Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the minimum entry criteria for MBA Executive?

Academic: Minimum 16 year education out of which 4 years at HEC recognized University/ Institute with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4 or 60% marks
Work experience: Preferably 5 years but not less than 3 years post qualification experience. 

Is there any alternative to IBA aptitude test for MBA Executive?

Yes. A minimum 600 score in GMAT taken during last two years. 

What are the contents of the IBA aptitude test?

The MBA Executive test consists of Applied Mathematics, Business English, Case Study and Interview. For details and past test papers, please visit

How many time I can take the aptitude test?

There is no such cap.

What if I clear the test and my circumstances do not allow me to join the program?

The test result shall remain valid for 16 months from the date of passing the test.

Is there any limit of seats/quota / self-finance etc.?

No. MBA Executive is a self - financed program and all admissions are strictly on merit.

Does IBA help candidates for enhancing their capabilities in Mathematics and English?
Yes. We organize, a Refresher Program in each semester, aimed at enhancing the capabilities of participants aspiring to enter in MBA Executive program. For details please visit our website.

Does IBA accept foreign qualifications?
Yes. Participants are required to provide, equivalency certificates from Higher Education Commission.

Is there any possibility of transfer of credits from Foreign Universities?
A limited number of course transfers may be possible for students from top 50 universities. Requests be considered on case-to-case basis on merit. LUMS is also acceptable for credit transfer.

Is there any age limit for MBA Executive?
We believe that learning is life long process. All the candidates without any discriminations are welcome to apply. Women and minorities are highly encouraged to apply.

What is the maximum / minimum duration to complete MBA Executive?
The maximum duration to complete the program is 5 years and the minimum is 2.5 years.

Can I register in two full length degree programs simultaneously?
As per HEC and IBA's policy a person cannot register in two degree programs simultaneously.

Is there any requirement of minimum CGPA during studies at the IBA?
Yes. A participant must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.2 on a cumulative basis during his/her stay at the IBA. Any participant with a CGPA of less than 2.00 is dropped out from the rolls of the Institute. A student securing a CGPA between 2.0 and 2.2 is put up on probation for one semester.

How many courses are required for completing MBA Executive
Total 22 courses (14 core and 8 electives) , a research project and a Comprehensive Exam.

What are the majors available for MBA Executive?
MBA is a generalist degree encompassing business disciplines. However, elective courses are offered in Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, HRM etc. Participants are allowed to select as per their interest.

Can participants prolong his/her MBA Executive by taking lesser course load?
Yes. Depending on the special need/situation of the participants, MBA can be completed in five years period by taking lesser course load. Per course fee will be charged on such courses .

Are MBA Executive participants engaged in extracurricular activities?
Yes. The participants are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities. Various events are also organized on regular basis. For details visit

What is the Program Fee?

The total fee for MBA Executive is Rs.690,000/- + 5% tax. The fee can be paid semester wise. A fee revision is on the cards effective July 2017.

Does IBA provide any financial assistance to MBA Executive)participants?
No. It is a self-financed program designed for in-service professionals. Fee is collected at the beginning of each semester before the courses enrollment.

When and where classes are conducted?
At IBA Main Campus, Karachi University on Saturdays from 6PM - 9:15pm and Sundays from 9:30am - 5:15pm. Elective courses are generally offered on Saturday at 9.30 am and 2pm.

Where to contact for further details.

MBA Executive
Program Office
IBA Main Campus, Karachi University
Ph: 38104700 ext. 2880/1876 / 1879,
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