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Apply to IoBM

It’s easier than ever to apply to the Institute of Business Management

We’ve made it easier, faster, and more affordable to apply to IoBM. This means you have more opportunities to pursue a top-notch degree that’s right for you.

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The Application Process

1

Start Online Submission

Click on the apply now button below to start the online application form. Create your account first and if you have applied before, you may use the same login information. 

2

Gather Necessary Documents

Collect attested copies of your academic documents, 2 passport size photographs on white background and employer certificate (if applicable). 

3

Deposit Fee and Collect Admit Card

Please upload your documents on the portal and submit the fee online as well. Click here for instructions on how to pay online

4

Aptitude Test

The admissions test for Spring 2021 will be held as per the given schedule. The shortlisted candidates will then be invited for an interview. 

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5

Interview

Candidates who clear the aptitude test will be called in for an interview. Please be there at the time mentioned, this is the last and most important step of the admission process. 

6

Last Decision

Candidates whose names appear on the Merit List can submit their fee to confirm their place at IoBM. Those candidates on waiting list will be notified if they have been selected by one of our admissions officer after the fee submission date. 

Admission Requirements

Admission to IoBM is on a highly competitive basis, and only those who compete successfully on merit are selected for admission. They come from a variety of backgrounds. After joining IoBM, students continue to pursue their studies with a high level of competitiveness aimed at professional development.

The admission criteria for the Institute’s academic programs are available below:

Undergraduate

Bachelor's Programs

The admission for Bachelor’s Programs would be based on any one of the following:

  • A Higher Secondary School (HSC) Certificate with at least *55% marks awarded by a recognized Provincial Intermediate Board
  • 3 A-Levels with atleast C grades in any subjects
  • American High School Diploma with CGPA 2.5 or equivalent
  • Recognized Overseas Equivalence Diploma
  • Any other qualification if an authority has issued an equivalence certificate with minimum 55%
  • IBCC equivalence may be required for A-Level and other foreign qualifications

In addition:

  • Atleast 5C grades in O-Level exams (If you are studying O levels in Pakistan, then you need a total of eight subjects including: English, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, and Math’s as compulsory subjects. The remaining three subjects are electives)
  • IBCC equivalence may be required for O-Level and other foreign qualifications
  • Minimum 55% marks in SSC or equivalent
  • Success in aptitude test and the panel interview conducted by IoBM

Exemption from Aptitude Test on SAT-1
The applicant can apply for exemption in appearing in the IoBM Aptitude Test:
-A score of 550 (out of 800) in Mathematics
-A score of 550 (out of 800) in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
A total score of 1100 is required for the exemption

*Subject to revision by the IoBM Management

Programs List:

BBA (Honors) Program
BS Joint (Honors) Accounting and Finance
BS Joint (Honors) Economics and Finance
BS Entrepreneurship
BS Industrial Management
BS Logistics and Supply Chain Management
BS (Honors) Accountancy, Management and Law
BS Joint (Honors) in Business & Psychology
BS Economics, Law and International Relations (ELI)
BS Economics, Media and International Relations (EMI)
BS (Honors) Media Studies
BS Software Engineering

BS Computer Science, BS Actuarial Science and Risk Management, BS Mathematics and Economics, BS Data Science, BS Mathematics & Computational Finance and BS Statistics and Business Analytics Programs

The admission for Bachelor’s Programs would be based on any one of the following:

  • A Higher Secondary School (HSC) Pre-Engineering Certificate with at least *55% marks awarded by a recognized Provincial Intermediate Board
  • 3 A-Levels with atleast C grades including Mathematics subject
  • American High School Diploma with CGPA 2.5 or equivalent
  • Recognized Overseas Equivalence Diploma
  • Any other qualification if an authority has issued an equivalence certificate with minimum 55%
  • IBCC equivalence may be required for A-Level and other foreign qualifications

In addition:

  • Atleast 5C grades in O-Level exams (If you are studying O levels in Pakistan, then you need a total of eight subjects including: English, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, and Math’s as compulsory subjects. The remaining three subjects are electives)
  • IBCC equivalence may be required for O-Level and other foreign qualifications
  • Minimum 55% marks in SSC or equivalent
  • Success in aptitude test and the panel interview conducted by IoBM

Exemption from Aptitude Test on SAT-1
The applicant can apply for exemption in appearing in the IoBM Aptitude Test:
-A score of 550 (out of 800) in Mathematics
-A score of 550 (out of 800) in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
A total score of 1100 is required for the exemption

*Subject to revision by the IoBM Management

Programs List:

BS Computer Science
BS Actuarial Science and Risk Management
BS Mathematics and Economics
BS Data Science
BS Mathematical and Computational Finance
BS Statistics and Business Analytics

BE Electrical Engineering

The admission for Engineering Programs would be based on any one of the following:

  • A Higher Secondary School (HSC) Pre-Engineering Certificate with at least *60% marks awarded by a recognized Provincial Intermediate Board
  • 3 A-Levels with atleast a C grade, in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
  • American High School Diploma with CGPA 2.5 or any other qualifications
  • Any other qualification if an authority has issued an equivalence certificate with minimum 55%
  • IBCC equivalence certificate will be required for A-Levels and other foreign qualifications

In addition:

  • Atleast 5C grades in O-Level exams (If you are studying O levels in Pakistan, then you need a total of eight subjects including: English, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, and Math’s as compulsory subjects. The remaining three subjects are electives)
  • IBCC equivalence may be required for O-Level and other foreign qualifications
  • Minimum 55% marks in SSC or equivalent
  • Success in aptitude test and the panel interview conducted by IoBM

Exemption from Aptitude Test on SAT-1
The applicant can apply for exemption in appearing in the IoBM Aptitude Test:
-A score of 550 (out of 800) in Mathematics
-A score of 550 (out of 800) in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
A total score of 1100 is required for the exemption

*Subject to revision by the IoBM Management

Programs List:

BE Electrical Engineering

B.Ed. Honors

For admission in the B.Ed. 1.5 year Week-end program, the candidate must possess:
16-years of Education (MA, M.Sc., M.Com. or equivalent) in any discipline like Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and others, with at least 45% or 2.00 CGPA out of 4 from a University/Institution recognized by HEC.

For admission in the B.Ed. 2.5 year Week-end program, the candidate must possess:
BA / BSc / B.Com or equivalent degree (14 years of education) with minimum 45% or 2.00 CGPA out of 4 from a University/Institute recognized by HEC.

For admission in the B.Ed. 4 year program, the candidate must possess:

  • A Higher Secondary School (HSC) Certificate with at least *55% marks awarded by a recognized Provincial Intermediate Board
  • 3 A-Levels with atleast C grades in any subjects
  • American High School Diploma with CGPA 2.5 or equivalent
  • Recognized Overseas Equivalence Diploma
  • Any other qualification if an authority has issued an equivalence certificate with minimum 55%
  • IBCC equivalence may be required for A-Level and other foreign qualifications

In addition:

  • Atleast 5C grades in O-Level exams (If you are studying O levels in Pakistan, then you need a total of eight subjects including: English, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, and Math’s as compulsory subjects. The remaining three subjects are electives)
  • IBCC equivalence may be required for O-Level and other foreign qualifications
  • Minimum 55% marks in SSC or equivalent
  • Success in aptitude test and the panel interview conducted by IoBM

Exemption from Aptitude Test on SAT-1
The applicant can apply for exemption in appearing in the IoBM Aptitude Test:
-A score of 550 (out of 800) in Mathematics
-A score of 550 (out of 800) in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
A total score of 1100 is required for the exemption

*Subject to revision by the IoBM Management

Programs List:

B.Ed. Honors (1.5 years) Week-end Program
B.Ed. Honors (2.5 years) Week-end Program
B.Ed. Honors (4 years)

Graduate

Two Year Master's Program

The admission for Master’s Programs would be based on any one of the following:

  • Sixteen years of Education in Arts, Science, Law, Commerce, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy or any other degree with high second division or equivalent from HEC/Provincial Government approved Institutes/Colleges/Universities in Pakistan.
  • A final qualification examination of a professional body recognized by the Higher Education Commissions of Pakistan, forexample, ACMA, CA, ACCA (HEC equivalence certificate required)
  • Four years overseas bachelor’s degree or equivalent recognized by HEC In addition:
    • Minimum 55% marks in overall academic career in annual examination system or 5C’s in O-Level and 3 A-level with minimum 2C’s excluding General Paper and Urdu or equivalent
    • Minimum CGPA 2.5 on a scale of 4 in semester system
    • Success in aptitude test and interview conducted by IoBM *Eligibility criteria is subject to revision by the IoBM Management.

Programs List:

MBA Regular 2 Y

Two Year MBA (Regular) Weekend/Evening Programs

The admission in MBA (Regular) Weekend / Evening Programs would be based on any of the following:

  • Sixteen years of Education in Arts, Science, Law, Commerce, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy or any other degree with high second division or equivalent from HEC/Provincial Government approved Institutes/Colleges/Universities in Pakistan
  • A final qualification examination of a professional body recognized by the Higher Education Commissions of Pakistan, for example, ACMA, CA, ACCA (HEC equivalence certificate required)
  • Four years overseas bachelor’s degree or equivalent recognised by HEC

In addition:

*Eligibility criteria is subject to revision by the IoBM Management

Postgraduate

MS/MPhil Programs

It is based on any one of the following:

  • Sixteen years of education in relevant field with high second division or equivalent from HEC recognized Institutes/Universities in Pakistan
    OR
  • Four years overseas bachelor’s degree or equivalent recognized by HEC

In addition:

  • Minimum 55% marks in overall academic career in annual examination system or 5C’s in O-Level and 3 A-level with minimum 2C’s excluding General Paper and Urdu or equivalent
  • Minimum CGPA 2.5 on a scale of 4 in semester system
  • Candidates must score minimum 50% marks in exam conducted by NTS/ETC
  • Success in panel interview conducted at IoBM

Programs List:

MPhil in Business Management
MS Computer Science
MS Mathematics and Scientific Computing
MS Statistics and Scientific Computing
MS Engineering Management
MS in Electrical Engineering
MS in English-Applied Linguistics
MS in Economics
MPhil in Education
MS in Organizational Psychology

PhD Programs

Candidates having 18 years of a relevant education from an HEC recognized university are eligible to apply. For admission into PhD Program a minimum CGPA 3.0 on a scale of 4 or First Division in M.Phil/M.S/Equivalent degree is required, in addition to a certain number of deficiency courses the program comprises course work of 18 credit hours and a Thesis of 30 credit hours. The duration of the PhD program is from a minimum 3 years to a maximum 8 years.

  • Minimum CGPA 3.0 is required for candidates having MBA or equivalent degrees. Students with Master’s degrees will have to do pre-requisite courses recommended by the committee (HEC equivalence certificate is also required)
  • Students with HEC recognized professional degrees i.e., ACMA, CA, ACCA may also apply subject to equivalence certificate issued by the HEC

In addition:

  • Minimum 55% marks in overall academic career in annual examination system or 5C’s in O-Level and 3 A-level with minimum 2C’s excluding General Paper and Urdu or equivalent
  • Success in interview conducted by IoBM
  • Candidates must pass NTS (60% or more marks in subject exam) or equivalent
  • PhD candidates will also have to full fill more specific requirements laid out by the respective departments

Programs List:

PhD in Business Management
PhD in Environment and Energy Management
PhD in Economics
PhD Education
PhD Computer Science
PhD Statistics & Scientific Computing

When To Apply?

Aptitude test fee of Rs. 3,000/- will need to submitted to collect the admit card.

Contact Us

To discuss any specific information please contact the admissions department: 

E-mail: admissions@iobm.edu.pk
UAN: (+9221) 111 002 004 

Institute of Business Management
Korangi Creek Road
Karachi, Sindh, 75190

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