INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

S.M.ABBAS ZAIDI,
(feedback@pgeconomist.com)
Research Analyst
, PAGE
Apr
26 - May 2, 2010

Institute of business management (IOBM) is a Pakistani business school with a full fledged research program. The institute offers MBA in finance, HRM and marketing with an opportunity to transfer to Mphil program based on sponsored research.

IOBM enjoys the active support of Pakistan's leading firms and banks, both national and multinational. IOBM students have gone abroad for higher studies to Harvard and other business schools of international repute in Europe, USA and Canada.

IOBM's academic programs are modern and comprehensive in concept and structure. They broadly resemble honors programs offered by US universities. The institute has four departments namely college of computer science and information systems programs (CCSIS), college of economics and social development (CESD), college of business management (CBM) and creek high school (class one to class ten). IOBM is recognized by higher education commission (HEC). The curriculum committee ensures that programs are regularly revised to keep students abreast with the changes in business education.

FEE STRUCTURE

PROGRAMS REGISTRATION fee**(Rs) TUITION FEE (per course) (Rs) TUITION FEE (PER SEMESTER)
full load***(Rs)
TOTAL FEE (PER SEMESTER)
(Rs)
BBA (honors) 10,000 9,000 54,000 64,000
BS (joint honors) 10,000 9,000 54,000 64,000
BS (computer science) 10,000 9,000 54,000 64,000
BS (Mit) 10,000 9,000 54,000 64,000
BS industrial engineering 10,000 9,000 54,000 64,000
MBA (regular) 10,000 10,000 60,000 70,000
MBA (educational management) 7,000 10,000 40,000 47,000
MBA (executive) 7,000 10,000 40,000 47,000
MBA (health & hospital management) 7,000 10,000 40,000 47,000
MBA (media management) 7,000 10,000 40,000 47,000
MBA (advertising & communication mgmt) 7,000 10,000 40,000 47,000
MBA (industrial management) 7,000 10,000 40,000 47,000
MS (computer science) 7,000 10,000 40,000 47,000

Computer facilities

One of the strengths of IOBM's program is its essential component of information technology. The academic programs offered by the institute require students to obtain hands-on experience on computers and develop 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. IT building which houses the college of computer science and information systems includes a number of computer laboratories having over two hundred workstations. It is fully equipped with satellite/radio-linked e-mail and internet facilities for all students, faculty and staff.

LIBRARY

IOBM library resource includes a large number of books, journals, periodicals and reference materials. It is being developed to cater to the needs of students and faculty. Latest editions of textbooks are available to the students to use as reference material. A basement plus four storeys building to accommodate 350 students and 100,000 books is also available. Students are provided with internet workstations and rooms for group studies.

ADMINISTRATION

The institute has highly qualified permanent and visiting faculty members who hold PhDs and master degrees of overseas and Pakistan's famous universities. Various tasks, which are vital for the smooth running of the institute, are performed by the members of the administrative staff. Administration is responsible for organising academic programs, ensuring student progress, providing adequate support facilities to the faculty and the students, and make liaison with business and industry to arrange internships, ensure career development and placement of students on the completion of their degree.

UNIVERSITIES EDUCATION IN PAKISTAN

Around 741,092 students were enrolled for higher studies in the country by the end of 2008-09. In 2006-07, the enrolment accounted for 640,061 students. Total number of universities both in private and public sectors stood at 124 by end of July 2007, having 46,893 teachers. Over the past three years, 17 new universities have been granted charters. Majority of these have been opened in areas where higher education opportunities were previously unavailable. Twenty-three new and advance disciplines were launched. Furthermore, 11 foreign institutions were allowed to operate in Pakistan through franchising/collaborative arrangements with local institutions of higher education.

IOBM enjoys an active support of Pakistan's leading firms and banks, both national and multinational. IOBM graduates work for leading national and multinational organisations including ABN Amro, Colgate Palmolive, United Bank Limited, Glaxosmithkline and State Bank of Pakistan.

IOBM considers education a lifelong endeavor and therefore is constantly developing its programs to provide its students with professional skills and knowledge to take their place as leaders in the world of trade and industry.