Top 5 Business Schools and Top 5 Engineering Universities of Pakistan

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The need of Business Schools arose when a number of international organizations and foreign banks opened their branches in Pakistan and needed personnel with sound knowledge of business administration. The main motive of the business schools was to provide students with the best quality education in management sciences and its related branches thus producing competent professionals. Initially teaching finance and marketing, the business schools now offer courses in economics, Commerce and human sciences. The business schools strive to instill creativity and leadership qualities. They encourage students to think, rationalize and make their own decisions. After a three year under graduate course, a BBA degree is awarded.

Students can also pursue a master’s degree (MBA) in various disciplines.

The leading business schools are:

1. Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

2. Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore.

3. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Karachi.

4. Institute of Business Management, Karachi.

5. Lahore School of Economics, Lahore.

Engineers are the builders of a country. Pakistan has many engineering universities. Although their names and locale are different, their aim is the same. They strive to impart fundamental knowledge and develop basic professional skills among the aspiring engineers and mould them into skilled and competent individuals. The graduates of these universities are employed by some of the leading local and multinational organizations.

Besides the undergraduate programs, post graduate (Masters and PhD) courses are also offered for both full time and part time students. The post graduate courses aim at equipping the students with the latest technologies and developments in their respective fields. The research work carried out by the students is also published in local and international journals.

The leading engineering universities of Pakistan are:

1. National University of Sciences & Technology, Rawalpindi.

2. NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi.

3. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering, Swabi.

4. University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.

5. University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila.


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110 Responses to “Top 5 Business Schools and Top 5 Engineering Universities of Pakistan”
  1. Badar Munner Khan Baigal says:

    Nust Business School is also getting importance day by day after shifting to new campus in H-12 Islamabad. I think it has upgraded it ranking. Please check it out.

  2. madiha says:

    LSE should be at number 3 coz it has more maket value than SZABIST and IBM !!

  3. Wajahat says:

    After LUMS and IBA there is only one option for MBA and thats LSE

  4. Wajahat says:

    According to the market value and pay scale the ranking should be as follows:
    1) LUMS
    2) IBA
    3) LSE
    4) SZABIST
    5) IBM

  5. Nauman says:

    Lums and IBA are equal as far as job market is concerned

  6. QASIM CHOUHAN says:

    SCHOOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ASIA IS ALSO THE BEST BUSINESS SCHOOL IN PAKISTAN …..IF I TALK ABOUT ABOVE MENTIONED SCHOOLS THEN I WILL PRFER ALL SCHOOLS COZ EVERY STUDENT HAS TO MAKE HIS FAME AS WELL HIS INSTITUTE NAME THNX…..

  7. Farah Ijaz says:

    lums and IBA are equal as mrkt jobs conrnd but school of mngmnt science university of south asia is the best school coz thy offer 30 courses in 2 years every course has term project like thesis….

  8. QASIM CHOUHAN says:

    lums is the best but also school of mngmnt science university of south asia is amongst the best business schools all over the pakistan……………..

  9. farhan says:

    No one knows about LSE in market , in Punjab only LUMS is good business school.
    In Sindh IBA and CBM are the best schools ..
    If some one wants to do their MBA then LUMS , CBM , IBA are the best otherwise go for any foriegn university.

  10. Basim says:

    what about nust buisness school??is it any good?

  11. Bukhari says:

    NUST Business School is better than LSE , SZabist, IBM

  12. mujtaba hassan says:

    i agree with budder, nust business school is gaining alot of importance. this year they have doubled their batch strength and addded 2 more majors. . .

    • MairaS says:

      Yes Mujtaba,as a major of fact, the ICT has selected many projects of NUST students in order to fund them and increase their supply.

  13. Ahmed Sikandir says:

    SZABIST is the one of the toppest bussiness school in Pakistan.It also have discipline.

  14. ali says:

    szabist comes after lums anad iba

    • MairaS says:

      @ Ali..we are not following any HEC pattern..we are just randomly making the list to create awareness about the top schools in our country..

  15. ali says:

    @mariaS but we should follow the hec pattren…. who we are to decide that this institute is better or not… the only hec is guideline for us…got it

    • MairaS says:

      Ali, actually we did not RANK them as per HEC,we just NAMED them and the order could be anyway around as per the person reading the post 🙂

  16. Basim says:

    im going for nust buisness school over lse….i hope i have made the right decision??!

  17. adnan says:

    hailey college and then other business institute’

  18. sohaib qadir says:

    i am admitted in LSE, CBM and NBS… am confused abt makin a choice between CBM or NBS… plz giv me suggestions

  19. moazzam khimani says:

    szabist is one ov the tob business school & there iz no doubt in it…….

  20. maria says:

    well…i do agree dat LUMS ND IBA KARACHI go hand in hand…buh i really have seen ppl doing extraordinary stuff 4m ordinary institutions…nd one moe point is dat according to world ranking LUMS is jus no where…its ranking is 2078 something…so need is also to c at da mass level..as we have to compete wid da WORLD…ryt…
    nd one moe thing wts about iba lahore..???its diong much much beta dn LSC…every sound student at lahore wd practical exposur to both ov dese institutions say da same..buh temme wt u think ov it…

  21. Umar says:

    IoBM is the 4rth best business school of our country. Szabist is no where near it!!!

  22. Junaid says:

    Besides LUMS which is the next top level business school in lahore ?? Hows LSE’s ranking in our business markt ?? and what’s the difference between a regular MBA and an e.MBA ?
    thnkx

  23. zahaib says:

    yar wht abut IQRA BBA…???

    iqra ia at 4th in business school….

  24. FARHATULLAHAFRIDI says:

    AFTER LUMS & IBA THE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES PESHAWAR IM/SCIENCES GET MORE IMPORTANCE DUE TO ITS JOBS OPPORTUNITIES & ITS QUALITY EDUCATION

  25. bilal zaidi says:

    acc to me the ranking should be like this

    IBA
    LUMS
    IQRA
    SZABIST
    IBM/CBM

  26. Sheharyar says:

    Best research analyst award winner is lse graduate 2005 Hamza Marth, ici selected 5 students frm all over Pakistan and guess wat? 3 were of lse. There are so many staff members of Lse mastered and phd from harvard, oxford and stanford. Many ceo’s are guest lecturers. As far as market value is concerned try applying for an enternship and u will find out Lums, Iba and Lse. But institute matters nothing if ur attitude is not good, no matter wat institute u r from if u know ur subject u r the best if u dont know ur subject and ur attitude is not good than lse, lums szabist iba etc or any such institue cant do anything.

  27. Umair says:

    According to the Market Demand

    Companies Prefer

    i) LUMS
    ii) IBA
    iii) SZABIST
    iv) CBM -IOBM

    In Sindh

    i) IBA
    ii) SZABIST
    iii) CBM-IOBM
    iv) IQRA

    In Punjab

    i) LUMS
    ii) LSE

  28. eng.sami says:

    umt lahore is at no#3 in world ranking given to pakistan.

    plz see http://www.eduniversal.com

  29. omer khan says:

    university of karachi business school is one of the top school in pakistan

  30. zahid ali says:

    muhammad ali jinnah university is also doing remarkable job in the field of business because it leads by x director of iba and x vice chancellor of ku…………..

  31. zahid ali says:

    iqra is only doing the show off….in2005 it was the black list university of pakistan….maju is better then iqra

  32. San. K says:

    What about Comsats…
    I m more interested in finding a Uni that can offer MS in HRM…
    NUST and Quaid e Azam are not offering it?

    i need a reply on urgent basis…

  33. shahmeer hussain says:

    mr bilal im totally agree with you and in pakistan the top 5 business skolz are

    IBA
    LUMS
    IQRA
    SZABIST
    LSE
    IOBM/CBM

  34. Abd-ur-rehman says:

    i think the order should be

    LUMS
    IBA
    NUST
    CBM
    LSE
    SZABIST

  35. ASIM says:

    According to me LUMS is the best buisness school of Pakistan.

  36. faizan says:

    best business school in pakistan is undoubtedly LUMS
    Iba and iobm(cbm) follow it….
    Cbm has been improving so much and it is the only college that can compete wid Iba…

  37. Usman says:

    Ranking should be as
    1. IBA
    2. LUMS
    3. FAST School of Business
    4. SZABIST
    5. CBM

    very funny when i see LSE in the ranking although i have a lot of info of pakistan business schools due to a research project on business schools of pakistan

  38. aniee says:

    i’m very confused .i want to get admission in IBA .but it’s not easy. then what should ido?

  39. FAHAD says:

    ………..well ……..as far as the ranking abt Pakistan’s top business scholls is concerned……….ofcourse……
    IBA Karachi and Lums are hand to hand….but for the third rank ………..LSE ……….. is improving it’s market value……………………coz of it’s MBA. A lot of Big Firms of Business …………..like MCB, are recruiting the ….LSE …..students ………it’s just because sometimes they compete LUMS students in ECONOMICS which is the best at LSE.

  40. abdullah says:

    hahahahahaha yaar kaheen bhe admission nahe mil raha kya karooooooooonnnnn

  41. Ahmed says:

    where is federal Urdu university

  42. ammad says:

    ur ranking is wRONG? getng admission in lse is way to easier than getng admission in nust!
    1.iba
    2.lums
    3.nust business school
    4.ibm
    5.lse

  43. Syed Ovais says:

    I bolster the comment that the most prestigious business institutions of the country are IBA and LUMS with IBA on top, but I think that the UoK, IoBM, NUST, and LSE have got a significant market attraction abroad and cruising with their tasks successfully…..!

  44. Haris says:

    No doubt that LUMS AND IBA AND NUST are leading business universties , but IM-$ciences peshawar is also makind marks on the mape……! every 1 should search about it.

  45. perviz shahid says:

    brother what about international islamic university islamabd BBA nd MBA.

  46. fatemah says:

    how is nust business school?

  47. fatemah says:

    how is nust business school for bba hons??

  48. madiha says:

    wats the currents position i mean ranking of nust bussiness school NBS in pakistan n in international market …rite now..

  49. hesham says:

    I think NBS has proved it self with sufficient potiential after defeating LUMS and LSE for consistently third time in Battle of Brands of PndG (Procter and Gamble) Competition.
    It indicates the rise of another important buisness school in pakistan.

    As a matter of fact the own words of PndG Comp Judges indicate NBS’s increasing popularity
    ” We haven’t had more better buisness plan then this one by Nust Buisness School Students”

  50. SHAHID IKRAM says:

    HAILEY COLLEGE OF BANKING FINANCE IS KING IN BUSINESS SCHOOL ESTABLISH IN 1927
    EAST OR WEST HAILEY IS BEST KEEP IT UP SHAHID IKRAM

  51. khalid pasha says:

    shahid jani may be you r right
    hailey is best in field of Commerce and banking.

  52. sajawal says:

    kuch comsats k baray main bhi koe btae ga plzzzzzzzzzzz

  53. Sheharyar Ali says:

    hey guys, check out latest rankings around the web, they say the School of Business and Economics at University of Management and Technology Lahore is the second best business school in Pakistan. wow!

  54. owais Ali says:

    bhai log ye universities ki ranking pe maat jao. talent is every thing, if you are talented , no mater where you are studying, you can compete with IBA and LUMHS students. this is totally wrong, this create negative impact on students who are studying in universities other than LUMHS, IBA, SZABIST. i strongly recommend that please leave this un realistic concepts because it hurts many people.

    jo bichare gareeb log parh rahe hen government ki universities me wo to jaise fazul me parhai kar rahe hen na? khudara universities ki ranking pe mat jao r mehnat karo, ap ksi be institute se parh kar niklo but you should be able to know about your filed.

  55. usman arif says:

    LBS k baray maie aap sub ka kya khyal haie plz batana

  56. yasir says:

    i think above, ranking is totally wrong it ignores public institutions at all.. ranking should be:
    lums
    iba (kar)
    qau (isl)
    iba, pu (lah)
    lse and so on

  57. afaque` says:

    your ranking is totally wrong, on first number iba suk is there not iba karachi, iba suk is better than iba karachi.

  58. mujtaba hassan says:

    totally agree with hasham. NBS has really proved itself in the past and the good thing is that they have been continuously evolving . . should definitely be ranked 3rd. afterall after iba and lums its NBS students who r given preference at jobs interviews….

  59. Noman Javed says:

    Szabist comes after Lums and IBA in business studies

  60. Ali Ahmed says:

    Well in my opinion the LUMS should be on top. Because their student have proven it.

  61. Maryam says:

    Anyone has an idea about MBA program offered by KUBS??? what is its market value???

  62. Osama says:

    hey hesham, vhr did p&g’s competiton was held and when is the nxt comin up?

  63. ghulam murtaza says:

    best business schools are
    Lums
    Hailey college of commerce (Pu)
    iba (karachi)
    lse
    NBS

  64. UM says:

    LUMS is the best by far. I am talking about LUMS undergraduate programme and not MBA. For MBA neither LUMS nor IBA are good. You should look for top world business schools if you want an MBA

    I did a BSc degree from LUMS. I have seen so many of my classmates do really well after LUMS. Most of them (including me) got admitted into top schools for graduate programmes (Masters/PhD/MBA). Remember that a LUMS graduate will always prefer a LUMS graduate while hiring. And you can easily guess from which school do top management usually come from…

    waisay Pakistani school ranking means nothing. The place that gets you the best job is the place to be!

  65. TAHIR says:

    BHAHE JAAN JIS MAI TALENT HAI WOH KAHE B HON WOH TOP PR HAI WHETHER HE OR SHE IS STUDY M.A.O OR ANYWHERE. KEEP IN MIND DEGREE IS JUST A WAY OF UR SUCESS NOT UR SUCCESS THINK IT DEEPLY. FROMHCC

  66. Saad Gulzar says:

    our business schools must b at the top in the world… bt we use to quarrel with one another on the matter of ranking with in the home boundrues

  67. Ahmed says:

    top 5 B shoccls

    LUMS
    IBA
    NBS
    LSE
    BU

  68. ali says:

    1. LUMS Lahore
    2. IBA Karachi
    3. SZABIST Karachi
    4. IoBM Karachi
    5 .LSE Lahore
    6. NBS Rawalpindi

  69. mani dear says:

    all the uni’s are equal b’t the person’s have difrnt abilities nd i think k js k pas parche hai pak m wo succes hai or outer world mai wohe gr8 hai js m ho kuch khas

  70. Usmaan says:

    I m amazed to see that nobdy have mentioned the name of FAST Business School… :O

  71. smsmsms says:

    1.LUMS
    2.IBA Karachi
    3.LSE
    4.NUST
    5.FAST

  72. mohsin says:

    in my concern i.b.a sukkur is a good bussiness institution

  73. mu says:

    Can any one get admission in LUMS and study so easily. ??
    If it is so, then why you people study in other institutes…..
    Can any one pay fee of LUMS ??
    Its fee is highest in Pakistan, so best are the facilities. You can find people here having marks in 1000’s in F.Sc and having 7 A’s in A-Levels……

    Can any one say now anything ???

  74. adnan says:

    the ranking should be :-

    lums

    iba

    iiui

    nust

    zabist

  75. YASIR KHAN says:

    im/sciences peshawar is third category university,
    MBA is suitable only from LUMS and IBA.

  76. DS says:

    how many CEO’s around the world have they produce ?? 😀 😀

  77. Ali imam says:

    is there some scope for I B @M uet

  78. majidkhan says:

    i think many have not hear about imsciences which is the premier insititute of business and also got more position in lums olympaid than lums and iba student and students of imsciences are more intelligent than lums and iba and i think imsciences come first than lums my ranking is
    1) IBA KARACHI
    2) IMSCIENCES PESHAWAR
    3)LUMS LAHORE
    4)NUST SCOOL OF BUSINESS

  79. faraz says:

    heyeee u guyz ov hailey college ov commerce,nust,ise lets face da reality guyz nd da reality sayz lums, iba nd szabist r da top 3 business skol ov pakistan

  80. usman says:

    COMSATS IS ALSO GOOD IN MBA MR SJAWAL DONT TAKE ANY SORT OF TENSION . JUST KEEP IN MIND U MUST GET 3 CGPA . INSHALLAH U WILL GET A JOB

  81. ALI says:

    according to Hec and world web ranking in Pakistan the best business school by far is LUMS and most expensive too and no doubt, LUMS is on top in management and business
    1-LUMS
    2- IBA
    3- SZAB
    4-LSE

  82. iqra rai says:

    Of course Hailey is the best yar……

  83. Ahmed says:

    Karachi University Business School has been awarded as tha best business school of asia!!!!!

  84. Ahsan says:

    Top 5 business school rankings in 2011 are:

    1: COMSATS-Lancaster Dual Degree Programme
    2: Lahore University of Management Sciences
    3: Institute of Business Administration Karachi
    4: Nust Business School
    5: Lahore School of Economics

  85. Asim Siddique says:

    I think u guyz are missing the point ….NBS should definitely have a better ranking…Just becuz it comes under the flagship of an Institution (NUST) tht prides itself on its engineer schools which are 18 engineer schools by the way…NBS doesn’t get its due share of recognition nd promotion from NUST…NBS students hav proved their caliber time nd again…u wud find a competitive atmosphere at NBS all the tme nd fee structure is so affordable…nd peanuts if u compare the facilities provided at NUST.

    Itna simple hai LUms wud alwayz be first recognized as a business institution even though they hav started their LUMS SSE(school of sciences and eng) & law institute.

    Top 5 business school ranking for me:
    1.LUMS(5-10% ppl hav reservations abt its fee structure)

    2.IBA-(limited campus space,dnt knw actually but tht hardly matters)

    3.NBS(nt enough research papers published to get major INT recognition)

    4.SZABIST KARACHI (suffers cuz of its ISB branch)

    5.Lahore School of Economics/quaid -e-azam university ISB.

  86. Usman Ahmed says:

    IBA Karachi offers undergraduate degree in BBA with specialization in Accounting & Finance, Human resource, Marketing, Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship. LUMS on the other hand offers undergraduate degree in BS Accounting & Finance and BS Economics. Both LUMS and IBA Karachi are among top buisness school of Pakistan. Szabist, NBS, QAU SMME, Hailey College, IBA Sukkur , LSE are good for buisness studies.

  87. HUMA IMDAD says:

    I thnk all these institute are money making institute, the best institute in my opinion is LUMS and IBA, other institute such as im/sciences,numl,iqra,bla bla bla, they are only to satisfy ur heart just nothng else, so dont waste ur time by taking admission in these institute, if u guyz are interested in MBA then do mba from lums and iba, that my brotherly suggestion

  88. misha says:

    pakistan lacks business schools only lse and lums are go enough iba and nust bba are just ok

  89. misha says:

    iba was good but its now like ned of business continously detoriating …accepting every student wow 500 student in bba well i applied for iba and i am an engineering student i failed test of giki and my nust test was also bad but i passed iba without any preperation…if i dont get into nust i am going to iba …i didnt give lums though but i would have failed that….so proving iba is no more good
    1 lums
    2 lse
    3 nust bba
    4 iba
    5 szabist thats it this all ranking are dont by karachi student hahah iba 1 and ned 2 lol ………iba and ned are no match for universities like giki,lums,aku and also to a degree involve nust engineering (in islamabad not one in karachi)

  90. Saleem Khan says:

    What about MBA from Quaid E Azam University Islamabad.

    To be honest, I don’t see a single Business School in Pakistan touching minimum standards of BUSINESS SCHOOL.

    Not even a single Business School in Pakistan has Accreditation such as AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS.

    I will prefer to take admission in any small US or Europen School having accreditation (AACSB) and even its fee will be same as LUMS fees. No one knows LUMS in world…its only famous in Pakistan because Elite Class Breed is studying in it.

  91. Zain Raza says:

    guys NBS is one the very fine institutes….if you say lums and iba are the top business school i acknowledge the fact…but NBS has won PnG competition 3 times in a row defeating lums and iba…they won this CFA challenge in karachi and NBS was the one representing pakistan in BALI (Indonesia) NOT lums or IBA…plus we should consider the fact that nbs is relatively a new institution as compared to lums or iba…still its competing with them better than any other business school can…!

  92. Abi says:

    look at u all representing Your institutions !
    Is this what they teach you guys there !!!
    hah

    see you all in the corporate world !
    think Global !!

  93. ghulam hasnain says:

    i think the best business university in pakistan is lums……..

  94. AWAIS says:

    szabist is best for MBA

  95. falahuddin says:

    what abt LBs?

  96. MIT says:

    Really??? Other than LUMS, which undoubtedly is among the top 100 business schools of the world, the others are, literally a joke. There are excellent schools around the world. How myopic can these other, so-called universities be? Pakistan, wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. Izhar khan says:

    What do you think about HCBF(Hailey college of Banking and finance) of punjab university Lahore.
    what is its ranking ??

  98. Nosheen Naveed says:

    SZABIST is the Best among all!!!

  99. Abdurrahman says:

    COMSATS best for Management sci……

  100. Alamgir Khan says:

    Except for LUMs which for sure is the best others are a bad joke. One wonders what the ranking criterion is? This surely reflects badly on who ever is doing this and posting it on net.

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