Employability

Graduates from our BS SSLA program are employed in many different sectors, including media, education, social sector and corporate organizations. In addition, a large number of our graduates have proceeded to Masters and PhD programs either immediately or after a gap of 1-2 years. They have an excellent track record of admissions in some of the best universities around the world and in securing competitive funding awards such as the Fulbright fellowships.

Below is a selected list of universities where IBA's BS SSLA alumni are enrolled in graduate programs:

  • Princeton University
  • Columbia University
  • The University of Chicago
  • Oxford University
  • SOAS, University of London
  • The University of Sheffield
  • The University of Iowa
  • The University of Washington

Aggregate Employment Statistics for BS-SSLA Graduates in 2018*

Employed 84%
Unemployed 16%

Employment Statistics by Industry*

  Percentage of Total BS-SSLA Graduates Employed Number of Graduates Employed Average Salary (PKR)
Advertising and Media 19% 10 50,780
Audit Firms 2% 1 30,000
Banking 4% 2 39,955
Consultancy 2% 1 65,000
E-Commerce 2% 1 50,000
Education 33% 18 46,667
Food and Beverages 4% 2 55,000
Health Research and Development 2% 1 45,000
Information Technology 4% 2 45,000
Oil, Gas and Energy 2% 1 59,000
Sales, Distribution and Logistics 4% 2 60,000
Social Sector/Non-Profits 19% 10 45,000
Textile 2% 1 50,000
Tobacco Manufacturing 2% 1 120,000
Others 2% 1 -

*Figures are based on a survey conducted by the IBA Career Development Center in November 2018.