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Realizing the importance of business education, Department of Business Administration was established in 1972 in the University of the Punjab. Later on, the department was upgraded to the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in 1989. This was a great milestone in the history of the University, as IBA was the second institute in Pakistan, where the teaching of business administration was being offered. The Institute was shifted to its existing building in 1994. One year Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration was started in 1992. To impart management education to in-service executives, MBA evening was started in 1995. In 2005, BBA (Hons) was also started for high-calibre under-graduate students who are both academically able and exhibit strong managerial potential. BBA (Hons) is offered on regular (morning) and self-support (afternoon) basis. In 2009, MBA (One and Half years) was also started for IBA-PU BBA (Hons) graduates and the program is offered on regular basis. Aimed at developing advanced competencies in theorizing and research, IBA started M.Phil in Business Administration and PhD in Business Administration programs in 2014. In 2016, MBA 3.5 Years (Afternoon) was started for 14 years of education (BA/B.Sc/B.Com) graduates. This is 18 years research-oriented degree equivalent to M.Phil/MS as per HEC roadmap for Business Education. To-date, IBA has produced 13 M. Phil, 297 MBA (1.5) Years, 4718 MBAs, 633 BBAs, 1159 PGDs and 9 ABMs and they are making valuable services at both national and international level.

Aims and Objectives


To be an international level business school that creates business leaders and generates top-quality research for the relevant economic needs of Pakistan.


Working with all the stakeholders, through an enterprising culture of excellence, passion and ethics, we aim to produce well-groomed business graduates who are ready to hit the ground running with a heart-throbbing enthusiasm and an unfaltering work ethic. We also aim to create market-driven, industry-relevant, and academically recognized business research generating an academic dialogue between industry and academia and producing relevant business solutions within the context.


Attain 100% PhD faculty ratio.

Achieve 100% graduate employment in top quality MNCs and local organizations.

Establish a running business incubation centre producing living enterprises.

Diversify IBA portfolio to encompass specializations in market-driven fields such project management, supply chain management, Islamic banking.

Become a driver of CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities in the corporate world.

Create a complete database of IBA alumni for collaboration, employment and sponsorship.

Construct an international quality event complex housing an auditorium, seminar rooms, guest rooms, etc.

Organize a local conference followed by an international conference at IBA.

Publish an HEC recognized journal of business aimed to become an impact factor status.



15 M.Phil degrees have been awarded.


Strengthen the faculty by a PhD degree. Currently, there are 3 faculty members having PhD degree, 3 faculty members are perusing their PhD in Pakistan and 4 are perusing their PhD in Malaysia and UK.


17 PhD scholars are currently perusing their PhD at IBA and out of these, 7 synopses have been approved by the Advanced Studies & Research Board (AS&RB).


74 graduates of MBA 1.5 years who opted research work have been completed their degrees.


Curricula have been revised as per HEC Business Roadmap.


To promote research culture. 67 research papers have been published in various national/international journals since 2009.


Two (2) state-of-the-art computer labs having 92 & 72 PCs with highly advanced IT equipment and high-speed CIR redundant internet infrastructure.


A well-equipped library with 21850 books.


Initiated Business Incubation Centre at IBA.


Established Placement Office in February 2016.


22 Faculty research presentation at national and international conferences.


Arrangement of extracurricular activities for the students i.e. Annual Dinners, Sports gala, tours, Competitions, and study cum excursion tours.

BBA (Morning & Self Supporting)

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Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore, Punjab