The School of Business Studies (SBS) was established in January 2021 as part of IBA academic structure reorganization, although programs offered now at SBS were introduced as early as the year 1955. SBS includes the Department of Accounting and Law, Department of Finance, Department of Management, and Department of Marketing.

The SBS has a student body of over 2900 students and faculty comprising of seasoned academics, out of which 42 faculty members have PhDs. The School offers following undergraduate and graduate programs, all of which are recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC):

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Science - Accounting and Finance (BSAF)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration - Executive (MBA Executive)
  • Master of Science – Finance (MS Fin)
  • Master of Science – Islamic Banking and Finance (MS IBF)
  • Master of Science – Management (MS Mgt)
  • Master of Science – Marketing (MS Mkt)

Message from Dean SBS

Welcome to the School of Business Studies (SBS), IBA. I am proud to share with you the factors that make our school the right place to receive an unrivaled business education in Pakistan. Our location in Karachi provides us an outstanding backdrop to leverage our distinctively talented student body and world-class faculty to liaison with corporate Pakistan and numerous multinationals, situated in the metropolis. The IBA Karachi has ingrained its mark in the history of Pakistan through its strong alumni network, making it a legacy of the IBA. As Dean, SBS, I feel privileged to lead the school which is on a trajectory of nurturing many more graduates who will leave their mark around the world in all walks of life. I am filled with great optimism about our future and feel delighted in affirming that we are entering a new era where we are setting out to embark on an ambitious journey. Once SBS secures AACSB accreditation, it will place us among the upper echelon of business schools worldwide. Consolidating that our emphasis would be to secure further prestigious accreditations globally to validate the good things we do. We are also striving for SBS to feature prominently in the global league tables. Furthermore, the SBS will actively pursue international academic collaborations with top business schools which will create meaningful exchange opportunities for students and faculty members. We live in an era of disruptions, where conventional methods of teaching, research and industry best practices are becoming redundant. Globally and locally, such disruptions are pressing business schools to engage in thoughtful leadership and demand agility to stay relevant. The SBS is very student-centric and providing a holistic student experience. With a market-driven curriculum across our programs, we differentiate ourselves with a powerful combination of top academic talent from around Pakistan, a vibrant business community at our doorstep and a world-class faculty aiming to make a difference. We aim to engage with our alumni in a robust fashion to further deepen our industry linkages. The key focus of the school is on teaching effectiveness and impactful intellectual contributions. The ethos of innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization remain at the heart of the process where faculty, students and corporate leaders engage in a purposeful manner to create unique constellations to solve indigenous and global challenges.

Dr. Abdullah Z. Sheikh
Professor and Dean School of Business Studies



To be among the best learning institutions in Pakistan.


Developing ideas and responsible leaders in businesses and the society.



  • To impart quality education in numerous educational fields to students selected on merit irrespective of ethnicity, gender, religion, or financial means.
  • To provide a teaching and learning environment that encourages critical thinking, ethical conduct and effective decision making.
  • To undertake original research that enriches teaching which benefits business, government, and civil society.


By leveraging the institutional legacy and locational advantage, SBS aims to:

  • Inculcate a sense of social enlightenment, ethics, and innovation in learners through an enabling and inclusive academic environment.
  • Contribute to business knowledge and society through research and innovative solutions.

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