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Redefining Leadership… one student at a time

A KSBL MBA will develop your leadership potential and equip you with the knowledge and skills required to lead in both Pakistan and the world. The KSBL MBA journey will be a transformative academic experience, expanding your intellect and ability beyond your expectations. You will learn from some of the world’s most accomplished faculty members as they deliver a leading edge curriculum, challenging you in the classroom and tasking you to apply and deliver real-time solutions in the real world.

Our top MBA experience provides you with a global understanding of world markets while tying in local relevance. Tailored to the region through targeted course content, KSBL’s MBA program ensures that you will be able to apply what you learn at both a global and regional level.

Your classmates, the future business leaders of South Asia and the world, will be amongst the most accomplished, intelligent, and motivated students in Pakistan. You will build lifelong professional and personal relationships with your classmates during the demanding 21 months of the program.

Program Overview

The KSBL MBA is a full-time 21 month program consisting of eight, seven-week terms. There is one intake per year and the program commences in August with a compulsory three-week Foundations term. Students are expected to participate in a six to eight week internship in summer after one year of studies.

KSBL’s MBA academic experience is conducted in a cohort group of approximately 65 students, with all classes shared. Throughout your two years, you will be divided into study group teams and will be working together with your cohort and study group classmates on assignments, cases and projects.

Dr. Athar Siddiqui

Dr. Muhammad Athar Siddiqui is an Associate Professor in the Management area at the KSBL. Prior to joining KSBL, Dr. Siddiqui served as a faculty for three years at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Dr. Siddiqui graduated with a PhD in Human Resource Management from University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK) in 2010. He also has a MS and MBA from SZABIST (Karachi) with distinctions and university gold medals.

Dr. Siddiqui has over 10 years of international teaching experience at universities in Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. He has also been involved in consulting and executive developments programs with organizations such as Beaconhouse School System, Fatima Fertilizers, K-Electric, Novartis, Pakistan Naval Shipping Corporation, PARCO, Sharif Group, Sindh Education Foundation and United Energy Pakistan. He is an expert executive facilitator in the areas of business communication, HR interventions, leadership and team building. Dr. Siddiqui is known for his multi-pedagogical and experiential approaches for student engagement.

In terms of research, Dr. Siddiqui has published in the area of Critical Human Resource Development and Informational and Functional Export Barriers in the Emerging Markets. Dr. Siddiqui’s research has been presented at the British Academy of Management, Global Academic Network and University Forum of HRD Europe conferences. His research interests focus on workplace learning, management education, and critical perspectives in employment relationships.

Dr. Siddiqui cares for social change and enjoys interacting with youngsters. A bit of deliberate opposition to arguments and friendly banter keeps him intellectually charged.

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