School of Business and Professional Development | SBPD |

Overview

In today’s competitive and ever-changing environment, skill-based business education is the need of the hour, where corporations, government and non-governmental organizations and entrepreneurs face unprecedented challenges that require deep analytical and profound managerial approach that can tackle those challenges. At the School of Business, Entrepreneurship and Professional Development (SBEPD), we impart skills to empower you with out-of-the-box thinking through problem-based learning that is driven by the development of skills of 21st century.

Our business management degree will help you to gain in depth knowledge, exposure and understanding of the core elements of management and entrepreneurship. It is also the first step into the world of business if you have no prior experience. It provides industry insights, such as market trends and industry reports, which can prove to be invaluable in your career and you will be encouraged to apply academic theory to real life business situations that will help you kick start your career once you graduate. We strongly believe that during your academic association with the PAF-IAST, you will have ample opportunities to progress at the campus, and test launch your innovative business ideas.

Bachelor Programs

The SBPD is currently offering the following undergraduate programs:

Business Administration

Accounting & Finance

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Business Analytics

Commerce

Master Programs

Our upcoming Master Programs are:

Master of Business Administration

Executive Master of Business Administration

Executive Master of Science in Management Sciences

Executive Master of Science in Engineering Management

Executive Master of Science in Governance and Public Policy

Executive Master of Science in Business Analytics and Data Science

Why Study at PAF IAST?

Location and Ambience

PAF IAST is nestled in natural mountains that flank its campus from all sides, offering one even the ravishing view of snow-capped peaks of Nathiagali and natural winding trails. To its north-west is Tarbela Lake, a journey of only a few kilometers from the campus. Set in the middle of the campus is a natural lake, fed by the springs of surrounding mountains. The campus is just a 3-kilometer drive from the Hazara Motorway. The ideal setting equally conducive to academic activity and aesthetic sensibilities of the human eye is a serene island of its own kind, far from the chaos, congestion, and cacophony of metropolitan culture. The major cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila, and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Technology Advancement and Foreign Partnership

This institute is an emerging center of excellences, with its own technology park. All faculty members hold PhD degrees in appropriate disciplines. By virtue of its wide array of facilities and the facilitation for its students to learn and benefit both from classroom teaching and faculty trained at premier Austrian universities/institutions, the institution is ideally cut out for imparting state-of–the-art engineering and allied education in Pakistan. The institute enjoys close linkages with top ranking universities in Austria and China. We have already concluded with them formal agreements regarding student and faculty exchange programs, provision of dual degrees in certain areas, and the training support from foreign faculty. cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Academia-Industry Relationship

There is a strong synergetic relationship between academia and industry which paves the way for job opportunities for students even in the midst of their studies. PAF IAST will serve as a welcome platform for the industry to share their requirements for a skilled workforce. This will enable the institute to incorporate their valuable inputs in practical vocational training and expose the students to industrial perspectives

On-Spot Industry Internship

It will be a mandatory requirement for every student to do an internship every semester in an appropriate industry. This will garner them practical experience related to their respective degree programs. To crown it all, Technology Park will afford them rare opportunities to apply themselves innovatively and become promising entrepreneurs.

Need and Merit-based Scholarships

Different types of local and foreign scholarship opportunities are available on need and merit base.

Faculty Member

Dr. Bilal Mirza

Professor of Practice & HoD

Ph.D. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Muhammad Nauman Habib

Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Management

Admissions

PAF-IAST promotes equal opportunities and welcomes students from all backgrounds, irrespective of their creed, color, gender, ethnicity, and their social and financial status. Female students are encouraged to join any program of their choice and realize their dreams.