces you to the academic and administrative personnel at IoBM and its faculty. A detailed description of all courses taught at IoBM is also given. Every effort has been made to keep the catalog up-to-date and to ensure that courses are offered as described. However, circumstances beyond IoBM’s control may sometimes make this impossible. Changes in the curriculum may be necessary to keep abreast of professional developments. For that reason, the Institute
reserves the right to make unavoidable alterations in courses offered, and in the structure.

IoBM: 1994-2013

The Foundation for Higher Education was established as a non-profit institution in 1994 by a group of dedicated citizens of Karachi, and was registered under the Societies Act of 1860. The Foundation promotes dissemination of quality education. Its first project was setting up a management university to serve trade, industry and commerce by producing highly competent and talented business executives. Teaching began at the College of Business Management (CBM), IoBM’s first constituent college, in September, 1995.


In January 1998, a bill was unanimously approved by the Sindh Provincial Assembly for establishing a University known as the Institute of Business Management in the private sector. At present, the Institute has its four constituent colleges, the College of Business Management (CBM), the College of Computer Science & Information Systems (CCSIS), the College of Economics & Social Development (CESD) and the College of Engineering and Sciences (CES). Since 2006 the Institute has been ranked as one of the top universities in the private sector, both by the Higher Education Commission of the Federal
Government and the Sindh Provincial Government. During end 2010, we have been honored with prestigious awards of EDUNIVERSAL Palms for meritorious
evaluation and certification of educational institutions around the world. The Institute is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU),
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and other international and national organizations.

City Center

The IoBM City Center is established to serve as a bridge between business organizations and business school. The City Center offers the highly popular MBA (Evening) program in two streams (two years for those with 16 years education and three years for others).