Faculty Profile

Dr. Irum Saba

Assistant Professor

  • PhD (Islamic Finance),, INCEIF, Malaysia - IN PROGRESS
  • MCom (Finance), Islamia University, Bahalwalpur - 2004
  • BA (Education), Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad - 2003
  • BA (Economics and English), Islamia University of Bahawalpur - 2001
Area of Specialization: (Finance)
Professional Activities:
On-board Status: Available

Work Experience:

  • - Program Director MS-IBF, Assistant Professor Eco. & Fin., Coordinator (Research & Academics), at Institute of Business Administration, Karachi (Nov-2016 to PRESENT)
  • - Assistant Professor Eco. & Fin., Coordinator (Research & Academics) at Institute of Business Administration, Karachi (Feb-2016 to Oct-2016)
  • - Attachment at Standard Chartered Saadiq Berhad (SCSB) (Jul-2010 to Dec-2010)
  • - Deputy Director, Islamic Banking Department at State Bank of Pakistan (Mar-2008 to Jan-2016)
  • - Junior Executive (Insurance) at Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (Jan-2006 to Mar-2008)
  • - Lecturer (Finance and Management) at Bahaduudin Zakariya University (Jan-2005 to Dec-2005)

Honors & Awards:
  • - Promising Researcher Award 2016, LUMS Islamic Finance Banking & Business Ethics Global Conference 26-27-3-2016
  • - Best Research Award 3rd Prize, IBA CEIF World Islamic Finance Forum 2016
  • - Competent Communicator and Leader certificate, Toastmasters Intl.
  • - Scholarship for Master and PhD, Central Bank Malaysi
  • - The President Award, INCEIF, Malaysia
  • - First position, Islamic Banking Certificate course, State Bank of Pak
  • - Gold Medal (Master in Commerce), President



Research Interest

List to come

  1. Dr. Irum Saba "Impact of Political Connections and Shariah compliance on firmsí profitability a case study of Malaysia", Global Forum on Islamic Finance: Value Creation and Impact: Proceedings, , Lahore, Pakistan
  2. Ahcene Lahsasna, Dr. Irum Saba "Shariah Governance in the Islamic Financial Institution: Issues and Challenges", 5th International Conference on Business and Economic Research Proceedings, , Kuching, Malaysia
  3. Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Dr. Irum Saba, Dr. Nihat Gumus, Dr. Alaa Alaabed, Mohamed Isa "Responsible Investment: New Thinking for Financing Renewable Energy", Renewable Energy-Case study of Pakistan, Oct 09, 2017
  4. Muhammad Ayub, Omar Mustafa Ansari, Dr. Irum Saba, Farhan Noor "Sub Editor & Secretory", Journal of Islamic Finance Accountancy (JOIFA) by AAOIFI, Oct 09, 2017
  5. Dr. Irum Saba "CPEC and Islamic Finance: Growth, Opportunities and Challenges", Global Islamic Finance Country Report 2017, Sep 09, 2017, United Kingdom
  6. Dr. Irum Saba, Hafiz Muhammad Waqas Ashraf Ashraf, Rehana Kouser "Impact of Basel III Framework on Financial Distress:A Case Study of Pakistan", Journal of Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, Jun 30, 2017
  7. Syed Aun R. Rizvi, Dr. Irum Saba "Developments in Islamic Finance: Challenges and Initiatives", Series Title: Palgrave CIBFR Studies in Islamic Finance, May 09, 2017
  8. Dr. Irum Saba "Islamic Finance-Local and Global Status", In: Developments in Islamic Finance-Challenges and Initiative. Syed Aun R. Rizvi Irum Saba (Eds), May 09, 2017
  9. Rehana Kouser, Dr. Irum Saba, Farah Anjum "Impact of Asymmetric Information on the Investment Sensitivity to Stock Price and the Stock Price Sensitivity to Investment", Journal of Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, Jun 30, 2016, Pakistan
  10. Muhammad Suhail Rizwan, Zeeshan Mahmood, Rehana Kouser, Dr. Irum Saba "Impact of Short Selling on Volatility of Individual Stocks and Aggregate Market: Empirical Evidence from China", Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences (PJSS), Jun 01, 2016, Pakistan
  11. Zeeshan Mahmood, Rehana Kouser, Syed Shafqat Abbas, Dr. Irum Saba "The Effect of Hueristics, Prospect and Herding Factors on Investment Performance", Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences (PJSS), Jun 01, 2016, Multan, Pakistan