Entrepreneurship Development Program

Entrepreneurship Development Program is a special program designed by IBA-CED in collaboration with Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) for promotion of agricultural entrepreneurship in Sindh. This diploma program has been developed with special focus on development of analytical and management skills of the students. Class room training will be done under the supervision of the IBA faculty, with a rigorous schedule for accomplishment of the goals. [ More ]

Program Highlights

  • 6-month Diploma Programme with 4 months of classroom training and 2 months field training.
  • Training course will consist of management marketing, accounting, finance, computing, and modern agrarian practices.
  • Two batches will be trained over a period of a year.
  • This is a fully funded program by the Government of Sindh
  • Free lodging and food will be provided in IBA hostels on need basis within available budget.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates aged 20 to 45 with at least a Bachelor's degree are eligible to apply.
  • An entry test and interview will be conducted by IBA Karachi
  • Domicile-holders of Sindh are eligible to apply

IBA-CED turns out as finalists in USASBE (United States Association for small business and entrepreneurship)

One of the great achievements of the EDP program is reflected in the fact that the program is elected as a finalist in the USASBE Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards for the category of Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship programs abroad. This not only speaks of the dedication with which CED faculty and team worked on the project, but also the fact that the methodology and pedagogy of this Diploma program is above par international standards. Credit for success goes to the program Director Dr Shahid Qureshi, who introduced the best teaching modules and practical applications in the field of the program to make it the most successful one in CED. The final round of the competition will be held in USA
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in January 2014 and Dr. Shahid Qureshi will be proceeding to present the paper. We hope and pray that IBA-CED wins the competition which will not only promote IBA as a leading institute in Entrepreneurship but also promote the image of Pakistan as well.

Dr. Shahid Qureshi's Keynote Speech

Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN) Karachi, Second Annual Conference 2013, “Building Bridges through Networking” was successfully held at the KSBL Campus on 21st December, 2013. Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director IBA-CED, on the invitation of Sindh Enterprise Development Fund (SBoI), delivered the key note address on “Entrepreneurship in Practice” based on the experience at IBA-CED. He also gave a presentation on Agri-Based Entrepreneurship Development Program of IBA-CED, in the Agri-preneurship session during the conference. In which EDP program was presented as a success story, by exemplifying Aftab Hussain, student of EDP batch II who have successfully launched Grinded Red Chilli business within a span of 4 months.


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