IBA PU Lahore MBA Admission Entry Test Semester Course Subjects

Institute of business administration IBA University of the Punjab Lahore Quaid e Azam Campus open Admissions in MBA 3.5 years self-supporting for the academic year 2024–25 are available at the institute from March 10, 2024. IBA-PU is launching the MBA 3.5 Years Self Supporting Program for candidates with 14 years of education, i.e., B.A., B.Sc., or B.Com. or equivalent. The Evening Classes (MBA/PGD) will remain closed for Ramzan-ul-Mubarak/Eid-u-Fitre from Wednesday, IBA was was selected for “Innovation Leadership Award” 2nd Asia’s Best B-School Awards. MBA Admissions in University of the Punjab Lahore Campus.


The Prospectus is available from March 3, 2024

Last date of submission of Entry Test Forms: 14 March 2024

Entry Test Date: March 16, 2024

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

3.5-Year Self Supporting Program

In order to cater to the growing needs of the corporate sector, the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), being the business school at the largest public sector university in Pakistan, aims to tap this opportunity to meet the emerging market needs. IBA is launching an MBA 3.5-year self-supporting program (equivalent to an M.S. or M.Phil. degree) from session 2023 for candidates with 14 years of education, i.e., B.A., B.Sc., or 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 and Objectives of the program

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

 Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.Sc., or 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, and Economics (in the case of papers of 200 marks only) studied at Graduation level (Maximum 40 marks).

 Entry Test                                           30%

The applicants will have to take an admission test. The admission test will be conducted by IBA. The minimum marks to qualify for the admission test are 40 percent. It is mandatory to pass the admission test.

 Number of Seats

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

Courses and Semester Break-up

The MBA 3.5-year program comprises 96 credit hours of coursework and a dissertation to be completed in three and a half years. The requirements for this MBA degree are normally 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 a dissertation in the seventh semester).

Each semester spreads over 18 weeks. The research work for the thesis shall be carried out during the seventh semester. The students who will take the 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

MBA 301            Business Communication

MBA 302            Business Mathematics

MBA 303            Essentials of Management

MBA 304            Financial Accounting

MBA 305            Introduction to Computer Application

              2nd Semester

MBA 306            Cost Accounting

MBA 307            Microeconomics

MBA 308: Introduction to Human Resource Management

MBA 309            Principles of Marketing

MBA 310            Basic Statistics

           3rd Semester

MBA 401            Business Law

MBA 402            Financial Management

MBA 403            Macroeconomics

MBA 404            Strategic Management

———–            Specialization Course

             4th Semester

MBA 405            Business Research Methods

MBA 406            Database Management Systems

MBA 407            Organizational Behavior

MBA 408            Inferential Statistics

———–            Specialization Course

           5th Semester

MBA 501            Managerial Economics

MBA 502            E-Commerce

MBA 503            Operations Management

———–            Specialization Course

———–            Specialization Course

           6th Semester

MBA 504            Entrepreneurship

MBA 505            Organizational Theory

MBA 506            Research Methods II

———–            Specialization Course

———–            Specialization Course

              7th Semester

Dissertation or Two Specialization Courses


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