Certificate in Entrepreneurship Orientation


The IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development (IBA-CED), is collaborating with the Nestle Pakistan (the world’s leading nutrition, health and Wellness Company) to initiate an Entrepreneurship development program, exclusively for Pakistani entrepreneurs. An orientation session for the program was held at IBA Main Campus on 17th October, 2015.

A Nestle funded initiative, this program is developed with a special focus on enhancing the entrepreneurial and managerial skills of the participants.

The orientation ceremony was inaugurated by Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director, CED, who introduced the CED Faculty members also graced the ceremony with their presence including Mr Jami Moiz, Asif Jaffer, Imran Khan and Najam Anjum And the CED team to the participants. The euphoric prospects joined the program from various areas of Pakistan, from Karachi to Mardan, Hyderabad, Tandojam Jamshoro, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Ghotki , Bahwalpur & Mardan .

Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Dean & Director IBA, Karachi also addressed the participants. He told that IBA-CED has been successfully doing the certificate programs of entrepreneurship since 2012. This time we are doing it in collaboration with Nestle Pakistan. Dr. Hussain emphasized the importance of the personality traits necessary for an entrepreneur. He further told that only 15% to 20% of people are willing to take risks to start-up their own ventures therefore 80% to 85% people are risk averse. The willingness to come out of comfort-zone is the pre-requisite of entrepreneurship. Those who want routine tasks and stable stream of income are advised to opt for a job and not for entrepreneurship although the benefits of entrepreneurship if realized, are way higher than a job.


Dr. Hussain further said that IBA stamp will not ensure success but IBA would provide you some tools which will be helpful in making your venture successful. He also emphasized the importance of working in teams rather than silos.

Ms. Madiha Javed, Manager Corporate affairs representing Nestle also spoke about the scope and need of entrepreneurship in Pakistan and Nestle’s commitment to contribute its part. In the end Dr. Shahid Qureshi thanked Nestle Pakistan and Dr. Ishrat Hussain.

The duration of this weekend certificate course in Entrepreneurship is four months, by the end of which all the participants will be expected to start up with their own business ventures.

The entire CED team ensures the participants all the mentoring support they would need in setting up their ventures and wishes them best of luck for their future endeavors.