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Founded by noted academician in business studies, Dr. Mahfooz Ali former Pro Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi & Professor at IBA Karachi, College of Banking & Finance (CBF) is dedicated to human capital development and the promotion of business studies in Pakistan. He was aided by his close associates Dr. Ismail Saad, Ex Vice Chancellor of Hamdard University & former Registrar of University of Karachi; M.M. Malik,Ex Chief Executive and Secretary of the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan, Karachi; and, Muhammad Aslam,Fellow of Economic Development Institute World Bank and Founding Director-SEVP of Development.

Banking Institute-NDFC, Karachi. CBF was provided a strong foundation by its founding members and from the beginning concentrated on career-focused programs that improve strategic, analytical and decision-making skills enabling its students to further their professional goals both today and in the future. A business degree (BS/BBA and B.Com) from CBF, affiliated with University of Karachi (KU), provides you with the ability to apply theoretical concepts with real-world business situations for your career growth. This pragmatic approach to problem solving, a wealth of strategic focus, leadership and innovation are the key reasons for the success of CBF-KU graduates as they embark upon their professional careers.

We take great pride in having produced several hundred graduates over the past ten years while engaging each one through our highly educated and qualified faculty having experience with top international companies in Pakistan and North America. As a part of the Karachi University network of affiliated colleges we offer the (BS/BBA and B.Com) programs.University of Karachi is rated as one of the top universities in Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). *University of Karachi ranked as one of the top 800 universities in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British ranking agency. It is one of the only six Pakistani Universities rated internationally.**

Our Philosophy

Grounded in the tradition of its founder, scholarship and service, CBF is dedicated to educating values-based business leaders. With our emphasis of teaching business ethics, our practical orientation, interactive learning and location in a premier city of commerce enabling visits/workshops/seminars at business enterprises, our business programs prepare individuals to add value to their organizations and serve the needs of our society.

But its how and why we do what we do that truly makes us uniquely Student Focused:

What we call personalism, you’ll experience as teachers with open-door policies who really care if you learn. It is our top priority to make sure that you gain the skills and knowledge you need. We believe that close faculty/student learning relationships are critical to your success; that’s why we keep class sizes small. You’ll find the same personal attention in our student services, such as career guidance.

Committed to your success

We are a teaching institution that puts your growth and achievements first. We provide the practical information, hands-on-experiences and diverse perspectives to help you mature as a complete person. Our respected academics, real-world knowledge and flexible programming enable you to take the next step in your career.


Our practical approach to education is not only reflected in a relevant, current and innovative curriculum, but also in how we allow you to learn. Choose from our wide range of programs and course times. Based on an open door policy you can access your professor and other staff members conveniently and have open discussions regarding your academic issues.

*Source: QS World University Ranking of Top Universities.

** Source: HEC 5th Ranking of Pakistani Higher Education Institutes 2015. Announced February 23, 2016.