IBA - Institute of Business Administration

  • Location: Karachi - Sindh     Pakistan
  • HEC Rank: 2 / 10 in category of Business & IT
  • Specialized Field: General
  • Institution Level: university
  • Gender Specification: Co-Education

About IBA

IBA is the oldest business school in Pakistan. It was established in 1955 with initial technical support provided by the world famous Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania; later, the University of Southern California set up various facilities at the Institute and several prominent American professors were assigned to the IBA.
In spite of a rapid increase in the number of business schools, the IBA has maintained its position as the premier institution of higher learning in the field of management and business administration.



Faculties and Departments

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

  • Accounting and Law
  • Economics & Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Social Sciences

Faculty of Computer Science (FCS)

  • Computer Science & MIS
  • Mathematical Sciences

IBA Programs

Full-Time Programs

The IBA offers full-time business programs both at the Main and City Campus.

Part-Time Programs

It also offers a variety of part-time programs at the City Campus in the evenings.

Online Test Preparation

The most cost effective, targeted to higher score, convenient, and no time wasting method of test preparation.

Business Administration Programs

  • BBA (4 years)
  • MBA (2 years)
  • MBA - Evening (3-4 years)
  • MS (Economics) - Evening (2 years)
  • Executive MBA
  • PGD - Evening
  • Certificate Courses - Evening

All about Admission, Test Preparation, and Application Procedure

The admission procedure of IBA is quite simple but the admission test is competitive. Serious applicants devote much of time for its preparation.

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 offers graduate studies leading to a Ph.D. degree in the field of
A candidate to the Ph.D. program is required to qualify 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 duration of the Ph.D. program is from a minimum of 3 years to a maximum of 6 years.
  • 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
  • Technology Assisted Learning

IBA Admission Policy

IBA Admission Policy may be stated as follows:
Admission will be offered to all those who qualify following a strict merit-based admission criteria irrespective of their race, religion, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic conditions.