BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES
Every good business school and university in North
America, Europe, Far and South East Asia offer business consulting to
real life companies in the faculty members' areas of expertise. On one
hand, the companies get the benefit of top quality consulting, the
business schools and universities themselves are able to expose their
faculty members to real life problems so that they can present
Many faculty members use this business consulting
knowledge and experience they acquire in writing textbooks as well as in
developing professional development programs for the working executives.
In Pakistan, Institute of Business Management is one
of the very few business schools that provide consulting services to
real life companies operating in Pakistan, through its well educated and
experienced faculty. The Business Support Centre (BSC) of the institute
manages these consulting services, and needless to mention, at a fairly
Presently, the BSC is offering consulting to three
companies, all of which are in the SME sector. These pertain to
developing a business plan, developing an Islamic finance transaction
and setting up a weaving mill with 12 shuttle less looms.
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
As for the training programs for the working
executives, the BSC with the support of faculty members of IoBM have
developed and delivered more than 20 short training programs for
financial institutions, industrial sector and the SME's. The BSC
partners SMEDA for offering programs for the entrepreneurs in the SME
sector. So far, 6 training workshops have been delivered for SME's
alone, on behalf of SMEDA.
SELECTION & RECRUITMENT SERVICES
Apart from consulting and human resource development
services, the BSC also offers selection and recruitment services for the
large size public and private organizations. In a short span of just a
few months, the BSC has handled written test and interviews of over
10,000 candidates of various public and private sector organizations.
Contracts for written test of another 2000 candidates are in the process
CURRICULUM SUPPORT SERVICES FOR IOBM
BSC also provides services to its parent
organization, IoBM, in terms of curriculum development and upgrade. The
most recent development is the launch of CFA® Track by IoBM, that
adopts the Level I and II exam curriculum of the renowned Chartered
Financial Analyst (CFA) program of the Association of Investment
Management & Research, USA.
This CFA Track, comprising 4 finance electives, is
now being offered to CBM's students. These 4 finance elective courses
are also being offered as CFA Exam preparatory services for the
candidates of CFA Level I and II candidates who may or may not be
students of CBM.
SUMMARY OF SERVICES BY BSC
Training programs in banking, finance,
information management and accounting for junior employees, middle
management & senior executives.
Selection & recruitment services.
Preparing of project feasibility, rehabilitation,
restructuring and mergers & acquisition studies.
Consultancy services on specific organizational
problems in the areas of accounting & finance, corporate affairs,
marketing, operations, IT, HR, etc.
Market studies for specific products.
Image building and market strategies.
Events & publications management.
Environment impact evaluation and social cost
benefit analysis of projects and other corporate & social policy
Preparation of financial statements, annual
accounts, press releases, etc.
Preparation of statements, speeches and papers of
CEOs and other senior executives.