KSBL welcomed the Inaugural MBA Class at a prestigious Orientation Ceremony organized at our newly commissioned campus. The event was attended by the incoming MBA students, their parents and the KSBL Board of Directors. The first batch of students consists of enterprising young individuals representing the next generation of aspiring, confident and skilled leaders.
Dr. Shaukat A. Brah, Dean KSBL, while welcoming the students said, “Merit and Merit alone is the criterion for all activity at KSBL”. He also mentioned, “Rigour, Relevance, Reward and Recognition are the hallmarks of top business schools in the world and the same will be applicable at KSBL”.
Dr. Rizwan Sheikh, Associate Dean MBA, in his presentation said “KSBL has a Need Blind admissions policy and majority of students have benefited from financial assistance based on their individual requirements”. Congratulating the students he said, “Our students hail from diverse geographical and educational backgrounds, and receiving world-class education at KSBL will groom them into a new generation of business leaders who would possess entrepreneurial energy, ethical leadership and innovative thinking”. He also underlined the fact that KSBL has an excellent Student: Teacher ratio of 4:1.
The first day of KSBL’s Orientation Programme included the welcome address by the Dean and the Associate Dean MBA followed by introduction of the faculty and the KSBL team. The students and parents also had a tour of the newly built facility. This was followed by a session for the students on Values and Ethics by Dr. Zeeshan Ahmed, Associate Professor at KSBL.
Mr. Hussain Dawood, Chairman KSBL, spoke to the inaugural MBA class in an exclusive session. In response to a question from a student, he shared his view about happiness which he found to be a result of being as consistent in life as possible. He mentioned that this consistency came from adopting a mechanism whose foundation was grounded in ethics and integrity. Towards the end of the session he reiterated that the KSBL MBA would be a transformational experience for the students.
Ms. Mehreen R. Hussain, Associate Dean Executive Education, gave an overview of KSBL’s Exec Ed programme which started in 2010. Since then, a number of senior and middle management executives have benefited from these programmes taught by world-renowned faculty including Cambridge.
KSBL was established because its Board of Directors believed that in order to progress as a nation, Pakistan needs intelligent and socially responsible leaders, equipped with cutting-edge management skills, who could work in diverse areas and develop creative solutions to resolve challenges, by utilizing available resources to make Pakistan a progressive and successful nation.
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