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Institute of Business Administration
University of the Punjab Lahore

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

3.5 Years Self Supporting Program


In order to cater to the growing needs of the corporate sector, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), being the business school in the largest public sector university in Pakistan, aims to tap this opportunity to meet the emerging market needs. IBA is launching MBA 3.5 years self-supporting program (equivalent to M.S./M.Phil. degree) from session 2016 for candidates having 14 years educations i.e. B.A/B.Sc./B.Com. or equivalent. This program attempts to nurture future business leaders through a rigorous training of managerial skills, ethics and critical thinking and intends to offer insights on the socio-economic dimensions of business in Pakistan with knowledge of modern management philosophy.

Aims & Objectives of the program

 The MBA 3.5 years equips the business graduate to harness innovative business thinking and new business models that can deliver organizational growth whilst addressing global economic, social, environmental and technological challenges.

 Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.Sc./B.Com.) or equivalent (14 years) in any discipline from HEC accredited institutions. 

 Admission Criteria

 Academic Record                               70%

 Merit is determined by 1/4 of total marks obtained in Matric/O Level, plus 1/5 of total marks obtained in Intermediate/A Level, plus total marks obtained in B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. or equivalent.

 Additional Marks: 20 marks for Hafiz-e-Quran, 20 marks each for the elective subjects of Mathematics, Statistics & Economics (in case of papers of 200 marks only) studied at Graduation level (Maximum 40 marks).

 Entry Test                                           30%

 The applicants will have to take admission test. The admission test will be conducted by IBA. Minimum marks to qualify the admission test are 40 percent. It is compulsory to pass the admission test.

 Number of Seats

 60 students will be inducted in the MBA 3.5 years self-supporting program. Twenty seats are allocated for the graduates of B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. each. There will be a provision of reserve seats as per the University rules.

MBA 3.5 Years Self Supporting Program Session 2016





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Entry Test



09:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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First Merit List        


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Second Merit List    


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Third Merit List       


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Fourth, final Merit list and last date for submission of dues   


Commencement of Classes


Courses and Semester Break-up

 The MBA 3.5 years program comprises 96 credit hours of coursework and dissertation to be completed in three and a half years. The requirements for this MBA degree shall normally be completed within seven semesters. A total of 90 credit hours are to be earned by successfully completing the course work and the remaining 6 credit hours are to be earned by writing and successfully defending a dissertation (there is an option of taking two courses of three credit hours each as an alternative to taking dissertation in the seventh semester).

Each semester spreads over 18 weeks. The research work for thesis shall be carried out during the seventh semester. The students who will take dissertation are likely to complete their MBA in 3.5 years. 

 The courses offered in the seven semesters are given below.

Total Credit Hours: 96
 1st Semester
  MBAH-501 Strategic Management II
  MBAH-502 Managerial Economics
  MBAH-503 Project Management
 2nd Semester
  MBAH-504 Organizational Theory
  MBAH-505 Research Methods II
  MBAH-506 Innovation Management
 3rd Semester
  MBAH-Sr-1 Dissertation
 Finance (MBA 1 1/2)
  MBAH-511 Investment and Portfolio Management
  MBAH-512 Taxation System of Pakistan
  MBAH-513 International Finance
  MBAH-514 Seminar in Finance
  MBAH-515 Islamic Financing & Business Ethics
  MBAH-516 Management Accounting
  MBAH-517 Corporate Finance
  MBAH-601 Strategic Financial Management
  MBAH-602 Financial Planning and Control
  MBAH-603 Lease Financing and Investment Banking
 Marketing (MBA 1 1/2)
  MBAH-521 Retail Marketing
  MBAH-522 Strategic Marketing
  MBAH-523 Service Marketing
  MBAH-524 Seminar in Marketing
  MBAH-525 Industrial Marketing
  MBAH-526 International Marketing
  MBAH-527 Agi Marketing
  MBAH-611 Strategic Brand Management
  MBAH-612 Sale Force Management
 HRM (MBA 1 1/2)
  MBAH-531 Industrial Relations
  MBAH-532 Performance Management
  MBAH-533 Recruitment and Selection Technique
  MBAH-534 International HRM
  MBAH-621 Training Intervention in Job Skills
  MBAH-622 Cases and Exercise in personal Management / HRM
The Institute reserves its rights to offer the above specialization(s) subject to availability of resources...
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