Institute of Business Management has a purpose built twenty acre campus located in the serene and secure surroundings of Korangi Creek, Karachi. The College of Business Management building, covering an area of 85,000 sq. ft., is equipped with state of-the-art teaching equipment to enable the Institute to keep pace with the dynamics of the global market. All classrooms are equipped with internet and intranet facilities. IoBM is a WiFi campus. The campus buildings are centrally air-conditioned and they have all been self financed with no outside assistance or donation. A separate centrally air-conditioned modern Administration and Entrepreneurship & Management Excellence Center building, with a covered area of 26,900 sq.ft. was completed in 2001. Another centrally air-conditioned building with a covered area of 31,655 sq.ft., houses the College of Computer Science and Information Systems and has been operational since 2002. The Convocation Center was completed in November, 2002, and the Students Activity Center building in September, 2003 which has a second floor housing 10 faculty residential suites for visiting scholars and was completed in January, 2006. The library building has been operational since January, 2005. A separate building houses the department of Industrial Engineering & Management. A new 150,000 sq.ft building will be completed by June 2016. The Institute provides students with subsidized transportation to and from the campus through conveniently located pick and drop points all over Karachi. Girls are provided this facility to and from their homes. The campus also has ample car parking facilities.
One of the strengths of the IoBM program is the incorporation of information technology as a key component of the curriculum. The academic programs offered by the Institute require students to obtain hands on experience on computers and develop a high level of expertise in this field. The Information Systems Department (ISD) of the College of Computer Science and Information Systems provides administrative, networking and technical support to the faculty and students. The College of Computer Science and Information Systems building includes a number of computer laboratories with around three hundred workstations. It is fully equipped with satellite/ radio-linked e-mail, Wi-Fi facilities and internet facilities for all students, faculty and staff.
The IoBM library, an ideal setting for learning and research, serves as a repository for the rich array of both traditional and electronic information services. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including a large number of books, journals, periodicals, reference material, audio-visual material, government documents and reports catering to the scholarly needs of students, faculty and researchers. Its pleasant and conducive-to-learning environment accommodates 350 students and 48,851 books. All library books are searchable using OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) and the newly developed software Library Information and Management System (LIMS), available at the front desk. Students are provided with internet workstations and rooms for group study. Of the many recent initiatives by IoBM are its access to a large number of e-resources through the HEC Digital library, and online journals through JSTOR e-database.
Sports play an important role in the development of one’s personality. IoBM’s cricket, football and table tennis teams have performed well in various tournaments and have brought laurels to the Institute. Our cricket team toured South Africa in June, 2006. A billiard room, table tennis, carom and chess room along with fully equipped gymnasium are also available for students and faculty. The facility also includes students and faculty lounges, girls common room and a book store. Outdoor Basketball and Volleyball courts have been recently constructed and are now ready for use. A fully air-conditioned Squash Court has also been constructed.
The Student Activity Center with fully equipped Dining Hall and Kitchen is in operation since September, 2003 with dining facilities for 300 students, staff and faculty. There is a self serving dining hall which offers hot and cold meals at subsidized rates throughout the day. Lunch and snacks from international fast food chains can be enjoyed in a relaxing and informal atmosphere in the air-conditioned dining hall. It is a place where students get an opportunity to interact not only with their colleagues, but also with faculty on an informal basis.