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 described below:

Eligibility for entrance to 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 *50% 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 or an American High School Diploma withCGPA 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 50% marks in SSC or equivalent
  • Success in aptitude test and interview conducted by IoBM

*Subject to revision by the IoBM Management

Eligibility for entrance to Engineering Programs:

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

  • A Higher Secondary School (HSC) Certificate with at least *60% marks awarded by a recognized Provincial Intermediate Board
  • IBCC equivalence certificate will be required for A-Levels, American High School Diploma with CGPA 2.5 or any other qualifications
  • Any other qualification if an authority has issued an equivalence certificate.

In addition:

  • Success in aptitude test and interview conducted by IoBM

*Subject to revision by the IoBM Management

Eligibility for entrance to two year Master’s Programs:

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 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
  • Four years overseas bachelor’s degree or equivalent recognized by HEC
  • Students with 2/3-year Bachelor’s degree are eligible for MBA (3-year) program.

In addition:

  • Minimum 50 % marks in overall academic career or 5C’s in O-Level and 2C’s in A-level exam excluding General Paper and Urdu or equivalent
  • Success in aptitude test and interview conducted by IoBM

*Eligibility criteria is subject to revision by the IoBM Management.

Eligibility for entrance to two year MBA (Executive) Programs:

The admission for MBA Executive Program 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 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
  • Four years overseas bachelor’s degree or equivalent recognized by HEC
  • Students with 2/3-year Bachelor’s degree are eligible for MBA (3-year) program

In addition:

  • One-year work experience (for MBA Executive)
  • Minimum 50 % marks in last qualification
  • Success in aptitude test and interview conducted by IoBM

*Eligibility criteria is subject to revision by the IoBM Management

Eligibility for entrance to MS/MPhil Program:

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 50 % marks in overall academic career or 5C’s in O-Level and 2C’s in A-level exam excluding General Paper and Urdu or equivalent
    Success in aptitude test and interview conducted by IoBM
  • Candidates must pass NTS (50% or more marks in General Exam) or equivalent test i.e. GRE or by IoBM

 

Admission Requirements for 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/Equivalent degree is required
  • Students with HEC recognized MBA have to do at least four pre-requisite courses (HEC equivalency required)

In addition:

  • Success in aptitude test and interview conducted by IoBM
  • Candidates must pass NTS (60% or more marks in subject exam) or equivalent test i.e. GRE or by IoBM

Transfer of Credits 

Students desiring credit transfer in a specific degree program will be required to submit application along with their transcripts and course outlines/descriptions.

The equivalence committee will examine such cases and decide accordingly, keeping in view the following:

  • All requests must be for same level of program. Courses completed in Bachelor’s program cannot be considered for Master’s program
  • Courses of two semesters can be accepted from highly reputed and HEC recognized institutes of Pakistan and abroad. However, each case will be reviewed separately and the decision will be taken considering the grades and the reasons for transfer.

Re-admission Policy 

Students who stop attending classes at the Institute, for any reason, without informing the concerned authorities about their absence for more than one semester, their admission shall be struck off and candidates would be required to go through the admission process afresh in case they want to register for courses in future.

The procedure for rejoining:

Admissions can be deferred for maximum of two semesters with justification and approval of Executive Director Admissions. Any relaxation not beyond two years is subject to approval of Executive Director Admissions.

Students who complete their Bachelor from IoBM are eligible to register for MBA. However, if Security Deposit has been withdrawn, candidates may reapply for admission.

Students dropped due to below good standing (for Master’s program below 2.5 CGPA and for Bachelor’s below 2 CGPA) may also apply for re-admission.