The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) named IBA Karachi’s Women Entrepreneurship Program the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program. USASBE is internationally recognized as the premier association for entrepreneurship education and has ranked entrepreneurial programs since 1990.
Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director AMAN CED received the award on behalf of IBA at the ceremony held on 21st January 2017 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program Award is given to a college or university that has developed and currently still offers a high quality and innovative program, the purpose of which is to educate and train future generations of entrepreneurs in a niche or specialty area. This award is given each year for an exemplary program that reflects innovation, quality, comprehensiveness, sustainability, depth of support, and impact. IBA Karachi representing Pakistan was competing with international universities in the quest for this award. The other two finalists were WIN Lab, Babson College and Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University. After a tough competition, by the Grace of Allah the laurel has been awarded to IBA Karachi. This is the first time in the history of USASBE awards that a university outside USA has won this particular award.
IBA AMAN CED takes this opportunity to thanks Almighty Allah, our patrons Dr. Farrukh Iqbal and Dr Ishrat Husain who played instrumental role in the initial stages of this program. We would also take this opportunity to show gratitude to the World Bank Group for sponsoring the program and Enclude Solutions our partners in the program for their patronage. Moreover, this could not have been possible without the able leadership of our Program Director, Dr. Shahid Qureshi, IBA AMAN CED’s Team and the esteemed Faculty.