Faculty Profile

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


isaba@iba.edu.pk
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Research Interest

List to come

  • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  • INTRO. TO BUSINESS FINANCE
  • ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE
  • ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE
  • REGULATION OF FINANCIAL MARKET
  1. 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, Irum Saba "Shariah Governance in the Islamic Financial Institution: Issues and Challenges", 5th International Conference on Business and Economic Research Proceedings, , Kuching, Malaysia
  3. Muhammad Suhail Rizwan, Zeeshan Mahmood, Rehana Kouser, 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
  4. Zeeshan Mahmood, Rehana Kouser, Syed Shafqat Abbas, Irum Saba "The Effect of Hueristics, Prospect and Herding Factors on Investment Performance", Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences (PJSS), Jun 01, 2016, Multan, Pakistan