Educationist: ‘Either go for revolution or evolution’

By Sumaira Jajja

“Education is never wasted and for Pakistan to prosper, education must be the topmost priority of the government,” says Dr Shaukat A. Brah.

His statement might strike one as sheer rhetoric but a glance at his credentials states otherwise. Hailing from Lahore with a PhD from University of Houston, Dr Brah is a Professor of Operations Management and Dean of Karachi School for Business & Leadership (KSBL). He was the former dean of the Suleman Dawood School of Continue reading

Strategising for Competitive Advantage

KSBL Executive Education Services is organizing a course on Strategising for Competitive Advantage from February 27-28 and March 1, 2013. The course will be led by Dr Kamal Munir and Dr Imran Ali. Dr. Kamal Munir is the Reader in Strategy & Policy, and Head of the Strategy & International Business Group at Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He completed his PhD at McGill University. His practical experience includes consultant/trainer for several organisations including the World Bank; the Department of Trade and Industry, UK; the Asian Development Bank, McKinsey & Co among others.  Continue reading

Financial Acumen for Non – Financial Executives

After successfully conducting its first executive education programme of 2013 on Successful Project Management, KSBL Executive Education Services is organising the second programme on Financial Acumen for Non Financial Executives from February 19-21, 2013. Dr. Zeeshan Ahmed- Associate Professor, KSBL- will lead the programme. Dr. Zeeshan has over ten years of diverse experience including training, research and consultancy experience. After completing his MBA from IBA Karachi, he worked as a management consultant with Ferguson Associates, an affiliate firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Continue reading

Successful Project Management

KSBL Executive Education Services is organising a programme on Successful Project Management from January 29-31, 2013. The programme will be led by Dr. Rizwan Amin Sheikh- Associate Dean, MBA Programme, KSBL. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. He completed his Ph.D at SKEMA Business School (France), MBA from Cleveland State University (USA) and B.Sc. from Ohio State University (USA). Dr. Sheikh has over 21 years of management consulting (Deloitte Consulting, USA), international program / project management, executive training, teaching, ERP implementations, supply chain management, and industry experience. Continue reading

Women & Workplace Communication – The Secrets to Success

Ms. Saira Ibrahim, Registrar and Head of Financial Aid Office at KSBL, was invited as a Guest Speaker at a Symposium on “Women in Workplace”, organized by the NED University of Engineering &Technology.  The purpose of the seminar was to highlight the facts onhow women tackle different issues in their professional life, whilst successfully achieving work-life balance. Continue reading

KSBL Welcomes the Inaugural MBA Class

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 programme began with a welcome address by Dr. Shaukat Brah, Dean KSBL, who emphasized on MERIT as the most important criterion for all activity at KSBL. He also underlined Continue reading

KSBL’s First Research Article Published

Dr. Nadeem Javaid, Assistant Professor, Karachi School for Business & Leadership (KSBL), along with Pier Paolo Saviotti, University Pierre Mendés & GREDEG-CNRS, France published a research article titled ‘Financial System and Technological Catching Up: An Empirical Analysis; Is there a recipe for Increasing the Export Variety of Nations?’ in The Journal of Evolutionary Economics. It is the first research journal publication from KSBL faculty. Journal of Evolutionary Economics is a well-reputed journal with 1.0 impact factor and Continue reading

KSBL: Leading Education

Dawood Ghaznavi, Acting Dean KSBL

Synergyzer: Tell us about KSBL.

Professor Dawood Ghaznavi: Around 2008, several well-known business and corporate leaders like Mr. Arif Habib, Mr. Muhammad Ali Tabba, Mr. Asad Umar etc. recognized that Karachi, the business and commercial hub of Pakistan, needed a world-class business school equipped with the necessary tools and standards of educational excellence for imparting integral skills and knowledge to Pakistani students Continue reading