Imperial College of Business Studies
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The Imperial University is a business college located in Lahore, Pakistan. About Imperial College of Business Studies is one of the "W" Category Degree awarding Colleges in Pakistan being led by some of the very competent professionals from the academia. Mission As a leading business school in Pakistan, the College strives to provide highest quality education in management science and related disciplines. Excellence in teaching and learning is rooted in research. We seek to graduate individuals instilled with professional competencies, ethics and social responsibility, preparing them effectively for management and leadership roles. The College recognizes service to community as a key element of its mission. Description The Imperial College of Business Studies, Lahore (ICBS), was established in 1991 by the Pakistan Benevolence & Social Management Trust. The initial development of ICBS was supported by academic collaboration with the University of Hull, UK.
In a short span, ICBS has established a truly enviable reputation for integrity and excellence in higher education. The College offers highly market relevant undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration and related areas. ICBS is actively involved in research and offering short training courses for industry. Major programs in this area include courses for Small Business Finance Corporation (now the SME Bank), First Women Bank, and the Pakistan Television Corporation. The quality of higher education in Pakistan is naturally of a major concern to the College and its sponsors. The pursuit of quality is the raison de’tre of ICBS.
Our students have also excelled at universities abroad, a few are even teaching abroad. All this has been made possible by the unrelenting efforts of our faculty. The College has one of the most qualified groups of faculty members. Almost all the faculty members have foreign academic credentials – and as a group, perhaps there would be few institutions in Pakistan that could match this. ICBS has Academic Advisors comprising faculty in the USA, UK and the Middle East and in the past has signed MOUs/Agreements for student exchanges and faculty collaboration with several universities in the USA and UK.
The faculty and staff, and facilities alone are not sufficient determinants of quality – another key input is the quality of its student intake. ICBS has very selective student body. Typically, only about fifty percent of all applicants are accepted for admission. A significant proportion of these students have a first class bachelor’s degree from institutions like the Government College, Lahore and Kinnaird College, Lahore. The students, who are admitted through a rigorous screening process, generally have outstanding schooling and academic background.
ICBS gives liberal financial aid to students on need and merit basis. A large number of scholarships are available for the kin of armed forces and civil servants. Additionally full scholarships have also been established by private donors.
At ICBS excellence in academics is not the sole focus. We instill in our students a deep sense of social responsibility and respect for humanity. ICBS does not only educate and train students, we strive to educate and enlighten in the broadest sense of the word. ICBS has the unique distinction of introducing “Leadership and Community Development” a project undertaken by all its students where they are required to conceive, finance, manage and implement a project of some benefit to the community.
- ICBS is chartered by the Government of Punjab as an independent degree-awarding institution, (Imperial College of Business Studies Ordinance, 2002). The College degrees are recognized by the Higher Education Commission and by institutions abroad.
- ICBS is the first business school in Punjab, public or private to be certified as having quality management systems through ISO 9001:2000
- ICBS is the member of the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), Dublin.
General Information The College is well recognized by the industry in Pakistan and by academic institutions abroad. This is evidenced by outstanding job placement record of ICBS alumni. Our graduates are working for almost all the major employers in Pakistan – particularly the financial institutions. Many are working in the US, UK, and the Middle East.
ICBS is one of only thirteen private institutions in Pakistan selected through an independent evaluation by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for provision of student scholarships granted by Government of Japan (JICA). ICBS is only one of the few select institutions in Pakistan that are approved by the Citibank where the Bank’s staff can be enrolled and the Citibank reimburses the program fee.
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