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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.

Apply Online

Already know which program you want to enrol in? (Link will open from March 24, 2020 for Graduate and Post-Graduate Programs and March 30, 2020 for Undergraduate Programs)

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

Visit the campus before the deadline to submit the admission fee. You will need to bring your documents to be verified by the admissions officer and collect your admit card. 

4

Aptitude Test

You will need to come to the campus during the date and time of the aptitude test. The test consists of six sections: three of english language, one of mathematics, one of word/letter series and one section of general knowledge.

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:

Bachelor 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 a minimum of *two Cs, preferably in business related subjects, excluding General Paper and Urdu
  • 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
  • IBCC equivalence will be required for A-Level and other foreign qualifications

In addition:

  • Atleast 5C’s in O-Level exam or minimum 55% marks in SSC or equivalent
  • Success in aptitude test and interview conducted by IoBM

*Subject to revision by the IoBM Management

BS Computer Science, BS Actuarial Science and Risk Management and BS Data Science 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 a minimum of *two Cs, with Mathematics subject, excluding General Paper and Urdu
  • 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
  • IBCC equivalence will be required for A-Level and other foreign qualifications

In addition:

  • Atleast 5C’s in O-Level exam or minimum 55% marks in SSC or equivalent
  • Success in aptitude test and interview conducted by IoBM

*Subject to revision by the IoBM Management

BE Engineering Programs

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
  • American High School Diploma with CGPA 2.5 or any other qualifications
  • Any other qualification if an authority has issued an equivalence certificate
  • 3 A-Levels with a minimum of *one C, in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
  • IBCC equivalence certificate will be required for A-Levels and other foreign qualifications

In addition:

  • Success in aptitude test and interview conducted by IoBM

*Subject to revision by the IoBM Management

Two Year Master's Program

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

  • A four year Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Science, Law, Commerce, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy or any other degree withhigh 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 HECIn 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.

Two year MBA (Regular) Weekend / Evening Programs

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

  • A four year Bachelor’s degree 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:

  • Minimum 55% marks in last qualification in annual examination system
  • Minimum CGPA 2.5 on a scale of 4 in semester system
  • Success in aptitude test and interview conducted by IoBM
  • Minimum one-year post qualification work experience in Multinational or Domestic Corporation is required (only for MBA Regular on Weekend). Candidate must be working while applying online for admission and also during the period of study.
  • Experience in unknown or unregistered companies will not be considered.
  • Experience is not mandatory for the following programs:
    • MBA Industrial Management
    • MBA Media Management And Marketing
    • MBA Logistic & Supply Chain Management
    • MBA Educational Management
    • MBA Environmental And Energy Management
    • MBA Health And Hospital Management
    • MBA Finance and Risk Management
    • MBA (Regular) – Evening 2
    • MSC Organizational Psychology and HRM

*Eligibility criteria is subject to revision by the IoBM Management

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
  • Success in aptitude test and interview conducted by IoBM
  • Candidates must score minimum 50% marks in exam conducted by IoBM OR in GAT

PhD Programs

  • Candidate having 18 years of education from an HEC recognized university is eligible to apply. For admission into the PhD minimum CGPA 3.0 on scale of 4 or First Division in MPhil/MS/ degree is required
  • Minimum CGPA 3.0 is required for candidates having MBA or equivalent degrees. Students with Masters degrees will have to do pre-requisite courses recommended by the committee (HEC equivalence certificate 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:

  • Success in interview conducted by IoBM
  • Candidates must pass NTS (60% or more marks in subject exam) or equivalent

When To Apply?

MBA, MS/M.Phil & PhD Programs

Activity Dates
Apply Online Monday, March 24, 2020 to
Saturday, June 13, 2020
To deposit fee and collect Admit Card Monday, April 13, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020 (Tentative)
(9:00 am to 4:30 pm except Friday)
Note: During Month of Ramzan 9:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Last date to submit documents and collect Admit Card Saturday, June 13, 2020 (Tentative)
(Admit cards will not be issued after due date even if the candidate has already applied online)
Aptitude Test Saturday, June 27, 2020 (Tentative)
Display of Aptitude Test Result Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm on IoBM website (Tentative)
Interview of Qualified Candidates Saturday, July 11 to Monday, July 13, 2020 (Tentative)
Announcement of final Merit and Waiting List Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm on IoBM website (Tentative)
Orientation Saturday, September 05, 2020
Commencement of Classes Monday, September 07. 2020 (for Evening/Weekdays)
Saturday, September 12, 2020 (For Weekend)

All Bachelor's Programs (BBA/BS)

Activity Dates
Apply Online Tuesday, March 30, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020
To deposit fee and collect Admit Card Monday, April 13, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020 (Tentative)
Note: During Month of Ramzan 9:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Last date to submit documents and collect Admit Card Saturday, June 13, 2020 Tentative
(Admit cards will not be issued after due date even if the candidate has already applied online)
Aptitude Test Sunday, June 28, 2020 (Tentative)
Display of Aptitude Test Result Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm on IoBM website (Tentative)
Interview of Qualified Candidates Tuesday, July 16 to Tuesday, July 21, 2020
(These dates are tentative and subject to change due to HSC/A-Levels exams
Announcement of final Merit and Waiting List Monday, July 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm on IoBM website (Tentative)
Orientation Saturday, September 05, 2020
Commencement of Classes Monday, September 07. 2020

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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