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Mr Hussain Dawood and a group of like-minded business leaders, with the objective of creating future leaders who can contribute to the rapid development of Pakistan into a successful and progressive state, established the Karachi School for Business & Leadership, in strategic collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.

KSBL has been set up to create transformational leaders and entrepreneurs and provide them with cutting-edge knowledge and skills, developed around the core values of ethics, integrity, merit and social responsibility. KSBL is a graduate management school that offers world class MBA and Executive Education programmes, to the many talented young men and women, and corporate executives in the country as well as international students.


To aspire to create meaningful and visible change in managerial, entrepreneurial and leadership capabilities of private, public and civil society organizations through high quality research, teaching and outreach.


-- To produce ethical and effective leaders who will make meaningful and visible contributions to the private, public and social sectors in Pakistan and the region;

-- To bring best practices from international management education in order to strengthen the business environment, achieve international competitiveness and attain outstanding levels of decision - making and productivity;

-- To enhance through research both conceptual and empirical knowledge of critical issues and their resolution in Pakistan and other emerging markets; and

To make a dynamic contribution to institutional innovation thereby accelerating the development of our economy and society.

-- Core Values

-- Act with Integrity

-- tand for Merit

-- Think Innovatively

-- Demonstrate Excellence


Mr Hussain Dawood


Dawood Hercules Corporation


Mr Mueen Afzal

Ex-Secretary General

Finance & Economic Affairs,

Government of Pakistan

Mr Atif R. Bokhari

President & CEO

United Bank Limited

Mr Aqeel Karim Dhedhi


Oil and Gas Investments Limited

Mr Arif Habib

Chairman & CEO

Arif Habib Corporation Limited

Mr Hasan Irfan Khan

Member Board of Trustees

Asifa-Irfan Foundation, a Irfan

Family Initiative

Dr Atta-ur-Rahman

Coordinator General


Mr Sarfaraz A. Rehman


The Dawood Foundation

Mr Munawar Alam Siddiqui


J.S. Investments Limited

Mr Muhammad Ali Tabba


Lucky Cement Limited

Syed Shabbar Zaidi


A.F. Ferguson & Company


Mr Atif Bajwa

President & CEO

Bank Alfalah Limited

Dr Asif A. Brohi


National Bank of Pakistan


Dr Shaukat A Brah

Ph.D University of Houston, USA

Dean and Professor, Operations


Dr Zeeshan Ahmad

Ph.D., Mississippi State University, USA

Associate Professor, Finance

Dr Imran Ali

Ph.D., Australian National University

Professor, Business Policy

Dr Asma Haider Baloch

Ph. D., NUST & Sussex University, UK

Post Doctorate, University of


Assistant Professor, Labour


Dr Jawaid A. Ghani

Ph.D., University of Penssylvania

Professor, Marketing

Mr Dawood Ghaznavi

MBA, Yale University, USA

M.S. Engineering Moscow Institute, USSR

Professor, Entrepreneurship & Social Development

Dr Nadeem Javaid

Ph.D., University of Nice Sophia

Antipolis, France

Asociate Dean Admin

Assistant Professor Financial


Dr Farzad Rafi Khan

Ph.D., McGill University, Canada

Associate Professor, Strategy & Organisation

Dr Ali Khalil Malik

Ph.D., Manchester Business School, UK

Associate Professor, Finance

Dr Rizwan Amin Sheikh

Ph.D., SKEMA Business School, France

Director MBA Programme

Professor of Practice, Information Technology

Dr Muhammad Athar Siddiqui

Ph.D., University of Strathclyde, UK

Assistant Professor, Organisational

Behaviour and HR Management


Mr Sami Farooq

Associate Professor, Operations


Center for Industrial Production

Alborg University - Denmark

Mr Javed Jabbar

Thought leader in the area of

Corporate Brand Building and Growth

Dr Saim Kashmiri

Assistant Professor, Marketing

University of Mississippi, USA

Dr Kamal Munir

Professor, Strategy & Policy

Cambridge University, UK

Dr Andy Neely

Professor, Operations Strategy &


Cambridge University, UK

Dr Milan Pagon

Professor, Management

Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

Dr Nelson Phillips

Chair in Strategy and Organisational


Imperial College Business School, UK

Mr Mark de Rond

Reader in Strategy and Organisation

Fellow of Darwin College

Dr Salman Shah

Former Advisor on Finance to Prime

Minister and Former Minister of

Finance, Government of Pakistan

Dr Philips Stiles

Co-Director, Centre for International

Human Resource Management

Cambridge University, UK

Dr Jonathan Trevor

Professor, Human Resource


Cambridge University, UK


-- Impact of Neuroscience on Leadership - Key-Note Address by Dr Milan Pagon, Professor of Management, Zayed University, UAE

-- Leadership Role in Driving Organisational Excellence - Presentation by Saad Amanullah Khan, CEO, Gillette Pakistan

Panel Discussion: Pakistani Perspectives on Leadership - Moderated by Dr Imran Ali, Professor Business Policy, KSBL

Dr Milan Pagon

Professor of Management, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE Adjunct Professor, University of Iowa, USA

Ph.D. Organisational

Behaviour, University of

Arkansas, USA

Professor Milan Pagon is a distinguished faculty in the area of Organisational Sciences. He is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Police Science and Management and member of the editorial boards of Stress and Health and NeuroLeadership journals. He is also the author and co-author of several on individual and group behaviour at the workplace. His papers have been published in a number of renowned international journals and reviews.

He was voted "Professor of the Year" at the Faculty of Organisational Sciences, University of Maribor for two consecutive years (2001, 2002).

For many years he worked at the University of Maribor, Slovenia as Dean of the Faculty of Organisational Sciences, Prior to his academic career, he was Assistant Director of the Personnel Agency of Slovenia and Human Resource Manager at a chemical company.


-- Lead Faculty of Executive Education Programme "Creating High Performance Teams" along with Dr Ather Siddiqui, Assistant Professor, KSBL

-- Key-Note Speaker at the KSBL Seminar: Global and Pakistani Perspectives on Leadership

-- Lead Faculty of Executive Education Programme "Managing People in Organisations"


Karachi Education Initiative (KEI) entered into a comprehensive Strategic Collaboration Agreement with the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, in April 2009, to establish KSBL. Cambridge has taken a lead partnership role in setting up of KSBL including faculty recruitment, faculty planning and development, curriculum design, incorporating the local business perspective and research development.


Open House Session on 20th April, 2013


The KSBL MBA is a full-time 21-month programme. There is one intake per year and the programme commences in August with a compulsory three-week Foundations Term. Students are expected to participate in a six to eight week internship after one year of studies. Admissions for Fall 2013 are now open.


The KSBL curriculum, designed in collaboration with Cambridge University's Judge Business School, prepares you to create and lead sustainable organizations in a complex and rapidly changing world. In addition to building a solid foundation in core business functions, the KSBL MBA substantively integrates ethics component into all classes, helping to shape global ethical leaders. The general management focus of the programme is supplemented with specific courses to guide and develop creative entrepreneurs as well as courses where students engage and consult with new or emerging ventures and NGO organizations.

CEO Mentorship Programme

In line with the mission to educate the next generation of "Transformational Leaders", KSBL initiated the CEO Mentorship Programme (CMP) and has pioneered the concept of uniting the top leaders of the corporate sector with the young aspiring "leaders in making" to foster knowledge sharing and development of critical thinking skills among its students.

The purpose of this programme is to give KSBL students the exclusive opportunity of being advised by renowned leaders in a non-classroom setting. CEOs who have achieved record successes in major Pakistani Corporations and Multinational Companies are acting as mentors to the KSBL young leaders-to-be. By discussing business-related topics, global issues and industry trends, students are gaining a fresh insight into the responsibilities of being business leaders and managers thus enabling them to be better equipped to deal with real-life business decisions in their future careers.

Career Service & Placement

KSBL Career Services and Placement team helps its students achieve top career success from the MBA Programme. Our relationships and reputation within the business community will help assure that MBA students are exposed to an extensive range of placement opportunities for internships at the time of graduation.

Career Fairs and Employer Events will bring together highly sought-after employers to meet and recruit KSBL graduates.


At KSBL, admission into the MBA programme is based solely on merit. KSBL believes in nurturing the talented youth of Pakistan. We have adopted a NEED-BLIND admissions policy. This means that every application for admission is evaluated only on the basis of academic merit and personal abilities, independent of the applicant's financial status and capability to pay. A student with minimum 16 years of education resulting in a Master's or Bachelor's degree or equivalent (equivalency certificate required) from an HEC recognised University/Institution is eligible to apply. Minimum two years of professional work experience is preferred but not compulsory and a Test Score of GMAT, GRE or GAT (General) forms an integral part of the application.

Students completing 16 years of education in Spring 2013 are also eligible to apply.

Financial Aid

Once admission is offered, the Financial Aid office at KSBL then reviews the applicant's financial status and structures a financial assistance package suitable to the applicant's requirements. The assistance may consist of scholarships, Interest Free Loans, Qarz-e-Hasna, Work Study Programme, amongst others.

"The commitment to maintain a need-blind admission policy is not just a slogan for KSBL; it is reality. Financial support offered by KSBL was more than my expectations. Thanks KSBL!"

Muhammad Ammar Saeed,

KSBL MBA, 2014

MBA Admissions:

www.ksbl.org UAN: (92 21) 111 11 KSBL (5725) PABX: (92 21) 34855382 Ext: 172, 174 Email: [email protected]


KSBL launched Executive Education programmes in strategic collaboration with Judge Business School (JBS), Cambridge University, in 2010. Since then, KSBL has conducted 17 programmes which have been very well received by Corporate Pakistan and have established KSBL as an upcoming premium provider for Executive Education in the country

Key Focus

Developing partnerships with orgnaisations, working with them to meet their current and future business goals, using the vehicle of learning and development for their executives.

Open-Enrolment and Customised Programmes

With its highly qualified permanent faculty, visiting foreign faculty from Cambridge and other renowned business schools, KSBL Executive Education is offering world-class, innovative and relevant Open-Enrolment and Customised programmes and Services for the corporate, family business, public and social sectors in Pakistan and in the region. The programme portfolio is developed based upon KSBL faculty expertise and feedback / suggestions from KSBL Executive Education Alumni and from the market in general.

KSBL - Executive Education Advantage

-- Highly qualified faculty for designing relevant learning experiences aligned to achieve client organisation's goals and objectives

-- Programmes with participants-centered methodologies to allow participants to learn and discover solutions under the able facilitation of Faculty.

-- Blend of relevance and rigour, international best practices and local perspectives while focusing on individual, functional and organizational growth and development

-- Acknowledgment of learning from the KSBL programme through the KSBL - Cambridge Certificate.

KSBL - Executive Education Alumni

To date, 160 delegates from 80 organisations from across sectors (Public, Private and Not-for-Profit), Industries (Energy, Food, Fertilisers, etc) from both multinational and local organistions have attended KSBL's open-enrolment programmes.

Some of the organisations that have participated in KSBL's programmes are:

-- Abbott Loboratories

-- Adamjee Insurance Company Ltd

-- Aga Khan University Hospital

-- AkzoNobel

-- Allied Bank Ltd.

-- EFU Life Assurance Ltd

-- Dawood Hercules Corporation

-- English Biscuit Manufacturers

-- Engro Corporation

-- Fatima Group of Companies

-- Fauji Fertilizer

-- GlaxoSmithKline

-- Habib Bank Ltd.

-- House of Habib

-- HSBC Middle East Pakistan

-- JS Bank

-- Linde Pakistan Ltd.

-- Lotte Pakistan PTA Ltd.

-- Meezan Bank Ltd.

-- Mansanto Pakistan Agritech

"The Combination of Global experience and Pakistani background for focusing on strategy was excellent. After attending the highly interactive programme, I applied many learning points at Meezan Bank."

Mr Irfan Siddiqui

President & CEO, Meezan Bank Limited.

(Exec. Ed. Programme "Strategising for Competitive Advantage")




Programme Name Date

High Impact Leadership taught by:

Dr Nelson Phillips, Chair in Strategy and

Organisational Behaviour,

Imperial College Business School, UK May 07-09, 2013

Dr Rizwan Amin Sheikh, Ph.D,

SKEMA Business School, France,

Director MBA Programme, Professor of

Practice, Information Technology, KSBL


Executive Education Services:

www.ksbl.org UAN: (92 21) 111 11 KSBL (5725) PABX: (9221) 34855382 Ext: 552, 557 Email: [email protected].

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