• Irfan Sheikh’s class presented 30 experiential learning projects through poster presentations. The projects were concerned with the efficacy of correspondence in the business/corporate world. A large number of students and faculty attended the presentations, and the students enthusiastically briefed them about the projects. Notably, the enthusiasm that the faculty tried to raise was evident in this event, and the strategy was highly successful as an innovative strategy to bring in motivation among the students.

  • Aliya Sikandar’s Business & Professional Speech class presented 40 experiential learning projects in the form of Business Reports in simulated Board Meetings. It was followed by Critical thinking questions (that the students were trained in the class), and the presenters supporting their stance through logic and warrants.

  • Asif Khan’s class went to 8 NGOs and presented their experiences regarding their experiences in terms of the functions, services, and impact of those NGOs. These were in the form of poster presentations in the class.

  • Shumaila Omar’s class is going to present their projects on 18th May in the forms of group presentations. This will be the ‘Exhibition’ of a problem solving situation.

  1. Topic: Challenges faced in Business Inquiry Requests Through Experiential Learning
    Submitted by: Zoya Makhdoom, Seemen Lalji, Samreen, Umer, Haris
  2. Topic: Experiential Learning Project for Written Organizational Communication
    Submitted by: Rija Aleem, Syeda Noor, Daniyal Qureshi, and Aniqa Amir
  3. Topic: To Learn About Inquiry Through Experiential Learning
    Submitted by: Mohammad Ahmad, Shan Ali
  4. Topic: An Experiential Learning Report on Business Communication
    Submitted by: Syed Murtaza, Mohammad Affan, Syed Faizan, Adil Qureshi
  5. Topic: Application of Business Communication’s Theoretical Concepts in Electronic Mail
    Submitted by: Mursal Memon, Marvi Molwani, Syeda Fazila Haider
  6. Topic: A Practical of Written Communication
    Submitted by: Jahanzeb Tahir, Syed Saad Bin Ashraf, Arsal Iqbal, Armughan Ali
  7. Topic: Challenges faced in Written Business Communication
    Submitted by: Aamna Sami, Hira Asif, Hareem Kapadia, Laila Shahzad
  8. Topic: Problems in Written Business Communication
    Submitted by: Muhammad Waleed, Muhammad Saleem, Mahira Tariq
  9. Topic: Learning of the process of Inquiry Mail in Corporate World through ELP
    Submitted by: Wajeeha Saajid, Shaheryar Azeem, Madiha Muneer & Ealeeza Baig
  10. Topic: Learning Inquiry Requests Through Experiential Learning
    Submitted by: Hadeeqa Shahid, Fiza Memon, Faryal Ali, Samia Saad ,Sarosh Ahmed Khan
  11. Topic: Exploring the challenges faced in effective electronic mail for businesses
    Submitted by: Anum Taseer, Usman Naushad, Hassan Haider, Sohera Kaleem, Tanzeela Khan
  12. Topic: Information About Products Or Services Through Experiential Learning
    Submitted by: Bushra Sami, Ayesha Nasir, M.Ismail & Hussein Shabbir
  13. Topic: Learning Requests Through Experiential Learning
    Submitted by: Zaid Aftab, Talal Osama, Bilal ustafa, Mohammed Taqi
  14. Topic: Experiential Learning Project To Learn About Inquiry
    Submitted by: Payal Hemnani, Danish Naveed, Nadia Abdullah Shamsi
  15. Topic: To Learn Inquiry Messages Through Experiential Learning
    Submitted by: Jahanzaib Ahmed, Furkan Yousuf, Hammad Yar Khan, Zainab Jabbar, Zohaib Tariq
  16. Topic: Barriers and challenges we faced in our communication process
    Submitted by: Salar e Azeem, Lajward nageen, Irtaza Raojani
  17. Topic: Learning the Advantages and Disadvantages of Electronic Mail for Business Purpose
    Submitted by: Hira Faheem, Shahrukh, Rohail, Ali Asghar, Shahryar
  18. Topic: Barriers In Written Communication Through Electronic Medium
    Submitted by: Muhammad Hamza, M. Basit Ashraf, Muqeem Awan, Akash

Students in groups of 4 to 5 were asked to pick an NGO of their choice. They were given the task of visiting that NGO and to study its working which included: its purpose, function, finances, future plans and various fund raising campaigns. They were to thoroughly study their respective NGO which not only included visiting the organization but also to talk to the concern people and find out about its aims and objectives. Students went to these NGO and talked to the organizers and made videos and did interviews and also distributed gifts among the needy children. Brief abstracts of some the NGOs are as follow:

  1. Topic: The Citizens Foundation
    Submitted by: Neha Ahmed, Khadija Moiz, Safia Abdullah, Ramsah Mirza, Sania Rameez
    The Citizens Foundation- TCF is one of the largest privately owned networks of low cost formal schools in the world, operating a network of 1,441 school units, educating 204,000 students through 12,000 teachers and principals, with over 17,400 employees. TCF is a professionally managed charitable organization that builds and runs schools of primary and secondary education for boys and girls in rural areas and urban slums of Pakistan.
  2. Topic: Sirat Ul Jannah
    Submitted by: Bhawna Kumari, Niha Fatima, Aunzila Aslam, Lorraine Mandes
    Sirat Ul Jannah is a welfare organization operating in four cities of Pakistan. Sirat Ul Jannah is involved in providing shelter, Healthcare, education and food facilities to children. These children are not only Orphans, but they also include abandoned, homeless and street children. Since 20 years, this great organization is working with full devotion and dedication serving and looking after children from the age group of new born to teenagers and above. The aim of Sirat Ul Jannah is to secure the future of every child and turn them into Independent, responsible and respectable citizens of Pakistan.
  3. Topic: Jafaria Disaster Management Cell
    Submitted by: Hafsa Mansoor, Rohma Anwer, Fariya Idrees, Khizra Ali Rizvi, Sakina Jivani
    Jafaria Disaster Management Cell (JDC), founded in 2009, is working as an independent, non-government, non-profit and charitable organization. About 10 years before starting JDC they used to collect blood from different colleges and universities, and used to donate it free of cost to the patients in Jinnah and Civil Hospitals. The aim of JDC is to support disaster management, education, health care and other relief services. Its main objective is to minimize the human sufferings and help the people affected by disasters to revive their routine lives.

  1. Topic: The Impact of Social Media on Buying Behavior

Submitted by: Zarak Zahid, Shanza Nasir, Ajlan Javed, Sadia Saeed, Shanzey Asif, Laiqa Dilip Dewani, Hammad Bin Zahid

Abstract: Through this report the students examined the relationship between the changes caused in the buying behavior of customers. The purpose was to find out the changes caused by social media on the buying behavior of customers, especially clothing. The purpose was also to find out the number of people who order online clothes.

  1. Topic: Tourism in Pakistan: Preference of Northern Areas over Southern Areas

Submitted by: Abdur Rehman, Masroor Munner, Mahham Farooq, Mishal Zehra Rafiq, Sameed Ahmed Khan, Shaan Siddiq, Umema Lakda

Abstract: It was an in-depth qualitative study of IoBM students’ opinions about their choice of tourism of Northern and Southern areas of Pakistan. A qualitative survey was conducted to find out about the opinions of students, as to why they preferred to travel to the Northern areas and not to the Southern areas of Pakistan. The findings suggest that the majority of the people prefer to experience the Northern areas over the Southern areas because they find security, peace of mind and pleasant weather.     

  1. Topic: The Impact of Modern Technology on Study Behavior in IoBM

Submitted by: Muhammad Atif Shaikh, Muhammad Arsal Khan, Muhammad Idrees Paracha, Shahzeb Qureshi, Ayesha Turk, Shevani Khetpal

Abstract: Modern day technology has a lot of effects on the students’ study behavior. The aim of the project was to highlight the significance of the impact of the use of high-tech gadgets and to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of these high-tech gadgets a survey was conducted. The purpose was to find out whether these gadgets are affecting student creativity and innovative skills. The survey revealed that students had a common liking and positive view of using these high-tech gadgets. According to the students it not only helped them in their studies but it also impacted their study behavior.


  1. Topic: Anger Management Issues in University Students

Submitted by: Maira Sheikh, Muhammad Sharjeel Shaukat, Hafsah Ashraf, Rameen Zahid, Suleiman Ahmed, Urooj Fatima

Abstract: This report basically looks into the anger issues mainly of university students and the factors that trigger their anger. This study survey was carried out in the Institute of Business Management where questionnaires were distributed to students to identify the major issues that trigger anger and furthermore it even provides them with a solution and recommendation on how to manage and control their anger.

  1. Topic: The Adverse Effects of Smoking

Submitted by: Muhammad Hussain, Muhammad Raheel Riaz, Tayyaba Aslam, Prithvi Soni, Zurriya Adil

Abstract: In this report, the students have covered in detail the adverse effects of smoking, the factors and reasons contributing towards this addiction and how one damages ones health, as well as the environment around him. ‘How smoking kills,’ was the main focus of this report. Furthermore, researches from published articles were also mentioned with their references so as to provide a background to the topic. Recommended solutions to overcome this addiction were also given at the end.

  1. Topic: Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction

Submitted by: M. Uzair Haroon, Emad Hanif, Essa Tanvir, M. Omer Farooq

Abstract: Job satisfaction is the main motivating force among employees. Job satisfaction is affected by different variables, which in turn, change the way an employee thinks about his/her job and organization. This survey study examined the relationship between job satisfaction and other variables which were working conditions, work timings, salary, and benefits. A questionnaire was used to find the factors affecting job satisfaction among employees of Bosch Pharmaceuticals. The results were evaluated using SPSS software. The study found salary, working conditions, and working hours to be directly related to job satisfaction which means that high job satisfaction among employees can be achieved by providing high salaries, better working condition, and lenient work timings.

  1. Topic: Disability is not an Inability (Ujala Centre)

Submitted by: Hiba Anis, Maliha Bari, Saif Ali, Zoha Zaidi, Umer Khalil, Usman Ghani

Abstract: The aim of this project was to examine the operations of Ujala Centre. The Pakistan based NGO works for the betterment of special children in Pakistan which amounts to almost 1.25 million. The organization aspires to develop the special children’s community so they can contribute to society at large.

  1. Topic: Dar-ul-Sukoon (Home for Senior Citizens)

Submitted by: Narmeen Majid, Umer Murtaza, Mohsin Sewani, Abdul Jalil, Arsalan

Abstract:This report provides an analysis of the current state of Dar-ul-Sukoon. The project was undertaken to understand the value of elderly people who have no homes or people to love or share their lives with. Dar-ul-Sukoon provides the basic needs to these people by giving them a homely environment, looking after their medical and basic needs.

  1. Topic: Bint-e-Fatima (Old Home Trust)

Submitted by: Muhammad Anis Raza, Shiza Syed, Ghufran Maniar, Adeel Hasan, Unnas Aftab

Abstract: The core objective of this project was to visit an NGO, gather information and understand the needs of it and reflect on what was learnt in the process. 

  1. Topic: Why IoBM?

Submitted by: Hina Mehtab, Hamza Afridi

Abstract: This study aimed at finding out the reason why students’ prefer IoBM over other business schools in the city. A study was carried out regarding the background of the institute and the purpose of its creation. Finally, a questionnaire was used to collect data from the students regarding their preferences and also about the reasons for preferring IoBM.

  1. Topic: Different Criteria of Different Teachers

Submitted by: Aisha Shaikh, Roman Shoukat

Abstract: The institute and the programs that the students are required to study demand knowledge and good grades in 48 courses taught by different teachers. This survey was carried out to identify teachers’ preferences and manner of grading. Students were asked to fill in a questionnaire about their teachers’ perceptions.

  1. Topic: Smoking: a Choice or the Follow up of a Trend?

Submitted by: Fizza Saleem, Rida Shaikh

Abstract: This report focused on the current problem of smoking by girls in the girls’ washroom. Of course this study has no intention of targeting anyone and has ample proof of smoking as a problem at IoBM. The reasons why females smoke and how to overcome this issue has been dealt with in this study.


  1. Topic: The Relationship between Sleep and Academic Performance of University Students

Submitted by: Tooba Nadeem, Zunaira Mujeeb, Syeda Marium Rizwan

Abstract:  The study was conducted on the students of the Institute of Business Management. The report provides a detailed description of the correlation between the two variables and the effect they have on each other. The study is restricted to IoBM only; it does not in any way generalize college students of Karachi. The method used for our research was close ended questionnaires to develop a correlation between the two variables of our study. The study can be used for further research on the topic of academic performance.

  1. Topic: Gender Segregation in Schools and Communication Problems in University Life

Submitted by: Muqaddas Jan, Haseeb Jehangir, Saania Aslam, Uzma Hameed

Abstract: The purpose this report serves is to find out whether there is any association between the schooling background of students and their confidence level and communication skills at university level. If any sort of relationship exists, then the nature of the relationship and the deep rooted problems due to which students from segregated schools and colleges find it difficult to communicate with people of the opposite gender in universities was examined. Comparing these results it was found that with students coming from single sex schools only 64% feel uncomfortable while communicating with the opposite gender in universities and only 46% believe that single-sex schooling has boosted their confidence level. These findings prove the relationship between the confidence level of students and their schooling background. The results of the second part of the questionnaire which tested and compared the conversational skills of the university students with their schooling background proved the purpose of the research and enlightened us with the exact nature of the relationship. These results prove that students from the single sex schooling system have fewer conversational skills and poor communication behavior as compared to students from the co-education system.

  1. Topic: Causes of Addiction to Smoking among Students of a Private University of Karachi

Submitted by: Aabroo e Raheel, Safa Jumani, Daniyal Rafique

Abstract: This report incorporates the reasons for the dependence on smoking among understudies of a private college in Karachi. In spite of the harmful effects of smoking, the number of smokers, especially teenage smokers, are increasing day by day at a higher rate. The objective of this report was to determine the causes of smoking among students, addiction to smoking, and the impact of smoking on others. A questionnaire was utilized as an apparatus for gathering the outcomes. The sample was of 30 respondents from the Institute of Business Management. The information was collected in the month of November 2016 through a questionnaire which included seven close-ended items and three open-ended questions. Interviews of 5 students were also conducted. The discoveries demonstrated that the propensity for smoking is impacted by guardians and companions, the dependence on nicotine is not difficult to expel, if genuinely contemplated, and that smoking influences others in an unsafe way.

  1. Topic: Problems in the Current Education System of Pakistan

Submitted by: Wahaj Hussain, Zaid Ahmed Qureshi, Arsheel Abbas, Abdul Samad, Hamza Rehmat Elahi, Agha Sameed Khalid

Abstract: This study aimed at finding out IoBM undergraduate students’ perception of the problems that are prevailing in the education system. The study was conducted through a survey of 40 undergraduate students through questionnaire and interviews. The research revealed the problems in the education system of Pakistan. The report highlights these problems in great detail. The report indentifies several measures which can be taken into consideration to solve these problems.

  1. Topic: Perception of Business Students on Career Development Programs: An Evaluative Study

Submitted by: Hiba Arif, Sameen Ahmed, Yaghma Naz, Usama Amin, Muhammad Mustafa

Abstract: This study aimed at collecting data on the improvements of career development programs. The data was collected from 120 business students of IoBM using purposive sampling and the data collection methods included questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The results revealed a strong indication towards suitability of timings, opportunities available through career development programs, and management of career programs.      

  1. Topic: Tourism in Sindh

Submitted by: Muhammad Sami, Usman Solangi, Syed Hammad, Noor ul Ain, Sara Khan, Anqa Saeed

Abstract:  This study aimed to find out the perception of IoBM students who have visited Sindh, to find out what challenges and opportunities they have witnessed during their tour of Sindh. The data was collected from 60 students of IoBM and the sampling method was convenience sampling. The research was conducted through a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. The results of the study clearly showed that people want development and setting up of a proper tourism department.

  1. Topic: Make a Wish Foundation

Submitted by:  Danial Rauf, Maira Razi, Nimra Fakhir, Suman Sohail, Muhammad Ahsan

Abstract: This study provides a detailed description of the structure and functioning of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is based on the concept of instilling hope in children who are suffering from life-threatening diseases through wish-granting. The information was gathered both individually and collectively, as a team and in the form of a survey conducted at the Head Office of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Pakistan in Karachi. The report draws attention to the history, funding, objectives and achievements of the organization on a national and international scale. The data collected through the works cited and through the survey conducted confirms that the main objective of the organization is to inspire children with hope in the face of their illness, and that all operations and funding are concentrated on wish granting.

  1. Topic: Marketing Plan for KFC

Submitted by: Faraz Qamar, Wissam Mohajir, Awais Ali, Muhammad Hammad, Obaid Ali Shah, Mahad Akhtar

Abstract: The study provided a detailed plan for the marketing of KFC. A survey was conducted among the students of various business schools of Karachi and the data thus gathered was analyzed via SPSS. The study concluded by giving certain recommendations for the improvement of their marketing strategies.

  1. Topic: The Citizen’s Foundation

Submitted by: Hammad Hassan Siddiqui, Hilal Ahmed, Nafay Yahya, Wajahat Hussain, Yusra Kaiser Mallick

Abstract: The report is about a not-for-profit organization. The organization chosen is The Citizen’s Foundation. In order to make the report practical, the students tried their level best to get as much significant and relevant information about the topic as they could, and keep themselves adherent to the workings of the organization. This report is a small effort carried out by a group while being students of Business and Professional Speech course.

  1. Topic: Aman Foundation (Non-profit organization)

Submitted by: Baila Riaz, Janta Kumari, Madiha Ghadiali, Shazia Asad, Umbreen Munir

Abstract: The aim of this project was to show commitment to the cause of human development through describing and defining the objectives of the organization. The project focused on three main factors: Health, Nutrition and Education and was undertaken through several activities in order to derive information of how Aman Foundation works.

  1. Topic: Mashal Foundation  

Submitted by: Narmeen Majid, Umer Murtaza, Mohsin Sewani, Abdul Jalil, Arsalan

Abstract: The Mashal Foundation was taken as a project to inform about how it works for the betterment of under privileged children all over Pakistan and aims to provide them with all the needs and necessities of life.

Topic:  Academic Expectations and Actualities in a Private Business Institution

Submitted by: Maaera Altaf, Mahlub Masood

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to find out the differences between the academic expectations of a newly entered student and the actual facts of a senior student who has almost completed 4 years in a private business institution. The methodology used in collecting data is qualitative and to cross check that quantitative data was also collected. A sample of 25 freshmen and 25 seniors was selected and quantitative data was collected by them through questionnaires. For qualitative data personal interviews are done of 5 freshmen and 5 senior students. The findings showed that fresh students have high expectations regarding their GPA and all said that they will get jobs in their relevant field. Whereas, the senior students average CGPA lies in a medium range. Some of the seniors reported that they might not get jobs in their relevant field hence they would set up their own business.