STAFF REPORT KHI: The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, has recently started three post-graduate diploma courses in Healthcare Management, Supply Chain Management, and Human Resource Management.

Commissioner Karachi Division Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui was the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony.

Designed to develop highly skilled practitioners with an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues; each PGD is spread over a span of 1 year, with 12 courses, a live project and practicum.

These courses will help bridge the competency gap in Pakistan and help enhance the professionalism of those involved in the industry. The curriculum design is based on several years of research through various stakeholder surveys and focus groups.

Each programme is devised to develop critical thinking among students and give them practical application of knowledge.In his address on the occasion, Dean and Director of IBA, Dr. Ishrat Husain, said, “In our strategic plan, we have identified 4 pillars for change management at IBA, academic excellence and quality, faculty development, IT and physical infrastructure, and community outreach.”

The Centre for Executive Education (CEE) and Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) are our arms for community outreach”.

Dr Ishrat also explained about CEEs mission to “enrich the knowledge base of the people already in the private/public sector, doing their own work and are professionals”.

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