School of Economics and Social Sciences

About Us

The School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS) is an amalgamation of two academic departments and two research centers. The two academic departments are the Department of Economics and the Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts (SSLA), and the two research centers include the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and Population Research Center (PRC).

The SESS has a faculty comprising of seasoned academics, out of which 37 faculty members have PhDs. The Economics department’s faculty employs diverse teaching and research methods in their scholarly work and is highly specialized in the fields of Development Economics, Applied Economics, Macroeconomics, Trade, Industrial Organisation, and Labor Economics. The Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts prepares students in a wide range of academic disciplines including Philosophy, History, Literature, Political Science, Urban Studies, Media Studies, Anthropology, and Journalism.

The CBER at SESS presents an opportunity to faculty and researchers at IBA to develop creative solutions and provide policy recommendations for pressing global issues. Through CBER’s projects and high international engagement, faculty and students from academic departments conduct research to stay up to date on innovative techniques and recent developments in their respective disciplines. read more...

Dr. Asma Hyder

Asma Hyder

Dean, School of Economics and Social Sciences

Welcome to the SESS!

The School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS) offers the students an academic exploration in disciplines of economics, social sciences, and humanities. These disciplines provide a strong foundation for higher studies and for integration in the contemporary world. We prepare our students for a wide range of career paths and acquaint them with different avenues of knowledge. Our pedagogical approaches align with modern universities, especially the courses in social sciences and humanities, which play a pivotal role in all programs across IBA

All faculty members at SESS are dedicated to knowledge creation and classroom teaching. The faculty and students work together on different economic, societal, and ecological issues in a conducive environment. The faculty-student community at the school is very vibrant, they provide support to government departments in policies and planning, while analyzing social and cultural issues, global activities and their impacts. read more...