Orientation Ceremony of Postgraduate Diploma Programs 2020
The orientation ceremony of Postgraduate Diploma Programs was held at the Center for Executive Education (CEE), IBA City Campus on 4th January 2020. The entire team CEE was present to extend a warm welcome to all successful candidates. PGD is marked as CEE's Flagship Program, offered in four fields, Supply Chain Management, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, and Project Management.
Each PGD spreads over a span of 1 year, which includes 3 semesters, 4 courses per semester with 36 credit hours, a live project and practicum. The curriculum was designed based on several years of research through various stakeholder surveys and focus groups. Each program is focused towards its area and includes the practical activities, real life learning, simulations, guest speaker sessions, LMS & web conference from the leading academic institution for executive education, industry trips and action learning projects while encouraging critical thinking and practical application of knowledge.
A total of 54 candidates were present after successfully passing the entry test and interviews. Other attendees included the entire CEE team, PGD Academic Directors, IBA faculty and staff members. The ceremony commenced with a welcome speech and brief intro about each course. Afterwards, Program Directors were welcomed to share an overview of their respective courses.
Dr. Rameez Khalid, Academic Director of PGD SCM, then congratulated the students in his welcome address and briefly talked about various aspects of the institute, mentioning that they are now officially part of the country's leading institute. He expressed his pleasure at the overwhelming response from the student body. While addressing the freshmen, he mentioned: "The IBA-advantage will develop you into life-long learners by providing an environment which is full of rigor and relevance. This will prepare you in dealing with existing and future challenges by developing your supply chain acumen, leadership skill, professional ethics and social sense". Other Academic Directors, Engr. Syed Irfan Nabi, Dr. Farah Ahmed and Ma'am Nyla Ansari also wished all the participants luck in their endeavors. The program ended with an official lunch organized by CEE.