A very warm welcome to all those young men and women, who look forward to finishing their university education at this globally recognized institution, before embarking on a resplendent career and a rewarding personal life ahead!
Over the last two decades we have worked passionately to fulfill our mission and deliver on our promise to develop global leaders. Our unwavering commitment to invest in people, systems, and infrastructure contributes immensely towards enhancing our capabilities.
Last year, Eduniversal, an institution whose surveys have ranked us highly in the past, ranked our MBA (Marketing) program among the top 10 best master’s program in Central Asia. Rather than resting on our laurels we set the bar higher, and launched a revitalized CBM-MBA Program in Fall-2015, with experiential learning built into its core.
Our MPhil/Ph.D Program has also shown rapid growth with 115 students currently enrolled in it. Another laudable achievement last year was the awarding of our first PhD degree to a doctoral student.
Our research journal, the Pakistan Business Review or PBR, was also upgraded to Category X, bringing it up to just one level short of the top-most category of Impact Factor Journals.
Our linkages with leading educational institutions worldwide continue to strengthen. More than 40 students went on exchange programs for a full semester each last year to partner universities in Italy, Georgia, North Cyprus, Morocco, Malaysia, Thailand, China, South Korea and Japan. Tuition and accommodation costs were fully covered in most of the cases.
Another acknowledgement of our capabilities overseas was that our Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) was invited by the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) last year to conduct a workshop at the University of Yunnan in China.
At IoBM, we provide merit and need-based scholarships to students to cover up to 100% of tuition fee. Additionally, under our Outreach Program launched last year sponsored by Pakistan State Oil (PSO) on their own initiative, 16 students were selected from the interior of Sindh and are working toward their engineering degree, with full tuition fee waiver, and financial support to pay for a large part of their accommodation and meals cost.
With over 7,500 graduates already working for MNCs or national companies, or spearheading their own enterprises, there is hardly any doubt that IoBM has come a long way. Feedback that we periodically solicit from institutions and our alumni, gives us comfort that the hard work of our dedicated academic and management personnel benefits thousands of talented individuals who have walked through the corridors of this institution.
That is why we remain committed to reshaping the destiny of our youth and the country at large.
SHAHJEHAN S. KARIM
President, Institute of Business Management
From the Chancellor
As the new Chancellor of the Institute of Business Management it gives me great pleasure to welcome the perusal of this catalogue by our prospective students seeking to identify the courses they wish to pursue in an institute that recently celebrated its twentieth year of service to the cause of higher education in Karachi. From a modest beginning in small rented premises IoBM has grown to occupy this 11- acre campus and a city centre campus. It has done so on the strength of its ability to provide high quality education in many distinct fields. It has done so because the calibre of its graduates has made them preferred candidates for internships and employment in major corporations in Pakistan and abroad. It has done so because it has sought to tailor the expansion of its educational programmes to the growing needs for business and finance managers, for civil engineers, for computer experts, for media managers. Perhaps it has been this facet of the IoBM that has prompted your decision to pursue your higher education here. Increasingly the world is moving towards more knowledge-based activity, a world in which progress will come through innovation and creativity. Helping you to move in this direction will be one of the principal tasks of the faculty. The ambition of IoBM management and experienced faculty however goes beyond providing you with the expertise that will make you easily employable or capable of starting your own enterprise. Education at IoBM must mean more. It must even, while preparing you for the career you wish to pursue, inculcate in you a sense of social responsibility, of recognising that you owe a duty to the betterment of the lot of the less fortunate in your city, your province and your country. This is a task that needs not only faculty guidance, but active student participation. Numerous student forums exist on the campus. I urge you to be part of these forums. They will help develop your social skills and equally importantly inform you of the many ways in which, as privileged citizens, you can help enforce standards of ethical behaviour, help promote social cohesiveness and above all, help improve the availability of better educational and health facilities for all our fellow Pakistanis. IoBM will offer you state –of- the- art facilities to enhance your intellectual capacity, to give you the required expertise in your special field and to develop your sense of social responsibility. But the primary responsibility will be yours. I am confident that you will live up to our expectations and with Allah’s blessings leave this Institute not only as experts in your field of endeavour but as well rounded citizens with a strong sense of civic responsibility.
Najmuddin A. Shaikh
Chancellor, Institute of Business Management