Our History


It All Began with A Vision

In the heart of the historic, cosmopolitan city of Karachi, the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), the oldest business school outside of North America, offers exciting opportunities to students, faculty and researchers to reach their academic aspirations. Travel a little towards the sea, and you will witness the rustic fun and color of this sprawling port-metropolis that welcomes all. Be a part of the dynamic IBA community of learners and see for yourself how much you can stretch your intellect; we promise you a memorable journey!

With its inception in 1955, IBA has become Alma Mater to renowned corporate and business professionals who have proven their mettle throughout the world. In 1994, IBA acquired the status of an autonomous degree awarding institute. Right from the beginning, IBA was established with a vision to produce industry leaders, who had the foresight, energy, discipline and potential to lead a fledgling country to take its place in the upcoming states of the world. Assistance to establish this world class business school came from the famous Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania and later from the University of South California. We are proud to claim that the high benchmarks of our heritage are still being upheld in today's rapidly changing environment. We continue to produce graduates, teachers and research that meet future needs.

The Journey Must Go

Aspiring to be ranked amongst the top 100 Business schools of the world and Top 10 in South East Asia, IBA is committed to retain its essential characteristics of nurturing camaraderie and promoting teamwork through healthy competition. To date, IBA has produced over 10,000 graduates who are successfully serving in Pakistan and abroad in the fields of Business and Computer Science. Our faculty of over 150 full time and visiting teachers has the potential to produce research of international interest. Our newly renovated campuses offer an environment of comfort and serenity, allowing scholars to concentrate on academic pursuits with peace of mind.