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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.

Karachi School for Business & Leadership believes in nurturing the talented youth of Pakistan. Because of this, we have adopted a NEED BLIND admissions policy. This means that applicants are assessed only on their academic merit and personal capabilities, and not on their financial status.

Application Deadlines

Online Application for KSBL MBA 2014 with Supporting Documents Submission Deadlines*:

Round 1: Closed
Round 2: Closed
Round 3: Closed

*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.

Eligibility Criteria

  A minimum of 16 years of education (Masters 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, 2014 are eligible to apply.
  Admission Test Score – GMAT, GRE or GAT (General) by NTS (HEC approved testing service)
  Minimum two years of professional work experience (preferred but not mandatory)

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 the name of Karachi Education Initiative to the Finance Department at KSBL, National Stadium Road, Opp. Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi – 74800, Pakistan. It can be done either through post/courier or in person. Don’t forget to include your name, CNIC number and Application PIN # with the Pay Order / Demand Draft.
  Your online application form, 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 an electronic 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 April to July 2014.

Application Requirements/Checklist

  Official Transcripts – Last three qualifications, current and two previous.
  Resume/ CV
  Admission Test Score – GMAT, GRE or GAT (General) by NTS (HEC approved testing service) if available. If not, then the planned test date for GMAT, GRE, GAT (General) by NTS should be mentioned in the form.
  Copy of Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) or copy of valid Passport
  Previous or current employment/ Internship certificates.
  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)
  Two Letters of Recommendations (optional) – One preferred from professional colleague (for applicants with professional work experience), one from an academic colleague is acceptable. Applicants with no work experience can arrange recommendations from academic acquaintances/ faculty members.

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.
It provides you with an opportunity to have your questions answered by our admission representatives as well as benefit from the queries raised by other candidates.
The presentation part of the session lasts for about 30 to 45 minutes followed by Q&A. Open House and Information Sessions are conducted on regular basis.
To register for the upcoming Open House/Information Session, please click here.

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National Stadium Road,
Opp Liaquat National Hospital,
Karachi – 74800, Pakistan.
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