The Centre for Business and Economic Research (CBER) is dedicated to stimulate research by faculty, students and staff at IBA. CBER has taken many initiatives since its inception including the establishment of a research grant, inauguration of the IBA Working Paper Series, initiation of seminar sessions (regular dissertation presentations by students and faculty), conferences, collaborations with education and Government Institutions. CBER aims to deliver opportunities for researchers to publish their work and later present it at national and international conferences. In short, CBER aims to breed and prosper research ideas at IBA.
That the future of business is technology should come as no surprise for us. We have seen an exponential rise in amalgamation of business and technology in recent years. The boundaries between IT and business strategy are blurring day by day – IT has become the backbone of any competitive strategy. Newer social applications are changing the very concepts of value creation and consumption. Mobile marketing, computational finance, virtual manufacturing, intelligent supply chains and virtual communities of practice are just some examples of this trend.
The AMAN-CED has opened new avenues of growth and economic development for the country where employment opportunities have miserably shrinked over the past five years. It has offered a practical alternative to boom the economic infrastructure and has given a new field of education to the youth who suffer with limited choice amongst business specializations being offered in Pakistan.
Moreover, the Center has been successful in creating a platform and think tank which will drive innovation and creativity in this part of the globe. It is capitalizing on the phenomenon that majority of the population in the country is of youth, and it aims to enable the youth and women with the power to establish their own enterprise, thus reviving the worsening unemployment situation and providing sustainability to the economic infrastructure.
The IBA's computing facilities are being continuously upgraded to keep them in sync with fast paced advances in computing technologies. IBA believes that a modern IT environment for students, faculty and administration is absolutely essential for providing quality education. To achieve this objective, the recently commissioned state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure will allow easy accessibility to students, faculty, administration, as well as parents and alumni, enabling them to interact with one another.
The IBA's Center for Information & Communication Technology (CICT) provides computing facilities to staff, faculty, and students. It also develops plans with objectives and actions that help achieve a highly competitive and technology-intensive environment for the Institute. Some of the services provided by center include E-mail and Internet Service, IT Help Desk, video conferencing, and lecture recording.