PhD Economics Program

Full Time

PhD Economics Program

Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi
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    1st year fees
  • 48
  • Campus
  • PhD
  • 4 years


PhD Economics program is designed to provide a solid background in theory, quantitative methods, and applications appropriate to the needs of economists involved in policy planning, analysis, and forecasting of public and private sectors. The curriculum of this program has been designed to meet the international standards. We hope the students will find the program to be intellectually challenging and personally rewarding. PhD (Economics) emphasises on applied economics, and caters to the growing market for economic analysts. Graduates from this program will be able to teach and conduct quality research in the fields of their interest, and will be prepared for careers in universities, research organizations, business enterprises, government organizations, and international organizations.

Admission Requirements

MS / M.Phil. or equivalent degree in Economics or related discipline from HEC recognized universities/institute with minimum 3 out of 4 CGPA or 60% marks in the last degree. All equivalency claims shall be evaluated by HEC. Experience is not mandatory for admission to the PhD program. IBA allows those candidates to apply for admission whose final results have not been announced. The admission may be conditional pending submission of the required results before the date of commencement of classes.

Admission criteria

Admissions to all programs at the IBA are granted on merit, and there are no reserved seats for any category. The criterion for admission is:
IBA will offer three options for admission in economics department:

  1. a. International GRE (60% marks required for eligibility)
  2. b. HEC organized GAT/NTS test (60% marks required for eligibility)
  3. c. IBA’s own conducted test (60% marks required for eligibility. All those admitted with IBA test they have to clear their international GRE or HEC PhD admission test within one year of their stay at   IBA)

The candidates who pass the admission test qualify for the interview. Candidates are required to submit a short research proposal at the time of interview as well along with two recommendation letters.

Courses Units

You need to complete 48 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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