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The History of IBA
The IBA offers full-time business programs both at the Main and City Campus. It also offers a variety of part-time programs at the City Campus in the evenings. It is not uncommon to find entrepreneurs, practicing managers, government employees and technocrats all attending this programs. The diversity in their work backgrounds makes interaction, inside as well as outside the class, a rich and educational experience. Specialized executive education programs are conducted by the newly established Center for Executive Education (IBA-CEE) for professionals from the corporate world.
The Master’s Program offers specialization in the fields of Management, Human Resource Management, Finance, Banking, Marketing and Management Information Systems.
The programs of the study are as follows:
Business Administration Programs
•BBA (4 years)
•MBA (2 years)
•MBA – Evening (3-4 years)
•MS (Economics) – Evening (2 years)
•Executive MBA-Corporate Managers/Public Sector Executives/Banking & Fin Services (BFS)
•PGD – Evening
•Certificate Courses – Evening
Computer Science Programs
•BS (CS) (4 years)
•MS (CS) – Evening [2 years (+)]
•PhD (CSE/ICT/AI/Others) (3~6 years)
Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D.
The Institute of Business Administration is offering graduate studies leading to a Ph.D. degree in the areas of of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Operations Research, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, Numerical Analysis, Numerical Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Multimedia, Social Computing, and Technology Assisted Learning. Admission to the Ph.D. program is conditional on clearance of an IBA entrance test and interviews. The successful Ph.D. candidates will be offered Research/ Teaching assistance for which they shall be offered monthly stipend and tuition waiver. The program is composed of course work credits and dissertation-credits. The duration of the Ph.D. program is from a minimum of 3 years to a maximum of 6 years.
MS Economics Program(Evening Program)
MS program in Economics is designed to provide a solid background in theory, quantitative methods, and applications appropriate to the needs of economists involved in private and public sectors’ policy planning, analysis, and forecasting. This program emphasizes applied economics and the application of economic analysis to related disciplines. Growth in both the business consulting and financial services has generated a strong demand for economic analysts. One reason is that decision models drawn from applied microeconomic theory are particularly useful in analyzing a firm’s business potential and determining the investment value of a firm. Furthermore, individuals with strong analytical skills are in a unique position to contribute to important operational decisions.
MS Economics program consists of 16 courses of 51 credit hours and a thesis of 9 credit hours. Currently this program is being offered at the City Campus as an evening program with the duration of two to two and a half years. However, the option will be available to students either to join the morning session or the evening session. If sufficient number of students is available only then the morning session will also be started. The work experience is not required for admission to MS Economics program.
Option will be available to students either to join morning session or the evening session. However, if sufficient number of students is available only then morning session will also be started.
(1) Education requirement: Minimum 16 years of education (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any discipline) recognized by HEC with minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 CGPA or 60 % marks in the last degree.
(2) Experience is not required for admission to MS Economics program.
The Courses Offered
Master of Science (Computer Science)
The MS(Computer Science) program is of 30 credit hours with a thesis or research survey option. For those students who opt for thesis, 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of research work are required. For students opting for course work only, 27 credit hours of course work along with 3 credit hours of Research Survey is required. The MS Thesis will be optional. The course work may be taken from multiple specialization tracks and a student would be required to take courses from at least two tracks. Specialization tracks include Net-Centric Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Intelligent Systems, Information Management, and Theoretical Computer Science. Within a specialization track a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 4 courses may be taken. Each track has their own set of prerequisites which are usually BS level Computer Science courses.
Master of Business Administration – MBA (Morning Program)
The IBA offers a full–time two year MBA programs at the Main Campus and the City Campus. These programs consist of 24 courses of 66 credit hours cumulative. Out of these, 20 courses are compulsory and 4 are elective.
Eligibility – Must have a bachelor’s degree (with a minimum of 60%) from recognized university in any area of study
– Minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA
– 16 years of education is required.
– [Must have 2 years experience for MBA from 2010 onwards]
– The IBA also accepts holders of professional degrees (B.E., M.B.B.S., etc);
Course Replacement Matrix
Master of Business Administration – MBA (Evening Program)
MBA evening program is offered at the City Campus. The prerequisite of this program is a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration. The duration of this program may vary depending on the capacity of the student to complete the course load each semester. Students must complete the entire course work within 5 years of completion of Postgraduate Diploma to qualify for the degree. This program consists of 11 courses for cumulative 33 credit hours. Out of these, 9 courses are compulsory and 2 are electives.
Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA (Morning Program)
BBA Programs at the Main Campus and the City Campus are full-time four-year bachelor programs. These programs consist of 47 courses of 144 credit hours cumulative. Out of these, 42 courses are compulsory and 5 are electives.
Bachelor of Science – BS (Computer Science)
The BS(CS) is a 4-year degree program that not only provides a rigorous education in Computer Sciences but also increases students’ understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
BBA & MBA (Specialization in MIS)
Students wishing to specialize in the area of Management Information Systems (MIS) will be given a balanced exposure to business, computer science and MIS subjects. They will be required to take 12 core business courses (common with all specializations) along with 4 core MIS courses (from a pool of six courses) and six electives, which may be either business or MIS courses. In addition, MIS students will undertake a 6 credit IS project. In the first year, students will take courses according to the given schedule. After the second semester, the courses may be taken in any order provided the relevant prerequisites have been met. Normal course load is six courses per semester.
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration – PGD (Evening Program)
PGD is offered at the City Campus in the evenings. The duration of this program may vary from one and a half to three and a half years, depending on the capacity of the students to complete the course load each semester. The student must complete the coursework in 7 consecutive semesters. The course load for PGD students is three in the regular semester and two in the summer semester. This program consists of 11 courses of 33 credit hours cumulative, all of which are compulsory. This program lead to MBA (Evening) degree.
Certificate Courses (Evening Program)
Candidates interested in attending single courses of PGD and MBA, offered in the evening, are awarded certificates upon successful completion of the course. These certificate courses are available for people with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university. Relaxation in this requirement may be allowed for candidates sponsored by their employers. These courses are useful for those who cannot join the full-length degree or diploma programs. Selection of candidates is done through an aptitude test. Students can have their status converted to that of visiting students, upon request, before the first hourly examination of the course.
Visiting Students Program (Evening Program)
The Institute also admits, without any perquisite, visiting students in single PGD and MBA courses in the evening program, provided seats are available. These students are not allowed to take regular examinations. The visiting participants are awarded a certificate without any grade for attending the course if they maintain the attendance requirement. Visiting students are not allowed to have their status changed to a regular student during the semester.
The Institute combines with its program of formal management education, an elaborate program of management training for executives and professionals. These specialized programs are conducted by the newly established Center for Executive Education (IBA-CEE). The IBA-CEE provides opportunities to executives working at different echelons in organizations to enhance their careers by gaining knowledge and insight into state-of-the-art management techniques and technologies. Executive Education Programs consists of various training courses and workshops that are organized and conducted by the distinguished IBA faculty as well as industry leaders. Besides open enrolment programs, the Center also offers client specific training to organizations on their request, keeping in view their unique and distinct requirements. Organizations that have benefited from the Executive Education Program include private firms, small business corporations, multinationals and transnational corporations, government departments, defence and public sector organizations.
Having realized that it can no longer thrive on its past laurels and has to adapt itself to the changing market demands IBA has embarked upon an ambitious five year strategic plan with the objective to become one of the top 100 global business schools and one of the top 10 regional business schools. It has benchmarked itself against a few chosen business schools in India, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Turkey. The four pillars of this strategy are
•Investment in physical infrastructure
•Community outreach and links to industry
IBA is exploring collaborative partnerships, alliances and exchange programs with the top business schools. Generous financial supports from HEC, foundations, private sector have been obtained to implement this plan in the next five years. IBA has recently become the first institution in Pakistan to become partner of CFA Institute, SAP University alliance and other such ventures. Seeking accreditation to the Asian, European and US bodies are part of the plan. The management is seeking other avenues of collaboration with the Universities and B-schools in Asia.
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