Faculty Profile

Dr. Irum Saba

Assistant Professor CEIF

  • 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

  • EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAM
  • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  • INTRO. TO BUSINESS FINANCE
  • ISLAMIC BANKING
  • ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE
  • ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE
  • MS ISLAMIC FINANCE THESIS
  • REGULATION OF FINANCIAL MARKET
  • RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Dr. Irum Saba "Impact of Political Connections and Shariah compliance on firms’ profitability a case study of Malaysia", Global Forum on Islamic Finance: Value Creation and Impact: Proceedings, , Lahore, Pakistan
  • 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
  • Dr. Irum Saba "Islamic Financial Literacy: Case Study of Pakistan", Global Forum on Islamic Finance (GFIF), Islamic Finance - Technology and Development, Mar 13, 2019, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Dr. Irum Saba "Corporate Governance and Bank Capitalization Strategies: A Case of Conventional and Islamic Banks in Pakistan", 4th Global Forum on Islamic Economics, Finance and Banking (IEFB), University of Management and Technology (UMT),Lahore, Pakistan, Feb 27, 2019, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sumaira Ghafoor, Dr. Irum Saba, Rehana Kousar "Sukuk Issuance in Malaysia: Lessons for Pakistan", Journal of Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, Dec 31, 2018, Multan, Pakistan
  • Dr. Irum Saba "Contemporary Financial System and Real Economy", in: Abojeib, M; Haneef, M. S. M.; & Mohammad, M. O. (eds) "Islamic Economics:Principles and Analysis", Dec 24, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Dr. Irum Saba "FinTech and Islamic Finance-Challenges and Opportunities", 4th Islamic Finance Conference (IFC 2018) on Blockchain, Smart Contract and Islamic Financing, Dec 05, 2018, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Irum Saba "Comparative Shari’ah Governance Framework in Selected Muslim Countries", Al-Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), Dec 01, 2018, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Ayub, Omar Mustafa Ansari, Dr. Irum Saba, Farhan Noor, Syed Siddiq Ahmed "Sub-Editor and Secretary", JOIFA, Journal of Islamic Finance Accountancy by AAOIFIAccounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) Bahrain, Nov 20, 2018, Bahrain, Bahrain
  • Dr. Irum Saba "Shariah Governance Framework Models in Muslim Countries", 1st International Insurance Banking and Finance Conference themed "Political Economy Approach to Participatory Financing"., Oct 08, 2018, Ankara, Turkey
  • Sakina Narmeen, Dr. Irum Saba, Rehana Kouser, Haris Khuram "Why Banks Need Adequate Capital Adequacy Ratio? A Study of Lending & Deposit Behaviors of Banking Sector of Pakistan", Journal of Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, Jun 30, 2018, Multan, Pakistan
  • Maria Shams, Saadia Irshad, Azka Qureshi, Dr. Irum Saba, Sadia Ishaqu "Predicting Bankruptcy Using Z-Score and Z Double Prime (Z”): A Study of Pakistan Stock Exchange", Journal of Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, Jun 30, 2018, Multan, Pakistan
  • Hafsa Hassan, Dr. Irum Saba "The Islamic Inheritance Laws and their Applications in Islamic Finance", 3rd Islamic Finance, Banking and Business Ethics Conference (IFBBE), LUMS, May 03, 2018, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Dr. Buerhan Saiti, Dr. Irum Saba, Muhibullah Afghan "Financing Agricultural Sector through A Salam-based Crowdfunding Model: A Proposal", World Islamic Finance Forum: Expanding the Footprint of Islamic Finance: Innovation, Fintech and Regulation, Mar 19, 2018, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Prof. Dr. Rehana Kouser, Dr. Irum Saba, Dr. Zeeshan, Ulfat Abbas "The Impact of Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) Regulations of Basel-III on Financial Profitability and Stability: A Case of Islamic Banks", World Islamic Finance Forum: Expanding the Footprint of Islamic Finance: Innovation, Fintech and Regulation, Mar 19, 2018, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Irum Saba "Listed Firms, Political Connections and Shari’ah Compliance: Lessons from Malaysia", 3rd Global Forum on Islamic Economics, Finance and Banking (IEFB), 2018 Theme, "A Journey towards the Development of Islamic Economics & Finance’’, Feb 20, 2018, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Dr. Irum Saba "Internationalization of Business Schools – Case Study of Pakistan", 5th Dean and Directors Conference, HEC, NBEAC, Feb 05, 2018, Karachi, Pakistan
  • 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
  • Muhammad Ayub, Omar Mustafa Ansari, Dr. Irum Saba, Farhan Noor "Sub Editor & Secretory", Journal of Islamic Finance Accountancy (JOIFA) by AAOIFI, Oct 09, 2017
  • Dr. Irum Saba "CPEC and Islamic Finance: Growth, Opportunities and Challenges", Global Islamic Finance Country Report 2017, Sep 09, 2017, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Irum Saba, Hafiz Muhammad Waqas, Rehana Kauser "Impact of Basel III framework on financial distress: A case study of Pakistan", Journal of Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, Jun 30, 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dr. Irum Saba "Shariah Governance Framework for Islamic Banking Institutions", 5th Global Forum on Islamic Finance, Mar 21, 2017, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dr. Irum Saba, Mohamed Ariff Abdul Kareem, Mohamed Eskandar Shah Mohd Rasid "Impact of Political Connections and Shariah Compliance on Firms Profitability-A Case Study of Malaysia", COMSATS Journal of Islamic Finance, Apr 30, 2016, Lahore, Pakistan