The IBA International Entrepreneurship Summer School (IESS)is a 19-day program designed to impart the taste of entrepreneurship from a South Asian perspective, while immersing in the cultural richness of Pakistan through workshops, lectures, cultural events, recreational activities, and countrywide travelling to the beautiful landscapes of the country.  IESS offers a unique opportunity to acquaint international students with experiential learningand enabling them to familiarize with the natural northern beauty of Pakistan through a Pakistan Tour.




  • International faculty , Experiential learning
  • 6ECTS (3 credit hours)
  • National and International guest speakers
  • Field Visits – exposure towards how Pakistan’s economy operates
  • Meeting successful entrepreneurs of Pakistan
  • Learning entrepreneurship from South Asian perspective



Besides gaining hands-on information through our academic sessions involved in the program, students will be able to uncover a lot through non-academic (field) activities such as: visits, tours, using various modes of transportation, from bus over plane to auto rickshaw, long-tail and speed boats.



The origins of the current Pakistani culture can be traced back to the Indus Valley civilization, which was contemporaneous with the ancient Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations, around 5500 years ago. This summer school is an excellent opportunity to gain first hand experience of this rich culture.



IESS is an event that will attract business and academic icons from different parts of the world. This is therefore a golden opportunity to utilize the presence of International faculty and Students to build your networks for future business and investment ..

IESS 2016 Faculty

  • Dr Shahid Qureshi
    Dr Shahid Qureshi
  • Dr.Manfred Akstinat
    Dr.Manfred Akstinat
  • Prof Dr. Josette Dijkhuizen
    Prof Dr. Josette Dijkhuizen
  • Peter Scott
    Peter Scott
  • Mr. Sanjeev Gathani
    Mr. Sanjeev Gathani

IESS 2017 Faculty

Faculty of IESS 2017 will be disclosed soon

Event schedule

Khewra Salt Mines (20th August):
Duration: 10-15 hours:
- Sightseeing
Naran Kaghan (15th August-18th August)
Duration: 4 days:
- Sightseeing.
Islamabad: (14th August & 19th August)
Duration: 2 days:
- Hiking/Trekking - Formal dinners - Visit to Rawal Lake - Sightseeing .
Lahore: (21st August-22nd August)
Duration: 2 days
- Sightseeing - Visits to Badhshahi Mosque, Lahore fort & Lal Qila
Karachi: (5th August-13th August)
Duration: 9 days:
- 3 credit hour course at IBA main campus - Guest speaker sessions, field trips & seminars - Formal dinners - BBQ - Sea View - Sightseeing - Sports activities

Fee Structure


3 credit hour course

Academic classes

Field trips


Guest speaker sessions

PKR 35,000


*In combination with Classes only

Stay for 10 nights in Karachi (Shared Accommodation)

Formal Dinners


Tour of the city

PKR 30,000


*In combination with Classes only

Accommodation throughout the tour

Domestic airfare


Either lunches or dinners

Tour of 5 Cities (Islamabad, Lahore, Abbottabad, Naran and Kaghan)

PKR 45,000

Foreigners are strongly recommended to opt for all three programs.

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