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Admission

At KSBL, admissions into the MBA programme are based solely on merit. Each applicant is evaluated on certain criteria, mainly to ensure that the incoming class contains a diverse group of students, who are motivated, intellectual and collaborative in nature. We carefully screen applicants based on their academic accomplishments, professional work experience (preferred but not compulsory), knowledge, and the drive for an MBA.

Eligibility Criteria

  A minimum of 16 years of education (Master’s or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent – equivalency certificate required) from a HEC recognised University/Institution in Pakistan. Students completing 16 years of education in spring, 2015 are eligible to apply.
  Admission Test Score – KMAT (KSBL Management Admission Test) or GMAT/GRE
  Minimum two years of professional work experience (preferred but not mandatory)

Learn more – Explore our MBA programme

Applying to an MBA programme and selecting the right school can be a difficult decision. At KSBL, we provide you many opportunities to learn more about our programme and our people. We encourage you to take advantage of as many of these resources as you can, to help you in making your MBA decision. Here are a few ways to learn more about us.

Open House or Information Sessions are a great source to learn about KSBL’s MBA programme, its distinctive qualities and advantages.
To register for the upcoming Open House/Information Session, please click here.

  Email us on mba@ksbl.edu.pk
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  Contact our Admission team :
  KSBL Admissions
National Stadium Road,
Opp Liaquat National Hospital,
Karachi – 74800, Pakistan.
UAN: (92 21) 111 11 KSBL (5725)
PABX: (92 21) 34855382/ 38771999 Ext: 174

Important Dates & Deadlines

Round 1

  Deadline to Register for KMAT - 16th January 2015
  KMAT - Test Date 25th January 2015
  *Online Application Submission Deadline - 20th February 2015

Round 2

  Deadline to Register for KMAT - 20th March 2015
  KMAT – Test Date 29th March 2015
  *Online Application Submission Deadline - 24th April 2015

Round 3

  Deadline to Register for KMAT - 22nd May 2015
  KMAT- Test Date 31st May 2015
  *Online Application Submission Deadline - 8th April 2015

* Submission of Online Admission Application form with Supporting Documents.

Note: During the Admission year, you may apply in one round only. Please note that rounds do not signify a succession of steps for your admission application. It merely states a period in which you may apply.

Application Requirements/Checklist

  Online Admission Application Form
  Official Transcripts/Mark Sheets – Degree/ Certificates
(Last three qualifications, Latest and two previous)
  Admission Test Score – KMAT (KSBL Management Admissions Test), GMAT or GRE If available or the scheduled test date (s) for any of the above.
  Copy of Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) or copy of valid Passport
  Resume/ CV
  Previous or current employment/ Internship certificates.
  Two Letters of Recommendations:
  Previous or current employment/ Internship certificates.
- One preferred from professional colleague (for applicants with professional work experience). One from Academic acquaintances/ Faculty members.
- Applicants with no work experience can arrange both the recommendations from academic acquaintances/ faculty members.
  Two Personal Statement Essays:
1. Describe how your professional, personal, and academic experiences have led you to the decision of pursuing an MBA at KSBL. How does this decision relate to your career goals for the future? (600 word maximum);
2. As a KSBL MBA graduate, how will you contribute to building the economic future of Pakistan? (400 word maximum)

Admission Process

  Online Application – Click here to begin your application. All applications along with the relevant documents are entertained through our online process only. We do not accept paper (Hard Copy) applications.
  After submitting your online application successfully, you need to deposit an application-processing fee of PKR 2000/- in the form of Pay Order / Demand Draft in favor of Karachi School for Business & Leadership
  Please enclose a slip with your name, CNIC number and Application PIN # with the Pay Order / Demand Draft.
  The above can be dispatched through post/courier or submitted in person to

The Finance Department/ MBA Admissions
Karachi School for Business & Leadership (KSBL),
National Stadium Road,
Opp. Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi – 74800, Pakistan.
UAN: (92 21) 111 11 KSBL (5725)
PABX: (92 21) 34855382 /38771999
  Your online application form along with the supporting documents and the Pay Order/Demand Draft must be submitted before or by the deadline date given for the respective Round.
  Our admissions office will send you a receipt via email and will contact you to discuss your application status, once the initial submission requirements have been completed. Alternatively, you can contact the admissions office to track your application.
  Interview – Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for a panel interview
  Announcement of admission decisions are an ongoing process. Ideally, we try to communicate the same as soon as the required admission procedure for a particular round is over i.e. the interview. However, in some cases the final decision might be communicated by the end of the admission cycle. The period for the admission decisions is from March to July 2015.

KMAT (KSBL Management Admission Test)

  KMAT is consistent with GMAT /GRE and will be valid for two years.
  KMAT Online Registration Form
  KMAT Fee PKR 3000/- needs to be deposited in the form of Pay Order / Demand Draft in favor of Karachi School For Business & Leadership.
  Please enclose a slip with your name, CNIC number and Application PIN # or contact details (in case you have not filled in the admission online application form), along with the Pay Order / Demand Draft.
  The above can be dispatched through post/courier or submitted in person to

The Finance Department/ MBA Admissions
Karachi School for Business & Leadership (KSBL),
National Stadium Road,
Opp. Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi – 74800, Pakistan.
UAN: (92 21) 111 11 KSBL (5725)
PABX: (92 21) 34855382 /38771999

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