Skills & Personal Effectiveness
SKILLS is a customized modular course for IBA students that has been thoughtfully formulated to broaden the learning horizons featuring self-analysis/assessment, skills development, coaching & mentoring, simulations, practical learning, and much more.
SKILLS is now entering to train the third cohort of students at IBA and we are glad to witness the transformation it has been going through for the past few years. In 2014, the Personal Effectiveness course was split into two parts for the BBA students: 'SKILLS' training module in fifth and sixth semester followed by 'Personal Effectiveness & Grooming' program in seventh semester.
Keeping in view the importance of honing these integral skills in our accountancy students, the 'SKILLS' training module was included in the BS-Accounting & Finance (BSAF) curriculum as a mandatory graded course by the Faculty of Accounting & Finance. Since then, this program is being executed for the BBA-5 and BSAF-5 students each year. IBA has partnered with one of the most reputable organizations in the field of training & youth development – the School of Leadership (SoL); to roll out its 'SKILLS' module and it is our firm believe that this program will inspire you to bring out both the personal & professional best in you, as it has done to our students in the last couple of years.
This program is intended to prepare students for the corporate and entrepreneurial market as well as develop skills that will make them effective in their personal and management roles. The curriculum responds to the changing needs of the market whereby, employers and the industry, are demanding graduates who are not just empowered with academic knowledge but also come equipped with a specific skill set. This skill set requires effective leadership and its performance depends on a blend of appropriate skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors coupled with relevant experience. The 'SKILLS' training module will help you gain some core skills to become more effective leaders in particular and life in general.
Course Pre-requisites and Requirements
All BBA and BS-Accounting & Finance (BSAF) students enrolled as fourth or fifth semester students in Fall semester each year are required to take this 'SKILLS' module.
'SKILLS' is a graded course for all the BS-Accounting & Finance (BSAF) students and will impact on their overall CGPA, whereas for BBA students, this is a mandatory graduation requirement and a pre-requisite to enroll for 'Personal Effectiveness & Grooming' Program in seventh semester. Please note that as per the curriculum, students of BBA and BSAF programs will not be able to have their degrees before passing out this course.
Program Offerings/Training Modules
A day long Assessment Camp at an external setting;
- Mandatory Training Module for each student: Ethics & Professionalism;
- Elective Training Modules (2 modules have to be taken by each student as per the assessment outcome): Communication Skills, Creativity & Decision Making, Leadership Skills, Presentation Skills, Personal Management Skills
- Seminar Series (2 seminars will be organized altogether)
- Assessment/Feedback Center after the completion of all the training sessions.
Duration of the Course
Phase I: Ethics & Professionalism (Mandatory) + Stretch Day Assessment
- Elected Module 1
- Elected Module 2
Each skill or module will be attributed a total of six hours of training. The training sessions will then be divided into three (3) sessions with a duration of two (2) hours each, with no more than forty students in each session to maximize audience engagement and the effect of an activity-driven and participative approach. The sessions will be held every Friday and Saturday at the IBA City Campus. Students will be divided into batches, corresponding to a particular time slot and trainer. Students receive an email/notification from CDC for their class schedule and the batch with which they have to attend their sessions along with the trainer's details; soon after the orientation. In case, there are students who have taken regular course(s) on these days i.e. Friday/Saturday, are taken into consideration while scheduling their 'SKILLS' classes/sessions.
Orientation and kick off session of 'SKILLS' module is planned to be held on Saturday, 27th August 2016 at the IBA City Campus – JS Auditorium.
Official Facebook Group
For swift communication and coordination, we have formulated an official Facebook group for the course. Search SKILLS-Cohort 3 or https://www.facebook.com/groups/1613296485629656/ and join the group. Your membership request will be accepted after the confirmation/verification process, so will appreciate your patience.
Following individuals/departments/institutions are associated in managing this entire course, each having separate roles and responsibilities:
IBA Course Coordinator, Ms. Nadia Saeed:
- Point of contact for any academic support and facilitation during the course;
- Internal Monitoring & Evaluation of the course.
- Contact at email@example.com
School of Leadership (SoL), Partnered Institution for course roll out:
- Course & Content Development;
- Training and teaching;
- Assessment and grading;
- Keeping track of attendance and on-going performance;
- Devising and executing activities, events, sessions, seminar and programs.
IBA Career Development Centre (CDC):
- Class/Sessions scheduling;
- Student Coordination & Communication;
- Administrative and logistical support.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
IBA Program Offices (PO):
- Enrollment of the course;
-Tuition fee & other financial matters.
-Contact: Main Campus students - Muhammad Akmal Khan / City Campus students - Syed Ghulam Mustafa
If you have any further queries related to the course, please contact the relevant individuals/departments/institutions mentioned above as per the nature of your queries.
1. How do I get myself enrolled for the course?
For all enrolment related queries, you have to visit your respective program office. Contact the PO at your earliest to get yourself enrolled on the ERP so that there is a formal record of your performance in the course.
2. Who is eligible to take the course?
All BBA and BSAF students enrolled as fourth or fifth semester students in Fall-2016 are required to take the SKILLS module.
3. Is the course graded?
SKILLS is a graded course for all the BSAF students and will impact their CGPA. For BBA students, the course is not graded; however, it is a mandatory graduation requirement and a pre-requisite to enroll for "Personal effectiveness and grooming Program" in the seventh semester.
4. How many classes would there be per week?
This depends on the batches assigned to each students. All students are divided into batches of 40. For further clearance, refer to the timetable uploaded on the Facebook group of SKILLS.
5. Is PE/SKILLS mandatory for BBA entrepreneurship students?
No, SKILLS is not a mandatory curriculum requirement for BBA entrepreneurship students.
6. How many sessions/activities do I have to attend throughout this course? How many absences are allowed?
The course has four components:
i. Ethics and Professionalism module – mandatory module, no absences allowed.
ii. Stretch/Boot camp – mandatory to attend, no absences allowed.
iii. Two elective training modules – 3 classes per module with one absence allowed in each module.
iv. Assessment Day – Mandatory for all, no absence allowed.
7. What are the electives offered after ethics and professionalism module?
Following are the electives offered: Communication Skills, Creativity and Decision Making, Leadership Skills, Presentation Skills, and Personal Management. Each student has to attend any two of these based on his self-evaluation during the Stretch Day.
8. What is the duration of the course in totality / how are the different components spilt into two semesters?
SKILLS is a one-year comprehensive training module which is offered in Fall semester of each academic year and concludes by the following Spring semester. Assessment camp and Ethics & professionalism module will most likely be held in Fall-2016, whereas the Elective modules will be scheduled in Spring 2017.