Faculty members are encouraged to organize / conduct seminars and workshops to not only enhance their own knowledge but also to build industry linkages and student engagement.

  Spring 2017 Fall 2017
No. of Seminars 3 1
No. of Workshops 1 1
No. of Conferences - 1
  1. Seminar on “Why Numbers are Important – A World of Finance”
  2. Seminar on “ABC of Stock Market”
  3. Leadership Quran and Sunnah by Almir Colan
  4. Workshop on Financial Management for NPO (USAID)
  1. November 29-30, 2017: International Conference on Islamic Banking & Finance - practice, Regulation & Sustainability
  2. October 20, 2017: Discover what excel can do for you?
  3. October 16, 2017: Block chain at IoBM


Seminars & Workshops attended by faculty members are given below:

  Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Fall 2017
No. of Seminars 5 4 1
No. of Workshops 3 2 4
No. of Conferences - - 4
  1. Seminar on The New Frontiers in Higher Education – Incorporating EQ
  2. Seminar on “Why Numbers are Important – A World of Finance”
  3. Seminar on “ABC of Stock Market”
  4. Leadership Quran and Sunnah by Almir Colan
  5. MAP TALK on “Pakistan, How it is Viewed by a Japanese”
  6. Workshop on “Game Changing, Creativity – How to Creative Thinkers Outperform Experts and Experienced?
  7. Workshop on “Using Big Data Analytics in Enhancing Quality of Education”
  8. Workshop on “Outcome Based Education”
  1. Workshop titled: “Islamic Finance for Academicians” 22nd August to Friday, 25th August, 2017, at the IBA City Campus in Karachi.
  2. Islamic Finance for Academician training at IBA (CEIF) on August 21-25, 2017.
  3. 2-days workshop on “Learning to Learn” by Dr. Bozai at EMEC, IoBM on 26th - 27th August 2017.
  4. MAP TALK on “Pakistan, How it is viewed by a Japanese” with Mr. Kimihide Ando, CEO, Mitsubishi Corporation, Pakistan at Karachi Marriott, held on May 24, 2017 at Marriott, Karachi.
  5. Workshop on “Financial Markets Dynamics on Prominent Sectors of Pakistan” by Khalique-uz- Zaman &Yawar Mehdi at EMEC on August 2017.
  6. Life Long Learning through Reading & Writing” by Khurram Ali Shafiq, at EMEC – IoBM, Karachi on 9th August 2017.
  1.  International Conference on Islamic Banking & Finance - practice, Regulation & Sustainability on November 29 & 30 2017 at IoBM
  2. Seminar on PMEX on 24th October, 2017
  3. Workshop on MAP Convention ,Rising with the Millennial on October 17th to 19th 2017.Seminar on Block chain on Oct 16, 2017
  4. Workshop on financial markets Dynamics in prominent sectors of Pakistan on August 30th 2017.
  5. Dynamics of Accreditation and Re-accreditation by NBEAC, Islamabad on 25-26 Sept 2017.
  6. IoBM – AMDIP Faculty Colloquium, 20-21 Sept 2017.
  7. FAA Certification Programmed for approval of FAP members, sponsored by Finance Accreditation Agency, Malaysia at IBA, Karachi on Oct 16-17,2017
  8. Nutshell Conference, Corporate Pakistan Group & Jang Media Group in strategic partnership with OICCI_ Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce Industry at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi on 24-25 Oct 2017
  9. International Conference on Experiential Learning 2017, held on October 21-22,2017


Finance department offered the following number of capstone projects last year:

  Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Fall 2017
No. of Capstone Projects 5 4 6
  1. Impact Investment – Project by JS Bank
  2. Audit Practices in Pakistan – Project by HBL
  3. Production House Feasibility for SMEDA Pakistan
  4. Market Study on Islamic House financing for National Bank of Pakistan
  5. CPEC and its impact on SMEs Knitwear Industry of Pakistan for SMEDA Pakistan.
  1. How to Convert from OTC to Mobile Wallet-Project of Meezan Bank.
  2. The companies (asset backed
    securitization) rules Pakistan- Project of USAID
  3. Prefeasibility report on Production House- Project of Small and Medium Size Development Authority
  4. Impact of CPEC on Auto Parts
    Manufacturing Industry- Project of Small and Medium Size Development
  1. Advisor on 'Techno-commercial appraisal of 30 KW Rooftop PV at CBM Building at IoBM - Modelling Load-to-Generation and Economic and environmental Rewards' Project of Institute of Business Management.
  2. Design and Development of a Shariah Compliant Stock Trading (from deferred to ready settlement of trades)-Project of CDC (Central Depository Company)
  3. Development and testing of Bank's rating Model 'FIRES' - Converging performance, impact and stability'- Project of Institute of Business Management.
  4. Market Study of Islamic House Financing- Project of National Bank of Pakistan- Islamic Banking Division
  5. Impact of CEPEC on Netting Industry- Project of Small and Medium Size Development Authority
  6. Loan Feasibility for doctors’ in Pakistan- Project of National Bank of Pakistan


Faculty members are part of associations including:

  • Misbah Iqbal is on board of CSSP – Civil Society Support Program
  • Tazeen Arsalan is on Board of Studies of Accounting department of IBA as external member.
  • Tazeen Arsalan, Peer Reviewer, Pakistan Business Review.
  • Mahmud: Member, National Curriculum Revision Committee, Higher Education Commission, Sector H-9, Islamabad, Pakistan. Approved supervisor by Higher Education Commission, Sector H-9, Islamabad, Pakistan for the M. Phil/PhD programs. Member, Doctoral Board, Shaheed Zulifquar Ali Bhutto Institute of Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. Member, Pakistan Society of Development Economists, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad. Member, Advance Studies and Research Board, Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Mehboob Moosa, fellow member ICMAP.
  • Shariq Ayubi, Member of the Management Association of Pakistan (MAP), Diplomaed Associate of the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan, Karachi. Was awarded distinction in the subject “Practice of Banking-II” at the Banking Diploma Examinations. External Examiner/Paper Setter for Humanities courses at the NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi. External Examiner/Paper Setter for the Affiliated Colleges, Department of Business Administration, University of Karachi, Karachi. External Examiner/Moderator for the Sukkur Institute of Business Administration (Sukkur-IBA), Sukkur.
  • Samina Riaz, member of Reviewers board of International Journal of Trade, Economics, and Finance (IJTEF). Reviewer of ICFTE (International Conference on Financial Theory and Engineering) series.
  • Samina Riaz, member of Editorial Review Board of the “Journal of Emerging Issues in Economics, Finance and Banking (JEIEFB).
  • Jamal Zubairi, life-member Pakistan Engineering Council.


  1. MOU with Al-Meezan Investment

Collaboration between Almeezan Investment Management and IoBM

Al Meezan Investment Management Limited, the largest fund manager in Pakistan, formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Institute of Business Management (IoBM), which will provide Accreditation of Al Meezan Investments’ Training Program. This accreditation is the

first in the Asset Management Industry which will enable Al Meezan to provide standardized

training programs under Professional Academic Supervision.



  1. MOU with IFT for CFA Tuition Classes

After MBA, CFA is the most sought after qualification for students majoring in finance.   For this reason we have initiated CFA preparatory classes for our students at IoBM in collaboration with IFT. In the initial stage, students are being prepared for CFA Level I exam to be held in June 2018.