Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP)

IBA CED STEP program is an initiative of the Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi to promote entrepreneurial characteristics and develop an entrepreneurial mindset in Pakistan. The program is especially designed for students and experienced professionals having Science, Technology and Engineering backgrounds to create their own venture by utilizing their technical skills. IBA CED STEP aims to play a significant role in promoting a culture of entrepreneurship on personal as well as on national level.

Different modules of entrepreneurship and management are taught by seasoned IBA faculty and the study is reinforced by the guest speaker sessions, alumni success stories, ideas sharing and networking. Moreover, faculty members from different engineering and science universities are also invited as guest faculty to provide diversified learning opportunities to the participants.

The program is planned in such a way that classes take place on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 PM to 8 PM so that students and industry professionals could manage the classes with their respective studies and jobs. The pedagogy is unique and a mix of traditional, experiential and hands on exercises to develop required entrepreneurial skills in prospective course participants.

Program Highlights

  • 3 Months weekend certificate course in science and technology entrepreneurship
  • Class Timings are Friday and Saturday 5 pm to 8 pm
  • During the course participants are familiarized with tools and techniques from subjects such as Entrepreneurial mindset, Technology Entrepreneurship, Business Modelling, Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Sales & Marketing, Entrepreneurial Accounting & Finance, Statistics, Legal aspects of entrepreneurship and Growth strategy for entrepreneurship
  • Multiple learning modes are used including class lectures, case studies, group discussions, guest speaker sessions, reading assignments, team building exercises, interactive activities, simulations and games
  • Assessment through quizzes, assignments and final exam
  • Every student has to launch a new venture to graduate irrespective of success or failure
  • A chance for participants to get an incubation space in IBA CED incubation center
  • Various modules on value building are carried out through four stage strategy process i) Explore, ii) Pursue and refine, iii) Launch and iv) Grow

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current students and graduates of Engineering, Science and Technology Universities/Institutes
  • Professionals having Science, Engineering and Technology backgrounds
  • Candidates need to have a business idea to start their own business

Selection Procedure

  • Submission of online registration form
  • Interviews of shorted listed candidates will be conducted by IBA STEP management team
  • Selected candidates will be informed through email and Phone

Fee Structure

  • PKR 15,000 for Students
  • PKR 25,000 for Professionals
  • Fee can be deposited through online or cash in any branch of UBL as per following details
  • Account Title: IBA, Karachi
  • Account Number: 1146-00300025

Submission of Documents

On interview day shortlisted candidates are required to bring the documents as per below details:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 copies of C.N.I.C
  • 4 photographs
  • Photocopy of latest educational transcript
  • All documents must be enclosed in file cove, incomplete file will not be considered

Contact Details
Mohammad Talha
Email: mtalha@iba.edu.pk
AMAN CED Building room 118 IBA main campus University road Karachi
Tel: 021-38104700 (Ext. 2704)
Website: ced.iba.edu.pk/step

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