IBA FAQs

How can foreign student take admission in the Summer Semester?

It would be necessary for the student to bring a letter from the University where they are studying indicating therein that they are willing to do summer course at IBA.

 

Foreign Students and Non-Resident Pakistanis and pakistani Nationals

 

All applicants (foreign students, non-resident Pakistanis, and Pakistani Nationals) with SAT I scores exceeding 1900 and GMAT scores exceeding 600 are exempted from the IBA undergraduate and graduate admissions test respectively, however they have to go through the group discussion and interview process.

Who can take admission in the Summer Semester, and how does one apply?
Regular as well as visiting students can take admission. To apply students must come in person to the city campus, and visit the Evening Program Office between 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Details of the offerings are generally advertised in the Daily DAWN/JANG starting in April onwards. Students studying in foreign universities can also take courses in the Summer Semester to earn advance credits in their universities. Such students are required to provide a recommendation letter from their university.
Which courses are offered in the Summer Semester?

The course offering is subject to the number of students who register in a particular course. Registration usually begins a few weeks before the start of the summer semester .

How many courses can an IBA students take in the summer semester?
A student in general can take two courses in summer semester. However if the student is on internship then he is entitled to take one course only.
How many courses are offered by IBA in the Summer Semester?

The number of courses offered by IBA in the summer semester varies from year to year. The following courses are being offered in summer 2008. (See 2008 Summer Courses)

When does the Summer Semester begin at IBA and what is its duration?

The Summer Semester usually begins around the last week of May. The duration is usually six weeks, and ends around mid August. Classes of each course are held thrice a week on alternate days in the evenings.

Are any institutes affiliated with IBA?

IBA has terminated all affiliations with effect from January, 2005 for new students. Generally the students enrolled with such affiliates prior to January 2005 and still in education will not be affected by this decision.

What is the fee structure at IBA?
See Fee Structure
What is the basis of IBA Scholarships?
The IBA offers Scholarships on need-cum-merit basis. For further information you may please contact our Program Office.
Does the IBA offer any concession in fees to students?

IBA does offer concessions in fees in some programs generally to those students who are among the top 10% of the IBA merit list. The IBA merit list is based on the applicant’s position in the IBA admission test at the time of admission. The concessional fee structure is applied to such students (See Fee Structure). In addition needy students are also allowed to pay their fees/dues in installment. For further information you may please contact any of the Program Offices.

Does the IBA allow any exemptions of subjects in MBA (MIS) program to IBA graduates holding MBA degrees?
Yes there is an exemption of some subjects. See MBA (MIS) Evening for details.
Does the IBA allow exemptions to the students who possess other equivalent degrees?
No. See credit transfer for further information.
Are Credits transferable?
There is a limited provision for transfer of credits only from the top 50 Internationally ranked universities and from LUMS.
What are the minimum academic requirements (Eligibility) for IBA admissions?

Following are the minimum requirements for IBA admissions:

 

Undergraduate Programs


For BBA Program

  • Intermediate (minimum 65% marks)
  • ‘A’ Levels (minimum of two ‘B’s and one ‘C’)
  • Grades of General and AS level courses will not be accepted


For BS Program

  • 60% marks in Intermediate (Pre-Engineering)
  • 60% marks in Intermediate General Group with Mathematics
  • 1B and 2Cs in A-Level (with Mathematics)
  • Grades of General and AS level courses will not be accepted

 

Graduate Programs - (MBA, MBA-Evening, MS)

  • 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
  • 2 years experience for MBA mandatory
  • The IBA also accepts holders of professional degrees (B.E., M.B.B.S., etc)
  • The work experience is not required for admission to MS Economics program

 

Ph.D


Degree (In relevant subject)
  • M.Phil. or M.S.
  • 18 years of education
  • Minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA

Additional Requirements
  • GRE (International) General Scores
  • Two references from department A brief proposal indicating your research interest

Teaching Assistance
  • Ph.D. students shall be required to either teach undergraduate level courses for which a monthly stipend shall be given.
  • Ph.D. students will be entitled to full waiver of tuition fee for the entire program
Does the IBA offer any Executive Programs?
The IBA offers following program for executives and part time students:
What is the duration of the MBA Program?
There are two different durations for the MBA Programs:
  • 2 years for the Morning Programs
  • 3.5 + years for the Evening Programs
What is the duration of these Undergraduate Programs?
The duration of all Undergraduate Program is 4 years.
Does the IBA offer undergraduate programs? If yes what are they?
IBA offers the following undergraduate degree programs:
  • BBA
  • BS(CS)
Does the IBA provide any reading materials or previous model papers to the prospective students for making preparation for IBA aptitude tests?

The IBA does not have a set pattern of aptitude tests, and as per IBA policy no model paper is provided to prospective students. The questions asked in the aptitude tests in general are based on following subjects:

 

For Undergraduate Programs

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Essays

 

For Graduate Programs

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Essays
  • Specialized Discipline Test
Does IBA mail prospectus/forms to the students at their home address?
As per policy IBA does not send prospectus to the students at their mailing addresses. Application material is all available online on the IBA website.
At which locations are the IBA aptitude tests conducted in Pakistan?
The locations at which IBA aptitude tests conducted are Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta and Peshawer.
Where does the IBA conduct aptitude tests and interviews?
The IBA conducts aptitude tests at Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta. Interviews are only conducted in Karachi and Lahore.
Is the IBA aptitude test compulsory for every student seeking admission in IBA?
If you have a SAT I scores exceeding 1900 / GMAT scores exceeding 600, then you are exempted from the IBA undergraduate / graduate admissions test respectively, however you have to pay the testing fee and obtain the admit card and you have to go through the group discussion and interview process.
How many times a year does the IBA offer admissions?
IBA admissions are held once a year for the fall semester beginning in August. Admission process starts in May/June.
When does the admission process start in the IBA?
When the admission process starts, it is announced on IBA website and advertised in all the major national newspapers.