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 *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 or an 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 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
  • American High School Diploma with CGPA 2.5 or any other qualifications
  • Any other qualification if an authority has issued an equivalence certificate
  • 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

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 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.

Eligibility for entrance to two year MBA (Regular) Weekend Programs:

The admission for MBA (Regular) Weekend 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:

  • Minimum one-year post qualification work experience in Multinational or domestic corporation is required (only for MBARegular 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.
  • 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

*Eligibility criteria is subject to revision by the IoBM Management

Eligibility for entrance to MS 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 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

 

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/ degree is required
  • Minimum CGPA 2.5 is required for candidates having MBA or equivalent degree
  • Students with HEC recognized MBA have to do at least four pre-requisite courses (HEC equivalency required)

In addition:

  • Success in 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 soon after their admission formalities have been completed. 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
  • Transfer application can be submitted once and in the first semester, late applications for transfer of credits will not be considered
  • Student must have secured B or better grade as per IoBM grading plan in each course meant to be transferred and the course title /outline must match with IoBM course plan
  • Maximum of 3 courses can be transferred in MPhil/PhD program as per the procedure mentioned above
  • Courses of two semesters can be accepted in bachelors / masters program 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 suspended.
  • Admissions can be deferred for maximum of two semesters with justification and approval of the 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 apply for restoration of admission to office of the Executive Director.
  • 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 and to qualify both the entry test and interview.
  • Students dropped out from the Institute for any reason will not be considered for enrollment as an external candidate 
  • On successful completion of readmission process in undergraduate and graduate program: the degree/transcript section will consider transfer of previous courses completed in IoBM based on grades and their relevancy.
  • If a MPhil/PhD student has completed course work with minimum CGPA 3.00 and left with thesis may be given exemption in Entry Test if he is required to apply for readmission but to qualify panel Interview would be mandatory.
  • If a MPhil/PhD student dropped due to below good standing (i.e CGPA below 2.5) or he/she is absent for more than two years and CGPA is below 3.00 may also apply for readmission and to qualify both the entry test and Interview.
  • After readmission the student will follow current program structure and obsolete courses will not be considered. However, the Program Head and OGS Office may recommend transfer of previous courses having minimum C+ grades to degree/transcript section for consideration.
  • MPhil/PhD students will be assigned a new enrollment/student ID on readmission.